Intro to series here.
When I posted my ten favorite rock albums, I realized I had a bunch more that I could have mentioned (same as you I’m sure). Here are some great ones that just didn’t make the cut. Next (and last) post on this theme will be a list of albums I think are great but didn’t entirely make the top twenty cut:
A Hard Day’s Night. Beatles. I used to play one side, flip it over, play it again.
My Aim is True. Elvis Costello. A great album, a great songwriter and musicologist.
Let it Bleed. Rolling Stones. “Gimme Shelter,” “You Can’t Always Get What you Want,” the title song – enough said.
Band on the Run. Paul McCartney. Great stuff. I just learned the intro to “Let Me Roll It” on guitar .
Texas Flood. Stevie Ray Vaughn. SRV rekindled interest in blues. Was there a better bluesman? “It’s floodin’ down in Texas. All of the telephone lines are down.”
Citizen. Steely Dan. I cheated here. This is a box set of everything they ever did. Cannot beat it.
Bridge Over Troubled Water. Paul Simon. Simon is, IMHO, one of the greatest songwriters ever.
Aerosmith. First album. I used to live a few blocks from where they formed in Boston.
Elton John. Another great first album. “Your Song,” “Take Me To the Pilot.”
Abraxas. Santana. Carlos is one of my favorite guitarists ever. A great, great band.