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The Alternative Top 40

The Alternative Top 40

500 of the best and most historically relevant to NEVER make the top 40 album charts, chosen by Tom Ryan and presented chronologically.

Miles Davis - In A Silent Way

Miles Davis – In a Silent Way

Album #67 - July 1969

Jazz wasn’t very healthy in 1969. A lot of observers figured the genre was actually dead, but just didn’t know it. In one sense, that observation was true.

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    Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica

    Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica (Part 1)

    Album #66 - June 1969

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      Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica

      Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica (Part 2)

      Album #66 - June 1969

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        The Shaggs - Philosophy of the World

        The Shaggs

        Album #65 - June 1969

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          The Meters - The Meters

          The Meters - The Meters

          Album #64 - May 1969

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            The Sir Douglas Quintet: Mendocino

            The Sir Douglas Quintet: Mendocino

            Album #63 - April 1969

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              The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground

              The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground

              Album #62 - March 1969

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