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The 30 best political albums

Another “non-eligible-for-AM” list (the “non-genre-specific” type) but interesting enough to be posted. It was published by Mondo Sonoro in November 2006 under the name “Música y compromiso: los 30 mejores discos politicos” (“Music and compromise: the 30 best political records). You can find it in http://www.mondosonoro.com/destacats_especiales.asp but here’s the list:

1. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE “Rage Against the Machine” (1992)
2. THE CLASH “London Calling” (1979)
3. BOB DYLAN “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” (1963)
4. PUBLIC ENEMY “Fear of a Black Planet” (1990)
5. BLACK FLAG “Damaged” (1981)
6. GANG OF FOUR “Entertainment!” (1979)
7. MC5 “Kick Out the Jams” (1969)
8. MANO NEGRA “Casa Babylon” (1994)
9. GIL SCOTT-HERON / BRIAN JACKSON “Winter in America” (1974)
10. NEGU GORRIAK “Gure jarrera” (1991)
11. FELA KUTI & AFRICA 70 “Zombie” (1976)
12. DEAD KENNEDYS “Fresh Fruit for Rotten Vegetables” (1980)
13. MATTHEW HERBERT “Plat du jour” (2005)
14. PHIL OCHS “There But for Fortune” (1989, compilation)
15. SYSTEM OF A DOWN “System of a Down” (1998)
16. FUGAZI “Repeater” (1990)
17. CRASS “The Feeding of the 5000” (1978)
18. RADIOHEAD “Hail to the Thief” (2003)
19. DISPOSABLE HEROES OF HIPHOPRISY “Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury” (1992)
20. ATARI TEENAGE RIOT “The Future of War” (1997)
21. BAD BRAINS “I Against I” (1983)
22. PETER TOSH “Legalize It” (1976)
23. NEIL YOUNG “Living With War” (2006)
24. THE NATION OF ULYSSES “13 Point Program to Destroy America” (1991)
25. NITIN SAWHNEY “Beyond Skin” (1999)
26. DIAMANDA GALAS “Defixiones: Will and Testament, Orders From the Dead” (2004)
27. BILLY BRAGG “The Internationale” (1990)
28. PARIS “Sleeping With the Enemy” (1992)
29. McCARTHY “I’m a Wallet” (1989)
30. THE TOM ROBINSON BAND “Power in the Darkness”

The only Spanish contribution is “Gure Jarrera” by Negu Gorriak (well, they wouldn’t be happy to be filed under “Spanish”, they’re from the Basque Country and with a strong ideological compromise with Basque left-wing nationalism).