The 138th most acclaimed album of all time is a prima ballerina on a spring afternoon who changed on into a wolfman howling at the moon. New York Dolls’ 1973 debut is this week’s Counterbalance -- you got it while it was hot.
The most important five years in popular music -- including the birth and rise of CBGB, the birth of disco and hip-hop, Philip Glass’s emergence as a Serious Composer, and the many shades of salsa -- in one volume.
It's that time of the year, again. Music fans are making their lists of what they hope to find wrapped in pretty paper at Christmas, and music publications are making their lists of what should be on those lists. Now, I have something to say about lists.