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10% of 500

Following in the footsteps of redrover1980 and automatedalice_...Huh. Whaddya know - I actually own about 10% of the albums listed in RollingStone's Top-500 List...

These are the ones I have:

08. London Calling, The Clash
15. Are You Experienced?, The Jimi Hendrix Experience
20. Thriller, Michael Jackson (a present from my first boyfriend...awww)
26. The Joshua Tree, U2
35. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, David Bowie
41. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, The Sex Pistols
43. The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd
57. Beggars Banquet, The Rolling Stones (the very first album I ever bought!)
62. Achtung Baby, U2
77. The Clash, The Clash
107. Hunky Dory, David Bowie
125. Raw Power, The Stooges
139. All That You Can't Leave Behind, U2
155. Pretenders, The Pretenders
157. Closer, Joy Division
172. Every Picture Tells a Story, Rod Stewart
185. The Stooges, The Stooges
194. Transformer, Lou Reed
205. Abraxas, Santana
216. The Queen Is Dead, The Smiths
230. A Night at the Opera, Queen
249. Low, David Bowie
277. Aladdin Sane, David Bowie
278. The Immaculate Collection, Madonna
295. Meat Is Murder, The Smiths
307. Avalon, Roxy Music (another of my first boyfriend's presents)
322. Ghost in the Machine, The Police
323. Station to Station, David Bowie
326. Disintegration, The Cure
342. Violator, Depeche Mode
344. Berlin, Lou Reed
345. Stop Making Sense, Talking Heads
351. Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits (first boyfriend, again)
361. Substance, New Order
363. Ray of Light, Madonna (quite frankly, her best album ever)
365. Louder Than Bombs, The Smiths
369. Reggatta de Blanc, The Police
373. Post, Björk
376. (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, Oasis
404. Sandinista!, The Clash
406. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, Sinead O' Connor
412. Mezzanine, Massive Attack (but I actually prefer 'Protection'...)
419. Dummy, Portishead
425. Changesone, David Bowie
434. Outlandos D'Amour, The Police
435. To Bring You My Love, PJ Harvey (given to me by my flatmate in Leicester, who was an absolute fan and wanted me to convert to her way of thinking. Never really happened)
445. Rum, Sodomy and the Lash, The Pogues
452. Music, Madonna
455. Synchronicity, The Police
471. Heaven Up Here, Echo and the Bunnymen (I was given this album when it first came out by an almost-boyfriend, who sadly crashed on his motorbike shortly afterwards. He had a better idea of my musical tastes than the boyfriend that came after -- see #20)
481. The Smiths, The Smiths
482. Armed Forces, Elvis Costello and the Attractions
491. All the Young Dudes, Mott the Hoople ("Hey, dude! I wanna hear you!")


It will be clear, from this list, that my main musical tastes were developed in the late 70s/early 80s, and that rap is abhorrent to me.
There's quite a bit of Bowie: he was my first love. There's quite a bit of punk rock -- it swept me off my feet and filled me with an enthusiasm never equalled since. There's a lot of The Smiths, and I have all The Police albums, for which I make no apologies.

But why did RollingStone neglect to number such a brilliant album as The Cowboy Junkies' The Trinity Sessions, or David Sylvian's 1985 masterpiece Brilliant Trees among the Top-500? For that matter, why aren't Don McLean's American Pie, J.J. Cale's Troubadour or Frank Sinatra's Live At Madison Square Gardens 1974 listed? Or Everything But The Girl's Eden? Paul Weller's Wild Wood? The Stone Roses' The Second Coming?

I guess I'll just have to compile my own Top-500...

Comments

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gamiila
Dec. 7th, 2003 04:20 am (UTC)
::displays huge grin in return::
bogwitch
Dec. 5th, 2003 10:41 am (UTC)
I only had 28, and you have most of them I think. Bob had 51, so the household total is respectable.
gamiila
Dec. 7th, 2003 04:09 am (UTC)
I only had 28, but you had most of them I think

Nonono! I only had what is it...erm...53 out of 500! A little less than 'most', I think.
Still, not very happy about that. Apparently, I'm far more mainstream than I supposed.
bogwitch
Dec. 7th, 2003 04:11 am (UTC)
I meant that my 28 were in your your list too.
gamiila
Dec. 7th, 2003 04:18 am (UTC)
Oh right, sorry -- not quite awake yet (even if it's past noon)...How are you, good?
bogwitch
Dec. 7th, 2003 04:30 am (UTC)
Not bad, housework can't be ignored any longer though.

Been doing some typing up and more research. Think I'm at the starting my first draft of chapter one stage (if I can stop starting new things that is!).
gamiila
Dec. 7th, 2003 04:57 am (UTC)
Great!
tiashome
Dec. 6th, 2003 06:40 pm (UTC)
Top 100
I own about half the CDs on your list -- the Clash, the Police, U2, the Cure, Depeche Mode being the prime suspects. I only have one Bowie album though, a greatest hits collection. Do you have a link to the Top 100 list? I wonder if any of the Bobby Brown, Backstreet Boys, or Duran Duran CDs I have made it ;-)
gamiila
Dec. 7th, 2003 04:17 am (UTC)
Re: Top 100
As to the link: as I'm not at my own computer, I can't get at that now, but if you want to check out the whole list, you could just google it...Off the top of my head, I don't believe there's any Bobby Brown, Backstreet Boys (really?) or Duran Duran made it to the Top-500, let alone the Top-100. Sorry!
tiashome
Dec. 7th, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Top 100
As to the link: as I'm not at my own computer, I can't get at that now, but if you want to check out the whole list, you could just google it...
No problem -- bogwitch kindly provided the link in a comment below.

Off the top of my head, I don't believe there's any Bobby Brown, Backstreet Boys (really?) or Duran Duran made it to the Top-500, let alone the Top-100. Sorry!
They're all guilty pleasures of mine ;-) The list is really thin on 80s and 90s pop, new wave, and R&B in general, but I still own 24 out of the top 100 (primarily due to my love of the Beatles).
bogwitch
Dec. 7th, 2003 04:33 am (UTC)
Re: Top 100
Sorry to barge in, but the link is here:

http://www.rhino.com/rs500/index.lasso
tiashome
Dec. 7th, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Top 100
Thanks for the link!
gamiila
Dec. 8th, 2003 03:40 am (UTC)
Re: Top 100
That's alright, barge right on in! I don't mind.
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