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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

#24 - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, David Bowie

"From the slow build of "Five Years" to the final blast of "Rock & Roll Suicide," Bowie's first hit album has only improved with age. FM radio has never stopped playing "Ziggy Stardust" and "Suffragette City" because even if you cut the platform shoes off and wipe the makeup away -- you're still left with incredible rock'n'roll." (real music guide)

#23 - Tapestry, Carole King

"Tapestry has at least four songs that you know by heart. A streamlined, fully-packed showcase of King's genre-defining gift for pop songwriting and a benchmark for '70s AM radio, Tapestry has withstood the test of time far better than Frampton Comes Alive -- the other record everybody and their brother bought in the '70s." (real music guide)

#22 - At Fillmore East (live), The Allman Brothers Band

"If you've never heard the version of "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'" on this live album, then you need to set the volume to 100 and wait for Duane Allman to come blazing in with such ferocity, you'll want to tear your teeth out because he's not around anymore. Then there's an hour of the best blues-rock band ever, nailing everything in sight." (real music guide)

#21 - Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys

"Classics such as "God Only Knows," "Wouldn't It Be Nice," and "Sloop John B" blend into one rapturous symphony that combines 1960s pop, avant-garde arrangements, goofball innocence, and oddly reverential, pained genius. Initially ignored in the U.S., the record was instantly hailed as a masterpiece in the U.K. Paul McCartney still ranks it as the greatest album ever made." (real music guide)

#20 - Moondance, Van Morrison

"Astral Weeks wowed the critics, but it was this upbeat album that captured the public's attention and made Van a high charting man. It features the perennial FM hit "Moon Dance," but every song on the album, from "And It Stoned Me" to "Glad Tidings," rank among Van's best. A jazz, folk and soul-strewn celebration of life's gifts, this is perfect "feel good" music that doesn't insult your intelligence." (real music guide)


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