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The Alternative Top 40

The Alternative Top 40

500 of the best and most historically relevant to NEVER make the top 40 album charts, chosen by Tom Ryan and presented chronologically.

David Bowie: Hunky Dory

David Bowie: Hunky Dory

Album #102 - December 1971

It’s odd to note that Bowie’s arc of fame from obscurity to global superstar was so gradual that two of his most well-known and revered early albums never reached the top 40 in America.

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    The Kinks: Muswell Hillbillies

    The Kinks: Muswell Hillbillies

    Album #101 - November 1971

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      Pink Floyd - Meddle

      Pink Floyd: Meddle

      Album #100 - November 1971

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        O.V. Wright

        O.V. Wright: A Nickel and a Nail and Ace of Spades

        Album #99 - July 1971

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          Gil Scott Heron: Piecees of a Man

          Gil Scott Heron: Pieces of a Man

          Album #98 - June 1971

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            John Prine: John Prine (Self Titled)

            John Prine: John Prine (Self Titled)

            Album #97 - June 1971

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              Leonard Cohen: Songs of Love and Hate

              Leonard Cohen: Songs of Love and Hate

              Album #96 - March 1971

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