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 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."
"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."
"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.."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."