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Five classic albums you shouldn't fuhgeddabout

Five classic albums you shouldn't fuhgeddabout

Steve Van Zandt
Before he was a Soprano, he was an E Street man; now he has a syndicated garage-rock radio show (undergroundgarage.com) and opinions for EW!

1. SINGLES COLLECTION: THE LONDON YEARS The Rolling Stones (Abkco) 1989
''The greatest collection of music by the greatest rock & roll band there will ever be.''

2. MEET THE BEATLES! The Beatles (Capitol) 1964
''This album set the bar for everybody who followed. They were one of the first bands to sing, play, and write.''

3. THE MINDBENDING SOUNDS OF... The Chesterfield Kings (Sundazed) 2003
''The best representatives of the contemporary garage-rock movement and helped invent it. This latest shows they're just warming up.''

4. BLONDE ON BLONDE Bob Dylan (Columbia) 1966
''His first seven albums are essential. This is his best.''

5. THE ESSENTIAL BYRDS The Byrds (Columbia/Legacy) 2003
''A texture like no other. Invented folk rock. Paved the way for Dylan's acceptance on pop radio, which changed the world.''

Originally posted Apr 21, 2006 Published in issue #874-875 Apr 28, 2006 Order article reprints