PERSONAL FAVORITE TOP 25 ALBUMS!
After all this time. Who'da thunk? A while back, I posted a list, over at the LiveJournal Show, of my 55 favorite albums. After having seen a few other lists, which were a lot shorter and had comments after each selections, I decided I should winnow my list down a bit and post it this time on the main page, the one that's in your eyes right this very second. SO, after much deliberation, here it is. In alphabetical order. I deliberately avoided naming an artist twice, although I may have fudged a bit here and there in the honorable mentions list.
1. The Beach Boys-Pet Sounds (1966)
2. The Beatles-Hey Jude aka The Beatles Again (1970)
3. David Bowie-Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980)
4. Kate Bush-The Dreaming (1982)
5. Lloyd Cole-Don't Get Weird On Me Babe (1991)
6. Donovan-Cosmic Wheels (1973)
7. The Flaming Lips-The Soft Bulletin (1999)
8. Jellyfish-Spilt Milk (1993)
9. Jethro Tull-A Passion Play (1973)
10. The Kinks-The Great Lost Kinks Album (1973)
11. Van Morrison-Veedon Fleece (1974)
12. Mott The Hoople-The Hoople (1974)
13. Parliament- Mothership Connection (1976)
14. Pentangle-Solomon's Seal (1972)
15. Alan Price-Between Today and Yesterday (1974)
16. Prince-Sign 'O' The Times (1987)
17. The Replacements-Tim (1985)
18. The Rolling Stones-Exile on Main Street (1971)
19. Roxy Music-Stranded (1973)
20. Sly and the Family Stone's Greatest Hits (1970)
21. Traffic-When The Eagle Flies (1974)
22. T.Rex-The Slider (1972)
24. XTC-SkyLarking (1986)
25. Neil Young-On The Beach (1974)
Yes, I know there's a lot of boring old fart music here. I was gonna post capsule comments after each selection, but it's late, I'm tired, and Blogger has been a bitch today. Maybe I'll add 'em later.
HONORABLE MENTION: Todd Rundgren-A Wizard, A True Star (1973);
Los Lobos-Colossal Head (1996); Tony Ashton and Jon Lord-First of the
Big Bands (1974); Mary Hopkin-Earth Song/Ocean Song (1971); BeBop Deluxe-Sunburst Finish (1976); Rod Stewart-Every Picture Tells A Story (1971); Ron Sexsmith-Other Songs (1997); Bonnie Raitt-Home Plate (1975); Harry Nilsson-Son of Schmilsson (1972); The Sensational Alex Harvey Band- The Impossible Dream (1974); The Time-What Time is It? (1982); Frank Zappa-Apostrophe (1974); King Crimson-Lizard (1971); The Blue Oyster Cult-Secret Treaties (1974); Santana-Caravanserai (1972); Sparks-Kimono My House (1973); The Ramones-Rocket To Russia (1977); Alice Cooper-School's Out (1972); Rory Gallagher-Against The Grain (1975); Cat Stevens-Buddha and the Chocolate Box (1974); Ringo Starr-Ringo (1973); John Lennon-Walls and Bridges (1974); George Harrison-Dark Horse (1974); The Waterboys-Dream Harder (1993); Led Zeppelin-Houses of the Holy (1973); Robyn Hitchcock-Element of Light (1986); R.E.M.-Life's Rich Pageant (1986); Maria Muldaur-Sweet Harmony (1976); Elton John-Madman Across the Water (1971); Roy Wood-Boulders (1972); Wendy Waldman-The Main Refrain (1976); Paul McCartney-McCartney (1970); Steve Hillage-L (1976); The Who-Quadrophenia (1973); Phil Manzanera-Diamond Head (1975); Nick Drake- Bryter Layter (1970); Matthew Sweet-Girlfriend (1990); Flo & Eddie- "Flo & Eddie" (1973); Ian Hunter- "Ian Hunter" (1975); James Taylor-Flag (1979); Anthony Phillips-The Geese and the Ghost (1977); Captain Beefheart-Clear Spot (1972); Fleetwood Mac-Tusk (1979); Eno-Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy (1974); U2-Achtung Baby (1989); Pete Townsend/Ronnie Lane-Rough Mix (1977); Black Sabbath-Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1974); Trip Shakespeare-Lulu (1991); The Doobie Brothers-Stampede; Steeleye Span-Commoner's Crown (1975). I'll probably add more as they occur to me...
Please feel free to comment below, I'd be happy to answer any questions about these selections!