Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Psychobabble's Best of 2011

As another year approaches its end, let’s take a look back on Psychobabble’s top-reviewed books, CDs, and DVDs of 2011. Each item on each list links to the original review.

The Nine Rockingest Rock Books
9. Rockabilly: The Twang Heard 'Round the World by Michael Dregni
8. The Who By Numbers by Steve Grantley and Alan G. Parker
7. 33 1/3: Marquee Moon by Bryan Waterman
6. Led Zeppelin FAQ by George Case
5. Little Symphonies: A Phil Spector Reader by Kingsley Abbott
4. And on the Piano... Nicky Hopkins by Julian Dawson
3. Beatles for Sale on Parlophone Records by Bruce Spizer and Frank Daniels
2. Butterfly on a Wheel: The Great Rolling Stones Drugs Bust by Simon Wells
1. You Really Got Me: The Story of The Kinks by Nick Hasted

The Six Most Horrifying Horror Books
6. Boris Karloff as The Invisible Man by Philip J. Riley
5. Shock Value by Jason Zinoman
4. Alien Vault by Ian Nathan
3. Monsters in the Movies by John Landis
2. War Eagles: An Alternate History for Classic Film Monsters by David Conover & Philip J. Riley
1. Boris Karloff: More Than a Monster by Stephen Jacobs



The Ten Roundest CDs
11. Flight Log (1966-1976) by Jefferson Airplane
10. Bus Stop/Stop Stop Stop by The Hollies
9. After School Session/Chuck Berry Is on Top by Chuck Berry
8. Phil Spector Presents the Philles Album Collection by Various Artists
7. Quadrophenia: The Director's Cut by The Who
6. Some Girls: Deluxe Edition by The Rolling Stones
5. The Lovin’ Spoonful Reissues
4. Hidden Treasures by Dave Davies and The Kinks
3. The Left Banke Reissues
2. The Kinks Deluxe Editions (Face to Face, Something Else, Arthur)
1. The SMiLE Sessions by The Beach Boys

The Eight Most Videotastic DVDs

8.The Rolling Stones’ Some Girls Live in Texas ’78
7. Motown Gold from the Ed Sullivan Show
6. The Phantom Carriage
5. More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead
4. The Hollies: Look Through Any Window (1963-1975)
3. The Rolling Stones' Ed Sullivan Shows
2. Kuroneko
1. Island of Lost Souls
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