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April 2, 2007

The Definitive 200

A communication to my good friend, college buddy, and partner-in-crime John Brittingham regarding the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of the 200 Definitive Rock and Roll albums.

From: Matthew C Good
To: John Brittingham
Subject: RE: world wide atrocities and such
Dearest John,

In response to your communication of Monday, April the Second, 2007 regarding world wide atrocities and such:

World-wide wtfs.

Stg pepper at 1 and pet sounds at NINE?

Eek nevermind at 10. SANTANA? Iono man…. Nevermind does not beat Abbey Road, EVER.

SHANIA TWAIN??????????????????????????????????????????????????



w.t.f. mates. Shania twain beats the wall. In what circle of hell?

There are only the typical classics mixed in with the new trendy groups… Nothing interesting here. No surprises. This is pretty much not real good. Dangit and I HAVE that jewel album. It is NOT that good. HYBRID THEORY?!??!????

This is ruining my day.

Any world where ANY creed album beats out the clash “London Calling” is not worth living in.

THE SOUNDTRACK TO TITANIC????????????????????????????????

Yeah… that SURELY BEATS OK COMPUTER.. number 111. The best album of the 1990s.

Definitive. The adjective form of the verb to define. IN WHAT WAY DID THE SOUNDTRACK TO TOP GUN DEFINE ROCK AND ROLL? TELL ME THAT!!!!

Yeah. And John Lennon’s Imagine IS just a piece of crap… whatever. Oooh but dave Brubeck! A hidden gem! Aside from that, this list is abysmal. John…. AVRIL LAVIGNE. May god have mercy on the rock and roll hall of fame.

Oh dear lord. This list is finally over. Wow. Wowowowowoowwoww….. I have SERIOUS misgivings about the integrity of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame now. I’m going to go eat a bowl of lucky charms, watch an entire evening’s worth of the CW, and cry myself to sleep now. Thanks, John.

Posted by pedalboy at April 2, 2007 6:40 PM | TrackBack

My biggest complaint would be that there's not a single Chuck Berry album on the list when most or all of what we call rock and roll can be traced back to him. He may have not had a single album that defined him but you at least have to put one on there if you're going to claim any credibility as an overview of rock music.

And I hate to disagree, but if you wanna define the direction rock was taking in the early 90's, you listen to Nevermind. Circa 1970? Take your pick. Sgt Pepper's, Dark Side, and Zeppelin IV seem to define that era pretty well at 1, 2, and 4.

Posted by: Neil at April 2, 2007 11:44 PM
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