Reviews & Top Picks
By Dave White, About.com Guide
When you're just beginning to build a classic rock collection, the first question is usually, "Where do I start?" You'll find the answer here.
- Top 50 Classic Rock Bands
- Top 25 Classic Rock Solo Artists
- Top 10 Essential Classic Rock Albums
- Top 500 Classic Rock Songs
Classic Rock Standards
These are the essential artists and albums, with reviews of reissues and remasters of their classic work.
- Pink Floyd - 'Piper At The Gates Of Dawn'
- 'Crosby Stills & Nash' and 'Daylight Again'
- 'Grateful Dead - Fillmore West 1969'
- The Who - 'Tommy and Quadrophenia Live'
- Jackson Browne - 'Running On Empty'
- Steely Dan - 'The Definitive Collection'
- Electric Light Orchestra - 'The Very Best Of ELO, Vol. 2'
Recent CD, MP3 and Vinyl Releases
New CDs and digital downloads from classic rock artists.
- 'Bachman & Turner'
- Heart - 'Red Velvet Car'
- Peter Wolf - 'Midnight Souvenirs'
- Bruce Springsteen - 'Working on a Dream'
- Foreigner - 'Can't Slow Down'
Tours, festivals, one-off performances. Read reviews of classic rock bands live on stage.
If you like to watch your rock as you listen, check out these recent DVD releases.
- Meat Loaf - 'Bat Out of Hell - The Original Tour'
- 'Joan Armatrading Steppin' Out'
- Thin Lizzy - 'Are You Ready?'
- David Bowie - 'A Reality Tour'
- Steve Miller Band - 'Live From Chicago'
Here are some possibilities for your rock reading list.
- 'The Beatles In Cleveland'
- 'Love Is The Song We Sing'
- 'Taking Woodstock'
- 'Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Legendary Neighborhood'
- 'Comfortably Numb - A History of The Wall'
Top Picks for All Occasions
Out on the open road, stuck inside on a snowy day, slogging through your tax return. Name the occasion and you'll find no lack of classic rock songs to fit it.