Ben's Essential Album list
- Nina Simone - Lady Sings the Blues
- Patti Smith - Horses
- Ani DiFranco - Not a Pretty Girl
- Aretha Franklin - Soul '69
- Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
- Beyoncé - Beyoncé
- Joni Mitchell - Blue
- Babes in Toyland - Spanking Machine
- tUnE-yArDs - BiRd-BrAiNs
- Janis Joplin - Pearl
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