Music reviews, ratings, news and more. 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. It’s the kind of fuck-it-all logic that probably explains their longevity. 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. Does that sound too familiar in 2020? There are a lot of parallels between Stone’s favorites and the most-collected albums on Discogs. Avg. The 2020 edition is much more reflective of people and genres. Want: 19,636 The RS 500 was assembled by the editors of Rolling Stone, based on the results of two extensive polls. The Rolling Stones’ Top 10 Albums – Ranked 10 ‘Between the Buttons’. 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. New titles, recently rated, and recently tagged by the library community. Rolling Stone Send a Tip Avg. Etc. A list of Rolling Stone's best music of 1991. See which albums are sitting at the top of this year's charts. rating: 4.46/5, Have: 71,871 The world's defining voice in music and pop culture since 1952. Dulcimer, sitar, bells, marimbas – 1966’s ‘Aftermath’ saw the Stones at once rejecting and redefining rock’n’roll lore. Shout out to Jasper Bernbaum for doing the research and curating this list. Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time was originally published in 2003, with a slight update in 2012. Want: 118,688 Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to take over the number one spot,” said the magazine of the growth since 2003. 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. 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. 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. By now, you’ve sensed a theme. 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' 8. rating: 4.63/5, Have: 193,410 A list of Rolling Stone's best music of 1971. The Rolling Stones, from left to right: standing: Keith Richards and Bill Wyman. © 2021 NME is a member of the media division of BandLab Technologies. Want to join the Discogs community of music lovers? If you are missing any of these in your collection, check out this convenient list that Discogs user Mike Wheeler made. rating: 4.47/5, Have: 171,717 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. Avg. rating: 4.63/5, Have: 70,939 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. 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. Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time was originally published in 2003, with a slight update in 2012. Though it has to be noted a good five years after the rest of the planet. Readers’ Poll: The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time 1. 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 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. rating: 4.65/5. 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). Pink Floyd fans. Music reviews, ratings, news and more. 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. Released in the midst of punk, 1978’s ‘Some Girls’ is the great post-‘Exile’ Stones album, and their first with guitarist Ronnie Wood. Explore The Seattle Public Library. See which albums are sitting at the top of this year's charts. Lauryn Hill ‎– The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder ‎– Songs in the Key of Life, The Beatles – Sgt. Avg. Arguing over the best albums is a popular pastime of any fan. Want: 63,287 Want: 212,616 In 2003, Rolling Stone asked a panel of 271 artists, producers, industry executives and journalists to pick the greatest albums of all time. 'Blood on the Tracks' 2. ‘Tattoo You’, released in 1981, obliterated the band’s has-been image and spent nine weeks as a US Number 1. Interested in seeing more articles like this one? A list of Rolling Stone's best music of 1974. 'Time Out of Mind' 9. The pop culture magazine's original list was published in 2003 and despite … In 1974, many had declared the Stones a spent force, a … Lil Wayne's albums - … ‘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. Want: 291,236 “The world’s never been as depressing as it is right now. rating: 4.54/5, Have: 137,466 Not so much ‘avoid’ as ‘buy last’, Emotional Rescue marks the Stones’ ill-advised immersion in the world of disco. We look back on the many highlights of their enduring career and pick out their 10 greatest albums. From Kanye West and Beyoncé to Chance the Rapper, Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, Frank Ocean: 100 of the best albums from 2010-2019. We’re killing the planet, killing our young men in the streets, and going to war around the world. 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 new 500 is less rock-centric. 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. View reviews, ratings, news & more regarding your favorite band. First published in 2003, Rolling Stone updated the massive ranking in 2012. 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. rating: 4.53/5, Have: 106,229 The new list was tabulated from over 300 top 50 lists submitted by critics, industry workers, and musicians. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu7b-Xmi8hg. Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNTH9zmleBE. Strap in. Check out the Top 10 … 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. 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. Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Top 10 Beatles Albums ‘Revolver’ narrowly edges out ‘Sgt. Avg. Tattoo You (1981) unlucky to miss out. Human rights … that’s the theme,” Gaye told the Detroit Free Press around the time that album was released in 1971. In 2003, Rolling Stone asked a panel of 271 artists, producers, industry executives and journalists to pick the greatest albums of all time. 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. Avg. In 2003, Rolling Stone asked a panel of 271 artists, producers, industry executives and journalists to pick the greatest albums of all time. No offense to the white guys that gave us classic rock — we love the stuff. 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. Now, we’re not here to argue with Rolling Stone. "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. 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. 'Oh Mercy' 10. The more consistent of two Stones albums released in 1967 (sorry, ‘Their Satanic Majesties... 9 ‘It’s Only Rock’n’Roll’. Rather, we’d like to view the magazine’s picks through the lens of Discogs. 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. However, just because something is well-loved doesn’t mean that it’s also well-worn. Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list has been revamped. Rolling Stone’s updated list, which came out Sept. 22, of the 500 greatest albums of all time is just angering. ROLLING STONE'S BEST ALBUMS OF 2020 50. As we mentioned before, sometimes the number of copies of a record can influence its perceived popularity. The first all-originals Stones album, it’s so classic-packed their reputation as sub-Beatles hopefuls never recovered. rating: 4.44/5, Have: 32,881 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. 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’. Avg. 'John Wesley Harding' Avg. As the sixties nosedived into a morass of misadventure and excess, the Stones came into their own as prophets of riot and ruin. 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 … 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. 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. From 12x5 to Forty Licks , the Rolling Stones have rocked the Billboard 200 and own the record for the most top 10 albums … The Rolling Stones pose for a portrait in 1965. A list of Rolling Stone's best music of 2020. 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. Have: 24,902 No, ‘scone’. 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. 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. The first list was published in a special issue of the magazine in 2003 and a related book in 2005. As its makers pushed 30, ‘Exile’ is the sound of master songwriters deciding their time’s far from up. Avg. for fans, collectors, and audiophiles alike. The media mainstay of the music industry has dissected decades of history and boldly declared which records transcend time. Music reviews, ratings, news and more. Pepper’ and ‘Abbey Road’ for number one spot Edited by Richard Heaton https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLsrx7jEToGOed9R-hgn7bA Music by Jagger-Richards. Miles Davis's 20 greatest albums – ranked! rating: 4.62/5, Have: 51,997 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. ‘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: 87,107 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. 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. As Jagger goes all high-pitched, self-grabbing and Gibbsy, it’s all the self-respecting Rolling Stones aficionado can do not to weep. The RS 500 was assembled by the editors of Rolling Stone, based on the results of two extensive polls. Avg. See the list below, and read it in full, with commentary, on Rolling Stone. Bartees Strange - Live Forever 49. 'Highway 61 Revisited' 4. 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. 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. Countless lists have been created, shared, discussed, and revisited over the years. Want: 233,657 Everybody that isn’t a white guy playing classic rock. 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). The first 100 from Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time. To celebrate the Rolling stones' 55th anniversary we take on the daunting task of ranking their entire discography. 'Blonde on Blonde' 3. 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. Rolling Stone's Best Folk Rock Albums of All Time. The Wall, Animals, Meddle, and several other Floyd albums didn’t break into the top 500 list curated by Rolling Stone staff and friends. Want: 39,333 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). 'Bringing It All Back Home' 5. 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. Dance (Pt. 'Desire' 6. See which albums are sitting at the top of this year's charts. 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. Their original list came out in 2003, and a slightly updated version came out in 2012. 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. A feast of excellence. 'Nashville Skyline' 7. Notably, The Beatles are well-loved and well-collected. Jeff Tweedy - … Want: 38,715 rating: 4.45/5, Have: 52,975 The first 100 from Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time. 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’. 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. Want: 116,489 See which albums are sitting at the top of this year's charts. Beatles – Sgt of lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder ‎– Songs in the streets, and going to war the! 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