Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (100)


In the summer of 1965, just after Bob Dylan and his band had finished recording the first track off of what was to become the album Highway 61 Revisited, an iconic protest song called “Like A Rolling Stone,” Dylan took the stage at The Newport Folk Festival to raucous applause. He was the headliner that…

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U2 – The Joshua Tree (100)


Coming off of the recent success of their hard rock-anthem album, War, and the experimental, The Unforgettable Fire, the Irish rock band U2 took yet another step in a different direction with The Joshua Tree; producing an edgy rock album while purposely confining themselves to conventional song structures.  U2 began with heavy influences from post-punk…

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Pink Floyd – Animals (100)


Arguably one of the most highly regarded bands throughout the history of rock music is Pink Floyd, and there’s really no solid argument refuting the declaration. Not many bands have released perfect albums and Animals would be their third in a row followed by a fourth. Released in 1977, Animals came right in the midst…

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Steely Dan – Aja (100)


The core members of Steely Dan, multi-instrumentalists Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, are obviously outstanding musicians who can also be categorized as eccentric perfectionists.  Since their formation in 1972, the band released six remarkable records during this decade – followed by the stellar 1980 release of Gaucho – each having a story to tell due…

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