Hejira’s my fave, but I understand the popular sentiment for Blue and Court and Spark. Might put Hissing Lawns at #2, and For the Roses at 3 – maybe.
Marie, from his under-appreciated last record, is about as harrowing as they get. So is The Hole.
never a big fan of their jammy side – PFNO would be #3 only because The Normal Years not allowed
still her best record
I’d have a hard time parsing out the very best songs, but Legendary Hearts and Magic and Loss as whole records would be in my top 5 or so . . . no songs on the list of either, but then of course how do you narrow Lou Reed down to 10 songs – a noble task indeed
“Religion don’t mean a thing/ it’s just another way to be right wing” is a Damned quote btw
ya know, the boston spaceship years are pretty damn list-worthy too
. . . though I suppose Flowers is more of an odds and ends collection – but a great one
Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) is one of the best hits records ever, and neatly collects all those great early Jagger-Richards songs (minus most of the covers) – I know greatest hits records don’t usually qualify, but BHHTAGG would make my top five, and Flowers would be in my top ten.
1. Sell Out
4. A Quick One
5. Meaty Beaty
Gotta admit that Who’s Next does have the problem of freshness for me . . . my loss
Dig Me Out and The Hot Rock definitely #1 & 2 . . .
death grips . . good one! robyn is a pretty generous sort . finished “shaky” a bit ago – neil young pretty m uch refused to listen to ANYTHING, though he did lit a little bit of nirvana in. maybe the musician-types i tend to be drawn to were big fanboy geeks first, and that comes out in their music
could go with 2/3 of auquemeni for starters . . . tuff pix when, like thee clash, there’s just too much of quality to choose from
okay, now i see them all – nice to see flip your wig up near the top
only 5 here too . . . plus the overly bombastic, gushingly over the top intro article – i’ll let someone else get outraged by the lennon blaspehemy
from everything i’ve read, the songs themselves are no great shakes . . . you gotta surrender to the jam. i thought ragged glory wasn’t so great as it was made out to be at the time, and this somehow sounds blander – any thoughts from someone’s who’s heard it?