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When the sun beats down and I lie on the bench, I can always hear them talk; if I had ever been here before on another time around the wheel, I would probably know just how to deal with all of you:

DOK
Artist Album Year 2013
20 Genesis Selling England by the Pound 1973 7
19 The Beatles Abbey Road 1969 11
18 The Moody Blues In Search of the Lost Chord 1968 5
17 Talking Heads Remain in Light 1980 30
16 Cream Disraeli Gears 1967 23
GvZ
Artist Album Year 2015
20 The Kinks Face to Face 1966 24
19 Van Morrison Astral Weeks 1968 14
18 Genesis Selling England by the Pound 1973 6
17 Radiohead OK Computer 1997 23
16 The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers 1971 *
RKH
Artist Album Year 2015
20 Santana Abraxas 1970 31
19 Paul McCartney & Wings Band on the Run 1973 22
18 Crosby Stills Nash & Young Déjà Vu 1970 23
17 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico 1967 17
16 Genesis Selling England by the Pound 1973 10

Concluding the bottom half of our lists this week with a lot of undisputed classics. Of course there’s The Dark Side of the Moon, classic among classics, appearing in the lists of both DOK and GvZ after already having conquered a spot in RKH’s selection (#38). Moreover, GvZ finally put his sixties fetish aside, presenting his first eighties and nineties albums and a brand new entry by The Rolling Stones.

DOK:

26. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
27. Blind Faith – Blind Faith (1969)
28. Santana – Abraxas (1970)
29. John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band (1970)
30. Talking Heads – Remain in Light (1980)

GvZ:

26. (36)  Talking Heads – Remain in Light (1980)
27. (*)    Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (1971)
28. (20)  Pink Floyd –  The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
29. (39)  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu (1970)
30. (34)  Radiohead – OK Computer (1997)

RKH:

26. (39)  Panda Bear – Person Pitch (2007)
27. (19)  The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (1966)
28. (*)    Neil Young – After The Gold Rush (1970)
29. (*)    Cream – Disraeli Gears (1967)
30. (*)    Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975)

RKH also welcomes a bunch of new albums, including the first albums of Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen that come around this year. Thanks to a total of eight albums this week, the seventies are the leading decade with half the albums behind us now (23/75, equally distributed among the three professors).

Entering the top 40 in our lists this week, with another number of albums that can enlighten a dark winter evening. Here we go, with two recurring albums this time: Merriweather Post Pavillion and In the Aeroplane Over the Sea:

DOK:

36.  The Doors – The Doors (1967)
37.  Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion (2009)
38.  Traveling Wilburys – Vol.1 (1988)
39.  The White Stripes – Elephant (2003)
40.  Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)

GvZ:

36. (*)   Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
37. (*)   13th Floor Elevators – Easter Everywhere (1967)
38. (33) Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River (1969)
39. (*)   The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground (1969)
40. (25) Cream – Disraeli Gears (1967)

RKH:

36. (28) Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
37. (25) Cat Stevens – Tea for the Tillerman (1970)
38. (41) Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
39. (*)   JJ Cale – Naturally (1972)
40. (*)   The Kingsbury Manx – The Kingsbury Manx (2000)

DOK keeps digging in the 2000’s, with another three albums from that decade. This brings his personal rate at 8/15, making it also the most popular decade overall so far (15/45). The sixties are following in second place (12/45), mainly due to GvZ’s choices (9/15), who adds another five gems to that collection this week. Have a nice weekend.

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