The Top 100
Part two of of Yediot Ahronot's ranking of the 100 most important Israeli rock albums.
A warning: The list stops in 1989, as the authors decided it was too soon to judge after that.
"Doda" -- Aunt Danny Sanderson and Gidi Gov
Humorous rock proved a commercial failure, but an artistic success.
Sivan Yigal Bashan and Brush
Israeli country rock
White Wedding Shalom Hanoch
A masterpiece from the wreckage of his marraige
Hamsin The first Hebrew heavy metal. A decade too soon.
Rock Tel Aviv Manni Beger
From Gan Eden, Beger's first solo album
Heavy Shadow Arik Sinai
The Lowest Place in Tel Aviv Esther Shamir
Radio Hazak T-Slam The first album from the quartet that became a sextet. A breakthrough in the marketing of Israeli rock.
First solo effort from the Churchills and Kaveret veteran.
Mother, I Don't Want to be Weaned The Klick
First successful Israeli New Wave record. The darkest album in Israeli rock until then.
Eli Avramov, Dani Dotan, Oved Efrat and Jack Goldberg
Attrition (Hatasha) Theatrock
The Haifa Repetoire Theater does rock, with Dori Ben Ze'ev, Gidi Gov, meir Swissa and Moshe Ivgi.
Take Me Home Gali Atari
Sitting on the Fence Arik Einstein and Yitzhak Kleptor
One of Einstein's best, as he makes the transition from working with a keyboardist to a guitarist.
B'tzir Tov Ilan Virzberg and Shimon Galbetz. Words by Yonah Walch.
Everys song a different style, including rock, Indian music, punk and folk.
Now Tzvika Pik
Pik's "one true rock album" and a "colossal failure" -- several years ahead of its time.
Card David Broza
A mix of rock, folk and blues. Broza's best album, a commercial failure.
Sweet *Tzemer Gefen Shlomo Gronich
After years wandering the world and musical genres, Gronich returns to a rock album. Some soft, mostly hard.
Premeire Mozi Cohen, Avner Kener and Yoel Lerner
The punkish side, with rock, jazz rock, blues and lots of soul.
You're Not Alone Yigal Bashan and Brush
Another effort at country rock
24 Hours a Day Benzine
With Yehuda Poliker and Ya'akov Gilad. Direct, powerful, warm rock.
Ten Inch Airel Zilber
The one time Zilber wanted to say something in real-time, and now wait for a full album. Protest, madness, and wonderful piano.
World *Tzfuf The Klick
A theatrical group, intelligent and self-aware. One the borderline between the British "Suburban Sound" of the '70s and the New Wave.
Night Watch Benzene
Benzene's second was better than its sales. Poliker's first sings of Greece.
Fixed Order Tango
The Silk Road Yehudit Ravitz
Under a silk glove, Ravitz reveals her rock'n'roll fist.
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