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The Alternative Top 40

The Alternative Top 40

500 of the best and most historically relevant to NEVER make the top 40 album charts, chosen by Tom Ryan and presented chronologically.

Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica

Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica (Part 1)

Album #66 - June 1969

First of all, I’m certain that Don Van Vliet would not (necessarily) have approved, but it probably wouldn’t hurt to be stoned for your first listen.

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    The Shaggs - Philosophy of the World

    The Shaggs

    Album #65 - June 1969

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      The Meters - The Meters

      The Meters - The Meters

      Album #64 - May 1969

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        The Sir Douglas Quintet: Mendocino

        The Sir Douglas Quintet: Mendocino

        Album #63 - April 1969

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          The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground

          The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground

          Album #62 - March 1969

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            DUSTY SPRINGFIELD

            Dusty Springfield: Dusty in Memphis

            Album #61 - March 1969

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              The Flying Burrito Bros. -The Gilded Palace of Sin

              The Flying Burrito Bros. - The Gilded Palace of Sin

              Album #60 - February 1969

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