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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.

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

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

Album #179 - September 1973

Although the charts show Bruce Springsteen’s second album as achieving the #59 position on Billboard’s album charts, that figure is actually a bit misleading, as it did not chart at all

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    West End Blues – Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines

    The Smithsonian Collection of Classical Jazz: Part 2

    Album #174 - June 1973

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      King Porter Stomp - Jelly Roll Morton

      The Smithsonian Collection of Classical Jazz: Part 1

      Album #174 - June 1973

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        The Wailers: Catch A Fire

        The Wailers: Catch A Fire

        Album #173 - April 1973

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          The Eagles - Desperado

          The Eagles: Desperado

          Album #172- April 1973

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            Paul Kelly - Don't Burn Me

            Paul Kelly: Don't Burn me

            Album #171 - March 1973

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              John Cale – Paris 1919

              John Cale: Paris 1919

              Album #170 - March 1973

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                Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure

                Roxy Music: For Your Pleasure

                Album #169 - March 1973

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                  King Crimson – Lark’s Tongue in Aspic

                  King Crimson: Lark’s Tongue in Aspic

                  Album #168 - March 1973

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                    Little Feat - Dixie Chicken

                    Little Feat: Dixie Chicken

                    Album #167 - February 1973

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                      Iggy and The Stooges: Raw Power

                      Album #166 February 1973

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                        Gram Parsons - GP

                        Gram Parsons: GP

                        Album #165 - January 1973

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                          Townes Van Zandt: The Late, Great Townes Van Zandt

                          Townes Van Zandt: The Late, Great Townes Van Zandt

                          Album #164 - November 1972

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