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Rolling Stone 200: The Essential Rock Collection

The 50's Era

• Chuck Berry - The Great Twenty-Eight
• Ruth Brown - Rockin' In Rhythm: The Best of Ruth Brown
• Johnny Cash - The Sun Years
• Ray Charles - The Birth of Soul
• Ray Charles - Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music
• Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley/Go Bo Diddley
• Fats Domino - My Blue Heaven - The Best of Fats Domino
• The Everly Brothers - Cadence Classics (Their 20 Greatest Hits)
• Buddy Holly - 20 Golden Greats
• Jerry Lee Lewis - The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer No Filler!
• Little Richard - The Georgia Peach
• Roy Orbison - For The Lonely: A Roy Orbison Anthology - 1956-1964
• Carl Perkins - Original Sun Greatest Hits
• Elvis Presley - The Complete Sun Sessions
• Elvis Presley - Elvis' Golden Records
• Elvis Presley - The Memphis Record
• Joe Turner - Big Bad and Blue
• Various Artists - Atlantic R&B 1947-1974
• Various Artists - The Best of Doo Wop Uptempo
• Various Artists - The Sun Records Collection

The 60s Era

• The Animals - The Best of the Animals
• The Band - The Band
• The Beach Boys - Endless Summer
• The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
• The Beatles - 1962-1966
• The Beatles - Rubber Soul
• The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
• The Beatles - The Beatles
• The Beatles - Abbey Road
• James Brown - Star Time
• Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again
• The Byrds - The Byrds' Greatest Hits
• Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
• Sam Cooke - The Man and His Music
• Cream - Wheels Of Fire
• Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys
• Crosby - Stills - Nash and Young - Déjà Vu
• The Doors - The Doors
• Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
• Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
• Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
• Bob Dylan - The Basement Tapes
• Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
• The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin
• Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You
• Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul
• The Grateful Dead - Live Dead
• The Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
• The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? (British Version)
• The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love
• The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
• Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
• The Kinks - The Kinks Greatest Hits!
• The Kinks - Something Else
• John Mayall - Bluesbreakers - John Mayall With Eric Clapton
• Joni Mitchell - Blue
• Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
• Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
• Otis Redding - Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding
• Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - Anthology
• The Rolling Stones - Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)
• The Rolling Stones - Beggar's Banquet
• The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
• The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
• The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
• The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
• Simon and Garfunkel - Greatest Hits
• Phil Spector - Back To Mono (1958-1969)
• Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis
• Diana Ross and the Supremes - Anthology
• The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground and Nico
• The Velvet Underground - Loaded
• The Who - Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy
• The Who - Tommy
• The Who - Who's Next
• Jackie Wilson - Mr. Excitement!
• The Yardbirds - Greatest Hits - Vol. I (1964-1966)
• Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - Freak Out!
• Various Artists - The Best of the Girl Groups - Vols. I and II
• Various Artists - Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection - 1959-1971
• Various Artists - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era - 1965-1968

The 70s Era

• AC/DC - Highway To Hell
• Aerosmith - Rocks
• The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
• Big Star - Radio City
• Black Sabbath - Paranoid
• Blondie - Parallel Lines
• David Bowie - Hunky Dory
• David Bowie - Low
• Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky
• Chic - Risqué
• The Clash - The Clash
• The Clash - London Calling
• Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
• Derek and the Dominoes - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
• The Eagles - Hotel California
• Brian Eno - Another Green World
• Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
• Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
• Marvin Gaye - Anthology
• Al Green - Greatest Hits
• Billy Joel - Greatest Hits: Vol. I and Vol. II
• Elton John - Honky Château
• Elton John - Greatest Hits
• Carole King - Tapestry
• Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
• Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
• Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
• John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
• John Lennon - Imagine
• Bob Marley and the Wailers - Burnin'
• Bob Marley and the Wailers - Live!
• Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions - The Anthology 1966-1977
• Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
• Van Morrison - Moondance
• Van Morrison - The Best of Van Morrison
• Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
• Randy Newman - 12 Songs
• The New York Dolls - The New York Dolls
• The O'Jays - Back Stabbers
• Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection
• Parliament/Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove
• Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
• Pretenders - Pretenders
• Ramones - Ramones
• Roxy Music - Siren
• The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols
• Sly and the Family Stone - Greatest Hits
• Sly and the Family Stone - There's A Riot Going On
• Patti Smith - Horses
• Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
• Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A.
• Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
• Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story
• The Stooges - Funhouse
• James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
• Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
• Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
• X - Los Angeles
• Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
• Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
• Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps
• Various Artists - The Harder They Come
• Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever

The 80s Era

• Laurie Anderson - Big Science
• Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock - The Album
• Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
• Black Flag - Damaged
• The Cure - Staring At The Sea: The Singles
• De La Soul - Three Feet High and Rising
• Eurythmics - Touch
• Gang Of Four - Entertainment!
• Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - Greatest Message's
• Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
• Don Henley - The End of the Innocence
• Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
• Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
• Michael Jackson - Thriller
• Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
• The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
• Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - I Love Rock & Roll
• Joy Division - Closer
• LL Cool J - Radio
• Madonna - Like A Prayer
• Metallica - Kill 'Em All
• Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey
• Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime
• N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
• Sinéad O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
• Pixies - Surfer Rosa
• Prince - Dirty Mind
• Prince - Purple Rain
• Prince - Sign 'o' the Times
• Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
• Bonnie Raitt - Nick Of Time
• R.E.M. - Murmur
• R.E.M. - Document
• The Replacements - Let It Be
• Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell
• The Smiths - The Smiths
• Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
• Talking Heads - Remain In Light
• U2 - The Joshua Tree
• U2 - Achtung Baby

The 90s Era

• Beck - Odelay
• Dr. Dre - The Chronic
• PJ Harvey - Dry
• Hole - Live Through This
• Massive Attack - Blue Lines
• Moby - "Go"
• My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
• Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
• Nirvana - Nevermind
• Nirvana - Unplugged In New York
• The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
• Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
• Pearl Jam - Ten
• Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville
• The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
• The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

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Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Pop Songs

I just got the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine (the December 7th - 2000 issue) and they had a special feature on what their critics and some critics from MTV in the U.S.A. decided were the 100 Greatest Pop Songs since the Beatles era.


1. Yesterday - The Beatles
2. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
4. Like A Virgin - Madonna
5. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
6. I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
7. Respect - Aretha Franklin
8. With Or Without You - U2
9. I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
10. I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
11. Hotel California - The Eagles
12. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
13. Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses
14. Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
15. Imagine - John Lennon
16. Nothing Compares 2 U - Siniad O-Connor
17. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
18. Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
19. Vogue - Madonna
20. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
21. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
22. Beat It - Michael Jackson
23. Oh - Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
24. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
25. Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
26. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
27. When Doves Cry - Prince
28. MMMBop - Hanson
29. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
30. Your Song - Elton John
31. Smooth - Santana featuring Rob Thomas
32. (Sittin On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
33. My Generation - The Who
34. Ironic - Alanis Morissette
35. Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
36. Waterfalls - TLC
37. O.P.P. - Naughty by Nature
38. Changes - David Bowie
39. Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
40. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
41. Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
42. Every Breath You Take - The Police
43. Miss You - The Rolling Stones
44. Dancing Queen - Abba
45. Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
46. The Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
47. Jump - Van Halen
48. Jeremy - Pearl Jam
49. Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan
50. Little Red Corvette - Prince
51. Just My Imagination - The Temptations
52. Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
53. Faith - George Michael
54. Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
55. Bye Bye Bye - -N Sync
56. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
57. Our Lips Are Sealed - The Go-Go-s
58. One Headlight - The Wallflowers
59. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
60. Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
61. The One I Love - R.E.M.
62. Papa Don-t Preach - Madonna
63. In My Life - The Beatles
64. Bennie And The Jets - Elton John
65. Just What I Needed - The Cars
66. Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
67. My Name Is - Eminem
68. Only Happy When It Rains - Garbage
69. Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode
70. Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
71. I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
72. Free Fallin - Tom Petty
73. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? - Culture Club
74. Tiny Dancer - Elton John
75. Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly and the Family Stone
76. Creep - Radiohead
77. Let's Stay Together - Al Green
78. Longview - Green Day
79. Nasty - Janet Jackson
80. I Need Love - LL Cool J
81. Don-t Speak - No Doubt
82. Rock With You - Michael Jackson
83. I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
84. Wonderwall - Oasis
85. Surrender - Cheap Trick
86. Don-t You Want Me - The Human League
87. Brass In Pocket (I-m Special) - The Pretenders
88. Gone Till November - Wyclef Jean
89. Careless Whisper - Wham! Featuring George Michael
90. The Boy Is Mine - Brandy and Monica
91. No Diggity - BLACKstreet featuring Dr. Dre
92. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
93. Stayin- Alive - The Bee Gees
94. All The Small Things - Blink-182
95. Good Times - Chic
96. Photograph - Def Leppard
97. Love Shack - The B-52-s
98. She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
99. Just A Friend - Biz Markie
100. Tainted Love - Soft Cell

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The Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums
(December 2003)

Sgt Pepper

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
3. Revolver - The Beatles
4. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
5. Rubber Soul - The Beatles
6. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
7. Exile on Main Street - The Rolling Stones
8. London Calling - The Clash
9. Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
10. The Beatles ("The White Album") - The Beatles
11. The Sun Sessions - Elvis Presley
12. Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
13. Velvet Underground and Nico - The Velvet Underground
14. Abbey Road - The Beatles
15. Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
16. Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan
17. Nevermind - Nirvana
18. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
19. Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
20. Thriller - Michael Jackson
21. The Great Twenty-Eight - Chuck Berry
22. Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon
23. Innervisions - Stevie Wonder
24. Live at the Apollo (1963) - James Brown
25. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
26. The Joshua Tree - U2
27. King of the Delta Blues Singers - Vol. 1 - Robert Johnson
28. Who's Next - The Who
29. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
30. Blue - Joni Mitchell
31. Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
32. Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones
33. Ramones - Ramones
34. Music From Big Pink - The Band
35. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars - David Bowie
36. Tapestry - Carole King
37. Hotel California - The Eagles
38. The Anthology - 1947 - 1972 - Muddy Waters
39. Please Please Me - The Beatles
40. Forever Changes - Love
41. Never Mind the Bollocks - Here's the Sex Pistols - The Sex Pistols
42. The Doors - The Doors
43. The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
44. Horses - Patti Smith
45. The Band - The Band
46. Legend - Bob Marley and the Wailers
47. A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
48. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - Public Enemy
49. At Fillmore East - The Allman Brothers Band
50. Here's Little Richard - Little Richard
51. Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon and Garfunkel
52. Greatest Hits - Al Green
53. The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings -
1952 - 1959 - Ray Charles
54. Electric Ladyland - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
55. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
56. Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder
57. Beggars Banquet - The Rolling Stones
58. Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
59. Meet the Beatles - The Beatles
60. Greatest Hits - Sly and the Family Stone
61. Appetite for Destruction - Guns n' Roses
62. Achtung Baby - U2
63. Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones
64. Phil Spector - Back to Mono (1958 - 1969) - Various Artists
65. Moondance - Van Morrison
66. Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
67. The Stranger - Billy Joel
68. Off the Wall - Michael Jackson
69. Superfly - Curtis Mayfield
70. Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
71. After the Gold Rush - Neil Young
72. Purple Rain - Prince
73. Back in Black - AC/DC
74. Otis Blue - Otis Redding
75. Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
76. Imagine - John Lennon
77. The Clash - The Clash
78. Harvest - Neil Young
79. Star Time - James Brown
80. Odessey and Oracle - The Zombies
81. Graceland - Paul Simon
82. Axis: Bold as Love - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
83. I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You - Aretha Franklin
84. Lady Soul - Aretha Franklin
85. Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
86. Let It Be - The Beatles
87. The Wall - Pink Floyd
88. At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
89. Dusty in Memphis - Dusty Springfield
90. Talking Book - Stevie Wonder
91. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
92. 20 Golden Greats - Buddy Holly
93. Sign 'o' the Times - Prince
94. Bitches Brew - Miles Davis
95. Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
96. Tommy - The Who
97. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
98. This Year's Model - Elvis Costello
99. There's a Riot Goin' On - Sly and the Family Stone
100. In the Wee Small Hours - Frank Sinatra
101. Fresh Cream - Cream
102. Giant Steps - John Coltrane
103. Sweet Baby James - James Taylor
104. Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music - Ray Charles
105. Rocket to Russia - Ramones
106. Portrait of a Legend 1951 - 1964 - Sam Cooke
107. Hunky Dory - David Bowie
108. Aftermath - The Rolling Stones
109. Loaded - The Velvet Underground
110. The Bends - Radiohead
111. Court and Spark - Joni Mitchell
112. Disraeli Gears - Cream
113. The Who Sell Out - The Who
114. Out of Our Heads - The Rolling Stones
115. Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs - Derek and the Dominos
116. At Last - Etta James
117. Sweetheart of the Rodeo - The Byrds
118. Stand! - Sly and the Family Stone
119. The Harder They Come Original Soundtrack - Various Artists
120. Raising Hell - Run-DMC
121. Moby Grape - Moby Grape
122. Pearl - Janis Joplin
123. Catch a Fire - Bob Marley and the Wailers
124. Younger Than Yesterday - The Byrds
125. Raw Power - The Stooges
126. Remain in Light - Talking Heads
127. If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears - The Mamas and the Papas
128. Marquee Moon - Television
129. 40 Greatest Hits - Hank Williams
130. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
131. Saturday Night Fever Original Soundtrack - Various Artists
132. The Wild - the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle - Bruce Springsteen
133. Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G.
134. Slanted and Enchanted - Pavement
135. Greatest Hits - Elton John
136. Tim - The Replacements
137. The Chronic - Dr. Dre
138. Rejuvenation - The Meters
139. All That You Can't Leave Behind - U2
140. Parallel Lines - Blondie
141. Live at the Regal - B.B. King
142. Phil Spector - A Christmas Gift for You - Various Artists
143. Gris-Gris - Dr. John
144. Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A
145. Aja - Steely Dan
146. Surrealistic Pillow - Jefferson Airplane
147. Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology - Otis Redding
148. Deja Vu - Crosby Stills Nash and Young
149. Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin
150. Santana - Santana
151. Darkness on the Edge of Town - Bruce Springsteen
152. The B-52's - The B-52's
153. Moanin' in the Moonlight - Howlin' Wolf
154. The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest
155. Pretenders - The Pretenders
156. Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys
157. Closer - Joy Division
158. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy - Elton John
159. Alive - Kiss
160. Electric Warrior - T. Rex
161. The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
162. OK Computer - Radiohead
163. 1999 - Prince
164. Heart Like a Wheel - Linda Ronstadt
165. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
166. Imperial Bedroom - Elvis Costello
167. Master of Puppets - Metallica
168. My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello
169. Exodus - Bob Marley
170. Live at Leeds - The Who
171. The Notorious Byrd Brothers - The Byrds
172. Every Picture Tells a Story - Rod Stewart
173. Something/Anything? - Todd Rundgren
174. Desire - Bob Dylan
175. Close to You - The Carpenters
176. Rocks - Aerosmith
177. One Nation Under a Groove - Parliament/Funkadelic
178. Greatest Hits - The Byrds
179. The Anthology 1961 - 1977 - Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions
180. The Definitive Collection - Abba
181. The Rolling Stones - Now! - The Rolling Stones
182. Natty Dread - Bob Marley and the Wailers
183. Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
184. Red Headed Stranger - Willie Nelson
185. The Stooges - The Stooges
186. Fresh - Sly and the Family Stone
187. So - Peter Gabriel
188. Buffalo Springfield Again - Buffalo Springfield
189. Happy Trails - Quicksilver Messenger Service
190. From Elvis in Memphis - Elvis Presley
191. Funhouse - The Stooges
192. The Gilded Palace of Sin - The Flying Burrito Brothers
193. Dookie - Green Day
194. Transformer - Lou Reed
195. Bluesbreakers - John Mayall With Eric Clapton
196. Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965 - 1968 -
Various Artists
197. Murmur - R.E.M.
198. The Best of - Little Walter
199. Highway to Hell - AC/DC
200. The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails
201. Parsley - Sage - Rosemary and Thyme - Simon and Garfunkel
202. Bad - Michael Jackson
203. Wheels of Fire - Cream
204. Dirty Mind - Prince
205. Abraxas - Santana
206. Tea for the Tillerman - Cat Stevens
207. Ten - Pearl Jam
208. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Neil Young With Crazy Horse
209. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
210. Crooked Rain - Crooked Rain - Pavement
211. Tattoo You - The Rolling Stones
212. Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner - Ike and Tina Turner
213. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
214. Bo Diddley/Go Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
215. Two Steps From the Blues - Bobby Bland
216. The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths
217. Licensed to Ill - Beastie Boys
218. Look-Ka Py Py - The Meters
219. Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
220. New Orleans Piano - Professor Longhair
221. War - U2
222. The Neil Diamond Collection - Neil Diamond
223. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf
224. Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen
225. The Complete Hank Williams - Hank Williams
226. Doolittle - Pixies
227. Paid in Full - Eric B. and Rakim
228. Toys in the Attic - Aerosmith
229. Nick of Time - Bonnie Raitt
230. A Night at the Opera - Queen
231. The Kink Kronikles - The Kinks
232. Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
233. Bookends - Simon and Garfunkel
234. The Ultimate Collection - Patsy Cline
235. Mr. Excitement! - Jackie Wilson
236. The Who Sings My Generation - The Who
237. Like a Prayer - Madonna
238. Can't Buy a Thrill - Steely Dan
239. Let It Be - The Replacements
240. Run-DMC - Run-DMC
241. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
242. The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer No Filler! - Jerry Lee Lewis
243. Freak Out! - The Mothers of Invention
244. Live Dead - Grateful Dead
245. Bryter Layter - Nick Drake
246. The Shape of Jazz to Come - Ornette Coleman
247. Automatic for the People - R.E.M.
248. Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z
249. Low - David Bowie
250. The River - Bruce Springsteen
251. The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul - Otis Redding
252. Metallica - Metallica
253. Trans-Europe Express - Kraftwerk
254. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
255. The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
256. The Velvet Rope - Janet Jackson
257. Stardust - Willie Nelson
258. American Beauty - Grateful Dead
259. Crosby Stills and Nash - Crosby Stills and Nash
260. Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club
261. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
262. Workingman's Dead - Grateful Dead
263. The Genius of Ray Charles - Ray Charles
264. Child Is Father to the Man - Blood - Sweat and Tears
265. Cosmo's Factory - Creedence Clearwater Revival
266. Quadrophenia - The Who
267. There Goes Rhymin' Simon - Paul Simon
268. Psycho Candy - The Jesus and Mary Chain
269. Some Girls - The Rolling Stones
270. The Beach Boys Today! - The Beach Boys
271. Going to a Go-Go - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
272. Nightbirds - Labelle
273. The Slim Shady LP - Eminem
274. Mothership Connection - Parliament
275. Rhythm Nation 1814 - Janet Jackson
276. Anthology of American Folk Music - Harry Smith - ed.
277. Aladdin Sane - David Bowie
278. The Immaculate Collection - Madonna
279. My Life - Mary J. Blige
280. Folk Singer - Muddy Waters
281. Can't Get Enough - Barry White
282. The Cars - The Cars
283. Five Leaves Left - Nick Drake
284. Music of My Mind - Stevie Wonder
285. I'm Still in Love With You - Al Green
286. Los Angeles - X
287. Anthem of the Sun - Grateful Dead
288. Something Else by the Kinks - The Kinks
289. Call Me - Al Green
290. Talking Heads: 77 - Talking Heads
291. The Basement Tapes - Bob Dylan and the Band
292. White Light / White Heat - The Velvet Underground
293. Greatest Hits - Simon and Garfunkel
294. Kick Out the Jams - MC5
295. Meat Is Murder - The Smiths
296. We're Only In It For the Money - The Mothers of Invention
297. Weezer (Blue Album) - Weezer
298. Master of Reality - Black Sabbath
299. Coat of Many Colors - Dolly Parton
300. Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy
301. John Wesley Harding - Bob Dylan
302. The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
303. Grace - Jeff Buckley
304. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road - Lucinda Williams
305. Odelay - Beck
306. Songs for Swingin' Lovers - Frank Sinatra
307. Avalon - Roxy Music
308. The Sun Records Collection - Various Artists
309. Nothing's Shocking - Jane's Addiction
310. BloodSugarSexMagik - Red Hot Chili Peppers
311. MTV Unplugged in New York - Nirvana
312. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill
313. Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
314. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
315. Surfer Rosa - Pixies
316. Rock Steady - No Doubt
317. The Eminem Show - Eminem
318. Back Stabbers - The O'Jays
319. Burnin' - Bob Marley and the Wailers
320. Pink Moon - Nick Drake
321. Sail Away - Randy Newman
322. Ghost in the Machine - The Police
323. Station to Station - David Bowie
324. The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt - Linda Ronstadt
325. Slowhand - Eric Clapton
326. Disintegration - The Cure
327. Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette
328. Exile in Guyville - Liz Phair
329. Daydream Nation - Sonic Youth
330. In the Jungle Groove - James Brown
331. Tonight's the Night - Neil Young
332. Help! - The Beatles
333. Shoot Out the Lights - Richard and Linda Thompson
334. Wild Gift - X
335. Squeezing Out Sparks - Graham Parker
336. Superunknown - Soundgarden
337. Aqualung - Jethro Tull
338. Cheap Thrills - Big Brother and the Holding Company
339. The Heart of Saturday Night - Tom Waits
340. Damaged - Black Flag
341. Play - Moby
342. Violator - Depeche Mode
343. Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf
344. Berlin - Lou Reed
345. Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads
346. 3 Feet High and Rising - De La Soul
347. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Pink Floyd
348. At Newport 1960 - Muddy Waters
349. Roger the Engineer (a.k.a. Over Under Sideways Down) - The Yardbirds
350. Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young and Crazy Horse
351. Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
352. 52nd Street - Billy Joel
353. Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds - The Yardbirds
354. 12 Songs - Randy Newman
355. Between the Buttons - The Rolling Stones
356. Sketches of Spain - Miles Davis
357. Honky Chateau - Elton John
358. Singles Going Steady - Buzzcocks
359. Stankonia - Outkast
360. Siamese Dream - The Smashing Pumpkins
361. Substance - New Order
362. L.A. Woman - The Doors
363. Ray of Light - Madonna
364. American Recordings - Johnny Cash
365. Louder Than Bombs - The Smiths
366. Mott - Mott the Hoople
367. Is This It - The Strokes
368. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
369. Reggatta de Blanc - The Police
370. Volunteers - Jefferson Airplane
371. Siren - Roxy Music
372. Late for the Sky - Jackson Browne
373. Post - Bjork
374. The Eagles - The Eagles
375. The Ultimate Collection (1948 - 1990) - John Lee Hooker
376. (What's the Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis
377. CrazySexyCool - TLC
378. Funky Kingston - Toots and the Maytals
379. Greetings from Asbury Park - Bruce Springsteen
380. Sunflower - The Beach Boys
381. Modern Lovers - Modern Lovers
382. More Songs About Buildings and Food - Talking Heads
383. A Quick One (Happy Jack) - The Who
384. Pyromania - Def Leppard
385. Pretzel Logic - Steely Dan
386. Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers - Wu-Tang Clan
387. Country Life - Roxy Music
388. A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
389. The End of the Innocence - Don Henley
390. Elephant - The White Stripes
391. The Pretender - Jackson Browne
392. Willy and the Poor Boys - Creedence Clearwater Revival
393. Good Old Boys - Randy Newman
394. For Your Pleasure - Roxy Music
395. Blue Lines - Massive Attack
396. Eliminator - ZZ Top
397. Rain Dogs - Tom Waits
398. Anthology - The Temptations
399. Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
400. Illmatic - Nas
401. (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd) - Lynyrd Skynyrd
402. Dr. John's Gumbo - Dr. John
403. Radio City - Big Star
404. Sandinista! - The Clash
405. Rid of Me - PJ Harvey
406. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got - Sinead O' Connor
407. Strange Days - The Doors
408. Time Out of Mind - Bob Dylan
409. 461 Ocean Boulevard - Eric Clapton
410. Pink Flag - Wire
411. Double Nickels on the Dime - Minutemen
412. Mezzanine - Massive Attack
413. Beauty and the Beat - Go-Go's
414. Greatest Hits - James Brown
415. Van Halen - Van Halen
416. Mule Variations - Tom Waits
417. Boy - U2
418. Band on the Run - Wings
419. Dummy - Portishead
420. With the Beatles - The Beatles
421. The "Chirping" Crickets - Buddy Holly and the Crickets
422. The Best of the Girl Groups - Volumes 1 and 2 - Various Artists
423. Greatest Hits - The Mamas and the Papas
424. King of the Delta Blues Singers - Vol. 2 - Robert Johnson
425. Changesone - David Bowie
426. The Battle of Los Angeles - Rage Against the Machine
427. Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica - The Ronettes
428. Kid A - Radiohead
429. Grievous Angel - Gram Parsons
430. At Budokan - Cheap Trick
431. Anthology - Diana Ross and the Supremes
432. Sleepless - Peter Wolf
433. Another Green World - Brian Eno
434. Outlandos D'Amour - The Police
435. To Bring You My Love - PJ Harvey
436. Here Come the Warm Jets - Brian Eno
437. All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
438. #1 Record - Big Star
439. In Utero - Nirvana
440. Sea Change - Beck
441. Tragic Kingdom - No Doubt
442. Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
443. Live at the Harlem Square Club - 1963 - Sam Cooke
444. Criminal Minded - Boogie Down Productions
445. Rum Sodomy and the Lash - The Pogues
446. Suicide - Suicide
447. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! - Devo
448. In Color - Cheap Trick
449. The World Is a Ghetto - War
450. Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band
451. Back in the USA - MC5
452. Music - Madonna
453. Ritual de lo Habitual - Jane's Addiction
454. Getz/Gilberto - Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim
455. Synchronicity - The Police
456. Third/Sister Lovers - Big Star
457. For Everyman - Jackson Browne
458. John Prine - John Prine
459. Strictly Business - EPMD
460. Love It to Death - Alice Cooper
461. How Will the Wolf Survive? - Los Lobos
462. Here - My Dear - Marvin Gaye
463. Tumbleweed Connection - Elton John
464. The Blueprint - Jay-Z
465. Golden Hits - The Drifters
466. Live Through This - Hole
467. Love and Theft - Bob Dylan
468. Elton John - Elton John
469. Metal Box - Public Image Ltd.
470. Document - R.E.M.
471. Heaven Up Here - Echo and the Bunnymen
472. Hysteria - Def Leppard
473. A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay
474. Live in Europe - Otis Redding
475. Tunnel of Love - Bruce Springsteen
476. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
477. The Score - Fugees
478. Radio - LL Cool J
479. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight - Richard and Linda Thompson
480. Faith - George Michael
481. The Smiths - The Smiths
482. Armed Forces - Elvis Costello and the Attractions
483. Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G.
484. Branded Man - Merle Haggard
485. All Time Greatest Hits - Loretta Lynn
486. Maggot Brain - Funkadelic
487. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - The Smashing Pumpkins
488. Voodoo - D'Angelo
489. Guitar Town - Steve Earle
490. Entertainment! - Gang of Four
491. All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople
492. Vitalogy - Pearl Jam
493. That's the Way of the World - Earth - Wind and Fire
494. She's So Unusual - Cyndi Lauper
495. New Day Rising - Husker Du
496. Destroyer - Kiss
497. Yo! Bum Rush the Show - Public Enemy
498. Tres Hombres - ZZ Top
499. Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King
500. Touch - Eurythmics

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Rolling Stone Albums Of The Decade (2000-2009)


1 . Radiohead - Kid A
2 . The Strokes - Is This It
3 . Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
4 . Jay-Z - The Blueprint
5 . The White Stripes - Elephant
6 . Arcade Fire - Funeral
7 . Eminem - The Marshal Mathers LP
8 . Bob Dylan - Modern Times
9 . M.I.A. - Kala
10 . Kanye West - The College Dropout
11 . Bob Dylan - Love And Theft
12 . LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
13 . U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
14 . Jay-Z - The Black Album
15 . Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
16 . Outkast - Stankonia
17 . Beck - Sea Change
18 . MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
19 . Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
20 . The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
21 . Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
22 . Green Day - American Idiot
23 . D'Angelo - Voodoo
24 . Bruce Springsteen - Magic
25 . Radiohead - Amnesiac
26 . Cat Power - The Greatest
27 . The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
28 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
29 . Sigur Rós - Ágaetis Byrjun
30 . Radiohead - In Rainbows
31 . My Morning Jacket - Z
32 . Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
33 . Daft Punk - Discovery
34 . Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
35 . PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
36 . U2 - No Line On The Horizon
37 . 50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
38 . Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
39 . Kings Of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak
40 . Kanye West - Late Registration
41 . Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
42 . Elliott Smith - Figure 8
43 . The Killers - Hot Fuss
44 . System Of A Down - Toxicity
45 . Kanye West - Graduation
46 . Justin Timberlake - Futuresex/Lovesounds
47 . Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
48 . TV On The Radio - Dear Science
49 . Fiona Apple - Extraordionary Machine
50 . Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
51 . Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
52 . M.I.A. - Arular
53 . Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
54 . Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
55 . Robert Plant And Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
56 . Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
57 . Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
58 . Danger Mouse - The Grey Album
59 . Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
60 . Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
61 . The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
62 . Johnny Cash - American III - Solitary Man
63 . Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreak
64 . Gillian Welch - Time The Revelator
65 . Manu Chao - Próxima Estación Esperanza
66 . Antony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
67 . Björk - Vespertine
68 . U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
69 . Missy Elliott - Under Construction
70 . Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
71 . Bright Eyes - Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Eart To The Ground
72 . Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
73 . Coldplay - Parachutes
74 . Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
75 . Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
76 . Sigur Rós - ()
77 . Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
78 . Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
79 . The New Pornographers - Electric Version
80 . Kings Of Leon - Youth And Young Manhood
81 . Ryan Adams - Gold
82 . Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R
83 . The Black Keys - Attack & Release
84 . Eminem - The Eminem Show
85 . Coldplay - Viva La Vida
86 . The Postal Service - Give Up
87 . Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
88 . Brian Wilson - Smile
89 . Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
90 . Amadou & Miriam - Dimanche A Bamako
91 . The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious
92 . Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
93 . Johnny Cash - Unearthed
94 . The Libertines - Up The Brackett
95 . Alicia Keys - Songs In A Minor
96 . The Streets - Original Pirate Material
97 . Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
98 . TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
99 . The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me
100 . Leonard Cohen - 10 New Songs

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Rolling Stone Songs Of The Decade (2000-2009)

1 . Gnarls Barkley — Crazy
2 . Jay -Z — 99 Problems
3 . Beyoncé — Crazy in Love
4 . Outkast — Hey Ya!
5 . M.I.A. — Paper Planes
6 . The White Stripes — Seven Nation Army
7 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs — Maps
8 . Amy Winehouse — Rehab
9 . U2 — Beautiful Day
10 . Eminem — Stan
11 . MGMT — Time to Pretend
12 . Eminem — Lose Yourself
13 . 50 Cent — In Da Club
14 . Missy Elliott — Get Ur Freak On
15 . Johnny Cash — Hurt
16 . The Strokes — Last Nite
17 . Bob Dylan — Mississippi
18 . Kelly Clarkson — Since U Been Gone
19 . Kanye West — Jesus Walks
20 . Justin Timberlake — Cry Me a River
21 . OutKast — B.O.B.
22 . Amerie — 1 Thing
23 . Rihanna — Umbrella
24 . Radiohead — Everything in Its Right Place
25 . Missy Elliott — Work It
26 . Coldplay — Clocks
27 . The Postal Service — Such Great Heights
28 . Randy Newman — A Few Words in Defense of Our Country
29 . Kanye West — Gold Digger
30 . R. Kelly — Ignition (Remix)
31 . The Flaming Lips — Do You Realize?
32 . Franz Ferdinand — Take Me Out
33 . Daft Punk — One More Time
34 . Coldplay — Yellow
35 . Bruce Springsteen — The Rising
36 . U2 — Moment of Surrender
37 . LCD Soundsystem — Losing My Edge
38 . Gorillaz — Clint Eastwood
39 . Modest Mouse — Float On
40 . Kelis — Milkshake
41 . LCD Soundsystem — All My Friends
42 . Arcade Fire — Wake Up
43 . The Roots — The Seed (2.0)
44 . Britney Spears — Toxic
45 . Kylie Minogue — Can't Get You Out of My Head
46 . MGMT — Kids
47 . Green Day — American Idiot
48 . The Killers — Mr. Brightside
49 . The Walkmen — The Rat
50 . Beyoncé — Single Ladies
51 . D'Angelo — Untitled (How Does It Feel)
52 . Christina Aguilera — Beautiful
53 . The Rapture — House of Jealous Lovers
54 . Coldplay — The Scientist
55 . OutKast — Ms. Jackson
56 . Radiohead — Idioteque
57 . The Shins — New Slang
58 . The White Stripes — Fell In Love With a Girl
59 . The Strokes — Hard to Explain
60 . Beyoncé — Irreplaceable
61 . Jet — Are You Gonna Be My Girl
62 . Alicia Keys — Fallin'
63 . Lil Wayne — A Milli
64 . U2 — Vertigo
65 . Green Day — Boulevard of Broken Dreams
66 . Madonna — Music
67 . Wilco — Jesus, Etc.
68 . Coldplay — Viva La Vida
69 . Santigold — L.E.S. Artistes
70 . Arctic Monkeys — I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor
71 . Justice — D.A.N.C.E.
72 . Kings of Leon — Use Somebody
73 . Queens of the Stone Age — No One Knows
74 . TV on the Radio — Wolf Like Me
75 . Arcade Fire — Rebellion (Lies)
76 . Madonna — Hung Up
77 . Dixie Chicks — Not Ready to Make Nice
78 . LCD Soundsystem — Daft Punk is Playing at My House
79 . Robert Plant and Alison Krauss — Gone Gone Gone
80 . Phoenix — 1901
81 . Pink — Get The Party Started
82 . Jay -Z — Dirt Off Your Shoulder
83 . The Gossip — Standing in the Way of Control
84 . The Clipse — Grindin'
85 . The Dirty Projectors — Stillness Is the Move
86 . Aaliyah — Try Again
87 . The Knife — Heartbeats
88 . Jay -Z — Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
89 . Bright Eyes — Lua
90 . Midlake — Roscoe
91 . Bruce Springsteen — My City of Ruins
92 . Brad Paisley — Alcohol
93 . Snoop Dogg — Drop It Like It's Hot
94 . Radiohead — Pyramid Song
95 . Mary J. Blige — Family Affair
96 . Lady Gaga — Poker Face
97 . Fleet Foxes — White Winter Hymnal
98 . Amy Winehouse — Back to Black
99 . Gorillaz — Feel Good Inc.
100 . Damian Marley — Welcome to Jamrock