Top 10 Albums: Rock Critics Choice

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Posted by Greg on February 17, 2016 at 2:37 pm
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Cameron shared his Top 10 for this 1978 book and we thought you might like to take a look back with us…

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1.  After the Gold Rush – Neil Young

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2.  Rubber Soul – Beatles

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3.  Jackson Browne – Jackson Browne

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4.  Who’s Next – The Who

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5.  Crosby, Stills & Nash – Crosby, Stills & Nash

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6. Let it Bleed – Rolling Stones

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7.  For the Roses – Joni Mitchell

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8.  Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

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9.  Desperado – Eagles/Dixie Chicken – Little Feat

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10.  Something/Anything? – Todd Rundgren

Here’s the entire list if you’d like to see how the Top 200 shook out:

1. Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967
2. Bob Dylan – Blonde On Blonde 1966
3. Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited 1965
4. Van Morrison – Astral Weeks 1968
5. Beatles – Rubber Soul 1965
6. Beatles – Revolver 1966
7. Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street 1972
8. Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed 1969
9. Beatles – Abbey Road 1969
10. Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run 1975
11. Elvis Presley – Sun Collection 1975
12. Beach Boys – Pet Sounds 1966
13. Band – The Band 1969
14. Velvet Underground & Nico – Velvet Underground & Nico (Banana) 1967
15. Derek & Dominos – Layla 1970
16. Love – Forever Changes 1967
17. Jimi Hendrix – Experience Are You Experienced 1967
18. Beatles – The White Album 1968
19. Who – Who’s Next 1971
20. Buddy Holly – Legend
21. Carole King – Tapestry 1971
22. Van Morrison – Moondance1970
23. Otis Redding – Blue 1965
24. Clash – Clash 1977
25. Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks 1974
26. Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come 1972
27. Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home 1965
28. John Lennon – Imagine 1971
29. Led Zeppelin IV – 1971
30. Velvet Underground – 1969 – Live 1974
31. Who – My Generation 1965
32. Who – Tommy 1969
33. Otis Redding – The Immortal 1968
34. Simon & Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme 1990
35. Rolling Stones – Out Of Our Heads 1965
36. John Stewart – California Bloodlines 1969
37. Rolling Stones – Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) 1966
38. Beatles – 1962-1966 1973
39. Beach Boys – Endless Summer 1974
40. Neil Young – After The Goldrush 1970
41. Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key Of Life 1976
42. Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet 1968
43. Doors – Doors1967
44. Paul Simon – There Goes Rhymin’ Simon 1973
45. James Brown – At The Apollo Vol. 1 1962
46. Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story 1971
47. David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust 1972
48. Van Morrison – Saint Dominic’s Preview 1972
49. Peter Framton – Framton Comes Alive! 1975
50. Beatles – With The Beatles 1963
51. Blood, Sweat And Tears – Blood, Sweat And Tears 1969
52. Who – Live At Leeds 1970
53. Frank Zappa & Mothers Of Invention – We’re Only In It For The Money 1967
54. Beach Boys – Surf’s Up 1971
55. Who – Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy 1971
56. Bob Dylan – Greatest Hits 1967
57. Boz Scaggs – Boz Scaggs 1969
58. Michael Nesmith – And The Hits Just Keep On Comin’ 1972
59. Average White Band – Awb 1974
60. Buddy Holly & The Crickets – Chirping Crickets 1957
61. Five Royales – Dedicated To You 1950’s
62. Diana Ross & The Supremes – Greatest Hits 1967
63. Supertramp – Even In The Quietest Moments 1967
64. John Lennon – Mind Games 1973
65. King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King 1969
66. Elvis Presley – Rock’n’roll 1972
67. Sly & The Family Stone – Stand! 1970
68. Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers 1971
69. Who – Sell Out 1967
70. Elvis Presley – Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Vol. 1 1970
71. Mc 5 – Back In The Usa 1970
72. Mike Oldfield – Ommadawn 1975
73. Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow 1967
74. Elvis Presley – A Date With Elvis 1959
75. Chuck Berry – More Chuck Berry 1965
76. Big Brother & Holding Co – Cheap Thrills 1968
77. Van Morrison – Hard Nose The Highway 1973
78. Ronettes – The Ronettes Sing Their Greatest Hits! 1964
79. George Harrison – All Things Must Pass 1970
80. Doors – Absolutely Live 1976
81. Aretha Franklin – Lady Soul 1972
82. Them – The “Angry” Young Them 1965
83. Rolling Stones – Between The Buttons 1967
84. Buddy Holly – Buddy Holly’s Greatest Hits 1967
85. Elton John – Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy 1975
86. Who – Direct Hits 1969
87. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet – Live Bullet 1976
88. Led Zeppelin – Ii 1969
89. Bob Dylan & The Band – In 1966 There Was… (Live At Albert Hall; Bootleg) 1966
90. Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 1964-1971 1972
91. Booker T & Mg’s – Soul Dressing 1972
92. Stevie Wonder – Talking Book 1972
93. Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland 1968
94. Neil Young – Harvest 1972
95. Randy Newman – 12 Songs 1969
96. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory 1970
97. Miracles – Going To A Go-Go 1965
98. Genevieve Waite – Romance Is On The Wire 1974
99. Chuck Berry – Chuck Berry’s Golden Decade Vol. 2 1973
100. Buddy Holly -The Buddy Holly Story 1959
101. Simon & Garfunkel 1968
102. Aretha Franklin – Aretha’s Gold 1972
103. Jackson Browne – Jackson Browne 1972
104. Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East 1971
105. Steve Miller Band – Sailor 1968
106. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On 1971
107. Moody Blues – Days Of Future Passed 1967
108. Supertramp – Crime Of The Century 1974
109. Ry Cooder – Paradise And Lunch 1974
110. David Ackles – American Gothic 1972
111. B.B. King – Live At The Regal 1971
112. Ramones – Ramones 1976
113. Dory Previn – Live At Carnegie Hall 1973
114. Iggy & Stooges – Fun House 1970
115. Beach Boys – Greatest Hits 1970
116. Elvis Presleyelvis’ – Golden Records (Vol I) 1958
117. Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline 1969
118. Kinks – Something Else 1967
119. David Bowie – David Live At The Tower Philadelphia 1974
120. John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band 1970
121. Led Zeppelin – I 1969
122. Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 1973
123. Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold As Love 1967
124. Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Boulevard 1974
125. Velvet Underground – White Light / White Heat 1967
126. Bob Marley & Wailers – Catch A Fire 1973
127. Velvet Underground – Golden Archive Series 1970
128. Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends 1968
129. John Phillips – Wolfking Of L.A. 1970
130. John Prine – John Prine 1971
131. Jonathan Richman & Modern Lovers – Jonathan Richman & Modern Lovers 1976
132. Procol Harum – In Concert With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra 1971
133. Richard Thompson & Linda – I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight 1976
134. Huey “Piano” Smith – Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu 1965
135. Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The 1973
136. Johnny Burnette – Johnny Burnette & His Rock’n’roll Trio 1966
137. Chuck Berry – Motorvatin’ (22 Rock’n’roll Classics) 1977
138. Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour 1967
139. Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding 1968
140. Various Artists – Motown Songbook – The Original Versions 1976
141. Eagles – Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 1976
142. Joni Mitchell – For The Roses1972
143. Crosby, Stills & Nash – Crosby, Stills & Nash 1969
144. Janis Joplin – Joplin In Concert 1972
145. Joe Cocker – Joe Cocker 1970
146. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here 1975
147. Chicago – Live At Carnegie Hall 1975
148. Cream – Goodbye 1969
149. Nico – Chelsea Girl 1968
150. Various Artists – Woodstock – Music From The Original Soundtrack And More 1970
151. Jackson Browne – Late For The Sky 1974
152. John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton 1966
153. Dionne Warwick – Presenting Dionne Warwick 1964
154. Byrds – The Notorious Byrd Brothers 1968
155. John Cale – Paris 1919 1973
156. Grateful Dead – American Beauty 1970
157. Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Works Volume 1 1971
158. Frank Zappa – Hot Rats 1970
159. Appletree Theatre – Playback 1969
160. Dusty Springfield – Dusty In Memphis 1968
161. Belmonts – Cigars, Acapella, Candy 1972
162. T. Rex – Electric Warrior 1971
163. Beatles1967- 1970
164. Joni Mitchell – Clouds 1969
165. Rolling Stones – No. 2 1964
166. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Greatest Hits Vol. Ii 1968
167. Otis Redding – Otis Redding In Europe 1968
168. Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water 1970
169. Bruce Springsteen – Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. 1973
170. David Bowie – Hunky Dory 1971
171. Steve Miller – Fly Like An Eagle 1976
172. Ray Charles – A Man And His Soul 1967
173. Lou Reed – Rock’n’roll Animal 1974
174. Ray Charles – Genius Sings The Blues 1960
175. Traffic – Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory 1973
176. Traffic – The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys 1971
177. Soft Machine – Soft Machine 1969
178. Eddie Cochran – Legendary Masters 1972
179. Gram Parsons – Grievous Angel 1974
180. Peter, Paul & Mary – Album 1700 1967
181. Robert Johnson – King Of The Delta Blues Singers 1970
182. Patti Smith – Horses 1975
183. Sir Douglas Quintet – Mendocino 1975
184. Can – Ege Bamyasi 1972
185. Beach Boys – Holland 1973
186. Chuck Berry – Chuck Berry’s Golden Decade 1972
187. Doors – L.A. Woman 1971
188. Cliff Richard – Cliff’s Hit Album 1963
189. Jimi Hendrix & Otis Redding – Live At Monterey 1970
190. Eagles – One Of These Nights 1976
191. Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground 1969
192. Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti 1975
193. Chicago – Chicago Ix – Chicago’s Greatest Hits 1975
194. Eno – Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) 1974
195. Various Artists – Solid Gold Soul 1966
196. Graham Bond – Sound Of ’65 1965
197. Donny Hathaway – Everything Is Everything 1971
198. Temptations – The Temptations Greatest Hits 1966
199. New York Dolls – New York Dolls 1973
200. Richie Havens – Mixed Bag 1967

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