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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.

Dr. John: Dr. John’s Gumbo

Dr. John: Dr. John’s Gumbo

Album #110 - April 1972

If Ray Charles were born in New Orleans, he probably would never have left, and if he were to stay in New Orleans, he probably would have sounded an awful lot like Dr. John does here.

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    J.J. Cale - Naturally

    J.J. Cale: Naturally

    Album #103 - January 1972

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      David Bowie: Hunky Dory

      David Bowie: Hunky Dory

      Album #102 - December 1971

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        The Kinks: Muswell Hillbillies

        The Kinks: Muswell Hillbillies

        Album #101 - November 1971

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          Pink Floyd - Meddle

          Pink Floyd: Meddle

          Album #100 - November 1971

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            O.V. Wright

            O.V. Wright: A Nickel and a Nail and Ace of Spades

            Album #99 - July 1971

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              Gil Scott Heron: Piecees of a Man

              Gil Scott Heron: Pieces of a Man

              Album #98 - June 1971

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