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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.

Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica

Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica (Part 1)

Album #66 - June 1969

First of all, I’m certain that Don Van Vliet would not (necessarily) have approved, but it probably wouldn’t hurt to be stoned for your first listen.

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    Van Dyke Parks: Song Cycle

    Van Dyke Parks: Song Cycle

    Album #47

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      Traffic: Heaven is in Your Mind

      Traffic: Heaven is in Your Mind

      Album #46

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        Leonard Cohen: Songs of Leonard Cohen

        Leonard Cohen: Songs of Leonard Cohen

        Album #45

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          The Who: The Who Sell Out

          The Who: The Who Sell Out

          Album #44

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            13th Floor Elevators: Easter Everywhere

            13th Floor Elevators: Easter Everywhere

            Album #43

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              Love: Forever Changes

              Love: Forever Changes

              Album #42

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