#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...

#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...