Nevermind That Blue Joshua Tree

Okay, I couldn’t come up with a better title for this post.

I borrowed a book yesterday from a friend at work titled 100 Greatest Albums put out by VH1 and edited by Jacob Hoye.
I have a bone to pick with the people that came up with this list.
First, the Nirvana album Nevermind is #2 on the list. What the hell?!? I mean, it’s a decent album I guess. Not really my favorite Nirvana album and I understand the impact it had on the music industry but the #2 Greatest Album of All Time? I beg to differ.
According to this list Nevermind is a better album than The Beach Boys Pet Sounds and The Beatles Rubber Soul, Sgt Pepper, AND The White Album. And it is a better album than U2’s The Joshua Tree?!? Hardly!
And while I am on the subject of The Joshua Tree, according to this list, the Joni Mitchell album Blue is a better album than it? I don’t hardly think so!!!
The people that put this list together are on crack!
Here is a list of the Top 21 of their list for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure if you are as irritated about it as I am):
  1. The Beatles – Revolver
  2. Nirvana – Nevermind
  3. Beach Boys – Petsounds
  4. Marvin Gaye – Whats Going On
  5. Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced?
  6. The Beatles – Rubber Soul
  7. Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life
  8. The Beatles – Abbey Road
  9. Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde
  10. The Beatles – Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
  11. The Beatles – The White Album
  12. The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main Street
  13. The Who – Whos Next
  14. Joni Mitchell – Blue
  15. U2 – The Joshua Tree
  16. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
  17. The Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bullocks really can’t believe this one made the cut either
  18. Prince and the Revolution – Purple Rain
  19. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground
  20. Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions
  21. Elvis Presley – The Sun Sessions

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