The Soak of the Year

When you look annoyed all the time people think you're busy.

The Band – “The Band”

This is probably one of the Top 5 albums of the 1960’s.

People fall all over themselves to expound upon the relevance of Revolver, and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, and Pet Sounds, and The Velvet Underground w. Nico, and Are You Experienced?.


You should think of all that critical nonsense this way.  There are tons of albums from the 90’s that are better than Nevermind by Nirvana. Yet, that album will always be the most discussed and highly rated album from that period based entirely on what it historically represents; that is, the changing of the popular guard from 80’s metal to 90’s grunge.

But!  Hey!  Readers!  We appreciate the impact of Nevermind (after all, we lived through it [get it, it’s a HOLE reference] but we also know there were way better records in the 90’s.  WE KNOW!  We lived them. We really do know!


If you get a chance, check out The Band’s self-titled first album, The Band. And put your vinyl copy of Sgt. Pepper’s where it belongs. In a commemorative glass case next your copy of Dark Side of the Moon and Thriller and Nevermind, and OK Computer.

Whatever your favorite album from the 90’s was, chances are you can find an album comparable to that from the 60’s. You just need to start looking with fresh eyes!


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