Top 41 Albums and 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....!

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 W (our judges insisted on staying anonymous for fear of reprisals...), a top CPO and a bit of a folkie, as you’ll see. Or perhaps someone who just appreciates great songwriting? His choices certainly got me re-visiting a whole load of material on YouTube and Spotify.

His first choice is Richard Thompson (OBE) – with Rumour and Sigh. Thompson was a founder member of Fairport Convention back in 1967, then performed for years with his wife Linda before going back to solo status.  He’s a fine songwriter and singer, and a truly amazing guitarist.  Here is a live version of “1952 Vincent Black Lightning" from Rumour and Sigh. (Check out his version of Britney Spears "Oops I Did It Again" as well!)

Then we have the wonderfully eccentric Stackridge and The Man in the  Bowler Hat.  From the UK’s West Country, they had some critical success in the early 70s before splitting. However, they reformed in 2007 and are touring the UK in early 2013! Here’s  the reformed band playing a track from that album – The Last Plimsoll – on US TV in 2010.

Finally, Mr W’s third choice is Neil Finn with his solo album One Nil. Better known as one of the brothers behind Crowded House, Finn has done some excellent solo work too. Here he is with a live version of “Anytime”, a lovely and thought-provoking song from that album.

Hope you enjoyed today’s music, here’s our top 40 and 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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