The Ideal Qobuz Collection comprises original, uncompiled albums that have made a considerable mark on music history or which qualify as essential recordings within each musical genre. By downloading these albums, or streaming them with your subscription, you begin a journey that will shine a light on some of the finest moments in recorded music.

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Rock - Released November 18, 2016 | Concord Records

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Rock - Released November 4, 2016 | Reprise

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Rock - Released November 4, 2016 | Reprise

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Rock - Released November 4, 2016 | Reprise

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Rock - Released November 4, 2016 | Reprise

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Rock - Released November 4, 2016 | Reprise

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Rock - Released November 4, 2016 | Reprise

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Punk / New Wave - Released September 9, 2016 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

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Punk / New Wave - Released September 9, 2016 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

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Rock - Released July 29, 2016 | RCA - Legacy

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Rock - Released December 4, 2015 | Legacy Recordings

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Pop - Released October 30, 2015 | Rhino - Maverick Records

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Punk / New Wave - Released October 30, 2015 | Beggars Banquet

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The Pleasure Principle was an important point of departure for Gary Numan, and a significant breakthrough moment in the context of his long and storied career. Released about six months after Replicas, it was an instant commercial success, quickly reaching the dizzy heights of number one in the UK Charts. On this record, his third solo effort (and first under his own name), Numan abandoned guitars completely, instead embracing a more synthetic style of production. The album heralded the purely electronic, distinctly robotic sound that this modern icon has become most famous for today. Numan employed a variety of Moog synthesizers to realise The Pleasure Principle, achieving his trademark sound largely by use of the distinctive ‘Vox Humana’ setting. Throw in a healthy dose of production trickery; including flanging, phasing, layers of reverb, and some solo violin, and you are the rest of the way there! Numan was influenced by the greatest pioneers of electronica - Kraftwerk’s epochal Autobahn ghosts the track ‘Cars’ (the very same synths were used!) – and, subsequently, he influenced a generation of new artists. Numan blazed a trail for Nine Inch Nails’s industrial rock, Afrika Bambaataa’s hip-hop explosion, and even early-2000s club bangers like Basement Jaxx’s immortal ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ A pleasure indeed.

Rock - Released October 30, 2015 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

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Punk / New Wave - Released October 16, 2015 | Beggars Banquet

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Behind all the Bowie-esque mimicry, the second and final album from Tubeway Army remains a true masterpiece of new wave electronica. Diving straight into the prose of Philip K. Dick, the Gary Numan helmed group scorched Replicas through with science fiction; the man-machine, androgyny, and other related themes all crop up frequently. Released in April 1979, the record was preceded by the hit single Are ‘Friends’ Electric? The track still offers a perfect, synthetic brand of pop; at the heart of which lies Numan’s clear sense of melody and streamlined choruses. Behind the impressive instrumentation, an arsenal of Moog and analogue synthesizers of all kinds, Tubeway Army recorded an album that well and truly marked the dawn of the 1980s. © CM/Qobuz