Josh (desh) wrote,

final XPN countdown tally

So I forgot to mention: The Top 885 Albums of All Time countdown ended last week.

Their top 10: (bold ones are the 4 that I would've picked beforehand as possible number 1 album...seriously)
1. Beatles - Abbey Road
2. Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
4. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

5. Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
6. Beatles - The White Album
7. U2 - Joshua Tree
8. Clash - London Calling
9. Beatles - Revolver
10. Beatles - Rubber Soul

Other details:
Rank of Animals among Pink Floyd albums: 4th of 7 (as I expected, but I still contend that it was their best)

Number of TMBG albums ranked: 2 (Flood was the top at #251)

Number of U2 albums ranked: 11 (But All That You Can't Leave Behind was only 5th, #185 overall)

Top album by a solo female: #13 (Joni Mitchell - Blue)

Bob Dylan albums: 19
Beatles albums: 10
Grateful Dead albums: 10
Rolling Stones albums: 9
Springsteen albums: 9
REM albums: 9 (with Automatic as the top, of course)
Joni Mitchell albums: 8
Led Zeppelin albums: 6 (all in the top 150)
Indigo Girls albums: 6
Pearl Jam albums: 4 (With Ten all the way up at #34!)
Dave Matthews albums: 4
Jimi Hendrix albums: 4
Nirvana albums: 3
Live (the band, not the performance method) albums: 2 (And Mental Jewelry made it!)
Decemberists albums: 0
Lisa Loeb albums: 0 (oh, come on)

Highest ranked albums by decade:
1950s: 14 (Miles Davis - Kind of Blue)
1960s: 1
1970s: 3
1980s: 7
1990s: 15 (Radiohead - OK Computer)
2000s: 45 (David Gray - White Ladder (what????))

Rank of select other albums discussed in my last post:
21: Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
24: Bowie - Ziggy Stardust etc.
42: Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
68: Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (but only the 4th highest Zeppelin)
84: Guns 'N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
257: Santana - Supernatural
399: Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
NR: Everything by Nas, Maná, or Massive Attack

Oh, yeah: The final list
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