Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums List Is Rough

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Lucas Dowdy
Lucas Dowdy - 30 minutter siden
At least they put Aquemini in top 50
ThatOneKid - 7 timer siden
Replace the hotel California album with the eagles compilation
xnikhilenyth •
xnikhilenyth • - 15 timer siden
no anthony I can't cuddle with you every night my mum will find out
PetroVIC - 17 timer siden
No king crimson in this list? What a sick joke
unimaginative_ID - 17 timer siden
I was shocked that Bob Marley's "Legend" was #48 on the list. Literally just a greatest hits album that completely ignores everything The Wailers did before "Catch a Fire".
Heikai - 18 timer siden
No Aphex Twin?! Holy shit! What a shitty list!
aR0ttenBANANA - 20 timer siden
3 minutes in and u can tell the list wont go down well...
theseinstrumentals - 22 timer siden
They could say 500 best popular albums in America but since it's rolling stone, it's essentially implied. The inclusion of compilations while honoring albums is beyond idiotic in my book. No one will ever be pleased with anyone's list; we all have our favorites. Don't know why they bothered with this list but maybe they sold a couple more copies of RS lol
ProDudeFilms - 23 timer siden
I'm surprised "Toxicity" inst anywhere to be found on the list
Okami Sumo
Okami Sumo - Dag siden
I hat the new list sgt pepper at 24 made me so fucking mad
Aaron Price
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I disagree on Graduation. Great album back to front some of the beats and samples on there are so good. 808s is great in concept but songs like The Glory, Everything I Am, I Wonder and Good Morning are better than most songs on 808s.
Elia Battaglin
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4:58 yeah and also better than DOWNWARD SPIRAL.
Juhwan Park
Juhwan Park - Dag siden
I want fantano's top 500 albums
Animal Fort
Animal Fort - Dag siden
Papa was a rolling rolling stone....ooooOooooooo...,
Hunter Thompson
Hunter Thompson - Dag siden
Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Rihanna over The Who, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Deep Purple, what a stupid list. #Shame.
Doug The Moleman
Doug The Moleman - Dag siden
Atlantis Morissette
James - Dag siden
Apparently Drake is better than Frank Ocean.
Anthony Martin
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The fact Kanye West has like 3 of these listings. And his first one is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Girl that album ain’t even good.
Jonka Brioska
Jonka Brioska - Dag siden
Kanye West over Iggy pop it's a fucking insult to anybody who has ears
Teshawn Johnson
Teshawn Johnson - Dag siden
fizzle bomber
fizzle bomber - Dag siden
who the hell is an eric church? guy looks and probably sounds like an awful jagoff
fizzle bomber
fizzle bomber - Dag siden
the took off MGMT to make room for that harry guy or whoever he is
fizzle bomber
fizzle bomber - Dag siden
this dweeb stil at it, get lost buddy
Mothafuckin Foofighter
I'm surprised you didn't talk about 50 Cent's GRODT being on here, let alone it being at 280
Jasper Paolo
Jasper Paolo - Dag siden
3:11 Fiona Apple’s Extraordinary Machine deserves its placement. This album is so good lyrically and sonically. The reason it is overlooked is because it’s not as intense as her other records
Matías Bosch
Matías Bosch - Dag siden
Break´em off.
nathan papp
nathan papp - 2 dager siden
That Bad Bunny album is 6 spots ahead of Pretty Hate Machine.
Zara Taylor
Zara Taylor - 2 dager siden
What did you think of tori Amos Little Earthquakes Remastered
benmakesmovies - 2 dager siden
I don’t even object to a Taylor Swift album being on there but Red is so much worse than Folklore it’s unreal
Tales From The Trip
Tales From The Trip - 2 dager siden
I start to like you and your videos and then you say something stupid like "Led Zeppelin II is overrated". I know everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but Led Zeppelin II is their biggest masterpiece, it is rated so highly for a reason.
Lunatic4Bizcas - 2 dager siden
Rolling Stone Magazine is full of shite and has been for a long while now (at least 20 or more years).
Eva Palma
Eva Palma - 2 dager siden
This list is ass because Angelic 2 The Core isn't at #1
PPYT100 - 2 dager siden
TPAB should be ranked slightly higher but that's just me personally
PPYT100 - 2 dager siden
GKMC criminally underrated, falls below Take Care you kidding me?
Nube Rencorosa
Nube Rencorosa - 2 dager siden
flipante que en el top no esté Amaral (realmente indignante)

hippiecheezburger - 2 dager siden
What’s going on is only number one because the times we are living in and the relevance of the record it’s always had in history but honestly the Beatles still seem to have biggest influence in popular music. Their studio efforts are untouchable for times they were living in
Sebastian Galeano
Sebastian Galeano - 2 dager siden
You are the man, Fantano. I've been dissapointed with this RS 500 list since the 2003 edition, I think they miss the mark in so many levels...
Talel Amri
Talel Amri - 2 dager siden
Did you know beyoncé's lemonade is #32 on this list? Well deserved queen check out that masterpiece
James Guillory, Humanslayer
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No albums by Swans, Ween, Coil, Igorrr, The Residents, Stereolab, Boredoms, and many more. Rolling Stone have never been right about anything. In fact, extremely few music critics have been right about anything.
Jonas C
Jonas C - 2 dager siden
no aphex twin, no king crimson? im out.
HeyChungus - 2 dager siden
macaroni italic
macaroni italic - 2 dager siden
I think it's a little difficult with compilations. If the comp in question was kind an event in and of itself when it dropped (my memory of the time is that Madonna's "Immaculate Collection" definitely falls into this category), then I don't mind it being on a list like this. If it's just some completely generic, anonymous "best of" crap that the average individual can't remember ever having existed, then that's stupid and it should be left off. But I mean, yeah, just looking at the numbers online, this Madonna comp sold like 30 million copies worldwide, and is her top selling release. One could well make the case that it's her most iconic release.
Martin Farnworth
Martin Farnworth - 2 dager siden
these lists became boring years ago and make my eyes roll. my gripe is that these lists exist and can't even be bothered reading it. Who cares where the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Floyd etc are placed on them? There don't need any more plaudits. Also increasingly irrelevant, i'd argue as the increasing and sheer weight of music it's difficult to compile them in a meaningful order not helped by comparing an album 30/40/50 years older than a more recent one that hasn't had the chance to grow into become revered as these things can take time.
Caleb Tainter
Caleb Tainter - 2 dager siden
This guy wreaks of corduroy and bad breath
Flamer Lamer
Flamer Lamer - 2 dager siden
Talking about bands with stereo in their name, there isn't a single stereo lab album in that list. Instead we have a harry styles album. Are you fucking kidding me
Sclonder - 2 dager siden
The fact that album.wav is on there instead of album2.wav is honestly such a travesty
Giorgio Lucarini
Giorgio Lucarini - 2 dager siden
I’ll have an awful lot of things to say about this list, but I’ll just say that there is no Trout Mask Replica and that’s a shame
Daniel Morgan
Daniel Morgan - 2 dager siden
They got rid of 154 albums from the 2012 edition to make room for people like Kanye who has the third most albums on the list. I don’t get it.
June Nelson
June Nelson - 2 dager siden
thank you...compilations should have there own list
orlock20 - 2 dager siden
My thoughts:
#402 is an African album.
There is a lot of jazz albums on the list.
Did they put every Kanye West album on this list?
I believe I just own three albums from this list.
These writers don't seem to listen to modern blues, EDM, metal or disco.
Martijn de Graaf
Martijn de Graaf - 2 dager siden
Rolling Stone is getting demented.
XanderTheOk - 2 dager siden
Can't belive ELO isn't on a single one of Rolling Stones top 500 albums lists
Mat - 2 dager siden
Lol this is what happens when you try to pander to a new generation. Nothing wrong with new music, but it needs years to settle into classic status. Most will not be remembered. It's staying power that should be the deciding factor on a 500 greatest album list of all time, so all records from the past 10-15 years are excluded by default. Maybe they will make it later, but give it time to see.
Joe Lucas
Joe Lucas - 2 dager siden
Clearly payola has taken another form.......
Drake on a 500 greatest albums list.
Can probably name 500 better rappers than dude.
Jim Been
Jim Been - 2 dager siden
The fact that rodeo isn’t in here shows how underrated the album still is to this day
Tunes I Dig
Tunes I Dig - 2 dager siden
Joshua Tree should be in top 50. It's the blueprint to indie rock as we know it today. Also, every band copies 'something' from that record at some point.
honey! the kids are vampires
ngl if this was my list i would've put Palaye Royale's The Bastards on there but since it's literally from this year I can see why it didn't make it
honey! the kids are vampires
I'm going to read the list now and if The Black Parade isn't on there but Harry Styles is- I will literally screech
edit: it's #361 but why tf is eminem higher than them bruh
edit again: ok but like just realized there's no placebo even though those first two albums were literally amazing bruh-
Liam Bloomer
Liam Bloomer - 3 dager siden
was teenage dream on the list???
Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith - 3 dager siden
Disappointed you didn't do the robot voice the whole video.
[The] Purpl3 Pproject Official
Bruh How is RINGO not in the top 10
[The] Purpl3 Pproject Official
And wasn’t Pets Get It On a Marvin Gaye album not The Rolling Stones
Winston Leg-Thigh
Winston Leg-Thigh - 3 dager siden
It seems like the editors of the list just picked an artist at random and chose the first album that came to mind. It doesn’t bother me at all that the list is mostly western music. Rolling Stone is a historically rock publication so it’s cool. I just think people get hung up on the name of the list when it really doesn’t matter. If XXL did a list of the “Greatest Albums of All Time” and put all rap, I don’t think anyone would care. Rolling Stone just gave into the pressure it got when it released the 2003 list.
Jermy Hopkisn
Jermy Hopkisn - 3 dager siden
So, is it that they have to cater to this demographic of younger people who don't care about anything other than current pop culture to stay afloat with clicks?
Sean Schaefer
Sean Schaefer - 3 dager siden
There were a couple improvements they made but most of their updated list just seems like they're pandering to modern audiences and also why are there greatest hits collections
Cheeki Breeki
Cheeki Breeki - 3 dager siden
this list is a joke.
Jazz59107 - 3 dager siden
Graduation is dated???????????? You're telling me that you think Graduation sounds like a dated record?
Random Person
Random Person - 3 dager siden
*The Biggest Problem I have with the List-*
Piotr Romański
Piotr Romański - 3 dager siden
Why isn't Die Lit on there
Welson Oliveira
Welson Oliveira - 3 dager siden
I get your point about Fiona, but compared to "Red" by Taylor Swift in #99, Extraordinary Machine should not be the one to be pointed out.
I mean, Taylor sold over 7 milion with this record and does anybody (not a fan and not a country listener) remember a song from it? does anybody listen to it? does any artist really (and I mean REALLY) go to this record to be inspired? lol
that's when I understanding why "folklore" is the most overrated album of the year. ugh.
Welson Oliveira
Welson Oliveira - 3 dager siden
it's a list with good albums but in really weirds places — and Harry, Lana and Billie here just proves it's a popularity contest.
sowmya s.devan
sowmya s.devan - 3 dager siden
Rolling Stone is racist.
Thriller deserves to be #1
Cameron Dodge
Cameron Dodge - 3 dager siden
Even better, when you go album by album and read each little description given it gets pretty clear that the lower the number the more they don't know what the album even is.
David Luis
David Luis - 3 dager siden
I don't know what to feel about the Immaculate Collection in here. Of course is a compilation of greateast hits, but there's some things to be considered here
1. Madonna re-recorded/made a new mix for almost all of the songs on this compilation (excluding Lucky Star), so it's not just a lot of songs from other albuns put together on one place, it's almost a new body of work
2. This album contains Justify My Love, that started a gigantic debate over women sexuality on music, got her video banned from MTV and made it the most sold video single in history (also the first)
3. Is, to this day, the most sold compilation album from a female artist.
So, I do think there's some logic on putting this one on the list
Jaxzan Proditor
Jaxzan Proditor - 4 dager siden
I think some of the weirdness, especially towards the bottom, comes from the voting method (which I’m not a huge fan of). If like 5 rank Harry Styles highly enough he’ll make it onto the list. It also creates some awkward incentives in terms of voting.
Moony Moon
Moony Moon - 4 dager siden
i will say tho, putting "Songs in the Key of Life" in the Top 10 is fuckin' right, that's one of the greatest albums ever recorded
Ray Gaer
Ray Gaer - 4 dager siden
Not a valid list without Skinny Puppy, Kate Bush, or Alien Sex Fiend, come on Rolling Stone.
eatattheafter - 4 dager siden
Criticizes the list for not including enough South American and African music and only focusing on Anglocentric music.

Melon, take a look in the mirror. How much time do you spend on your channel on this type of music?
Brett Manie
Brett Manie - 4 dager siden
A list of the top 500 albums that doesn't have Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness on it cannot be taken seriously.
Sean Ramsdell
Sean Ramsdell - 4 dager siden
What are your thoughts on the National Recording Registry?
Mohamed Haji
Mohamed Haji - 4 dager siden
Rolling stones jojo pt5 if you know you know
Leo K2K
Leo K2K - 4 dager siden
This list is not a credible list of the best music.
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson - 4 dager siden
The lack of metal and prog albums makes this list invalid. Also love how the comments here say how King Crimson should be on the list: BECAUSE THEY SHOULD
kurtswech - 4 dager siden
They didn't put Animals by Pink Floyd anywhere on the list.
chuck wagon
chuck wagon - 4 dager siden
808s was trash melon!
Arturo Verdin
Arturo Verdin - 4 dager siden
Let's make our own list then.
Camron Fritts
Camron Fritts - 4 dager siden
I'm just mostly amused that Kanye West's highest ranking album is MBDTF at around 14.
The Hidden Hand
The Hidden Hand - 4 dager siden
Any Tool on there?
Cubehead666 - 4 dager siden
Not a single Tool album!
Jacob Lasswell
Jacob Lasswell - 4 dager siden
How is LZ II overrated? Eat my bungus song-boy
Jesse Burgener
Jesse Burgener - 4 dager siden
I was shocked to see Billie Eilish's When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? on the list. It's a fine album, but way too recent to be considered amongst the 500 greatest.
BigBoss Hayabusa
BigBoss Hayabusa - 4 dager siden
Not enough metal 0/10
xwhite2020 - 4 dager siden
Anthony "butt hurt more jazz" Fantano.
Concept_nothing 818
Concept_nothing 818 - 4 dager siden
I was getting ready to hear him shit on MBDTF for being in the 14th spot
calinfus80s - 4 dager siden
Ok, you just started with Harry Styles and i already new that list is BULLSHIT!!!!!
Won't base my music criteria on that bullshit list...i suspect the woke agenda has to do with it.
T.R. Foussard
T.R. Foussard - 4 dager siden
Anthony, u can’t expect Forced Witness to make #1
LordLucario99 - 4 dager siden
i don't really have a problem with compilations being on lists like this bc they usually serve to represent a legendary artist who's more known for a wealth of singles than any specific classic album
Fastnbulbous - 4 dager siden
Agree with all yer complaints. Plus Sheryl Crow, Daddy Yankee, Bon Iver, Britney Spears, Usher, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Lil Wayne, My Chemical Romance, Shania Twain, Yeezus, John Mayer, ugh!
Also What's Going On -- Gaye made at least several albums better than that. In Epworth's book on 1971 - Never A Dull Moment: "Some writers in the broadsheets compared Gaye to Ellington. If so, it was the rather stiff, sanctimonious Ellington who was always trying to get into the concert hall rather than Ellington the genius of the dance hall. No white artist would have dared serve up anything quite as stagy as a track like “Save the Children.” Had they done so, they would have been ripped apart for their pains, probably by the same critics who hailed Gaye’s song, as his official biographer and collaborator David Ritz later did, as “a socioreligious work of astounding originality.” Vince Aletti, the man Rolling Stone used to call when the magazine wanted to cover soul, broadly approved, but even he said that the lyrics were “hardly brilliant” and pointed out that its continuity of mood, which was itself quite unusual, was in danger of being boring."

While I may not quite agree to the extent of label boss and father-in-law Berry Gordy’s assessment that it was dangerously retrograde coctail jazz, and “the worst piece of crap I ever heard,” I think it’s overall meandering noodly vibe reflects the reality that after the single “What’s Going On” was released, the rest of the album was recorded in a rush. Gaye’s desire to address his brother’s experience in Vietnam was admirable, but the result felt detached. Understandable coming from a man operating in a cloud of cocaine. He was consuming so many drugs that he had delusions of grandeur that he could seriously try out for the Detroit Lions, despite the fact that Gaye had never played a game of football in his life. Another flawed, cocaine-fueled album was Sly & the Family Stone’s There’s A Riot Goin’ On. However, at least, in its fractured state, the music sounded as genuinely shattered as Stone must have felt, compared to the smooth lounge music of Gaye’s album.
Lucas Mota
Lucas Mota - 4 dager siden
Pink Moon not being anywhere near the Top 50 is just disrespectful
Andrew Haddow
Andrew Haddow - 4 dager siden
You're a Beatles fan eh? What's your favourite album?
I would have to say "The Best of the Beatles."
-Alan Partridge
Un7ucky - 4 dager siden
Graduation is a nostalgia pick i bet
Shane Hagan
Shane Hagan - 4 dager siden
hotel california.. lmao