The Best Albums of the Ford Presidency

President Gerald and Betty Ford

President Gerald Ford has the distinction of being the only person to hold both the office of the vice president and president without ever winning the Electoral College. He also has the distinction of having the shortest presidency without dying while in office. Lasting only 895 days, Gerald Ford was in office long enough to see some excellent music released during his administration, though.

A few of the following honorable mentions that didn't crack the top ten are among the most loved albums of all time (and some of the best-selling): Jail Break, Thin Lizzy; 2112, Rush; Toys in the Attic, Aerosmith; Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, AC/DC; Hotel California, Eagles; Nighthawks at the Diner, Tom Waits; A Night at the Opera, Queen; Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac; Siren, Roxy Music; The Basement Tapes, Bob Dylan; Boston, Boston; Relayer, Yes.

10. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - Genesis

While The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway may seem longer than President Ford’s time in office; it isn’t. Don’t allow the album’s length (94+ minutes) dissuade you from listening, though. Peter Gabriel’s surrealistic dreams make for an interesting and entertaining concept album.

9. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen's current political preening may make him insufferable in 2017. But Born to Run is a reminder that The Boss once made some excellent music. As I previously wrote, "I'm irritated that I'm irritated by a musician whose music I've loved for decades."