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Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« on: December 10, 2008, 01:21:20 PM »
50 No Age - Nouns
49 Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
48 Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
47 Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
46 The Academy Is... - Fast Times at Barrington High
45 Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
44 The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
43 Nas - Untitled
42 David Byrne and Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
41 AC/DC - Black Ice
40 Jonas Brothers - A Little Bit Longer
39 Taylor Swift - Fearless
38 Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line
37 Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
36 The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
35 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
34 Stephen Malkmus - Real Emotional Trash
33 Ne-Yo - Year Of The Gentleman
32 Jamey Johnson - The Lonesome Song
31 MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
30 Duffy - Rockferry
29 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
28 The Knux - Remind Me in Three Days...
27 Brian Wilson - That Lucky Old Sun
26 Mudcrutch - Mudcrutch
25 The Magnetic Fields - Distortion
24 Girl Talk - Feed The Animals
23 Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
22 Jackson Browne - Time the Conquerer
21 Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads
20 Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
19 Erykah Badu - New Amerykah, Part 1 (4th World War)
18 Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
17 B.B. King - One Kind Favor
16 Randy Newman - Harps and Angels
15 The Black Keys - Attack & Release
14 Ryan Adams And The Cardinals - Cardinology
13 Blitzen Trapper - Furr
12 Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
11 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
10 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
09 Metallica - Death Magnetic
08 Beck - Modern Guilt
07 Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
06 Santogold - Santogold
05 John Mellencamp - Life, Death, Love and Freedom
04 My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
03 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
02 Bob Dylan - Tell Tale Signs:The Bootleg Series Vol. 8
01 TV on the Radio - Dear Science,

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Props for putting Dear Science, on top of the list.  Obviously some controversial picks, but what list doesn't. 
 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008, 01:26:42 PM »
lol @ number 3, 12, 33, I'm not sure about other albums, but these 3 are just obivous that they are not best of 08


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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2008, 01:34:20 PM »
lol @ number 3, 12, 33, I'm not sure about other albums, but these 3 are just obivous that they are not best of 08

Yeah you sure? There's a few million other people that would disagree with you.
 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2008, 01:38:26 PM »
19 Erykah Badu - New Amerykah, Part 1 (4th World War)

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2008, 01:51:07 PM »
Lame.

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2008, 03:00:54 PM »
When it comes to Hip Hop I'd take Entertainment Weekly's opinion over Rolling Stone.
 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2008, 03:06:51 PM »
whatever lol.
 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2008, 04:18:45 PM »
When it comes to Hip Hop I'd take Entertainment Weekly's opinion over Rolling Stone.


Well what would you expect from a magazine like Rolling Stone? I guarantee a top 50 Hip Hop albums of all time by Rolling Stone would be a lot more legit than a top 50 guitarists list by XXL or the 90s Source.


(P.S. I realize that Rolling Stone's top guitarist list was a bit questionable)
 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2008, 04:30:56 PM »
rs actually has a lot of rap recommendations for a 'rock' magazine
i havent listened to like 75 % of that list, but rs has some questionable lists. mia was the best album last year. i gotta get that bobby , im sleepin on that
 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2008, 04:45:59 PM »
43 Nas - Untitled
03 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

Lil Wayne the 3rd best album ?? ::)

It was hot garbage, and having the faaaar superior Nas album on 43rd as the next hiphop album, just goes to show that RS have no business even mentioning hiphop at all.

 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2008, 04:49:39 PM »
lol @ number 3, 12, 33, I'm not sure about other albums, but these 3 are just obivous that they are not best of 08

Yeah you sure? There's a few million other people that would disagree with you.

What's "best" isn't a popularity contest. The majority of people who buy music are morons. The majority of people in general are morons. Almost every album on that list sucks, and it doesn't matter what a bunch of uneducated morons think. I'm pretty sure the Dixie Chicks/Lil Wayne and shit like that isn't very good.
 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2008, 04:59:21 PM »
My top 5 out of that list woud probably be 1. Kings Of Leon 2. Fleet Foxes 3. Erykah Badu 4. MGMT 5. Beck

the new TV On The Radio isn't really my cup of tea.

The new Dylan of course is good but nothing really impressive.

 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2008, 05:04:41 PM »
I've heard 5 albums of that list.

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2008, 05:25:43 PM »
nas got 43  ;D
 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2008, 06:06:42 PM »
lol @ number 3, 12, 33, I'm not sure about other albums, but these 3 are just obivous that they are not best of 08

Yeah you sure? There's a few million other people that would disagree with you.

What's "best" isn't a popularity contest. The majority of people who buy music are morons. The majority of people in general are morons. Almost every album on that list sucks, and it doesn't matter what a bunch of uneducated morons think. I'm pretty sure the Dixie Chicks/Lil Wayne and shit like that isn't very good.

well thats to you; a huge rap fan.

honestly if you asked people on this board the best albums of the year rap/hip hop albums would be 3/4 of the list.

to the rest of the world; Wayne is the shit. people dont care what he labels; weather he calls it rap or not, just the material & people who dont like rap bought the album equally to the number of people who like hip hip who bought it.
 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2008, 06:51:49 PM »
lol @ number 3, 12, 33, I'm not sure about other albums, but these 3 are just obivous that they are not best of 08

Yeah you sure? There's a few million other people that would disagree with you.

What's "best" isn't a popularity contest. The majority of people who buy music are morons. The majority of people in general are morons. Almost every album on that list sucks, and it doesn't matter what a bunch of uneducated morons think. I'm pretty sure the Dixie Chicks/Lil Wayne and shit like that isn't very good.


So go make you're list of greatest albums this year, last ten years, ever, whatever, and post it on a Garage Rock Forum. Then when they laugh at you and post their lists take the top 10 albums that appear the most and post them as a top 10 on a Metal forum. Get laughed at again and take their top 10 to a Punk forum. Then take the top 10 that appear the most in each of the three forums and take that list to a Classic Rock forum and post it. There really is no point getting all worked up over someone else's opinion. Trust me, the staff of Rolling Stone magazine know just as much about music as you or I do. Going around thinking your opinion is more valid than other music lovers' is wrong. I know what I'm talking about. I spent a large portion of my listening career thinking that way.
 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2008, 07:20:39 PM »
^ I hear what both you dudes are saying, I'm a rap fan, no wonder I don't know 90% of that list. The point I'm trying to make is, look at all the rap/hiphop albums on their. I mean Lil Wayne the 3rd best album of the year? No one thinks that. Maybe it's the 3rd best rap album, maybe. But the 3rd best album in all of music in 2008, Rollingstone thinks, it's Lil Wayne. Give me a break. Rollingstone is no more educated then MTV or any of those other crap music sources that basically tell people what to buy. I ain't debating the fact all those albums are rock or metal albums, I'm just saying the rap albums they stuck on their aren't close to the top of 2008. Sure that's my opinion, but I bet most people on here would agree. I'm also a huge electronic fan, but you'll never see MSTRKRFT or Justice or even MIA on their. It's just a list of bullshit music Americans like.  Nearly every band on their, American. It's propaganda. The American music industry sucks.
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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2008, 07:28:05 PM »
When it comes to hip hop they obviously only skim the mainstream they don't know fuck all they just know what's popular.I bet half the people that voted on that list haven't even listened to tha Carter 3
 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2008, 07:46:26 PM »
well it's Rollingstone, enough said
 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2008, 08:26:33 PM »
^ I hear what both you dudes are saying, I'm a rap fan, no wonder I don't know 90% of that list. The point I'm trying to make is, look at all the rap/hiphop albums on their. I mean Lil Wayne the 3rd best album of the year? No one thinks that. Maybe it's the 3rd best rap album, maybe. But the 3rd best album in all of music in 2008, Rollingstone thinks, it's Lil Wayne. Give me a break. Rollingstone is no more educated then MTV or any of those other crap music sources that basically tell people what to buy. I ain't debating the fact all those albums are rock or metal albums, I'm just saying the rap albums they stuck on their aren't close to the top of 2008. Sure that's my opinion, but I bet most people on here would agree. I'm also a huge electronic fan, but you'll never see MSTRKRFT or Justice or even MIA on their. It's just a list of bullshit music Americans like.  Nearly every band on their, American. It's propaganda. The American music industry sucks.

MIA was number 1 last year, they were giving props to Paper Planes before the rest of the world jumped on the bandwagon.  You gotta give props for having TV on the Radio as their album of the year, it's not a mainstream album at all.
 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2008, 08:41:50 PM »
Mia was visible before paper planes blew she was touring with Gwen stefani and timbo talked about working with her so its not like they digged around for her
 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2008, 08:45:52 PM »
She still wasn't mainstream in 2005 where they put her 11 on their list and gave the album 4/5 stars.  Anyways, the point is to show that they do give her props.
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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2008, 08:59:31 PM »
^ I hear what both you dudes are saying, I'm a rap fan, no wonder I don't know 90% of that list. The point I'm trying to make is, look at all the rap/hiphop albums on their. I mean Lil Wayne the 3rd best album of the year? No one thinks that. Maybe it's the 3rd best rap album, maybe. But the 3rd best album in all of music in 2008, Rollingstone thinks, it's Lil Wayne. Give me a break. Rollingstone is no more educated then MTV or any of those other crap music sources that basically tell people what to buy. I ain't debating the fact all those albums are rock or metal albums, I'm just saying the rap albums they stuck on their aren't close to the top of 2008. Sure that's my opinion, but I bet most people on here would agree. I'm also a huge electronic fan, but you'll never see MSTRKRFT or Justice or even MIA on their. It's just a list of bullshit music Americans like.  Nearly every band on their, American. It's propaganda. The American music industry sucks.


We're not debating whether I agree with the list. Shit I haven't even listened to 50 albums from 2008. Forget about a top 50. And yeah I disagree with their list. I guarantee I'd strongly disagree with your list, since I absolutely loath electronic music. The point I was making with the rock and metal stuff was that each genre has different fans that for the most don't get what's so great about the other genres. A classic album like Illmatic could very well be dismissed as garbage on a metal or punk forum, while a classic album like Ace of Spades could be heralded on both of those forums but be called garbage by a lot of people on this forum.




 

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2008, 12:59:53 AM »
No John Legend On the list ???