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March 7th, 2007

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame "Definitive 200" @ 08:23 am

fiveandfour:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has published a list of what they consider the "Definitive 200" albums a rock and roll fan needs to complete his or her collection.

The Joshua Tree made #5 on the list.

The shocker for me was that Achtung Baby didn't appear until #45. 45? Really?

Of course, part of the purpose of lists like these, beyond making a statement about what should be considered the essence of a genre, is to spark debate. Personally, I'd have to debate the wisdom of placing anything by Eminem higher than Achtung Baby, no matter how good Eminem might be.

But I guess since it's not *my* "Definitive 200", I should just let that go...yeah, I'll try to get started on that just as soon as I finish locating and smashing up a copy of the Marshall Mathers LP.

P.S. Speaking of The Joshua Tree, anyone from the UK who didn't catch this over at atu2blog.com might be interested in voting on their favorite track from the album.
 
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From:notasecretagent
Date:March 7th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
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That list seems a little weird anyway. I mean, the 'Grease' soundtrack?
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From:fiveandfour
Date:March 7th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
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Oh, it gets even better...the Dirty Dancing soundtrack is on there, too!
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From:hard2explain8
Date:March 7th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
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What a crappy list. How can you even justify putting Creed on that list??

I won't even begin to say how many albums on there were ridiculous.

But at least my 3 favorite artists made it! Bruce, U2 and Bob!
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From:fiveandfour
Date:March 7th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I think I was with them for about the first 25 (with a couple of exceptions), then after that it took went to, shall we say, "unexpected places".

Now I'm picturing the committee that made up that list (the headbanger sitting next to the cheery yet conservative librarian-type) and it's cracking me up to imagine the conversation:

"Yeah, I'll give you Come On Over, but only if you give me Back in Black."
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From:hard2explain8
Date:March 7th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
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LOL exactly!!
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 7th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
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Interesting list. But obviously with an American slant to it. I'm sure the European version would be very different. I mean how can a list like that not have the likes of Krafwerk or The Pogues?!

ATYCB better than Autobahn? Yeah right.
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From:fiveandfour
Date:March 7th, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
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obviously with an American slant Yes, quite.

And no INXS! I would've pegged Listen Like Thieves or Kick as absolute gimmes for a list like this.
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 7th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)

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Yes your dead on! KICK is a classic album.
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From:hard2explain8
Date:March 7th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
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I LOVE Listen Like Thieves.
From:p_michaels
Date:March 7th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
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I can't take a list seriously when it lists Celine Dion on there, sorry...that is just way too much...
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 7th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)

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haha i didn't notice that one. Yeah real classic that one...
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From:fiveandfour
Date:March 7th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
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My cheery yet conservative librarian-type strikes again!

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