Picked By TURN UP THE VOLUME – 10 Albums Turning 50 In 2022

Back to 1972

1.’Transformer’ by LOU REED

Released: 8 November 1972 – second LP
Charts: #13 in the UK, #29 in the USA, #12 in Australia

AllMusic wrote: “The sound and style of Transformer would
in many ways define Reed’s career in the 1970s, and while it
led him into a style that proved to be a dead end, you can’t
deny that Bowie and Ronson gave their hero a new lease on
life, and a solid album in the bargain.”
Score: 4.5/5

TUTV: Lou took a vicious walk on the wild side
on a perfect day, found a satellite of love, and
scored his first masterpiece.

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2. ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ by DAVID BOWIE

Released: 16 June 1972 – 5th LP
Charts: #5 in the UK, #21 in the USA

AllMusic: “Bowie succeeds not in spite of his pretensions but because of them,
and Ziggy Stardust, familiar in structure, but alien in performance, is the first
time his vision and execution met in such a grand, sweeping fashion.”
Score: 5/5.

TUTV: Author! Author!

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3. ‘Harvest’ by NEIL YOUNG

Released: 14 February 2021 – 4th LP
Charts: #1 in the UK and the USA and
in most European countries.

AllMusic said: “Neil Young’s most
popular album.”
Score: 4.5/5.

TUTV: Young looking for hearts of gold.

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4.’Exile On Main St.’ by THE ROLLING STONES

Released: 12 May 1972 – the band’s 12th LP
Charts: #1 in the UK, US, Canada, and all over Europe

Rolling Stone wrote: “There are songs that are better, there
are songs that are worse, there are songs that’ll become your
favorites and others you’ll probably lift the needle for when
their time is due.

TUTV: With only its best 9 tracks out of the total
of 18 tracks, this would have been a masterpiece.

Ps: Recently The Who’s Roger Daltrey (commonly known as the dumbest Who)
said that the Stones sounded like a pub rock band. He also said after his beloved
England turned into Brexshit that British bands still could tour Europe without extra
financial problems. Yes, the rich ones, you dickhead. And last but not least the greedy
billionaire defended the fact that The Who charge exorbitant prices for their gigs lately
with “We are worth it” I think if Keith Moon was still alive he
would smash Daltrey‘s brains in. Fuck you fake rock star.

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5. ‘Roxy Music’ by ROXY MUSIC

Released: 16 June 2022 – debut LP
Charts: #10 in the UK, #19 in Australia

Pitchfork said: “Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno’s
glam-rock, art-school masterpiece.”
Score: 9.5/10

TUTV: Unfortunately Ferry and Eno didn’t stick together,
they were a match in glam and glitter rock heaven.

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6. ‘NEU!’ by NEU!
7. ‘Close To The Edge’ by YES
8. ‘The Slider’ by T. REX
9. ‘Made In Japan’ by DEEP PURPLE
10. Piledriver by STATUS QUO

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