10 Best
10.10.2011, Words by Charlie Jones

Best Arista and Jive albums

Over the weekend, Jive and Arista – two labels whose history stretches back to the 70s – were closed by their parent company RCA. Artists currently signed to the labels will now release through RCA, but to look back at these lynchpins of the industry, here are 17 great albums carrying either the Jive or Arista logo.

  1. ’76:14’ Global Communication
  2. ’93 Till Infinity’ Souls Of Mischief
  3. ‘Aaliyah’ Aaliyah
  4. ATLiens’ Outkast
  5. ‘BlaQKout’ DJ Quik & Kurupt
  6. ‘Blackout’ Britney Spears
  7. ‘Goodies’ Ciara
  8. ‘Hell Hath No Fury’ Clipse
  9. ‘Horses’ Patti Smith
  10. ‘In A Major Way’ E-40
  11. ‘Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space’ Spiritualized
  12. ‘Lord Willing’ Clipse
  13. ‘Ready To Die’ Notorious BIG
  14. ‘The Infamous’ Mobb Deep
  15. ‘The Low End Theory’ A Tribe Called Quest
  16. ‘The White Room’ The KLF
  17. ‘Wave’ Patti Smith Group
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