Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame's "Definitive 200"

"The Definitive 200 is a list of 200 ranked albums that every music lover should own...celebrating classic recordings by favorite iconic and contemporary artists." [The Definitive 200]

1. BEATLES - SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND 1967 Rock
2. PINK FLOYD - DARK SIDE OF THE MOON 1973 Rock
3. MICHAEL JACKSON - THRILLER 1982 Pop
4. LED ZEPPELIN - LED ZEPPELIN IV 1971 Rock
5. U2 - JOSHUA TREE 1987 Rock
6. ROLLING STONES - EXILE ON MAIN STREET 1972 Rock
7. CAROLE KING - TAPESTRY 1971 Adult Contemporary
8. BOB DYLAN - HIGHWAY '61 REVISITED 1965 Rock
9. BEACH BOYS - PET SOUNDS 1966 Rock
10. NIRVANA - NEVERMIND 1996 Rock
11. PEARL JAM - TEN 1991 Rock
12. BEATLES - ABBEY ROAD 1969 Rock
13. SANTANA - SUPERNATURAL 1999 Rock
14. METALLICA - METALLICA 1991 Rock
15. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - BORN TO RUN 1984 Rock
16. PRINCE - PURPLE RAIN 1984 Pop
17. AC/DC - BACK IN BLACK 1980 Rock
18. ROLLING STONES - LET IT BLEED 1969 Rock
19. DOORS - DOORS 1967 Rock
20. GRATEFUL DEAD - AMERICAN BEAUTY 1970 Rock
21. SHANIA TWAIN - COME ON OVER 1997 Country
22. THE WHO - WHO'S NEXT 1971 Rock
23. STEVIE WONDER - SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE 1976 R&B
24. FLEETWOOD MAC - RUMOURS 1977 Pop
25. PINK FLOYD - THE WALL 1979 Rock

Radiohead's OK Computer, arguably the best album of the 90's, comes in at #111, further down the line than Dave Matthews Band's Crash (#48), 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin' (#57), Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory (#84), Creed's Human Clay (#95), and the Soundtrack to Dirty Dancing (#99). It is Radiohead's only entry on "the Definitive", a list which, we just discovered, isn't definitive.

8 comments:

JK said...

don't forget Kid Rock (#68) and Matchbox 20 (#91). Really, to maintain any sort of credibility they should have just stopped at 25 because the rest, I believe, was intended as a joke.

Thomas Beckett said...

I can't hear what you guys are saying because I am cranking Shania Twain COME ON OVER right now.

MAN...I FEEL LIKE WOMAN...bababowbababa...those horns are killer.

Benjamin said...

Nelly: In
The Pixies: Out

Or, for a more subtle test: I would venture to say that most Beatles fans would rank Abbey Road and/or the White Album ahead of Sgt. Pepper's, right?

Nice blog, by the bye.

Chauncey said...

There is not a single song on Metallica's "Metallica" album that is better than any song on the other Metallica albums on the list. Master of Puppets is far superior to the "Metallica" album. What a joke. And how does the Dirty Dancing soundtrack make it in this list? Unbelievable!

Anonymous said...

Metallica is the only thrash on the list! How can they get 4 entries and Megadeth, Slayer, and Testament get 0! EGH!

Justin said...

Fuckin' travesty.

Anonymous said...

needs more bob dylan and avril lavigne? you've gotta be kidding me...

Anonymous said...

Seriously, what's wrong with 50 cent? And are the pixies and radiohead really that good? I don't know how the beatles made it on the list at all. my only complaint is that they didn't include jesse McCartney. . .that guy can rock!