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iconoclastic pastry
11-25-2004, 11:16 PM
...as seen by Rolling Stone.

The list was topped by Bob Dylan's anthem Like A Rolling Stone, and followed by the Stone's Satisfaction and Lennon's Imagine.

Overall I think the list was pretty good. Certainly not my ideal one, but they could have done so much worse.

Any thoughts?

A WILD SNORLAX APPEARS
11-26-2004, 12:05 AM
Is there a link?

grn apple tree
11-26-2004, 02:55 AM
yeah i suppose the list is good...

TK
11-26-2004, 02:59 AM
...so the top two songs are somehow associated with the phrase "Rolling Stone?" O_o

Dr. Lucien Sanchez
11-26-2004, 01:27 PM
The list is absolute shite.......I mean I knew Rolling Stone (the magazine) disliked Radiohead, but I'd have thought they'd have enough sense to put either 'Karma Police,' 'Street Spirit,' and 'Paranoid Android' in the top 10 (well all 3 should be in the top 10.) Rolling Stone suck.

MercuryShadow
11-26-2004, 02:12 PM
As long as Pachelbel's Canon and some Guns n Roses are on there, I'll be content not to bitch :)

A WILD SNORLAX APPEARS
11-26-2004, 02:13 PM
The list is absolute shite.......I mean I knew Rolling Stone (the magazine) disliked Radiohead, but I'd have thought they'd have enough sense to put either 'Karma Police,' 'Street Spirit,' and 'Paranoid Android' in the top 10 (well all 3 should be in the top 10.) Rolling Stone suck.
Because disagreeing with you makes a list wrong. Obviously.

Dr. Lucien Sanchez
11-26-2004, 02:23 PM
No, what makes a list wrong is when everybody knows how the magazine works and the magazine carries on as if no oine has noticed......that is what they have done

iconoclastic pastry
11-26-2004, 04:04 PM
Hmm.


Welcome to the Ultimate Jukebox: The Second Edition of the Rolling Stone 500, a celebration of the greatest rock & roll songs of all time, chosen by a five-star jury of singers, musicians, producers, industry figures, critics, and of course, songwriters.

So much for your conspiracy theory. Of the 172 voters, I only counted 18 that are directly affiliated with "Rolling Stone" and most of those were Contributing Editors. If you want to whine to someone, whine to the other 154 people that voted.

Your entitled to your opinion, but don't be so quick to elevate yours above all others. I never claimed the list was some sort of definitive standard. Radiohead is on the list twice, from what I remember, for Paranoid Android and Fake Plastic Trees, two songs that aren't even in their personal top five in my opinion. No need to get up in arms over it. It isn't my ideal list either, it's not supposed to be, but overall I think they did much better than what I initially anticipated.

TK: Yeah, quite a few people noticed that, but both those songs are always in the top ten on these kind of lists, especially when it is compiled from industry folk and writers.

Dr. Lucien Sanchez
11-27-2004, 03:22 AM
I'm not actually angry, I never buy the magazine anyway. Just seemed abit of a useless list anyway....I mean it has all the obvious classics on there that are put in, like 'Like A Rolling Stone' and 'A Day In The Life' everybody knows whats going to be on these lists, just seems abit silly to keep on putting out more or less the same list over and over again.

Kool Ranch
11-27-2004, 12:22 PM
It sounds like a pretty good list. I can imagine where they're coming from, listing those songs as the top three.

In the magazine, do they say something about each song, like why it was chosen?

rezo
11-27-2004, 01:38 PM
The list is absolute shite.......I mean I knew Rolling Stone (the magazine) disliked Radiohead, but I'd have thought they'd have enough sense to put either 'Karma Police,' 'Street Spirit,' and 'Paranoid Android' in the top 10 (well all 3 should be in the top 10.) Rolling Stone suck.

I think it's a bit much to say that any song deserves to be in the top 10 of a "500 greatest of all time" list. Let alone 3 by the same band.

I haven't seen the list though. I saw the magazine in a class but didn't bother to check it out. Though I did think about it a little bit.

iconoclastic pastry
11-27-2004, 11:58 PM
In the magazine, do they say something about each song, like why it was chosen?

Yep. The higher ranked songs have a bit more said of course, but even No. 500 (More Than a Feeling *shudder) got 56 words.

Marceline
11-28-2004, 12:03 AM
Well, there's all sorts of great stuff that was left out, but that's to be expected on a list like this, especially when it comes to more obscure stuff.

I don't really think those songs are the "500 greatest of all time", but there are plenty of good tunes on this list.

Some of the stuff did seem a little silly to me though. "Dancing in the Streets" in the top 50?

I'd like to read the actual article to see why they chose some of the songs they did.

iconoclastic pastry
11-28-2004, 11:03 PM
I was glad to see the Pixies on the list, even if only once.

pedo mc tax me softly, black person (whom i love)
12-02-2004, 07:13 PM
I only have one question: Was the Boston song Foreplay on there?

Also, how in the fuck is anything by Bob Dylan one of the greatest songs ever? You can't even understand what the fuck he's saying!

iconoclastic pastry
12-02-2004, 11:06 PM
Was the Boston song Foreplay on there?

No.




You can't even understand what the fuck he's saying!

You can't? I can understand it just fine, and so can most people apparantly.




Also, how in the fuck is anything by Bob Dylan one of the greatest songs ever?

Of all the possibile list-toppers, you can pick so much worse than Dylan, and very little that is better.

omnislash
12-03-2004, 12:30 AM
As long as some Guns n Roses are on there, I'll be content not to bitch :)

I do like my GnR. But from what i've heard the list sucked, from what i've seen, it seems like it sucks, and from just hearing the idea of the list and where it came from i would assume it would suck

TK
12-03-2004, 01:38 AM
Bob Dylan = awesome. STFU.

Dr. Lucien Sanchez
12-03-2004, 03:34 AM
Bob Dylan = awesome. STFU.



Bob Dylan is awesome, but really, lets be honest here, 'Like A Rolling Stone' is definitley not his best song.

Marceline
12-03-2004, 06:40 AM
Usually, lists like these post more popular stuff by the artists then their best stuff though.

I'll just imagine that the number one song is Mr. Tambourine Man/ ^^

Jester
12-03-2004, 08:11 AM
I lost all faith in these types of lists when VH1 decided Robbie Williams was the greatest recording artist of all time :(

Banin
12-03-2004, 08:26 AM
If Ask DNA by the seatbelts isnt on that list I hate it.

Minty
12-03-2004, 08:34 AM
Music is personal choice.
So a list by a magazine will probably come down to one persons final say, hence their personal choice.
Which is why lists are dumb imo.