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Monday, October 24, 2005

#39 - Are You Experienced?, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

"They say that when Are You Experienced? was released in 1967, it actually scared people. Drenched in echo, panning from left to right every two seconds, howling feedback -- nothing had ever sounded this far out and blown apart. On top of it all there was this big black guy doing things with his guitar that seemed...dirty. Jimi changed the rules with this one." (real music guide)

#38 - Achtung Baby, U2

"Bono & Co's first foray into post-modern Euro pop and cold Kraut rock was one of the 1990s defining monster hits. Songs such as "The Fly" and "Zoo Station" experiment with sound, while "One" may just be their finest romantic ballad." (real music guide)

#37 - Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones

"This 1971 tour de force is one of the very best records of the '70s. Working from familiarly bluesy territory, the boys add country honk depression, honing the trademark combination of huckster cynicism and sonic authenticity that marks their best work. The ideas presented on Sticky Fingers were fleshed out and perfected on Exile On Main St." (real music guide)

#36 - Rumours, Fleetwood Mac

"Rumours catapulted Fleetwood Mac to the top of the charts throughout all of 1977, with songs such as "Go Your Own Way," "You Make Loving Fun," "Dreams" and "Don't Stop," providing the band with a handful of stunning, career-defining moments. Without a doubt, Rumours is the must-have Fleetwood Mac album for fans and novices alike." (real music guide)

#35 - Déjà Vu, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

"Déjà Vu lived up to its expectations and rose to number one on the charts. Those achievements are all the more astonishing given the fact that the group barely held together through the estimated 800 hours it took to record Déjà Vu and scarcely functioned as a group for most of that time. Déjà Vu worked as an album, a product of four potent musical talents who were all ascending to the top of their game coupled with some very skilled production, engineering, and editing." (allmusic guide)


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