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Sunday, November 19, 2006

The All-TIME 100 Albums

Here's the list. Here's what I have:

Elvis: 30 No. 1 Hits-Elvis Presley-BMG/Elvis, 2002. Isn't it a bit of a cheat that there are so many compilation albums from an earlier era in this decade?
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road-Lucinda Williams-Universal, 1998. Like a lot.
OK Computer-Radiohead-Capitol, 1997. Don't listen to a lot.
Time Out of Mind-Bob Dylan*-Sony, 1997
(What's the Story) Morning Glory-Oasis-Sony, 1995
Achtung Baby-U2*-Island, 1991
Nevermind-Nirvana*- DGC Records, 1991
Out of Time-R.E.M.*-Warner Brothers, 1991
Phil Spector, Back to Mono (1958 - 1969)-Various Artists-Abkco, 1991
Ropin' The Wind-Garth Brooks*-Capitol, 1991
Document R.E.M.*-I.R.S. Records, 1987
Sign O' The Times-Prince*-Paisley Park, 1987
The Joshua Tree-U2*- Island, 1987
Graceland-Paul Simon*-Warner Brothers, 1986 On LP and CD
Legend- Bob Marley and the Wailers-Island/Tuff Gong, 1984
Purple Rain-Prince*-Warner Brothers, 1984 On LP and CD
Stop Making Sense-Talking Heads*-Warner Brothers/Wea, 1984 On LP, and fairly recently. I saw the Talking Heads on this tour, at Saratoga. GREAT concert.
The Great Twenty-Eight-Chuck Berry MCA, 1982 On LP
Thriller-Michael Jackson Sony, 1982 On LP
London Calling-The Clash*-Sony, 1979 On LP and Japanese import CD
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols-The Sex Pistols-Warner Brothers/Wea, 1977 On LP, but not listened to much.
Rumours-Fleetwood Mac*-Warner Brothers, 1977 On LP. Not a favorite album of some folks I like.
Hotel California-The Eagles-Elektra/Wea, 1976 On LP and CD
Songs in the Key of Life-Stevie Wonder*-Motown, 1976 On LP and CD
Born to Run-Bruce Springsteen*-Sony, 1975 On LP and CD
Horses-Patti Smith-Arista, 1975 On LP
Call Me-Al Green-The Right Stuff, 1973
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road-Elton John-MCA, 1973 On LP
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust-David Bowie*-RCA, 1972 On LP and CD
Exile on Main Street-The Rolling Stones*-Virgin, 1972 Would have made a great single album.
Talking Book-Stevie Wonder*-UMG Recordings, 1972 On LP and CD
The Harder They Come-Jimmy Cliff and Various Artists-Island, 1972 On LP and CD
Blue-Joni Mitchell*-Warner Brothers/Wea, 1971 On LP and CD

Hunky Dory-David Bowie*-RCA, 1971 On LP, won from my college radio station.
Led Zeppelin IV (a.k.a. Zoso)-Led Zeppelin*-Wea International, 1971 On LP

Sticky Fingers-The Rolling Stones*-Virgin, 1971 On LP and CD
Tapestry-Carole King-Ode/A&M, 1971 On LP and CD. I bought the Sticky Fingers and Tapestry LPs on the same day in 1971 or 1972.
What's Going On-Marvin Gaye*-Motown, 1971 On LP and CD
Who's Next-The Who*-Mobile Fidelity, 1971 On LP and CD
After the Gold Rush-Neil Young*-Reprise, 1970 On LP, though I now have a digital copy
Bridge Over Troubled Water-Simon and Garfunkel*-Columbia, 1970 On LP, though most of the songs appear on the S&G CD box set, which I have.
Plastic Ono Band-John Lennon*-Apple/EMI, 1970 On LP and CD
Moondance-Van Morrison-Warner Brothers/Wea, 1970
Abbey Road-The Beatles*-Capitol, 1969 On LP and CD
Bitches Brew-Miles Davis-Sony, 1969 On LP
Stand! Sly & the Family Stone Epic, 1969 On LP
The Band-The Band*-Capitol, 1969 On LP and CD
Astral Weeks-Van Morrison-Warner Brothers/Wea, 1968
At Folsom Prison-Johnny Cash-Sony, 1968 Bought in the 1990s after rediscovering JRC.
The Beatles ("The White Album")-The Beatles*-Capitol, 1968 On LP and CD
Are You Experienced-The Jimi Hendrix Experience-Experience Hendrix, 1967 On LP
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band-The Beatles*-Capitol, 1967 ON LP and CD
Blonde on Blonde-Bob Dylan*-Columbia, 1966
Pet Sounds-The Beach Boys*-DCC, 1966 On LP and CD
Revolver-The Beatles*-Capitol, 1966 On LP and CD
Highway 61 Revisited-Bob Dylan*-Columbia, 1965 Purchased in this century.
Rubber Soul The Beatles*-Capitol, 1965 On LP and CD
Kind of Blue-Miles Davis-Sony, 1959

That's 58 out of 100. Some of the artists on the TIME list (Aretha, Robert Johnson, Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra), I have a box set of their music but not the specific discs mentioned. The ONLY thing on my "must get" list is:
Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Ray Charles ABC/Paramount, 1962
The * means I have so many of this artist percentagewise, in relation to their total output, that it's a bit of a cheat to count. Given the number of LP/CD designations I have, I shan't worry as much about certain, let's say, technological innovations.
This is what Tosy has from the list.


Anonymous said...

I've got 30 from the list:
Elvis 30 No. 1 Hits, Radiohead Kid A, PJ Harvey Stories From The City..., Lucinda Williams Car Wheels, Radiohead OK Computer, Dylan Time Out of Mind, Pavement Slanted & Enchanted, Nirvana Nevermind, R.E.M. Out of Time, Beatie Boys Paul's Boutique, R.E.M. Document, U2 The Joshua Tree, Paul Simon Graceland, Bob Marley Legend, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Bowie Ziggy Stardust, Bowie Hunky Dory, Led Zeppelin IV, Stones Sticky Fingers, Lennon Plastic Ono Band, Beatles Abbey Road, White Album, Sgt. Pepper's, Revolver, Rubber Soul; Velvet Underground, Dylan Blonde on Blonde, Highway 61, Beach Boys Pet Sounds. Whew! And a fair amount of other ones I've either owned at one time or have greatest hits cds covering a lot of it.

Anonymous said...

but the big thing is, roger, roger, roger, he KNOWS ALL THE WORDS TO THESE SONGS! no one can be like roger, Knowing all the words to these songs! he actually needs to be on American Idol, right roger? "I can see it my way" I can work it out, I can work it out! that is roger's attitude, always upbeat and positive!