The Pick 100 – Our All-Time Favorite Albums

Jump to:   #100-91    #90-81    #80-71   
#70-61    #60-51

Jeff’s picks

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Episode 15:
Picks #100-91

Kevin’s picks

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Fiona Apple Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Release Date: 4/17/2020
The Pretenders Learning To Crawl
Release Date: 1/24/1984
Propellerheads Decksanddrumsandrockandroll
Release Date: 1/26/1998
Rosalía El Mal Querer
Release Date: 11/2/2018

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Playlists

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Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
Release Date: 1/28/2008
Muse The 2nd Law
Release Date: 9/28/2012
The Raconteurs Broken Boy Soldiers
Release Date: 5/15/2006
Pat Benatar Crimes of Passion
Release Date: 8/5/1980

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Air Moon Safari
Release Date: 1/16/1998
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Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere
Release Date: 4/24/2006
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Release Date: 3/20/2015
Creedence Clearwater Revival Chronicle
Released January 1976

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Kenichi in Torrance, CA said these albums “had a tremendous impact on my upbringing.”

Frank Ocean Blond

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The Fray How To Save A Life
Release Date: 9/14/2005
Various Artists Anchorman Soundtrack
Release Date: 6/29/2004

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Mark Ronson Version
Release Date: 4/14/2007
Madonna Like A Virgin
Release Date: 11/12/1984
On Kevin’s list #67

Brian from San Diego, CA said: “My top 5 albums of all time…”

#5 >

Atlanta Rhythm Section Back Up Against The Wall
Nazareth Hair Of The Dog

#1 >

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Cowboy Junkies The Trinity Session
Release Date: 11/1/1988
Queen The Game
Release Date: 6/30/1980
On Jeff’s list: #81


Jeff’s picks

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Episode 17:
Picks #90-81

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Kevin’s picks

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Van Halen Van Halen
Release Date: 2/10/1978
Billie Eilish
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Release Date: 3/29/19

Playlists

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Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A.
Release Date: 6/4/1984
Moby Play
Release Date: 5/17/1999
On Jeff’s list #78
Portishead Dummy
Release Date: 1/1/1994

Zeppelin MixTape c1989

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Check out the playlist that matches the Maxell XLII 90-minute Mix Tape Jeff gave to Kevin ’round about 1989. Songs in original order; side 2 starts with “In The Evening.”

Various Artists Saturday Night Fever
Release Date: 11/15/1977
Steely Dan A Decade of Steely Dan
Released in 1985

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Justin Timberlake Justified
Release Date: 11/5/2002
The Replacements Let It Be
Release Date: 10/2/1984
Queen The Game
Release Date: 6/30/1980
On Kevin’s list: #91

Bryan from NE Portland, OR said: “My top 5 right now in this moment are…”

The Soft Boys
Underwater Moonlight
Bob Dylan
Blonde On Blonde

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The Replacements Tim
The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds
The Beatles
Rubber Soul
Broken Bells Broken Bells
Release Date: 3/5/2010
U2 Songs of Innocence
Release Date: 9/9/2014


Jeff’s picks

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Episode 18:
Picks #80-71

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Kevin’s picks

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Groove Armada Vertigo
Release Date: 5/24/1999
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced
Release Date: 5/12/1967

Playlists

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Foster The People Torches
Release Date: 5/23/2011
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Release Date: 9/24/1991

Moby Play
Release Date: 5/17/1999
On Kevin’s list #89
Michael Jackson Thriller
Release Date: 11/30/1982
On Kevin’s list #60

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Kevin’s top tracks

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Jeff’s top tracks

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The Killers Hot Fuss
Release Date: 6/7/2004
The Beach Boys Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of The Beach Boys
Release Date: 6/10/2003

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ZZ Top Eliminator
Release Date: 3/23/1983

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Sting Ten Summoner’s Tales
Release Date: 3/9/1993

INXS Kick
Release Date: 10/19/1987

PickLine caller Bob from Burbank, CA, picks:

Heart Greatest Hits/Live
Release Date: 11/29/1980
Chicago Chicago IX: Chicago’s Greatest Hits
Release Date: 10/10/1975
Pink Floyd Animals
Release Date: 9/21/1977

Ed from Portland says “The best of all music of all time.”

The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
released 11/27/1967
The Beatles The Beatles (White Album)
released 11/22/1968

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The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night
Release Date: 7/10/1964
Boston Boston
Release Date: 8/25/1976
Tool Undertow
Release Date: 4/6/1993
Los Lobos The Neighborhood
Release Date: 9/4/1990

Kevin & Jeff appear as guests on The Way with Jazz and Taé

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Listen as Seattle podcasters Jazz & Taé challenge us to music trivia and discuss the creation of The Pick.

James Taylor Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Release Date: 11/1/1976
James Brown Greatest Breakbeats
Release Date: 8/22/2004

Jeff’s picks

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Episode 20:
Picks #70-61

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Kevin’s picks

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R.E.M. Murmur
Release Date: 4/12/1983
Lyle Lovett Joshua Judges Ruth
Release Date: 3/31/1992

Playlists

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The Steve Miller Band Greatest Hits 1974-78
Release Date: 11/1/1978
Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac
Release Date: 6/11/1975
Fleetwood Mac Tusk
Release Date: 10/12/1979
The Black Keys El Camino
Release Date: 12/6/2011

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Kevin’s top tracks

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Jeff’s top tracks

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Stevie Wonder Talking Book
Release Date: 1/1/1972
Madonna Like A Virgin
Release Date: 11/12/1984
On Jeff’s list #91

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Morcheeba Big Calm
Release Date: 3/16/1998
M.I.A. Arular
Release Date: 4/25/2005
Various Artists Verve Remixed 2
Release Date: 1/1/2003

Callers to the Pick Line said…

Miss Freddye from Pittsburg, PA said:
“My favorite all-time albums…”

Aretha Franklin
Lady Soul
Koko Taylor
Force of Nature

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Aretha Franklin
I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You

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…And Miss Freddye’s new release:

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Details and more at missfreddye.com

R.E.M. Monster
Release Date: 9/27/1994
The xx xx
Release Date: 8/14/2009
Kings Of Leon Only By The Night
Release Date: 9/19/2008

Elliott Smith XO
Release Date: 8/24/1998
10,000 Maniacs In My Tribe
Release Date: 6/27/1987
On Kevin’s list #62
The Doors The Best of The Doors
Released in November 1985

Richard from Portland, OR said: “My five picks are…”

Rod Stewart
A Night on the Town
Meat Loaf
Hang Cool Teddy Bea
r

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Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms
John Fogerty
Blue Moon Swamp
Warren Zevon
The Wind
John Mellancamp Whenever We Wanted
Release Date: 10/8/1991
10,000 Maniacs In My Tribe
Release Date: 6/27/1987
On Jeff’s list #62
U2 War
Release Date: 2/28/1983

Jeff’s picks

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Episode 23:
Picks #60-51

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Kevin’s picks

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Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy
Release Date: 3/28/1973
R.E.M. Green
Release Date: 11/7/1988

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Playlists

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Michael Jackson Thriller
Release Date: 11/30/1982
On Jeff’s list #77
Simon & Garfunkel
Simon And Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits

Release Date: 6/14/1972
Madonna Madonna
Release Date: 7/27/1983
Jane’s Addiction Ritual de lo Habitual
Release Date: 8/21/1990

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Kevin’s top tracks

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Jeff’s top tracks

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Fitz and The Tantrums Pickin’ Up The Pieces
Release Date: 8/24/2010
Radiohead Kid A
Release Date: 9/27/2000

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Jane’s Addiction Nothing’s Shocking
Release Date: 8/23/1988
XTC Skylarking
Release Date: 10/27/1986
Lucinda Williams Car Wheels On a Gravel Road
Release Date: 6/30/1998

Callers to the Pick Line said…

Christopher from Los Angeles said:
“You can’t go wrong with any of” these albums:

The Rolling Stones
Exile On Main Street
Van Morrison
Astral Weeks
Bob Dylan
Blood On The Tracks

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Tom Petty
Full Moon Fever
AC/DC
Back In Black
The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds

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Bob Marley & The Wailers
Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers

Release Date: 5/8/1984
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman
Release Date: 4/5/1988
Peter Gabriel So
Release Date: 5/19/1986

Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Release Date: 11/22/2010
Sinead O’Connor I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
Release Date: 7/1/1990
Nirvana In Utero
Release date: 9/21/1993

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Kristen & Karen from Golden/Denver, CO said: “We owe the entirety of our music appreciation to our brother Jeff…”

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Pat Benatar
Crimes of Passion
Vangelis
Chariots of Fire
Madonna
Madonna
Queen
The Game
Michael Jackson
Thriller
Billy Joel
Glass Houses
AC/DC
Back In Black
Blondie
Autoamerican
Prince & The Revolution
Purple Rain
The Go-Go’s
Beauty and The Beat

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Daryl Hall & John Oates
Greatest Hits: Rock ‘N Soul, Pt. 1
Release Date: 10/18/1983
John Cougar Mellencamp Scarecrow
Release Date: 8/5/1985
The Police Ghost in the Machine
Release Date: 10/2/1981

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Jeff‘s picks

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Kevin‘s picks

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