The Ledge #436: Double Albums

It was a few weeks ago when Sonic Youth's "Teenage Riot" came up in a Spotify playlist, and it spurred my feeble mind into this week's show format. This week is a countdown of my 15 favorite double albums of all time. As always, I do have too many rules. No live albums. No compilatoins. No single albums expanded to two pieces of vinyl by nefarious ways (bonus tracks, 45 speed, etc.). Real double albums.

So the results is an interesting mix spanning over 50 years. From top sellers by the world's biggest bands to landmark college rock albums to a few more recent masterpieces. Feel free to comment on YOUR favorite double albums as I certainly acknowledge there are so many seminal records missing from this list.

After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher...or


Here's the official countdown of albums:

15. Paul Westerberg, Mono
14. Drive-By Truckers, Southern Rock Opera
13. Ty Segall, Freedom's Goblin
12. Guided By Voices, August By Cake
11. Suburbs, Credit In Heaven
10. Minutemen, Double Nickels On The Dime
9. Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville
8. The Who, Tommy
7. Wilco, Being There
6. Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation
5. Bob Dylan, Blonde On Blonde
4. Hüsker Dü, Zen Arcade
3. The Beatles, The Beatles
2. The Clash, London Calling
1. Rolling Stones, Exile On Main St.


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