Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spin's 125 top albums of past 25 yrs

125 BEST ALBUMS OF THE PAST 25 YEARS:


"Spin" magazine has put out a list of The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years, which dates back to 1985, when "Spin" magazine was founded.


--The U2 album, "Achtung Baby", came in at #1 . . . edging out PRINCE'S "Sign O' the Times". (--And hundreds of other superior albums. Arguably, I guess.)


--Here is the Top 20:


#1.) "Achtung Baby", U2 (1991)

#2.) "Sign O' the Times", PRINCE (1987)

#3.) "The Queen Is Dead", THE SMITHS (1986)

#4.) "Nevermind", NIRVANA (1991)

#5.) "OK Computer", RADIOHEAD (1997)

#6.) "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back", PUBLIC ENEMY (1988)

#7.) "Appetite for Destruction", GUNS N' ROSES (1987)

#8.) "Rid of Me", PJ HARVEY (1993)



#9.) "Slanted and Enchanted", PAVEMENT (1992)

#10.) "The Downward Spiral", NINE INCH NAILS (1994)

#11.) "Tim", THE REPLACEMENTS (1985)

#12.) "Stankonia", OUTKAST (2000)

#13.) "Daydream Nation", SONIC YOUTH (1988)

#14.) "Paul's Boutique", BEASTIE BOYS (1989)

#15.) "New Day Rising", HUSKER DU (1985)

#16.) "Doolittle", PIXIES (1989)

#17.) "3 Feet High and Rising", DE LA SOUL (1989)

#18.) "Is This It", THE STROKES (2001)

#19.) "The Blueprint", JAY-Z (2001)

#20.) "Loveless", MY BLOODY VALENTINE (1991)


(--None of the Top 20 albums were released more recently than 2001 . . . none of the Top 50 were either. You have to go to #86 to find one released in the past five years. It was 2006's "Return to Cookie Mountain" by TV ON THE RADIO.)




(--You can check out the full Top 125 at Spin.com, beginning here . . .)


http://www.spin.com/spin25/125-best-albums-past-25-years

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