The Chicagography
Heather Blaha
Sep 26, 2008

Whether you're a native Chicagoan or a transplant, chances are you turn on some local music at home. We thoroughly enjoyed this "best of" list compiled by Time Out, and wonder if you've got anything to add to it (or take away from it). What's your top Chicago (or near enough) album of all time?

*Note: We're not clear if these are in any particular order:

  • The Buckinghams, Kind of a Dog (1967)
  • Cheap Trick, Cheap Trick (1977)
  • Common, Resurrection (1994)
  • Ahmad Jamal, At the Pershing: But Not for Me (1958)
  • The Jesus Lizard, Goat (1991)
  • R. Kelly, R. (1998)
  • Curtis Mayfield, Curtis (1970)
  • Ministry, The Land of Rape and Honey (1988)
  • Naked Raygun, Jettison (1988)
  • Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville (1994)
  • Shoes, Black Vinyl Shoes (1977)
  • Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream (1993)
  • Tortoise, Millions Now Living Will Never Die (1996)
  • Muddy Waters, At Newport 1960 (1960)
  • Kanye West, Late Registration (2005)


Click here for the full 15 (including album descriptions and set lists), or see the rundown on p. 97 of the current Time Out issue no. 187 (September 25 - October 1, 2008).

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