100 Greatest Albums

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Simon and Schuster, 2003 - Music - 219 pages
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VH1's 100 Greatest Albums television series sparked much debate about the accuracy of its list, but it was a great guide for any serious or casual music fan as to which albums should be staples in any record collection. As a book, the 100 Greatest Albums will be the perfect reference for building a substantive and thorough collection, as well as just being an entertaining read about some of the most important works ever created in music history. The book follows the order of the list, starting at 100 and working towards number one. Each album is discussed thoroughly across a two-page spread and each spread will include; an image of the album cover, the year of release, the record label, production and engineering credits, band members and instruments played, appropriate quote or quotes about the album from other artists, an essay that gives context to the album by examining its historical significance and detailing what makes the album unique by diving into the songs.
 

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A companion to the VH1 show of the same name, Hoye's compilation of the 100 greatest albums of all time is a solid effort in the"best of" listmania (a phenomenon for which VH1, which has covered ... Read full review

Contents

The Beatles REVOLVER
1
Nirvana NEVERMIND
4
Beach Boys PET SOUNDS
7
Marvin Gaye WHATS GOING ON
11
The Jimi Hendrix Experience ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?
14
The Beatles RUBBER SOUL
19
Stevie Wonder SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE
22
The Beatles ABBEY ROAD
24
The Doors THE DOORS
134
Crosby Stills Nash Young DEJA VU I 36
137
NWA STRAIGI IT OUTTA COMPTON
140
Curtis May field SUPERFLY
144
Miles I avis BITCHES BREY
146
U2 ACHTUNG BABY
147
Miles I avis KIND OF BLUE
149
The Rolling Stones BEGGARS BANQUET
150

Bob Dylan BLONDE ON BLONDE
27
The Beatles SGT PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
30
The Beatles THE BEATLES aka The White Album
32
The Rolling Stones EXILE ON MAIN STREET
34
The Who WHOS NEXT
36
Joni Mitchell BLUE
39
U2 THE JOSHUA TREE
42
Fleetwood Mac RUMOURS
44
The Sex Pistols NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS
46
David BowieHUNKY DORY
47
The Clash LONDON CAM ING
70
Bob Marlev the Wallers EXODUS
74
Bruce Springsteen BORN I KIN
78
Bob Dylan BLOOD ON Tl IE TKACKS
82
Aretha lVanklin I NEVEB LO ED A M N
84
Stevie onder IN N EB ISK NS
85
Van Morrison MONDNCE
88
James Brown SI X M CHINE
97
an Morrison STRM l l KS
98
Aretha Franklin I A I Y SOL I
100
Onus N Roses APPETITE IOR I ESTRl CTK N
102
Led eppelin I El EPPEI IN II
104
ed eppelin I El EPPEI IN l0i
107
David Bowie RISE AM I I 1 1 1 STAR1 l ST
112
Irince 1999
114
The Police SYNCHRONICITY
116
Pink Floyd DARK SIDE OF TI IE MOON I 18
120
Bob DylanBRINGING IT ALL BACK IIOME
122
The Ramones RAMONES
124
Parliament MOTIIERSI IIP C 1NNECTION
126
Kraftwerk TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS
128
The Bee GeesSATURIHY NIGIITFEVER l50 58 I usty Springfield DUSTY IN MEMPHIS
131
The Allman Bros Band AT IlLI MORE EAST
132
Bruce Springsteen DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
152
Iggy Pop and The Stooges RAW POWER I 54
154
Al Green CAM ME I
164
The Beastie Boys PAULS BOUTIQUE
166
The Beplacements LET IT BE
168
Aretha Franklin YOUNG GIFTED BLACK
172
James Taylor SWEET BABY JAMES
173
BOLD AS LOVE
174
Pearl Jam TEN
175
Elvis Costello MY AIM IS TRUE 1 78
178
Otis Redding OTIS BLUE
180
ACDC BACK IN BLACK
182
Television MARQUEE MOON
184
Paul Simon GRACELAND
186
Santana ABRAXAS
188
The Who QUADROPHEMA
190
Cream DISRAELI GEARS
191
Talking 1 leads REMAIN IN LIGHT
194
Derek the Dominoes LAYLA
196
The Who TOMMY
197
Peter Gabriel SO
198
REM MURMUR
200
Simon Garlunkel I5OOKENDS
201
Radiohead OK COMPUTER
202
Tina Turner PRIVATE DANCER
204
Liz Phair EXILE IN GUYYILLE
206
Ray Charles MODERN SOUNDS IN COUNTRY WESTERN MUSIC
210
The Jackson Five ABC
211
The B52s THE B52s
212
Madonna LIKE A PRAYER
214
About the Authors
217
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