The Rolling Stones pose for a portrait in 1965. Tattoo You (1981) unlucky to miss out. Pepper’ and ‘Abbey Road’ for number one spot The first list was published in a special issue of the magazine in 2003 and a related book in 2005. In 2003, Rolling Stone asked a panel of 271 artists, producers, industry executives and journalists to pick the greatest albums of all time. ‘Let It Bleed’, their darkest album of the period, unleashes a maelstrom of apocalyptic noise to usher in the new decade, with the towering ‘Gimme Shelter’ launching its manifesto on a decidedly demonic note. Want: 19,636 A list of Rolling Stone's best music of 1971. Want to join the Discogs community of music lovers? From Kanye West and Beyoncé to Chance the Rapper, Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, Frank Ocean: 100 of the best albums from 2010-2019. Want: 118,688 Have: 24,902 Every coursing vein screams with the form’s vitality: ‘Sway’ rockets from chugging sleaze into space-blues hysteria, with scorching fretwork by 21-year-old guitarist Mick Taylor; the Latin-inflected ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’ rocks harder than most death metal; ‘Brown Sugar’ is, put simply, raunch personified. As we mentioned before, sometimes the number of copies of a record can influence its perceived popularity. There are a lot of parallels between Stone’s favorites and the most-collected albums on Discogs. A list of Rolling Stone's best music of 1991. See the list below, and read it in full, with commentary, on Rolling Stone. In 1974, many had declared the Stones a spent force, a relic of the faded ‘60s generation that even your parents were sick of hearing about. However, just because something is well-loved doesn’t mean that it’s also well-worn. Avg. Lauryn Hill ‎– The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder ‎– Songs in the Key of Life, The Beatles – Sgt. 'Bringing It All Back Home' 5. rating: 4.54/5, Have: 137,466 Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list has been revamped. See which albums are sitting at the top of this year's charts. New titles, recently rated, and recently tagged by the library community. Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Top 10 Beatles Albums ‘Revolver’ narrowly edges out ‘Sgt. Want: 87,107 We get it, they’re great, and regular Discogs users have a lot of opinions on the band, but Rolling Stone doesn’t share those opinions. What’s more, on the evidence of opener ‘If You Can’t Rock Me’, it hadn’t grown tired of shagging everything in sight, either. Does that sound too familiar in 2020? Want: 63,287 The Wall, Animals, Meddle, and several other Floyd albums didn’t break into the top 500 list curated by Rolling Stone staff and friends. rating: 4.46/5, Have: 71,871 Rolling Stone Send a Tip Avg. 'John Wesley Harding' However, what the magazine has declared the best album from some popular musicians is different than the album that can be found in most people’s collections. On the flipside, Tracy Chapman’s self-titled LP won’t be found on Discogs’ most-collected lists, but the vinyl version consistently ranks on our monthly best-selling roundups due to its limited nature. “The new 500 is less rock-centric. rating: 4.53/5, Have: 106,229 Over the years, it's been the most widely read — and argued over — feature in the history of the magazine (last year, the RS 500 got over 63 million views on the site). ROLLING STONE'S BEST ALBUMS OF 2020 50. The English rock group the Rolling Stones have released 30 studio albums, 33 live albums, 29 compilation albums, three extended play singles, 121 singles, 32 box sets, 48 video albums and 77 music videos.The early albums and singles released from 1963 to 1967 were originally on Decca Records in the United Kingdom, and on their subsidiary label London Records in the United States. Want: 39,333 When we cross-reference the artists on Rolling Stone‘s list with the artists that are the most-collected or -coveted among Discogs users, there is an obvious overlap: The Fab Four, The Purple One, The Boss, The Thin White Duke. Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time was originally published in 2003, with a slight update in 2012. Want: 212,616 After breaking open the ‘70s with two of the best albums ever, the Stones came down, moved to Jamaica and made a glam-funk album. Though it has to be noted a good five years after the rest of the planet. Notably, The Beatles are well-loved and well-collected. A masterpiece of bacchanalian liberation, ‘Exile on Main Street’ will battle with ‘Sticky Fingers’ for the Best Stones Album accolade until music goes out of fashion. Bartees Strange - Live Forever 49. Their original list came out in 2003, and a slightly updated version came out in 2012. First published in 2003, Rolling Stone updated the massive ranking in 2012. Shout out to Jasper Bernbaum for doing the research and curating this list. For example, there are enough VHS copies of Jerry Maguire in the world that some folks are building a pyramid out of them, but not many people will say that it’s their favorite movie. The first 100 from Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time. The first all-originals Stones album, it’s so classic-packed their reputation as sub-Beatles hopefuls never recovered. rating: 4.62/5, Have: 51,997 Human rights … that’s the theme,” Gaye told the Detroit Free Press around the time that album was released in 1971. There’s nothing smart or tidy about the record – the vocals were literally recorded in a broom cupboard – but its fraughtness is part of the allure. Post-Altamont, the question of how rock’n’roll had remained a dominant culture force for well over a decade was puzzling commentators of all stripes in 1971, but the release of ‘Sticky Fingers’ made the answer self-evident. 'Time Out of Mind' 9. Want: 38,715 Over the summer, Rolling Stone published their totally new 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, and since then, they've shared a few of the individual artist ballots. As Jagger goes all high-pitched, self-grabbing and Gibbsy, it’s all the self-respecting Rolling Stones aficionado can do not to weep. rating: 4.47/5, Have: 171,717 It’s the kind of fuck-it-all logic that probably explains their longevity. Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage. rating: 4.44/5, Have: 32,881 ‘Tattoo You’, released in 1981, obliterated the band’s has-been image and spent nine weeks as a US Number 1. See which albums are sitting at the top of this year's charts. The new list was tabulated from over 300 top 50 lists submitted by critics, industry workers, and musicians. Strap in. There are a lot of popular records that can be found in collections across the world that don’t break the top 100 with Rolling Stone. In 2003, Rolling Stone asked a panel of 271 artists, producers, industry executives and journalists to pick the greatest albums of all time. Here began a Stones purple patch of historic proportions, a string of enduring paradigm-shifters so monumental they made ‘Beatles or Stones?’ a question for the ages. No, ‘scone’. The media mainstay of the music industry has dissected decades of history and boldly declared which records transcend time. However, as Consequence of Sound so succinctly pointed out, the original 2003 list had just 12 artists of color, three women, and one hip-hop record ranking in the top 50. The Rolling Stones’ Top 10 Albums – Ranked 10 ‘Between the Buttons’. Rather, we’d like to view the magazine’s picks through the lens of Discogs. 'Desire' 6. The RS 500 was assembled by the editors of Rolling Stone, based on the results of two extensive polls. Want: 233,657 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' 8. Last year, Rolling Stone published a list of the 40 greatest punk albums of all time, and today, they ranked the 100 greatest metal albums of all time. Check out the Top 10 … All reflections on how not much has changed in 50 years aside, we’re extremely proud to see the changes that lead to more female and BIPOC inclusion. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, PJ Harvey – Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea. Below, we’ve listed some of the albums among Rolling Stone‘s Top 500 that could desperately use a repressing or reissue on vinyl (dare we say a remastering?) Music reviews, ratings, news and more. "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" is a recurring music ranking of the finest albums in history as compiled by the American magazine Rolling Stone.It is based on weighted votes from selected musicians, critics, and industry figures. There are a lot of popular records that can be found in collections across the world that don’t break the top 100 with Rolling Stone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNTH9zmleBE. Rolling Stone's Best Folk Rock Albums of All Time. In 1974, many had declared the Stones a spent force, a … 'Blood on the Tracks' 2. Now, we’re not here to argue with Rolling Stone. But before we dive in, here’s a quick explanation of the different terms: “have” means that the album is in a Discogs user’s Collection, “want” means that it’s on a user’s Wantlist, and the “average rating” speaks to the overall quality of vinyl pressings (or CD and cassette copies), not the music. See which albums are sitting at the top of this year's charts. The world's defining voice in music and pop culture since 1952. The following ranks the top 10 most-collected albums on Discogs that also made an appearance within the first 100 on Rolling Stone‘s roundup of the best albums. The list ranks what Rolling Stone considers to be the best albums ever made. The pop culture magazine's original list was published in 2003 and despite … The following ranks the top 10 most-collected albums on Discogs that also made an appearance within the first 100 on Rolling Stone‘s roundup of the best albums. Jagger’s smacked-out drawl sets the tone on ‘Rocks Off’, but its celebratory horns and jittery, euphoric riffs lead into a rock’n’roll record as adventurous as any since. Rolling Stone’s updated list, which came out Sept. 22, of the 500 greatest albums of all time is just angering. Dance (Pt. Hip-hop’s legacy and continued vitality stands out (with three times as many rap albums represented on the new list as on the original), as does the interwoven lineages of soul music: Prince has two albums in the top 50; The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill jumped from 312 to 10; and Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On (an album for these times if there ever was one) beat out the Beatles’ Sgt. After veering progressively further from dumb rock’n’roll (and into dumb whatever-else-they-were-listening-to), ‘Some Girls’ was at once wiser and simpler than its recent predecessors, blazing through bona fide hell-raisers like ‘When the Whip Comes Down’ with irrepressible lust. Avg. “The world’s never been as depressing as it is right now. Lil Wayne's albums - … It’s not that the kids were all wrong, but ‘It’s Only Rock’n’Roll’ proved there was life in the old dog yet. for fans, collectors, and audiophiles alike. We’re killing the planet, killing our young men in the streets, and going to war around the world. Countless lists have been created, shared, discussed, and revisited over the years. rating: 4.63/5, Have: 70,939 From 12x5 to Forty Licks , the Rolling Stones have rocked the Billboard 200 and own the record for the most top 10 albums … Everybody that isn’t a white guy playing classic rock. The 2020 edition is much more reflective of people and genres. Music reviews, ratings, news and more. In 2003, Rolling Stone asked a panel of 271 artists, producers, industry executives and journalists to pick the greatest albums of all time. That might be down to its ‘lost hits’ feel – many of the instrumental tracks originated in ‘70s-spanning sessions – but it’s also a fascinating document of their hollowed-out, post-‘70s mindset. Not so much ‘avoid’ as ‘buy last’, Emotional Rescue marks the Stones’ ill-advised immersion in the world of disco. Keep in mind that the albums that are the most-collected on Discogs often have thousands more pressings than albums we could consider among our favorites; for example, Dark Side of the Moon (1973) has been in print, so to speak, a lot longer than The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998). rating: 4.65/5. Explore The Seattle Public Library. We look back on the many highlights of their enduring career and pick out their 10 greatest albums. Want: 116,489 Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to take over the number one spot,” said the magazine of the growth since 2003. As the sixties nosedived into a morass of misadventure and excess, the Stones came into their own as prophets of riot and ruin. Miles Davis's 20 greatest albums – ranked! Music reviews, ratings, news and more. The RS 500 was assembled by the editors of Rolling Stone, based on the results of two extensive polls. Viewed by some as a ‘Be Here Now’-style creative crash, ‘Goat’s Head Soup’ is ballad-heavy but filler-free, setting the tone for the group’s next decade and even inventing a kind of psych-infused proto-disco in ‘100 Years Ago’. The first 100 from Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time. Avg. Calling out ‘Under My Thumb’ for misogyny is almost as old as misogyny itself, but it’s true – the song’s either rank sexism or unearned satire; still, its hip-waggling, lip-licking playfulness mean that, one way or another, that song, and this album, endure as classics. One of the most-talked-about is Rolling Stone’s ranking of the best albums of all time, which was first introduced in 2003 (with a minor update in 2012) and recently updated for 2020. Arguing over the best albums is a popular pastime of any fan. By now, you’ve sensed a theme. Avg. The more consistent of two Stones albums released in 1967 (sorry, ‘Their Satanic Majesties... 9 ‘It’s Only Rock’n’Roll’. Readers’ Poll: The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time 1. See which albums are sitting at the top of this year's charts. 1) is right up there on the rotten front as well, which is a shame as it marks Ronnie Wood’s only writing credit alongside Jagger and Richards. We narrowed the scope by starting with the 250 most-collected release on Discogs and leading with the records that are more popular than the highest-ranked with Rolling Stone by that artist. To celebrate the Rolling stones' 55th anniversary we take on the daunting task of ranking their entire discography. If you are missing any of these in your collection, check out this convenient list that Discogs user Mike Wheeler made. rating: 4.45/5, Have: 52,975 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu7b-Xmi8hg. View reviews, ratings, news & more regarding your favorite band. A list of Rolling Stone's best music of 1974. We have the data showing which albums can be found in the most collections of Discogs users, so we’re going to break down the list by the numbers. rating: 4.63/5, Have: 193,410 Etc. Edited by Richard Heaton https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLsrx7jEToGOed9R-hgn7bA Music by Jagger-Richards. Avg. Music reviews, ratings, news and more. The more consistent of two Stones albums released in 1967 (sorry, ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’), ‘Between the Buttons’ is packed with eclectic gems: music-hall curveball ‘Something Happened to me Yesterday’, the fame-wary ‘Yesterday’s Papers’ and of course the classics, ‘Let’s Spend the Night Together’ and ‘Ruby Tuesday’, songs so recyclable they’re part of the British conscience, like brewing fantastic cups of tea and arguing about how to pronounce ‘scone’. Released in the midst of punk, 1978’s ‘Some Girls’ is the great post-‘Exile’ Stones album, and their first with guitarist Ronnie Wood. Jeff Tweedy - … Avg. Interested in seeing more articles like this one? Seventeen years after first publishing "500 Greatest Albums of All Time," Rolling Stone magazine announced that it is giving the list a major update, making it "less rock-centric" in the process. A list of Rolling Stone's best music of 2020. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford broke down his top 10 favorite albums, and explained how they helped make him who he … Pink Floyd fans. The Rolling Stones, from left to right: standing: Keith Richards and Bill Wyman. Eighty-six albums from the 2000s were new to the 2020 edition of Rolling Stone’s list, but we’re highlighting the highest-ranking ones that came out in the past 10 years. Over the years, it's been the most widely read — and argued over — feature in the history of the magazine (last year, the RS 500 got over 63 million views on the site). 'Blonde on Blonde' 3. 'Nashville Skyline' 7. 'Oh Mercy' 10. ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ opens up with jingle-catchy “woo-woo”s and samba drums that can’t contain their excitement, and their exuberance is justified, even as the album that follows explores late-‘60s disillusionment and resignation. Avg. A feast of excellence. 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