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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.

Randy Newman - 12 Songs

Randy Newman: 12 Songs

Album #80 - April 1970

In late ‘60s Los Angeles, an extra-exclusive ‘loser’s club’ was coming together, consisting of stunningly talented musicians and songwriters who couldn’t seem to sell

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    Grateful Dead - Live/Dead

    The Grateful Dead: Live/Dead

    Album #73 - November 1969

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      The Grateful Dead - Live/Dead

      The Grateful Dead: Live/Dead, Part 2

      Album #73 - November 1969

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        Frank Zappa - Hot Rats

        Frank Zappa: Hot Rats

        Album #72 - October 1969

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          The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)

          The Kinks: Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)

          Album #71 - October 1969

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            Townes Van Zandt

            Townes Van Zandt: Townes Van Zandt

            Album #70 - September 1969

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              Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left

              Nick Drake: Five Leaves Left

              Album #69 - September 1969

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