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A moment during the 8am hour on Tuesday’s Toucher & Rich show spurred a conversation of Rich’s Top 5 Albums (maybe 6) of All Time…not songs, albums.

Fred: Who’s this?

Rich: It’s Kyuss. The lords of dirt rock. This is Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age’s band. I like Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss is better. Matter of fact I would argue Welcome To Sky Valley is my fourth favorite album of all time, by Kyuss.

Fred: Your fourth favorite album by Kyuss or your fourth favorite album of all time?

Rich: No, of all time. Welcome to Sky Valley is number four, it’s my fourth favorite album of all time.

Fred: You have a definitive list?

Rich: I have a definitive five, that I always keep ranked. And the other five kind of switch around.

He says he has a Top 10; guess we’ll have to wait for the rest. Do you have a Top 5 all time list? Well, let’s dive into Rich’s. Here we go.

  • 1A. U2 - The Joshua Tree

    “The Joshua Tree” is the 5th album from U2, released on March 9, 1987. Frequently listed on “Top Albums” lists, it’s still one of the world’s best selling albums, according to Wikipedia.

  • 1B. Helmet - Meantime

    Released in 1992, “Meantime” is the 2nd album from Metal band Helmet. Arguably one of the most influential and overlooked rock records of the ’90s, says a review from All Music.

  • 3. Failure - Fantastic Planet

    The third album for Failure it’s release in 1996 came at the height of Alternative Rock. In 2009, JustPressPlay named “Fantastic Planet” the third-best album of the 1990s.

  • 4. Kyuss - Welcome To Sky Valley

    The band that started this whole discussion, it’s likely you’ve never heard of them and Kyuss was their third and final name. It can be said, though that they spawned a number of great rock bands like (as Rich said) Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Hermano and a handful more.

  • 5. Luna - Rendezvous

    Wikipedia tells us that “Rendezvous” is the seventh album by American alternative rock band Luna. It is the first Luna album to feature vocals by guitarist Sean Eden, on songs “Broken Chair” and “Still at Home.” The New York City formed band was once described by Rolling Stone as “the best band you’ve never heard of.”

  • Every once in awhile 6. Jimmy Eat World - Futures

    “Futures” is the fifth of ten studio albums from Jimmy Eat World who formed in Mesa, Arizona. To support the album, the band toured with Greenday, Taking Back Sunday and on their own as headliners.