Monday, January 27, 2014

Lyrics (Over)Analysis - Rainy Day Women ♯12 & 35 by Bob Dylan




This song is often interpreted as a drug song about marijuana use. However there are people out there who strongly disagree and other music reviewers such as George Starostin, John McFerrin and Jonathan Hopkins who all find it funny that people are dumb enough to interpret it as a drug song.

This song is about "casting stones" in a sense of "let him who is without sin cast the first stone"

So the song is essentially a dig at his critics where they will stone him no matter what he does. He concludes in the chorus that he wouldn't mind getting stoned if everyone who cast stones at him were under the same level of scrutiny. Essentially this song is a message against hypocrisy for all the critics and cynics who choose to cast stones and to judge other people.

The lyrics certainly fit that interpretation and in fact Dylan also said "I have never and never will write a 'drug song.'" Answering a question about people interpreting this song to be about getting high, Dylan told Rolling Stone in 2012: "These are people that aren't familiar with the Book of Acts."

So that seems to answer that question. It's an open and shut case that this song isn't about drugs since the lyrics fit the casting stone interpretation and Dylan outright denies the drug message right?

Well I say no and I'll disagree with Dylan himself even though I have no reason to question his honesty and sincerity regarding his denial. The fact is he wrote a drug song whether he intended to or not.

You see lyrics are not the same as poetry. In poetry the entire message of the poetry is purely derived from the words. In lyrics the message of the song is derived from both the words and the music.

Dylan singing this same lyrics in a contemplative Freewheelin style ballad is completely different to singing the same lyrics whilst playing carnival music in the background, having people sounded like they are partying in the background with the "woo hoo" and having Dylan giggling and singing "everybody must get stoned" whilst sounding completely spaced out himself. In fact according to wiki "During the recording, Dylan was high on cannabis, having passed joints around before the recording"

So we have a bunch of people high on cannibis going on about "Getting stoned" and people like George Starostin are seriously saying this song isn't about marijuana use. That is completely utterly nonsense and I'm going to put a slight alteration of a quote from George here to prove my point.

"Yeah sure, go ahead and tell me how all the hippies were too thick to get the actual meaning of Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35, how they took it for a marijuana drug song when in reality it was condemning the hypocrisy of critics casting stone from the first to the last line. You know what? When Black Sabbath put intentionally Christian lyrics on Master Of Reality, they could hardly hope to evade the usual accusations of Satanism - just because your record says 'leave the Earth to Satan and his slaves', you can't really help yourself if it's essentially still brutal, dark, horrific style guitar riffs. 

Likewise, just because your song says ‘Well, they'll stone you when you're trying to be so good, They'll stone you just like they said they would, They'll stone you when trying to go home, And they'll stone you when you're there all alone’ you can't really help yourself if it's essentially still a loud, cheerful, drug party with an intoxicated guy yelling 'Everybody must get stoned' at the top of his lungs. 

And don't tell me Bob Dylan didn't know that. This is an intentionally bohemian album, an album whose creator knew it would appeal to the hippies who wouldn't be able to take the 'subtlety' of the lyrics into account - and then, when accused of being about marijuana and drug taking sympathies, he could always turn around and say, 'hey guys, why doncha read the lyrics right'. It's an intentional provocation, and of the meanest kind, at least according to my personal values"

My personal view is that this song is both about casting stones and about “getting stoned”. When Bob Dylan refers in the verse about the people who will cast stones at him no matter what he does. I would often think about the critics who denounce bohemian culture and cast stones at the drug use that involves in the subculture. When Bob Dylan sings out “But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned”, this is simultaneously about the hypocrisy of people who cast stones at him because those critics would never liked it if everything they do is scrutinized by other people whilst at the same time it’s a humorous reminder that if everyone get stoned people wouldn't be so much of a stickler and have more of a “live and let live” attitude. Essentially the “stoned” is used as a double entendre to mean both casting stones as well as getting stoned.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

My OCD Top 500 Album List

This is me putting my categorisation and music obsession to work. Compiled over a period of 2 year  trying to emulate the Rolling Stones magazine Top 500 list. Included live albums but compilations are excluded.

1 Sparks Sparks 1971
2 The Kinks Arthur (The Rise And Fall Of The British Empire) 1969
3 Sparks Lil' Beethoven 2002
4 Radiohead Ok Computer 1997
5 Radiohead The Bends 1995
6 The Who Quadrophenia 1973
7 Genesis Selling England By The Pound 1973
8 The Beatles Abbey Road 1969
9 Sparks Kimono My House 1974
10 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed 1969
11 Sparks No. 1 In Heaven 1979
12 Kate Bush The Dreaming 1982
13 Roxy Music Roxy Music 1972
14 Sparks Hello Young Lovers 2006
15 Jimi Hendrix Are You Experience? 1967
16 Bob Dylan Blonde On Blonde 1966
17 The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers 1971
18 The Kinks Muswell Hillbillies 1971
19 The Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street 1972
20 Genesis Foxtrot 1972
21 The Beatles The Beatles (White Album) 1968
22 The Who Live At Leeds 1970
23 The Who Live At Isles Of Wight 1970
24 Midnight Oil Head Injuries 1979
25 The Beatles Rubber Soul 1965
26 The Beatles Sergeant Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band 1967
27 King Crimson In The Court Of The Crimson King 1969
28 Yes Drama 1980
29 Pink Floyd Animals 1977
30 Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick 1972
31 Sparks Propaganda 1974
32 Genesis Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 1974
33 Kate Bush The Kick Inside 1978
34 The Doors Strange Days 1967
35 The Kinks Village Green Preservation Society 1968
36 The Zombies Odessey And Oracles 1968
37 The Beach Boys Smile Sessions/Smile 1967
38 The Beatles Revolver 1966
39 Sparks A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing 1972
40 Sparks Exotic Creatures Of The Deep 2008
41 Split Enz Mental Notes 1975
42 Paul McCartney Ram 1971
43 The Who Tommy 1969
44 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Firstborn Is Dead 1985
45 Television Marquee Moon 1977
46 U2 Boy 1980
47 R.E.M. Murmur 1983
48 Blur Blur 1997
49 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures 1979
50 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Good Son 1990
51 PJ Harvey Rid Of Me 1993
52 John Lennon Plastic Ono Band 1970
53 Paul McCartney Memory Almost Full (Vinyl Version) 2007
54 Steve Hackett Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth 2009
55 The Aliens Luna 2008
56 The Who Who's Next 1971
57 The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet 1968
58 George Harrison All Things Must Pass 1970
59 King Crimson Red 1974
60 Can Tago Mago 1971
61 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 1966
62 Yes Yes 1969
63 Gentle Giant Octopus 1972
64 Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland 1968
65 Bob Dylan Desire 1976
66 Paul McCartney Band On The Run 1973
67 Sparks Indiscreet 1975
68 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Tender Prey 1988
69 John Lennon Imagine 1971
70 Steve Hackett Beyond The Shouded Horizon 2011
71 Radiohead Hail To The Thief 2003
72 The Kinks Face To Face 1966
73 Can Soundtracks 1970
74 Radiohead Kid A 2000
75 Midnight Oil Midnight Oil 1978
76 The Sugarcubes Life Is Good 1988
77 Jeff Buckley Grace 1994
78 Bob Dylan Blood On The Tracks 1975
79 Genesis Trespass 1970
80 Van Der Graaf Generator H To He Who Am The Only One 1970
81 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin I 1969
82 Yes Magnification 2001
83 PJ Harvey Dry 1992
84 Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue 1977
85 Kate Bush Never For Ever 1980
86 The Beach Boys Sunflower 1970
87 Brian Eno Before And After Science 1977
88 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love 1985
89 U2 October 1981
90 Pink Floyd Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn 1967
91 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells 1973
92 The Doors The Doors 1967
93 Crowded House Farewell To The World 1996
94 Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon 1973
95 Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso Darwin! 1972
96 Emerson Lake Palmer Tarkus 1971
97 Brian Eno Here Comes The Warm Jets 1974
98 Deep Purple In Rock 1970
99 Midnight Oil Place Without A Postcard 1981
100 The Kinks Something Else 1967
101 The Doors Morrison Hotel 1970
102 Harmonium Si On Avait Besoin D'une Cinquieme Saison 1970
103 Patti Smith Easter 1978
104 Bob Dylan Time Out Of Mind 1997
105 The Rolling Stones Live In England '65 1965
106 Black Sabbath Sabotage 1975
107 The Band Music From Big Pink 1968
108 Genesis Nursery Cryme 1971
109 Mike Oldfield Ommadawn 1975
110 Brian Eno Another Green World 1975
111 The Flaming Lips The Terror 2013
112 The Who The Who Sell's Out 1967
113 Deep Purple Machine Head 1972
114 Talking Heads Fear Of Music 1979
115 Blondie Parallel Lines 1978
116 Gentle Giant Gentle Giant 1970
117 Sparks Music That You Can Dance To 1986
118 The Smiths Queen Is Dead 1986
119 Sparks Angst In My Pants 1982
120 Sparks Whomp That Sucker 1981
121 Grinderman (Nick Cave) Grinderman 2 2010
122 The Beatles Let It Be 1970
123 U2 Zooropa 1993
124 Blur 13 1999
125 R.E.M. New Adventures In Hi-Fi 1996
126 The Flaming Lips At War With The Mystics 2006
127 AC/DC Back In Black 1980
128 Jethro Tull Aqualung 1971
129 Spirit Spirit 1968
130 Emerson Lake Palmer Brain Salad Surgery 1973
131 Yes Fragile 1971
132 Renaissance Ashes Are Burning 1973
133 Caravan In The Land Of Grey And Pink 1971
134 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination 1976
135 The Moody Blues Days Of Future Past 1967
136 King Crimson In The Wake Of Poseidon 1970
137 Blur The Great Escape 1996
138 Procol Harum Procol Harum 1967
139 Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited 1965
140 Ben Folds Five Ben Folds Five 1995
141 The Rolling Stones Tattoo You 1981
142 The Beach Boys Today! 1965
143 Roxy Music For Your Pleasure 1973
144 King Crimson Absent Lovers 1984
145 Paul McCartney Venus And Mars 1975
146 The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request 1967
147 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Henry's Dream 1992
148 Bruce Springsteen Darkness On The Edge Of Town 1978
149 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975
150 Family Music In A Doll House 1968
151 Roxy Music Stranded 1973
152 The Rolling Stones Aftermath 1966
153 Joy Division Closer 1980
154 Split Enz Second Thoughts 1976
155 The Rolling Stones Between The Button 1967
156 The Flaming Lips Transmission From The Satellite Heart 1993
157 The Clash London Calling 1979
158 The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! 1970
159 Midnight Oil 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 1982
160 The Beatles Hard Day's Night 1964
161 Ben Folds Five Whatever And Ever Amen 1997
162 Neil Finn Try Whistling This 1998
163 The Cars The Cars 1978
164 Nirvana MTV Unplugged 1994
165 Paul McCartney Driving Rain 2001
166 10CC 10CC 1973
167 Jimi Hendrix Axis: Bold As Love 1967
168 Radiohead In Rainbows 2007
169 Renaissance Scheherazade And Other Stories 1975
170 Electric Light Orchestra Eldorado 1974
171 Paul McCartney Chaos And Creation In The Backyard 2005
172 Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste 1971
173 Crowded House Together Alone 1993
174 Pixies Doolittle 1989
175 Genesis A Trick Of The Tails 1979
176 Kate Bush The Sensual World 1989
177 Midnight Oil Red Sails In The Sunset 1984
178 801 (Brian Eno) 801 Live 1976 1976
179 Steve Hackett Spectral Morning 1979
180 Arcade Fire Funeral 2001
181 U2 Achtung Baby 1991
182 The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man 1965
183 The Triffids Born Sandy Devotional 1986
184 Frank Zappa Hot Rats 1969
185 Blur Parklife 1994
186 R.E.M. Automatic For The People 1992
187 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds No More Shall We Part 2001
188 Elvis Costello This Year Model 1978
189 Peter Gabriel 3 1980
190 Emerson Lake Palmer Emerson Lake Palmer 1970
191 The Moody Blues To Our Children's Children's Children 1969
192 The Pretty Things S.F. Sorrow 1968
193 Yes The Yes Album 1971
194 The Who My Generation 1965
195 The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour 1967
196 David Bowie Heroes 1977
197 Deep Purple Made In Japan 1972
198 Graham Coxon The Spinning Top 2009
199 Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan 1963
200 The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin 1998
201 Premiata Forneria Marconi Photos Of Ghosts 1973
202 Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso 1972
203 King Crimson Lark's Tongues In Aspic 1973
204 Graham Coxon Crow Sit On Blood Tree 2001
205 The Clash The Clash 1977
206 Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water 1970
207 Spirit Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus 1970
208 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff 1975
209 The Doors Waiting For The Sun 1968
210 The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup 1973
211 U2 War 1983
212 The Beach Boys Surf Up 1971
213 Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
214 Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand 2004
215 Prince Purple Rain 1984
216 The Flaming Lips Clouds Taste Metallic 1995
217 Alice Cooper Dada 1983
218 King Crimson Discipline 1981
219 Nine Inch Nails Downward Spiral 1994
220 Queen A Night At The Opera 1975
221 U2 Joshua Tree 1987
222 Blur Modern Life Is Rubbish 1993
223 R.E.M. Life's Righ Pageant 1986
224 Neil Young Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere 1969
225 The Byrds Younger than Yesterday 1967
226 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV 1971
227 PJ Harvey Is This Desire 1998
228 Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs 1970
229 David Bowie Hunky Dory 1971
230 Blondie Blondie 1976
231 David Bowie Station To Station 1976
232 The Aliens Astronomy For Dogs 2007
233 David Bowie The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spider From Mars 1972
234 Bjork Vespertine 2001
235 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Let Love In 1994
236 Graham Coxon The Sky Is Too High 1998
237 Can Future Days 1973
238 Nine Inch Nails Broken 1992
239 Jimi Hendrix Miami Pop Festival 1968
240 Steve Hackett Till We Have Faces 1984
241 Pulp This Is Hardcore 1998
242 Nirvana In Utero 1993
243 John Lennon Walls And Bridges 1974
244 The Beach Boys Summer Days And Summer Nights 1965
245 Radiohead Amnesiac 2001
246 Blondie Eat To The Beat 1979
247 Split Enz Frenzy 1979
248 The Animals The Animals On Tour 1965
249 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones 1964
250 Bjork Debut 1993
251 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan 1962
252 Sparks Introducing Sparks 1977
253 The Smiths Strangeways Here I Come 1988
254 Heart Dreamboat Annie 1976
255 Big Star No. 1 Record 1972
256 David Bowie The Next Day 2013
257 The Easybeats Friday On My Mind 1967
258 St. Vincent Marry Me 2007
259 Muse Black Holes And Revelation 2006
260 Roxy Music Country Life 1974
261 Genesis Abacab 1981
262 St. Vincent Strange Mercy 2011
263 R.E.M. Up 1998
264 Cocteau Twins Treasure 1984
265 The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream 1993
266 Squackett (Steve Hackett) A Life Within The Day 2012
267 Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel I 1977
268 Brian Eno Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) 1974
269 Black Sabbath Paranoid 1970
270 Genesis Wind & Wuthering 1976
271 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath 1970
272 Kate Bush Aerial 2005
273 Morrissey Your Arsenal 1993
274 Nirvana Nevermind 1991
275 Electric Light Orchestra A New World Record 1976
276 Morrissey Vauxhall And I 1994
277 PJ Harvey Uh Huh Her 2004
278 Blues Magoos Psychedelic Lollipop 1966
279 Paul McCartney London Town 1978
280 Bob Dylan New Morning 1970
281 The Kinks Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One 1970
282 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Abattoir Blues/Lyres Of Orpheus 2004
283 The Left Banke Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina 1967
284 Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillows 1967
285 Pixies Come On Pilgrim/Surfa Rosa 1987/1988
286 Paul McCartney Off The Ground 1993
287 R.E.M. Green 1988
288 Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better 2005
289 King Crimson Three Of A Perfect Pair 1984
290 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys 1979
291 Patti Smith Waves 1979
292 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True 1977
293 AC/DC Highway To Hell 1979
294 Jellyfish Spilt Milk 1993
295 The Byrds Fifth Dimension 1966
296 Bob Dylan Another Side Of Bob Dylan 1964
297 Morrissey Beethoven Is Dead 1993
298 Jethro Tull Stand Up 1967
299 Cream Disraeli Gears 1967
300 Graham Coxon The Kiss Of Morning 2002
301 Pink Floyd The Wall 1979
302 The Smiths Meat Is Murder 1984
303 The Nice The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack 1968
304 The Doors Soft Parade 1969
305 The Beach Boys 20/20 1969
306 The Beach Boys Wild Honey 1967
307 The Beatles Help 1965
308 The Rolling Stones Some Girls 1978
309 Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory 1970
310 Derek And The Dominos Layla 1970
311 Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home 1965
312 PJ Harvey Let England Shake 2011
313 Morrissey Viva Hate 1989
314 Split Enz Time And Tide 1982
315 Curved Air Air Conditioning 1970
316 Genesis Genesis 1983
317 Steve Hackett Voyage Of The Acolyte 1975
318 Split Enz Dizrythmia 1977
319 Premiata Forneria Marconi Storia Di Un Minuto 1972
320 Sebastian Hardie Four Moments 1975
321 The Beach Boys Love You 1977
322 Beck Midnite Vultures 1999
323 10cc The Original Soundtrack 1975
324 Primal Scream Screamadelica 1991
325 Elvis Costello Imperial Bedroom 1982
326 Pulp Different Class 1995
327 Crowded House Temples Of Low Man 1988
328 The Kinks Misfits 1978
329 The Kinks Sleepwalker 1977
330 Deep Purple Fireball 1971
331 Ben Folds Five The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner 1999
332 Argent Argent 1969
333 Bob Dylan Together Through Life 2009
334 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile 1999
335 Franz Ferdinand Tonight 2009
336 Nirvana From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah 1996
337 U2 The Unforgettable Fire 1984
338 The Beach Boys All Summer Long 1964
339 Pixies Bossanova 1990
340 Steve Hackett Defector 1980
341 Caravan If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You 1970
342 Sparks Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins 1994
343 The Darkness One Way Ticket To Hell And Back 2005
344 Paul McCartney Red Rose Speedway 1973
345 The Darkness Permission To Run 2003
346 Oasis Heathen Chemistry 2002
347 The Beatles With The Beatles 1963
348 Gomez Bring It On 1998
349 Midnight Oil Earth And Sun And Moon 1993
350 The Flaming Lips Hit To Death In The Future Head 1992
351 Radiohead Pablo Honey 1993
352 Blue Oyster Cult Agents Of Fortune 1976
353 The United States Of America The United States Of America 1968
354 Talking Heads Remain In Light 1980
355 Sparks Big Beat 1976
356 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II 1969
357 Mike Oldfield Incantations 1978
358 The Who Who Are You 1978
359 PJ Harvey To Bring You My Love 1994
360 PJ Harvey Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea 2000
361 Yes Close To The Edge 1972
362 Midnight Oil Diesel And Dust 1987
363 Pearl Jam Ten 1991
364 R.E.M. Out Of Time 1991
365 XTC Skylarking 1986
366 Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk 1998
367 The Jam Sound Affects 1980
368 Zammuto Zammuto 2012
369 The Ramones Ramones 1976
370 King Crimson Lizard 1970
371 The Rolling Stones Bridges To Babylon 1997
372 The Small Faces The Small Faces 1967
373 Coldplay A Rush To The Blood In The Head 2002
374 The Rolling Stones It's Only Rock 'n Roll 1974
375 Stevie Wright Hard Road 1974
376 The Smiths The Smiths 1984
377 Ray Davies Other People's Lives 2006
378 The Band The Band 1969
379 Pixies Trompe le Monde 1991
380 Oasis Definitely Maybe 1994
381 Nine Inch Nails With Teeth 2005
382 Ringo Starr Ringo Rama 2005
383 The Flaming Lips Embryonic 2009
384 The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang 2005
385 Harmonium L'Heptade 1976
386 The Buggles The Age Of Plastic 1980
387 Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) 2013
388 Graham Coxon The Golden D 2000
389 Deep Purple Deep Purple 1969
390 The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Framed 1972
391 Ben Folds Five The Sound of the Life of the Mind 2012
392 The Who A Quick One 1966
393 Morrissey Ringleader Of The Tormentors 2006
394 The Police Synchronicity 1983
395 The Police Ghost In The Machine 1981
396 The Cure The Cure 2004
397 Yes 90125 1983
398 Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain 1994
399 Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother 1970
400 R.E.M. Document 1987
401 Pink Floyd Meddle 1971
402 Gorillaz Demon Days 2005
403 The Duckworth Lewis Method The Duckworth Lewis Method 2009
404 Spirit The Family That Plays Together 1968
405 Sigur Rós Ágætis Byrjun 1999
406 Graham Coxon Happiness In Magazine 2004
407 Gomez Liquid Skin 1999
408 Bjork Post 1995
409 Bjork Homogenic 1997
410 Peter Gabriel Security 1982
411 Genesis From Genesis To Revelation 1969
412 Elvis Costello Get Happy 1980
413 Dire Straits Dire Straits 1978
414 The Beatles Beatles For Sale 1964
415 Paul McCartney Run Devil Run 1999
416 a-Ha Analogue 2005
417 The Beatles Please Please Me 1962
418 The Velvet Underground Loaded 1970
419 Oasis Dig Out Your Soul 2008
420 The Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads 1965
421 The Kinks The Kinks Kontroversy 1965
422 The Animals The Animals 1964
423 The Kinks Kinks 1964
424 The Cure The Head On The Door 1985
425 Oasis What's The Story Morning Glory 1995
426 The Cure Disintegration 1989
427 U2 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb 2004
428 J.J. Cale Naturally 1971
429 Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac 1975
430 Blood, Sweat & Tears Child Is Father To The Man 1968
431 Muse Absolution 2003
432 Neil Young After The Gold Rush 1970
433 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Murder Ballads 1996
434 Black Sabbath Masters Of Reality 1971
435 Sparks Plagiarism 1998
436 R.E.M. Fables Of The Reconstruction 1985
437 Crowded House Crowded House 1986
438 AC/DC Let There Be Rock 1977
439 Dennis Wilson Bambu 1978
440 Sparks Balls 2000
441 Neil Finn Dizzy Hieghts 2014
442 Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso Io Sono Nato Libero 1973
443 Paul McCartney Tug Of War 1982
444 The Small Faces Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake 1968
445 Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mining 1990
446 T. Rex Electric Warrior 1971
447 The Doors LA Woman 1971
448 Nick Drake Five Leaves Left 1969
449 My Bloody Valentine Loveless 1991
450 Genesis Duke 1980
451 Yes Time And A Word 1970
452 Genesis And Then There Were Three 1978
453 Mike Oldfield Hergest Ridge 1974
454 Muse Origin Of Symmetry 2001
455 The Alan Parsons Project I Robot 1977
456 Yes Relayer 1974
457 Ben Folds Rockin' the Suburbs 2001
458 The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robot 2002
459 The Cure Wish 1992
460 Simon & Garfunkel Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme 1966
461 Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine 1989
462 Steve Hackett Wild Orchid 2006
463 Sparks In Outer Space 1983
464 Sparks Terminal Jive 1980
465 R.E.M. Reckoning 1984
466 Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River 1969
467 George Harrison Living In The Material World 1973
468 Bob Dylan Planet Waves 1974
469 Arcade Fire Neon Bible 2007
470 The Flaming Lips In A Priest Driven Ambulance 1990
471 The Finn Brothers Finn 1995
472 Neil Finn One Nil 2001
473 St. Vincent St. Vincent 2014
474 Paul McCartney McCartney 1970
475 The Police Reggatta De Blanc 1979
476 The Police Outlandos D'Amour 1978
477 Adele 21 2011
478 Cold Chisel Circus Animals 1982
479 The Pipettes We Are The Pipettes 2006
480 Alice In Chains Dirt 1992
481 The Black Keys El Camino 2011
482 Graham Coxon Love Travels at Illegal Speeds 2006
483 Dusty Springfield A Girl Called Dusty 1964
484 Peter Gabriel Us 1992
485 The Stone Roses The Stone Roses 1989
486 Robert Fripp Exposure 1979
487 Coldplay X&Y 2005
488 Paul McCartney New 2013
489 Morrissey You Are The Quarry 2004
490 Nirvana Bleach 1989
491 George Harrison Extra Texture (Read All About It) 1975
492 Supertramp Crime Of The Century 1974
493 The Go-Betweens 16 Lovers Lane 1988
494 Coldplay Parachute 2000
495 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground 1969
496 The Yardbirds Having A Rave Up 1965
497 Elvis Costello Armed Forces 1979
498 Elvis Costello Blood And Chocolate 1986
499 Änglagård Hybris 1993
500 Sonic Youth Daydream Nation 1988