It was my introduction to Yes DKW, and has a special place in my heart as a result. This year has tremendous depth of quality when it comes to picking a favorite, I could fill a page like our friend Joe does in his lists with great recordings.
Do you guys actually believe I go through all my vinyl and CD's and check dates.
I've actually developed a very easy system for each year of music. What I do is go to the RYM website and go to the album charts for a particular year and for certain genres I listen to the most.
For example, the year 1971 I will plug in progressive rock and write down the albums I have from that list. Again, all on memory, as I have forgotten a few albums after doing a list for a certain year.
Then I will plug in heavy psych, hard rock, blues rock, jazz fusion, krautrock, etc. for that year and come up with a list and then go to town to place them in order. Actually it doesn't take that long. Put on some tunes and get 'er done.
Some of my favorites. But there were sooo many released that year that were pretty good.
Meddle - Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
Who's Next - The Who
Meaty Meaty Big and Bouncy - The Who
The Cry of Love - Jimi Hendrix (posthumous)
Electric Warrior - T. Rex
The Concert for Bangladesh
Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison
Electronically Tested - Mungo Jerry
LA Woman - The Doors
The Electric Light Orchestra - ELO