Top Ten Reasons Why Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums List is Far from Being Perfect

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The Top Ten

1 It Mainly Represents the Views of One Generation

Yes there are really only a handful of token inclusions from the last decade and a half before the list. - Powell

2 It Mainly Represents the Views of One Nation
3 The List Was Made Based Around Professional People's Opinion, Without Considering Regular Listeners
4 Greatest Hits Compilations are Present on the List

It's called top 500 greatest ALBUMS of all time for a reason, not top 500 greatest studio albums of all time :P.

5 Several Artists are Present Very Often on the List, Sometimes with Moderately Important Albums, While Milestones in Popular Music Were Missing
6 Most of the People Having Voted on the List are Associated with Only One Genre: Rock
7 Some Genres Have Been Left Out Completely

Well, that's obvious. Look at it as an anglo-american view on popular music since the modern album was created, weighted towards the 60s and 70s. Then, it's more tolerable. - JoLeKosovo

8 Samplers Consisting of Previously Released Material are Present on the List
9 Tupac Shakur is Not on the List Despite Being Regarded as One of the Most Important Artists of the 90s.
10 Influential Film Scores are Not Regarded as Albums.

They aren't. An album has to be deliberately made by a musical artist. - JoLeKosovo

The Contenders

11 Too Much Elton John and Not Enough Billy Joel
12 It is Much Too Hard to Judge the Whole of Album History Like This Without Any Bias

The list is still interesting even though it is evidently biased and "wrong". - JoLeKosovo

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