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Greatest album of all time?

The Pudding has a great ‘visual essay’ looking at three versions of the Rolling Stone magazine’s Greatest Albums of All Time. These are from 2003, 2012 and 2020.

While I don’t feel they ever answer the question they raise ‘What makes an album the greatest of all time?’, there are many insights. Things like how the common characteristics of the people surveyed influenced the results – lots of older white men in that first survey, and how the way we listen to music has changed the results.

No, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours isn’t number one in any of the lists, but it is a pretty good album.

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