#80 They might be giants.....Flood

Released in 1990   Bring your sense of humor for this one. Most songs are 2:00, or less. How do do classify this one? Certainly not rock, country, or soul. There is more accordian than guitar. They sing about racist friends, partical men, and a...

#79 Rolling Stones....Sticky Fingers

Released 1971   The Stones added Mick Taylor to the band for this record, and it was like putting a turbo on an already race ready engine. Everybody else just got better. Keith stepped up his game, and invented some of the all time greatest,...

#78 Led Zeppelin.... Houses of the Holy

Released 1973   When I was young my favorite Led Zeppelin album was Zep 2. I loved it's power. Now I like Houses of the Holy better because of it's subtlety. It has it's moments of power, but it allows your mind to wander through the song. Zep 2...

#77 The Cure...Kiss me, Kiss me, Kiss me

Released 1987   I think it was the recent movie about James Brown where Brown told everybody in his band to play their instruments as though it were a drum. I believe the Cure does this to a slightly lesser degree. When it works, it works really...

#76 Kiss...Destroyer

Released March 15, 1976   Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the release of Destroyer. I was 13. I loved it. Now my son loves it. Kiss moved in a new direction with this album. They moved away from the one night stand type songs to more of...

#75 The Honeydrippers....The Honeydrippers

Released 1984   Sort of a cross between Rockabilly, and big  band. I really liked this album when it came out because a couple of my rock heroes were stepping out of the box, and doing something cool. Robert Plant, and Jimmy Page were those...

#74 The Smithereens....Especially for You

Released 1986   I spent a lot of time with this album in the late 80's. The New Wave/MTV era was ending, and the Slick, Compact Disc era was arriving. Everybody was using computers, and drum machines. Thank God for bands like the Smithereens,...

#73 The Romantics...The Romantics

Released 1980   Not often did I buy an album, and I listened to nearly exclusively side 2. That is what I did. I would listen to side two, and then rewind the tape (I had the cassette), and it would be ready for me. Great 1-2 punch to start the...

#72 The Rolling Stones....Let it Bleed

Released 1969   The Stones were making great music in this period. Keith Richards was playing great. He did most of the guitar work, so you can really hear his touch.  The sound was just straight forward Rock, and Roll with some Blues, and...

#71 Supertramp.....Crime of the Century

Release date 1974   Supertramp was going for something epic on this album. They brought in a string section, a Wurlitzer organ, and they wrote an 8 minute song.  I have to tell you that I think the first 60 seconds of "Bloody well right"...

#70 Peter Gabriel....So

Released 1986 This was my first CD. I didn't even have a CD player when I bought it. My roommate did. I remember when I bought it the girl at Homers Records told me her current favorite song was " Don't give up". She had good taste. The song can...

#69 The Beatles ......Revolver

Released 1966     The true 5th Beatle George Martin died yesterday, so I thought it would be fitting to listen to another Beatles album. I had not heard this record in a while. This is the first album where you can really hear the...

#68 B-52's (debut)

Released 1979   Toy piano, cowbell, walkie talkie, smoke alarm. These are the listed instruments Fred Schneider played on this album. That is when you know you are in for an interesting listen.  When I first bought this album I really only...

#67 Marvin Gaye....What's going on

Released 1971   I knew a few of these songs before I listened today. I really liked, and maybe even loved one, or two of them. So, I was really looking forward to this album. I wanted to love it. I only liked it. Seperatly these songs are...

#66 Wolfmother....Victorious

Released 2016   If you are a fan of 70's hard rock/ heavy metal there is a good chance you will like this album. Throughout the listen I kept asking myself "who are they imitating in this song"? Some times it sounds like Deep Purple, sometimes...

#65 Rolling Stones....Beggers Banquet

Released 1968   I am listening to one Stones album per week until I have listened to the entire catalogue (minus live, and best of types).   Wow! They went from making their worst album (Satanic Majesty) to their best so far. Beggers...

#64 The Police.... Reggatta de Blanca

Released 1979   I played this album a lot in the 80's. Some say this is the Police most complete album. The Rhythm section of Stuart Copeland on drums, and Sting on the bass was the best of the decade. They gave me a little hop in my step this...

#63 Electric Light Orchestra.... Out of the Blue

Released 1977   This double album is high on my list of most played albums ever. I received as a Christmas gift from my parents in 1977. I was 14. It's not so much the skill of the musicians that makes me love this album. It's the song writting....

#62 The Pixies....Doolittle

Released 1989   Half of the songs on the record are fun, melodious, thought provoking songs. The other half sound like they were written in an asylum. Still thought provoking, but sometimes difficult to listen to. I love the drums on this...

#61 the Beach Boys...Pet Sounds

Released 1966   The genius of Brian Wilson on full display. Brian wrote the songs, and produced it. That means he had to teach every musician, and singer his, or her part. Then get behind the glass, and figure out how to get it down on tape...

#60 Norah Jones....Come Away With Me

Released 2002     Norah Jones was only 22 when she released this album. Very rich, and mature sound for such a young woman. Where did she learn that phrasing, and voice inflection? How did she become so proficient at piano fills at that age....

#59 Cheap Trick....Heaven Tonight

Released 1978   59 days without Cheap Trick is too long! This is my favorite Cheap Trick album. This is a band that knows how to have fun. And they really, really know how to rock. Sander has the perfect Rock lead singer voice. Tom Petersson is...

#58 the Rolling Stones...Their Satanic Majasties Request

Released 1967   I am listening to one Stones album per week until I get through the entire catalogue. This is the worst by far. I can't imagine there is a worse Stones album. For some reason they decided to be a phsycodelic band. They do it...

#57 My Morning Jacket...Waterfalls

Released 2015   I listened to this album more than any other last year. I am a sucker for a good Pop/rock album. Especially one that has an obvious ode to the Beatles Blackbird in the song Get the Point.   It's a album about a man who...

#56 Highwaymen

Released 1985   The great thing about doing this 365 albums in 365 days thing is getting to listen to those someday albums. I always intended to listen to this one, but never got around to it.   I am a fan of all four Highwaymen. I think...