“Rolling Stone” Has Re-Done Their Top 500 Albums of All-Time List

Back in 2003, “Rolling Stone” published a list of the top 500 albums of all-time.  They tweaked it in 2012 . . . and now, they’ve re-created it from scratch, with 154 new additions that weren’t on the previous versions.

 

 Here’s the new Top 10:

  

1.  “What’s Going On”Marvin Gaye, 1971 . . . It was #6 before.

2.  “Pet Sounds”The Beach Boys, 1966 . . . It was also #2 in 2003.

3.  “Blue”Joni Mitchell, 1971 . . . It was #30 before.

4.  “Songs in the Key of Life”Stevie Wonder, 1976 . . . It was #56.

5.  “Abbey Road”The Beatles, 1969 . . . It was #14.

6.  “Nevermind”Nirvana, 1991 . . . It was #17.

7.  “Rumours”Fleetwood Mac, 1977 . . . It was #25.

8.  “Purple Rain”Prince and the Revolution, 1984 . . . It was #72.

9.  “Blood on the Tracks”Bob Dylan, 1975 . . . It was #16.

10.  “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”Lauryn Hill, 1998 . . . It was #312.

  

In 2003, they had “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by The Beatles at #1.  Now, it’s #24.

  The Beatles are still doing well though, they have nine albums among the new Top 500, which is more than any other artist.  Bob Dylan has eight . . . and then Kanye WestNeil Young, and the Rolling Stones all have six apiece.

  Back in 2003, Dylan had the most, with 11 albums in the Top 500.

  On the new list, some albums that weren’t out in 2003 cracked the Top 50:

17.  “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”Kanye West, 2010

19.  “To Pimp a Butterfly”Kendrick Lamar, 2015

32.  “Lemonade”Beyoncé, 2016

33.  “Back to Black”Amy Winehouse, 2006

  

(You can look through the new list at RollingStone.com.  And you can compare it to the 2003 list, here.)