'are you experienced' - the song specifically - was so far ahead of its time. if that came out now, it would still be ahead of its time.
i can't rank the albums. all amazing. i can get annoyed by the jammy-ness of band of gypsies at times, but it also has some of his best recorded work.
i wish he had the chance to complete 'first rays of the new rising sun', or whatever 'valleys of neptune' would have been.
so it goes.