Category Ranking Records

Ranking Records: The Jam

Here’s a quick look at the six studio LPs by the hugely successful chart-topping British band, The Jam. Never achieving the kind of fame in the US that they achieved back at home, yours truly likewise had not given the band they attention they deserved. More a fan of Jam leader Paul Weller’s later adventures […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 2020

Since I am guilty of not listening to enough new music, I hesitated doing a best of for 2020. But on the other hand, there were a few records that I just loved that I couldn’t resist talking about. So, here’s a look at all the 2020 releases I bought narrowed down to the eight […]

Ranking Records: Rock Christmas Classics?

Watch me discuss a handful of Rock Christmas songs from over 40 years ago. The question to answer is which of these can now be considered to be Christmas Classics. Let me know what you think in the comments below. PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND SUBCRIBE AND HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS! Here’s a Spotify playlist for […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1983

Well, 1983 was a such a tough year to pick 10 great records that I’m giving you 13 instead. While there are a few great ones, some sadly just had a few outstanding cuts rather than being great albums. My lukewarm feeling about the year in music was evident when I scoured other lists about […]

Ranking Records: Nick Lowe

I’m back again this time to look at the 14 studio LPs from one of my all-time favorite artists, Mr. Nick Lowe. Again, his is another record catalog that I have had the pleasure of experiencing in real time since Nick’s debut in 1978. The “Jesus of Cool” has sure made some great “Pure Pop […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1982

1982 was another easy year for me to pick my fave LPs although I did a Nigel Tufnel and had to take it to eleven! You will see some of my favorite artists repeat which was hard to avoid since they released some amazing stuff giving me no choice. However, there are some new faces […]

Ranking Records—The Ramones

Wow! This was a tough but fun one for me to get through. The Ramones were a band that I initially had zero interest in, but eventually learned to love. This oversight sure cost me the chance to see a lot of live shows back in the day, although I did see this one at […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1975

Wow! This may have been the easiest year for me to pick my ten favorite albums. Truly a stellar year for rock music, the year 1975 also produced three LPs that appear on “My 10 Fave LPs” list, including my favorite LP of all time. Please support my Music City Mike YouTube page by clicking […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1976

Continuing on with recapping years, here is a look back at another amazing one in rock music history. It’s hard to believe that this was 44 years ago! These are my favorites from back then and would love to hear what yours were. Please support my Music City Mike YouTube page by clicking the “Like” […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1977

Here’s a look at the records I loved most back in 1977, a year that most of us will remember as when Punk Rock first started to come to vinyl. Again, for me it was hard to overlook some of the great work released by some of my favorite artists. Nonetheless, there may be some […]