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#462 - #433: Personal Favorites

2.23.2011



I know I did 37 albums in the last 'best of' but that was too many. 30 is a much, much more manageable and sensible number. Also I just wanted to do another one of these already.

Here are my top 10 from the last 30 albums, the ones I recommend you check out if haven't already. Click on the link to see my favorite songs, thoughts, etc. You know the drill!

1) Elton John by Elton John
2) Tumbleweed Connection by Elton John

Hands down, the two best-crafted, surprising, most enjoyable to listen to, frequently mind-blowing albums I heard. Honestly, my ears were born anew again and again. Elton John, I loved you before, but now I'm a raging fanatic. (Be sure to look for who I believe is John Lennon in the audience of the video above!)

3) For Everyman by Jackson Browne
4) Third/Sister Lovers by Big Star
5) Golden Hits by The Drifters (It feels sort of unfair to the other artists to put a greatest hits album on here, but they were so head and shoulders above most everyone that I can't help it)
6) Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz
7) Rum, Sodomy & the Lash by The Pogues
8) Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 by Sam Cooke (another greatest hits of sorts...sorry)
9) Sea Change by Beck
10) Love it to Death by Alice Cooper

Honorable mentions: Strictly Business by EPMD, In Color by Cheap Trick, Fly Like an Eagle by The Steve Miller Band, and Back in the USA by MC5

And in case you missed it, here are my favorites from #500 - #463.

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