Wednesday, April 28, 2010

SPIN's 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years

Hmmm...Interesting.  To celebrate 25 years of the mag, SPIN took a stab at ranking the 125 best albums of the past 25 years.  Take a peak here.  Any thoughts?


Hunter said...

This list is extremely top heavy. And Tupac didn't make the list? (may have just missed him, but I don't think so.)

Albums that should have made it:
1) 2Pac - All Eyez on Me
2) Bone Thugz - E 1999 Eternal
3) Bright Eyes - I'm wide awake it's morning
4) My Morninig Jacket - It still moves
5) Zero 7 - Simple Things

Of course it is Spin, whatever.

Trey said...

So D'Angelo - Voodoo, and Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen, are better than the last 9 albums released by the Red Hot Chili Peppers?

Way too many omissions, and then some listings that were just plain offensive. (like putting Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 5 spots ahead of Pearl Jam - Ten)

But hey, Spin accomplished their goal, as I just spent the last 30 minutes looking at their website. Guess I'm the sucker.

Hunter said...

Also Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's "I See a Darkness" should have made the top 15 in my opinion.

Gray said...

Neutral Milk Hotel-In The Aeroplane Over The Sea--- No where to be found???? Did I overlook it?

Unreal, it is one of the best records EVER. Don't give Outkast (Who I Love) three slots on the list and disrespect NMH. That sickens me.

I was pleasantly surprised to see "(What's The Story) Morning Glory" so high up.That is an underrated and perfect record.

I agree w/ Trey. IMO, Blood Sugar Sex Magik is top 50 EASY

SHL said...

I own zero U2 albums. Am I missing something or is it just a popular pick? where should I look for quality U2?

SHL said...

Also, very much agree with Neutral Milk Hotel...should be on there.

Gray said...

IMO, YES. U2 is fantastic. They posses that elusive "it" factor that makes their music universally appealing.

However, "Achtung Baby" is not even close to their best album.

"The Joshua Tree" and "All That You Can't Leave Behind" also came out in the last 25 years and are MUCH better

The two best singer/songwriters of the new Millennium were also omitted from the list:

Sufjan Stevens- Illinois
Josh Ritter-The Animal Years

Sam said...

I have never understood why Pavement's 'Wowee Zowee' is never included in these lists. It's a completely schizophrenic album that shows off everything that makes Pavement great. I understand it doesn't carry the influence of Crooked Rain... or Slanted and Enchanted, but I guess that any list that includes Two (2!) Green Day albums, one of which aptly calls itself 'Dookie,' obviosly has it's priorities completely out of order and it's head resting comfortably in it's own large intestine.