Category Ranking Records

Ranking Records: Rock Goes Disco

Do you remember Disco? How about when some rockers tried to embrace the movement and cut a track with a Disco beat meant to get you on the dance floor? Watch me take a look at a handful of Disco songs cut by rockers during the Disco days of the late 70s. PLEASE LIKE, SHARE […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1984

I was surprised how easy it was for me to put together my fave records from 1984. However, I could not stop at just ten and had to list a dozen. It was an interesting year in music for sure. MTV reigned and two artists on my list became bonafide superstars after releasing multi-platinum smashes […]

Ranking Records—The Music of David Johansen: New York Dolls/Solo/Buster Poindexter/The Harry Smiths

Wow! What a long and diverse musical career Staten Island’s David Johansen has had. From the seminal Punk of the New York Dolls, a solo career, his alter-ego Buster Poindexter, and the roots music of the Harry Smiths. One of my all-time favorite recording artists and live performers, watch me rank 15 studio LPs from […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1974

Here’s a look at my favorite records of 1974 which was yet another fabulous year in music. In addition to a “top ten” there are also five additional fab records from that year that I just had to mention. One thing to note is that I didn’t discover my top three discs from 1974 until […]

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 […]