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Elton John Studio Albums From Worst To Greatest, music, albums,

Blue Moves

This one is just...wow.  Each track is very good but this is my opinion you may think otherwise.  Give this one a chance.  I did and it really grew on me.

Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

Another solid gold album.  Contains one of my favorite Elton John ballads, "Someone Saved My Life Tonight."


Excellent album.  Another underrated album like Blue Moves and Rock Of The Westies.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Slowly but surely this became my favorite Elton John album.  Contains some of his greatest songs and some of my favorites including "Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" through "Grey Seal", and "Saturday's Alright For Fighting" to "Harmony" which is a perfect song to end the album.

Madman Across the Water

Each song on here is gold.

Peachtree Road

Another country pop-tinged album with a little bit of gospel.  This has become one of my favorites slowly but surely.

Songs From the West Coast

I was really taken by surprise by this, Peachtree Road, and The Captain And The Kid.  Elton's output might be somewhat uneven, but isn't any artist?  This is definitely worth looking into.

The Captain & the Kid

Elton revisits country once again with some amazing results.

The Fox

At first I really did not like this album but it has become one of my favorites.  Lately I've been listening to this one a lot.

Jump Up

Many found this album to be an absolute and utter disappoint, but I just love this album.  Some of the songs really hit me in a strange but good way.  Many will disagree, but not only is this Elton John's best 80's album, it's one of his best albums all together.

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<![CDATA[The Best Cole Swindell Songs of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-cole-swindell-songs-of-all-time/sallygirl

This list is for all of the best Cole Swindell songs, which is all of them.

The Best Cole Swindell Songs of All Time,

I Just Want You

The Way You're Lovin' Me Now

Middle of a Memory

You Should Be Here

Flatliner (feat. Dierks Bentley)

Gettin' Forgotten (Bonus Track)

Making My Way to You

The Back Roads and the Back Row


No Can Left Behind

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<![CDATA[Rock Stars Whose Deaths Were The Most Untimely]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/rock-stars-whose-deaths-were-the-most-untimely
Dead rock stars, ranked in order of how much potential great music was lost to this world by their untimely passing. The key criteria for this list is to guess "how much greatness they left behind" - in other words, it would be very difficult to justify, for example, Syd Barrett on this list, because although he is a dead rockstar, he died long after he had stopped making music at all. Similarly, although Elvis Presley died an untimely early death, if you were equally a fan of Kurt Cobain and Elvis Presley, you would only rank them equally if you thought Elvis's post-77 output would equal Cobain's post-94 output (although you might still keep Elvis somewhere on your list - he was still playing live and could certainly have cleaned up and made a comeback).

To keep the spirit of this list, your ranking should reflect a combination of a) musical talent (as a performer, songwriter, and recording artist) and b) how much of that talent you think the world missed, based on how early in their career the artist was takenf rom us, and what you think their output would have been had they lived a full life. Please note that this list is focused on ROCK artists, so while you aren't going to be prohibited from adding Hank Williams or Billie Holiday, most would argue that country, jazz, and even blues greats aren't rock musicians (people have been including soul and hip-hop, however). Lastly, this list is about individual dead musicians, not bands – so Ronnie Van Zandt counts but Lynyrd Skynrd does not. Ranking this list requires some thinking - while most rock stars tend to have a finite time of peak talent (particularly with songwriting and recording), certainly there are examples today of artists who have had career resurgences and done some of their finest work into their 50s and 60s. This list includes solo artists as well as the lead singers to some of the best rock bands responsible for some of the best albums of all time - and many who had illustrious careers as both. 

This is a list where we hope to see lots of people making their own ranked lists, because ranked lists can be aggregated far more accurately than just votes. See this Forever 27 list for an eye opener about how many of these untimely rock deaths happened at age 27.
Rock Stars Whose Deaths Were The Most Untimely,

Bob Marley
Died 1981, age 36
Buddy Holly
Died 1959, age 22
Freddie Mercury
Died 1991, age 45
Janis Joplin
Died 1970, age 27
Jimi Hendrix
Died 1970, age 27
Jim Morrison
Died 1971, age 27
John Bonham
Died 1980, age 32
John Lennon
Died 1980, age 40
Kurt Cobain
Died 1994, age 27
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Died 1990, age 35

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-rock-songwriters-of-all-time
The greatest rock songwriters of all time have a lot in common. Firstly, they are some of the biggest names in rock music history. These household names have written some of the most popular songs. Secondly, even if you aren't too familiar with these songwriters, you've definitely heard their songs at least once or twice. You may not be familiar with their names or faces, but you should know their music. For some bizarre reason, you may not have heard of John Lennon or Paul McCartney, but you definitely have heard of The Beatles and their music. The same goes for Freddie Mercury and Queen, who like The Beatles' songwriting duo, wrote some of the most popular songs in music history.

Bob Dylan is widely considered one of the first songwriters to incorporate poetry, imagery and a social consciousness to rock music. His influence ranges far and wide. Many of the songwriters on this list count Dylan as one of the most important songwriters in rock history. He may not have had the same impact as Dylan, but Kurt Cobain has proven to be one of the most important songwriters in recent history. His career may have been short, but his impact on music history cannot be understated.

It's not easy to determine which of these songwriters is the greatest of all time. It's up to you to determine who is the greatest rock songwriter of all time by voting for who you think deserves that title.
The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time,

Bob Dylan

David Bowie

Freddie Mercury

John Lennon

John Lennon & Paul McCartney

Neil Young

Paul McCartney

Paul Simon

Pete Townshend

Peter Lennodo

Peter Lennodo is the guitarist with The Arcana

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<![CDATA[Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/musicians-who-belong-in-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame
Update:  Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2014. Each new crop of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees brings with it with it a good share of controversy. Who is most deserving of being in the Rock Hall of Fame? Vote for the bands and musicians that you think most belong in the Rock and Roll HOF, or make your own ranked list of the rockers who have been left out of the Rock Hall

This list collects artists that Ranker voters and listers think belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but who are not currently inducted. Remember, bands and musicians are only eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their debut album, so popular acts from the late '80s, '90s or '00s would not yet be eligible. Don't suggest them!

Check out more lists like the worst albums created by the best artists, badly aged rock stars and celebrities who took their own life

Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,

Deep Purple

Iron Maiden

Jethro Tull

Ozzy Osbourne
Deserves to get in as a solo artist
The Cars

The Doobie Brothers

The Moody Blues




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<![CDATA[The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-musical-artists-of-all-time/ranker-music
When VH1 polled fellow artists to name the greatest artists of all time, it seemed like a good idea---but in reality, the list was truly flawed. According to them, Coldplay is better than Pearl Jam, Mariah Carey is only greater than six artists, etc! Not to mention other impactful artists were left off of the list. So I thought that maybe we try the countdown one more time, only this time with the perspective of true music fans...YOU..

This list will begin in no particular order, you will see some names that didn't appear in VH1's version, no artist appears on the countdown twice, and the order is not my personal opinion (I personally think Bob Marley is the greatest artist of all time). If you don't like how the list looks, you have the power to change it. This list includes some of the greatest female vocalists of the past 10 years, and many of the best rock bands and artists of all time. Many of them are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - and some will be, eventually.

So many questions will be answered with the voting results on this list. Nirvana or Pearl Jam? 2Pac or Biggie? The Beatles or the Rolling Stones? Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston? Is Michael Jackson still the King or is Elvis the true immortal? Is Madonna still the undisputed Queen of Pop? Does anyone rock harder than Hendrix? Are Jay-Z and Beyonce the most powerful couple in music history? It's up to you to decide!
The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time,

Led Zeppelin

Ludwig van Beethoven


Michael Jackson

Pink Floyd


Simon and Garfunkel

The Beatles

The Rolling Stones

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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<![CDATA[The Most Hipster Bands]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-hipster-bands
Since the mid-2000s, the word hipster has invaded the lexicon of pop culture and has become a term, for better or worse, synonymous with things either A) cool B) ironic C) ironically cool. Hipsters enjoy their own culture that is decidedly not mainstream. There are hipster brands, hipster movies, hipster jobs, hipster restaurants and, of course, hipster bands. People generally get the terms indie and hipster confused, but for the sake of this list, we're going to call bands who are primarily indie, hipster. This list includes bands that are signed to major labels as well, but the criteria is that they're beloved, enjoyed, and respected by hipsters as well.

You'll see hipster music favorites like Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, and Grammy winning bands Arcade Fire and Bon Iver. While the general public raised its collective eyebrows when the latter two were announced as Grammy winners, hipsters rejoiced, as these two bands symbolized the ultra cool's rise to power and their taste in all things good reaffirmed. The bands you'll see on this list will range from long-established bands like the Flaming Lips to synth pop acts like Passion Pit to arena rockers like the Black Keys. Some of these bands you'll see at home on the list of the greatest bands of all time.

What are the most hipster bands of all time? Which hipster songs take ironic coolness to the next level? Take a look at this list, and here's your chance to have your voice heard. Vote or re-rank this list according to how you deem fit. If you notice a band isn't on the list and should be, feel free to add them.
The Most Hipster Bands,

Arctic Monkeys

Neutral Milk Hotel


Arcade Fire

The Black Keys

The Strokes

The Neighbourhood

Bon Iver

Cage the Elephant

Tame Impala

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<![CDATA[The Best Rock Bands of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-rock-bands-of-all-time-v1/plugged

The Best Rock Bands of All Time,


Mott the Hoople

New York Dolls

The Spencer Davis Group

Tangerine Dream

The Knack

The Stone Roses

Manfred Mann's Earth Band

The Arcana

Buddy Holly and the Crickets

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-guitarists-of-all-time
The best guitarists of all time, voted on and ranked by many music fans, with photos and other info. With help from the wisdom of the crowd, you'll find a comprehensive ranking of the greatest guitar players in history. All the top guitarists are on this list - monster guitar heroes from rock, metal, blues, and alternative music. Are you on Team Eddie or Team Jimi? How about both!

Add your vote to this list of the top guitarists ever and help to pick the best guitar player in the history of music. These roock, jazz, blues guitarists have all had long careers filled with success and failure. Some are still jamming out today, which other rock stars died too young, before their talents could be fully appreciated. Now is your chance to give the best guitar players in the world some recognition.

Who is the best guitarist of all time? Add your vote to make sure your voice is heart!

To vote on more music lists, check out these lists of the Best Rock Vocalists and the Best Female Rock Vocalists of all time.
The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time,

Brian May

B.B. King

Carlos Santana

David Gilmour

Eddie Van Halen

Eric Clapton

Jeff Beck

Jimi Hendrix

Jimmy Page

Stevie Ray Vaughan

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<![CDATA[The Best Rock Vocalists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-rock-vocalists/rockboy
The best rock vocalists of all time are the frontmen of our favorite rock bands or those solo artists whose voices are some of the best ever. These talented men and women of rock could easily captivate audiences with just their vocals. Their voices set them and their bands above the rest and define them as the best rock singers of all time. List includes both men and women. 

To be included on this list, the vocalists must be primarily known for their association with rock music and (obviously) must have a great voice. That really doesn't narrow down the many greatest rock singers in recent rock music history, though a certain few stand out as above and beyond all the rest. Greats like Robert Plant, David Bowie, Steve Perry and Neil Young come to mind, as do icons like Bono, Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen.

While there are many notable vocalists of today's rock music, arguably many of the best rock vocalists of all time are those from earlier generations. Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury from Queen, John Lennon from The Beatles, Jim Morrison from The Doors and Bob Dylan are only a few of some of the best rock vocalists ever but also some of the most influential singers of all time. Freddie Mercury especially had an amazing voice and was ranked second only to Mariah Carey by MTV for the best voices in music ever.

A perfect combination of range, power, articulation and control is needed to become one of the greatest vocalists of all time. All of those can be taught but the natural ability to have that golden voice, as all of these great rock vocalists possess, is nothing that can be learned. Have a favorite rock singer that we missed? Think one vocalist should be above another? Want to put these singers in your own order? You can do all that and more be voting on, re-ranking and adding rock vocalists below! Rock on!
The Best Rock Vocalists,

David Bowie

Elton John

Elvis Presley

Freddie Mercury

Jim Morrison

John Lennon

Paul McCartney

Robert Plant

Steven Tyler

Steve Perry

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