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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.

Syd Barrett: The Madcap Laughs

Syd Barrett: The Madcap Laughs

Album #79 - January 1970

Have you ever asked yourself “Whatever became of the ‘60s counterculture”? Here is your answer. The promise of a new consciousness crumbled with the close of the decade.

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    The Grateful Dead - Live/Dead

    The Grateful Dead: Live/Dead, Part 2

    Album #73 - November 1969

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      Frank Zappa - Hot Rats

      Frank Zappa: Hot Rats

      Album #72 - October 1969

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        The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)

        The Kinks: Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)

        Album #71 - October 1969

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          Townes Van Zandt

          Townes Van Zandt: Townes Van Zandt

          Album #70 - September 1969

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            Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left

            Nick Drake: Five Leaves Left

            Album #69 - September 1969

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              The Stooges - We Will Fall

              The Stooges: We Will Fall

              Album #68 - August 1969

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