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Time Mag's Top 100 Albums

A common stunt to draw traffic to your site is to compile a list of something and proclaim it as the "100 Best" whatevers. "100 Best Albums Ever" seems to be the default list for magazine sites these days, and now a couple of critics from Time Magazine have compiled a list called the All-TIME 100 Albums. I find it very telling that of the 9 albums from the new century to have made the list, 4 are reissue packages of music made decades ago: Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Sam Cooke, and Hank Williams. Personally, I can't think of a single album this century worthy of the list. They do appear to have the 70's portion of the list pretty well covered, with most of my personal favorites there: The Clash - London Calling, Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life AND Talking Book, Parliament/Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove, Ramones- Ramones. Of course, I'd also include Donna Summer's Once Upon A Time and Giorgio Moroder's seminal From Here To Eternity.

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