posted by admin on November 25th, 2011

Thanks to all our readers who responded to our best album lists. We got some great feedback. We also got top 10 lists from Greg V. a deejay, Dave S. a contributing blogger and screenwriter, Dan M. another contributing blogger and film producer/director, and Stephen P. a composer/musician.

Here are some thoughts:

  • We and our friends like rock & roll. Of the 50 albums submitted, Sly and the Family Stone, Earth, Wind and Fire and War were the only non-rock bands to be mentioned.
  • One reader had never listened to the whole Dark Side of the Moon album before it appeared on the list. Thankfully, she liked it.
  • Speaking of which, Pink Floyd was a pretty good band. Dark Side of the Moon dominated the lists, but Wish You Were Here and The Wall were also mentioned.
  • Apparently, I need to re-listen to the Rolling Stone’s Exile On Main Street. It was rated much higher on a few lists than I rated it.
  • People would have been happier if my can’t-decide-#10 dart had landed on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John.
  • Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti was more well liked than Led Zeppelin IV or II.
  • Rush got a couple of votes with 2112 and Hemispheres, as did David Bowie with Diamond Dogs and Ziggy Stardust.

And finally here are some notable albums also mentioned, in no particular order: Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath – Black Sabbath, Destroyer – Kiss, Ram – Paul McCartney, Remain in the Light – Talking Heads, Darkness On The Edge Of Town – Bruce Springsteen, Filthy Lucre Live – Sex Pistols, Los Angeles – X, and Blood & Chocolate – Elvis Costello and the Attractions.

File Under Mr. Cool