Jackson Browne – For Everyman (90)

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If you are looking for an album that will slow your heart rate and leave you feeling tranquil and satisfied, look no further than Jackson Browne’s sophomore album, For Everyman. This multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter followed up his stellar self-titled debut with an album that continued to produce beautiful and mellow songs. Browne enlisted a huge staff…

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The Doors – Strange Days (90)

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For a band that was active less than ten years with only six studio albums (with all four members) The Doors became an iconic band of the late 1960s.  They pushed the edge of popular rock music; crafting poetic lyrics of sex and death over blues-rock inspired instrumentation, while still managing to produce a sound…

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Steely Dan – Aja (100)

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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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The Band – The Band (100)

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The Band may not be from Lake Charles, Louisiana, as mentioned in ‘Up On Cripple Creek’ or heading there any time soon. But the Canadian group struck gold with their second studio album featuring several of the band’s most historic songs, such as ‘Up On Cripple Creek.” Even though The Band sticks to their iconic…

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