Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Time Magazine's Top 100 Albums

... is awful

I have a lot of criticisms, but here's the big ones:

1) Compilation Albums. You can't have comps, I'm sorry. Having a Muddy Waters 'Best Of' shouldn't count. Albums should be a cohesive work. Greatest hits albums are mixtapes. Not the same.

2) The 2000s. There are 9 albums that are under the 2000 category and four of the artists are Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke and Muddy Waters. I know these things tend to be skewed towards the 60s and 70s (not that I necessarily disagree) but only 5 real albums from the past 6 years? For shame.

3) The 90s is even worse. No Pearl Jam, no Sublime, no Rage Against the Machine and no Green Day. Did I live through the same 90s as everyone else did?

4) Bands not on the list include:

Pink Floyd (no Dark Side of the Moon or The Wall)
Guns n Roses (no Appetite for Destruction)
Pearl Jam (no Ten)
Rage Against the Machine
The Smashing Pumpkins (no Siamese Dream or Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)
Green Day (no American Idiot or Dookie)
The Doors
The Kinks
George Harrison solo (no All Things Must Pass)
Paul McCartney solo (no Band on the Run)
The White Stripes (no White Blood Cells or Elephant)
Van Halen
The Cure
Billy Joel
Grateful Dead
Sonic Youth
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Allman Brothers
The Police
Depeche Mode
Buddy Holly
Elvis Costello
The Pixies
No Doubt

feel free to add any that I missed in the comments.

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