Friday, March 09, 2007

This list is definately not hunky dory

The National Association of Record Manufacturers and the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame have teamed up to release a "Definitive 200" list. This is a list that includes the 200 essential albums that every music fan should own.

I judge album lists like this on what David Bowie albums they have. If they only have The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, it is a typical list. If they have that and Hunky Dory, it is a brilliant list. If they have Low, I say the list is too wacky to be taken seriously.

This list falls in the first category. But the problem is that this list has Ziggy Stardust at NUMBER 171. 171!!!!! According to this list, albums such as Avril Lavigne's Let Go, Boyz II Men's Cooleyhighharmony, the Footloose Soundtrack, Kenny G's Breathless and Usher's Confessions are all more "essential" than anything Bowie has done.

Judge the list for yourself.
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/story/503100p-424336c.html

The wackiest part of the list that shows just how irrelevant it is, it has TWO Def Leppard albums on it. TWO. Even worse, these two are in the top 90. The TOP 90!!! And to go even further they list Pyromania (the better album of the two) at #86 while Hysteria (which may have had more hits but was too artificial and cold) is at #36.

Top 5 Def Leppard songs
1. Rock Of Ages
2. Animal
3. Photograph
4. Pour Some Sugar On Me
5. Bringin' On The Heartbreak

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2 Comments:

Anonymous 7 said...

you are an old man

avril kicks bowies ass literally and artistically

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you need spellcheck. Definitely is spelled incorrectly.

3:49 PM  

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