Saturday, May 18, 2013

Live Update

Man. My last live album review was in November of 2009. I was just starting work in Reno, at my first job. Nearly four years later I've more than doubled my album collection, so far as live albums go, and present here, in no real order, my top 15. These are organized both on overall excellence, but also on diversity of venue and sound. Live performances, after all, range from the coffe house to the bar, the stadium to the concert hall.

Muddy Waters, Blues - At Newport 1960
BB King, Blues - Live at the Regal
Johnny Cash, Country - At Folsom Prison
Townes Van Zandt, Country - Live at the Old Quarter, Houston
Tim Buckley, Folk - Dream Letter: Live in London
Phil Ochs, Folk - There and Now: Live in Vancouver
Pete Seeger, Folk - We Shall Overcome
Keith Jarrett, Jazz - The Koln Concert
Benny Goodman, Jazz - The Legendary Carnegie Hall Concert of 1938
Bill Evans Trio, Jazz - Sunday at the Village Vanguard
James Brown, R&B - Live at the Apollo
James Booker, R&B - New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!
Allman Brothers, Rock - At Fillmore East
Various, Rock - Concert for Bangladesh
Nirvana, Rock - MTV Unplugged in New York

Happy listening.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


I used to be pious. There was a time, once, when friends earnestly assumed I’d be frocked, and pastoral in calling.

Raised Episcopal Protestant, I was confirmed by the Bishop of California when I was 12 or 13. So ended eighth grade, and I went to high school with the same convictions. My mom, while I was off at boarding school, would periodically inquire if I was going to church. I wasn’t.

Loss of faith is an interesting experience. I was raised to have faith in God, my mom and dad were both Sunday school teachers, and it just wasn’t questioned. I went to a private school where we had chapel services three times a week. Not all of my classmates were Christian, but all were religious.

(Incidentally, we weren’t wealthy. My mom worked her butt off for thirteen years taking on two jobs to put my sister and me through private schools. Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and I doubt I’ll ever be able to repay the hard work she put in making sure we grew up right. I’ll still get her a card, though.)

By my senior year of high school, God was no longer the omnipresent deity who’d sheltered me throughout my life. But I think he was still there, in a remote ‘clock-maker’ kind of way. Perhaps I was agnostic, in the sense that there was a power I didn’t know, and wasn’t sure of.

Within four more years it was gone. I read widely in atheistic literature, took classes on things like the Philosophy of Religion. Debunked Pascal’s wager, and refuted logically and rationally all arguments trotted out to defend the host.

But these voices, the atheistic beacons in western history, are not that new. They go back hundreds of years. Yet religion persists. Recently I was reading up on, and the works of, Robert Ingersoll, famous in America from 1875-99 as The Great Agnostic. He is now generally forgotten. David Hume and Arthur Schopenhauer don’t often find readership in America these days, and Freud’s ‘The Future of an Illusion’ is not what first comes to mind at his name’s mention.

Why this is I don’t yet know. Ingersoll was a freethinker, a proto-Progressive, whose other luminaries have outshone him. Schopenhauer and Hume are seen as too philosophical for the mainstream. Freud’s name is tainted by his inaccuracies, despite those observations which shed truth. Other famous works are narrower in scope. Bertrand Russell wrote a succinct and brilliant essay, ‘Why I Am Not a Christian’ that applies specific arguments against that creed. But America has the highest proportion of fundamentalists in the developed world. Steadily for the past two generations the number is about a third who thinks the Bible is the literal word of God. Coincide with the religious right? Yeah, but this is a politics-free post.

Was my loss of faith a good thing? As a rational, logical person who accepts scientific fact and has the certainty and comfort of truth that is verifiable, am I better off? The loss of faith is at times uncomfortable, because humans seek the ineffable. We seek magic, the supernatural, the divine, the inspirational that which is beyond ourselves. Spinning around a sun that is flying as a comet through space towards a galactic black hole is not comforting. Absurdity, which the existentialists arrived at, is disquieting. To feel the need for purpose but not have one – such is the feeling of loss of faith.

But can I say I’ve truly lost it? I agree with Paul Tillich’s definition of faith. Tillich was an existentialist, but also a Protestant theologian. He argues that most people have faith in a supreme being, but that you can have faith in anything that holds up to questioning and scrutiny. It is what you fall back on when everything else has failed you. Something beyond yourself that resides unchallengeable. You could, theoretically then, have faith in atheism itself, if that’s what you fall back on.

Mine is not faith in atheism. For a long time it was faith in humanism. I wanted to keep steady my ideals that humans could fix their own problems, that there was some self-salvageable quality to our being. But there are some very solid arguments against such a stance. It’s a new crisis of faith, going on for three years now. It’s led to some serious existential crises over those years. Yet I’m loath to revoke my faith in humanity. Giving up on humanity is harder than giving up the invisible man in the sky.

High School Skills

Big ideas and plans come pretty easy to me. The really interesting ones I’ll kick around and modify for years. For example, designs for my dream house went from ensuring I had bay windows, to roller coasters, to cages for tawny frogmouths.

One idea I’ve been working on for a few years was what classes every student should come out of high school with. If I designed a four-year curricula for a school, what would be covered, what skills learned?

So here’s the breakdown, with explanations for why these classes are included:

There are seven period a day, fifty minutes each with a fifty-minute lunch break. If class begins at 8, we’d be out before 3.

Freshman year:

Visual Art. Options: Photography, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, or Sculpture. If we value art as a society we must expose our children to it. And really, it’s not difficult to get most kids excited about art. It’s a natural human creative output, and should be fostered through these years for their development.

Feminism and Gender Studies. As we move forward in society we need to address this early on, not only as something you can optionally take in college. This class is best suited for Freshmen, to get it out of the way and not create a school-wide stigma of taking it ‘when older’. If we teach biology to Freshmen, they can handle this.

Health, Anatomy and Physiology. Now a standard science credit, it pairs nicely with the above, which will be dealing with the differences between sex, gender, and orientation. Health is often a state requisite, and needed for the current generation. By starting with the body you set a groundwork for Biology as well.

Physical Education. Should be a mix of sport and fitness-based activity. Will be required for three of four years.

Poetry and Creative Writing. A year-long English class, that covers these forms, allowing for novels and drama to be covered in classes later. An introductory class, that helps students with writing foundations and literary analysis that they’ll take with them into upper-level courses.

Performing art. Options: Music – vocal, Music – instrumental, Dance, Theater. Like visual art, it doesn’t take much to get kids interested in performing arts. The majority are tuned in to music, love to dance, or identify as actors early on. To foster this appreciation leads to personal and societal benefits.

Multiculturalism. A history-credit survey course of major world cultures, designed to inculcate tolerance for a globalized generation. Would also take some burden off of world history their Sophomore years, as they’d have basic familiarity with these cultures and their differing values. It would include contemporary culture of: India, China, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and more.

Sophomore year:

World Civilizations/World Literature. A combined, two-period long, English and history set of credits. World history would be taught in standard chronology, while English matched it with world literature.

Physical Education. Should be a mix of sport and fitness-based activity. Will be required for three of four years.

Algebra. A basic understanding of algebraic equations and problem-solving. This fosters certain mental abilities and skills that are necessary for advanced neural development, and lays a groundwork for higher mathematics.

Environmental Science. A full year of learning about ecosystems, man’s role in the world, and what needs to be done for the future. Basic biology will be covered in this course as it applies to the subject matter.

Oratory and Rhetoric. To ensure an ability to speak, be understood and create meaningful confidence in front of peers or strangers. To learn how to identify certain types of rhetoric and arguments, and how not to be convinced by the last thing you heard.

Visual Art. Options: Photography, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, or Sculpture. If we value art as a society we must expose our children to it. And really, it’s not difficult to get most kids excited about art. It’s a natural human creative output, and should be fostered through these years for their development.

Junior year:

Physical Education. Should be a mix of sport and fitness-based activity. Will be required for three of four years.

Philosophical Ethics. A basic ethical study, encouraging students to inquire into their values and assumptions, and ask what should they do. Reaching from theology to atheism, communism to anarchy.

Psychology. A basic understanding of the human mind, how it’s thought patterns differ in groups, and how it develops. Two of the best classes I ever had were Social Psychology and Developmental Psychology. Wouldn’t it be nice if bystander effect became unusual, due to education?

American Literature. A basic survey of American literary achievements so the next generation is culturally literate.

American History. A basic survey of American historical achievements so the next generation is culturally literate.

Chemistry. No idea. Usually required.

Geometry. Teaches certain mental processing skills that lay a foundation for senior-year logic. Better for Juniors than Sophomores, who often regard it as the worst class they have to take, maths-wise.

Senior year:

Logic. A study of formal rules and arguments. After not getting trapped by rhetoric, this allows you to not get trapped by faulty reasoning, or be the spewer thereof .

Politics and Civics. Often a required course, civics lets people not be ignorant about how a democratic republic works and informs them of the role of governments, themselves as voters, the legal system, etc.

Physics. The most math-heavy science, by this age they could actually learn the real stuff, the non-Newtonian Relativity and Quantum Physics, in a basic way. It can inculcate a fascination with the universe. Some astronomy should also probably be thrown in.

Economics. That they may learn how money works, how markets operate, why bubbles must burst, how to budget for a home, and so forth.

Statistical Literacy. Numbers lie all the time. Learning a little something about stats and numbers will be really useful, that they may understand the Monty Hall problem, the likelihood of a lottery ticket paying off, and whether to hit on 16 in black jack.

Programming. Technological literacy mixed with vocational training for the computing field, could be more remedial for those with basic computer literacy issues. Would help with basic languages so students have some skills and basic IT abilities.

Performing art. Options: Music – vocal, Music – instrumental, Dance, Theater. Like visual art, it doesn’t take much to get kids interested in performing arts. The majority are tuned in to music, love to dance, or identify as actors early on. To foster this appreciation leads to personal and societal benefits.

Then at 3 you take a required after-school course. These would be one-semester in length, which could be replaced by a sport or dramatic production.

Cooking – learning about basic kitchen stuff, and being able to make more than ramen.
Recycling – committing to environmental sustainability, conscious of waste and output.
Maintenance – odd jobs around the campus, basic repairing and ownership of your space.
Gardening – where food comes from, emphasizing going local and organic food.
Carpentry – more advanced repair work, woodshop  skills and skill-building.
Community Outreach – keeping a positive presence for the school in the neighborhood.
Preschool – work with young children, basic parenting skills for infants, providing for the community.
Yearbook – working on a long-term project, creating an object that lasts.

These would meet twice a week, and the other two would have optional study halls, community meetings or other after-school activities (dances, etc). Friday afternoons would be off.

Homework should be no more than an hour a night, total. The school year should be the first week of September through June, with a winter break, and a spring break, each two weeks long, and a Thanksgiving long weekend. Other holidays may not be observed.

So that’s a rough sketch. Would you have wanted to go there?

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Fifties, Forties and Thirties Redux

The last of the set. Hope it was enjoyable. It definitely beat reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

1. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis (1959).
2. Clifford Brown and Max Roach, Clifford Brown and Max Roach (1955).
3. Ellington at Newport, Duke Ellington (1956).
4. Three Ragas, Ravi Shankar (1956).
5. Somethin' Else, Cannonball Adderly (1958).
6. Dust Bowl Ballads, Woody Gutherie (1940).
7. Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section, Art Pepper (1957).
8. Lennie Tristano, Lennie Tristano (1956).
9. Mingus Ah Um, Charlie Mingus (1959).
10. Jazz in Silhouette, Sun Ra (1959).

11. Here's Little Richard!, Little Richard (1957).
12. The Shape of Jazz to Come, Ornette Coleman (1959).
13. Dance Mania, Tito Puente (1958).
14. Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Marty Robbins (1959).
15. Moanin', Art Blakey (1958).
16. A Night at the Village Vanguard, Sonny Rollins (1957).
17. In The Wee Small Hours, Frank Sinatra (1955).
18. Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues, Odetta (1956).
19. Blue Train, John Coltrane (1958).
20. Saxophone Colossus, Sonny Rollins (1956).
21. Jazz Party, Duke Ellington (1959).
22. Cool Struttin', Sonny Clark (1958).
23. Time Out, Dave Brubeck (1959).
24. The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert, Benny Goodman (r:1938).
25. After Midnight, Nat King Cole (1957).


26. The Genius of Ray Charles, Ray Charles (1959).
27. Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley (1956).
28. Open Fire, Two Guitars, Johnny Mathis (1959).
29. Ella and Louis Again, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (1957).
30. Brilliant Corners, Thelonious Monk (1957).
31. Ella and Louis, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (1956).
32. Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall, Thelonious Monk Quartet (r:1957).
33. Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, Frank Sinatra (1956).
34. Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Ella Fitzgerald (1956).

Sixties Redux

And now the Sixties. I have a lot of albums, I do...

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (1967).
2. Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys (1966).
3. Live at the Apollo, James Brown (1963).
4. Astral Weeks, Van Morisson (1968).
5. In a Silent Way, Miles Davis (1969).
6. Forever Changes, Love (1967).
7. A Love Supreme, John Coltrane (1964).
8. Odessey and Oracle, The Zombies (1968).
9. Surrealistic Pillow, Jefferson Airplane (1967).
10. Five Leaves Left, Nick Drake (1969).

11. Swiss Movement, Les McCann and Eddie Harris (1969).
12. Abbey Road, The Beatles (1969).
13. The Kinks Are the Village Green Presservation Society, The Kinks (1968).
14. The Velvet Underground and Nico, The Velvet Underground (1967).
15. The Doors, The Doors, (1967).
16. Happy Trails, Quicksilver Messenger Service (1969).
17. Trout Mask Replica, Captain Beefheart (1969).
18. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (1969).
19. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (1969).
20. Basket of Light, Pentangle (1969).
21. Liege and Lief, Fairport Convention (1969).
22. Giant Steps, John Coltrane (1960).
23. Rubber Soul, The Beatles (1965).
24. Revolver, The Beatles (1966).
25. Gris-gris, Dr. John (1968).


26. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan (1963).
27. Dave Van Ronk, Folksinger, Dave Van Ronk (1963).
28. Roger the Engineer, The Yardbirds (1966).
29. Two Steps from the Blues, Bobby 'Blue' Bland (1961).
30. Look-Ka Py Py, The Meters (1969).
31. The Blues and the Abstract Truth, Oliver Nelson (1961).
32. Juju, Wayne Shorter (1964).
33. Song for My Father, Horace Silver (1965).
34. Sunday at the Village Vanguard, Bill Evans Trio (1961).
35. Undercurrent, Bill Evans and Jim Hall (1962).
36. Go!, Dexter Gordon (1962).
37. Inside Dave Van Ronk, Dave Van Ronk (1963).
38. Out of the Cool, Gil Evans Orchestra (1960).
39. Are You Experienced?, The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967).
40. Electric Ladyland, The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968).
41. I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Aretha Franklin (1967).
42. Fresh Cream, Cream (1966).
43. Dusty in Memphis, Dusty Springfield (1969).
44. Night Train, Oscar Peterson Trio (1962).
45. Beggar's Banquet, The Rolling Stones (1968).
46. Lady Soul, Aretha Franklin (1968).
47. We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, Max Roach (1960).
48. In the Court of the Crimson King, King Crimson (1969).
49. Maiden Voyage, Herbie Hancock (1965).
50. Out to Lunch!, Eric Dolphy (1964).
51. Point of Departure, Andrew Hill (1964).
52. We Shall Overcome, Pete Seeger (r:1963)
53. It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going to Love You the Best, Karen Dalton (1969).
54. Back at the Chicken Shack, Jimmy Smith (1960).
55. The Real McCoy, McCoy Tyner (1967).
56. The Sidewinder, Lee Morgan (1964).
57. There and Now: Live in Vancouver, Phil Ochs (r:1968)
58. 6- and 12-String Guitar, Leo Kottke (1969).
59. Let it Bleed, The Rolling Stones (1969).
60. Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan (1965).
61. At Newport 1960, Muddy Waters (1960).
62. Green River, Creedance Clearwater Revival (1969).
63. Music for Zen Meditation, Tony Scott (1964).
64. The Natch’l Blues, Taj Mahal (1968).
65. A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles (1964).
66. Sin & Soul…And Then Some, Oscar Brown (1960).
67. Meet the Beatles!, The Beatles (1964).
68. Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Ray Charles (1962).
69. Mr. Tambourine Man, The Byrds (1965).
70. Dream Letter: Live in London, Tim Buckley (r: 1968).
71. The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Charlie Mingus (1963).
72. Songs of Leonard Cohen, Leonard Cohen (1967.)
73. Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles (1967).
74. Bringing It All Back Home, Bob Dylan (1965).
75. Cheap Thrills, Big Brother and the Holding Company (1968).
76. Live/Dead, The Grateful Dead (1969).
77. Power to the People, Joe Henderson (1969).
78. The White Album, The Beatles (1968).
79. Tommy, The Who (1969).
80. Strange Days, The Doors (1967).
81. Live at the Regal, BB King (1965).
82. Getz/Gilberto, Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto (1964).
83. The Hottest New Group in Jazz, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross (1960).
84. Axis: Bold as Love, The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967).
85. Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, Laura Nyro (1968).
86. At Folsom Prison, Johnny Cash (1968).
87. The Who Sell Out, The Who (1967).
88. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme; Simon and Garfunkel (1966).
89. Freak Out!, The Mothers of Invention (1966).
90. We’re Only in It for the Money, The Mothers of Invention (1968).
91. Sketches of Spain, Miles Davis (1960).
92. Santana, Santana (1969).
93. Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers (1966).
94. The Composer of Deafinado Plays, Antonio Carlos Jobim (1963).
95. Blind Faith, Blind Faith (1969).
96. Far East Suite, Duke Ellington (1967).
97. Speak No Evil, Wayne Shorter (1965).
98. Waltz for Debby, Bill Evans Trio (1961).
99. Aftermath (UK), The Rolling Stones (1966).
100. Otis Blue, Otis Redding (1965).


101. Music From Big Pink, The Band (1968).
102 Disraeli Gears, Cream (1967).
103. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965).
104. Then Play On, Fleetwood Mac (1969).
105. Crosby, Stills and Nash; Crosby Stills and Nash (1969).
106. Willy and the Poor Boys, Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969).
107. Going to a Go-Go, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (1965).
108. The Band, The Band (1969).
109. Four Tops' Second Album, The Four Tops (1965).
110. If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears, The Mamas and the Papas (1966).
111. Please Please Me, The Beatles (1963).
112. Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan (1966).
113. At Last!, Etta James (1961).
114. Live at the Harlem Square Club, Sam Cooke (r:1963).
115. Younger Than Yesterday, The Byrds (1967).
116. Four Tops, Four Tops (1965).
117. The Gilded Palace of Sin, The Flying Burrito Brothers (1969).
118. Away We a Go-Go, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (1966).
119. John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, John Coltrane (1963).
120. Sweetheart of the Rodeo, The Byrds (1968).

Seventies Redux

Been busy. Preparing for a new class next semester, which requires the reading of novels. So I've been busy the last month avoiding just that. Here's today's avoidance installment, updating the three year-old post of the best albums of the 70s with some thirty new albums added, and numerically ordered. The results may surprise you.

1. What's Going On, Marvin Gaye (1971).
2. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin (1971).
3. Talking Book, Stevie Wonder (1972).
4. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, David Bowie (1972).
5. Who's Next, The Who (1971).
6. At Fillmore East, The Allman Brothers (1971).
7. The Koln Concert, Keith Jarrett (1975).
8. Exile on Main St., The Rolling Stones (1977).
9. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin (1975).
10. The Clash, The Clash (1977).

11. The Modern Lovers, The Modern Lovers (1976).
12. Tapestry, Carol King (1971).
13. A Night at the Opera, Queen (1975).
14. #1 Record, Big Star (1972).
15. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel (1970).
16. Hunky Dory, David Bowie (1971).
17. Electric Warrior, T Rex (1971).
18. Back Stabbers, O'Jays (1972).
19. Aqualung, Jethro Tull (1971).
20. Innervisions, Stevie Wonder (1973).
21. Superfly, Curtis Mayfield (1972).
22. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (1973).
23. The Cars, The Cars (1978).
24. Damn the Torpedoes, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1979).
25. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen (1975).


26. Paranoid, Black Sabbath (1970).
27. Brain Salad Surgery, Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1973).
28. Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin (1973).
29. Another Green World, Brian Eno (1975).
30. The Concert for Bangladesh, Various Artists (1971).
31. This Year's Model, Elvis Costello (1978).
32. Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon (1970).
33. Court and Spark, Joni Mitchell (1974).
34. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (1974).
35. Cosmo’s Factory, Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970).
36. Tea for the Tillerman, Cat Stevens (1970).
37. Pink Moon, Nick Drake (1972).
38. Blood on the Tracks, Bob Dylan (1975).
39. Harvest, Neil Young (1972).
40. Deja Vu, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (1970).
41. Imagine, John Lennon (1971).
42. Moondance, Van Morrison (1970).
43. Blue, Joni Mitchell (1971).
44. Highway to Hell, AC/DC (1979).
45. Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd (1975).
46. Animals, Pink Floyd (1977).
47. Every Picture Tells a Story, Rod Stewart (1971).
48. Red Headed Stranger, Willie Nelson (1975).
49. In Color, Cheap Trick (1977).
50. Chester and Lester, Chet Atkins and Les Paul (1976).
51. Honky Tonk Heroes, Waylon Jennings (1973).
52. London Calling, The Clash (1979).
53. Abraxas, Santana (1970).
54. The Stranger, Billy Joel (1977).
55. Inspiration Information, Shuggie Otis (1974).
56. Why Can't We Be Friends?, War (1975).
57. New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!, James Booker (1977).
58. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John (1973).
59. The Wall, Pink Floyd (1979).
60. King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown, Augustus Pablo (1976).
61. Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder (1976).
62. Horses, Patti Smith (1975).
63. Raw Power, The Stooges (1973).
64. Marquee Moon, Television (1977).
65. Ambient 1: Music for Airports, Brian Eno (1978).
66. Confusion/Gentleman, Fela Kuti (1975/73).
67. The Inner Mounting Flame, The Mahavishnu Orchestra (1971).
68. Head Hunters, Herbie Hancock (1973).
69. Funky Kingston, Toots and the Maytals (1973).
70. Sweet Baby James, James Taylor (1970).
71. Pretzel Logic, Steely Dan (1974).
72. The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle, Bruce Springsteen (1973).
73. Ramones, Ramones (1976).
74. Rocket to Russia, The Ramones (1977).
75. Mothership Connection, Parliament (1975).
76. Aja, Steely Dan (1977).
77. Trans-Europe Express, Kraftwerk (1977).
78. Can’t Get Enough, Barry White (1974).
79. Machine Head, Deep Purple (1972).
80. Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones (1971).
81. Off the Wall, Michael Jackson (1979).
82. American Beauty, The Grateful Dead (1970).
83. Bryter Layter, Nick Drake (1970).
84. Breakfast in America, Supertramp (1979).
85. Live at the Old Quarter, Houston Texas, Townes Van Zandt (1977).
86. Band of Gypsys, Jimi Hendrix (1970).
87. Natty Dread, Bob Marley (1974).
88. Live at Leeds, The Who (1970).
89. Rocks, Aerosmith (1976).
90. Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols, The Sex Pistols (1977).
91. Call Me, Al Green (1973).
92. Bitches Brew, Miles Davis (1970).
93. Parallel Lines, Blondie (1978).
94.12 Songs, Randy Newman (1970).
95. John Barleycorn Must Die, Traffic (1970).
96. Neu! 75, Neu! (1975).
97. Primo, Cal Tjader (1970).
98. The Yes Album, Yes (1971).
99. In the Dark, Toots and the Maytals (1973).
100. Light as a Feather, Chick Corea and Return to Forever (1972).


101. Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, Derek and the Dominos (1970).
102. After the Gold Rush, Neil Young (1970).
103. Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac (1975).
104. Let's Get It On, Marvin Gaye (1973).
105. Workingman's Dead, The Grateful Dead (1970).
106. One Nation Under a Groove, Funkadelic (1978).
107. Second Helping, Lynyrd Skynyrd (1974).
108. Heavy Weather, Weather Report (1977).
109. Burnin', Bob Marley (1973).
110. Pearl, Janis Joplin (1971).
111. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Elton John (1975).
112. Heart Like a Wheel, Linda Ronstadt (1974).
113. Red Clay, Freddie Hubbard (1970).
114. Let It Be, The Beatles (1970).
115. Europe '72, The Grateful Dead (1972).
116. Dr. John's Gumbo, Dr. John (1972).
117. Something/Anything?, Todd Rundgren (1972).
118. Fun House, The Stooges (1970).
119. Catch a Fire, Bob Marley (1973).
120. Hotel California, The Eagles (1976).
121. Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1972).
122. There's a Riot Going On, Sly and the Family Stone (1970).
123. Radio City, Big Star (1974).