Alan's Archives' Under-Rated Albums Part Five (VariousDates)

A Listmania! list by Alan's Album Archives (Lancashire, UK)
 
Chosen People
1.  Chosen People by Dave Davies
The list author says:
  "Under-rated younger Kinks' best solo album, full of enlightening songs about humanity's state and how to resolve it. There's a great song about alien invasions in there too."
Used & New from: £46.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Dreams
2.  Dreams by Grace Slick
The list author says:
  "A riveting, eclectic album showing off all sides of Grace's talent, from autobiographical head-hanging to orchestral ballads to epic rockers. Her best solo album by far."
£17.28   Used & New from: £11.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The Visitors
3.  The Visitors by ABBA
The list author says:
  "Farewell album from the 'other' fab four is alos the toughest, dealing with broken relationships set to a hardened synthesised backing. The title track may be the best thing they ever wrote."
£5.30   Used & New from: £2.72
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)

Pacific Ocean Blue / Bambu
4.  Pacific Ocean Blue / Bambu by Dennis Wilson
The list author says:
  "Amazing 'lost' album from under-rated Beach Boy mixes the lyrics of 'Pet Sounds' with the orchestral adventurism of 'Smile'. One of the most powerful CDs I own, with Dennis' gruff voice perfectly cast"
£29.22   Used & New from: £4.73
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

Daylight Again [Expanded & Remastered]
5.  Daylight Again [Expanded & Remastered] by Crosby Stills Nash & Young
The list author says:
  "Oft-forgotten album recorded under trying circumstances but that doesn't affect the quality of this superb album. Stills+Nash are on top form and even an ill Crosby gives us highlight 'Delta'"
£6.88   Used & New from: £3.82
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Younger Than Yesterday
6.  Younger Than Yesterday by The Byrds
The list author says:
  "Smashing psychedelia set finds the Byrds having fun with bleeping synths, speeded up aline voices and other-worldly harmonies. And that's just for one track!"
£3.99   Used & New from: £1.13
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

At Folsom Prison
7.  At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
The list author says:
  "Hearing The Man In Black sticking up for the hardened convicts temporaily in his care is a sound to behold. No one else had such natural charisma and no one else had such a voice."
£5.00   Used & New from: £1.31
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

1st (Remastered And Expanded)
8.  1st (Remastered And Expanded) by Bee Gees
The list author says:
  "Sweetest and most inventive album by the Brothers Gibb. Psychedelia meets folk with some nicely surreal edges, plus the classic ballad 'To Love Somebody' to enjoy."
£12.38   Used & New from: £10.34
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Animal Tracks
9.  Animal Tracks by Eric Burdon
The list author says:
  "Beaty and Bluesy, this is one of the highlights of the Animals' back catalogue. 'For Miss Caulker' is a cracker!"
Used & New from: £14.99

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Nite Flights
10.  Nite Flights by Walker Brothers
The list author says:
  "The last - and weirdest - Walker Brothers album, featuring their most out-there material in among the ballads."
Used & New from: £46.95
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Other People's Lives
11.  Other People's Lives by Ray Davies
The list author says:
  "Stunning return to form by elder Kink after a decade or so away, featuring some of is most characteristically whimsical tracks+the gorgeous 'Lonesome Train' which ranks with his best ever compositions"
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.83
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

1+1
12.  1+1 by Grin
The list author says:
  "Highlight of this fantastic group's short amount of releases finds future E-Street Band member Nils Lofgren on fine form, with many of these fine songs in his set list in the present day."
Used & New from: £19.59
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Dingly Dell
13.  Dingly Dell by Lindisfarne
The list author says:
  "hated at the time of it's release, this 3rd album which broke up the band actually makes for fine listening some 35-years on after the event. Captivating, adventurous and nicely intimate."
Used & New from: £19.99
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Love Song for Jeffrey/Free and Easy
14.  Love Song for Jeffrey/Free and Easy by Helen Reddy
The list author says:
  "Whatever happened to this promising singer? Both of these albums are classics, with Helen's lovely warm tones matched by some strong material."
£16.57   Used & New from: £8.17
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Aqualung (Special Edition)
15.  Aqualung (Special Edition) by Jethro Tull
The list author says:
  "You'll never think of the poor again without thinking first of this album, part-subtle, part-heavy rocking, with twists and turns like few other albums. Perhaps the quintessential Tull set."
£6.49   Used & New from: £2.75
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Straight Up
16.  Straight Up by Badfinger
The list author says:
  "This Apple band wrote some of the best ballads in the business, with Pete Ham on especially fine form on this great CD. George Harrison produced some of the tracks and practically every one is a gem."
£20.05   Used & New from: £7.94
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Freeze Frame
17.  Freeze Frame by Godley & Creme
The list author says:
  "This album by the ex-10cc duo somehow manages to be the most adventurous and the most listenable all at the same time. 'I Pity Inanimate Objects', sung by a demented toaster, will make you cry."
Used & New from: £13.36
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Milk And Honey
18.  Milk And Honey by John Lennon
The list author says:
  "This unfinished, posthumous album always gets overlooked even though it contains some of the most joyous and exhilerant work Dr Winston O'Boogie ever did. 'Borrowed Time' especially hits the spot."
£24.12   Used & New from: £3.31
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Reborn Again
19.  Reborn Again by Denny Laine
The list author says:
  "Great 'comeback' from ex-Moody Blue and Wingsman, with a suite of songs about reaching deep within yourself to cope with life's many problems."
£23.23   Used & New from: £17.36
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Pipedream
20.  Pipedream by Alan Hull
The list author says:
  "Tuneful and good-humoured first solo from Lindisfarne mainstay. 'United States Of Mind' will blow you away with its simple beauty."
£9.20   Used & New from: £4.17
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Last Time Around
21.  Last Time Around by Buffalo Springfield
The list author says:
  "People always talk about the first two BS albums and never the third - which is yet another under-rated classic, with Stills and Young doing a dry run for their CSNY material."
£7.56   Used & New from: £1.35
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Rings Around The World
22.  Rings Around The World by Super Furry Animals
The list author says:
  "A really fun album with a gentle heart, the near-closing track 'Run Christian Run' may well be the best song this Welsh Beach Boys have yet to produce."
£7.75   Used & New from: £2.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Wings Over America
23.  Wings Over America by Paul McCartney
The list author says:
  "The best live McCartney album has a truly remarkable back catalogue to draw from and shows great care in the way it re-visits old friends. The best ever lineup of Wings just crackles with electricity."
£17.95   Used & New from: £5.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

Sounds of the Loop [CASSETTE]
24.  Sounds of the Loop [CASSETTE] by Gilbert O'Sullivan
The list author says:
  "Seeing as my beloved 'Off Centre' LP seems to be missing from Amazon, here's your next best O'Sulliovan bet. Late-period classic is more adventurous than most, but still with hummable tunes throughout"
Used & New from: £6.50
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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5317704
25.  5317704 by Hollies
The list author says:
  "The Hollies' ;caluclator' album (type the numbers in and see what happens when they're turned upside down!) is also known as the 'ballads' album. A fine, rounded mature end to this list."
Used & New from: £109.95
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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