Saturday, December 25, 2010

Top Ten Rock Albums of All Time

A lot of joggin' with the noggin' to come up with this one. Regrettably, two of my personal all time favorites, Cheap Thrills by Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, and American Beauty by The Grateful Dead just missed the top ten but I still play the hell out of 'em.

1. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO)

2. Revolver, The Beatles
Revolver (Remastered)

3. Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds

4. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)

5. The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon

6. Exile On Main Street, The Rolling Stones
Exile on Main Street

7. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin    
Led Zeppelin II

8. Abbey Road, The Beatles
Abbey Road (Remastered)

9. Back In Black,  AC/DC
Back in Black

10. The Doors, The Doors

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Top Ten Metal Albums of 2010


There are several Best Metal Albums lists available online and, one thing's for sure, there's not much agreement among them. Such is life. Here's my Top Ten:

1. Axiom Ethica Odini, Enslaved

Marrow of the Spirit

2. Marrow of the Spirit, Agalloch

Eparistera Daimones

3. Eparistera Daimones, Triptykon

The Final Frontier

4. The Final Frontier, Iron Maiden

Addicts: Black Meddle Pt II

5. Addicts: Black Meddle Part 2, Nachtmystium

Diamond Eyes

6. Diamond Eyes, Deftones

Crisis in Utopia

7. Crisis in Utopia, Holy Grail

Option Paralysis (Dig)

8. Option Paralysis, Dillinger Escape Plan


9. After, Ihsahn

At the Edge of Time

10. At the Edge of Time, Blind Guardian 

Top Ten Jazz Albums of All Time


There are several All Time Jazz Album lists out there in cyberspace. Among sites I've perused are those presented by, Piero Scaruffi, and Jacob Teichroew. Here's my list:

Kind of Blue

1. Kind of Blue (Miles Davis)

A Love Supreme

2. A Love Supreme (John Coltrane)

Night Train

3. Night Train (Oscar Peterson Trio)

Time Out

4. Time Out (Dave Brubeck)

Blue Train

5. Blue Train (John Coltrane)

The Way Up

6. The Way Up (Pat Metheny Group)

Jazz at Massey Hall

7. Jazz at Massey Hall (Charlie Parker)


8. Secrets (Allan Holdsworth)

The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady

9. The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (Charles Mingus)

Standard Joe

10. The Standard Joe (Joe Henderson)

Check out my picks for Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2010