Now They’ve Done It…


Now, for sake of argument, I usually agree with Rolling Stone (with the exception of their giving the new U2 album 5 stars in their last issue, but that’s another story), but this list of their “50 Best Albums of 2008” I cannot, in good conscience, get behind.

I agree with #1 because it was a fantastic album, yet not overly commercialized like Coldplay’s…but the Jonas Brothers? Really? At number 40? Higher than AC/DC who released their best album…maybe ever? A teeny-bopper dream boat fresh off the Disney Channel whose entire fan base consists of girls between the ages of 8 and 16…and maybe a few soccer moms? Their songs read like children’s poetry. Sing-songy and rhyming. Terrible. Yet they are higher on the list than AC/DC’s career high. For shame Rolling Stone, for shame.

Guns N Roses at number 12 for an album Axl spent 10 years making and yet it was a completely over hyped let down consisting of mediocre versions of mediocre hair metal. I can’t believe that album was placed higher than MGMTs “Oracular Spectacular”. And where is I’m From Barcelona?

I do agree with the top 5. The Bob Dylan bootlegs were immaculate. Lil Wayne made the only rap album that I can stomach without feeling queasy afterwards and John Mellencamp is always a winner in hard economic times. He’s the cornfield boy.

Mudcrutch, Girl Talk, and Jackson Browne should have been placed much, much, much higher.

Dear Rolling Stone,

Please fix this.

Love,
Caitlin

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