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Underrated Albums by Huge Artists

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by ElJay370, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Apr 21, 2016
    Between the Buttons- Rolling Stones
    Truth- Jeff Beck
    The Who- Live at Leeds
    Live Johnny Winter And
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  2. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    I don't find this one underrated. In my circles, it's generally folks' fave AC/DC album.
    Agree on the earlier mention of "Flick of the Switch" though, that album is SOOO damn good and I rarely hear anyone mentin it
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  3. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Tele-Meister

    Feb 2, 2018
    St. Louis

    Man I hate that album. My choice when I saw the thread was definitely Rush, but Caress of Steel.
  4. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    Pink Floyd - The Division Bell. Maybe not a good Floyd album, but a great album.

    I agree about Dire Straits Communique. The Europeans I hung with in College all loved that album. It just never really hit in the States. Love Over Gold got very little attention, but has two incredibly well crafted songs on it, and is solid end to end.

    Zeppelin - Presence. Great album, mostly overlooked.

    So much Rush to mention.
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  5. bigben55

    bigben55 Friend of Leo's

    May 19, 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
    It's my fave, and think it's their best album by far. But think about ALL the ACDC songs you hear on the radio, even Sirius XM stations like Ozzys Boneyard that play lots of old ACDC. You RARELY hear anything off Powerage. Sadly.

    For true fans, it's not under the radar. But it is for the rest of the rock listening world.

  6. memorex

    memorex Friend of Leo's

    Jan 14, 2015
    Jeff Beck Group - Beckola (I liked it better than Truth)

    NRBQ's debut album

    Eric Clapton's debut solo album
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  7. Twang Deluxe

    Twang Deluxe Tele-Meister

    Dec 6, 2015
    Bob Dylan Self Portrait
    Neil Young On the beach
  8. Ben-Zion

    Ben-Zion Tele-Meister

    Apr 11, 2017
    +1 for BECKOLA. a mind-blowing LP to my 14 year old teen brain at the time.
  9. Chuckster

    Chuckster Tele-Meister

    Mar 30, 2017
    Boston/Cape Cod
    U2 - October
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  10. ElJay370

    ElJay370 Tele-Meister

    Apr 3, 2018
    Los Angeles, CA
    We'll have to agree to disagree about Signals. (Subdivisions? New World Man? Countdown? C'mon!) but Caress of Steel always seems to be every Rush nerd's favorite. It has a nice mix of proggy noodling and straight ahead rock and roll, which made it more accessible from a musical standpoint as well....Like, I couldn't play "Xanadu", but I could play "I Think I'm Going Bald" all day long.
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  11. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Tele-Meister

    Mar 5, 2017
    West Virginia
    Listen to it - I dare you :)

    Music supplied by Tony, lyrics by whoever's singing the song.

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  12. adeiderich

    adeiderich Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 14, 2011
    Medina, Ohio
    Led Zep - In Through the Out Door
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  13. Jakeboy

    Jakeboy Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 26, 2008
    Sedalia, MO
    Aerosmith—-Rock In A Hard Place....I know, Joe & Brad were gone and replaced...but Jimmy Crespo crafted a 70s blues-rock guitar tour de force! It is sleazy, rockin’ and kicks ass. Problem was, it wasn’t the 70s anymore....and Tyler was in a bad place.

    It really is a fantastic album for guitar players.
  14. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Tele-Meister

    Feb 2, 2018
    St. Louis

    To me Signals, particularly NWM and Subdivisions is Rush evolving to the 80s. A marked difference from the intense, complicated, heavy, progressive stuff they were doing in the 70s. I certainly am not denying it is a great album or that those are great songs, they just aren't my cup of tea. For the record I have pretty much disliked everything Rush has done since Moving Pictures. And I very much prefer Caress of Steel, 2112, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, etc. to even Moving Pictures.

    The Fountain of Lamneth ( No One at the Bridge) blows my mind every time I listen to it.
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  15. ElJay370

    ElJay370 Tele-Meister

    Apr 3, 2018
    Los Angeles, CA
    I saw them on this tour. They were terrible. The liquor and drugs had firmly taken hold.
  16. ElJay370

    ElJay370 Tele-Meister

    Apr 3, 2018
    Los Angeles, CA

    Fly By Night, A Farewell to Kings, and Hemispheres are my personal favorites. I hung with them up until Power Windows. Once the mullets and Steinbergers arrived I was out.
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  17. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Brilliant album. Used to play it al the time. "Halo" is an awesome song.

    And a quick echo to the mentions of Led Zeps Presence. VERY underrated album! First of theirs I ever heard!
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  18. Mid Life Crisis

    Mid Life Crisis Friend of Leo's

    Jan 12, 2007
    Cambridge, England
    Obscured By Clouds - Pink Floyd
    Bossanova - Pixies
    Mind Games - John Lennon
    Still - Joy Division
    In Space - Big Star
  19. Geoff738

    Geoff738 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 11, 2007
    Dirty Work by the Stones. Yeah I know Mick and Keith were barely speaking and Charlie was hooked on smack but I still like it better than anything they’ve done since. And One Hit to the body is a great lead off track.

    Arthur by the Kinks. I like it better than Village Green. And Schoolboys in Disgrace, Misfits and Word of Mouth.

    I’ll agree with Presence, Live Bootleg and Powerage.

  20. RiverDog

    RiverDog Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 23, 2007
    St. Augustine, FL
    Underrated? That's the album that put QR on the map for most people. :confused:
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