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My Favourite Albums of All Time (At the Moment) - Part I

There's been a lot of hubbub recently about Rolling Stone updating their top 500 albums canon. I haven't scrolled through the whole list, but two of my podcast friends* recently suggested that instead of worrying about these kinds of group-created list, it might be more interesting and useful for people to sit down and think about their own lists. Makes sense to me - we can learn more about music and one another that way. So, without further ado, here is my list of all-time favourite albums! Get your wishlists ready.Axis: Bold as Love by The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967) - JHE's first album, Are You Experienced?, has more hits. But as an album I love Bold as Love the best.  It's quieter, less-straight-forward bluesy rock, heavier on sounding like some kind of psychdelic fantasy-genre dream. "Little Wing", "Castles Made of Sand", and "Bold as Love" are these beautiful, virtuoso performances with big ideas. Hendrix talked about the Electric…