3 Of Kanye West’s Albums On Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums Of All Time” List
Can you guess which ones??
Three Kanye West albums have made it on to the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine’s authoritative “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list, placing him among the greats of popular music. The new ranking, which combines a 2003 list (updated in 2005) with a later survey of the 2000s, saw two Radiohead records join the elite club, while long-established names including Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan also had albums added.
Rolling Stone has published the list, along with details of the albums and several new recording histories based on first-hand accounts, in “bookazine” format available for $11.99 on newsstands between Friday and July 25 in the United States. The big beneficiary was U.S. hip-hop star West, who saw 2005 album “Late Registration,” “The College Dropout” (2004) and “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” (2010) make it to the top 500.
In total, 30 albums were added and 30 taken away, with the casualties including several artists well-represented on the list already and whose “lesser” albums have now been dropped.
The highest entry among recent albums was West’s “Late Registration” at No. 118.
Asked whether the relatively low position of recently released albums reflected a barren period for great rock and pop, Hoard replied:
“My personal opinion is no. Music is as inspirational as it’s ever been.
“Things get clearer as the years pass. If you held this poll in 10 years, say, Arcade Fire could be a lot higher and the same could be said of Kanye West. Reputation and time definitely help an album, especially with pollers like ours.” Radiohead features twice — for “Amnesiac” (2001) and “In Rainbows” (2007), Jay-Z is added for “The Black Album” (2003), Lil Wayne makes it with “Tha Carter III” (2008) and the late Amy Winehouse for “Back to Black.”
Among those dropping out to make way for the additions were The Beach Boys (“Sunflower”), David Bowie (“Changesone”), Elton John (“Elton John”) and Madonna (“Music”).
What’s your favorite album of all time??