By Chris Charlesworth

From Elvis Presley's solar classes to Radiohead's okay machine, here's some of the best of rock and pa tune of the 20th Century. Former 'Melody Maker' editor Chris Charlesworth enlisted 17 different track writers/journalists to choose 25 albums that "defined their period, driven the bounds a section or...simply bought in such large amounts that they're most unlikely to ignore." (That explains why 'Abba Gold' is included).

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BARRINGTON 7 BRIMFIELD C. M. Watts Psalm 18ii 8 2. ‘Tis by thy aid our troops prevail, And break united pow’rs; Or bum their boasted fleets, or scale The proudest of their tow’rs. 5. The Rock of Israel ever lives; His name be ever blest; ‘Tis his own arm the vict’ry gives, And gives his people rest. 3. How have we chas’d them through the 6. On kings that reign as David did, He pours his blessings down; Secures their honours to their seed, And well supports their crown. field, And trod them to the ground; While thy salvation was our shield, But they no shelter found!

Shall we let him die in vain? Still to death pursue our God? Open tear his wounds again, Trample on his precious blood? No; with all our sins we part; Saviour, take my broken heart. CRUCIFIXION 19 DANBURY S. M. Watts Psalm 90 20 2. Our moments fly apace, Nor will our minutes stay; Just like a flood, our hasty days Are sweeping us away. 3. Well, if our days must fly, We’ll keep their end in sight; We’ll spend them all in widsom’s way, And let them speed their flight. 4. They’ll sooner waft us o’er This life’s tempestuous sea: Soon we shall reach the peaceful shore Of blest eternity.

Who is this king of glory? Who? The Lord of hosts, renown’d; Of glory he alone is king, Who is with glory crown’d. HARDWICK 37 HARRISBURGH C. M. Watts Hymns H No. 19 38 2. But ‘tis our God supports our frame, The God that built us first; Salvation to th’almighty name That rear’d us from the dust. 3. He spoke, and straight our hearts and brains In all their motions rose: "Let blood," said he, "flow round the veins," And round the veins it flows. 4. While we have breath, or use our tongues, Our maker we’ll adore; His spirit moves our heaving lungs, Or they would breathe no more.

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