Well then, “Top” lists are so popular. Everyone has a top 10 everything and the point is- who cares about another’s opinion?
A lot of people put a whole lot of merit into others opinions and for the life of me I cant figure out why. If I like an album why should you? For that matter why should I like something you do? I have this debate far too often. Don’t tell me something is the ‘best of all’ because that’s an opinion. Mozart, Bach, Stones and Kinks…doesn’t matter. Everyone is someone’s favorite.
What I love is the backlash these things cause. Like Bob Seger, worse most disgusting performer of all time- but his parasitic fans will eat you alive for saying that cuz its not their opinion. Right now citizens of Great Britain are having a cow because Sgt Peppers isn’t on the list. Why? Who really cares what Entertainment Weekly thinks. Their top 20 (which I include below) is chock full of crap(excluding number 5 of course)
But I digress.. critics criticize and fans fanatasize’s and neither makes a hill of beans in the end. I find some of this fascinating though.. Revolver? Really? Out over every album…..Revolver?
1.Revolver – Beatles 2.Purple Rain – Prince 3.Exile on Main St. – Rolling Stones 4.Thriller – Michael Jackson 5.London Calling – Clash 6.Blood on the Tracks – Bob Dylan 7.Lady Soul – Aretha Franklin 8.My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West 9.Pet Sounds – Beach Boys 10.Nevermind – Nirvana 11.Blue – Joni Mitchell 12.The White Album – Beatles 13.What’s GoingOn – Marvin Gaye 14.At Folsom Prison – Johnny Cash 15.Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen 16.Sunrise – Elvis Presley 17.21 – Adele 18.Graceland – Paul Simon 19.Call Me – Al Green 20.Beggar’s Banquet – Rolling Stones