Rolling Stone magazine has issued a revamp of its “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list.
Atlanta’s OutKast kicks things off at No. 500 with 1998’s “Aquemini,” which the magazine credits for “put[ing] the duo’s hometown ‘Hotlanta’ on the rap map.” Because that’s a term we just can’t hear enough.
The duo’s “Stankonia,” with the original Atlanta-based “B.O.B.,” slides in at No. 361. Among the other Georgia showings, R.E.M.’s “Document” hovers in the 460s, “Automatic for the People” lands at No. 249 and “Murmur” hits No. 197. And the B52’s self-titled first album – back in the hyphen days — is at No. 152
I won’t be a spoiler and tell you their No. 1 pick, but suffice to say there are plenty of Beatles and Dylan sightings in the Top 10. It’s also fun to cull through the bottom-dwellers (Boz Scaggs! MGMT!) as you scroll to the top.
Do you agree with the Rolling Stone picks? What would be in your Top 10?