Rod Lurie was asking for Best All-Time Top Ten Albums on Facebook two or three days ago. I didn’t post in time so I thought I’d tap out a few. These are the first albums that came to mind and in this order, but ten is ridiculous — gotta make it 25. Obviously I stopped discovering or even listening to new stuff eons ago, but just as obviously (or at least arguably) music was much, much better between the late ’60s and mid ’90s. So here we go, starting with stuff that came to mind without any research or second guessing, the standard being albums I’m most likely to listen to on a long car trip (if I’m not in a random song mode).

1. Excitable BoyWarren Zevon; 2. AftermathRolling Stones; 3. SoPeter Gabriel; 4. NevermindNirvana; 5. Rubber SoulBeatles; 6. SmileBeach Boys; 7. The NightflyDonald Fagen; 8. HejiraJoni Mitchell; 9. HeroesDavid Bowie; 10. Disraeli GearsCream; 11. Velvet Underground & NicoVelvet Underground; 12. RevolverBeatles; 12. SynchronicityThe Police; 13. Colour By NumbersCulture Club; 14. Full Moon FeverTom Petty; 15. Nirvana Unplugged MTV in New York; 16. The Town and the CityLos Lobos; 17. The BandThe Band; 18. Sticky FingersRolling Stones; 19. Brothers in ArmsDire Straits; 20. My Aim Is TrueElvis Costello; 21. TruthJeff Beck Group; 22. PermanentJoy Division; 23. Learning to CrawlPretenders; 24. Trouble in ParadiseRandy Newman; 25. Emotional RescueRolling Stones.