Procurement’s Top Albums – and more little known delights…

We’re featuring our Top 41 Albums of all time through the summer, as voted on by our judging panel of top procurement professionals. Don’t forget to add your vote – we’re looking for your top 10 out of this list (see below) PLUS you can nominate your own three favourites that aren’t here.

Do that as a “Comment” or send me an email to psmith (at) spendmatters.com.  And there’ll be an event in the Autumn when we announce the overall results, and if you vote, there might just be something in it for you….!

In response to comments from readers that out list was full of the “usual suspect” type albums – true but inevitable when you’re looking at the greatest of all time, really – we’re also featuring our voting panels’ less well known choices. So today we’ll have three from Mr S (our judges insisted on staying anonymous for fear of reprisals…), a top CPO ... and a man of great musical taste!

Firstly, Down By the Jetty by Dr Feelgood, a UK band who were a breath of fresh air in the pre-punk early to mid 70s with their aggressive rock / blues sound. My favorite band for a couple of years pre Jam, Clash and Costello... I might suggest their live album Stupidity to Feelgood novices, but Down by the Jetty is great too. Here's "She Does It Right".

Now,  Moontan by  Golden Earring, one of the few Dutch groups to feature much on the UK music scene. You'll know Radar Love perhaps, but this is a strong, tuneful rock album.

I wasn't sure this counted as a lost treasure till I found out last week that my music-mad 19 year old nephew had never heard of Mott the Hoople. Mott is their best work and an all-time classic rock album. Honaloochie Boogie, Ballad of Mott, I Wish I Was Your Mother - a whole host of brilliant tracks, led off by this, quite possibly the greatest rock song ever written (I'll explain why another time..) Not a great video in quality terms, and hasn't got the great sax work that's on the recorded version, but never mind.

And here's our top 41..

FACES

A NOD’S AS GOOD AS A WINK

BEATLES

ABBEY ROAD

GREEN DAY

AMERICAN IDIOT

ELVIS COSTELLO

ARMED FORCES

VAN MORRISON

ASTRAL WEEKS

REM

AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE

MEATLOAF

BAT OUT OF HELL

BOB DYLAN

BLONDE ON BLONDE

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

BORN TO RUN

SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

BOB DYLAN

BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME

PINK FLOYD

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

ROD STEWART

EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY

ROXY MUSIC

FOR YOUR PLEASURE

ARCADE FIRE

FUNERAL

ELTON JOHN

GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD

KILLERS

HOT FUSS

EAGLES

HOTEL CALIFORNIA

DAVID BOWIE

HUNKY DORY

STEVIE WONDER

INNERVISIONS

LED ZEPPELIN

LED ZEPPELIN IV

CLASH

LONDON CALLING

SEX PISTOLS

NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS

NIRVANA

NEVERMIND

QUEEN

NIGHT AT THE OPERA

ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN

OCEAN RAIN

BLONDIE

PARALLEL LINES

BEACH BOYS

PET SOUNDS

PAUL & LINDA McCARTNEY

RAM

FLEETWOOD MAC

RUMOURS

NEIL YOUNG

RUST NEVER SLEEPS

BEE GEES

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

BEATLES

SGT PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND

PETER GABRIEL

SO

ROLLING STONES

STICKY FINGERS

CAROL KING

TAPESTRY

DAVID BOWIE

THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST

MICHAEL JACKSON

THRILLER

MARVIN GAYE

WHAT’S GOING ON

OASIS

WHAT’S THE STORY MORNING GLORY

WHO

WHO’S NEXT

 

First Voice

  1. eSourcingSensei:

    Hi Peter

    I know I voted and submitted my own top 3 some time ago – however if you get a chance to listen to this guy – one of the best guitarists in the world – his range of styles is amazing and this is but one sample of hundreds of songs I love from this guy – Tommy Emmanuel playing “Natural Gas” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBEbYXa6Cik

    Enjoy my friend
    Sensei (currently chilling somewhere near the English coast 🙂 )

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