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Rolling Stone issue new '500 Greatest Albums of All Time' list

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:04 PM PT
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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone has compiled what they're calling a new "definitive ranking" of the '500 Greatest Albums of All Time'.

The results were based on submissions from hundreds of artists, journalists, and music industry members, including Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

According to Rolling Stone, the voting system worked as follows: "Voters were asked to submit ranked ballots listing their 50 favorite albums of all time. Votes were tabulated, with the highest-ranked album on each list receiving 300 points, the second highest 290 points, and so on down to 44 points for number 50. More than 3,000 albums received at least one vote."

Lambgoat browsed the entire list and extracted a subset that we feel is relevant to many of our readers (listed with ranking, band, album):

487. Black Flag - 'Damaged'

453. Nine Inch Nails - 'Pretty Hate Machine'

408. Motörhead - 'Ace of Spades'

390. Pixies - 'Surfer Rosa'

385. Ramones - 'Rocket to Russia'

379. Rush - 'Moving Pictures'

375. Green Day - 'Dookie'

361. My Chemical Romance - 'The Black Parade'

358. Sonic Youth - 'Goo'

355. Black Sabbath - 'Black Sabbath'

341. The Smashing Pumpkins - 'Siamese Dream'

294. Weezer - 'Weezer (The Blue Album)'

279. Nirvana - 'MTV Unplugged in New York'

267. Minutemen - 'Double Nickels on the Dime'

261. Beastie Boys - 'Check Your Head'

250. Buzzcocks - 'Singles Going Steady'

248. Green Day - 'American Idiot'

235. Metallica - 'Metallica (The Black Album)'

234. Black Sabbath - 'Master of Reality'

221. Rage Against the Machine - 'Rage Against the Machine'

192. Beastie Boys - 'Licensed to Ill'

186. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik'

173. Nirvana - 'In Utero'

171. Sonic Youth - 'Daydream Nation'

160. Pearl Jam - 'Ten'

141. Pixies - 'Doolittle'

139. Black Sabbath - 'Paranoid'

125. Beastie Boys - 'Paul's Boutique'

122. Nine Inch Nails - 'The Downward Spiral'

116. The Cure - 'Disintegration'

97. Metallica - 'Master of Puppets'

84. AC/DC - 'Back in Black'

80. Sex Pistols - 'Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols'

73. My Bloody Valentine - 'Loveless'

62. Guns N' Roses - 'Appetite for Destruction'

47. Ramones - 'Ramones'

6. Nirvana - 'Nevermind'






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