VIDEO: Howard Reveals the Three Greatest Albums of All Time

“If you were going to pick number one, it would have to be a Beatles album,” he says before naming “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

January 26, 2022

Howard has never shied away from giving his opinions on music and Tuesday was no different. When a caller named Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out of Hell” as one of the best albums of all time, he quickly chimed in. “The hits were great—not the entire album,” Howard explained of the late singer’s iconic album before going over the criteria of what makes a record eligible to be considered superior. “You’re saying, what are the … best albums where every song is fucking killer.”

Thinking it over, Howard was confident in what he believes are the three greatest albums of all time. “If you were going to pick number one, it would have to be a Beatles album … I’d probably say it’s ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’” he revealed. “The other album that comes to mind … the second Led Zeppelin album [‘Led Zeppelin II’], you know, with ‘Heartbreaker’ into ‘Living Loving Maid’ … if I put that whole album on it’s mesmerizing.”

Rounding things out, Howard went with guitar god Jimi Hendrix. “If I’ve got to pick a third … I’d have to even consider Jimi Hendrix Experience [‘Are You Experienced’] because every song is mind blowing,” he said emphatically. “People would put Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds on there, but that’s bullshit.”

“There are musicians who vow to the Beach Boys,” co-host Robin Quivers offered before adding, “but that’s like a musician thing, not a people listening thing.”

After hearing a clip of Stern Show executive producer Gary Dell’Abate’s list of desert island albums from his memoir “They Call Me Baba Booey,” Howard appeared unsettled. “Who knows besides your family?” he wondered of Gary assuming readers would know he’s an avid Bruce Springsteen fan. “He’s so taken with himself … ‘As you all know’—what a pompous thing to put in your book.”

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