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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.

Gram Parsons Grievous Angel

Gram Parsons: Grievous Angel

Gram Parsons’ posthumous album at the age of 26 could very well represent the single best marriage of country with rock and roll ever recorded.

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    Ann Peebles: I Can't Stand the Rain

    Ann Peebles: I Can't Stand the Rain

    Album #185 - January 1974

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      Roxy Music: Stranded

      Album #184 - November 1973

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        The Wailers - Burnin'

        The Wailers: Burnin'

        Album #183 - October 1973

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          Lou Reed - Berlin

          Lou Reed: Berlin

          Album #182 - October 1973

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            Bonnie Raitt: Takin' My Time

            Bonnie Raitt: Takin' My Time

            Album #181 - October 1973

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              Genesi - Selling England By The Pound

              Genesis: Selling England By The Pound

              Album #180 - October 1973

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                Bruce Springsteen: The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle

                Bruce Springsteen: The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle

                Album #179 - September 1973

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                  Can: Future Days

                  Can: Future Days

                  Album #178 - August 1973

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                    Waylon Jennings: Honky Tonk Heroes

                    Waylon Jennings: Honky Tonk Heroes

                    Album #177 - July 1973

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                      The New York Dolls

                      The New York Dolls: The New York Dolls

                      Album #176 - July 1973

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                        O, V. Wright - Memphis Unlimited

                        O. V. Wright: Memphis Unlimited

                        Album #175 - June 1973

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                          Free Jazz – Ornette Coleman Quartet

                          The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz: Part 10

                          Album #174 - June 1973

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