If you are excluded from the paywall, know that things are happening behind Rolling Stone’s digital facade. For starters, the outlet released its new “500 Greatest Albums” list on September 22, 2020. While it still includes an album of Bob Marley’s biggest hits, fans of the Beatles and other classic bands may notice the changes more large.
This is one way to look at the latest version of the gigantic feat that Rolling Stone first attempted in 2003. The title could also be something like “Rolling Stone discovers rap”. After only one hip-hop artist claimed a top 50 record in ’03, nine albums went around the world in ’20.
Undoubtedly, the choices of the 300 musicians, critics, producers and people of the industry who voted in the poll will ruffle the feathers of many Rolling Stone readers. (That Kanye album is better than Led Zeppelin IV? From station to station arrives before Paid in full? OK!)
But a particularly noteworthy change occurred at the top. Sgt. Pepper̵
Sgt. Pepper ‘dropped from number 1 to 24 in the new poll
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Somehow, the revaluation of Sgt. Pepe it wasn’t a surprise. During the 50th anniversary of the record in 2017, Twitter users got a perceived peck pepper defects with merciless abandonment. John Lennon probably understood where these rumors came from.
Looking back at the production of the Fab Four in 1972, Lennon said he wanted a lot more The white album (1968) compared to Sgt. Pepe. “The pepper the myth is bigger, but the music on White album it’s far superior, “he told the 1972 authors Apple to the Core.
Well, maybe the pepper the myth is no longer so great. In the new Rolling Stone poll, the album dropped from # 1 to # 24. This puts him at the base of The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to die (1994), Exile on Main Street (1972) and 21 more records.
As for Lennon’s choice for best Beatles album, his taste hasn’t caught on among respondents for the new list. street of the abbey (1969), the Fab Four’s final statement, was a Beatles record that gained ground.
“Abbey Road” advanced as “Revolver” and other revered Beatles albums dropped out of the top 10
To examine, the Beatles claimed four of the top 10 spots in the ’03 Rolling Stone poll. After pepper first, Revolver (1966) was at no. 3, followed by Rubber core (1965) under no. 5 and The white album at no. 10. All four of these records were dropped from the top 10 in the 1920s.
Revolver (No. 11) is the only one of the four that hung nearby. The white album fell to 29th place, while Rubber core fell to no. 35. street of the abbey he climbed the list, however, to number 5, from 14th place in ’03. That was another album Lennon wasn’t crazy about.
“I liked the A side,” Lennon told Rolling Stone in 1971. “I’ve never liked that kind of pop opera on the other side. I think it’s garbage. “Yet outside the medley, street of the abbey it was a showcase for two of George Harrison’s most beloved songs. And in the streaming era, one of them has reached more ears than any other Beatles track. Times change, they say.