50 Albums you must hear before you buy a house 7.0 (7)

¡Feliz año nuevo!

GF
Artist Album Year 2017
10 Love Forever Changes 1967 5
9 Paul Simon Graceland 1986 39
8 Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited 1965 2
7 Van Morrison Veedon Fleece 1974 10
6 Leonard Cohen Songs of Leonard Cohen 1967 *
5 Radiohead In Rainbows 2007 4
4 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico 1967 7
3 Talking Heads Remain in Light 1980 9
2 Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks 1975 11
1 The Beatles Revolver 1966 1
GvZ
Artist Album Year 2017
10 Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited 1965 15
9 Radiohead In Rainbows 2007 16
8 The Doors The Doors 1967 6
7 Talking Heads Remain in Light 1980 9
6 Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow 1967 4
5 The Beatles Revolver 1966 2
4 Panda Bear Person Pitch 2007 3
3 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico 1967 1
2 The Beatles The Beatles (White Album) 1968 7
1 Radiohead OK Computer 1997 5
RKH
Artist Album Year 2016
10 Santana Abraxas 1970 20
9 Van Morrison Astral Weeks 1968 12
8 Talking Heads Remain in Light 1980 10
7 Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon 1973 11
6 Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited 1965 2
5 Beach Boys Pet Sounds 1966 27
4 Radiohead In Rainbows 2007 13
3 The Beatles Revolver 1966 4
2 Radiohead Kid A 2000 1
1 Marvin Gaye What’s Going On 1971 3

50 Albums you must hear before you buy a house 3.0 (5)

Let it snow, here we go: #10-6.

GVZ:

10. (4) Genesis – Selling England by the Pound (1973)
“Enchanting epitaph of British culture, that perished as a result of mulinational-led consumerism. If punk only had a little fantasy, I would maybe have liked it.”

9. (17) Paul McCartney & Wings – Band on the Run (1973)
“People making pictures with an iPad, people telling me there is no alternative, people with melons on their head: no other album better fuels my need to leave it all behind and settle on a desert island.”

8. (7) Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
“My desert island.”

7. (10) The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969)
“Three of the best all-time solo debuts for the price of one triumphal break-up. And ‘Octopus’s Garden’ always turns a smile on my face.”

6. (3) Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
“Abbey Road just knows what I need, but Pillow knows what I want.”

RKH:

10. (10) The Band – The Band (1969)
“The album solely responsible for my undeniable urge to one day (someday, I swear I will) make an extended roadtrip through the South of the USA.”

9. (5) Paul Simon – Graceland (1986)
“Instantaneously likeable, yet keeps on giving. The only answer you’ll ever need to your first world problems? ‘Boom boom!’ “

8. (11) Radiohead – In Rainbows (2007)
“The sound of The Greatest Band Alive embracing their own past, present and future. “

7. (18) The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969)
That B-side contains the greatest 22 minutes and 13 seconds in rock history. Simple fact. The A-side’s not too shabby either.”

6. (3) Genesis – Selling England by the Pound (1973)
“Scientific evidence that imagination is still humankind’s most worthwhile characteristic. Take my hand Peter and lead me to your beautiful and slightly frightening world.”

GF:

10. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (1966)
“Een ochtendalbum en dan bedoel ik elke ochtend al vijf jaar lang.”

9. Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge over Troubled Water (1970)
“Van samenzang gesproken, mijn stem is geen meerwaarde maar bij ‘Cecilia’ kan ik me niet inhouden.”

8. Songs: Ohia – The Magnolia Electric Co. (2003)
“Een album voor een zondagmiddag, voor een herfstdag of een valavond.”

7. Arcade Fire – Funeral (2004)
“Als dit een top van nummers was, stond ‘Neighbourhood’ bovenaan, maar ik hoef het niet op replay te zetten, dit album kan ik gewoon genietend blijven draaien.”

6. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)
“Er zijn veel bebaarde zangers die met een gitaar wat samen zingen, stop ermee en luister naar Fleet Foxes.

50 Albums you must hear before you buy a house 2.0 (8): 15-11

Hohoho, no worries if you’re still looking for some christmas presents for those who are about to buy a house, as albumblog’s three music professors have selected another fine assortment of all-time favorite records. Time for those albums that just miss out on a top ten spot, with of course some big names in rock music’s history:

DOK:

11. The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969)
12. The Band – Music from Big Pink (1968)
13. Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
14. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (1966)

GvZ:

11. (14) Brian Wilson – SMiLE (2004)
12. (*)   Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971)
13. (5)   Moody Blues – In Search of the Lost Chord (1968)
14. (21) Radiohead – Kid A (2000)
15. (4)   The Band – The Band (1969)

RKH:

11. (22) Radiohead – In Rainbows (2007)
12. (5)   Guided By Voices – Alien Lanes (1995)
13. (14) Electric Light Orchestra – Out of the Blue (1977)
14. (23) Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà-Vu (1970)
15. (31) The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

Both Radiohead’s Kid A and In Rainbows gain some places in GvZ’s and RKH’s lists, while Sgt. Pepper’s and Aqualung enter the top 15 out of the blue (ha!). Some new albums may also be expected in the top 10 this year, as In Search of the Lost Chord, The Band and Alien Lanes have lost ground. Meanwhile DOK finally found his box with sixties records, presenting a splendid christmas quartet from 1966 to 1969. Wish You Were Here is the seventh time Pink Floyd comes around, making it the runner-up  if we have a look at the top bands, just behind Radiohead and The Beatles (8, solo albums not included). No doubt we’ll meet them again.