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127. The Band – Music from Big Pink

“That one record changed everything for me. After Sgt. Pepper, it’s the most influential record in the history of rock and roll. It affected Pink Floyd deeply, deeply, deeply. Philosophically, other albums may have been more important, like Lennon’s...

126. The Small Faces – Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake

I love being British sometimes. I’m not really the flag-waving type, but after listening to a lot of west coast surrealism in the past few weeks, it’s really nice to come home to a totally different breed when it comes to psychedelic rock. Which is why this album is...

125. Simon and Garfunkel – Bookends

It sort of faded as they got more confident, and thankfully it’s pretty much absent by “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, but despite all the charming melody and gorgeous songwriting that Simon and Garfunkel are known for, they always had this slightly annoying...

124. The Pretty Things – SF Sorrow

The Pretty Things would seem at first glance to be an epitome of 60s also-rans. Coming from a background of proper dirty R&B belters like 1965’s “Rosalyn”, they’re a band that doesn’t show up very much in the grand histories told of rock (no, I hadn’t really heard...

123. Iron Butterfly – In a Gadda Da Vida

Even the review in the book skips past Side A, and given the fact that it’s Iron Butterfly and the title of the album, you can’t really blame them – let’s face it, we all know why you’re listening to this. That sprawling, 17 minute beast of a title track has been said...