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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.

Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left

Nick Drake: Five Leaves Left

Album #69 - September 1969

Considering Nick Drake’s innate shyness, it’s a wonder that he ever recorded at all, which makes it all the more incredible that he is a posthumous star.

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    Thelonious Monk: Underground

    Thelonious Monk: Underground

    Album #51

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      Small Faces: Ogden's Nut Gone Flake

      Small Faces: Ogden's Nut Gone Flake

      Album #50

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        The Zombies: Odessey and Oracle

        Album #49

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          The Velvet Underground: White Light, White Heat

          The Velvet Underground: White Light, White Heat

          Album #48 - January 1968

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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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