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Rolling Stones Top 500 Albums of All Time

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  1. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I list of 500 anything is so ridiculous its not worth even doing.
  2. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah how could I forget about WYWH. That is their best IMO. Well I don't know I keep going back and forth between that and Animals.
  3. bigdnlaca

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    Hate to say this but Outkast @ 361 shouldn't be on the list.

    That album was easily forgetable with one popular single.
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Nah, I'm not going to give examples. Just expressing my general opinion of the list.
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    So, continuing... 250 - 201

    250. Jay-Z
    - Reasonable Doubt, 1996
    249. R.E.M.
    - Automatic for the People, 1992
    248. Ornette Coleman
    - The Shape of Jazz to Come, 1959
    247. Grateful Dead
    - Live Dead, 1969
    246. The Mothers of Invention
    - Freak Out!, 1966
    245. Jerry Lee Lewis
    - All Killer, No Filler!, 1993
    244. Eminem
    - The Marshall Mathers LP, 2000
    243. Black Sabbath
    - Black Sabbathm 1970
    242. Run-D.M.C.
    - Run-D.M.C., 1984
    241. The Replacements
    - Let It Be, 1984


    240. Steely Dan
    - Can't Buy a Thrill, 1972
    239. Madonna
    - Lika a Prayer, 1989
    238. Howlin' Wolf
    - Howlin' Wolf, 1962
    237. The Who
    - The Who Sings My Generation, 1966
    236. Jackie Wilson
    - Mr. Excitement!, 1992
    235. Patsy Cline
    - The Ultimate Collection, 2000
    234. Simon and Garfunkel
    - Bookends, 1968
    233. The Byrds
    - Mr. Tambourine Man, 1965
    232. The Kinks
    - The Kink Kronikles, 1972
    231. Queen
    - A Night at the Opera, 1975


    230. Bonnie Rait
    - Nick of Time, 1989
    229. Aerosmith
    - Toys in the Attic, 1975
    228. Eric B. and Rakim
    - Paid in Full, 1987
    227. Pixies
    - Doolittle, 1989
    226. Bruce Springsteen
    - Nebraska, 1982
    225. Green Day
    - American Idiot, 2004
    224. Neil Diamond
    - The Neil Diamond Collection, 1999
    223. U2
    - War, 1983
    222. Professor Longhair
    - New Orleans Piano, 1972
    221. My Bloody Valentine
    - Loveless, 1991


    220. The Meters
    - Look-Ka Py Py, 1970
    219. Beastie Boys
    - License to Ill, 1986
    218. The Smiths
    - The Queen is Dead, 1986
    217. Bobby Bland
    - Two Steps From the Blues, 1961
    216. Bo Diddley
    -Go Bo Diddley, 1990
    215. New York Dolls
    - New York Dolls, 1973
    214. Ike and Tina Turner
    - Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner, 1991
    213. The Rolling Stones
    - Tattoo You, 1981
    212. Pavement
    - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, 1994
    211. Pink Floyd
    - Wish You Were Here, 1975


    210. Neil Young With Crazy Horse
    - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, 1969
    209. Pearl Jam
    - Ten, 1991
    208. Cat Stevens
    - Tea for the Tillerman, 1970
    207. Santana
    - Abraxas, 1970
    206. Prince
    - Dirty Mind, 1980
    205. Cream
    - Wheels of Fire, 1968
    204. Bob Dylan
    - Modern Times, 2006
    203. Michael Jackson
    - Bad, 1987
    202. Simon and Garfunkel
    - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, 1966
    201. Nine Inch Nails
    - The Downward Spiral, 1994
  6. AbeBeta

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    Doolittle should be way higher. Any band in the "alternative" genre is going to cite that as a major influence.
  7. mldardy

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    Album is not easily forgettable. Should it be on this list ahead of ATliens and Aquemini? NO. But easily forgettable? NO.
  8. RS12

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    Pet Sounds at two and Sgt Peppers at one exactly what I expected. Beatles said Pet Sounds and Brian Wilson was their inspiration for Sgt Peppers. Sgt Peppers has been widely acclaimed the greatest album of all time by the critics. Not saying I believe that, but that is what we have been told for decades.
  9. TheCount

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    True, as is nonsense like the quote below.


    The first 360 I'm cool with, but number 361?! How'd that make the Top 400?! At MOST, 440, maybe 430 if we're being generous but not 361!

    And for the record, Stankonia is a hell of an album. Any Top Albums list that has Thriller at 20 is dubious in my book ;)
  10. arglebargle

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    I can't get into the 'It's at #150, when it should obviously be #213!' thaing. Even if you are right...;)

    As a list of 500 albums you should probably listen to, it seems pretty decent. Filled with recordings that I think are pretty dang good, and others that I have never heard of (but probably should give a spin).
  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Good grief that is a terrible top 10.
  12. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    The next 50...

    200. AC/DC
    - Highway to Hell, 1979
    199. The Strokes
    - Is This It, 2001
    198. Little Walter
    - The Best Of, 1957
    197. R.E.M.
    - Murmers, 1983
    196. Various Artists
    - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Er, 1965-1968, 1972
    195. John Mayall With Eric Clapton
    - Blues Breakers, 196
    194. Lou Reed
    - Transformer, 1972
    193. Green Day
    - Dookie, 1994
    192. The Flying Burrito Brothers
    - The Gilded Palace of Sin, 1969
    191. The Stooges
    - Fun House, 1970


    190. Elvis Presley
    - From Elvis in Memphis, 1969
    189. Quicksilver Messenger Service
    - Happy Trails, 1969
    188. Buffalo Springfield
    - Buffalo Springfield Again, 1967
    187. Peter Gabriel
    - So, 1986
    186. Sly and the Family Stone
    - Fresh, 1973
    185. The Stooges
    - The Stooges, 1969
    184. Madonna
    - The Immaculate Collection, 1990
    183. Willie Nelson
    - Red Headed Stranger, 1975
    182. Fleetwood Mac
    - Fleetwood Mac, 1975
    181. Bob Marley and the Wailers
    - Natty Dread, 1974


    180. The Rolling Stones
    - The Rolling Stones, Now!, 1965
    179. Abba
    - The Definitive Collection, 2001
    178. Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions
    - The Anthology 1961-1977, 1992
    177. Funkadelic
    - One Nation Under a Groove, 1978
    176. Aerosmith
    - Rocks, 1976
    175. The Carpenters
    - Close to You, 1970
    174. Bob Dylan
    - Desire, 1976
    173. Todd Rundgren
    - Something/Anything?, 1972
    172. Rod Stewart
    - Every Picture Tells a Story, 1971
    171. The Byrds
    - The Notorious Byrd Brothers, 1968


    170. The Who
    - Live at Leeds, 1970
    169. Bob Marley and the Wailers
    - Exodus, 1977
    168. Elvis Costello
    - My Aim is True, 1977
    167. Metallica
    - Master of Puppets, 1986
    166. Elvis Costello and the Attractions
    - Imperial Bedroom, 1982
    165. Marvin Gaye
    - Let's Get It On, 1973
    164. Linda Ronstadt
    - The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt, 2002
    163. Prince
    - 1999, 1982
    162. Radiohead
    - OK Computer, 1997
    161. Otis Redding
    - The Dock of the Bay, 1968


    160. T. Rex
    - Electric Warrior, 1971
    159. Kiss
    - Alive!, 1975
    158. Elton John
    - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, 1975
    157. Joy Division
    - Closer, 1981
    156. The Beastie Boys
    - Paul's Boutique, 1989
    155. The Pretenders
    - Pretenders, 1980
    154. Howlin' Wolf
    - Moanin' in the Moonlight, 1959
    153. A Tribe Called Quest
    - The Low End Theory, 1991
    152. The B-52's
    - The B-52's, 1979
    151. Arcade Fire
    - Funeral, 2004
  13. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    And completing the run of the first 400 albums... #150 - #101.


    150. Bruce Springsteen
    - Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1978
    149. Santana
    - Santana, 1969
    148. Led Zeppelin
    - Houses of the Holy, 1973
    147. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
    - Deja Vu, 1970
    146. Jefferson Airplane
    - Surrealistic Pillow, 1967
    145. Steely Dan
    - Aja, 1977
    144. N.W.A.
    - Straight Outta Compton, 1998
    143. Dr. John
    - GRIS-gris, 1968
    142. Phil Spector
    - A Christmas Gift for You, 1963
    141. B.B. King
    - Live at the Regal, 1965


    140. Blondie
    - Parallel Lines, 1978
    139. The Meters
    - Rejuvenation, 1974
    138. Dr. Dre
    - The Chronic, 1992
    137. The Replacements
    - Tim, 1985
    136. Elton John
    - Greatest Hits, 1974
    135. Pavement
    - Slanted and Enchanted, 1992
    134. The Notorious B.I.G.
    - Ready to Die, 1994
    133. Bruce Springsteen
    - The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle, 1973
    132. Original Soundtrack (OST)
    - Saturday Night Fever, 1977
    131. Black Sabbath
    - Paranoid, 1970


    130. Television
    - Marquee Moon, 1977
    129. Talking Heads
    - Remain in Light, 1980
    128. Iggy and the Stooges
    - Raw Power, 1973
    127. The Byrds
    - Younger Than Yesterday, 1967
    126. Bob Marley and the Wailers
    - Catch A Fire, 1973
    125. Janis Joplin
    - Pearl, 1971
    124. Moby Grape
    - Moby Grape, 1967
    123. Run-DMC
    - Raising Hell, 1986
    122. Original Soundtrack (OST)
    - The Harder They Come, 1973
    121. Sly and the Family Stone
    - Stand!, 1969


    120. The Byrds
    - Sweetheart of the Rodeo, 1968
    119. Etta James
    - At Last!, 1961
    118. Kanye West
    - Late Registration, 2005
    117. Derek and the Dominos
    - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, 1970
    116. The Rolling Stones
    - Out of Our Heads, 1965
    115. The Who
    - The Who Sell Out, 1968
    114. Cream
    - Disraeli Gears, 1967
    113. Joni Mitchell
    - Court and Spark, 1974
    112. The Mamas and the Papas
    - If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears, 1966
    111. Radiohead
    - The Bends, 1995


    110. The Velvet Underground
    - Loaded, 1970
    109. The Rolling Stones
    - Aftermath, 1966
    108. David Bowie
    - Hunky Dory, 1971
    107. Sam Cooke
    - Portrait of a Legend, 2003
    106. Ramones
    - Rocket to Russia, 1977
    105. Ray Charles
    - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, 1962
    104. James Taylor
    - Sweet Baby James, 1970
    103. John Coltrane
    - Giant Steps, 1960
    102. Cream
    - Fresh Cream, 1966
    101. Frank Sinatra
    - In the Wee Small Hours, 1955
  14. RS12

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    I have no problem with the top three, gets dicey after that. Keith Richards too high. Most Stones fans will tell you the best guitarist they ever had was Mick Taylor. Tony Iommi, Billy Gibbons, and Ritchie Blackmore way too low. Where are Allen Collins, Kenny Wayne Shepard, and Randy California on this list? Randy California amazed Jimi.
  15. Phoenix

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    Getting down to just 50 left...


    100. The Zombies
    - Odessey and Oracle, 1969
    99. Sly and the Family Stone
    - There's a Riot Goin' On, 1971
    98. Elvis Costello
    - This Year's Model, 1978
    97. Bob Dylan
    - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, 1963
    96. The Who
    - Tommy, 1969
    95. Miles Davis
    - *****es Brew, 1970
    94. Hank Williams
    - 40 Greatest Hits, 1978
    93. Prince
    - Sign 'o' the Times, 1987
    92. Buddy Holly
    - 20 Golden Greats, 1978
    91. Elton John
    - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 1973


    90. Stevie Wonder
    - Talking Book, 1972
    89. Dusty Springfield
    - Dusty in Memphis, 1969
    88. Johnny Cash
    - At Folsom Prison, 1968
    87. Pink Floyd
    - The Wall, 1979
    86. Bruce Springsteen
    - Born in the U.S.A., 1984
    85. Aretha Franklin
    - Lady Soul, 1968
    84. Aretha Franklin
    - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Loved You, 1967
    83. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    - Axis: Bold as Love, 1968
    82. Neil Young
    - Harvest, 1972
    81. The Clash
    - The Clash, 1979


    80. John Lennon
    - Imagine, 1971
    79. Led Zeppelin
    - Led Zeppelin II, 1969
    78. Otis Redding
    - Otis Blue, 1965
    77. AC/DC
    - Back in Black, 1980
    76. Prince and the Revolution
    - Purple Rain, 1984
    75. James Brown
    - Star Time, 1991
    74. Neil Young
    - After the Gold Rush, 1970
    73. Led Zeppelin
    - Physical Graffiti, 1975
    72. Curtis Mayfield
    - Superfly, 1972
    71. Paul Simon
    - Graceland, 1986


    70. Billy Joel
    - The Stranger, 1977
    69. Led Zeppelin
    - Led Zeppelin IV, 1971
    68. Michael Jackson
    - Off the Wall, 1979
    67. Radiohead
    - Kid A, 2000
    66. Van Morrison
    - Moondance, 1970
    65. Phil Spector
    - Back to Mono (1958-1969), 1991
    64. The Rolling Stones
    - Sticky Fingers, 1971
    63. U2
    - Achtung Baby, 1991
    62. Guns N' Roses
    - Appetite for Destruction, 1987
    61. Sly and the Family Stone
    - Greatest Hits, 1970


    60. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
    - Trout Mask Replica, 1969
    59. Creedence Clearwater Revival
    - Chronicle Vol. 1, 1976
    58. The Rolling Stones
    - Beggars Banquet, 1968
    57. Stevie Wonder
    - Songs in the Key of Life, 1976
    56. Elvis Presley
    - Elvis Presley, 1956
    55. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    - Electric Ladyland, 1968
    54. Ray Charles
    - The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Recordings, 1991
    53. The Beatles
    - Meet the Beatles!, 1964
    52. Al Green
    - Greatest Hits, 1975
    51. Simon and Garfunkel
    - Bridge Over Troubled Water, 1970
  16. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    To wrap this up...

    50. Little Richard
    - Here's Little Richard, 1957
    49. The Allman Brothers Band
    - At Fillmore East, 1971
    48. Public Enemy
    - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, 1988
    47. John Coltrane
    - A Love Supreme, 1964
    46. Bob Marley and the Wailers
    - Legend, 1984
    45. The Band
    - The Band, 1969
    44. Patti Smith
    - Horses, 1975
    43. Pink Floyd
    - The Dark Side of the Moon, 1973
    42. The Doors
    - The Doors, 1967
    41. The Sex Pistols
    - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, 1977


    40. Love
    - Forever Changes, 1967
    39. The Beatles
    - Please Please Me, 1963
    38. Muddy Waters
    - The Anthology, 2001
    37. The Eagles
    - Hotel California, 1976
    36. Carole King
    - Tapestry, 1971
    35. David Bowie
    - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, 1972
    34. The Band
    - Music From Big Pink, 1968
    33. Ramones
    - Ramones, 1976
    32. The Rolling Stones
    - Let It Bleed, 1969
    31. Bob Dylan
    - Bringing It All Back Home, 1965


    30. Joni Mitchell
    - Blue, 1971
    29. Led Zeppelin
    - Led Zeppelin, 1969
    28. The Who
    - Who's Next, 19971
    27. U2
    - The Joshua Tree, 1987
    26. Fleetwood Mac
    - Rumors, 1977
    25. James Brown
    - Live at the Apollo, 1963
    24. Stevie Wonder
    - Innervisions, 1973
    23. John Lennon
    - Plastic Ono Band, 1970
    22. Robert Johnson
    - The Complete Recordings, 1990
    21. Chuck Berry
    - The Great Twenty-Eight, 1982


    20. Michael Jackson
    - Thriller, 1982
    19. Van Morrison
    - Astral Weeks, 1968
    18. Bruce Springsteen
    - Born to Run, 1975
    17. Nirvana
    - nevermind, 1991
    16. Bob Dylan
    - Blood on the Tracks, 1975
    15. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    - Are You Experienced?, 1967
    14. The Beatles
    - Abbey Road, 1969
    13. The Velvet Underground and Nico
    - The Velvet Underground, 1967
    12. Miles Davis
    - Kind of Blue, 1959
    11. Elvis Presley
    - The Sun Sessions, 1999


    10. The Beatles
    - The White Album, 1968
    9. Bob Dylan
    - Blonde on Blonde, 1966
    8. The Clash
    - London Calling, 1980
    7. The Rolling Stones
    - Exile on Main Street, 1972
    6. Marvin Gaye
    - What's Going On, 1971
    5. The Beatles
    - Rubber Soul, 1965
    4. Bob Dylan
    - Highway 61 Revisited, 1965
    3. The Beatles
    - Revolver, 1966
    2. The Beach Boys
    - Pet Sounds, 1966
    1. The Beatles
    - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967
  17. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I actually owned approximately 83 of those 500 albums.
  18. AbeBeta

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    What is super weird about this list is that there are several compilations/greatest hits albums.
  19. Phoenix

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    I thought that a little strange as well. And way too much hip hop / rap from my point of view. Also grunge. There are vast swaths of musical genres not even considered in any of this entire list, which is unfortunate, not to mention many very influential & talented artists who had monster albums, even if it wasn't in the USA. This whole list was totally, and I mean TOTALLY geared to "today's" Rolling Stone magazine male / age range target demographic.

    In essence, I found it to be very shallow, way too opinionated and not opened to the musical world except the little 1/8 pie slice that they focused on.
  20. AbeBeta

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    examples?

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