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5.0 classic
Aerosmith Rocks
Deep Purple Fireball
Deep Purple Machine Head
Deep Purple Made in Japan
Derek and the Dominos Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Emerson Lake and Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson Lake and Palmer Trilogy
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
George Harrison All Things Must Pass
Grand Funk Railroad E Pluribus Funk
Heart Dreamboat Annie
Heart Little Queen
John Entwistle Smash Your Head Against the Wall
Kansas Leftoverture
Kansas Point of Know Return
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson Discipline
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Neil Young Rust Never Sleeps
Neil Young After the Gold Rush
Neil Young On the Beach
Neil Young Comes a Time
Paul McCartney Ram
Pete Townshend Empty Glass
Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane Rough Mix
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Queen A Night at the Opera
Queen Sheer Heart Attack
Queen Queen II
Queen A Day at the Races
Rush 2112
Rush Permanent Waves
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush Signals
Rush Hemispheres
Saga Heads Or Tales
Saga Worlds Apart
Santana Abraxas
Santana Santana III
Santana Caravanserai
Spock's Beard Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep
Spock's Beard The Kindness Of Strangers
Spock's Beard V
Spock's Beard X
The Allman Brothers Band Brothers and Sisters
The Allman Brothers Band Idlewild South
The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band
The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Doobie Brothers Stampede
Enter Jeff "Skunk" Baxter on slide guitar for the Doobie Brother's fifth album. Add diverse elements of power rock, funk, folk, country with the outstanding song writing team of Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons and Ted Templeman leading the production and what do you get? The finest Doobie Brothers album of the band's long career. Unfortunately for the band, and for the fans of this promising young band in 1975, this would be Tom Johnston's final album with the band (until the 1989 reunion with the lackluster "Cycles" album). Due to his declining health, he was forced to exit the band during the Stampede supporting tour. The Doobie Brothers, post Johnston, would morph into an altogether different band with the newly recruited Michael McDonald (but that's a different story). Stampede, although not the apex of the band's commercial success, would be the apex of the band's focused and consistent rock and roll, and the high water mark of the band's creativity.
The Doors L.A. Woman
The Traveling Wilburys Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
The Who Who's Next
In my humble opinion, Who's Next is not only Pete's and The Who's finest work, it is the finest work in all of rock history. Send me to a deserted island with a life supply of batteries, a discman, and one disc--that disc would be Who's Next, the only constant in my life since I discovered it at age 12, 35 years ago.
The Who Quadrophenia
The Who Live at Leeds
The Who Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970
The Who The Who at Kilburn: 1977
U2 The Joshua Tree
U2 War
Yes Fragile
Yes The Yes Album
Yes Close to the Edge
Yes Going for the One
Yes Relayer

4.5 superb
Aerosmith Toys in the Attic
Aerosmith Get Your Wings
Asia Asia
Buckingham Nicks Buckingham Nicks
Deep Purple Now What?!
Deep Purple Deep Purple in Rock
Deep Purple Live at Montreux 1996
Emerson Lake and Palmer Brain Salad Surgery
Emerson Lake and Palmer Tarkus
Eric Clapton Eric Clapton
Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac
Geddy Lee My Favourite Headache
Grand Funk Railroad Phoenix
Grand Funk Railroad Survival
Grand Funk Railroad Live Album
Grand Funk Railroad All the Girls in the World Beware!!!
Heart Dog & Butterfly
Heart Greatest Hits Live
Heart Jupiter's Darling
The ratings below 3 for Jupiters Darling leave me scratching my head. The only conclusion I can draw is those who feel this album is average or poor are HUGE fans of the 80's pop-glam-metal band. The Wilsons couldn't have moved farther away from that sound, for the better, than Jupiters Darling. If you are a fan of the 70s band, I can't possibly see how you would be disappointed with this excellent offering.
Heart Red Velvet Car
Heart Dreamboat Annie Live
Jethro Tull Stand Up
Kansas Kansas
Kansas There's Know Place Like Home
Kansas Somewhere to Elsewhere
King Crimson The Power to Believe
King Crimson THRAK
King Crimson Absent Lovers
King Crimson Red
King Crimson Starless and Bible Black
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin In Through the Out Door
Led Zeppelin How the West Was Won
Neil Young Ragged Glory
Neil Young Harvest Moon
Neil Young Live Rust
Paul McCartney Flaming Pie
Paul McCartney Tug of War
Pete Townshend Lifehouse Chronicles
An outstanding behemoth collection of Pete's Lifehouse Demos and Experiments, with a few original tracks included. The 6 disc set includes Pete's Lifehouse radio play broadcast on the BBC. Discs 1-3 contain Pete's 1970s era Lifehouse demos. The set is available exclusively at Pete's e-commerce site, eelpie.
Pete Townshend Who Came First
Pete Townshend Live>The Empire 1998
Pink Floyd Animals
Proto-Kaw Before Became After
Proto-Kaw The Wait of Glory
Queen The Game
Queen Queen
Queen Queen on Fire: Live at the Bowl
Queen News of the World
Rush Different Stages
Rush Snakes & Arrows Live
Rush R30: 30th Anniversary Tour
Rush Grace Under Pressure
Rush Vapor Trails
Rush Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland
Rush Clockwork Angels
Saga Network
Saga Full Circle
Saga Silent Knight
Santana Lotus
Santana Borboletta
Santana Santana
The Allman Brothers Band Eat a Peach
The Allman Brothers Band Hittin' the Note
The Beatles The Beatles
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles Past Masters, Vol. 2
The Beatles Let It Be… Naked
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles Revolver
The Doobie Brothers World Gone Crazy
Ted Templeman returns to produce his first Doobie Brothers Album in nearly 30 years. The primary song writing team of Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons (no other song writers here) combined with Templeman's skill as a producer result in the finest Doobie Brothers album since 1975's Stampede. For those who haven't followed the Doobie Brothers since the 1982 breakup, this isn't the soft pop band, saturated on adult contemporary radio, led by Michael McDonald (although he guests co-vocals on one song with Pat Simmons). Rather, this is a return to form of early Doobie Brothers vintage rock and roll with Johnston and Simmons leading the way. World Gone Crazy is a must have for any fan of the Tom Johnston Doobie Brothers era (1970 to 1975).
The Doobie Brothers Toulouse Street
The Doobie Brothers What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits
The Doobie Brothers The Captain and Me
The Doors Morrison Hotel
The Grateful Dead In the Dark
The Who Live at the Royal Albert Hall
The Who Odds & Sods
The Who My Generation
The Who The Who Sell Out
The Who Thirty Years of Maximum R&B
The Who Rarities: Volume II
The Who Live at Hull 1970
U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
U2 The Unforgettable Fire
U2 Boy
Wings Band on the Run
Yes Yesshows
Yes Yessongs
Yes 90125
Yes Drama
Yes Fly from Here

4.0 excellent
Deep Purple Come Taste the Band
Deep Purple Abandon
Deep Purple Who Do We Think We Are
Deep Purple Perfect Strangers
Deep Purple Burn
Deep Purple Bananas
Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard
George Harrison Living in the Material World
George Harrison Brainwashed
Grand Funk Railroad We're An American Band
Grand Funk Railroad Closer To Home
Grand Funk Railroad Born To Die
Grand Funk Railroad Good Singin', Good Playin'
Heart Magazine
Heart Bebe Le Strange
Heart The Road Home
Heart Fanatic
Heart Alive in Seattle
Jethro Tull This Was
Jethro Tull Benefit
John Entwistle Left for Live
Kansas Two for the Show
The performances are awesome, the sound is awesome. The editing is a bit choppy which slightly spoils an otherwise satisfying listening experience.
Kansas Masque
Kansas Song for America
Kansas Freaks of Nature
King Crimson In the Wake of Poseidon
King Crimson VROOOM
Why this one doesn't get more love is beyond me. No, it doesn't rise to the level of THRAK, but the alternative versions of the tunes on THRAK are not ugly twin sisters... they are outstanding. The driving, pulsing, "When I Say Stop, Continue" blows me away. An excellent EP!
King Crimson Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With
King Crimson Lizard
King Crimson Islands
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin Presence
Led Zeppelin Coda
Neil Young Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Neil Young Harvest
Neil Young Re-ac-tor
Neil Young Sleeps with Angels
Neil Young Freedom
Neil Young Prairie Wind
Neil Young Living with War
Neil Young Fork in the Road
This hard rockin' highly entertaining release (Neil's lyrics bust me up... He obviously did not intend to be take so seriously on this one) gets 2.6 stars on SNM, while Trans gets 3.2?? What in the hell are you people smokin'??
Neil Young American Stars 'n Bars
Neil Young Hawks & Doves
Neil Young Zuma
Neil Young Tonight's the Night
Neil Young Psychedelic Pill
Paul McCartney Run Devil Run
Paul McCartney McCartney
Paul McCartney Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
Paul McCartney Driving Rain
Pete Townshend White City: A Novel
Pete Townshend Live>Sadler's Wells 2000
Pete Townshend Pete Townshend Live: A Benefit for Maryville Acade
Pete Townshend Live>The Fillmore 1996
An exclusive release from Pete's e-commerce site, eelpie.
Pete Townshend Lifehouse Elements
Queen Live Killers
Queen Innuendo
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Rush Counterparts
Rush Snakes & Arrows
Rush Feedback
Rush Fly by Night
Rush Test for Echo
Rush All the World's a Stage
Rush Exit...Stage Left
Saga Sagacity
Saga Trust
Saga 10,000 Days
Santana Live At The Fillmore '68
Santana Moonflower
Santana Welcome
Spock's Beard Spock's Beard
The Allman Brothers Band Where It All Begins
The Allman Brothers Band Seven Turns
The Beatles With the Beatles
The Beatles Beatles for Sale
The Beatles Past Masters, Vol. 1
The Beatles Let It Be
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles Help!
The Doobie Brothers Live at Wolf Trap
The Doors The Doors
The Doors Waiting for the Sun
The Traveling Wilburys Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3
The Who The Who by Numbers
The Who Who Are You
The Who Tommy
The Who Rarities: Volume I
The Who Hooligans
U2 Pop
U2 Achtung Baby
Wings Venus and Mars
Yes The Ladder
Yes Yes
Yes Tormato
Yes Big Generator
Yes The Word is Live

3.5 great
Deep Purple Deep Purple
Deep Purple Purpendicular
Deep Purple The Book of Taliesyn
Deep Purple Stormbringer
Fleetwood Mac Tusk
George Harrison George Harrison
George Harrison Cloud Nine
Grand Funk Railroad Grand Funk
Grand Funk Railroad Grand Funk Lives
Grand Funk Railroad Shinin' On
Heart Greatest Hits
Jeff Beck Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
John Entwistle Whistle Rymes
Journey Captured
Kansas Audio-Visions
King Crimson Beat
King Crimson The ConstruKction of Light
Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Neil Young Neil Young
Neil Young Unplugged
Paul McCartney Memory Almost Full
Paul McCartney Off the Ground
Pete Townshend All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes.
Pete Townshend Another Scoop
Pete Townshend Scoop
Pete Townshend Scoop 3
Pete Townshend Live>La Jolla Playhouse 22/06/01
Pete Townshend Live>La Jolla Playhouse 23/06/01
Pink Floyd The Wall
Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Queen Jazz
Queen The Miracle
Rush Presto
Rush A Show of Hands
Rush Caress of Steel
Rush Power Windows
Saga Steel Umbrellas
Santana Supernatural
Santana Milagro
Santana Festival
Santana Amigos
Santana Shaman
Santana Shape Shifter
The Beatles Anthology 3
The Beatles Anthology 2
The Beatles Anthology 1
The Doobie Brothers The Doobie Brothers
The debut album from The Doobie Brothers was certainly no show stopper, but, nonetheless, a fine freshman effort from the aspiring and rising young band. With Ted Templeman crafting the band's work, it's debut was a strong foundation upon which blockbuster albums would be made and a string of AOR songs would pour forth from radio stations across North America.
The Doobie Brothers Takin' It to the Streets
The Doors Strange Days
The Doors The Soft Parade
The Firm (UK) Mean Business
The Who Two's Missing
The Who The Kids Are Alright
The Who BBC Sessions
The Who Face Dances
The Who Endless Wire
The Who Wire And Glass
The Who Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy
The Who Who's Missing
U2 No Line on the Horizon
U2 Zooropa
U2 Rattle and Hum
Wings London Town
Wings Red Rose Speedway
Wings Wings Over America
Yes Time and a Word
Yes Magnification
Yes House of Yes: Live from House of Blues

3.0 good
Asia Alpha
Deep Purple Shades of Deep Purple
Emerson Lake and Palmer Works Volume 2
George Harrison Thirty Three & 1/3
Grand Funk Railroad On Time
Jethro Tull Crest of a Knave
Jethro Tull J-Tull Dot Com
Jethro Tull Rock Island
John Entwistle Rigor Mortis Sets In
John Entwistle Too Late the Hero
Kansas Monolith
Kansas Power
Kansas In the Spirit of Things
Keith Moon Two Sides of the Moon
King Crimson Three of a Perfect Pair
Neil Young Greendale
Neil Young Americana
Paul McCartney Back in the U.S.S.R.
Paul McCartney Flowers in the Dirt
Paul McCartney Paul is Live
Paul McCartney Tripping the Live Fantastic
Queen The Works
Roger Daltrey A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The
Rush Roll the Bones
Rush Hold Your Fire
Saga The Beginners Guide To Throwing Shapes
Santana Zebop!
Santana Inner Secrets
The Allman Brothers Band Win, Lose or Draw
The Beatles Live At The BBC
The Beatles Please Please Me
The Doobie Brothers Sibling Rivalry
The Doobie Brothers Minute By Minute
The Firm (UK) The Firm
The Who A Quick One
The Who It's Hard
The Who Blues to the Bush
The Who Then and Now
The Who The Ultimate Collection
The Who Who's Greatest Hits
The Who Who's Better, Who's Best
Wings Wild Life
Wings Back to the Egg
Wings Wings at the Speed of Sound
Yes Keystudio
Yes Tales from Topographic Oceans
Yes 9012Live: The Solos
Yes Keys to Ascension
Yes Keys to Ascension 2

2.5 average
Deep Purple The Battle Rages On...
Deep Purple The House of Blue Light
Deep Purple Slaves and Masters
Emerson Lake and Palmer Black Moon
Emerson Lake and Palmer In the Hot Seat
Emerson, Lake and Powell Emerson, Lake and Powell
Fleetwood Mac Tango In The Night
Fleetwood Mac Mirage
George Harrison Dark Horse
Grand Funk Railroad What's Funk?
Without Mel, it is hard enough to swallow this as GFR. Bands must change and grow, Mel left, but ultimately the '80s were not kind to GFR. Like The Who, GFR could not make a successful transition to a changing cultural scene. This recording has elements of GFR with a nod toward Hall and Oates. Dull is the best word to describe "What's Funk?"
Heart Private Audition
Heart Heart
Heart Desire Walks On
Heart These Dreams: Heart's Greatest Hits
Heart The Essential Heart
Heart Rock the House Live!
Jeff Beck Flash
Jimmy Page Outrider
John Entwistle Mad Dog
Kansas Vinyl Confessions
Kansas Drastic Measures
Neil Young Are You Passionate?
Neil Young Landing on Water
To my ear, this is more listenable than Trans. I wish Neil could/would go back and strip away the synthesized bass and synthesizers, I suspect this would then be a great album.
Paul McCartney McCartney II
Queen Hot Space
Queen A Kind of Magic
Rush Rush
Saga Behaviour
Santana Marathon
Santana Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics
Santana All That I Am
The Allman Brothers Band Brothers of the Road
The Beatles Yellow Submarine
The Doobie Brothers Cycles
Following benefit concerts in the mid-eighties featuring most past Doobie Brothers members, the band reformed for the 1989 "Cycles" album, featuring the popular line-up of the "Toulouse Street" and "The Captain and Me" albums of the early 70's. Unfortunately, that promising start is as far as the band got to reigniting the energy and creativity of the gloried past. Cycles failed to deliver on all cylinders. While it sparked a minor radio hit with "The Doctor", the end result was a far cry from the band's finest albums of the early 70's. Gone was Ted Templeman leading the production. Furthermore, Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons turned over too much song writing and vocal contributions to other collaborators. The result was an inconsistent and lackluster effort, that at times sounded more like the Michael McDonald era, yet lacked McDonald's flair and soul.
The Doobie Brothers Livin' On The Fault Line
The Who 20th Century Masters
The Who My Generation: The Very Best of the Who
The Who Greatest Hits
Another in an endless stream of boring greatest hits packages from my favorite band. It's just too bad casual fans won't pick up a copy of Quadrophenia instead.
Yes Talk
Yes Open Your Eyes
Yes Union Live
The strength of the volume is poor on this CD release. It is rather annoying to turn up the volume after listening to the strength of Yessshows, Yessongs and the Word is Live (all remastered better than this).

2.0 poor
Emerson Lake and Palmer Works Volume 1
George Harrison Gone Troppo
Heart Passionworks
Heart Brigade
Heart Bad Animals
Heart Greatest Hits: 1985 - 1995
Neil Young Trans
I give it 2 stars for Neil being brave and for the first and last track, otherwise this one gets an awful.
Paul McCartney Press to Play
Paul McCartney Give My Regards to Broad Street
Paul McCartney Pipes Of Peace
Pete Townshend Psychoderelict
Some claim this is a misunderstood masterpiece. I say hogwash. Pete spoils the outstanding music with the overbearing and distracting radio dialogue. Remove the tiresome actors voices, and the awful "Flame" and there is a gem under all that awful distractedness. Unfortunately, the music only disc (which exists and is excellent) is rare and left unattended to in the remastering of Pete's catalogue. A shame, as the the music only disc reveals the true genius of Pete, which is in the music, not the silly radio play.
Pete Townshend The Iron Man: The Musical
Queen Flash Gordon
Santana Spirits Dancing in the Flesh
Santana Shango
The Doobie Brothers Brotherhood
By 1991, Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons had seemed to forget the chemistry and forumla that worked so successfully for turning out outstanding albums such as those in the early to mid 70's. The missing chemistry was Ted Templeman on production. The missing formula was using Johnston and Simmons as the primary (if not only) songwriting team with Templeman to shape and fine tune the songs. Brotherhood was harder edged than it's predecessor, but not much more creative or inspired.
The Doobie Brothers One Step Closer
The Who Join Together
Where's The Who in this recording? Sounds like Roger backing an army of musicians... wait! it is Roger backing an army of musicians.
Yes Union

1.5 very poor
Black Sabbath Born Again
Santana Beyond Appearances
Santana Freedom
Ironic the final song is titled "Victim of Circumstance" as the entire album is a victim of late 80s horrid production, keyboards, drums. Even Carlos's blazing solos cannot save the slick and nauseating production. Thank the Lord this era is over. Too bad Carlos was a victim of it.

1.0 awful
Emerson Lake and Palmer Love Beach
Jethro Tull Under Wraps
Saga Wildest Dreams

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