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#77 - AC/DC - Back in Black (1980)

Though they toil in a field I have never had much respect for, I have always had something of a soft spot for AC/DC.  Or if not always, at least since ninth grade.  816 more words

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#78 - Otis Redding - Otis Blue (1965)

I love Otis Redding dearly, but I’ve never managed to become a great fan of his actual records.  My connection to his music was forged most strongly through an anthology that had been on this list but was removed, along with a live album, to make way for Lil Wayne and LCD Sound System.  1,483 more words

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#79 - Led Zeppelin  - Led Zeppelin II (1969)

Looking back, I think I can trace my historical aversion to Led Zeppelin to one particular moment.  At some tender young age, let’s say 11, I came across a performance of “Whole Lotta Love” on TV.  620 more words

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#80 - John Lennon - Imagine (1971)

I hadn’t listened to this record in a while, and I always forget what an odd, not entirely satisfying affair it is.  It was deliberately intended to present a softer, more polished and pop friendly image than its more visceral predecessor, Plastic Ono Band.  2,035 more words

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#81 - The Clash - The Clash (U.S. Version) (1979)

As I write this, I’m listening to The Beatles.  Yet another box set of their records has just been released, and I am just enough of a sucker to buy these albums–which I already own multiple copies of–one last time.  1,589 more words

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#82 - Neil Young - Harvest (1972)

I’ve always liked Neil Young well enough without ever managing to become a real fan of his in any meaningful sense.  I’ve probably began every Neil Young entry so far with some expression of that basic sentiment, though this album has the distinction of being the only one so far I had actually heard–or even specifically heard of–before.  842 more words

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#83 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold as Love (1968)

There have been a lot of great albums on this list of great albums, many of which I have a more consistent fondness for than I do this one.  1,793 more words

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