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Blogcritics On Best Album Lists – Meat and Poison

Despite, or because of, their ultimate subjectivity and sand castle substantiality, rankings of such musical units as albums, guitar players, songs and album covers draw a vast amount of attention and heated debate: one man’s meat is another’s poison.

In response to the outrage and disbelief over Spin magazine’s list of the 100 greatest albums of the last 20 years (see below), the gantlet has been thrown down for Blogcritics writers to come up with their own true and righteous versions of said lunacy. And I threw in some older, similarly quixotic album lists for good measure.

Have you had your say?

Triniman has no taste: 125 recordings from 1985-2005
I have no taste in music. Here’s definitive proof in the form of 125 recordings from 1985-2005.
Posted to Music by Triniman on July 14, 2005 01:18 AM

100 Great Albums From 1985-2005: A List
After Spin published their list of the Best 100 Albums released between 1985 and 2005, other Blog Critics decided to publish their own personal lists. Now, I’m giving it a try. This list is…
Posted to Music by Sterfish on July 13, 2005 05:32 AM

Shark’s Arbitrary List of “Best” Recordings, 1985-2005
Yep, everyone around Blogcritics is posting their “best of” music lists, and — not wanting to be left out — I thought I’d throw mine in. First of all, let me emphasize that unlike some others whose “best” lists consist of…
Posted to Music by Shark on July 12, 2005 08:25 PM

Best 100 Albums (1985-2005) According to the Likely Demented Mind of Me
The madness began when Spin magazine published its list of the 100 Greatest Albums produced between 1985 and 2005. The escalation of said madness occurred when Blogcritic and former Libertarian Senate candidate from Indiana Al Barger then published…
Posted to Music by Eric Berlin on July 11, 2005 10:53 AM

The Absolute Uncontestable List Of Best Albums Of My Generation
Compiling a list, like a compilation tape is a personal catharsis, one believes. After the tragedy of 7.7, one is in need of catharsis. Here is my list of the best albums of my generation (70s-now):
Posted to Music by Aaman Lamba on July 8, 2005 03:30 PM

The True and Objective List of the 100 Greatest Albums of This Generation (1985-2005)
If you haven’t heard these 100 albums, you need to re-think your priorities in life.
Posted to Music by Al Barger on July 7, 2005 01:06 PM

Spin magazine’s 100 Greatest Albums 1985-2005
Like my hometown Hoosier hero W Axl Rose, I’m calling out the punks over at Spin magazine for this crappy list supposedly representing the 100 greatest albums of the last two decades. Get in the ring….
Posted to Music by Al Barger on July 3, 2005 05:20 AM

Best British Rock Albums
Kerrang! the Brit rock mag – the largest-selling rock music weekly has announced the results of its poll for the best British rock albums ever. They also host the Download music festival, which this year, incorporates Ozzfest in…
Posted to Music by Aaman Lamba on February 16, 2005 11:13 PM

Dumpster Bust Up in Your Ear: Best Punk Albums of All Time? and Kerrang! magazine recently published the results of a reader’s poll listing the 50 greatest punk albums of all time… but does something smell?
Posted to Music by Eric Berlin on December 17, 2004 09:48 PM

The 100 Greatest British Albums
And more importantly, my reactions.
Posted to Music by Eric Olsen on June 21, 2004 06:06 PM

The Albums What Changed The Duke’s Life
Roll up, folks. A cast of thousands awaits you. Jello Biafra! Mojo Nixon! Bilyl Bragg! Ryan Adams! These folks and more are waiting for you, so come on, man, hurry up. The tea’s getting cold.
Posted to Music by Duke De Mondo on May 16, 2004 01:05 AM

Classic Rock: Live Albums
Superfluous. Meaningless. Pointless. Redundent. Obligatory.No, I haven’t been playing with my thesaurus. These are just some of the words that are often used to describe live recordings.Me, I’ve always loved them. Way back in high school and college I was…
Posted to Music by Mark Saleski on April 15, 2003 09:56 AM

The Best Albums: 1978-2002
My favorite album from each year of my life
Posted to Music by Stephen Silver on November 15, 2002 12:03 AM

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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