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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

#58 - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco

"The esoteric but alluring collage of sounds on Wilco's latest earned them the #6 spot on our Best of 2002 poll. The songs traverse styles, from the bleak "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart" to the perky "Heavy Metal Drummer," all the while retaining Wilco's signature pawnshop- guitar- run- through- a- dozen- effects- pedals sound." (real music guide)

#57 - What's Going On, Marvin Gaye

"A 1971 masterpiece, What's Going On's influence has endured since its release. A concept album that explores social problems and human relationships, the album paradoxically spawned three No. 1 hits and has never ceased influencing Soul. Gaye is in fine form, and songs such as the title track and "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" are part of America's cultural fabric." (real music guide)

#56 - Darkness On The Edge Of Town, Bruce Springsteen

"Coming three long, litigation-filled years after Born to Run, Springsteen returned, bloodied but unbowed, with Darkness on the Edge of Town. Slightly worse for wear, the Boss' voice drips with bitterness as he sings about desperate, down-on-their-luck characters. Yet another classic, blue-collar offering from one of America's most gifted singer-songwriters." (real music guide)

#55 - Tommy, The Who

"The Who's 1969 Rock Opera, Tommy, launched the band to even higher levels of stardom. Nearly all twenty-four songs were written by Townshend, including "Pinball Wizard," "I'm Free," and the epic-length "Underture." The story of a deaf-mute-blind boy who happens to be a wiz at pinball inspired a movie, a Broadway show and, naturally, a pinball machine." (real music guide)


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