Rolling Stone's 500 greatest albums of all time

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    I've included only the first 20 here, what do you guys think? Agree/disagree? The list doesn't seem to be much different from the top 100 albums as-voted-by-the-readers thing they did last year.

    I'd probably put Nirvana or Michael Jackson higher than the Velvet Underground, if only because they were far more culturally significant and influential. Overall, it's a decent list, though.


    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

    2. Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys

    3. Revolver, The Beatles

    4. Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan

    5. Rubber Soul, The Beatles

    6. What's Going On, Marvin Gaye

    7. Exile on Main Street, The Rolling Stones

    8. London Calling, The Clash

    9. Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan

    10. The Beatles ("The White Album"), The Beatles

    11. The Sun Sessions, Elvis Presley

    12. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis

    13. Velvet Underground and Nico, The Velvet Underground

    14. Abbey Road, The Beatles

    15. Are You Experienced?, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    16. Blood on the Tracks, Bob Dylan

    17. Nevermind, Nirvana

    18. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

    19. Astral Weeks, Van Morrison

    20. Thriller, Michael Jackson
     
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    I could agree! I am just surprised that Michael Jackson made it at all - I must say it is an excellent video, but I am surprised that some just didn't ban him off things like this.
     
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    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles - deserves top 20, not #1 though

    2. Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys - not top 20

    3. Revolver, The Beatles - not top 20

    4. Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan - not top 20

    5. Rubber Soul, The Beatles - not top 20

    6. What's Going On, Marvin Gaye - not top 100

    7. Exile on Main Street, The Rolling Stones - there are even better Stones albums

    8. London Calling, The Clash - uh, yeah, sure! not top 100

    9. Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan - not top 20

    10. The Beatles ("The White Album"), The Beatles - deserving

    11. The Sun Sessions, Elvis Presley - good, but he has better - not top 20

    12. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis - very good, not top 20 though

    13. Velvet Underground and Nico, The Velvet Underground - not top 100

    14. Abbey Road, The Beatles - deserving

    15. Are You Experienced?, The Jimi Hendrix Experience - deserving

    16. Blood on the Tracks, Bob Dylan - not top 20

    17. Nevermind, Nirvana - very influential, but I don't think top 20

    18. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen - deserving

    19. Astral Weeks, Van Morrison - not top 20

    20. Thriller, Michael Jackson - deserving (I hope he dies though)
     
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    not a bad top twenty, a little to much of the beatles for my taste, and i think nirvana should have been higher up.
     
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    Where the hell is Led Zepplin ZOFO (4)? Come on, Stairway to Heaven.
     
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    and where is Iron Butterfly? Inagodadavetta
     
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    Dan, was this a reader poll? or were there other quailifications, such as sales numbers?
    Seems to me Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd would at least be in the top 20.
     
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    Of "ALL TIME" - I think NOT
     
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    Jon, there can never be enough beatles, and Mtn, I agree where is the Zep.

    And what about Unchained Melody - righteous brothers ?
     
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    What about all the pre-70's music?? None of it any good - again, I don't think so!
     

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