XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 19971.) Rolling Stones Bridges To BabylonThe last Stones album of the 90’s and the last time fans would see new material from the group until 2005’s A Bigger Bang. The Bridges To Babylon Tour is the second highest grossing tour in North American history.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 19972.)-U2-PopDespite the album debuting at number one in 35 countries, it is the lowest selling U2 album to date. The band took an electronic style route with this album by utilizing sampling, looping, drum machines, and sequencing methods to create their music.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 19973.) Bob Dylan Time Out Of MindThe thirtieth album from Dylan was seen by many as his “comeback” album and has been ranked by critics as one of his best. It was Dylan’s first vinyl double album since 1970’s Self Portrait.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 19974.) Sarah McLachlin SurfacingAfter spending two and a half years touring for her 1994 release Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, McLachlan took six months off to refocus herself. What resulted were the ten songs appearing on the album and three Grammy nominations.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 19975.) Paul McCartney Flaming PieMcCartney’s tenth solo studio album was the first project he worked on following the Beatles Anthology. Features guest appearances from George Martin, Linda and James McCartney, Steve Miller, and Ringo Starr among others.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 19976.) John Fogerty Blue Moon SwampFogerty’s album won a Grammy award for Best Rock Album Of The Year. The fender guitar appearing on the cover was specifically bought for the shoot to be dipped in water.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 19977.) Poi Dog Pondering Liquid White Light Recorded during the band’s five night run at the Vic Theatre in Chicago. Contains a wide array of tracks from Poi Dog’s extensive library highlighting the musical path the band had taken up to that point in their career.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 19978.) Fleetwood Mac The DanceThis album marked the return of the “classic” Fleetwood Mac lineup for their first album since 1987’s Tango In The Night. It is the fifth best selling live album of all time.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 19979.) Big Head Todd & The Monsters Beautiful World The fifth album from the group produced the hits “Resignation Superman”, “Boom Boom”, “Tower”, and “Please Don’t Tell Her”.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 199710.) Steve Earle El CorazonThe seventh studio album from Steve Earle features contributions from Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury, Ray Kennedy, and other members of the Del McCoury band.