Thursday, November 16, 2006

Come on! Billy C Gave Us the Week off, What Did You Expect?

Impressive and definitive list of it's kind from Time Magazine of all places. Funny how Rolling Stone has done a lot of these and missed the boat almost each time. The great thing about the list is there's a side poll where they suggest a few albums that should have made the list, and there are three that I think should be on there:

  • Dusty in Memphis, Dusty Springfield
  • Appetite for Destruction, Guns N' Roses
  • The Band, Music From Big Pink

The list has all of the usual suspects (the five great Beatle Albums, which will forever have to populate all of these lists). The did include two REM albums (Out of Time and Document), but missed their best album (Automatic for the People, one of my top-10 all-time favorites). They did remember U2's finest hour (Achtung Baby), got the RIGHT Neil Young Album (After the Gold Rush, most lists put Harvest on there instead, but Gold Rush is much better), and got Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music by Ray Charles room on the list, and album that includes the great "Too Far Gone", which none other than Don Henley covered in concert the day after Charles passed away. I'll put the mp3 of that song up later today. Happy reading.


BSmokedTurkey said...

Yay! An arbitrary list to discuss.

What's with all the Greatest hits/anthologies on this list? With the possible exception of Bob Marley's Legend, I don't see the point.

Spelling Nazi says: Check that headline again.

Mac G said...

Hole and Oasis should not be making in best of Albums List. No Tupac All Eyes on me? or Ten by PJam? or Blood Suggar Sex Magic by the RHCP? Lists like this suck, and that dude is right, no Elvis Presley album should be making the 90s album list, come on.