Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The REAL 500 Best Albums Of All Time - Part 43 of 100 - Substitutions!

I don't have a problem with a lot of the artists on Rolling Stone's Top 500 list, but sometimes I think they chose the wrong albums by certain people. Here are five albums that fall into that category!

I always thought "Smiley Smile" from 1967 was one of The Beach Boys more inspired efforts, so I chose it instead of the 1970 "Sunflower!"

For me, Blood, Sweat And Tears second album was far superior to their first one "Child Is Father To The Man!" Both records came out in 1968!

Inspiration and uniqueness are one thing, but for sheer listen-ability time after time, I much prefer Funkadelic's 1976 sloppy cosmic release called "Hardcore Jollies," as compared to "Maggot Brain" that came out in 1971!

The same thing is true for Miles Davis! There's no denying that "Bitches Brew" that was released in 1970 is one of the most unique records of all time, but for something to listen to over and over, I'll take the funky ass "Jack Johnson" soundtrack from 1971 any day!

Arguably all the records by The Meters should be on this list, but just to make space for other artists, I'm picking the super hot "Fire On The Bayou" from 1975 over their 1969 effort titled "Look-Ka Py Py!"

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The REAL 500 Best Albums Of All Time - Part 42 of 100 - 5 More Classics On Rolling Stone's List I Can Actually Agree With!

These five records are all undeniable classics in my book! Five records that you can listen to over and over again and not ever get tired of! 
From 1960, the beautiful Miles Davis album, "Sketches Of Spain!"

From 1965, The Byrds first album, "Mr. Tambourine Man!"

I always thought this was one of the strangest album covers! One of my favourite Bob Dylan records, from 1967, "John Wesley Harding!"

Almost all of Bob Marley's records are brilliant, but there are a couple that are extra exceptional like this 1973 release, "Catch A Fire!"

One of the funkiest records ever made, and what an album cover, from 1974, one of the best bands ever and all time, The Meters and "Rejuvenation!"