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The New Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums List

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Craig Manning, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. Craig Manning Sep 22, 2020
    (Last edited: Sep 22, 2020)
    Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Rolling Stone re-did their "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list from scratch and I need your takes!

    The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

    1 | Marvin Gaye | What's Going On | 1971
    2 | The Beach Boys | Pet Sounds | 1966
    3 | Joni Mitchell | Blue | 1971
    4 | Stevie Wonder | Songs in the Key of Life | 1976
    5 | The Beatles | Abbey Road | 1969
    6 | Nirvana | Nevermind | 1991
    7 | Fleetwood Mac | Rumours | 1977
    8 | Prince and the Revolution | Purple Rain | 1984
    9 | Bob Dylan | Blood on the Tracks | 1975
    10 | Lauryn Hill | The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill | 1998
    11 | The Beatles | Revolver | 1966
    12 | Michael Jackson | Thriller | 1982
    13 | Aretha Franklin | I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You | 1967
    14 | The Rolling Stones | Exile on Main St. | 1972
    15 | Public Enemy | It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back | 1988
    16 | The Clash | London Calling | 1979
    17 | Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy | 2010
    18 | Bob Dylan | Highway 61 Revisited | 1965
    19 | Kendrick Lamar | To Pimp a Butterfly | 2015
    20 | Radiohead | Kid A | 2000
    21 | Bruce Springsteen | Born to Run | 1975
    22 | The Notorious B.I.G. | Ready to Die | 1994
    23 | The Velvet Underground & Nico | The Velvet Underground & Nico | 1967
    24 | The Beatles | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band | 1967
    25 | Carole King | Tapestry | 1971
    26 | Patti Smith | Horses | 1975
    27 | Wu-Tang Clan | Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) | 1993
    28 | D'Angelo | Voodoo | 2000
    29 | The Beatles | The Beatles (White Album) | 1968
    30 | The Jimi Hendrix Experience | Are You Experienced? | 1967
    31 | Miles Davis | Kind of Blue | 1959
    32 | Beyoncé | Lemonade | 2016
    33 | Amy Winehouse | Back to Black | 2006
    34 | Stevie Wonder | Innervisions | 1973
    35 | The Beatles | Rubber Soul | 1965
    36 | Michael Jackson | Off the Wall | 1979
    37 | Dr. Dre | The Chronic | 1992
    38 | Bob Dylan | Blonde on Blonde | 1966
    39 | Talking Heads | Remain in Light | 1980
    40 | David Bowie | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars | 1972
    41 | The Rolling Stones | Let It Bleed | 1969
    42 | Radiohead | OK Computer | 1997
    43 | A Tribe Called Quest | The Low End Theory | 1991
    44 | Nas | Illmatic | 1994
    45 | Prince | Sign O' the Times | 1987
    46 | Paul Simon | Graceland | 1986
    47 | Ramones | Ramones | 1976
    48 | Bob Marley and the Wailers | Legend | 1984
    49 | OutKast | Aquemini | 1998
    50 | Jay-Z | The Blueprint | 2001
    51 | Chuck Berry | The Great Twenty-Eight | 1982
    52 | David Bowie | Station to Station | 1976
    53 | The Jimi Hendrix Experience | Electric Ladyland | 1968
    54 | James Brown | Star Time | 1991
    55 | Pink Floyd | The Dark Side of the Moon | 1973
    56 | Liz Phair | Exile in Guyville | 1993
    57 | The Band | The Band | 1969
    58 | Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin IV | 1971
    59 | Stevie Wonder | Talking Book | 1972
    60 | Van Morrison | Astral Weeks | 1968
    61 | Eric B. & Rakim | Paid in Full | 1987
    62 | Guns N' Roses | Appetite for Destruction | 1987
    63 | Steely Dan | Aja | 1977
    64 | OutKast | Stankonia | 2000
    65 | James Brown | Live at the Apollo | 1963
    66 | John Coltrane | A Love Supreme | 1965
    67 | Jay-Z | Reasonable Doubt | 1996
    68 | Kate Bush | Hounds of Love | 1985
    69 | Alanis Morrissette | Jagged Little Pill | 1995
    70 | N.W.A | Straight Outta Compton | 1988
    71 | Bob Marley & The Wailers | Exodus | 1977
    72 | Neil Young | Harvest | 1972
    73 | My Bloody Valentine | Loveless | 1991
    74 | Kanye West | The College Dropout | 2004
    75 | Aretha Franklin | Lady Soul | 1968
    76 | Curtis Mayfield | Superfly | 1972
    77 | The Who | Who's Next | 1971
    78 | Elvis Presley | The Sun Sessions | 1976
    79 | Frank Ocean | Blonde | 2016
    80 | Sex Pistols | Never Mind the Bollocks - Here's the Sex Pistols | 1977
    81 | Beyoncé | Beyoncé | 2013
    82 | Sly and the Family Stone | There's a Riot Goin' On | 1971
    83 | Dusty Springfield | Dusty in Memphis | 1969
    84 | AC/DC | Back in Black | 1980
    85 | John Lennon | Plastic Ono Band | 1970
    86 | The Doors | The Doors | 1967
    87 | Miles Davis | Bitches Brew | 1970
    88 | David Bowie | Hunky Dory | 1971
    89 | Erykah Badu | Baduizm | 1997
    90 | Neil Young | After the Gold Rush | 1970
    91 | Bruce Springsteen | Darkness on the Edge of Town | 1978
    92 | The Jimi Hendrix Experience | Axis: Bold as Love | 1967
    93 | Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott | Supa Dupa Fly | 1997
    94 | The Stooges | Fun House | 1970
    95 | Drake | Take Care | 2011
    96 | R.E.M. | Automatic for the People | 1992
    97 | Metallica | Master of Puppets | 1986
    98 | Lucinda Williams | Car Wheels on a Gravel Road | 1998
    99 | Taylor Swift | Red | 2012
    100 | The Band | Music from Big Pink | 1968
    101 | Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin | 1969
    102 | The Clash | The Clash | 1977
    103 | De La Soul | 3 Feet High and Rising | 1989
    104 | The Rolling Stones | Sticky Fingers | 1971
    105 | The Allman Brothers Band | At Fillmore East | 1971
    106 | Hole | Live Through This | 1994
    107 | Television | Marquee Moon | 1977
    108 | Fiona Apple | When the Pawn... | 1999
    109 | Lou Reed | Transformer | 1972
    110 | Joni Mitchell | Court and Spark | 1974
    111 | Janet Jackson | Control | 1986
    112 | Elton John | Goodbye Yellow Brick Road | 1973
    113 | The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead | 1986
    114 | The Strokes | Is This It | 2001
    115 | Kendrick Lamar | good kid, m.A.A.d city | 2012
    116 | The Cure | Disintegration | 1989
    117 | Kanye West | Late Registration | 2005
    118 | The Eagles | Hotel California | 1976
    119 | Sly and the Family Stone | Stand! | 1969
    120 | Van Morrison | Moondance | 1970
    121 | Elvis Costello | This Year's Model | 1978
    122 | Nine Inch Nails | The Downward Spiral | 1994
    123 | Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin II | 1969
    124 | U2 | Achtung Baby | 1991
    125 | Beastie Boys | Paul's Boutique | 1989
    126 | Mary J. Blige | My Life | 1994
    127 | Ray Charles | Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music | 1962
    128 | Queen | A Night at the Opera | 1975
    129 | Pink Floyd | The Wall | 1979
    130 | Prince | 1999 | 1982
    131 | Portishead | Dummy | 1994
    132 | Hank Williams | 40 Greatest Hits | 1978
    133 | Joni Mitchell | Hejira | 1976
    134 | Fugees | The Score | 1996
    135 | U2 | The Joshua Tree | 1987
    136 | Funkadelic | Maggot Brain | 1971
    137 | Adele | 21 | 2011
    138 | Madonna | The Immaculate Collection | 1990
    139 | Black Sabbath | Paranoid | 1970
    140 | Bob Marley and The Wailers | Catch a Fire | 1973
    141 | Pixies | Doolittle | 1989
    142 | Bruce Springsteen | Born in the U.S.A. | 1984
    143 | The Velvet Underground | The Velvet Underground | 1969
    144 | Led Zeppelin | Physical Graffiti | 1975
    145 | Eminem | The Marshall Mathers LP | 2000
    146 | Blondie | Parallel Lines | 1978
    147 | Jeff Buckley | Grace | 1994
    148 | Frank Ocean | Channel Orange | 2012
    149 | John Prine | John Prine | 1971
    150 | Bruce Springsteen | Nebraska | 1982
    151 | George Michael | Faith | 1987
    152 | The Pretenders | Pretenders | 1980
    153 | PJ Harvey | Rid of Me | 1993
    154 | Aretha Franklin | Amazing Grace | 1972
    155 | Jay-Z | The Black Album | 2003
    156 | The Replacements | Let It Be | 1984
    157 | Oasis | (What's the Story) Morning Glory? | 1995
    158 | Erykah Badu | Mama's Gun | 2000
    159 | The Police | Synchronicity | 1983
    160 | Pearl Jam | Ten | 1991
    161 | Crosby, Stills & Nash | Crosby, Stills & Nash | 1969
    162 | Pulp | Different Class | 1995
    163 | Various Artists | Saturday Night Fever | 1977
    164 | Johnny Cash | At Folsom Prison | 1968
    165 | R.E.M. | Murmur | 1983
    166 | Buddy Holly | 20 Golden Greats | 1978
    167 | Depeche Mode | Violator | 1990
    168 | Steely Dan | Can't Buy a Thrill | 1972
    169 | Billy Joel | The Stranger | 1977
    170 | Cream | Disraeli Gears | 1967
    171 | Sonic Youth | Daydream Nation | 1988
    172 | Simon and Garfunkel | Bridge Over Troubled Water | 1970
    173 | Nirvana | In Utero | 1993
    174 | Jimmy Cliff & Various Artists | The Harder They Come: Original Soundtrack | 1972
    175 | Kendrick Lamar | DAMN. | 2017
    176 | Public Enemy | Fear of a Black Planet | 1990
    177 | Rod Stewart | Every Picture Tells a Story | 1971
    178 | Otis Redding | Otis Blue | 1965
    179 | The Notorious B.I.G. | Life After Death | 1997
    180 | Love | Forever Changes | 1967
    181 | Bob Dylan | Bringing It All Back Home | 1965
    182 | James Taylor | Sweet Baby James | 1970
    183 | D'Angelo | Brown Sugar | 1995
    184 | Cyndi Lauper | She's So Unusual | 1983
    185 | The Rolling Stones | Beggars Banquet | 1968
    186 | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Blood Sugar Sex Magik | 1991
    187 | Ice Cube | AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted | 1990
    188 | T. Rex | Electric Warrior | 1971
    189 | Sleater-Kinney | Dig Me Out | 1997
    190 | The Who | Tommy | 1969
    191 | Etta James | At Last! | 1961
    192 | Beastie Boys | Licensed to Ill | 1986
    193 | Creedence Clearwater Revival | Willy and the Poor Boys | 1969
    194 | Michael Jackson | Bad | 1987
    195 | Leonard Cohen | Songs of Leonard Cohen | 1967
    196 | Robyn | Body Talk | 2010
    197 | The Beatles | Meet the Beatles! | 1964
    198 | The B-52's | The B-52's | 1979
    199 | Pavement | Slanted and Enchanted | 1993
    200 | Sade | Diamond Life | 1984
    201 | A Tribe Called Quest | Midnight Marauders | 1993
    202 | Björk | Homogenic | 1997
    203 | Nick Drake | Pink Moon | 1979
    204 | Kanye West | Graduation | 2007
    205 | Cat Stevens | Tea for the Tillerman | 1970
    206 | David Bowie | Low | 1977
    207 | Eagles | Eagles | 1972
    208 | Lil Wayne | Tha Carter III | 2008
    209 | Run-DMC | Raising Hell | 1986
    210 | Ray Charles | The Birth of Soul | 1991
    211 | Joy Division | Unknown Pleasures | 1980 [1979]
    212 | Nina Simone | Wild Is the Wind | 1966
    213 | Fiona Apple | The Idler Wheel... | 2012
    214 | Tom Petty | Wildflowers | 1994
    215 | Grateful Dead | American Beauty | 1970
    216 | Elliott Smith | Either/Or | 1997
    217 | Oasis | Definitely Maybe | 1994
    218 | TLC | CrazySexyCool | 1994
    219 | Raekwon | Only Built 4 Cuban Linx | 1995
    220 | Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young | Déjà Vu | 1970
    221 | Rage Against the Machine | Rage Against the Machine | 1992
    222 | Madonna | Ray of Light | 1998
    223 | John Lennon | Imagine | 1971
    224 | Dixie Chicks | Fly | 1999
    225 | Wilco | Yankee Hotel Foxtrot | 2001
    226 | Derek and the Dominos | Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs | 1970
    227 | Little Richard | Here's Little Richard | 1957
    228 | De La Soul | De La Soul Is Dead | 1991
    229 | Patsy Cline | The Ultimate Collection | 2000
    230 | Rihanna | Anti | 2016
    231 | Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | Damn the Torpedoes | 1979
    232 | John Coltrane | Giant Steps | 1960
    233 | Tori Amos | Little Earthquakes | 1992
    234 | Black Sabbath | Master of Reality | 1971
    235 | Metallica | Metallica | 1991
    236 | Daft Punk | Discovery | 2001
    237 | Willie Nelson | Red Headed Stranger | 1975
    238 | Kraftwerk | Trans Europe Express | 1977
    239 | Boogie Down Productions | Criminal Minded | 1987
    240 | Sam Cooke | Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 | 1985
    241 | Massive Attack | Blue Lines | 1991
    242 | The Velvet Underground | Loaded | 1970
    243 | The Zombies | Odessey and Oracle | 1968
    244 | Kanye West | 808s & Heartbreak | 2008
    245 | Cocteau Twins | Heaven or Las Vegas | 1990
    246 | LL Cool J | Mama Said Knock You Out | 1991
    247 | Sade | Love Deluxe | 1992
    248 | Green Day | American Idiot | 2004
    249 | Whitney Houston | Whitney Houston | 1985
    250 | Buzzcocks | Singles Going Steady | 1979
    251 | Elton John | Honky Château | 1972
    252 | Devo | Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! | 1978
    253 | Pink Floyd | The Piper at the Gates of Dawn | 1967
    254 | Herbie Hancock | Head Hunters | 1973
    255 | Bob Dylan | The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan | 1963
    256 | Tracy Chapman | Tracy Chapman | 1988
    257 | Dolly Parton | Coat of Many Colors | 1971
    258 | Joni Mitchell | The Hissing of Summer Lawns | 1975
    259 | Janis Joplin | Pearl | 1971
    260 | The Slits | Cut | 1979
    261 | Beastie Boys | Check Your Head | 1992
    262 | New Order | Power, Corruption & Lies | 1983
    263 | The Beatles | A Hard Day's Night | 1964
    264 | Pink Floyd | Wish You Were Here | 1975
    265 | Pavement | Wowee Zowee | 1995
    266 | The Beatles | Help! | 1965
    267 | Minutemen | Double Nickels on the Dime | 1984
    268 | Randy Newman | Sail Away | 1972
    269 | Kanye West | Yeezus | 2013
    270 | Kacey Musgraves | Golden Hour | 2018
    271 | Mary J. Blige | What's the 411? | 1992
    272 | The Velvet Underground | White Light/White Heat | 1968
    273 | Gang of Four | Entertainment! | 1979
    274 | The Byrds | Sweetheart of the Rodeo | 1968
    275 | Curtis Mayfield | Curtis | 1970
    276 | Radiohead | The Bends | 1995
    277 | Alicia Keys | The Diary of Alicia Keys | 2003
    278 | Led Zeppelin | Houses of the Holy | 1973
    279 | Nirvana | MTV Unplugged in New York | 1994
    280 | 50 Cent | Get Rich or Die Tryin' | 2002
    281 | Harry Nilsson | Nilsson Schmilsson | 1971
    282 | Frank Sinatra | In the Wee Small Hours | 1955
    283 | Donna Summer | Bad Girls | 1975
    284 | Merle Haggard | Down Every Road: 1962-1994 | 1996
    285 | Big Star | 3rd/Sister Lovers | 1978
    286 | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Californication | 1999
    287 | The Byrds | Mr. Tambourine Man | 1965
    288 | The Modern Lovers | The Modern Lovers | 1976
    289 | Björk | Post | 1995
    290 | OutKast | Speakerboxxx/The Love Below | 2003
    291 | Destiny's Child | The Writing's on the Wall | 1999
    292 | Van Halen | Van Halen | 1978
    293 | The Breeders | Last Splash | 1993
    294 | Weezer | Weezer (The Blue Album) | 1994
    295 | Daft Punk | Random Access Memories | 2013
    296 | Neil Young | Rust Never Sleeps | 1979
    297 | Peter Gabriel | So | 1986
    298 | Tom Petty | Full Moon Fever | 1989
    299 | B.B. King | Live at the Regal | 1965
    300 | Shania Twain | Come On Over | 1997
    301 | New York Dolls | New York Dolls | 1973
    302 | Neil Young | Tonight's the Night | 1975
    303 | ABBA | The Definitive Collection | 2001
    304 | Bill Withers | Just As I Am | 1971
    305 | Kiss | Alive! | 1975
    306 | Al Green | I'm Still in Love with You | 1972
    307 | Sam Cooke | Portrait of a Legend | 2003
    308 | Brian Eno | Here Come the Warm Jets | 1974
    309 | Joy Division | Closer | 1980
    310 | Wire | Pink Flag | 1977
    311 | Neil Young | On the Beach | 1974
    312 | Solange | A Seat at the Table | 2016
    313 | PJ Harvey | Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea | 2000
    314 | Aaliyah | One in a Million | 1996
    315 | Rosalía | El Mal Querer | 2018
    316 | The Who | The Who Sell Out | 1967
    317 | Billie Holiday | Lady in Satin | 1958
    318 | Janet Jackson | The Velvet Rope | 1997
    319 | The Stone Roses | The Stone Roses | 1989
    320 | X | Los Angeles | 1980
    321 | Lana Del Rey | Norman Fucking Rockwell! | 2019
    322 | Elvis Presley | From Elvis in Memphis | 1969
    323 | The Clash | Sandinista! | 1980
    324 | Coldplay | A Rush of Blood to the Head | 2002
    325 | Jerry Lee Lewis | All Killer No Filler! | 1993
    326 | Prince | Dirty Mind | 1980
    327 | The Who | Live at Leeds | 1970
    328 | Vampire Weekend | Modern Vampires of the City | 2013
    329 | DJ Shadow | Endtroducing... | 1996
    330 | The Rolling Stones | Aftermath | 1966
    331 | Madonna | Like a Prayer | 1989
    332 | Elvis Presley | Elvis Presley | 1956
    333 | Bill Withers | Still Bill | 1972
    334 | Santana | Abraxas | 1970
    335 | Bob Dylan & The Band | The Basement Tapes | 1975
    336 | Roxy Music | Avalon | 1982
    337 | Bob Dylan | John Wesley Harding | 1967
    338 | Brian Eno | Another Green World | 1975
    339 | Janet Jackson | Rhythm Nation 1814 | 1989
    340 | Snoop Doggy Dogg | Doggystyle | 1993
    341 | The Smashing Pumpkins | Siamese Dream | 1993
    342 | The Beatles | Let It Be | 1970
    343 | Sly & the Family Stone | Greatest Hits | 1970
    344 | Toots & the Maytals | Funky Kingston | 1973
    345 | Bruce Springsteen | The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle | 1973
    346 | Arctic Monkeys | AM | 2013
    347 | GZA | Liquid Swords | 1995
    348 | Gillian Welch | Time (The Revelator) | 2001
    349 | MC5 | Kick Out the Jams | 1969
    350 | Stevie Wonder | Music of My Mind | 1972
    351 | Roxy Music | For Your Pleasure | 1973
    352 | Eminem | The Slim Shady LP | 1999
    353 | The Cars | The Cars | 1978
    354 | X-Ray Spex | Germfree Adolescents | 1978
    355 | Black Sabbath | Black Sabbath | 1970
    356 | Dr. John | Gris-Gris | 1968
    357 | Tom Waits | Rain Dogs | 1985
    358 | Sonic Youth | Goo | 1990
    359 | Big Star | Radio City | 1974
    360 | Funkadelic | One Nation Under a Groove | 1978
    361 | My Chemical Romance | The Black Parade | 2006
    362 | Luther Vandross | Never Too Much | 1981
    363 | Parliament | Mothership Connection | 1975
    364 | Talking Heads | More Songs About Buildings and Foods | 1978
    365 | Madvillain | Madvillainy | 2004
    366 | Aerosmith | Rocks | 1976
    367 | Drake | If You're Reading This It's Too Late | 2015
    368 | George Harrison | All Things Must Pass | 1970
    369 | Mobb Deep | The Infamous | 1995
    370 | Lil Wayne | Tha Carter II | 2005
    371 | The Temptations | Anthology | 1973
    372 | Big Brother & The Holding Company | Cheap Thrills | 1968
    373 | Isaac Hayes | Hot Buttered Soul | 1969
    374 | Robert Johnson | King of the Delta Blues Singers | 1961
    375 | Green Day | Dookie | 1994
    376 | Neutral Milk Hotel | In the Aeroplane Over the Sea | 1998
    377 | Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Fever to Tell | 2003
    378 | Run-D.M.C. | Run-D.M.C. | 1983
    379 | Rush | Moving Pictures | 1981
    380 | Charles Mingus | Mingus Ah Um | 1959
    381 | Lynyrd Skynyrd | (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) | 1973
    382 | Tame Impala | Currents | 2015
    383 | Massive Attack | Mezzanine | 1998
    384 | The Kinks | The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society | 1969
    385 | Ramones | Rocket to Russia | 1977
    386 | J Dilla | Donuts | 2006
    387 | Radiohead | In Rainbows | 2007
    388 | Aretha Franklin | Young, Gifted and Black | 1972
    389 | Mariah Carey | The Emancipation of Mimi | 2005
    390 | Pixies | Surfer Rosa | 1988
    391 | Kelis | Kaleidoscope | 1999
    392 | Ike & Tina Turner | Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner | 1991
    393 | Taylor Swift | 1989 | 2014
    394 | Diana Ross | Diana | 1980
    395 | D'Angelo and the Vanguard | Black Messiah | 2014
    396 | Todd Rundgren | Something/Anything? | 1972
    397 | Billie Eilish | When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? | 2019
    398 | The Raincoats | The Raincoats | 1979
    399 | Brian Wilson | Smile | 2004
    400 | The Go-Go's | Beauty and the Beat | 1981
    401 | Blondie | Blondie | 1977
    402 | Fela Kuti & Africa 70 | Expensive Shit | 1975
    403 | Ghostface Killah | Supreme Clientele | 2000
    404 | Anita Baker | Rapture | 1986
    405 | Various Artists | Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era | 1972
    406 | The Magnetic Fields | 69 Love Songs | 1999
    407 | Neil Young | Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere | 1969
    408 | Motörhead | Ace of Spades | 1980
    409 | Grateful Dead | Workingman's Dead | 1970
    410 | The Beach Boys | Wild Honey | 1967
    411 | Bob Dylan | Love and Theft | 2001
    412 | Smokey Robinson | Going to a Go Go | 1965
    413 | Creedence Clearwater Revival | Cosmo's Factory | 1970
    414 | Chic | Risqué | 1979
    415 | The Meters | Looka Py Py | 1969
    416 | The Roots | Things Fall Apart | 1999
    417 | Ornette Coleman | The Shape of Jazz to Come | 1959
    418 | Dire Straits | Brothers in Arms | 1985
    419 | Eric Church | Chief | 2011
    420 | Earth, Wind & Fire | That's the Way of the World | 1975
    421 | M.I.A. | Arular | 2005
    422 | Marvin Gaye | Let's Get It On | 1973
    423 | Yo La Tengo | I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One | 1997
    424 | Beck | Odelay | 1996
    425 | Paul Simon | Paul Simon | 1972
    426 | Lucinda Williams | Lucinda Williams | 1988
    427 | Al Green | Call Me | 1973
    428 | Hüsker Dü | New Day Rising | 1985
    429 | The Four Tops | Reach Out | 1967
    430 | Elvis Costello | My Aim Is True | 1977
    431 | Los Lobos | How Will the Wolf Survive? | 1984
    432 | Usher | Confessions | 2004
    433 | LCD Soundsystem | Sound of Silver | 2007
    434 | Pavement | Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain | 1994
    435 | Pet Shop Boys | Actually | 1987
    436 | 2Pac | All Eyez on Me | 1996
    437 | Primal Scream | Screamadelica | 1991
    438 | Blur | Parklife | 1994
    439 | James Brown | Sex Machine | 1970
    440 | Loretta Lynn | Coal Miner's Daughter | 1971
    441 | Britney Spears | Blackout | 2007
    442 | The Weeknd | Beauty Behind the Madness | 2015
    443 | David Bowie | Scary Monsters | 1980
    444 | Fiona Apple | Extraordinary Machine | 2005
    445 | Yes | Close to the Edge | 1972
    446 | Alice Coltrane | Journey in Satchidananda | 1971
    447 | Bad Bunny | X 100pre | 2018
    448 | Otis Redding | Dictionary of Soul | 1966
    449 | The White Stripes | Elephant | 2003
    450 | Paul & Linda McCartney | Ram | 1971
    451 | Roberta Flack | First Take | 1969
    452 | Diana Ross & The Supremes | Anthology | 1974
    453 | Nine Inch Nails | Pretty Hate Machine | 1989
    454 | Can | Ege Bamyasi | 1972
    455 | Bo Diddley | Bo Diddley/Go Bo Diddley | 1958
    456 | Al Green | Greatest Hits | 1975
    457 | Sinéad O'Connor | I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got | 1990
    458 | Jason Isbell | Southeastern | 2013
    459 | Kid Cudi | Man on the Moon: The End of the Day | 2019
    460 | Lorde | Melodrama | 2017
    461 | Bon Iver | For Emma, Forever Ago | 2008
    462 | The Flying Burrito Brothers | The Gilded Palace of Sin | 1969
    463 | Laura Nyro | Eli and the Thirteenth Confession | 1968
    464 | The Isley Brothers | 3x3 | 1973
    465 | King Sunny Adé | The Best of the Classic Years | 2003
    466 | The Beach Boys | The Beach Boys Today! | 1965
    467 | Maxwell | BLACKsummers'night | 2009
    468 | The Rolling Stones | Some Girls | 1978
    469 | Manu Chao | Clandestino | 1998
    470 | Juvenile | 400 Degreez | 1998
    471 | Jefferson Airplane | Surrealistic Pillow | 1967
    472 | SZA | Ctrl | 2017
    473 | Daddy Yankee | Barrio Fino | 2004
    474 | Big Star | #1 Record | 1972
    475 | Sheryl Crow | Sheryl Crow | 1996
    476 | Sparks | Kimono My House | 1974
    477 | Howlin' Wolf | Moanin' in the Moonlight | 1959
    478 | The Kinks | Something Else by the Kinks | 1968
    479 | Selena | Amor Prohibido | 1994
    480 | Miranda Lambert | Weight of These Wings | 2016
    481 | Belle and Sebastian | If You're Feeling Sinister | 1996
    482 | The Pharcyde | Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde | 1992
    483 | Muddy Waters | The Anthology | 2001
    484 | Lady Gaga | Born This Way | 2011
    485 | Richard and Linda Thompson | I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight | 1974
    486 | John Mayer | Continuum | 2006
    487 | Black Flag | Damaged | 1981
    488 | The Stooges | The Stooges | 1969
    489 | Phil Spector & Various Artists | Back to Mono (1958-1969) | 1991
    490 | Linda Ronstadt | Heart Like a Wheel | 1975
    491 | Harry Styles | Fine Line | 2019
    492 | Bonnie Raitt | Nick of Time | 1989
    493 | Marvin Gaye | Here, My Dear | 1978
    494 | The Ronettes | Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes | 1964
    495 | Boyz II Men | II | 1991
    496 | Shakira | Dónde Están los Ladrones | 1998
    497 | Various Artists | The Indestructible Beat of Soweto | 1985
    498 | Suicide | Suicide | 1977
    499 | Rufus & Chaka Khan | Ask Rufus | 1977
    500 | Arcade Fire | Funeral | 2004
     
  2. Anna Acosta

    Listen to Staircase Spirits. Moderator

    I do not agree with a lot about this list but I guess that's par for the course
     
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  3. George

    Trusted Prestigious

    The original list was my favourite thread / thing on AP , looking forward to taking a closer look at the updated list.
     
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  4. JM95

    Trusted Supporter

    Obviously the rankings are daft but this is a great way to get into so many classic albums.

    I can't argue with number one either. Fantastic record.
     
  5. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I fondly remember that thread as well!
     
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  6. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Woah boy
     
  7. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    If anyone can find a text list so that I don't have to scroll, that'd be great! Here's the top 50 from reddit:

    1 Marvin Gaye, 'What's Going On'
    2 The Beach Boys, 'Pet Sounds'
    3 Joni Mitchell, 'Blue'
    4 Stevie Wonder, 'Songs in the Key of Life'
    5 The Beatles, 'Abbey Road'
    6 Nirvana, 'Nevermind'
    7 Fleetwood Mac, 'Rumours'
    8 Prince and the Revolution, 'Purple Rain'
    9 Bob Dylan, 'Blood on the Tracks'
    10 Lauryn Hill, 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'
    11 The Beatles, 'Revolver'
    12 Michael Jackson, 'Thriller'
    13 Aretha Franklin, 'I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You'
    14 The Rolling Stones, 'Exile on Main Street'
    15 Public Enemy, 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back'
    16 The Clash, 'London Calling'
    17 Kanye West, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'
    18 Bob Dylan, 'Highway 61 Revisited'
    19 Kendrick Lamar, 'To Pimp a Butterfly'
    20 Radiohead, 'Kid A'
    21 Bruce Springsteen, 'Born to Run'
    22 The Notorious B.I.G., 'Ready to Die'
    23 The Velvet Underground, 'The Velvet Underground and Nico'
    24 The Beatles, 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band'
    25 Carole King, 'Tapestry'
    26 Patti Smith, 'Horses'
    27 Wu-Tang Clan, 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)'
    28 D’Angelo, 'Voodoo'
    29 The Beatles, 'White Album'
    30 Jimi Hendrix, 'Are You Experienced?'
    31 Miles Davis, 'Kind of Blue'
    32 Beyoncé, 'Lemonade'
    33 Amy Winehouse, 'Back to Black'
    34 Stevie Wonder, 'Innervisions'
    35 The Beatles, 'Rubber Soul'
    36 Michael Jackson, 'Off the Wall'
    37 Dr. Dre, 'The Chronic'
    38 Bob Dylan, 'Blonde on Blonde'
    39 Talking Heads, 'Remain in Light'
    40 David Bowie, 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...'
    41 The Rolling Stones, 'Let It Bleed'
    42 Radiohead, 'OK Computer'
    43 A Tribe Called Quest, 'The Low End Theory'
    44 Nas, 'Illmatic'
    45 Prince, 'Sign O' the Times'
    46 Paul Simon, 'Graceland'
    47 Ramones, 'Ramones'
    48 Bob Marley and the Wailers, 'Legend'
    49 OutKast, 'Aquemini'
    50 Jay-Z, 'The Blueprint
     
  8. Aregala

    Blistering Guitar Lead

    here's one: Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020 edition) - Acclaimed Music Forums
     
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  9. OhTheWater

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    Astral Weeks dropping from 19 to 60 sucks!
     
  10. OhTheWater

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    There are some ridiculous takes on there that will be pretty embarrassing in 5-10 years lol
     
  11. OhTheWater

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    At least it was TPAB in the top spot, not GKMC (which should not be on the list!!!). DAMN being on there is silly too, especially how high it is
     
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  12. Anna Acosta

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    This is gonna sound weird coming from someone with "Let It Be" tattooed on the back of her neck but I think the top 50 is too Beatles-loaded.

    I also have a lot of other zesty takes about this list, but this might be my spiciest.
     
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  13. Aregala

    Blistering Guitar Lead

    no albums from Brazil and less than a dozen jazz albums

    lol
     
  14. OhTheWater

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    D'angelo and Lemonade being that high is...weird. I'm obviously going to be more critical of the newer additions because the standards are pretty boring to argue about. Those two shocked me. Plus Golden Hour being on there at all.

    Should clarify that I like all of those albums, just a crazy ranking!
     
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  15. Anna Acosta

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    yeah, that too - pretty shitty (not surprising, but shitty and weird) that entire genres get consistently paid dust on a list that claims to encompass all of recorded music
     
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  16. Elder Lightning

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    But DAMN is better than TPAB.
     
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  17. OhTheWater

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    Weezy being on there twice is fun. TC2 is a bad choice. Are there any mixtapes on there? I didn't look super closely, but Drought is the right choice.
     
  18. OhTheWater

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    It is not, but I appreciate the spicy take.
     
  19. Anna Acosta

    Listen to Staircase Spirits. Moderator

    I'd also love to know why they included greatest hits records.
     
  20. OhTheWater

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    Put some god damn respect on Kate Bush's name and bump her into the top 50 at least! (she deserves top 10!)
     
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  21. Elder Lightning

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    You'll come around some day.
     
  22. OhTheWater

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    Haha, I've listened to it maybe 5 times overall so I don't believe I will.
     
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  23. OhTheWater

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    Wow only one Bonny Bear album, and super low on the list. Weird!
     
  24. OhTheWater

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    I ctrl + f'ed "201" to see the recent additions.

    Blonde will never not be overrated.
    Take Care being that high is insane.
    Random Access Memories, forreal?
    Normal Fucking Rockwell, barf.
    IF YOURE READING THIS... IS ON THERE??????????? ABOVE THE INFAMOUS?????
    Billie Eilish, lol
    Of all the Weeknd tapes, that one? Weird pick
    Kid Cudi's 2019 album?
    Harry Style's 2019 album?
     
  25. Anna Acosta

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    That last one being on there grinds my gears more than I can actually say (and I say that as someone who likes Harry Styles)
     
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