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Old 07-30-2008, 09:16 AM   #1
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Yahoo makes "Top 20 albums - for real" list

The Top 20 Albums of All Time (For Real) - The Y! Music Playlist Blog

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Old 07-30-2008, 09:25 AM   #2
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Interesting, though the fact that it is admittedly US-centric undermines it's real-ness. If you took Europe into greater consideration, it would contrast starkly I reckon.

Stevie Wonder number one....I personally find his songs a real bore, but whatever floats yer boats....
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My thoughts are, Michael should be Number 1 – as Thriller is unf****king believable to listen to!
Beatles should not have two albums in the top 10.
Stevie Wonder? No!
Nirvana, George Michael and Prince should be a lot higher.
Otherwise I agree with Fleetwood, Pink Floyd, Eagles being there.

If Guns and Roses are there, so should an album by BS.

I really expected MJ at 1, and SgT Pepper album in there instead.
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Not bad but I would include Achtung, Automatic, OK Computer and a few others.
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The list was assembled by a guy who thought this looked cool:



Yeah.
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Interesting, though the fact that it is admittedly US-centric undermines it's real-ness. If you took Europe into greater consideration, it would contrast starkly I reckon.
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1. The list is based on the American market - I did this only because I had mounds of detailed data on the American music market at hand- to include the whole world or even Europe would increase the complexity of the analysis greatly - So this is really the "Top 20 Albums of All Time (To Americans)"
If that helps.
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and no Mariah Carey?
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I'm not going to say what should have been where, because who fucking cares....but, Stevie Wonder has an amazing voice and his work in the 70's was fucking phenomenal.
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The guy's using a mathematical formula, it's not subjective or exact science. I agree with his choices here because those albums are incredibly successful and fit the criteria of his mathematical findings. If anything, I would've thought the top 3 would've been Dark Side, Thriller, Key of Life.
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Stevie Wonder number one....I personally find his songs a real bore, but whatever floats yer boats....
Four Grammys for Album of the Year in the span of five years means he floated a lot of boats back in the day. And he's certainly a better writer/singer/musician than Michael Jackson.

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Lists like this make me realize how alone I really am.
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Old 07-30-2008, 12:21 PM   #12
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no mate, lists like this are bloody useless.
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mad1, nice avatar there...
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for someone who aims at making this somehow objective by adding a mathematical formula I think he does a bit of a sucky job

my 2 main problem are:
- due to his formula no album released in the last 10 years would even stand a chance to make the list
no matter how great an album is since downloading started no album was ever gonna sell anywhere near the amount of the albums mentioned here

- equating an album price to staying power doesn't make that much sense to me
it says more about the strategy of the record company

and I think I can think of some other factors that make me doubt whether this could be called objective


besides, alone the lack of Pet Sounds already shows this list is crap
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