Rolling Stones Top 500 Albums of All Time

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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    So, after looking at the top 100 guitarists thing at Rolling Stones, I saw the linkie for the top 500 albums and became curious. I'm going through all of these but it's taking quite some time, as I am not just zooming but am honestly interested in reading about each entry and why it might be on the list at all.

    I've gone through the first 100 (#500 - #401) and will post them...first I want to list the voters on these...quite a few!!

    The RS 500 was assembled by the editors of Rolling Stone, based on the results of two extensive polls. In 2003, Rolling Stone asked a panel of 271 artists, producers, industry executives and journalists to pick the greatest albums of all time. In 2009, we asked a similar group of 100 experts to pick the best albums of the 2000s. From those results, Rolling Stone created this new list of the greatest albums of all time.

    Voters: Bill Adler (Biographer, Run-DMC), Lou Adler (Producer), Vince Aletti (Writer), Art Alexakis (Everclear), Pelle Almqvist (The Hives), Billy Altman (Writer), Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam), Roger Ames (Former chairman and CEO, Warner Music Group), Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Nicholaus Arson (The Hives), Dick Asher (Former CEO, Polygram Records), James Austin (Former A&R, Rhino Records), Michael Azerrad (Writer), Irving Azoff (Executive chairman, Live Nation), Martin Bandier (Chairman and CEO, Sony/ATV), Devendra Banhart, Peter Barakan (Radio host), Johnny Barbis (Chairman, Rocket Music), Ken Barnes (Writer), Kevin Barnes (Of Montreal), Frank Barsalona (Former consultant, William Morris Agency), Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), David Bauder (Writer), Beck, Jules Belkin (Former president, Belkin Productions),Andy Bell (Erasure), Bill Belmont (Former VP, international operations, Fantasy Records), Bill Bentley (Director, A&R, Vanguard Records), Steve Berkowitz (Senior VP, A&R, Legacy Recordings), James Bernard (Co-founder, The Source and XXL magazines), Cathy Bernardy Jones (Former editor, Goldmine magazine), Guy Berryman (Coldplay), Jim Bessman (Writer), Les Bider (Former chairman and CEO, Warner/Chappell Music), Scott Billington (VP, A&R, Rounder Records), Mark Binelli (Contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Rodney Bingenheimer (Radio personality), David Bither (Senior VP, Nonesuch Records), Hal Blaine (Drummer), Jerry Blavat (Radio and TV personality), Mary J. Blige, Nathan Brackett (Deputy managing editor, Rolling Stone), Laurent Brancowitz (Phoenix), Harriett Brand (Former senior VP, Universal Music Group), Jon Bream (Writer), Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse), Harold Bronson (Co-founder, Rhino Records), David Browne (Contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Duncan Browne (COO, Newbury Comics), Jackson Browne, Jonny Buckland (Coldplay), Bebe Buell, Solomon Burke (1940-2010), Cliff Burnstein (Co-founder, Q Prime), James Burton (Guitarist), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Jerry Butler (R&B singer), Joe Butler (The Lovin' Spoonful), Tom Calderone (President, VH1), Mike Carabello (Santana), Jon Caramanica (Pop critic, The New York Times), Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Rosemary Carroll (Entertainment lawyer), Will Champion (Coldplay), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Marshall Chess (Producer), Deborah Chessler (Songwriter), Robert Christgau (Writer), Lauren Christy (Producer), Jarvis Cocker (Pulp), Mitchell Cohen (VP, A&R, Verve Records), Chris Connelly (Correspondent, ESPN), Tom Constanten (Pianist-composer), Tré Cool (Green Day), Gerard Cosloy (Co-owner, Matador Records), Tommy Couch (Sr. President, Malaco Music Group), Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips), Bill Crandall (Head of content, Rolling Stone Online), Cameron Crowe (Writer-director), Will Dana (Managing editor, Rolling Stone) Britt Daniel (Spoon), Clive Davis (Chief creative officer, Sony Music Worldwide), Anthony DeCurtis )Contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Ron Delsener (Chairman, Live Nation – New York), John Densmore (The Doors), Don DeVito (Producer (1939-2011)), Rob Dickins (Founder, Instant Karma Records), Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Dion DiMucci, Dr. John, Jon Dolan (Contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jancee Dunn (Writer),The Edge (U2), Ben Edmonds (Writer), Gavin Edwards (Contributing editor,Rolling Stone), Graham Edwards (Songwriter and producer), Jenny Eliscu (Contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Missy Elliott, Michael Endelman (Former senior editor, Rolling Stone), Thomas Erdelyi (Ramones), Melissa Etheridge, Suzan Evans (Former executive director, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Phil Everly (Everly Brothers), Bob Ezrin (Producer), Art Fein (Author, TV talk-show host), Danny Fields (Writer, former Stooges and Ramones manager), Jason Fine (Editor at large, Rolling Stone), Jim Fishel (Producer), Bill Flanagan (Editorial director, VH1), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Chet Flippo (Editorial director, Country Music Television), Jason Flom (President, Lava Records), Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon), Jared Followill (Kings of Leon), Matthew Followill (Kings of Leon), Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon), Ben Fong-Torres (Writer, broadcaster), Richard Foos Founder, (Shout! Factory), Pete Frame (Rock genealogist), Chris Frantz (Talking Heads), Nicole Frehsée (Former assistant editor, Rolling Stone), David Fricke (Senior writer, Rolling Stone), John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield), Elysa Gardner (Writer), Art Garfunkel, Rob Garza(Thievery Corporation), David Geffen (Co-founder, DreamWorks), Gregg Geller (Producer), Gary Gersh (Founder, Strummer Recordings), Andy Gershon (Executive VP, Epic Records), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Charlie Gillett (Radio broadcaster, BBC (1942-2010)), Mikal Gilmore (Contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Daniel Glass (Founder, Glassnote Records), Gerry Goffin (Songwriter, producer), Jeff Gold (Owner,, Michael Goldberg (Editor in chief,, Gary Graff (Writer), Andy Greene (Associate editor, Rolling Stone Online), Ellie Greenwich (Songwriter (1940-2009)), Peter Guralnick (Writer), Brett Gurewitz (Founder, Epitaph Records), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes), Davey Havok (AFI), Jim Henke (VP of exhibitions and curatorial affairs, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Will Hermes (Senior critic, Rolling Stone), Raoul Hernandez (Music editor/senior editor, Austin Chronicle), James Hetfield (Metallica), Brian Hiatt (Senior writer, Rolling Stone), Robert Hilburn (Former pop-music critic, Los Angeles Times), Michael Hill (Writer, TV-music consultant), Chris Hillman (The Byrds), David Hinckley (TV critic, New York Daily News), Christian Hoard (Senior editor,Rolling Stone), Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles), Mark Hoppus (Blink-182), Bruce Hornsby, Robert Hull (Former executive producer, Time-Life Music), James Hunter (Writer), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Don Ienner (Former chairman and CEO, Sony Music0 U.S.), Bruce Iglauer (President, Alligator Records), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Bob Jamieson (Former chairman, RCA Music Group), Chris Jasper (Artist, president, Gold City Music), Nick Jonas (Jonas Brothers), Jeff Jones (CEO, Apple Corps), Craig Kallman (Chairman and CEO, Atlantic Records), John David Kalodner (Former A&R executive,Geffen Records), Tony Kanal (No Doubt), Peter Katsis (Manager-partner, Prospect Park), Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane), Lenny Kaye (Guitarist), Mark Kemp (Writer), Kid Cudi (Rapper), Carole King, Marc Kirkeby (Music archivist, writer), Howie Klein (Former president,415 and Reprise Records), Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Greg Kot (Writer), Howard Kramer (Director of curatorial affairs, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Bob Krasnow (Producer), Lenny Kravitz, Damian Kulash (OK Go), Miranda Lambert, Andrew Lauder (Music executive), David Leaf (TV writer, producer), Brenda Lee, David Lefkowitz (Composer), Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Arthur Levy (Writer), Joe Levy (Contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Alan Light (Writer), Lil Wayne, Amy Linden (Writer), Kurt Loder (Writer), Greg Loescher (Former editor and publisher,Goldmine magazine), Roy Lott (Former president, Virgin Records), Leigh Lust (Former VP of A&R, Atlantic Records), Stan Lynch (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Melissa Maerz (Former senior editor, Rolling Stone), Stephen Malkmus, Shirley Manson (Garbage), Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Thomas Mars (Phoenix), Chris Martin (Coldplay), Mac McCaughan (Co-founder, Merge Records), Joe McEwen (VP, A&R, Concord Music Group), Paul McGuinness (Manager, U2), Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac), Brad Mehldau (Jazz pianist), Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Peter Mensch (Co-owner, Q Prime), M.I.A., Milo Miles (Critic, NPR commentator), Kirk Miller (Former associate editor, Rolling Stone), David Mills (TV writer, The Wire(1952-2010)), Martin Mills (Founder, Beggars Banquet Records), Willie Mitchell (Musician-producer (1928-2010)), Moby, Joseph Modeliste (The Meters), Tom Moon (Writer), Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman), Fabrizio Moretti (The Strokes), Bruce Morrow (Radio personality), Steve Morse (Writer), Alan Moulder (Producer-engineer), Jason Mraz, Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Tom Nawrocki (Former assistant managing editor, Rolling Stone), Ed Needham (Former managing editor, Rolling Stone), Ashley Newton (Executive VP, A&R, RCA Records), Claude Nobs (Founder-director, the Montreaux Jazz Festival), Yoko Ono, Mo Ostin (Chairman emeritus, Warner Brothers Records), Andy Paley (Musician-producer), John Parrish (Musician-producer), George Pelecanos (Writer), Michael Penn, Claudia Perry (Writer), Michelle Phillips (The Mamas and the Papas), Tony Pipitone (President, Warner Special Projects), Steve Pond (Writer), George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Robert Pruter (R&B editor, Goldmine magazine), Parke Puterbaugh (Writer), Questlove (The Roots), Steve Ralbovsky (Senior VP, A&R, RCA Records), Johnny Ramone (Ramones (1948-2004)), Marky Ramone (Ramones), Sylvia Rhone (Former chairman and CEO, Elektra Records), Jonathan Ringen (Assistant managing editor, Rolling Stone), Cory Robbins (President, Robbins Entertainment), Ira Robbins (Editorial director, MJI Programming, Premiere Radio Network), Robbie Robertson (The Band), Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes), Cynthia Robinson (Sly and the Family Stone), Bob Rock (Producer), Jody Rosen (Senior critic, Rolling Stone), Rick Rubin (Producer, co-founder, Def Jam), Paul Samwell-Smith (Producer; the Yardbirds), Bob Santelli (Executive director, the Grammy Museum), Austin Scaggs (Contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Timothy B. Schmit (Eagles), Fred Schneider (The B-52's), Jordan Schur (President, Suretone Records), Andy Schwartz (Writer), Bud Scoppa (Writer), Gene Sculatti (Writer), John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful), Pete Seeger, Joel Selvin (Music critic, San Francisco Chronicle), Matt Serletic (Producer), Evan Serpick (Former associate editor, Rolling Stone), Paul Shaffer (Musical director,Late Show With David Letterman), Ron Shapiro (Co-founder, Plan A Media), Rob Sheffield (Contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park), Tom Silverman (Founder and CEO, Tommy Boy Records), Barbara Skydel (Senior VP, William Morris Agency (1940-2010)), Larry Sloven (Co-owner, executive producer, HighTone Records), Joe Smith (Chairman, Unison Productions), Britney Spears, Scott Spencer (Novelist), Scott Spock (Producer), Freddie Stewart (Sly and the Family Stone), Gary Stewart (Singer-songwriter (1945-2003)), Brian Stoltz (Funky Meters, the Neville Brothers, Bob Dylan), Neil Strauss (Contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Keith Strickland (The B-52's), Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), John Sykes (President, Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises), Jeff Tamarkin (Writer), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Al Teller (Former head, CBS, Columbia and RCA Records), Bruce Thomas (Elvis Costello and the Attractions), Touré (Contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Allen Toussaint (Producer-songwriter), Roy Trakin (Senior editor, Hits magazine), Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Nick Valensi (The Strokes), Hilton Valentine (The Animals), Andrew VanWyngarden (MGMT), Steven Van Zandt, Tom Vickers (A&R consultant), Butch Vig (Garbage, producer), Phil Walden (Former president, Velocette Records(1940-2006)), Wale (Rapper), Barry Walters (Writer), Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), Harry Weinger (VP, A&R, Universal Music Enterprises), Eric Weisbard (Writer), Barry Weiss (CEO, Universal Republic, Island Def Jam Records), Hy Weiss (Founder, Old Town Records (1923-2007)), Steve Weitzman (President, SW Productions), Jann S. Wenner (Editor and publisher, Rolling Stone), Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads), Joel Whitbur (President, Record Research), David Whitehead (Owner, Maine Road Management), David Wild (Contributing editor, Rolling Stone),, Lucinda Williams, Hal Willner (Music producer), Muff Winwood (Former president, Sony U.K. A&R), Douglas Wolk (Writer), Richard Wright (Pink Floyd (1943-2008)), Robert Wright, Howard Wuelfing (Howlin’ Wuelf Media), Adam Yauch (Beastie Boys)
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    So... 500 - 401

    500. Outkast
    - LaFace, 1998
    499. B. B. King
    - Live in Cook County Jail, 1971
    498. The Stone Roses
    - The Stone Roses, 1989
    497. The White Stripes
    - White Blood Cells, 2001
    496. Boz Scaggs
    - Boz Scaggs, 1969
    495. Bonnie Raitt
    - Give It Up, 1972
    494. MGMT
    - Oracular Spectacular, 2008
    493. Wilco
    - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, 2002
    492. Eurythmics
    - Touch, 1984
    491. Albert King
    - Born Under a Bad Sign, 1967

    490. ZZ Top
    - Tres Hombres, 1973
    489. Kiss
    - Destroyer, 1976
    488. Hüsker Dü
    - New Day Rising, 1985
    487. Cyndi Lauper
    - She's So Unusual, 1983
    486. Earth, Wind, and Fire
    - That's the Way of the World, 1975
    485. Pearl Jam
    - Vitalogy, 1994
    484. Mott the Hoople
    - All the Young Dudes, 1972
    483. Gang of Four
    - Entertainment, 1979
    482. Steve Earle
    - Guitar Town, 1986
    481. D'Angelo
    - Voodoo, 2000

    480. Raekwon
    - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, 1995
    479. Funkadelic
    - Maggot Brain, 1971
    478. Loretta Lynn
    - All Time Greatest Hits, 2002
    477. Merle Haggard
    - Down Every Road, 1996
    476. The Notorious B.I.G.
    - Life After Death, 1997
    475. Elvis Costello and the Attractions
    - Armed Forces, 1979
    474. Manu Chao
    - Próxima Estación: Esperanza, 2001
    473. The Smiths
    - The Smiths, 1984
    472. George Michael
    - Faith, 1987
    471. Richard and Linda Thompson
    - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight, 1974

    470. LL Cool J
    - Radio, 1985
    469. The Fugees
    - The Score, 1996
    468. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
    - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, 1965
    467. Bruce Springsteen
    - Tunnel of Love, 1987
    466. Coldplay
    - A Rush of Blood to the Head, 2002
    465. The Magnetic Fields
    - 69 Love Songs, 1999
    464. Def Leppard
    - Hysteria, 1987
    463. Echo and the Bunnymen
    - Heaven Up Here, 1981
    462. R.E.M.
    - Document, 1987
    461. Public Image Ltd.
    - Metal Box, 1979

    460. Hole
    - Live Through This, 1994
    459. The Drifters
    - Golden Hits, 1968
    458. Elton John
    - Tumbleweed Connection
    457. My Morning Jacket
    - Z, 2005
    456. Marvin Gaye
    - Here, My Dear, 1978
    455. Los Lobos
    - How Will the Wolf Survive?, 1984
    454. Alice Cooper
    - Love It To Death, 1971
    453. EPMD
    - Strictly Business, 1988
    452. John Prine
    - John Prine, 1971
    451. Amy Winehouse
    - Back to Black, 2007

    450. Jackson Browne
    - For Everyman, 1973
    449. Big Star
    - Third/Sister Lovers, 1978
    448. The Police
    - Synchronicity, 1983
    447. Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto
    - Getz/Gilberto, 1964
    446. MC5 (Motor City Five)
    - Back in the USA, 1970
    445. Steve Miller Band
    - Fly Like an Eagle, 1976
    444. War
    - The World Is A Ghetto, 1972
    443. Cheap Trick
    - In Color, 1977
    442. Devo
    - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, 1978
    441. Suicide
    - Suicide, 1977

    440. The Pogues
    - Rum Sodomy and The Lash, 1985
    439. Sam Cooke
    - Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963, 1985
    438. The Cure
    - Boys Don't Cry, 1980
    437. Lil Wayne
    - Tha Carter III, 2008
    436. Beck
    - Sea Change, 2002
    435. Nirvana
    - In Utero, 1993
    434. Big Star
    - #1 Record, 1972
    433. George Harrison
    - All Things Must Pass, 1970
    432. Brian Eno
    - Here Come the Warm Jets, 1975
    431. PJ Harvey
    - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea, 2000

    430. Vampire Weekend
    - Vampire Weekend, 2009
    429. Brian Eno
    - Another Green World, 1975
    428. The Police
    - Outlandos D'Amour, 1978
    427. Peter Wolf
    - Sleepless, 2002
    426. Cheap Trick
    - At Budokan, 1979
    425. Gram Parsons
    - Grievous Angel, 1974
    424. Bruce Springsteen
    - The Rising, 2002
    423. Diana Ross and The Supremes
    - Anthology, 1973
    422. The Ronettes
    - Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes, 1964
    421. Various Artists
    - The Best of Girl Groups Volumes 1 and 2, 1990

    420. Buddy Holly and the Crickets
    - The "Chirping" Crickets, 1957
    419. Portishead
    - Dummy, 1994
    418. Paul McCartney and Wings
    - Band On The Run, 1973
    417. U2
    - Boy, 1980
    416. Tom Waits
    - Mule Variations, 1999
    415. Van Halen
    - Van Halen, 1978
    414. The Go-Go's
    - Beauty and The Beat, 1981
    413. Minutemen
    - Double Nickels On The Dime, 1984
    412. Wire
    - Pink Flag, 1977
    411. Eric Clapton
    - 461 Ocean Boulevard, 1974
    410. Bob Dylan
    - Time Out of Mind, 1997
    409. The Doors
    - Strange Days, 1967
    408. Sinead O'Connor
    - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, 1990
    407. The Clash
    - Sandinista!, 1980
    406. PJ Harvey
    - Rid of Me, 1993
    405. Big Star
    - Radio City, 1974
    404. Dr John
    - Dr. John's Gumbo, 1972
    403. Lynyrd Skynyrd
    - (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd), 1973
    402. Nas
    - Illmatic, 1994
    401. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    - Californication, 1999
  3. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    416 just went Gold this week. It was released in 1999. I expect that many of the records on this list haven't even done that. Something is very wrong with the record buying public.
  4. CowboyGil

    CowboyGil Well-Known Member

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    "Destroyer", "Hysteria", "Synchronicity" and "Faith" should be higher on the list. Spoken by a member of the KISS army and child of the eighties. ;)
  5. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    Good Gosh... that Top 10 is atrocious...
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  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    aaaaaand the next 100 (400-301)

    400. The Temptations
    - Anthology, 1995
    399. Tom Waits
    - Rain Dogs, 1985
    398. ZZ Top
    - Eliminator, 1983
    397. Massive Attack
    - Blue Lines, 1991
    396. Roxy Music
    - For Your Pleasure, 1973
    395. LCD Soundsystem
    - Sound of Silver, 2007
    394. Randy Newman
    - Goold Old Boys, 1974
    393. M.I.A.
    - Kala, 2007
    392. The Beatles
    - Let It Be, 1970
    391. Jackson Browne
    - The Pretender, 1976

    390. The White Stripes
    - Elephant, 2003
    389. Don Henley
    - The End of the Innocence, 1989
    388. Various Artists
    - The Indestructible Beat of Soweto, 1985
    387. Wu-Tang Clan
    - Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, 1993
    386. Steely Dan
    - Pretzel Logic, 1974
    385. Bob Dylan
    - Love and Theft, 2001
    384. The Who
    - A Quick One (Happy Jack), 1966
    383. Talking Heads
    - More Songs About Buildings and Food, 1978
    382. The Modern Lovers
    - Modern Lovers, 1976
    381. The Beach Boys
    - Smile (2011 Version), 2011

    380. Toots and the Maytals
    - Funky Kingston, 1975
    379. TLC
    - CrazySexyCool
    378. Oasis
    - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, 1995
    377. John Lee Hooker
    - The Ultimate Collection 1948-1990, 1991
    376. Björk
    - Post, 1995
    375. Jackson Browne
    - Late for the Sky, 1974
    374. Roxy Music
    - Siren, 1975
    373. Jefferson Airplane
    - Volunteers, 1969
    372. The Police
    - Reggatta de Blanc, 1979
    371. Arctic Monkeys
    - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, 2006

    370. Mott the Hoople
    - Mott, 1973
    369. The Smiths
    - "Louder Than Bombs", 1987
    368. The Eagles
    - The Eagles, 1972
    367. Madonna
    - Ray of Light, 1998
    366. Johnny Cash
    - American Recordings, 1994
    365. Rage Against the Machine
    - Rage Against the Machine, 1992
    364. The Doors
    - L.A. Woman, 1971
    363. New Order
    - Substance, 1987
    362. The Smashing Pumpkins
    - Siamese Dream, 1993
    361. OutKast
    - Stankonia, 2000

    360. Buzzcocks
    - Singles Going Steady, 1979
    359. Elton John
    - Honky Château, 1972
    358. Miles Davis
    - Sketches of Spain, 1960
    357. The Rolling Stones
    - Between the Buttons, 1967
    356. Randy Newman
    - 12 Songs, 1970
    355. The Yardbirds
    - Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds, 1965
    354. Billy Joel
    - 52nd Street, 1978
    353. Kanye West
    - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 2010
    352. Dire Straits
    - Brothers In Arms, 1985
    351. Neil Young and Crazy Horse
    - Rust Never Sleeps, 1979

    350. The Yardbirds
    - Roger the Engineer (a.k.a. Over Under Sideways Down), 1966
    349. Jay-Z
    - The Black Album, 2003
    348. Muddy Waters
    - At Newport 1960, 1960
    347. Pink Floyd
    - The Piper At The Gates of Dawn, 1967
    346. De La Soul
    - 3 Feet High and Rising, 1989
    345. Talking Heads
    - Stop Making Sense, 1984
    344. Lou Reed
    - Berlin, 1973
    343. Meat Loaf
    - Bat Out of Hell, 1977
    342. Depeche Mode
    - Violator, 1990
    341. Moby
    - Play, 1999

    340. Black Flag
    - Damaged, 1981
    339. Tom Waits
    - The Heart of Saturday Night, 1974
    338. Big Brother and the Holding Company
    - Cheap Thrills, 1968
    337. Jethro Tull
    - Aqualung, 1971
    336. Radiohead
    - In Rainbows, 2007
    335. Soundgarden
    - Superunknown, 1994
    334. Graham Parker
    - Squeezing Out Sparks, 1979
    333. X
    - Wild Gift, 1981
    332. Richard and Linda Thompson
    - Shoot Out the Lights, 1982
    331. The Beatles
    - Help, 1965

    330. Neil Young
    - Tonight's the Night, 1975
    329. James Brown
    - In the Jungle Groove, 1986
    328. Sonic Youth
    - Daydream Nation, 1988
    327. Liz Phair
    - Exile in Guyville, 1993
    326. The Cure
    - Disintegration, 1989
    325. Eric Clapton
    - Slowhand, 1977
    324. David Bowie
    - Station to Station, 1976
    323. The Police
    - Ghost in the Machine, 1981
    322. Randy Newman
    - Sail Away, 1972
    321. Nick Drake
    - Pink Moon, 1972

    320. Radiohead
    - Amnesiac, 2001
    319. The Wailers
    - Burnin', 1973
    318. The O'Jays
    - Back Stabbers, 1972
    317. Pixies
    - Surfer Rosa, 1988
    316. The Velvet Underground
    - The Velvet Underground, 1969
    315. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    - Damn the Torpedoes, 1979
    314. Lauryn Hill
    - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, 1998
    313. Nirvana
    - Unplugged, 1994
    312. Jane's Addiction
    - Nothing's Shocking, 1988
    311. Various Artists
    - The Sun Records Collection, 1994

    310. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    - Blood Sugar Sex Magik, 1991
    309. Creedence Clearwater Revival
    - Willy and the Poor Boys, 1969
    308. Frank Sinatra
    - Songs for Swingin' Lovers, 1956
    307. The Beatles
    - A Hard Day's Night, 1964
    306. Beck
    - Odelay, 1996
    305. Lucinda Williams
    - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, 1998
    304. Jeff Buckley
    - Grace, 1994
    303. Bob Dylan
    - John Wesley Harding, 1967
    302. Public Enemy
    - Fear of a Black Planet, 1990
    301. Dolly Parton
    - Coat of Many Colors, 1971
  7. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    L.A. Woman is incredibly underrated on this list. As is Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Ten by Pearl Jam in the 200s? That is brutal, that has to be at least a top 30 on the worst list. How do people prefer The Doors over L.A. Woman?? The Velvet underground and Nico is one of the only placements I agree with. And as usual, everyones up the Beatless butts, and DMB is nowhere to be found
  8. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Well-Known Member

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    No joke, 4 Beatles albums in the top 10? Ridiculous.

    The Wall is at 87?
  9. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Its really bad. 11-20 isnt much better.
  10. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg That gum you like.

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    I'm not sure I find the top 10 all that bad. It's Beatles-heavy, but that's not really unexpected.

    There's still quite a few head-scratchers though. I noticed Queen's "A Night at the Opera" way down at 231 and Green Day's "Dookie" at 193. That seems a bit silly. No offense to Green Day fans, but
  11. AbeBeta

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    Love seeing Tom Waits crack the list two more times. Man has never had a platinum seller.
  12. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Well, to complete the first half (a full 250 albums), here is #300 - #251.

    300. Black Sabbath
    - Master of Reality, 1971
    299. Weezer
    - Weezer, 1994
    298. Kanye West
    - The College Dropout, 2004
    297. The Mothers of Invention
    - We're Only in It for the Money, 1968
    296. The Smiths
    - Meat is Murder, 1985
    295. Leonard Cohen
    - Songs of Love and Hate, 1971
    294. MC5
    - Kick Out the Jams, 1969
    293. The Velvet Underground
    - White Light/White Heat, 1968
    292. Bob Dylan and the Band
    - The Basement Tapes, 1975
    291. Talking Heads
    - Talking Heads:77, 1977

    290. Al Green
    - Call Me, 1973
    289. The Kinks
    - Something Else by the Kinks, 1968
    288. Grateful Dead
    - Anthem of the Sun, 1968
    287. X
    - Los Angeles, 1980
    286. Al Green
    - I'm Still in Love With You, 1972
    285. Stevie Wonder
    - Music of My Mind, 1972
    284. The Cars
    - The Cars, 1978
    283. Barry White
    - Can't Get Enough, 1974
    282. Muddy Waters
    - Folk Singer, 1964
    281. Mary J. Blige
    - My Life, 1994

    280. U2
    - All That You Can't Leave Behind, 2000
    279. David Bowie
    - Alladin Sane, 1973
    278. Harry Smith, Ed.
    - Anthology of American Folk Music, 1952
    277. Janet Jackson
    - Rhythm Nation 1814, 1989
    276. Parliament
    - Mothership Connection, 1975
    275. Eminem
    - The Slim Shady LP, 1999
    274. Labelle
    - Nightbirds, 1974
    273. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
    - Going to a Go-Go, 1965
    272. Sleater-Kinney
    - Dig Me Out, 1997
    271. The Beach Boys
    - The Beach Boys Today, 1965

    270. The Rolling Stones
    - Some Girls, 1978
    269. The Jesus and Mary Chain
    - Psychocandy, 1985
    268. Paul Simon
    - Paul Simon, 1972
    267. The Who
    - Quadrophenia, 1973
    266. Blood, Sweat and Tears
    - Child Is Father to the Man, 1968
    265. Ray Charles
    - The Genius of Ray Charles, 1959
    264. Grateful Dead
    - Workingman's Dead, 1970
    263. Tracy Chapman
    - Tracy Chapman, 1988
    262. Crosby, Stills and Nash
    - Crosby, Stills and Nash, 1969
    261. Grateful Dead
    - American Beauty, 1970

    260. Willie Nelson
    - Stardust, 1978
    259. Janet Jackson
    - The Velvet Rope, 1997
    258. The Kinks
    - The Village Green Preservation Society, 1968
    257. Whitney Houston
    - Whitney Houston, 1985
    256. Kraftwerk
    - Trans-Europe Express, 1977
    255. Metallica
    - Metallica, 1991
    254. Otis Redding
    - Dictionary of Soul, 1966
    253. Bruce Springsteen
    - The River, 1980
    252. Jay-Z
    - The Blueprint
    251. David Bowie
    - Low, 1977
  13. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    I expect that is because when you are looking at newer stuff, only something innovative and influential is getting voted in. DMB doesn't break new ground like the Pixies and Jesus and Mary Chain nor did they influence millions of artists that came later like Kraftwerk (by newer I mean not from the 60s)
  14. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    That's about right. DSOTM and Animals were better IMO.
  15. FiveRings

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    I don't see how they could be looking for newer stuff when there's albums from the 50s and so on there. And who cares if something is ground breaking or innovative, if something is good, it's good, and DMB is goooood. This is a list of the top albums ever, not the most ground breaking.
  16. AmarilloCowboyFan

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    Dark Side is still one of the greatest selling albums of all time and it's only in the 40s. Haha.

    I personally don't like it better than the wall but I do like Wish You Were Here better than all of them.
  17. AbeBeta

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    Ground breaking and influential albums puts a stamp on work that comes after. Tons of the albums on this list, for example, were hugely influenced by game changing releases like Pet Sounds. That is part of what makes a great albums -- its lasting legacy. That's a huge reason why you see London Calling and the Velvet Underground's debut so high as well.
  18. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    So by this logic Whitney Houston's Bodyguard soundtrack should be super high as well.
  19. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    I personally think the voters have been way too influenced by too recent utter crap lately, from the top half that I have walked through so far. Personally.
  20. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Me, I like that the voters recognize that good music can be made at any time. I like that these reviewers aren't stuck listening to the same stuff they listened to in their 20s. I know far too many 50 year olds who listen to nothing but AC/DC and Zeppelin and have no room for anything else.

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