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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.

: Blues and Roots - Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus: Blues and Roots

Album #34 - March 1960

Trix are for kids, but jazz? Not so much. Kids aren’t particularly discerning regarding what is good for them, and their taste in music follows suit.

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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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                          Blue 7 – Sonny Rollins

                          The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz: Part 9

                          Album #174 - June 1973

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