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    • On this Day December 15, 2010
      Various Pink Floyd items were sold at an Entertainment Memorabilia auction by Bonhams in Knightsbridge London. A demo pressing of the single 'Point Me To The Sky/Careful With That Axe Eugene' sold for £720. Pink Floyd signatures, in various blue marker pens on four separate pieces of paper mounted and framed together with a copy of 'Dark Side […]
    • On this Day December 15, 2003
      Courtney Love was sentenced to 18 months in drug rehabilitation after she admitted being under the influence of cocaine and opiates. She was banned from taking non-prescription drugs, drinking alcohol or being in places that serve alcohol.
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    • On this Day December 15, 1944
      American big-band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader Glenn Miller was killed when his aircraft disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel while traveling to entertain US troops in France during World War II. Miller was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best-known big bands. In just four years Glenn Mil […]
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    • Under the Radar’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Part 8: Apparel and Household Items
      Welcome to part 8 of our Holiday Gift Guide 2017, in which we look at apparel and household items. We highlight two of our favorite T-shirt companies: England's Last Exit to Nowhere features exclusive clever and cheeky designs that play off of classic movies/TV shows and Spread Shirt (founded in Germany in 2002) features a wide range of fun designs for […]
    • Under the Radar’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Part 8: Apparel and Household Items
      Welcome to part 8 of our Holiday Gift Guide 2017, in which we look at apparel and household items. We highlight two of our favorite T-shirt companies: England's Last Exit to Nowhere features exclusive clever and cheeky designs that play off of classic movies/TV shows and Spread Shirt (founded in Germany in 2002) features a wide range of fun designs for […]
    • Future Islands Share “Beauty of the Road” Video
      Future Islands released a new album, The Far Field, back in April via 4AD. Now they have shared a video for "Beauty of the Road." Directed by Jay Buim, it fittingly features the band on the road, performing live at various concerts. Watch it below.
    • King Krule on “The Ooz”
      Though much of the press Archy Marshall has received over the past five years has focused on the contrast between his boyish appearance and his mature, baritone voice, ask about the title of his new album and the 22-year-old Londoner becomes a kid again. 
    • Jarvis Cocker and Iggy Pop Cover Nick Cave’s “Red Right Hand” for “Peaky Blinders”
      Jarvis Cocker and Iggy Pop have teamed up to cover the Nick Cave classic "Red Right Hand" (from 1994). They have done so for the TV show Peaky Blinders. The show, which stars Cillian Murphy as the leader if a gang in post-WWI Birmingham, England, airs on BBC 2 in the U.K. and Netflix in the U.S. 
    • Alex Lahey
      Alex Lahey is honest on her debut album I Love You Like a Brother. "I've gained weight and I drink too much, maybe that's why you don't love me as much," she speculates on "I Haven't Been Taking Care of Myself." "Am I scared of losing you or am I scared to be alone?" she asks on the biting "Lotto in Reve […]
    • Exit Index
      "Where are my millions?," Grooms' frontman Travis Johnson sings in nearly a catatonic stupor on the crepuscular Exit Index opener "The Directory." It conveys the dystopian nightmare of living in modern America, a fool's gold promise predicated upon avarice and a disdain for aesthetic beauty, making money and gaining power at any […]
    • Madeline Kenney Shares Self-Directed Video for “Witching Hour”
      Madeline Kenney released her debut album, Night Night at the First Landing, back in September via Company. Now she has shared a video for "Witching Hour." Kenney self-directed the video, which is a split-screen affair showing Kenney sing the song on one side of the screen, while shots of friends, skateboarding, and a city appear on the other side o […]
    • Elbow Share a Video for Their Cover of The Beatles’ “Golden Slumbers”
      Elbow released a new album (their seventh), Little Fictions, back in February via Concord and they just released a new best of compilation, fittingly titled The Best Of. They previously shared its bonus track, a cover of The Beatles' "Golden Slumbers" (from Abbey Road). 
    • U2 Cover Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” for Spotify
      U2 released a new album, Songs of Experience, at the start of the month. Now they have done a session for Spotify where they performed the album's "The Little Things That You Give Away."
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    • Next Wave #816: Santell December 14, 2017
      In Association With Vero True SocialFollow Clash Magazine on Vero True Social for more content. A brilliant club track is unforgettable. Hanging with mates at 4am, ditching the pub in favour of a laptop and front room beers, there you sit, scrolling YouTube for a certified banger, anxiously steering the parties beatscape. The mind wanders back to dance-floor […]
    • AYA's 'Heal Me Now' Is Remarkably Soothing December 14, 2017
      Wholly natural, organic songwriting...AYA hinges on the relationship between two sisters, two people who know one another inside out. Remarkably fresh-sounding and wholly organic, the duo have gradually found attention simply through being themselves. Recently taking some time out, AYA went to rural Suffolk to work on new ideas, staying at a medieval monasti […]
    • Track Of The Day 14/12 - Crayon December 14, 2017
      'Faith' ft. Gracy HopkinsCrayon began life in a Parisian bedroom back in 2011, an illustrator-turned-musician who wanted to experiment with something new. Floral electronics meets club tropes, Crayon's work had that Gallic sense of style, and quickly caught attention in Paris and beyond. Releases on tastemaker labels like kitsune followed, wit […]
    • Paul Thomas Saunders Is In The Festive Mood December 14, 2017
      Check out the video for 'Christmas, The Sequel'...It's only a fortnight until the big day. Christmas seems to come earlier every year, and it's upon us once again - presents need to be bought, cards posted, and turkeys cooked. Paul Thomas Saunders is clearly in the festive mood, and his new single is a salute to the joys of Advent. ' […]
    • Premiere: FAKY - 'Someday We'll Know' December 14, 2017
      Hook-heavy pop from Japan...FAKY are a bona fide phenomenon in Japan, a group whose hook-heavy pop has proved to be irresistible. Pop in its purest fashion, FAKY add elements of R&B to create something universal while also completely individual. Continually reaching out, the group recently signed a UK label deal and are set to focus on Europe over the ne […]
    • Premiere: Iris Gold - 'All I Really Know' December 14, 2017
      "It's a song about picking yourself up, dusting yourself off and trying again..."Iris Gold knows that success often doesn't come at the first attempt. The Copenhagen newcomer has had many attempts to find her voice, but when it finally clicked it do so in emphatic style. New single 'All I Really Know' finds herself looking back […]
    • Next Wave #815: Tayá December 14, 2017
      In Association With Vero True SocialFollow Clash Magazine on Vero True Social for more content. For an international pop-star-in-waiting, it’s tempting to overplay the everyday qualities that make 19-year-old Taylor Fowlis - AKA future R&B chanteuse Tayá - so relaxed in conversation. Since getting spotted by her manager before she’d even hit her teens, t […]
    • Clash DJ Mix - The Dreem Teem December 14, 2017
      An immaculate cross-section of UKG past and present...The Dreem Teem could only come from London. A group of DJs brought together by the capital's club culture, their early raving days were spent adding a soulful side to legendary pirate London Underground. When UK garage blew up it took The Dreem Teem with it, as their lively, impeccably tailored sets […]
    • Premiere: Tusks - 'Last' (Vök Remix) December 14, 2017
      A frosty, enchanting remix...Tusks has been an enduring presence this year. Part of the female-forward Normal not Novelty collective, she delivered her stellar debut album earlier in the year. With its frosted atmospherics and myriad of aesthetic subtleties, the LP makes for perfect winter listening, unveiling its charms over those long, sub zero nights. Ice […]
    • Liam Gallaher Has Narrated An Alternative Christmas Advert December 14, 2017
      It's about a melting snowman...Liam Gallagher has voiced a new alternative Christmas advert aimed at raising awareness of climate change. The singer has enjoyed a storming 2017, with his debut solo album 'As You Were' selling more than 100,000 copies in its first week. Live shows have witnessed a rare electricity, culminating in Liam's ep […]
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    • Sawdust City Music Festival July 27, 2017
      The inaugural Sawdust City Music Festival takes over Gravenhurst, Ontario this August long weekend. Running from August 4th – 6th the festival features performances from a plethora of talented artists from the area and all over Canada. Whether you want to check out the Muskoka music scene or experience the Jim Cuddy Family Band perform [...] Sawdust City Mus […]
    • Interview: Danko Jones July 21, 2017
      We sat down with John Calabrese, bassist of Danko Jones to talk about the band's impressive 20+ year career, most memorable moments and their newest album Wild Cat.  Interview: Danko Jones by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: Kid Koala July 20, 2017
      Kid Koala chats with us about his chaotic party show Vinyl Vaudeville, his new album Music To Draw To: Satellite and working on . Interview: Kid Koala by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • The Lemon Bucket Orkestra July 19, 2017
      A Toronto music staple Lemon Bucket Orkestra had humble origins as buskers in Kensington Market, the band’s ringleader Mark Marczyk spoke to the Chart Attack team about the evolution of LBO and their drive to keep performing live for (and with) their ever-growing audiences. The Lemon Bucket Orkestra by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: Mix Master Mike July 17, 2017
      Mix Master Mike put on an epic show in Quebec City on Friday and again in Toronto last night. We chatted with him about his tour with Metallica and his new Virtual Reality work. Interview: Mix Master Mike by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: The Dirty Nil July 14, 2017
      The Dirty Nil played one of their biggest shows in Canada yesterday. We caught up with the band just before the show to talk about opening for The Who, touring and Minimum R&B. Interview: The Dirty Nil by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
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      A Tribe Called Red played their biggest show in Quebec yesterday at Festival d'été de Québec. We caught up with Bear Witness just prior to the festival to talk about We are the Halluci Nation. Interview: A Tribe Called Red by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • FEQ in 2 Days! July 4, 2017
      Celebrating their 50th year this summer,  Festival d'été de Québec is throwing an epic bash from July 6th to July 16th. FEQ in 2 Days! by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Album Review: Prairie Cat’s Is Cary Pratt June 30, 2017
      The unconventional songwriter has been making waves with the release of his fourth album. Album Review: Prairie Cat’s Is Cary Pratt by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) June 17, 2017
      Wednesday, June 14th at the Horseshoe Tavern: dance-punk at its finest REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.

100 Albums Everyone Should Own (According to The Falcon’s Nest)

Posted by falconi5 on April 27, 2014

100Inspired by a call from my son, he has recently purchased a turntable and wanted some vinyl recommendations, an emergency staff meeting was called to order in The Falcon’s Nest to come up with the top 100 albums everyone should own.

The process for selecting the albums that would make the list was relatively simple.  Each of The Falcon’s Nest Writers (Walt Falconer, Bernie Sparrow, Jeremy Wren, Cletus Crow, Nigel Owl) would, in a rotating sequence offer up an album recommendation. The other members would offer an opinion on the selection in the form of a thumbs up (wings up in this case). If the album received a majority of wings in the air, it made the list.

Some basic rules were also voted upon and enforced for the list:

  • An artist may only appear once. Exceptions are made if an artist makes the list as part of a group along with making it as a solo act.  For example, Neil Young makes the list for Harvest as well as with Buffalo Springfield on Buffalo Springfield Again.
  • Greatest Hits albums were not allowed with the exception of Endless Summer, live albums may be included. Eat a Peach made the list as did Johnny Cash at Folsom PrisonFrampton Comes Alive, and Kiss Alive missed the cut despite strong lobbying from Bernie Sparrow.
  • The numbers and the order of the list mean nothing.  We like Shotgun Willie just as much as The Captain and Me.
  • If an album by an artist with an important body of work was put on the table for consideration, another wings up vote would take place to determine the album that would make the list.  This process accounted for Abbey Road replacing Sgt. Pepper, Every Picture Tells a Story edging out Never a Dull Moment, and Court and Spark making the list at the expense of Blue.
  • There are several what may be considered to be glaring omissions on the list.  There is no Jackson Browne, Steely Dan, Ridgemont Guys, or Flamin’ Groovies. But hey, we had to stop somewhere.

Special thanks to Nesters Gene Mascari and John Kane for key contributions to the selection process.


01. Willie Nelson – Shotgun Willie



02.  Crosby Stills Nash & Young – Deja Vue



03.  The Cars – The Cars



04.  Fleetwood Mac – Rumours




05.  The Smiths – The Smiths




06.  The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground and Nico



07. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get it On



08.  Dusty Springfield – Dusty in Memphis



09.  Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees



10. Ryan Adams – Gold


11.  U2 – The Joshua Tree



12.  Merle Haggard – Back to the Barrooms



13.  Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark



14.  Frank Sinatra – In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning


15.  Linda Ronstadt – Simple Dreams


16. John Lennon – Imagine


17.  Van Morrison – Moondance



18.  Bob Seger – Night Moves


19.  Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers


20.  The Stray Cats – Built for Speed


21. Al Green – Let’s Stay Together


22. The Blasters – American Music


23. R.E.M. – Life’s Rich Pageant


24.  The Who – Who’s Next

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25.  The Allman Brothers – Eat a Peach

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26.  Elvis Costello – This Year’s Model


27. Love – Forever Changes



28. Santana – Abraxas


29.  Tina Turner – Private Dancer


30. Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells a Story



31. Bobby Blue Bland – Two Steps from the Blues



32.  Waylon Jennings – Honky Tonk Heroes


33.  Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak


34. – David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust


35.  Pretenders – Learning to Crawl



36. Queen – A Night at the Opera


37. Eric Clapton – Slowhand


38.  AC/DC – Back in Black


39. Jeff Buckley – Grace


40.  Chuck Berry – San Francisco Dues


41. Bobby Womack – Facts of Life


42. Aretha Franklin – Lady Soul


43. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run



44.  Elton John – Honky Chateau



45. The Band – The Band




46.  ZZ Top – Eliminator



47.  The Replacements – Tim



48.  The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses




49.  Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV



50. Boston – Boston


51.  Paul Simon – Still Crazy After All These Years


52.  Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison



53. Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks



54.  Cream – Disreali Gears



55. Billy Joe Shaver – Tramp on Your Street



56.  The Beatles – Abbey Road



57.  The Style Council – The Singular Adventures of the Style Council



58.  The Kinks – Muswell Hillbillies



59.  Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood


60. The Beach Boys – Endless Summer



61.  James Gang – James Gang Rides Again



62. Carole King – Tapestry

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63.  Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life


64.  Richard and Linda Thompson – Shoot Out the Lights


65.  Tom Petty – Damn the Torpedoes


66.  Billy Joel – The Stranger



67.  Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic


68. Styx – The Grand Illusion


69.  Otis Redding – Otis Blue



70.  Grateful Dead – American Beauty



71.  Rush – Moving Pictures



72.  Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms



73.  John Mellencamp – Uh-Huh



74.  Prince 1999


75.  The Ramones – End of the Century



76.  Joe Jackson – Look Sharp



77. Funkadelic – Maggot Brain



78.  Buffalo Springfield – Buffalo Springfield Again



79.  Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack



80.  Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow


81.  Alice Cooper – Schools Out


82. Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy


83. Leonard Cohen – Various Positions


84. Tom Waits – Closing Time


85.  Harry Nilsson – Nilsson Schmilsson

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86. Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory


87.  Bad Company = Bad Company



88.  James Taylor – JT



89.  Poco – Legend



90. Janis Joplin – Pearl


91. The Doors – Morrison Hotel


92.  T Rex – Electric Warrior



93.  Tammy Wynette – Your Good  Girls Gonna Go Bad

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94. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon


95.  The Clash – London Calling



96.  The Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo



97.  Neil Young – Harvest



98.  Blondie – Parallel Lines



99.  Nick Lowe – Jesus of Cool



100.  The Doobie Brothers – The Captain and Me




















































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