November 21st, 2003
the greatest 500 albums of all time...?
Published by rolling stone magazine.
agree or disagree, it's a comprehensive list, albeit a created by someone obsessed with classic rock. Nothing outside the mainstream on this list at all which is depressing. oh well.
the beatles take 4 out of the top ten. Yeah, ok, they're good. but 4 of the top 10? no way in hell. There's plenty of other music out there guys, try listening to it!
It's good to see the clash get some respect at #8
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue at #12 (should be higher)
Nirvana's nevermind at #17? weak. that album singlehandedly caused a creative explosion in mainstream music in teh early '90s. should be top 10.
U2 finally appears at #26 with Joshua Tree. I'd have put achtung baby up there, but that ranks at a lowly #62. again, weak.
Muddy Waters anthology at #38. Perhaps I'm blues/jazz biased, but that should be way higher.
Sex Pistols, nevermind the bollocks at #41. the seminal punk album. way higher.
Bob Marley, Legend at #46. WAY higher. *sigh*
purple rain at #72? bullshit. should be around 20
Paul Simon's Graceland at #81??? psht. 20's
The Who, Tommy at 96??
who the hell made this list? they need a beating.
|Date:||November 21st, 2003 10:53 am (UTC)|| |
Pet Peeves besides the Live/CC one I posted already:
Joni Mitchell at #30? Jesus, man. Higher.
I agree on the Sex Pistols. Though I have to say that I think Nirvana is good at #17.
Please Please Me should *NOT* be #39.
Yay for Public Enemy in the top #50, but I agree, what's up with the classic rock slant? People have put out fucking amazing albums in the last twenty years, ya know.
The Wall (Pink Floyd) and The Downward Spiral need to be jacked (at #87 and #200, respectively).
And that's all I have the energy to bitch about. :)
man, I didn't get past 100. downward spiral at 200 is just plain sad.
|Date:||November 21st, 2003 11:09 am (UTC)|| |
Oh god, it just gets worse. I even think Green Day's Dookie is before TDS. I don't know what jackass came up with that idea. And notice how there's no electro (Autechre, the Prodigy, Underworld) etc. in here.
|Date:||November 21st, 2003 11:21 am (UTC)|| |
the list looks very white.
its wrong on more levels than deserve comment.
See, there people go again, bringing race into it. I don't understand why this must always happen.
I have to agree with her tommy.
Yes, frequently race has nothing to do with anything, but there are plenty of non-white artists out there who have put out great music, and there's nothing up there cept a few jazz/blues guys who are rated far too low.
I'm never good at this game because I don't ever know what the people who make music look like.
Well, the reason to not have things that aren't mainstream in the top 500 list is because things that aren't popular are usually not popular because they're no good.
|Date:||November 21st, 2003 03:22 pm (UTC)|| |
saying an album singlehandedly caused a creative explosion would imply that this list were the 500 most influential albums which it isnt. "greatest albums" (at least to me) would imply best all around listen... interesting to see nick drake in there, but i doubt most people know who he was.