Friday, August 31, 2007

Album ratings

About halfway through my Rock Is Dead - Long Live Rock days, I changed my rating system. Originally, I scored out of ten. I then decided to add an extra point for albums I considered perfect. In other words, my ratings went to eleven.

The following list is a great sample of my taste circa-2000. For your benefit (but mostly to show how much I've grown out of The Doors), I have included a modified score in brackets beside albums I've changed my mind about since keying the original review.


Abbey Road by The Beatles (9)
Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
Tea For the Tillerman by Cat Stevens (10)
Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber (10)
Live at Leeds by The Who


Beginnings by The Allman Brothers Band (9)
Rubber Soul by The Beatles (8)
Past Masters Volume Two by The Beatles (8)
The Constantines by The Constantines
The Doors by The Doors (7)
All Mod Cons by The Jam (9)
Days of Future Passed by the Moody Blues (7.5)
Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
The Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon (8)
The Wall by Pink Floyd (7)
Reggatta De Blanc by The Police (8)
The Bends by Radiohead (8)
Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones (9)
Graceland by Paul Simon
Navy Blues by Sloan (9)
Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy by The Who
Quadrophenia by The Who
Innervisions by Stevie Wonder (9)
Fragile by Yes (8)
Simple Things by Zero 7

9.5 to 9

Idlewind South by The Allman Brothers Band (8)
Eat A Peach by The Allman Brothers Band (7)
Revolver by The Beatles
The Beatles (White Album) by The Beatles
Past Masters Volume One by The Beatles
Chicago Transit Authority by Chicago (8)
A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay (8)
Strange Days by The Doors (7)
L.A. Woman by The Doors (7)
All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
In The Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson
Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
BBC Sessions by Led Zeppelin
Exodus by Bob Marley
The Final Cut by Pink Floyd (5)
O.K. Computer by Radiohead (10)
Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones (8)
One Chord to Another by Sloan
The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus by Spirit
Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space by Spiritualized
Live at the Royal Albert Hall October 10 1997 by Spiritualized
Let It Come Down by Spiritualized (8)
The Who Sings my Generation by The Who (8)
The Who Sell Out by The Who (8)
Who’s Next by The Who (7)
Live at the Isle of Wight Festival by The Who (8)

8.5 to 8

Brothers and Sisters by The Allman Brothers Band (7)
The Fillmore Concerts by The Allman Brothers Band (7)
Music From Big Pink by The Band
With the Beatles by The Beatles (7)
A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles
Help! by The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
Blind Faith by Blind Faith
The Modern Sinner Nervous Man (EP) by The Constantines
Wheels of Fire by Cream (7)
With a Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker
Parachutes by Coldplay
Pop Noir Orchestral Romantique by The Dears
Morrison Hotel by The Doors (7)
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
Axis: Bold As Love by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Band of Gypsies by Jimi Hendrix (7)
Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
Imagine by John Lennon (7)
Natty Dread by Bob Marley
Unplugged in New York by Nirvana (9)
(What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
Obscured by Clouds by Pink Floyd (7)
Piper at the Gates of Dawn by Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd (7)
Animals by Pink Floyd (5)
Outlandos D'Amour by The Police
Kid A by Radiohead (9)
Beggar’s Banquet by The Rolling Stones (7)
Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones
Between the Bridges by Sloan
Pretty Together by Sloan (6)
Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
Is This It by The Strokes
Legalize It by Peter Tosh
Urban Hymns by The Verve
Burnin' by The Wailers
Poses by Rufus Wainwright
White Blood Cells by The White Stripes
Tommy by The Who
The Who By Numbers by The Who (6)
Soundtrack from the film "The Kids Are Alright" by The Who (7)

7.5 to 7

The Allman Brothers Band by The Allman Brothers Band
Please Please Me by The Beatles
Beatles For Sale by The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles (9)
Let It Be by The Beatles
Fresh Cream by Cream (6)
Disraeli Gears by Cream (8)
Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
End of A Hollywood Bedtime Story by The Dears
Free Peace Sweet by Dodgy
Absolutely Live by The Doors (6)
Jimi Plays Monterey by The Jimi Hendrix Experience (6))
Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Down on the Upside by Soundgarden
Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
K by Kula Shaker
Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin
In Throught the Out Door by Led Zeppelin (5)
Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
Definitely Maybe by Oasis (8)
Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants by Oasis (6)
Relics by Pink Floyd (6)
Meddle by Pink Floyd
Zenyatta Mondatta by The Police
Ghost In The Machine by The Police
Amnesiac by Radiohead
Their Satanic Majesties Request by The Rolling Stones
Black and Blue by The Rolling Stones
Tatto You by The Rolling Stones
Twice Removed by Sloan
Rufus Wainwright by Rufus Wainwright
De Stijl by The White Stripes
A Quick One by The Who
Odds and Sods by The Who
Who's Missing by The Who
Substitute: The Songs of The Who by Various Artists

6.5 to 6

Waiting For The Sun by The Doors (5)
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by Iron Butterfly (5)
Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
Be Here Now by Oasis (4)
Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
Lazer Guided Melodies by Spiritualized (7)
Pure Phase by Spiritualized (7)
Second Coming by The Stone Roses
Toxicity by System of A Down
The White Stripes by The White Stripes
Face Dances by The Who (4)

5.5 to 5

Goodbye by Cream
Presence by Led Zeppelin
Coda by Led Zeppelin (4)
Mind Games by John Lennon
Pablo Honey by Radiohead
Rainbow Rising by Rainbow
December's Children by The Rolling Stones
Got Live If You Want It! by The Rolling Stones
Smeared by Sloan
A Saucerful of Secrets by Pink Floyd
Synchronicty by The Police
Who Are You by The Who (4)

4.5 to 4

More by Pink Floyd
System of A Down by System of A Down
It's Hard by The Who (3)

3.5 to 3

The Soft Parade by The Doors

1.5 to 0

Silver Side Up by Nickelback


Blogger clifford d said...

who do you think you are, fakejazz?

2:04 PM  
Blogger Marco Ursi said...

Yes, cliff, I think I'm fakejazz.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Bythegraceofgod said...

Why would you downgrade my favourite Beatles album? Bad boy.

5:29 AM  
Blogger Marco Ursi said...

Octopus' Garden.

1:14 PM  

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