New Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums

Every couple years, Rolling Stone magazine starts an online fight by releasing a new list of what they deem to be the Top 500 Albums of All Time. They’ve had versions in 2003 and 2012 already and debuted a new one this week. The Beatles no longer dominate the Top 10 as in past lists, scoring only one record in the uppermost tier with Abbey Road coming in at No. 5. Overall, the list is more diverse with various hip hop and rap contributions as well as quite a few newer albums from the last decade. The big changes in the Rock world include both Yes and Rush cracking the Top 500, with Yes’ Closer to the Edge coming in at 445 and Rush’s Moving Pictures findings its way in at 379. Other alterations include Led Zeppelin’s IV moving up from 69 to the still way too low position of 58, and Dark Side of the Moon falling from 43 to 55. Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On? took over the top spot for the first time. Of course, its really just meant to generate debate among music fans and clicks on their website. So, what do you think of the new list?