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Old 06-30-2013, 07:08 AM   #1
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Entertainment Weekly picks 100 greatest albums...and Sgt. Pepper doesn't make it

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Old 06-30-2013, 07:30 AM   #2
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Re: Entertainment Weekly picks 100 greatest albums...and Sgt. Pepper doesn't make it

Entertainment Weekly‘s 100 Greatest Albums Ever

100. Ramones, Ramones
99. Erykah Badu, Mama’s Gun
98. Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf
97. Dusty Springfield, Dusty in Memphis
96. Dixie Chicks, Home
95. Various Artists, Saturday Night Fever
94. Beyonce, B’Day
93. N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton
92. Elliott Smith, Either/Or
91. Sly and the Family Stone, There’s a Riot Goin’ On
90. The White Stripes, White Blood Cells
89. Sleater-Kinney, Dig Me Out
88. New Order, Power, Corruption and Lies
87. Dolly Parton, Coat of Many Colors
86. PJ Harvey, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
85. Tom Waits, Rain Dogs
84. Patti Smith, Horses
83. James Brown, In the Jungle Groove [anthology]
82. Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted
81. Pixies, Doolittle
80. Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
79. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV
78. Bjork, Post
77. My Bloody Valentine, Loveless
76. Talking Heads, Remain in Light
75. Elvis Costello, My Aim is True
74. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
73. Various Artists,The Harder They Come
72. Beastie Boys, Paul’s Boutique
71. The Kinks, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
70. Iggy and the Stooges, Raw Power
69. Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation
68. Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
67. Neil Young, After the Gold Rush
66. Hole, Live Through This
65. Love, Forever Changes
64. Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral
63. Television, Marquee Moon
62. The Replacements, Let It Be
61. De La Soul, 3 Feet High and Rising
60. Beck, Odelay
59. Metallica, Master of Puppets
58. Dr. Dre, The Chronic
57. Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor
56. Arcade Fire, Funeral
55. Nas, Illmatic
54. R.E.M., Lifes Rich Pageant
53. The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin
52. A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory
51. Chuck Berry, The Great Twenty-Eight [anthology]
50. The Smiths, The Queen is Dead
49. LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver
48. Outkast, Stankonia
47. The Cure, Disintegration
46. The Beatles, Rubber Soul
45. Radiohead, OK Computer
44. Michael Jackson, Off the Wall
43. Madonna, Madonna
42. AC/DC, Back in Black
41. Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP
40. John Lennon, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
39. The Who, Who’s Next
38. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground & Nico
37. Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon
36. Jay-Z, The Blueprint
35. The Rolling Stones, Some Girls
34. David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
33. Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
32. Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction
31. The Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die
30. Otis Redding, Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
29. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
28. Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
27. Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited
26. Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced
25. Bob Marley and the Wailers, Catch a Fire
24. Daft Punk, Discovery
23. U2, Achtung Baby
22. The Beatles, Abbey Road
21. Stevie Wonder, Innervisions
20. The Rolling Stones, Beggars Banquet
19. Al Green, Call Me
18. Paul Simon, Graceland
17. Adele, 21
16. Elvis Presley, Sunrise [anthology]
15. Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
14. Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison
13. Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On
12. The Beatles, The White Album
11. Joni Mitchell, Blue
10. Nirvana, Nevermind
9. The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds
8. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
7. Aretha Franklin, Lady Soul
6. Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks
5. The Clash, London Calling
4. Michael Jackson, Thriller
3. The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street
2. Prince, Purple Rain
1. The Beatles, Revolver
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Re: Entertainment Weekly picks 100 greatest albums...and Sgt. Pepper doesn't make it

I did a spit take at number 8. That's the only rap album in the top 30, one of I believe two tens albums on the whole list? Really can't take the list seriously after that.

A valiant effort but they're trying to juggle so many different balls that it must look ridiculous to pretty much anyone. Doing a list this vast really can't work out well unless it has some internal logic to it, like if it's based predominantly on record sales.

And, honestly... for me of all people to say this, but there's an over-abundance of 90s-era alternative. I mean, I consider the 90s the greatest time for music by far, but 90s alternative was too small of a movement to garner this many entries when you're reducing most categories of music down to two or three albums.

Sleater-Kinney, Pavement, Pixies, White Stripes, PJ Harvey, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, Hole, Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Flaming Lips, Nirvana, good christ it's obvious the writer(s) of this list had to be X'ers. Compare that to other genres that get a couple of albums to represent an expanse thrice as large? And yet Pearl Jam, Ani Difranco, Neutral Milk Hotel, somehow they didn't even make the cut. Very poor choices in this area.
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Re: Entertainment Weekly picks 100 greatest albums...and Sgt. Pepper doesn't make it

Stopped reading when I saw Kayne West and Adele in the top 20. Even if you think these are great (which I don't) they need to be around for a few years to judge how they fit in greatest of all time list.

And Sgt Peppers would make my top 100 either
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Re: Entertainment Weekly picks 100 greatest albums...and Sgt. Pepper doesn't make it

So they lost their copy of Sticky Fingers?
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Stopped reading when I saw Kayne West and Adele in the top 20. Even if you think these are great (which I don't) they need to be around for a few years to judge how they fit in greatest of all time list.

And Sgt Peppers would make my top 100 either
Adele, I can understand. I'm not much a fan, but her album is already legitimately one of the biggest of all-time. Kanye, though... yeesh, it reeks of "we don't really listen to modern music so we'll throw Kanye on there at the top, that'll cover it."

And how do you feel about the alt-rock picks? I just edited that part into my post so you probably didn't see it.
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So they lost their copy of Sticky Fingers?
I think that's #101.
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Re: Entertainment Weekly picks 100 greatest albums...and Sgt. Pepper doesn't make it

I peaked at number one and it was Revolver so the list isn't all that bad.
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Re: Entertainment Weekly picks 100 greatest albums...and Sgt. Pepper doesn't make it

As usual with these lists, prog rock is represented entirely by Dark Side Of The Moon.

As Deja Vu pointed out, 90s alternative rock (while good) is severely over-represented.

And Beyonce but no Sgt Pepper? Case closed.
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Re: Entertainment Weekly picks 100 greatest albums...and Sgt. Pepper doesn't make it

Daft Punk better than Rumours. Hmmmm. Kanye better than Born To Run. Hmmm. I don't subscribe to Entertainment Weekly, just remembered why.
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Re: Entertainment Weekly picks 100 greatest albums...and Sgt. Pepper doesn't make it

Here is how they came up with the list- "Jason Adams(EW editor) and his department focused our music list on the modern album era,specifically pop,rock and hi-hop,because that's the kind of music that fills our audience's iPods."
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and no Electric Light Orchestra...again sniff sniff
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Now that's a surprise!
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and no Electric Light Orchestra...again sniff sniff

Now that's a surprise!
"By the mid-1970s, they had become one of the biggest-selling acts in music. From 1972 to 1986, ELO accumulated 27 Top-40 hit singles in both the UK and the US. The group also scored 20 Top 20 UK hit singles, as well as 15 Top-20 hit singles in the US (as charted by Billboard magazine). The band also holds the record for having the most Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits of any group in US chart history without ever having a number one single. ELO collected 19 CRIA, 21 RIAA and 38 BPI awards,[4][5] and sold over 50 million records worldwide during the group's active period of recording and touring"
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and no Electric Light Orchestra...again sniff sniff

Now that's a surprise!
"By the mid-1970s, they had become one of the biggest-selling acts in music. From 1972 to 1986, ELO accumulated 27 Top-40 hit singles in both the UK and the US. The group also scored 20 Top 20 UK hit singles, as well as 15 Top-20 hit singles in the US (as charted by Billboard magazine). The band also holds the record for having the most Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits of any group in US chart history without ever having a number one single. ELO collected 19 CRIA, 21 RIAA and 38 BPI awards,[4][5] and sold over 50 million records worldwide during the group's active period of recording and touring"
If Sgt. Pepper didn't crack the top 100, ELO didn't have a chance.
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Re: Entertainment Weekly picks 100 greatest albums...and Sgt. Pepper doesn't make it

Everytime a "best of all time" list comes out I remember that those from Rolling Stone aren't so bad at all.

This is the most laughable list I've seen in years.
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I have 24 of 'em.
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