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Enduring Classic Rock

D. Allen "Mr. Mojorisin"
The list author says: "These are my personal long-time favorites; those that have withstood the test of time. A list like this is difficult if you try to be thorough, but there are certainly some very obvious choices. The order of this list, while relatively important, isn't absolute."
Bare Trees
Bare Trees
"Bare Trees is a moody collection that is sometimes introspective as well. It's easily the best Mac album during the period after Peter Green's departure and before Buckingham-Nicks arrival, and it's my favorite of all Mac releases."
Exile On Main Street [Remastered]
Exile On Main Street [Remastered]
"Loose and spontaneous, this collection of rock, soul, boogie, and swing marks the apex of their powers. 1972 was a very good year for rock 'n' roll."
Wake of the Flood
Wake of the Flood
"A strange combination of musical styles; this one's hard to describe. The music Jerry Garcia wrote for this album seems to perfectly compliment Hunter's lyrics - better than any other album in the band's discography. Bob Weir's best work is here too."
The Smoker You Drink The Player You Get
The Smoker You Drink The Player You Get
"My favorite Walsh album. Joe Vitale provides some tasty flute while Rocke Grace provides outstanding piano playing."
Abbey Road
Abbey Road
"There are a couple of unfortunate tracks on here, but side 2 of this is incredible by any standard. Most credit goes to George Martin on this one for tying together all the small pieces into one cohesive work.."
Breakfast In America (Remastered)
Breakfast In America (Remastered)
"It never gets old, but unfortunately this remaster is a real stinker. Buy the original out-of-print CD from a marketplace seller, or better yet, buy the Mobile Fidelity version."
Idlewild South
Idlewild South
"Possibly the greatest American album ever."
Aladdin Sane
Aladdin Sane
"I don't care for most of his stuff, but Ziggy, and especially this, are monuments in the land of classic rock. The planets aligned on this one, though."
Exit 0
Exit 0
"His second album for MCA is very similar to the style of Guitar Town, but is better in my opinion."
A Nod is As Good As a Wink to a Blind Horse
A Nod is As Good As a Wink to a Blind Horse
"Rowdy and fun, this is one of the most under-rated rock albums of the '70s."
But Seriously Folks
But Seriously Folks
"During the mid-to-late seventies, Joe, Jay Ferguson, and Joe Vitale were sittin' in on each others albums. This is my favorite from that run."
The Captain and Me
The Captain and Me
"Smooth and well written. This is what happens when a great band, with their best material, works with a producer that is a perfect match."
Aqualung
Aqualung
"This is a very well written collection. The lyrics are a stinging indictment of man's hypocrisy and his self-centered tendency to honor God only when it suits man, and forget about him the rest of the time. How true."
Spartacus
Spartacus
"Perhaps the greatest prog album ever."
Camel- Mirage
Camel- Mirage
"...or maybe THIS is the greatest prog album ever."
Best of
Best of
"I loathe "Best Of" compilations, but this one is very different, in my opinion. The song selection and running order are perfect. I have all the studio albums, but somehow this is my favorite."
Hot Rocks 1964-1971
Hot Rocks 1964-1971
"Here's another worthy collection of hits. I sometimes pull it down from the shelf and listen to it even though I own all the albums it's culled from. It's been around since '71, and that alone is testament to its relevancy."
Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream
Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream
"Very emotional with just the right amount of production polish, this album came from a relatively obscure protest band that was an underground favorite."
(Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)
(Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)
"What an album! Just a bunch of redneck boys making beautiful noise."
Zuma
Zuma
"I reach for this more than any other Neil."
Hotel California
Hotel California
"I wasn't going to include this, and then I asked myself "why"? Because it's become cliche on classic rock stations and is probably the first album that pops into most people's heads when they think "classic rock"? Those things don't negate the fact that this was one of the great albums of the era, and that Wasted Time and The Last Resort are among the best songs of our time."
Barrel
Barrel
"Blue-eyed soul man and war protester. This is his best."
Yes Album
Yes Album
"The only 100% coherent album they made, and it was spectacular."
Who's Next
Who's Next
"This has the strongest songwriting of any of their albums. Keith Moon hasn't started declining noticeably yet, and he is prominently featured in the mix."
Aftermath (UK Version)
Aftermath (UK Version)
"I've always had a soft spot for this album, and this UK version is the one to get."
Soft Parade
Soft Parade
"Most people see this as the weakest Doors album. Not Me; It's my favorite. Morrison tries his hand at lounge singing - and he's actually pretty good! This Audio Fidelity version is the only way to get the original mix at this time. Electra is currently only marketing a remix that is sometimes quite different than the original."
Morrison Hotel
Morrison Hotel
"After the stinging criticism resulting from The Soft Parade's experimental nature, The Doors went back to the basics. Again, this gold disc is the only way to get the original mix."
Can't Buy A Thrill
Can't Buy A Thrill
"Is Steely Dan's music pop genius or just studio drivel? While I understand the merit of both side's argument, this debut album was different than all the rest. It is based in pop/rock sensibilities with very little jazz influence, and the music is excellent. There can be no denying this album's greatness."
Steppenwolf 7
Steppenwolf 7
"This is a very under appreciated album from a very under appreciated band. The music is so well written it doesn't get old."