Jason Mendelsohn and Eric Klinger

Counterbalance is Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn's attempt to make sense of the Great Rock & Roll Canon, the albums that have been deemed indispensable by the critical cognoscenti. They began by examining the most acclaimed albums of all time (as compiled by the mathematical genius at www.acclaimedmusic.net), and now they're looking at the idea of critical acclaim from a broader perspective. Look for Counterbalance on the Face-Book at www.facebook.com/CounterbalanceMusic and on Twitter @EricRKlinger

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Counterbalance: XTC’s 'Skylarking' | 24 Apr 2015 // 3:00 AM

You might not hear of bands talking about XTC as a big influence, but they were certainly in the mix that became the music that was to come.

Counterbalance: Tears for Fears’ 'Songs from the Big Chair' | 17 Apr 2015 // 3:00 AM

I wanted to be with you alone and talk about the 1430th most acclaimed album of all time. But traditions I can trace against the child in your face won't escape my attention. A 1985 synth-pop hit is this week's Counterbalance

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