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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

An Alternate List


12-3-08 An Alternate List


An ‘alternate 75’ from the “Top 100” from Record Collector Magazine (Japan, 2007)


1. THE BEATLES – Abbey Road (with 13,145 votes)

2. THE BEATLES – s/t (aka The Double White Album)

3. KING CRIMSON – In The Court of The Crimson King

4. JOHN LENNON – Plastic Ono Band

5. DEREK & THE DOMINOES – Layla

6. THE BEACH BOYS – Pet Sounds

7. ALLMAN BROTHERS – At Fillmore East

8. THE ROLLING STONES – Let It Bleed

9. THE BEATLES – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

10. PINK FLOYD – Dark Side Of The Moon

11. THE BEATLES – Revolver

12. THE BAND – Music from Big Pink

13. NEIL YOUNG – After The Goldrush

14. THE BEATLES – Rubber Soul

15. THE ROLLING STONES – Exile On Main Street

16. BOB DYLAN – Highway 61 Revisited

17. CAROLE KING – Tapestry

18. LED ZEPPELIN – II

19. THE EAGLES – Hotel California

20. GEORGE HARRISON – All Things Must Pass

21. THE ROLLING STONES – Beggar’s Banquet

22. DAVID BOWIE – Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars

23. THE BAND – s/t (2nd album)

24. THE ROLLING STONES – Sticky Fingers

25. THE WHO – Who’s Next

26. CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG – Déjà vu

27. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Born To Run

28. LED ZEPPELIN – s/t (1st album)

29. LED ZEPPELIN – IV

30. THE DOORS – s/t (1st album)

31. STEELY DAN – Aja

32. YES – Close To The Edge

33. BOB DYLAN – Blonde on Blonde

34. THE BAND – Northern Lights, Southern Cross

35. NEIL YOUNG – Harvest

36. THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO – s/t

37. THE CLASH – London Calling

38. THE POLICE – Synchronicity

39. JACKSON BROWNE – Late For The Sky

40. QUEEN – A Night At The Opera

41. LITTLE FEAT – Dixie Chicken

42. SEX PISTOLS – Never Mind The Bollocks

43. THE BEATLES – A Hard Day’s Night

44. THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – Electric ladyland

45. U2 – The Joshua Tree

46. JOHN LENNON – Imagine

47. ROXY MUSIC – Avalon

48. LED ZEPPELIN – Physical Graffitti

49. LED ZEPPELIN – Presence

50. CREAM – Wheels Of Fire

51. BOB DYLAN – Blood On The Tracks

52. THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – Are You Experienced?

53. KING CRIMSON – Red

54. DEEP PURPLE – Live In Japan

55. PINK FLOYD – Wish You Were Here

56. FLEETWOOD MAC – Rumours

57. PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS – Band On The Run

58. TELEVISION – Marquee Moon

59. VAN MORRISON – Moondance

60. JEFF BECK – Blow By Blow

61. TALKING HEADS – Remain In Light

62. JANIS JOPLIN – Pearl

63. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – The River

64. SANTANA – Abraxis

65. ERIC ANDERSON – Blue River

66. BOB DYLAN – Desire

67. SANTANA – Caravanserai

68. PAUL & LINDA McCARTNEY – Ram

69. JEFF BECK – Wired

70. KING CRIMSON – Larks’ Tongues In Aspic

71. RY COODER – Chicken Skin Music

72. TODD RUNDGREN – Something / Anything

73. DONALD FAGEN – The Nightfly

74. THE ZOMBIES – Odyssey & Oracle

75. FREE – Fire & Water (1,613 votes)


Eric Anderson? Santana’s “Caravanserai”? A Jackson Browne album? And plenty of repeats from the critics’ favorites list of yesterday. Three King Crimson albums? Still no Ventures… This must be the list tallying reader’s votes.


6 Comments:

Blogger Brian Ware said...

Pretty much more of the same except a few bones thrown to the prog guys with Yes and the additional King Crimson LPs (which are also my favorite mid-period titles). I'm really glad to see the often overlooked "Odyssey & Oracle" on both lists.

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Jim Donato said...

Ha-HA! Brian - you're obviously not with the new program! "Odyssey & Oracle" is the late 90's version of "Forever Changes!" It's now part of rock-crit canon and no longer "overlooked." And how overlooked can a record be with a monster hit like "Time of the Season" on it, anyhow? That's a song I've consistently heard for 30+ years.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Brian Ware said...

But do you ever hear anything else from it? "Time Of The Season" stands apart from the rest of the material which is superb. But yes, I'll admit I wasn't on board with it at the time.

And hey, I try to keep up with the new program! I just received my second unsolicited issue of Rolling Stone. Britney Spears is on the cover!! After a hard break-up, Kanye West has recorded his "Blood On The Tracks"! Maroon 5 is getting "gritty" with their remix album, Death Cab For Cutie's latest "flaunts emo-like precision", but most importantly, Coldplay's new EP sounds...gasp... "uninspired".

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Jim Donato said...

Brian:

Touché, my friend! It looks like I'm the one who's out of touch!

5:42 AM  
Blogger Ron Kane said...

We're all out of touch with whatever is "happening" - but - Brian has kids - so he has a vested interest in the future.

These lists amused me vastly. I should post their lists separated by decade - the 80's list would make you scream, Jim-san!

Salut!

7:05 AM  
Blogger Brian Ware said...

Please do Ron! Decade by decade lists would be great fun.
Yeah, having kids does put things in a different perspective, but as I've said before, the last 40 years is "what's new" to them, so they're just as happy with The Beatles, Duran Duran, or The Jonas Brothers (who to be honest aren't any worse than someone like Rick Springfield).

5:19 PM  

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