Re: The 101 Most Influential Albums In Rock n' Roll History...
Hi Everyone, Jeff Gold here, author of the book. Just to clarify things, the book is titled 101 Essential Rock Records, The Golden Age of Vinyl From the Beatles to The Sex Pistols. The opening essay explains we're covering the most seminal rock (not blues, not R&B, not straight-ahead folk) albums from the era where album sales dominated--from Beatlemania through the emergence of the Walkman and the dominance of the cassette. It's arbitrary, but everything needs a beginning and end point and these are mine. Albums were chosen based on quality, originality and influence. As these criteria and what constitutes a rock album are completely subjective and I knew people would disagree, I'm just now finishing a website where people can argue with me and post their own lists. 101EssentialRecords.com will be ready next week.