This months Rolling Stones magazine has a list of the 100 Best Albums of the Nineties.Trust me, they are not. By design, these lists are subjective, debate provoking and lots of fun. They are great link bait (I bit the hook).
However, it doesn’t take long to find a few WTFs in any such list. Subjectivity is one thing, but when the 2nd paragraph of the intro reads “Eighties holdovers U2 and R.E.M. reaching creative peaks with Achtung Baby and Automatic for the People,” I know we have crossed the chasm of opinion and entered the realm of cluelessness. We can debate Achtung Baby, but Automatic for the People ? C’mon!
Regardless, these are good for arguments and laughs.