9. Phish - 'Fuego'
In the build-up to Phish's Halloween concert in Atlantic City, rumors were flying. Many phans were convinced that the band was about to perform Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road as their "musical costume," while others thought this was the year for Genesis' The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Few people predicted they were going to debut a new album of their own, but ticketholders were handed a program for a new musical work called Wingsuit, which turned out to be an early version of Fuego, an LP that arrived late last month. The album was overseen by Pink Floyd/Alice Cooper producer Bob Ezrin, who had never seen a Phish concert when he took the job. "They travel at the same speed I do," the producer told Rolling Stone. "Anything I or they could think of, they could play it instantly."