9 October 2020
After 17 years, Rolling Stone magazine published a new list “500 greatest albums of all time”. Controversy is on the web!
Hip hop, Rap, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé appear at the top 100. The Beatles are among the greatest artists that fall and loose positions.
Sgt Pepers´s is no longer the # 1 album. “What´s goin on” by Marvin Gaye is the new king.
Abbey Road is the only Beatles album at the top 10. (17 years ago The Beatles had 4 albums at the top 10!)
Here are the changes related to the top 5 Beatles albums.
Sgt Pepper ´S falls from # 1 to #24
REVOLVER from #3 to 11
Rubber Soul from # 5 to # 35
THE BEATLES from # 10 to 29
Abbey Road jumps from # 14 to # 5
The Beatles have 9 albums on the list. 5 at the top 50.
Led Zeppelin and Elvis off the top 50. U2 an Queen off the top 100. Rock is loosing positions. New sounds are climbing and climbing.
Decades // number of albums
** 50: 9
** 60: 74
** 70: 157
** 80: 71
** 90: 103
What do you think about this new list?
11 September 2018
26 January 2017
It’s pretty obvious that RS are doing their best to court controversy with this list in order to attract attention. Putting
What’s Going On
“While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I’m a naysayer and hatchet man in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I’ll gladly take another - because I choose to live my life in the company of Ghandi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. I love you, Sheriff Truman.”
1 May 2011
I read the spoiler as ‘What Goes On ‘ and was trying to figure out why the Ringo song was #1.
This is the same as getting a number 1, it’s great if you do and gives a warm feeling in your nostrils on a cold day but it really means little. ‘Pepper’ is only the 24th greatest album ever… Damn. I’ll have to go and burn it.
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9 October 2020
The Rock and roll hall of fame 200 albums is another controversial list.