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post #31 of 50
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petescolari: You may be right about Orbison. I don't know. I do know he's on the other list of 500 greatest songs. In the actual magazine article I have at home, there is an index which makes any particular artist/song easier to find. I'm pretty sure the Beatles ended up with the most songs in the 500. More good stuff in the next 100: 301. John Wesley Harding, Bob Dylan 307. Avalon, Roxy Music (yet another I like more than Pet Sounds) 313. Damn the Torpedoes, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 314. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground 319. Burnin', Bob Marley and the Wailers 320. Pink Moon, Nick Drake 321. Sail Away, Randy Newman 325. Slowhand, Eric Clapton 326. Disintegration, The Cure 327. Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette 328. Exile in Guyville, Liz Phair 331. Tonight's the Night, Neil Young 332. Help., The Beatles 339. The Heart of Saturday Night, Tom Waits 350. Rust Never Sleeps, Neil Young and Crazy Horse 351. Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits 352. 52nd Street, Billy Joel 353. Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds, The Yardbirds 354. 12 Songs, Randy Newman 355. Between the Buttons, The Rolling Stones 356. Sketches of Spain, Miles Davis 360. Siamese Dream, The Smashing Pumpkins 362. L.A. Woman, The Doors 366. Mott, Mott the Hoople 385. Pretzel Logic, Steely Dan 393. Good Old Boys, Randy Newman
post #32 of 50
356. Sketches of Spain, Miles Davis One of my favorites. That and Miles Davis - Jack Johnson. "I'm Jack Johnson...Heavyweight champion of the world."
post #33 of 50
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petescolari: If you like Sketches, then you MUST like Kind of Blue. I think it is another album which should have been higher, yet I realize the main focus for this is rock, not jazz.
post #34 of 50
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And, to finish, some I'd like to note in the last 100: 404. Sandinista., The Clash 407. Strange Days, The Doors 416. Mule Variations, Tom Waits 454. Getz/Gilberto, Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim 470. Document, R.E.M. (Should have been higher) 473. A Rush of Blood to the Head, Coldplay 487. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, The Smashing Pumpkins I didn't notice Bad Company's self-titled debut. Should definitely have made the list. Maybe I just missed it.
post #35 of 50
Definitely. Just like to fall asleep to Sketches of Spain though. Puts me out every time, and has since college.
post #36 of 50
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Here's yet another reason I don't care for Sinatra (note the strip from '85): http://www.doonesbury.com/strip/dail...lashbacks.html
post #37 of 50
454. Getz/Gilberto, Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim PHENOMENAL album. koji
post #38 of 50
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koji: Yes, Getz was a great one.
post #39 of 50
Nice to see another Getz fan. koji
post #40 of 50
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koji: Not only do I have Getz's music which was Latin influenced, I also have some of his straight ahead jazz stuff. He was great in all areas of jazz/blues. Many people don't realize he started with a more contemporary North American-based jazz before he met the Jobims and Gilbertos of the Southern hemisphere.
post #41 of 50
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454. Getz/Gilberto, Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim PHENOMENAL album. koji
it belongs in the top 10. i don't understand this 'top 500'. someone who appreciates joao gilberto would not put him at #454. #454 is an insult. it's a spit in the face. they should either put him near the top where he belongs, or admit that the list is about rock n' roll, and leave him off the list entirely. where is carlitos gardel? agustin lara? salli terri? edith piaf? marlene? "top 500 albums that white baby boomers from nebraska think is the greatest music of all time" should be the name of the list. i'm aware i'm being peevish, but geeeez.
post #42 of 50
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"i'm aware i'm being peevish, but geeeez." Yes. And, your taste obviously differs from many others. I love Getz too but realize he's not rock and that is the focus of the list. Having said that, I'm not so sure I'd put this album among my top ten of jazz either. some of Miles' stuff would go higher. Just remember this is not the matadorpoeta top 500 nor is it the bachbeet top 500 (which would no doubt contain rock, jazz, and classical). Speaking of Miles, did anyone see Bitches Brew in the top 500? I would think it should be there. And also, In a Silent Way.
post #43 of 50
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I love Getz too but realize he's not rock and that is the focus of the list.
that's my point. it is a rock list yet they don't state that in the title. by including the getz/gilbertos and robert johnsons, they imply that these are actually the top 500 albums without regard to genre. that's why it's a stupid list. okay, i'll be more diplomatic. they should have called it "top 500 albums for rockers."
post #44 of 50
Let me take a wild guess and predict that To the Extreme is nowhere to be found on this list, and would continue to be so, even if it were expanded to 500 quadrillion. koji
post #45 of 50
I've always enjoyed Dylan's Blood on the Tracks. I still think it is his best release, Blonde on Blonde be damned. About half of the albumm was cut in late December 74 in Minneapolis after Dylan decided the NYC takes he'd cut in September weren't right. I just finished a book written about recording this album, which offers some interesting insights: "A Simple Twist of Fate: Bob Dylan and the Making of Blood on the Tracks". If you enjoy Dylan, it's worth a read. http://www.amazon.com/exec....5367216
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