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Thursday, July 27, 2006

The 50 Albums That Changed Music

I came across this article from my Yahoo Weekly Picks... The Fifty Albums That Changed Music. I have a few opinions about this list, but won't throw them out there yet. Tell me what you think!

8 comments:

Ken said...

I understand what they are trying to get at, but I can honestly say I don't really get how they can say the Spice Girls influenced music.

This actually reads something like Lee Abram's (he run's XM Radio) blog. His blog is leeabrams.blogspot.com.

BarBarA (aka Layla) said...

Hmmmmm....I would have to agree with Ken. I think this list should be called "50 Albums That Influenced Music" but I don't think it changed it and I do think that even if Bowie had NOT heard Velvet Underground he still would have emerged on his own.

I love it when you find cool stuff like this!!!

Nik said...

I disagree with a lot of the choices they put on their list. But here's my biggest gripe about this list: listing the Spice Girl's higher than Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix?? The minute I saw that I went no further down the list. There's no way you can trust people who would rank it like that. WOW!!! In the same sense though, people all different opinions on this type of stuff. It was great seeing Bowie listed though. I'll give them some credit for that, but no way the Spice Girl's belong on this last at all.

Fred said...

Is it sad to say that I've never heard of many of them in the top 10?

And, whey aren't The Beatles or Elvis on top?

An80sNut said...

The list is actually pretty idiotic and I get violently ill thinking that the Spice Girls were ranked above The Ramones and the much revered Nirvana. I'd like to hear one group other than Pussycat Dolls that were inspired by that. I also don't believe that direct inspiration denotes a legendary recording. You don't see a Journey or Styx album listed but they helped usher in the "power ballad."

LoraLoo said...

How did I know everyone would feel exactly as I did about the Spice Girls even being on any sort of list like this. It ruined the whole deal. I think they got a lot of the order wrong with the others (i.e. The Who and Black Sabbath as far down?) But they messed up with Mary J. Blige, noting without her there wouldn't be a TLC... TLC released their first album the same year she had her first billboard charted song. TLC's first single actually went higher on the charts than hers. Another chip off the respect for this list, not getting the facts!

Otto said...

The "problem" with these lists is they're purely subjective and, in most cases, only compiled to spark a lively chat over a cup of coffee or pint of beer.

I understand why the Spice Girls were included here and really don't have an opinion one way or the other. I was less hung up on that than I was a few other selections.

Personally, I would've put Pet Sounds higher. And I would've listed Sgt. Pepper's at #1, but that's just me.

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