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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.

Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left

Nick Drake: Five Leaves Left

Album #69 - September 1969

Considering Nick Drake’s innate shyness, it’s a wonder that he ever recorded at all, which makes it all the more incredible that he is a posthumous star.

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    The Stooges - We Will Fall

    The Stooges: We Will Fall

    Album #68 - August 1969

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      Miles Davis - In A Silent Way

      Miles Davis – In a Silent Way

      Album #67 - July 1969

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        Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica

        Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica (Part 1)

        Album #66 - June 1969

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          Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica

          Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica (Part 2)

          Album #66 - June 1969

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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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