by Locker Room contributor
The Beatles: Definitely Sgt. Peppers, although if I had to choose between all of them, I’d pick The White Album – I can happily listen to that all the way through, with the exception of “The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill.”
The Who: I have to go with Tommy. Who doesn’t love a “Rock Opera”? But neither of the albums mentioned include my all-time favorite who song: “You Better, You Bet.”
Pink Floyd: The Wall. No question. I’m particularly fond of “Mother,” “Hey You,” and of course, the song I voted for as my Senior Class anthem: “Another Brick in the Wall: Part II.” Not to mention, the whole album tells the a story (albeit a kind of psychadelic one) about the dangers posed by crazy dictators and giant hammers. On the other hand, you can listen to “Dark Side” as you watch “The Wizard of Oz.”
Rolling Stones: I think it might be impossible for me to choose here. The thing about the Stones is that they interspersed their truly amazing songs with some unbelievable rubbish. I have to go with Let It Bleed, but it (like all their albums) definitely includes some duds. It probably makes me a poseur, but I’ll take 40 Licks or Hot Rocks above any of their original albums (except maybe Goats Head Soup any day.