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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.

Little Feat: Sailin’ Shoes

Little Feat: Sailin’ Shoes

Album #112 - May 1972

Little Feat’s first album did not exactly rocket up the charts, so it seems they made a concerted effort to improve their salability for release #2.

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    Randy Newman – Sail Away

    Randy Newman – Sail Away

    Album #111 - May 1972

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      Dr. John: Dr. John’s Gumbo

      Dr. John: Dr. John’s Gumbo

      Album #110 - April 1972

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        Los Novos Baianos: Acabou Chorare

        Los Novos Baianos: Acabou Chorare

        Album #109 - March 1972

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          Estherr Phillips: From a Whisper to a Scream

          Esther Phillips: From a Whisper to a Scream

          Album #108 - March 1972

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            Nick Drake - Pink Moon

            Nick Drake: Pink Moon

            Album #107 - February 1972

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              Ry Cooder: Into the Purple Valley

              Ry Cooder: Into the Purple Valley

              Album #106 - February 1972

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