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Blender lists the "100 Greatest American Albums"

Blender has compiled and released a list of the "100 Greatest American Albums." While lists of the sort have never been universally appeasing, by overlooking so many keystone American musicians it is one of the most controversial in recent memory. Paul Westerberg questions "the veracity of this list," and after reading it you might have a lot of questions yourself.  Questions like: if Leonard Cohen is left off the list, why include a total of four albums by Canadians Neil Young and Joni Mitchell? Questions like why include Hole in the list but not Smashing Pumpkins, Westerberg's Replacements but not Hüsker Dü, Tori Amos but not Liz Phair, The Minutemen but not Black Flag, Bad Brains, The Dead Kennedys or Minor Threat?    Is Kid Rock’s Devil Without a Cause really more worthy than releases from The Stooges, CCR, The White Stripes or Charlie Parker which aren't included in list?  And most importantly, is Madonna’s The Immaculate Collection really the greatest American album of all time?  (Blender's 100 Greatest American Albums)
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Maybe they think Canada is just a really big suburb of Detroit.

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I believe Stephen Harper mentioned the United Canada leading up to the election he called the other day...either way, the list is inconsistent.

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Uh, I thought it was common knowledge that Blender was drivel, and that they suck. Really Kid Rock, but no Cohen? That's just wrong.

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I'm just surprised they're not calling Tha Carter III the greatest album of all time.

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I'm surprised they're still around.

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It's s good thing they left out Sonic Youth. I mean, those guys certainly aren't important or influential at all.


never heard of 'em...hold on, "Bawitdaba" just came on the radio and I gots to crank my jamz!

Not saying that they should be on the list either, but wouldn't you say that something like Korn's self titled would be better than Kid Rock? Hard Rock? Metal? Pantera? White Zombie?

Sonic Youth.

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and isn't the immaculate collection a greatest hits album? What are they on?

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A lot of this list is really obvious stuff that could have been on a "100 best" list 25 years ago. It's nice that they decided that Sinatra and Holiday and Armstrong belong on this kind of list, but if so, you need a lot more than 100 albums. It also helps to consider more music from the last 20 years.

It's almost like they got the staff of Rolling Stone or Creem from 30 years ago for a reunion to do the list, then they decided at the last minute it might be a good idea to let some of their kids vote.


Hole!?!?! They put on hole but left of Pixie's Doolittle? This magazine is absolute garbage. Neil Young isn't even American and he had two albums on here. It's cool though, I think Mozart was the greatest Chilean composer that ever lived. Oh, I also totally agree that Madonna is a better artist than Bob Dylan, I mean have you ever heard the guy sing?


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