Monday, March 24, 2014

The REAL 500 Best Albums Of All Time - Part 27 of 100

Here are five more LPs on Rolling Stones Top 500 Albums that I can agree with! More no-brainers!!I probably should have done all the records by one artist on the list together, but then, planning is not my strong suit! The 1965 Dylan album called "Highway 60 Revisited" is almost perfect from beginning to end! Although "Blonde On Blonde" has a bunch of equally classic songs on it, I'm not including it on this list because there's no justification for the overly long "Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands!"

You gotta love this 1965 record from The Motor City Five, it was just about as raw as it could get up that point in time, so don't argue, just "Kick out the jams, motherfuckers!!"

I'm not the biggest Rod Stewart fan in the world, but this 1971 LP was, and still is, hypnotic! Sometimes all the planets just align prefectly! Rod Stewart - "Every Picture Tells A Story!"

I thought I had used all the Stones' records that made the list already, but this 1967 album of theirs called "Between The Buttons" can't be left behind, it just had too many great songs on it!

Again, I should have grouped all The Wailers' LPs together, but I didn't! Rolling Stone lists this record as Bob Marley and The Wailers, but at this point they were still known as simply The Wailers, and still included members Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh! Irie-Ites!!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The REAL 500 Best Albums Of All Time - Part 25 & 26 of 100

The deeper I get, the more difficult it is becoming!
The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East! (1971) Probably the best 'Live" album ever made!

Big Brother And The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968) Two words, Janis Joplin! What else do you need to know?

Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969) This is almost a perfect album!

Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967) The Airplane's second record is also almost perfect!

Santana (1969)  From 1967 to 1969 San Francisco ruled the musical world!

The Kinks - Something Else (1967) England wasn't doing so bad themselves! This record upon release was totally unique unto itself!

Having A Rave Up With The Yardbirds (1965) Just too good!

The Doors - Strange Days (1967) The Doors' second album was every bit as good as their first one, and maybe even better!

Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994) I could do without "Better Man" but the rest of this album is great from start to finish!

Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead (1970) I'm not the biggest Grateful Dead fan in the world, but this record is great! The Dead as "working class heroes!"  Fantastic concept!

Okay, so that's another ten albums that are on Rolling Stone's Top 500 that I can actually agree on! It's pretty much a no-brainer, they're all classics!