Rolling Stone - 40 Most Groundbreaking Albums of All Time

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Rolling Stone - 40 Most Groundbreaking Albums of All Time

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:06 pm

That's right, friends! Everybody's favorite low-hanging fruit, Rolling Stone (US), has put out another useless list! The 40 Most """""""Groundbreaking""""""" Albums of All-Time! The albums are listed in chronological order, not ranked. This is eligible, correct, Henrik?

Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads (1940)
Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours (1955)
Ornette Coleman - Something Else!!!! (1958)
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (1959)
Babatunde Olatunji - Drums of Passion (1960)
Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
James Brown and the Famous Flames - Live at the Apollo (1963)
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
The Beatles - Rubber Soul (1965)
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
Perrey and Kingsley - The In Sounds from Way Out! (1966)
The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
Loretta Lyn - Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind) (1967)
The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo (1968)
Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969)
King Crimson - n the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
The Watts Prophets - Black Voices: On the Streets in Watts (1969)
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
The Allman Brothers Band - Idlewild South (1970)
Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
Various Artists - The Harder They Come (1973)
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
The Ramones - The Ramones (1976)
Throbbing Gristle - The Second Annual Report (1977)
Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Music (1983)*
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C (1984)
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
Various Artists - Artificial Intelligence (1992)*
Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
Mary J. Blige - What's the 411? (1992)
Radiohead - In Rainbows (2007)
Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak (2008)

*These are compilations that are probably not eligible for AM
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Re: Rolling Stone - 40 Most Groundbreaking Albums of All Tim

Postby Nick » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:30 pm

To be fair to Rolling Stone, there is a lot they got right here.

Rolling Stone are, in my mind, a really good guide for music from the 1950's, 60's, and 70's.

You should ignore most of the things they say about the decades after that though.

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Re: Rolling Stone - 40 Most Groundbreaking Albums of All Tim

Postby Henrik » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:42 pm

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