The Greatest Rock Album of All Time

Via Bob Weisenberg
on Jul 14, 2010
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No contest: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek and the Dominos.

Then it occurred to me that it’s remotely possible, remotely I say, that not everyone agrees. 

So I said to myself, this might make an interesting Elephant discussion (just to verify the obvious.)

What do you think?


About Bob Weisenberg

Bob Weisenberg: Editor, Best of Yoga Philosophy / Former Assoc. Publisher, elephant journal / Author: Yoga Demystified * Bhagavad Gita in a Nutshell * Leadership Is Like Tennis, Not Egyptology / Co-editor: Yoga in America (free eBook) / Creator: Gita Talk: Self-paced Online Seminar / Flamenco guitarist: "Live at Don Quijote" & "American Gypsy" (Free CD's) / Follow Bob on facebook, Twitter, or his main site: Wordpress.


15 Responses to “The Greatest Rock Album of All Time”

  1. It's a good'n, with the legendary Clapton/Allman guitar interplay, as well as some great wailing unrequited love lyrics ("anyday, anyday, I can see you smile, anyway, anyway, just for a little while," "it's all wrong, but it's alright, the way that you treat me, baby," "why does love got to be so sad"…oh, if only I didn't know so well what all that's about…

    My pick for all time best rock album, though, would be the incomparable Blonde on Blonde by Mr. Robert Zimmerman.

  2. Dude, Blonde on Blonde totally rules…I always smoke a fattie when he sings "everybody must get stoned" in the first song…

  3. chugai says:

    Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

  4. stefan says:

    trout mask replica

  5. Do you two know each other, by any chance? In spite of your wildly different personae, you always seem to be of one mind somehow.

    Bob Weisenberg

  6. Another good one. In terms of expressing pure raw barely controlled rage, nothing else comes close.

  7. What's so great about raw barely controlled rage?

  8. Well, nothing. Then, the same can be said about having the hots for your best friend's wife, the lyrical topic of the Layla album.

  9. Yeah, I know it's just personal preference, but for me it's 90% about the music and only 10% the lyrics. My singer/songwriter son ( free streaming, my other son's the lead guitar ) will often say to me, did you hear that great lyric? And usually I have to say, no, what's this song about, anyway? He writes wonderful lyrics.

    Bob W.

  10. Suasoria says:

    The Clash, "London Calling."

  11. Linda P. says:

    Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd

  12. A very very strong contender.

  13. Layla says:

    Ten – Pearl Jam ~ hands down

  14. Fighting says:

    Sticky Fingers – Stones

  15. steve says:

    the beatles (white album)