Visions of Paradise

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Favorite Rock Artists

Here are my favorite rock and roll artists in three categories. With each artist I have listed two albums which, in my opinion, represents them at the top of their form. Happy listening!

Favorite Classic Rock Artists:
1 The Kinks: Muswell Hillbillies / Arthur
2 The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper / Revolver
3 Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run / The River
4 Chris De Burgh: Man on the Line / This Way Up
5 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Damn the Torpedoes / Mudcrutch
6 U2: The Joshua Tree / All That You Leave Behind
7 Van Morrison: Saint Dominic’s Preview / The Philosopher’s Stone
8 Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cosmo’s Factory / Chronicle
9 Dion DiMucci: Yo, Frankie! / King of the New York Streets
10 The Waterboys: Fisherman’s Blues / This Is The Sea

Favorite Progressive Rock Artists:
1 Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon / Meddle
2 The Moody Blues: To Our Children’s Children’s Children / Seventh Sojourn
3 The Strawbs: Hero and Heroine / Halcyon Days
4 Yes: The Yes Album / Close To The Edge
5 Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Trilogy / Brain Salad Surgery
6 Supertramp: Even in the Quietest Moments / Crime of the Century
7 Electric Light Orchestra: El Dorado / Afterglow
8 King Crimson: Cirkus / Condensed 21st Century Guide to King Crimson
9 Frank Zappa: Hot Rats / Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar
10 Dream Theater: A Change of Seasons / Live Scenes From New York

Favorite Folk Rock Artists:
1 Richard Thompson: Shoot Out the Lights / Watching the Dark
2 Simon and Garfunkel: Bookends / Old Friends
3 Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick / Aqualung
4 Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited / Blood On the Tracks
5 The Band: The Band / Stage Fright
6 Steve Forbert: Streets of This Town / Young, Guitar Days


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