Underrated Classics

WishboneFourHere at TAP, I’m always asking opinions.  Usually, it has to do with things that we like a lot,  Often, it has to do with a particular band.  At times, we discuss the values of our music, how we listen to it, and a host of other things.

Every once in a while, I seem to find an album that I think is brilliant, butr seems to not gain the same accolades that other albums from the same band gets.  For an example, I find Trilogy by ELP to be better in most ways than any other album that they did.  But a lot of ELP fans tend to disagree.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Ignored Album post.  My current uprooting has gotten in the way of quite a bit, it has.  But, as I thought of this, I decided to put it out there and see what you have in mind for an underrated album.

I find Wishbone Four from Wishbone Ash to be an underrated album.  Filled with great songs, Wishbone Four took a step away from the potential trap of being a slave to the Argus style (which I loved).  But they felt a need to take a stab at straight ahead rock and roll, and I think they knocked it out of the park.  “Ballad of the Beacon”, “Doctor”, “Rock and Roll Widow”, the stunning “No Easy Road”, and “Sing Out The Song”.  I do recognize the heaviness and length of “Everybody Needs A Friend” but ohhh what a song it is.  Track for track, Wishbone Four might be Wishbone Ash’s finest unrecognized moment.

You get the idea.  With so many bands out there, and so many great albums, especially under-appreciated works, I’m quite curious to hear your selections of underrated classics.