Rolling Stone top 500 ignores Yes (even Genesis)



Rolling Stone top 500 ignores Yes (even Genesis)

Postby yerweb » Mon Dec 01, 2003 11:29 pm

I flipped through the latest issue of RS. I always love to peruse the latest best of list. Well, Sgt Pepper is back at number 1, Pet Sounds is really much higher this time at 2...Revolver is 3 and Highway 61 Revisited is 4, etc...well, after viewing all 500 selections with much critisim and delight I realized I didn't see a single Yes album...I mean I might be wrong. But I dont remember a single one. Even Genesis was shut out! Heck, you would think the Yes Album or Fragile would have made the top 500! even 90125?

It really doesn't matter to me but I found it a bit odd...
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Postby guilddigger » Tue Dec 02, 2003 2:41 am

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>sinsce it's rolling stone magazine i don't find it a bit odd at all. <img src=pix/icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle> <img src=pix/icon_smile_disapprove.gif border=0 align=middle> <img src=pix/icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Postby Astral traveller » Tue Dec 02, 2003 8:15 am

<font color=black>Years back there was a WORST album 50 in Rolling Stone. And as I quote Edward Macan's excellent book 'Rocking the Classics' wich says enough:


"2 staff members of Rolling Stone magazine were very careful to include albums by ELP, Yes, Jethro Tull, and the Moody Blues. Pink Floyd are represented by a solo album by the band's ex-bassist, Roger Waters, in their 'Fifty Worst Rock 'n Roll Records of All Time'"


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Postby Olias7 » Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:40 pm

<font color=blue><font size=3><font face='Bradley Hand ITC'>Bands like <img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle> and Genesis and King Crimson and Porcupine Tree and Spock's Beard and ... well, you get the picture....won't ever be listed in any Rolling (Kidney) Stone magazine list that features anything good to say due to the simple fact that these bands all play a genre of music that Rolling (Gall) Stone considers "bubonic plague-esque" -- PROGRESSIVE ROCK!! {{{{gasp!!!}}}}

This so-called "music" magazine (term used loosely, of course) has <u>always</u> hated bands like <img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle> and their ilk.

And with Jann Wenner being on the Board at Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, you'll never ever see <img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle> or Genesis or King Crimson or Porcupine Tree or Spock's Beard inducted!

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<hr>***We don't even need to try - We are One!*** <img src=pix/icon_yes_talis.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Re: Rolling Stone top 500 ignores Yes (even Genesis)

Postby twinarchers » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:36 am

:confused: It is a mystery to me about Rolling Stone. I purchased the first edition of their record guide many years ago and they gave two Yes albums 5 stars that warrant a photo which was one of the reasons I purchased it.
That is their highest rateing. Very well written write ups for all the albums up to that time and just a great guide altogether. Years later I looked at an updated version and the reviews were changed and for the worse!!?? Why do that? Why not just update the book with additions and keep improving the guidebook?
Do I smell a conspiracy? :mad:






yerweb wrote:I flipped through the latest issue of RS. I always love to peruse the latest best of list. Well, Sgt Pepper is back at number 1, Pet Sounds is really much higher this time at 2...Revolver is 3 and Highway 61 Revisited is 4, etc...well, after viewing all 500 selections with much critisim and delight I realized I didn't see a single Yes album...I mean I might be wrong. But I dont remember a single one. Even Genesis was shut out! Heck, you would think the Yes Album or Fragile would have made the top 500! even 90125?

It really doesn't matter to me but I found it a bit odd...
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Re: Rolling Stone top 500 ignores Yes (even Genesis)

Postby tardistraveler » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:54 pm

Jethro Tull got a nod for Aqualung at #337 . . . that's about as close as prog got on this list . . .

I used to like RS in the 70's - seemed to be cutting-edge then and controversial - now it's just mainstream, it seems . . .
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Re: Rolling Stone top 500 ignores Yes (even Genesis)

Postby thehallway » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:36 pm

Magazines over here like Classic Rock, Mojo, etc sometimes include Yes references (and a hell of a lot of Pink Floyd). They seem to acknowledge prog a bit better, and even praise it sometimes!
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