I borrowed a book yesterday from a friend at work titled 100 Greatest Albums put out by VH1 and edited by Jacob Hoye.
I have a bone to pick with the people that came up with this list.
First, the Nirvana album Nevermind is #2 on the list. What the hell?!? I mean, it's a decent album I guess. Not really my favorite Nirvana album and I understand the impact it had on the music industry but the #2 Greatest Album of All Time? I beg to differ.
According to this list Nevermind is a better album than The Beach Boys Pet Sounds and The Beatles Rubber Soul, Sgt Pepper, AND The White Album. And it is a better album than U2's The Joshua Tree?!? Hardly!
And while I am on the subject of The Joshua Tree, according to this list, the Joni Mitchell album Blue is a better album than it? I don't hardly think so!!!
The people that put this list together are on crack!
Here is a list of the Top 21 of their list for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure if you are as irritated about it as I am):
- The Beatles - Revolver
- Nirvana - Nevermind
- Beach Boys - Petsounds
- Marvin Gaye - Whats Going On
- Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
- The Beatles - Rubber Soul
- Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
- The Beatles - Abbey Road
- Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
- The Beatles - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
- The Beatles - The White Album
- The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
- The Who - Whos Next
- Joni Mitchell - Blue
- U2 - The Joshua Tree
- Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
- The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bullocks really can't believe this one made the cut either
- Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain
- The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
- Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions
- Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions