If you’ve never heard of John Peel, google him – he was the longest-serving DJ on the original BBC Radio 1. Throughout the course of his life, he collected thousands of singles, LP’s, EP’s etc. from a wide range of genres and it would take a single person YEARS to sift through all of it.
Thanks to The Space, Peel’s collection of records are now available online, staring with the A’s (I haven’t even gotten through 1/8 of it). Each week they will be rolling out the first 100 albums of a different letter in the library. Check it out, it’s pretty stellar: http://thespace.org/content/s000004u/albums/