blonde on blonde

I went down to the demonstration to get my fair share of abuse, goin’ as much with the river as not:

DOK
Artist Album Year 2013
15 The Beatles Rubber Soul 1965 22
14 The Band The Band 1969 3
13 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975 14
12 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 1966 15
11 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed 1969 *
GvZ
Artist Album Year 2015
15 Radiohead Kid A 2000 26
14 The Beatles The Beatles (White Album) 1968 22
13 The Doors The Doors 1967 *
12 Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 1974 4
11 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed 1969 9
RKH
Artist Album Year 2015
15 Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde 1966 4
14 Van Morrison Veedon Fleece 1974 20
13 Radiohead In Rainbows 2007 11
12 Van Morrison Astral Weeks 1968 3
11 Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon 1973 14

The music professors are starting to come up with the real stuff now, as they the enter the top 20 of their all-time favorite albums lists. One of the big names that were missing till this point finally shows up, as Led Zeppelin’s epic double album Physical Graffiti debuts in GvZ’s list, while Led Zeppelin II appears among DOK’s favorites at #19. RKH expands his fascination for Van the Man with the entrance of Morrison’s third solo album, while rumours are spread that Astral Weeks might be a serious contender for the #1 spot.

DOK:

16. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu (1970)
17. Van Morrison – Astral Weeks (1968)
18. Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde (1966)
19. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II (1969)
20. Eagles – Hotel California (1976)

GvZ:

16. (17) Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother (1970)
17. (7)   Paul McCartney & Wings – Band on the Run (1973)
18. (*)   Pink Floyd – A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)
19. (*)   Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti (1975)
20. (12) Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)

RKH:

16. (*)   Van Morrison – Moondance (1970)
17. (9)   Paul McCartney & Wings – Band on the Run (1973)
18. (8)   The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969)
19. (18) Eagles – Hotel California (1976)
20. (26) DJ Shadow – Endtroducing… (1996)

Also two recurring albums this week, with Hotel California reaching the top 20 in both DOK’s and RKH’s list, while Band on the Run drops from the top ten twice to end up on #17 this year. Abbey Road is also degradated by RKH, as he considers this record to have only one side. Space rock, symphonic rock and progressive rock are all represented by one and the same band this week, with Pink Floyd reigning GvZ’s top twenty till this point. Overall the seventies still is the leading decade with 38% of all albums.

Another ten all-time classic albums today that deserve to be in your record collection. Between 35 and 31 we meet no one less than The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Radiohead for the first time. As the numbers become smaller, the names are growing…

RKH:

31. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
32. Pixies – Doolittle (1989)
33. Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde (1966)
34. Santana – Abraxas (1970)
35. Guided By Voices – Bee Thousand (1994)

GvZ:

31. The Band – Music from Big Pink (1968)
32. Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick (1972)
33. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River (1969)
34. Radiohead – OK Computer (1997)
35. Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat (1968)

One album from 1967 this time, none less than Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Of course this album is added to the poll as we’re still trying to find the best album of this year during the countdown to #1. Other classics that are ranked in the thirties are Dylan’s epic double album (one of the first in music history) Blonde on Blonde and the legendary prog classic Thick As A Brick from Jethro Tull. The nineties are represented by one of the best albums of that decade and Bee Thou two of the best albums of that decade.

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