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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

29 in 2009: A Conclusion

It's ooooooooooovvveeeeeeeerrrrrrrrr!!!!!

Honestly, there were several times during the course of this series that I thought I should just quit.  Somewhere in between The Velvet Underground and Joy Division, this fun idea for a series turned into a series of unspeakable burden.  But I'm glad I did it, and here's why:  There are far too many great albums on this list that I never would have listened to if it weren't for the recommendation of all the readers.  And for that I say "THANK YOU!"

If I had to pick a favorite album during the course of this series, it would probably be King Crimson's In the Court of the Crimson King, which came out of nowhere and has received more listens in the last 12 months than any other album on here.  It would be followed by Led Zepplin's Houses of the Holy and Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson.  That last album I've even purchased on vinyl (recommended) here in the last few weeks.

My vote for worst album on this list unquestionably goes to The Velvet Underground's debut, which is mostly a collection of bad sounds, recorded and hyped up for no good reason.  The Who's Tommy comes in a disappointing second, followed by Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures.

Without question, it was a long, drawn-out series, but I hope you enjoyed reading and I hope that you discovered a few new gems.  I know I certainly did.  If you're a first time visitor and missed out on this crazy, year-long series, be sure to check out all 29 articles below.
  1. Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  2. King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King
  3. The Who: Tommy
  4. Nick Drake: Pink Moon
  5. Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited
  6. Robert Johnson: King of the Delta Blues Singers
  7. Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland
  8. Buddy Holly: Buddy Holly
  9. Jethro Tull: Aqualung
  10. The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground and Nico
  11. The Doors: The Doors
  12. The Clash: London Calling
  13. The Allman Brothers: Eat a Peach
  14. Miles Davis: Bitches Brew
  15. The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  16. The Smiths: The Queen is Dead
  17. R.E.M.: Murmur
  18. Joni Mitchell: Blue
  19. Serge Gainsbourg: Histoire de Melody Nelson
  20. Led Zepplin: House of the Holy
  21. Pink Floyd:  Dark Side of the Moon
  22. Frank Zappa:  Over-Nite Sensation
  23. Joy Division:  Unknown Pleasures
  24. David Bowie:  The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
  25. Sonic Youth:  Daydream Nation
  26. Janis Joplin:  Pearl
  27. The Rolling Stones:  Exile on Main St.
  28. Tom Waits:  Rain Dogs
  29. The Beach Boys:  Pet Sounds
I've got a pretty cool idea for a 2010 series.  More info on that later...

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