#105 Van Morrison....A period of transition

Released 1977      This is one of the few Van Morrison albums I have not heard until today. I listened to it while I was outside working on this beautiful April day. I really enjoyed it. I love Morrison's voice. He could sing the phone book, and...

#104 The Doors....First album

Released 1967     This album has not aged as well as some for me. Perhaps because I no longer think as highly of Jim Morrison as I once did. I find it difficult to relate to his dark, temping death type lyrics today.     I'm still amazed at...

# 103 Weezer....White album

Released 2016   Is it possible that Weezer could be getting better with age? Entirely!    Rivers Cuomo calls this his Beach Boys album because of how smooth the melodies are. The lyrics are typically smart, and quircky Weezer style lyrics....

#102 The Knack....Get the Knack

Released in 1979   Teen power pop anthems. This album resonates with me because I was 16 when it was released, and I bought it. I could relate. The songs were all about the troubles teenage boys have with teenage girls. I can't relate to the...

#101 Billy Joel....The Stranger

Released 1977   In the summer of 1977 there was a 18 wheeler trailer parked at a store near my house. Somebody had painted "Billy Joel Rules" on it. I didn't really know who Billy Joel was. It got me interested. Then a few months later I was in...

#100 The Rolling Stones...It's only Rock and roll

Released 1974   The Stones are beginning to hang out with Ron Wood at this point. It's obvious because of the party overtones the album has. They even do a Reggea song. The title track was the first song Woody play on. It was recorded at his...

#99 Crosby, Stills, and Nash....first album

Released 1969      God must like vocal harmonies. Why else did these three come together?     This album is one of the greatest debut albums of all time. They won the Grammy for debut album of the year in 69. This much is so rich for such...

#98 Cheap Trick....Crash, Boom, Crazy...Hello

Released 2016      Released just in time for the bands induction into the Rock, and Roll hall of fame.      This album is probably for the people who are already fans. I don't see this album as one that could lure in new fans. There probably...

#97 Dire Straits....Dire Straits

Released 1978   When Sultan's of Swing broke I played along with my air guitar. It didn't seem possible that Mark Knopfler could be playing all of those notes. He was. I found out later he was finger picking all of those notes.     Sultan's...

#96b. INXS. ... Listen like thieves

Released 1985   No vamping allowed in this band. Similar to what James Brown did each instrument finds a hook, and runs with it throughout the song. When it works the song gets stuck in your head. It works well on most songs on this album. I...

#96 Los Lobos...How will the Wolf survive

Released 1984   I was lucky enough to see these guys in smallish Venue (Peony Park ballroom) about 1986. They did a cover of " Born on the Bijoux " which to this day ranks in my top ten favorite guitar moments in my life. David Hidalgo went...

#95 The White Stripes....Elephant

Released 2003   This was my first White Stripes album. I had not really heard any of their stuff. I don't think Seven Nation Army had hit the radio yet. I couldn't figure what they were doing. Why so sparse? How was Jack White getting so much...

#93 Rolling Stones....Goats head soup

Released 1973     I don't get it. Why did the Stones put such an ugly title, and cover on such a great record?    I may be in the minority, but I like this album better than Exhile. It sounds like they are all in a room together jamming on...

#92 Brothers Osborne....Pawnshop

Released 2015   These guys have a very bright future. "21 Summer" sounds like the song of summer to me, and it's not even summer yet.    Classified as a Country act, but they cross over frequently. I stumbled upon this album just listening to...

#91 Peter Frampton....Frampton comes alive

Released 1976   Back in the summer of 76 the girls went bonkers over Peter Frampton. As a result  I did not take him seriously. I thought he was just another pretty boy with limited talent. I was wrong. The guy plays a smoking hot guitar. He...

#90 Chuck Berry...Berry is on top

Released 1959     Maybelline. Carol. Johnny B Goode. Roll over Beethoven. Little Queenie.....God bless Chuck Berry. The original guitar hero.   I give this album 4.5 stars out of 5.

#89---311...Music

Released 1993   This is a band that likes to sing about weed. I am not a weed smoker, but I always liked this record. I like the tempo changes. I like the way the played different genres, and styles. Many times in the same song. I think they are...

#87 U2.....Joshua Tree

Released 1987   I have not listened to U2 much in the last 10 years. Why not? This album is terrific!.   Bono is so dramatic, and the Edge plays a dramatic guitar that can match Bonos drama.    The Edge is one of the most unique guitar...

#86 The Rolling Stones....Exile on Mainstreet

Released 1972   People consider this plus the three previous Stones albums as their most creative period. I would agree with that minus this album. Where are the famous Richards opening guitar riffs? I only counted 4 decent ones on this double...

#85 Jesus Christ Superstar

Released 1970   It is good Friday so I decided to listen to this today. I have not heard this album since I was in the 9th grade in 1978. I didn't get what all the buzz about the album was back then. At the time it seemed like blastphome to...

#84 Eric Clapton....Journeyman

Released 1989   Nostalgia. In 1989 I belonged to a music service where I paid a monthly fee, and they would send you one CD per month. I came home from work one day, and my wife was listening to the newly delivered Journeyman CD. I asked her if...

#83 The Strokes....Is this it

Released 2001   The Strokes first album brings a return to the garage band rock sound. Singer, songwriter Julian Casablanca emerges as a strong, new talent. Which is ironic since he sang into a tiny practice amp to record this album.  The...

#82 Allman Brothers...Brothers, and Sisters

Released 1973   The first album without Duane Allman. Thre remaining band members must have wanted to make sure the world knew they were still alive. Dickey Betts takes over control of the band, and in my opinion does the best guitar work the...

#81 Television.....Marquee Moon

Released 1977   This album was one of the first of the New Wave bands. This album influenced so many of the bands I listened to in the early Eighties, that I had to go out, and buy it. It seemed like every time I read an article on a band I...