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Best non punk albums

Chris bct "music everyday"
 
The Heart Of Saturday Night
The Heart Of Saturday Night
"My favorite of his.  70's his coolest period.  Song about life in National City, CA.  I visited the pizza parlor he worked in and his mom, a real sweetheart."
Reggae Fever [CASSETTE]
Reggae Fever [CASSETTE]
"Non sleepy reggae, STEEL PULSE at their peak (along with Reggae Greats hits album).  Every song a winna."
Tea for the Tillerman
Tea for the Tillerman
"A perfect album.  Every song hits home.  Even he didn't match this one.  Singer songwriter emotion, passion, story telling, strong song writing."
Small Change
Small Change
"My next favorite of his.  He gets even tighter musically.  Very emotional stuff.  Smokey piano lounge music w/ a saxaphone."
Bobs
Bobs
"A beautiful debut.  Through the Wall is an amazing love song of unfulfilled desire.  Has nice bonus trax.  A cappella, smarty pants lyrics."
45 Great Performances
45 Great Performances
"When he's 17 to 21 but a man's voice.  Some blazing horn dominated songs.  One suicide note song, over love of course.  His best album.  Period.  No hokey material.  Everything you want in real Ray."
Axis: Bold As Love
Axis: Bold As Love
"I'm actually a Jimi freak.  I'll just keep it to one album here.  Lots a great non radio hit gems here."
Where's the Money?
Where's the Money?
"Who sounds like this?  Nobody.  A live show making a perfect album.  Like a greatest hits.  Funny banter too.  Violin, gals harmony, smarty pants lyrics, cool man, very cool."
The White Album
The White Album
"I tried to make a tape once of dud BEATLES songs.  Maybe 3 songs (not counting pre official releases).  My 16 y. old kid loves em.  Well done. + Rub. S, Abbey Road, Revolver, For Sale, With the, Pleas"
Crosby, Stills And Nash
Crosby, Stills And Nash
"Another perfect album tho I haven't heard these bonus trax.  When it came out people were floored.  Magical harmony.  Captured hippy idealism beautifully.  Still sounds hippy lush."
Amtrak Blues
Amtrak Blues
"80 years old doin songs about love and lust.  I don't care for her 20s to 40s work.  It's with age her voice shines.  Gotta hear this stuff.  A treasure."
Lotus
Lotus
"Or pick their first, a perfect album with more Woodstock bonus trax.  This has a good vocalist and mucho instrumental, all beautifully live.  Extensive."
My I'm Large
My I'm Large
"My I'm Large, Helmet, My Shoes = perfect classics, unique stories, humor, harmony to spare, a cappella heaven."
Latin Playboys
Latin Playboys
"Los Lobos experimental offshoot.  Saw em live, what a joy.  The Chicano experience with master musicians.  No roots sound here.  Gimme more Latin Playboys.  Rich sound."
The Roches
The Roches
"Perfect debut.  Harmony masters.  First 3 albums don't have that horrid cheesy keyboard.  Folk, but smarty pants lyrics.  Harmony of all time."
Elvis At Sun
Elvis At Sun
"I can barely listen to anything he did after the 50's.  This stuff is so pure, 54, 55.  Innocent birth of rock.  Even tame by rockabilly.  Like burned to it's purest essence."
Rock N Roll Trio/Tear It Up
Rock N Roll Trio/Tear It Up
"Like a second jewel.  Rockabilly at the beginning, pure, simple, no big music business poisoning.  Sweet stuff man."
Music Of My Mind
Music Of My Mind
"Stevie comes into his musical manhood.  Doesn't stand the test of time as well as rest of these albums but still he gets it real right here."
The Kinks - The Ultimate Collection
The Kinks - The Ultimate Collection
"I wish they'd put Gotta Go Now and dumped a few of the songs on disc 2.  Still best hits package of this band who totally made the hits in the 60's.  Not much after that."
Sundown
Sundown
"American music.  The DILS go country but not completely.  Deep, heart felt, deep main vocalist, man, only shortcoming: just 9 songs, not even bonus trax.  A masterpiece."
Woody Allen:Stand Up Comic:1964-1968
Woody Allen:Stand Up Comic:1964-1968
"How many comedy albums do you wanna listen to after two listenings?  Still funny.  Only wish they recorded more of his live 60's material.  Classic Woody."
Complete 2000 Year Old Man
Complete 2000 Year Old Man
"Non 2000 year old man material doesn't always swing.  Otherwise this is improve comedy hilarity.  Very re-listenable.  Funny stuff."
The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition
The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition
"I got this set craving ever more from this brief band.  Maybe the jams and so forth are just extra.  Ok.  But the original album still rules.  Dual guitar heaven Duane and Eric.  Go boys.  Plaintiff."
Roadrunner, Roadrunner: The Beserkley Colection
Roadrunner, Roadrunner: The Beserkley Colection
"A real greatest hits.  His basically 1972 punk hits then his soft, flowery, gentle, silly stuff that really works."
Sing It Again Rod
Sing It Again Rod
"Street Fighting Man and Pinball Wizard still get me.  I listened to this in high school 1972.  His heyday."