MUSIC LISTS



The Architects Of Rock
Elvis Presley
Chuck Berry
Little Richard
Robert Johnson
Bessie Smith
Leadbelly
Bo Diddley
Buddy Holly
Howlin' Wolf
Woody Guthrie
Jerry Lee Lewis
Muddy Waters
Carl Perkins

The Greatest Artists In Rock History
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Jimi Hendrix
Bob Dylan
Stevie Wonder
Aretha Franklin
James Brown
Prince
U2
The Who

Great Artists of the '60s
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Jimi Hendrix
Bob Dylan
Aretha Franklin
James Brown
The Who
Ray Charles
The Beach Boys
Marvin Gaye



Great Artists of the '70s
Stevie Wonder
The Rolling Stones
The Clash
The Who
Bruce Springsteen
Ramones
Queen
Elvis Costello
Rod Stewart
Fleetwood Mac
Great Artists of the '80s
Prince
U2
Michael Jackson
Run-D.M.C.
The Police
R.E.M.
The Clash
Public Enemy
Def Leppard
Talking Heads
Great Artists of the '90s
Nirvana
Eminem
Beck

U2
Green Day
R.E.M.
The Notorious B.I.G.
Liz Phair
Nine Inch Nails
Beastie Boys

The Greatest Albums In Rock History
The Beatles - Revolver
The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Beatles - The White Album
The Who - Who's Next
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?
Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain
The Clash - London Calling
The Beatles - Rubber Soul
The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
Nirvana - Nevermind
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Beck - Odelay
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
U2 - The Joshua Tree
Prince - Sign 'O' The Times

Great Albums of the '60s
The Beatles - Revolver
The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Beatles - The White Album
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?
The Beatles - Rubber Soul
The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
Led Zeppelin - II

Great Albums of the '70s
The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Who - Who's Next
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St
The Clash - The Clash
Led Zeppelin - IV
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Elvis Costello - This Year's Model

Great Albums of the '80s
Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain
The Clash - London Calling
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
U2 - The Joshua Tree
Prince - Sign 'O' The Times
Michael Jackson - Thriller
The Police - Synchronicity
Def Leppard - Hysteria
AC/DC - Back In Black
Guns 'N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

Great Albums of the '90s
Nirvana - Nevermind
Beck - Odelay
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
U2 - Achtung Baby
Green Day - Dookie
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
Garbage - Version 2.0
Dr. Dre - The Chronic

The Greatest Singles In Rock History
Aretha Franklin - Respect
The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
The Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Little Richard - Tutti-Frutti
Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Everly Brothers - (All I Have to Do Is) Dream
Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Prince - Little Red Corvette
The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
The Supremes - Stop! In The Name Of Love
Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
The Beatles - Yesterday
Madonna - Like A Prayer
Percy Faith - When A Man Loves A Woman
Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock - It Takes Two
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
The Who - I Can't Explain
The Beatles - Something
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
The Beach Boys - Don't Worry Baby
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man
The Ronettes - Be My Baby
The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
Prince - When Doves Cry
The Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There
Van Halen - Jump
The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
The Temptations - My Girl
The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
? And The Mysterians - 96 Tears
The Who - My Generation

Essential Retrospectives
Aerosmith - O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
Beastie Boys - Anthology: The Sounds of Science
The Beatles - 1962-1966 and 1967-1970
Chuck Berry - The Chess Box
James Brown - Star Time
Eric Clapton - Crossroads
The Clash - The Story Of The Clash or The Essential Clash
Elvis Costello - The Very Best of Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits and Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Everly Brothers - Cadence Classics: Their 20 Greatest Hits
Aretha Franklin - 30 Greatest Hits
Buddy Holly - The Buddy Holly Collection
Michael Jackson - Greatest Hits: History Volume I
The Kinks - Greatest Hits
John Lennon - Legend
Little Richard - 18 Greatest Hits
Paul McCartney - Wingspan (Hits and History)
The Police - Every Breath You Take: The Classics
Elvis Presley - The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters
Prince - The Hits/The B-Sides
Queen - Greatest Hits I & Greatest Hits II
Ramones - Anthology
The Rolling Stones - Singles Collection: The London Years
Bruce Springsteen - The Essential Bruce Springsteen
Talking Heads - Popular Favorites 1976-1992: Sand In The Vaseline
Various Artists - Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
The Who - The Ultimate Collection
Stevie Wonder - At The Close Of A Century

My Favorite Albums Year By Year (at the time, anyway)
2009: Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
2008: Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
2007: Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
2006: Prince - 3121
2005: The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
2004: Green Day - American Idiot
2003: Rhett Miller - The Instigator
2002: Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
2001: Sum 41 - All Killer No Filler
2000: U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
1999: Guster - Lost And Gone Forever
1998: Liz Phair - whitechocolatespaceegg and Garbage - Version 2.0 (tie)
1997: Green Day - Nimrod
1996: Beck - Odelay
1995: Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
1994: Green Day - Dookie
1993: Jellyfish - Spilt Milk
1992: R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
1991: U2 - Achtung Baby
1990: Jellyfish - Bellybutton
1989: Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
1988: Def Leppard - Hysteria
1987: U2 - The Joshua Tree
1986: Van Halen - 5150 and Peter Gabriel - So (tie)
1985: John Cougar Mellencamp - Scarecrow
1984: Huey Lewis and the News - Sports and Van Halen - 1984 (tie)
1983: Duran Duran - Rio
1982: J. Geils Band - Freeze Frame
1981: The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You

Great Rock Guitarists
Jimi Hendrix
Carlos Santana
Duane Allman (Allman Brothers Band)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Eric Clapton
Edward Van Halen
Jeff Beck
Prince
George Harrison
Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)
Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
The Edge (U2)
Curtis Mayfield
John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Pete Townshend (The Who)

Great Rock Bassists
Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone, Graham Central Station)
James Jamerson (Motown sessions)
Bootsy Collins (Parliament/Funkadelic, James Brown)
John Entwistle (The Who)
Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson)
Paul McCartney
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Bernard Edwards (Chic)
Donald "Duck" Dunn (Booker T. & the MG's)
Les Claypool (Primus)

Great Rock Drummers
Keith Moon (The Who)
Levon Helm (The Band)
Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick)
John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith)
Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp)
Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones)
Ringo Starr
Carl Palmer (ELP, Asia)
Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
Benny Benjamin (Motown sessions)
Stewart Copeland (The Police)

Great Rock Keyboardists
Professor Longhair
Booker T. Jones (Booker T. & the MG's)
Ray Charles
Aretha Franklin
Prince
Stevie Wonder
Elton John
Roy Bittan (Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie)
Billy Preston
Jimmy Jam (The Time, Janet Jackson)

Superior Artists Wrongly Considered Mediocre
Prince
Buddy Holly
Big Star
The Turtles
Def Leppard
John Mellencamp
The Zombies

Mediocre Artists Wrongly Considered Superior
Madonna
The Doors
The Grateful Dead
KISS
Dave Matthews Band
Billy Joel
Alanis Morissette
Bon Jovi
Elton John

Painfully Bad Popular Artists
Vanilla Ice
Michael Bolton
Kenny Rogers
Pat Boone
Color Me Badd
Tiffany
Paul Anka
John Denver
Uriah Heep
W.A.S.P.
Kenny G
Neil Diamond
Winger
America
Slaughter
Gino Vannelli

Horrific Hit Albums
Vanilla Ice - To The Extreme
Starship - Knee Deep In The Hoopla
Neil Diamond - Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Billy Ray Cyrus - Some Gave All
Englebert Humperdinck - Release Me
Tiffany - Tiffany
Duran Duran - Arena
Grand Funk - Shinin' On
Kenny G - Breathless
Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True
Michael Bolton - Time, Love and Tenderness
Carpenters - Close To You
Jethro Tull - A Passion Play
Poison - Look What The Cat Dragged In
Hootie and the Blowfish - Fairweather Johnson
Bon Jovi - New Jersey

Horrific Hit Singles
Charlene - I've Never Been To Me
Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling
Vanilla Ice - Play That Funky Music
Minnie Ripperton - Lovin' You
Bobby Goldsboro - Honey
Michael Bolton - When A Man Loves A Woman
New Kids On The Block - Hangin' Tough
O-Town - Liquid Dreams
Kenny Rogers - You Decorated My Life
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
D4L - Laffy Taffy
Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now
Glenn Frey - The One You Love
Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
Paula Abdul - Blowing Kisses In The Wind
4 Non Blondes - What's Up?
Hammer - Addams Groove
Madonna - Causing a Commotion
Cher - Half-Breed
Bon Jovi - I'll Be There For You
Paula Cole - Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?
Britney Spears - I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman
Richard Harris - MacArthur Park
Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
Starship - We Built This City
Chris DeBurgh - Don't Pay The Ferryman
Dishwalla - Counting Blue Cars
Don Johnson - Heartbeat
Warren G & Nate Dogg - Regulate
Christina Aguilera - Fighter

 


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