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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.

Sarah Vaughn

Sarah Vaughn: {Self Titled}

Album #1 - January 1955

The year 1955 was a remarkably transitional year.

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    Otis Redding: Otis Blue

    Otis Redding: Otis Blue

    Album #53 - September 1965

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      The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

      The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

      Album #54 - October 1965

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        The Who: Sings My Generation

        The Who: Sings My Generation

        Album #55 - December 1965

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          Junior Wells w/Buddy Guy: Hoodoo Man Blues

          Junior Wells w/Buddy Guy: Hoodoo Man Blues

          Album #56 - December 1965

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            The Monks: Black Monk Time

            The Monks: Black Monk Time

            Album #57 - March 1966

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              Them: Them Again

              Them: Them Again

              Album #58 - January 1966

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                Mothers of Invention – Freak Out!

                Mothers of Invention: Freak Out!

                Album #59 - June 1966

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                  James Carr: You Got My Mind Messed Up

                  James Carr: You Got My Mind Messed Up

                  Album #60 - June 1969

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                    Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues

                    Howlin' Wolf: The Real Folk Blues

                    Album #61 - January 1966

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                      John Mayall Blues Breakers w/Eric Clapton

                      John Mayall: Blues Breakers w/Eric Clapton

                      Album #62 - July 1966

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                        Tim Hardin: Tim Hardin 1

                        Tim Hardin: Tim Hardin 1

                        Album #63 - July 1966

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                          Psychedelic Sound of The 13th Floor Elevators

                          Psychedelic Sound of The 13th Floor Elevators

                          Album #64 - August 1966

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