Tag Archives: Ranking Records

Ranking Records: Fountains of Wayne

This may by far be the toughest ranking I’ve had to do. FOW has made five great studio LPs and I’m more here to make sure that you give a listen to each and every one of them. Also be sure to see my summary of all the Proper Nouns you can find in their […]

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 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 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—10 Great Live Albums 1975-80

It’s been fun during this mess of a time we are having to listen to live LPs. Here’s a selection of ten great ones recorded and released between 1975-80. Forgive me but I’m gonna just cover these in chronological order. Thanks for your support and please be sure to press those “Like” and “Subscribe” buttons […]