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    I've been doing this for quite some time now (like fourish months). But I realized that this place needs more music discussion anyway, so why not throw this here and not just NPC.

    You all know me as the hip-hop guru, but not as the rock guy, not in any sense.

    And there's a very good reason for that, it's because I've been raised rockless virtually. I'm way behind on experience for that stuff. So I finally caved in and decided to embark on a huge project where I make lists on my RYM account for every year between 63' and now. And for most of them I planned to listen to 20 albums each on this first go through.
    To immerse myself in four decades worth of Rock n Roll.

    Check out my account, the progress of the lists is near the top.
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    Sounds cool. I love me some rock and I could definitely stand to expose myself to more.

    So will you be taking album suggestions Zeph?
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    Enjoy Zeph. It's a good journey, indeed.

    May I ask why you decided to start with '63? (I'm rather partial to that year for reasons of my own, but I am curious about your choice...)
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    I'm surprised that you didn't have Hot Rats as part of the '69 list. Nice choice with King Crimson there though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I survived the buster call View Post
    Enjoy Zeph. It's a good journey, indeed.

    May I ask why you decided to start with '63? (I'm rather partial to that year for reasons of my own, but I am curious about your choice...)
    Prior to that things were pretty album scant, and I'm doing albums.

    I'm surprised that you didn't have Hot Rats as part of the '69 list. Nice choice with King Crimson there though.
    Nothing is final. I'll be swinging back around later.
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    I'm liking all the rock and roll Discussions your making, by far my favorite genre of music and i still only know a little about it, i'm up for anything that will strengthen my knowledge in this field

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    Quote Originally Posted by JERK DISEASE View Post
    Nothing is final. I'll be swinging back around later.
    I'd definitely dump one of the latter two to add Hot Rats on there. Ummagumma is an album you really have to be in the right mood to listen to or it quickly wears out its welcome.

    Other options for that year would be:

    Beck-Ola
    Santana
    The Allman Brothers Band

    That was one great year for guitarists.

    If you want something really, really different on there, there's Trout Mask Replica, but that might be too different.

    What do you have picked out for '78 so far? Well, besides Excitable Boy?
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    Well, since your at '78 Zeph, I'm gonna go ahead and suggest listening to Styx and Journey since they're about reaching their prime at that point. Also, Foreigner has just made the scene and they're pretty incredible right from the start.

    Also, I know you said you were pretty strict about listening to only rock, but would you consider listening to New Wave and Alternative Rock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    I'd definitely dump one of the latter two to add Hot Rats on there. Ummagumma is an album you really have to be in the right mood to listen to or it quickly wears out its welcome.

    Other options for that year would be:

    Beck-Ola
    Santana
    The Allman Brothers Band

    That was one great year for guitarists.

    If you want something really, really different on there, there's Trout Mask Replica, but that might be too different.

    What do you have picked out for '78 so far? Well, besides Excitable Boy?
    I'm not going to dump anything, I'm going to be going back through and adding ten more albums to each list after these initial runs.

    Hot Rats isn't planned yet, Trout Mask is though.
    I REALLY want to get to Santana but I can't yet.

    It's really pretty hard to plan this thing out and get what you want in.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nobodyman
    Well, since your at '78 Zeph, I'm gonna go ahead and suggest listening to Styx and Journey since they're about reaching their prime at that point. Also, Foreigner has just made the scene and they're pretty incredible right from the start.
    78' is already half done, and instead of Styx, Journey, Foriegner etc, I've been listening to stuff like PiL, Banshees, Wire, and Pere Ubu lol.

    Also, I know you said you were pretty strict about listening to only rock, but would you consider listening to New Wave and Alternative Rock?
    Those are...I mean they're rock. So of course. Rock is a really broad category.

    Well SOME New Wave, like Blondie, The Cars, Elvis Costello etc. The ones that are still rock oriented.

    Not so much The Human League or other NW groups that are basically synth pop. Though actually I intend to do an 80's pop thing alongside my 80's lists just for fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JERK DISEASE View Post
    78' is already half done, and instead of Styx, Journey, Foriegner etc, I've been listening to stuff like PiL, Banshees, Wire, and Pere Ubu lol.
    Well, I'd recommend checking them out at some point at any rate.

    Those are...I mean they're rock. So of course. Rock is a really broad category.

    Well SOME New Wave, like Blondie, The Cars, Elvis Costello etc. The ones that are still rock oriented.

    Not so much The Human League or other NW groups that are basically synth pop. Though actually I intend to do an 80's pop thing alongside my 80's lists just for fun.
    Okay, I understand. Sorry if that seems like a dumb question, but I'm still kind of a newb when it comes to these sub-genres and music cultures.

    Anyway, when you get to '83 you need to listen to Seven and the Ragged Tiger. It's essential listening as far as I'm concerned. Also, if you don't think they're too divergent I'd recommend listening to the B-52's, specificallly Cosmic Thing which came out in '89.

    Oh, and I have a huge favor to ask when you get to 1990.

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    Better ask it now before I get too fixed on what I picked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JERK DISEASE View Post
    Better ask it now before I get too fixed on what I picked.
    Very well. Flood by They Might Be Giants. It's the album that made me fall in love with the band.

    As far as alternative rock bands go they're pretty sing-and-sound-like-whatever-we-want, but they still have a pretty distinct style all their own. I don't even care if you end up liking them or not, but I think everyone should at least give them a try.

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    Quick list of all the albums so far that I've rated as 5 or 6 (perfect score).

    1965
    -Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited
    1966
    -The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds
    1967
    -The Beatles: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    -The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour
    -The Who: The Who Sell Out
    -The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced?
    1968
    -The Beatles: The White Album
    -The Rolling Stones: Beggar's Banquet
    -The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland
    1969
    -The Beatles: Abbey Road
    -The Who: Tommy
    -The Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed
    1970
    -John Lennon: Plastic Ono Band
    -George Harrison: All Things Must Pass
    -Derek and the Dominoes: Layla
    1971
    -Led Zeppelin: IV
    -The Who: Who's Next
    -Can: Tago Mago
    1972
    -The Rolling Stones: Exile on Main St
    -David Bowie: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
    1973
    -The Stooges: Raw Power
    -Genesis: Selling England by the Pound
    1974
    -Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
    1975
    -Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
    -Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks
    -Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti
    1976
    -David Bowie: Station to Station
    1977
    -The Ramones: Leave Home
    -The Ramones: Rocket to Russia
    -David Bowie: Low
    -David Bowie: Heroes
    -Wire: Pink Flag
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    When you get to 1981, will you tear Face Value to shreds?

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    Actually I'm doing an 80's pop thing alongside my 80's lists, and it's THERE that I'm reviewing Phil Collins solo albums.

    So we'll see. If he fucks up enough he'll get lots and lots of unfavorable comparisons to the kickass Peter Gabriel 80's solo joint you betchya.

    As for the rest of Genesis...I'll do that on the next cycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JERK DISEASE View Post
    I'm not going to dump anything, I'm going to be going back through and adding ten more albums to each list after these initial runs.
    Oh, okay. I thought that you were just going to keep it to twenty albums a year.

    If you're going to go back through and do each year again, when you get to '73, do Dark Side of the Moon again, but watch The Wizard of Oz with it.

    Hot Rats isn't planned yet, Trout Mask is though.
    I REALLY want to get to Santana but I can't yet.
    If you like Zappa at all, Hot Rats should be a priority. And Captain Beefheart is something else.

    It's really pretty hard to plan this thing out and get what you want in.
    Yeah. Some years almost have too many great albums to pick through while others are extremely lean.
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    The difference between 76 and 77 almost blew me away. I was rushing around to find anything to fill up 76, and scrambling around trying to figure out which of the many many 77' albums I couldn't exclude on a first go through.
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    Saving The Stranger for the second run through of '77 aren't ya.
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    So we'll see. If he fucks up enough he'll get lots and lots of unfavorable comparisons to the kickass Peter Gabriel 80's solo joint you betchya.
    God I would really hate being Phil Collins.

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    Might I recommend trying Deep Purple the next time you come back to the 70s? Machinehead and In Rock absolutely merit listens, IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyan D. Funk View Post
    Saving The Stranger for the second run through of '77 aren't ya.
    I did a Billy Joel list awhile ago but took it down when I started this.
    Here were my ratings.

    Cold Spring Harbor: 3
    Piano Man: 3
    Streetlife Serenade: 3
    Turnstiles: 4
    The Stranger: 4.5
    52nd Street: 4.5
    Glass Houses: 4
    The Nylon Curtain: 3.5
    An Innocent Man: 5
    The Bridge: 3.5
    Stormfront: 2.5
    River of Dreams: 3.5

    But yeah, I'll add a lot of that next time.

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    Might I recommend trying Deep Purple the next time you come back to the 70s? Machinehead and In Rock absolutely merit listens, IMO
    Already planned. :)

    On the next go through I've planned a bunch of the records for the following atm.

    -The Monkees
    -Procol Harum
    -Captain Beefheart
    -Deep Purple
    -MC5
    -Tim Buckley
    -King Crimson
    -Neil Young
    -Yes
    -The Sparks
    -T Rex
    -The Eagles
    -Bue Oyster Cult
    -Cheap Trick
    -The Jam
    -The Damned
    -Japan
    -Tom Petty
    -Devo
    -Dire Straits
    -Simple Minds
    -X
    -Dead Kennedys
    -The Minutemen
    -10,000 Maniacs
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