Best of 2006: Rolling Stone

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Though not as bad as Q, the Rolling Stone best-of seems kind of desperate to stay cool. Not desperate enough to put anything but Bob Dylan as #1, but they threw in TVotR, Clipse and Ghostface Killah in the Top Ten. And as others have noted… Stadium Arcadium at #2? (Though I question John Mayer at #11 more.) I wonder how many of these Jann Wenner has actually heard? Heard of? I’m not sure if anybody cares anymore about RS. I can’t remember the last time I actually bought an issue, and has seemed out-of-touch as long as I’ve read it. Out-of-touch isn’t necessarily a crime, but when you’re out-of-touch and try and pretend you’re still hip to the scene, you get something like this. You can check out the mag’s whole Top 50 at thier website.

Rolling Stone’s Top 20 Albums of 2006

  1. Modern Times – Bob Dylan
  2. Stadium Arcadium – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  3. Rather Ripped – Sonic Youth
  4. Return To Cookie Mountain – TV On The Radio
  5. Fishscale – Ghostface Killah
  6. The Greatest – Cat Power
  7. Hell Hath No Fury – Clipse
  8. Boys And Girls In America – The Hold Steady
  9. Blood Mountain – Mastodon
  10. Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers And Bastards – Tom Waits
  11. Continuum – John Mayer
  12. One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This – The New York Dolls
  13. Pearl Jam – Pearl Jam
  14. American V: A Hundred Highways – Johnny Cash
  15. Wolfmother – Wolfmother
  16. Food & Liquor – Lupe Fiasco
  17. Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not – Arctic Monkeys
  18. Game Theory – The Roots
  19. Taking The Long Way – Dixie Chicks
  20. The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance

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