“Rolling Stone” Picks The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time


Back in 2003 “Rolling Stone” magazine came out with their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and now they’ve updated it, and the new list is a bit more diverse. 

The new list features seven albums by women, as compared to only three in 2003, and it also features 24 albums by people of color, as compared to 12 on the original. The original list had no albums by women of color, while the new one has three.

The updated list features 154 new entries, with 86 of them released in them released in the 21stcentury. 

Overall, Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” lands at number one, followed by The Beach Boys’“ Pet Sounds,” and Joni Mitchell’s“ Blue” at three (it was 30 on the original list).

One thing to note, the list was compiled based on ballots from 300 musicians, producers, journalists and music executives.

“Rolling Stone’s” Top Ten Greatest Albums Of All Time

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1.“What’s Going On” - Marvin Gaye 

2.“Pet Sounds” - The Beach Boys 

3.“Blue” - Joni Mitchell 

4.“Songs in the Key of Life” - Stevie Wonder 

5.“Abbey Road” - The Beatles 

6.“Nevermind” - Nirvana 

7.“Rumours” - Fleetwood Mac 

8.“Purple Rain” - Prince and the Revolution

9.“Blood on the Tracks” - Bob Dylan 

10.“The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” - Lauryn Hill 

Source:Rolling Stone

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