Styx, Styx**** (1972): This was not at all what I expected. See, I was first introduced to Styx through the--at the time--ubiquitous sounds of "Mr. Roboto." That was cool for its time. But this is not "Mr. Roboto." This is cooler. It's a progressive, almost-metal band that is exploring heavy harmony and epic song-writing. Check out "Movement for a Common Man" and tell me that it wouldn't be relevant for today's world. Some cool stuff here. (7/5/14)
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy - I remember it came out on May 25, which was my friend Howie's birthday, and we both got it, listened to it at our houses and called each other when we finifshed listening to the whole thing totalk about it!