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Roxy Music - Avalon.

Inspired by gigabit's post on another thread.

@gigabit posted:

I love all of Paul Simon's solo work from the 70s, as well as the early work of both XTC and Elvis Costello.

I would add lots of great music from Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Steely Dan, Steve Miller Band, Rush, Roxy Music, Boston, Genesis, The Doobie Brothers, Heart, Journey, Dire Straits, The Kinks, Black Sabbath, and The Allman Brothers.

Jimi Hendrix "Up from the Skies", damn he was so great. Sorry boys, just like there'll never be a greater jazz sax player than Coltrane, there'll never be a greater rock guitar player than Hendrix.  As pointed out in the astute "When Did Rock Die?" thread, it's a closed road. Listen to "Ain't No Telling", those Iron Maidens and Black Sabbaths of the world just can't touch Jimi. He's too deep.

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@billhike posted:

Tom Morello > Hendrix

I'm sure there's a small percentage of people who agree with you. However, ask someone younger than us who Tom Morello is and they'll probably give you a blank stare. I don't think there's a question that a great many more people of all ages know who Jimi Hendrix is. Does that mean he's better? No, he is just more important in the history of electric guitar for a reason.

@haggis posted:

Nick Cave "The Boatman's Call".  This is one of the greatest albums of all time.  His way with words, his cynicism, humor, bluntness, whatever...  I am a Dylan fanatic and have deep admiration for Leonard Cohen, but this Nick Cave album just blows me away.

Not sure about greatest of all time but it is superb. Part of what made it great was how different it was compared to his music prior to that. Kicking heroin and breaking up with PJ Harvey clearly influenced the music.

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