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500 greatest albums
« on: December 02, 2003, 04:14:46 PM »
Rolling Stone has come out with a listing of the 500 greatest albums of all time.  Not surprisingly, 4 of the top 10 are the Beatles.

http://www.rhino.com/rs500/index.lasso

Personally, however, I think that Abbey Road should top the list.  I also think there should be a heckuva lot less Bob Dylan in the top 50.
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2003, 05:18:08 PM »
I agree. How far down the list is Abbey Road, anyway? And when will people stop thinking Bob Dylan is amazing? You could fill both of his slots with Paul Simon. It's kind of depressing that the Beach Boys are so high on the list, but you've got to admit that they deserve it. Even if they are stupid.

Ah, Abbey Road is #14. And Nirvana is 17. I'd just like to point out, if anyone's interested, that all of these Beatles albums would make excellent christmas presents to your illustrious editor.
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2003, 05:33:56 PM »
first our illustrious editor will have to re-embowel himself after he ninjas get to him for that comment about Bob Dylan. You grudgingly admit that the BEACH BOYS deserve greatness in the same breath as you trash the Dylan-meister? I have two words for you:

You Suck

But seriously, you must not realize exactly how many songs, considered standards and covered repeatedly, were written by that man. Sure you probably know All Along the Watchtower was his (alone deserving greatness; yes you can say Hendrix made it great, and you'd be right, but Hendrix wouldn't have done it if it werent' for Dylan). How about half the songs the Byrds did? How about Knockin' on Heaven's door. How about the influence he and George Harrison had on each other? How about the influence he had on Eric Clapton? Should I go on?

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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2003, 05:46:32 PM »
I don't count songs that other people made famous--if we did, we'd have to put Prince in the top ten, and that frightens me. And yes, Bob Dylan used to be amazing--I suppose I'm mostly griping about how people still think he produces quality owrk, which he hasn't done for decades.
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2003, 05:47:48 PM »
Is that the same All Along the Watchtower that Dave Matthews sings?
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2003, 05:50:04 PM »
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2003, 05:50:05 PM »
I keep reading this, and discovering weird things. They put Lennon's Plastic Ono Band way above Imagine, and that's just wrong.

And they have Simon and Garfunkel at 51 (and it's not even their "best of" album) and yet we don't get Simon's Graceland until 81.

Sorry, I don't mean to be completely negative--a lot of this list is dead on. I just disagree with some of it.
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2003, 05:58:47 PM »
The first hundred includes only one each from Billy Joel and Elton John, yet it has two from Sly and the Family Stone. Somebody's hopped up.
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2003, 06:40:46 PM »
Nice to see that things like Santana, CCR, Weezer and Joy Division made it on there, and of course the top 10 is arguable to anyone by personal taste.  Sorry Saint, but I just don't like Bob Dylan.  
Since they polled musicians and critics, etc. perhaps his work is just considered the most important and influential and not necessarily the "best" music ever.


Also, does Eminem really belong on there three times??

But the one album I was looking for is there, so I can't complain - it's number 341, but it's there.
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2003, 06:49:40 PM »
Okay, I've read the whole list, and on the whole I'm pleased. It's a travesty that the Supremes are so far down the list, but I saw very little Mo-Town in general so that might have been a bias. On the other hand, I was quite pleased to see The White Stripes on there--I may have missed something, but I think the were the most recent album included on the list, and that says a lot about their talent. It was also nice to see so much David Bowie and Eric Clapton, and so little Van Halen.

I don't know if Eminem deserves 3 entries on the list, but he certainly deserves 2--and with 3, he makes up nearly half of the rap albums they mentioned. Interesting.
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2003, 07:09:01 PM »
I was particularly pleased to see Bob Marley in the top fifty.
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2003, 07:25:27 PM »
I like Bob Dylan!

I just felt like a declarative sentence, that's all.

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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2003, 08:07:24 PM »
a- This list is crap. 2 Beach Boys albums, and a Sinead O' Connor album.

b- Where the butt is TMBG? I have not seen any of their stuff on this list.

c- A dead man (note: Notrious B.I.G.) gets 2, not 1, but 2, albums of his on the list.

d- This list is crap.
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2003, 08:43:57 PM »
I also like the Beach Boys!

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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2003, 09:04:18 PM »
I've been listening to the Beach Boys since I was old enough to sing.
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