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Top 10 albums of all time

by Bibanu' on Jul.13, 2010, under News

There are dozens of bullshit websites around, arguing that they are an authority in reviewing music. What a load of crap! Obviously the best music critics are musicians themselves. Think about it – musicians make the fuckin’ music that so-called “critics” review. If musicians have the ears, the imagination and the chops to make it, then clearly they are the best authority in telling you what’s good and what’s bad in it. We noticed that most major artists out there do not get involved in reviewing music, probably because it would be bad business to endorse other releases but their own. LSD disagrees: we have all the money we could possibly need, so who gives a shit if you buy our album or someone else’s? Actually, you can’t even buy our album anyway, because it’s out of print! If you’re lucky, you may be able to get a copy off eBay, but it’s very unlikely because nobody wants to sell it.

In this episode we talk about our favorite music. You should know by now that if we tell you it’s good, then it’s fuckin’ amazing. So here is a list of the top 10 albums of all time:

10. The Beatles – Abbey Road
Spot #10 is always tough to pick, since there are dozens of albums that we’d like to include in our top. The battle for this spot was actually between two Beatles albums, those being Revolver and Abbey Road. While both albums rank very high in terms of composition strength, we believe Abbey Road wins based on flawless production and historical importance (it’s the last Beatles album to be recoded).

9. Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A.
This is the Boss’ masterpiece, a fast and furious rock journey targeting the American middle class. While there are better individual Springsteen songs on other albums (think Thunder Road or The River), this album reads “high quality” from start to finish.

8. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
This album creates a universe of its own; it feels like the music paints abstract, spatial shapes in front of your eyes, especially if you’re high. Dark Side is a great album, the likes of which will never be heard of again.

7. The Clash – London Calling
Not your average punk album, London Calling is actually quite artsy despite its apparent rawness. The entire album is awesome, but our favorite tracks remain Lost in the Supermarket, Spanish Bombs and Clampdown. Do yourself a favor and check them out.

6. The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main St.
This is blues-rock at its finest. A mighty double-album, Exile takes a while to assimilate, but if you’re wise enough you’ll get it eventually. When it does sink in, it’s likely that you’ll buy a guitar and try some blues licks yourself.

5. Led Zeppelin – IV
Led Zeppelin really nailed it with this one. The music kicks ass in every possible way, from thumping on your brains to chillin’ you out. Zeppelin IV influenced generations of rockers (think Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Pearl Jam and many others) and continues to do so today.

4. Michael Jackson – Thriller
You’ve probably grown up with this music, so you’re likely to dismiss it on the grounds that it’s too commercial and overplayed. But when Thriller was released in 1982, it exploded all over the world, with its unique sound and catchy hooks. Up to this day, it remains the highest selling album of all time (75-110 million copies sold worldwide). Unfortunately, this album is also indirectly responsible for a lot of crap that’s being released nowadays.

3. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
The Beach Boys made a hobby of trying to outdo the Beatles in the ‘60s. Pet Sounds is an experimental album often regarded as a “response” to the Beatles’ Rubber Soul. Still, Beach Boys alpha male Brian Wilson finally raised the white flag when the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which we discuss next.

2. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
A highly experimental album, Sgt. Pepper’s redefined the rules of music. Listen to this album carefully, put it in the context of ‘60s music and you’ll realize that hearing something like this at the time basically turned your entire world upside down. Most importantly, the album stood the test of time (i.e. it still sounds as great today as it did back then).

1. LSD – Turnu’ Babel (The Tower of Babel)
LSD’s 2007 debut album, The Tower of Babel, is a concept album that relates to anything, everything and everyone. Considered by many to be a starting point of modern music, The Tower of Babel grossed millions and allowed the two band members - Leu’ Derbedeu’ and Bibanu’ - to live lives that others only dream of.


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