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Friday, October 14, 2005

#185 - All That You Can't Leave Behind, U2

"U2 returned to airwave dominance in 2000 with the release of this -- their 12th album. Powered by the ringing, Trip-Hop-touched "Beautiful Day" and the surging "Elevation," the album furthers the band's near-perfect track record in terms of incorporating contemporary elements into the post-modern pop style they are famous for." (real music guide)

#184 - Every Picture Tells A Story, Rod Stewart

"Rod's potent combination of Sam Cooke, Folk-Rock, and plain old rock 'n' roll was never more perfectly realized than on this, his third record. "Maggie May" became his signature tune, and the title cut rocks with the indefinable spirit that makes all of Stewart's work from this period not just essential, but vital." (real music guide)

#183 - Nashville Skyline, Bob Dylan

"Leaving his trademark nasal inflections behind for a throaty country croon, Dylan delivered this seminal twang-rock album in 1969. Those unfamiliar with this underrated classic will instantly recognize the hit "Lay Lady Lay" as well as the baritone bark of Johnny Cash, who lends his backing vocals." (real music guide)

#182 - John Prine, John Prine

"A revelation upon its release, this album is now a collection of standards: "Illegal Smile," "Hello in There," "Sam Stone," "Donald and Lydia," and, of course, "Angel from Montgomery." Prine's music, a mixture of folk, rock, and country, is deceptively simple, like his pointed lyrics, and his easy vocal style adds a humorous edge that makes otherwise funny jokes downright hilarious." (allmusic guide)


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