Ultimate Classic Rock - Classic Rock's Second Best Albums (2017)

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Ultimate Classic Rock - Classic Rock's Second Best Albums (2017)

Post by StevieFan13 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:00 pm

A companion to their list from before.

AC/DC, 'Let There Be Rock' (1977)
Aerosmith, 'Rocks' (1976)
Allman Brothers Band, ‘Eat a Peach’ (1972)
The Beatles, 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' (1967)
Black Sabbath, 'Master of Reality' (1971)
Blue Öyster Cult, 'Blue Öyster Cult' (1972)
Bon Jovi, 'New Jersey' (1988)
David Bowie, ‘Hunky Dory’ (1971)
Captain Beefheart, 'Safe as Milk' (1967)
The Cars, 'Candy-O' (1979)
Cheap Trick, 'Cheap Trick' (1977)
Chicago, 'Chicago Transit Authority' (1969)
Eric Clapton, 'Slowhand' (1977)
The Clash, 'The Clash' (1977)
Phil Collins, 'But Seriously' (1989)
Alice Cooper, ‘Killer’ (1971)
Creedence Clearwater Revival, 'Cosmo's Factory' (1970)
Deep Purple, 'Machine Head' (1972)
Def Leppard, 'Hysteria' (1987)
Dio, 'The Last in Line' (1984)
Dire Straits, 'Making Movies' (1980)
The Doors, 'L.A. Woman' (1971)
Bob Dylan, 'Highway 61 Revisited' (1965)
Eagles, 'Desparado' (1973)
Fleetwood Mac, 'Tusk' (1979)
Foreigner, 'Double Vision' (1978)
Genesis, 'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway' (1974)
Ghost, ‘Meliora’ (2015)
Grateful Dead, 'American Beauty' (1970)
Heart, 'Dog and Butterfly' (1978)
Billy Idol, 'Generation X' (1978)
Iron Maiden, 'Powerslave' (1984)
Jethro Tull, 'Thick as a Brick' (1972)
Billy Joel, '52nd Street' (1978)
Elton John, 'Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy' (1975)
Journey, ‘Escape’ (1981)
Judas Priest, ‘Stained Class’ (1978)
Kiss, 'Creatures of the Night' (1982)
Led Zeppelin, 'II' (1969)
John Lennon, 'Imagine' (1971)
Lynyrd Skynyrd, 'Second Helping' (1974)
Paul McCartney, 'Ram' (1971)
John Mellencamp, 'The Lonesome Jubilee' (1987)
Metallica, 'Kill 'Em All' (1983)
Steve Miller Band, 'Book of Dreams' (1977)
Monkees, 'Headquarters' (1967)
Motley Crue, 'Too Fast for Love' (1981)
Motorhead, 'Overkill' (1979)
Ted Nugent, 'Cat Scratch Fever' (1977)
Ozzy Osbourne, 'Diary of a Madman' (1981)
Tom Petty, ‘Full Moon Fever’ (1989)
Pink Floyd, 'Wish You Were Here' (1975)
Robert Plant, 'Manic Nirvana' (1990)
The Police, 'Synchronicity' (1983)
Queen, 'Sheer Heart Attack' (1974)
Raspberries, 'Starting Over' (1974)
Rolling Stones, 'Let It Bleed' (1969)
Rush, '2112' (1976)
Scorpions, ‘Blackout’ (1982)
Steely Dan, 'Countdown to Ecstasy' (1973)
Bob Seger, 'Against the Wind' (1980)
Simon and Garfunkel, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' (1970)
Bruce Springsteen, 'Nebraska' (1982)
Styx, 'Paradise Theatre' (1981)
Tesla, 'The Great Radio Controversy' (1989)
Talking Heads, 'Fear of Music' (1979)
Thin Lizzy, 'Bad Reputation' (1977)
Toto, 'The Seventh One' (1988)
Triumph, 'Just a Game' (1979)
Twisted Sister, 'Under the Blade' (1982)
UFO, 'Force It' (1975)
U2, 'Achtung Baby' (1991)
Van Halen, '1984' (1984)
Stevie Ray Vaughan, 'Couldn't Stand the Weather' (1984)
The Who, 'Tommy' (1969)
Yes, 'Fragile' (1971)
Neil Young, 'Harvest' (1972)
ZZ Top, 'Degüello' (1979)
Frank Zappa, 'Freak Out' (1966)
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Re: Ultimate Classic Rock - Classic Rock's Second Best Albums (2017)

Post by Pierre » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:31 am

StevieFan13 wrote: Billy Idol, 'Generation X' (1978)
They're cheating a bit there, since it's actually a band. Though who remembers them :P

Otherwise, I'll take the occasion to say that beside Rush, Scorpions, Iron Maiden and Van Halen who will enjoy ridiculous pushes, I think the goofiest act that rakes way more acclaim with Classic Rock & Heavy Metal critics than with others is KISS. I mean, they're fun music to listen to, but I have a hard time believing that nearly everything they released between 1974 and 1992 is gold. In the early days of Pitchfork, they were one of the rare acts who snatched a 0.0! (Though it looks like even Pitchfork are pretending that ratings from their early days are "non-cannon" or something now).

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