Category Ranking Records

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1979

After running through my fave record releases of the fabulous year of 1978, I realized that the next year of 1979 may have been my second favorite year ever for music. So, here are 10 albums from that year that spent a lot of time on my turntable back then and still do today. It […]

Ranking Records—Elton John

It’s time to look at “The Classic Years” of Sir Elton Hercules John. This label comes from the name of the fantastic CD remastering of his catalog from 1969 to 1975. I have taken the liberty of going one LP further concluding with his “Blue Moves” record which marked the end of the first phase […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1978

I have always looked back on the year 1978 as my favorite year for music. To prove it, here’s a run through of my 10 favorite albums that were released that year. Maybe they are not critically the best nor necessarily diverse in style, but they are the ones that I appreciated the most. I […]

Ranking Records—10cc

My latest subject is the British band 10cc. Making their mark as pop music hitmakers in the 70s, 10cc featured the talents of Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Lol Creme and Kevin Godley. After four records, Godley and Creme departed while Gouldman and Stewart continued on with the band for seven albums after that. While I […]

Ranking Records—10 Bands We Have Learned to Dislike

One thing we serious music fans love to do is be snobs and not like the bands everyone else likes. However, in some cases, we used to like those bands but have since changed our mind. Often, we even go so far as to even no longer claim to like the music that we once […]

Ranking Records—Big Star

They came out of Memphis in the 70s and although they didn’t sell many records, Big Star influenced more bands than you can shake a stick at. In the process, they created two masterful works of Power Pop and a “third” somewhat experimental record that many musicians worship. I will take you through these three […]

Ranking Records—Sex Pistols

In this special edition of Ranking Records, I take a look at the studio LP output by those notorious punk rock icons, the Sex Pistols. Please keep the day in mind, and I hope you like my Johnny Rotten impersonation at the end. Don’t forget to hit those “Like” and “Subscribe” buttons on YouTube and […]