Monday, February 04, 2008

And yet Again, Times UK's 20 Most Influential Albums

The 20 most influential albums

1 The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground & Nico Hardly anybody bought it, as the saying goes, but everyone who did formed a band.

2 Beatles, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Created the idea of using the recording studio as an instrument.

3 David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars The arrival of postmodernism in rock’s most glamorous self-fulfilling prophecy.

4 Patti Smith, Horses Pioneered vast new territories for women in popular music.

5 Beach Boys, Pet Sounds The instrumentation, the harmonies, the arrangements, the sheer ambition.

6 Beatles, Revolver Goodbye “pop group”, hello “rock band”.

7 The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced? Shaped our sonic world – the template for guitar heroes everywhere.

8 Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited How does it feel? Like a whole new world just opened up.

9 Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Hip-hop comes of age.

10 Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks... Rendered the rock dinosaurs extinct (for a while).

11 Kraftwerk, Trans-Europe Express It sounded like the future then; eerily, it still does now.

12 Michael Jackson, Thriller The last quarter of a century of R&B starts here.

13 Nirvana, Nevermind Rendered the rock dinosaurs extinct (again).

14 NWA, Straight Outta Compton Created the template for gangsta rap.

15 Aretha Franklin, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You A soul masterpiece, and an album whose anthems radiated out into the wider culture.

16 Ramones, Ramones Rock’s ultimate palate-cleanser. Generations of punks started here.

17 Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On Motown finds its social conscience.

18 The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Gilded Palace of Sin It was largely ignored at the time, but where would alt-country be without it?

19 Bob Marley and the Wailers, Live! Reggae goes global.

20 Joni Mitchell, Blue Searching for sensitive singer-songwriters? Here’s the source.

Ha ha ha. Just joking here are the real Top 20 Influential Albums


Anonymous thenashman said...

Wala ba yung about the Greta-Dody-Tonyboy love triangle?

6:47 PM  
Blogger frank said...

hintayin mo ang CD ni Greta. the real point of the controversy

8:02 PM  
Anonymous volume-addict said...

It's a travesty that they didn't even include either The Clash's scorching self-titled debut or London Calling. I think they're more influential to Brit culture than the fashionistas that comprised The Sex Pistols. Yeah, dem's fightin' words there.

BTW, about the photo...I'll have to call my mom to see if she kept any of my old-school pictures from back in the day. I'll submit the single paragraph bio when I've found a visual to go with it.

How 'bout that superbowl, huh?


1:32 AM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

and to think Times is London-based, ha ha ha.
Another New York-Boston rivalry and for a long while, NY wins. I loved tha gamr.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous volume-addict said...

Come to think of it, I don't even get why nothing from The Jam even charted (All Mod Cons or In The City are prime candidates)?

Paul Weller singlehandedly taught modern English dudes to dress well.

1:24 AM  

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