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Monday, October 17, 2005

#114 - Desire, Bob Dylan

"Recorded before Dylan embarked on the crazed, legendary Rolling Thunder Revue, a tour in which he took about 20 musicians all over the U.S. "Hurricane," the story of framed prizefighter Reuben Carter, is one of Dylan's biggest hits, but "Isis" is the one on this album you need to listen to until your ears fall off." (real music guide)

#113 - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Genesis

"Being really into Peter Gabriel-era Genesis may not get you many dates, but that doesn't mean The Lamb Lies isn't worth checking out. First of all, prog rock was never so melodic, and a couple of songs -- "Back in N.Y.C.," in particular -- actually rock. In fact, "Back in N.Y.C." rules -- it's in 7/8! You gotta listen to something when you're tripping." (real music guide)

#112 - Stop Making Sense, Talking Heads

"Everyone's favorite concert movie is also a fine document of a group at the pinnacle of their form. Where the band's studio albums capture their darkness and frenetic energy, this portrait is one for the masses: full-color and glossy. Mainstream acceptance rarely sounded so vital." (real music guide)

#111 - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Neil Young & Crazy Horse

"As the introduction of Crazy Horse, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere stands as a seminal album. But when you think about the impact the record's triptych of hits ("Cinnamon Girl," "Down by the River" and "Cowgirl in the Sand") represent, it gets damn near scary. In 1969, who wasn't influenced by these songs? The title track and "Losing End" are just as good." (real music guide)

#110 - Pretenders, The Pretenders

"Time may have blunted some of the edges on the Pretenders' debut effort, but 20-plus years after its release, Pretenders still ignites like a powder keg. From start ("Precious") to finish ("Mystery Achievement"), the songs herein challenge convention and offer an emotional ally in love and life. A classic." (real music guide)

#109 - Exodus, Bob Marley & The Wailers

"This album features more instantly recognizable tracks than any other Bob Marley album. But it's also notable for the title track's use of Dub techniques (at the time of release, Dub was strictly an underground style of Reggae). The lyrical phrase "movement of the people" gets emulated with a steady pulse groove that remains consistent throughout the entire song." (real music guide)

#108 - Avalon, Roxy Music

"Avalon found Roxy Music smoothing out their arty, angular edges with lush orchestration and graceful arrangements. This 1982 album would prove to be the band's last studio effort, and, as fate would have it, their most popular release thanks to the singles "More Than This" and "Take A Chance With Me."" (real music guide)


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