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#29 - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)

Okay, well, this wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  That is, my feelings toward Led Zeppelin have evolved a good deal over the course of this project, but my sense of this album–their first–was that it would be the least up my alley of any of their records.  1,146 more words

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#30 - Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)

I suspect that I’m not unique among guys who love this album for having been introduced to it by a girl.  For much of my youth, I didn’t really know much about Joni Mitchell, and while it couldn’t be said to have hated her, I had her pegged as more or less a warbly folk singer of the sort I had little reason to make an effort to listen to.  1,918 more words

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#31 - Bob Dylan - Bringing it All Back Home (1965)

I was off by a few days, but it happened that I listened to this record right around the fiftieth anniversary of the recording of its revolutionary opening track, “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”  Fifty years and two days, I think.  2,594 more words

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#32 - The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)

I think of this as my favorite Stones album, and as the one of their four most acclaimed albums that I knew best coming in to this project.  2,017 more words

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#33 - Ramones - Ramones (1976)

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Sorry–I was briefly entertaining the idea of trying to bang out this entry in the length of time a typical Ramones song takes.  I probably won’t quite get there, but I think I can at least shoot for under the length of this album. 625 more words

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#34 - The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)

They say that the music you love when you’re fourteen really sticks with you–that it’s the stuff that shapes your adult musical preferences more than that of any other time in your life.  2,388 more words

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#35 - David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars (1972)

Most of the music my father made a point to expose me to was, naturally, music that he had loved for most of his life.  But looking back, he did occasionally make an effort to introduce me to stuff that was not necessarily his cup of tea, but which seemed important to know about.  1,252 more words

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