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Jan. 10, 2017: Classic Rock Artist Top 10s

This is a pretty silly exercise, I'll admit, but I've been listening to Joni Mitchell a lot the last few weeks and thought to list my 10 favorite albums of hers. Then, well, I thought to do the same with a few canonical rock acts—ones that: 1) are popular, 2) have of course released more than 10 high-quality albums, and 3) I'm familiar with enough to semi-publicly broadcast (and if need be, argue) my opinions. Maybe one day I'll add some more groups that fit the criteria (or diversify in terms of style and era), but for now, the acts included are: The Beatles, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, The Kinks, Neil Young, and The Rolling Stones.

The Beatles

1. The Beatles
2. Revolver
3. Rubber Soul
4. A Hard Day's Night
5. Magical Mystery Tour
6. Abbey Road
7. Beatles for Sale
8. Let It Be
9. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
10. Help!

Bob Dylan

1. Nashville Skyline
2. John Wesley Harding
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. Blood on the Tracks
5. Blonde on Blonde
6. The Basement Tapes
7. New Morning
8. Self-Portrait
9. Tempest
10. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

David Bowie

1. Low
2. Hunky Dory
3. Station to Station
4. "Heroes"
5. Aladdin Sane
6. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
7. Lodger
8. Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
9. Blackstar
10. Young Americans

Joni Mitchell

1. The Hissing of Summer Lawns
2. Hejira
3. Blue
4. Court and Spark
5. Mingus
6. For the Roses
7. Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
8. Ladies of the Canyon
9. Night Ride Home
10. Taming the Tiger

The Kinks

1. The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society
2. Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Vol. 1
3. Something Else by The Kinks
4. Muswell Hillbillies
5. Face to Face
6. Everybody's in Show-Biz
7. Arthur (or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)
8. Misfits
9. The Kink Kontroversy
10. Give the People What They Want

Neil Young

1. On the Beach
2. After the Goldrush
3. Tonight's the Night
4. Time Fades Away
5. Zuma
6. Trans
7. Comes a Time
8. Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
9. Ragged Glory
10. Rust Never Sleeps

The Rolling Stones

1. Beggars Banquet
2. Exile on Main Street
3. Between the Buttons
4. Sticky Fingers
5. Some Girls
6. Let It Bleed
7. Their Satanic Majesties Request
8. Black and Blue
9. December's Children (and Everybody's)
10. Aftermath

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