Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Remember what we're always sayin' about 1971?

That it would be pretty darn impossible to come up with a "top 10" list at the end of the year, if the year was 1971. 'Cause there were sooooooo many incredible releases, how could you pick? Well, the folks at the Peacedogman website (a great music-fan site that you rockers out there should be browsing anyway) have taken their best shot at compiling an annotated top 25 guide to 1971, demonstrating the difficulty of sorting out the mindblowing godliness of that year, music-wise... Black Sabbath, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Funkadelic, Comus, Can, HawkwindMC5, Alice Cooper (x2)... it makes us want to not even bother with the 2008 Top 20 lists we're working on right now!!

The Peacedog list is pretty right-on, we'd have changed the order and added/subtracted a few records for sure, but like we said, it's a difficult task. Take a look a the list, and then figure out what you could possibly take off - to make room for Flower Travellin' Band "Satori", Neu! "1", Pink Floyd "Meddle", Hampton Grease Band "Music To Eat", Los Dug Dug's, Leaf Hound "Growers Of Mushroom", Culpeper's Orchard, etc. etc....

4 comments:

Dave said...

I haven't heard everything on their list, so I won't comment on what I'd replace, but for me personally, these are notable omissions (assuming I have the release year right): Allman Brothers "At Fillmore East", Ten Years After "A Space in Time", and if you have to include only one Yes album, it should have been "Fragile"...

Anonymous said...

If you click the link at the bottom of the page, another page of reviews explains some of the ones they left out and why.

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Anonymous said...

here's another top ten of 1971 for anyone who is interested:

http://www.swanfungus.com/2007/04/the-top-ten-other-records-of-1971.html