Top 41 Albums and yet more Musical Hidden Gems from our voting panel

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….!

We’re also featuring our voting panels’ less well known choices. So today we’ll have three from Mr F (our judges insisted on staying anonymous for fear of reprisals…), an ex very senior civil servant CPO and a little bit of a hippie perhaps?

His first choice is the seminal "After Bathing at Baxters" by Jefferson Airplane, the first 60s psychedelic band to achieve mainstream success.  As AllMusic.com put it; "After Bathing at Baxter's was among the purest of rock's psychedelic albums, offering few concessions to popular taste and none to the needs of AM radio, which made it nowhere remotely as successful as its predecessor, but it was also a lot more daring".  Here's "Martha" from that album and a bit of a Saturday morning chill-out.

Now we have Electric Music for the Mind and Body by Country Joe and the Fish. Here's allmusic.com again: "Electric Music for the Mind and Body was released in February of 1967, and it was embraced as a work of genius by those who heard it, a bold, powerful mix of blues, jazz, classical, folk, and rock elements, all with a mesmerizing psychedelic glow.." Strangely, that album also contains a song with "Martha" in the title, "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine", and here it is from the Woodstock Festival.

Now, just to prove our judge isn't purely an old hippie, his third choice - and I'm not sure it is really an unknown album - is the Eminem Show by Eminem. We'll include it because I suspect a lot of rock music fans don't really listen to Eminem, when they probably should - give it a go if you haven't already. A very clever songwriter, and genius lyricist. Here's "Sing for the Moment".

And here again is our top 41. Don't forget to vote!

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

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