Monday, April 02, 2007

A Definitive 200

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has recently released it's Definitive 200 albums list. These are the albums you are supposed to own. I'm not sure how I feel about the list myself. Naturally, not everybody is going to agree with all the selections, but it's a good topic of discussion. Where would you rank some of these albums? Would some of these albums not even rank at all? Are there albums not on this list that you think should be there? I'm interested in hearing this sort of shit.

[author's note: Tool's Lateralus ranks on this list at #123. Not too shabby. Not too shabby.]

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5 comments:

mike said...

I think it's a well-rounded list. Keep in mind that it's not really a "top 200 albums" list. It's a list of albums that one should listen to in order to have some sense of late 20th century pop music. In that context, it's a decent list. There are glaring omissions (not a single Stooges album?) and some questionable admissions (Shania Twain at #21?).

I must say that I get tired of seeing Sgt Pepper at the top of these lists. Same with Zep IV and Pet Sounds.

Anonymous said...

I was impressed there was a lot of good albums on here. I'd agree - Shania at 21??? I am glad there's a lot of U2 and The Beatles on the list.

Michael said...

Yeah, the Shania Twain inclusion was a strange one for me as well. As for the standards, it's really hard to break away from convention on discs like these. I remember that one list I had found that time that was comprised of all the most overplayed and overhyped albums of all time (I think the author called them the top so-and-so number albums that you should destroy). A lot of the albums on this list were, surprisingly, included.

Brodie said...

Wow... lots of crap on that list...

Adam Snider said...

I can sort of...SORT OF...understand Shania Twain being on that list, since the woman did--for better or worse--have a surprising amount of influence on music in the late 90s (not a huge influence, but a fair influence). Having said that, if I were to rewrite the list, using the same albums, she would be a lot further down than she currently is.

Otherwise, it's a better standard list. On the one hand, it's hard to avoid a lot of those albums. On the other hand, it would be nice to see some different stuff included on these lists once in a while.