Is there racism involved here? Maybe. Is there money and other politics involved? Probably. I hardly think its simply a black and white issue. Not sure why every media outlet seems to be seeing everything with such narrow vision.
Instead of generalizing and assuming things, why not look into the nomination process?
The same thing was said about Beavis & Butt-head. They’re easy to attack, but I think both have featured some very intelligent parody and satire of our society.
I’m attracted to attractive women in bands. Am I a misogynist?
Saying The Beatles are the most irrelevant band of all time is as logical as saying oxygen is the most irrelevant chemical element of all time.
Kanye should compare himself to those stick figure family stickers you see on the back of minivans.
Kind of Blue doesn’t need to be replaced. It’s a great album. These lists do need to either consult with people that actually know about genres like Jazz, The Blues, Fun, etc, or just not include them. Including a few token choices just creates the impression that they’re genres that are important, yet barely relevant.
At least Rolling Stone made a conscious effort to look at music as a whole. This list has a lot of good stuff, but to me it all feels written by and for a certain audience.
Was pretty shocked not to see Gone For Good and Phantom Limb. Both are up there with New Slang for me.
I’d go for Dazed and Confused, Pretty In Pink, and Stand By Me. Maybe The Wanderers, but that one is probably too obscure. The Big Chill is great, but it feels like more of a Motown hits compilation than a hand picked soundtrack.
Hell, I’d throw on Adventureland and Can’t Hardly Wait too.
I could list bands i think should be listed (The Band, Big Star, CCR, Warren Zevon…), but I think the biggest travesty is that no jazz albums are included.
“Untitled #7,” a track about, “a sexually ambiguous dolphin called Tonay who is on his way across the ocean to meet his estranged Dad and confront him about the Christmas that tore them apart,”
Do people actually think this sort of thing is cool? That song is pretty good, but that pretentious, look-how-hip-we-are song description really turned me off.