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Rolling Stone names Kid A the best album of the decade


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wow, thats the most hilariously uncreative choice of token rap albums of all time.

 

"hey guys put some rap records in there to make it look more fair and balanced"

"I don't know any rappers. name some and I'll copy and past an album from their discography on wikipedia"

"um...eminem, jay-z, outkast and kanye west"

"thats just four!"

"well, just put everything they released this decade into the top50 then"

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To be fair Herr Fish, College Dropout and the Blueprint are almost always considered the two most important rap albums of the 2000s by any publication. Not to say there aren't better ones but those are probably the most culturally relevant, as apposed to Madvillainy or something

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why does HTTT always get like really far up or not even listed on these "best of" lists?

 

 

i find myself listening to HTTT the most out of all their albums recently.

 

 

 

oh and thank christ viva la vida didnt get into the top 50 or even top 75.

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wow, thats the most hilariously uncreative choice of token rap albums of all time.

 

"hey guys put some rap records in there to make it look more fair and balanced"

"I don't know any rappers. name some and I'll copy and past an album from their discography on wikipedia"

"um...eminem, jay-z, outkast and kanye west"

"thats just four!"

"well, just put everything they released this decade into the top50 then"

 

every fucking list, i swear to god.

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God damnit.

 

 

EVERY Kanye album? Fucking stupid.

 

 

Yeah. I mean College Dropout is great and Late Registration is pretty decent but his last two do not belong at all. Neither do most of the albums on that list, but I'm just saying, for the travesty that is Rolling Stone lists, they included a surprising amount of good albums near the top.

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RS is basically shit, but what I thought was cool about their list is that they involved a bunch of musicians and industry people (producers and what not) in the process. This is the full list of participants:

 

Each voter was asked to list his or her 25 favorite albums and songs of the past decade, in order of importance. Ballots were tabulated and weighted according to a methodology developed by the accounting firm of Ernst & Young, under the supervision of the editors of Rolling Stone.

 

?uestlove The Roots

 

Pelle Almqvist The Hives

 

Jeff Ament Pearl Jam

 

Nicholaus Arson The Hives

 

Devendra Banhart

 

Kevin Barnes Of Montreal

 

Rostam Batmanglij Vampire Weekend

 

Guy Berryman Coldplay

 

Mark Binelli Contributing editor, Rolling Stone

 

Mary J. Blige

 

Nathan Brackett Deputy managing editor, Rolling Stone

 

Laurent Brancowitz Phoenix

 

Isaac Brock Modest Mouse

 

David Browne Contributing editor, Rolling Stone

 

Jonny Buckland Coldplay

 

Solomon Burke

 

Cliff Burnstein Q Prime Management

 

Patrick Carney The Black Keys

 

Will Champion Coldplay

 

Brian Chase Yeah Yeah Yeahs

 

Robert Christgau Journalist

 

Jarvis Cocker

 

Wayne Coyne The Flaming Lips

 

Cameron Crowe

 

Will Dana Managing editor, Rolling Stone

 

Britt Daniel Spoon

 

Anthony DeCurtis Contributing editor, Rolling Stone

 

Dion DiMucci

 

Jon Dolan Journalist

 

Jenny Eliscu Contributing editor, Rolling Stone

 

Missy Elliott

 

Michael Endelman Senior editor, Rolling Stone

 

Jason Fine Executive editor, Rolling Stone

 

Bill Flanagan MTV Networks

 

Caleb Followill Kings of Leon

 

Jared Followill Kings of Leon

 

Matthew Followill Kings of Leon

 

Nathan Followill Kings of Leon

 

Nicole Frehs

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The absence of The Moon and Antartica or any Animal Collective is blatantly suspicious. And yet they make sure to include every album U2, springsteen, dylan, and the kings of leon(???) made this decade. Also i was surprised about some of the ordering of the list, it seems mostly arbitrary.

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who cares what a magizine says about anything. it's just whatever brings in the fans brings in the cash. RS is a pile of pretentious bullshit, along with all the rest.

 

i can say Kid A is the best/worst album i'v ever heard, but nothing thatt i or anyone else says can negate from it's sound. the music will not change based on what anyone says about it, it still going to sound the same if a society of people thinks it sucks or is the best thing created.

 

my point is top lists are for wankers.

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there were some places that surprised me but I just can't take Rolling stone too seriously, just look at the U2 albums, and all of the albums tha made a better position instead of HTTT, Viva la vida? COME ON, I was glad that Wolfgang made a good position, that CD is GOLD.

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