Spainish music rag Rockdelux is celebrating its 200th issue with a list of the 200 Best Albums of the 20th Century. As one commenter points out, “I guess the 20th Century beats the hell out of the 19th Century for albums.”
The list gets weird at times, being from Europe and all. I’ve never heard of “BENY MORE EL BARBARO DEL RITMO,” and I doubt I’m alone in that. But the list is interesting for the non-canonic stuff that it does include: Laurie Anderson’s Big Science, or Robert Wyatt’s Rock Bottom. By and large, I love this list. It’s daring and different.
Talk amongst yourselves.