500 Best Albums of All Time – Rolling Stone

no list is definitive — tastes change, new genres emerge, the history of music keeps being rewritten. So we decided to remake our greatest albums list from scratch.

I refer to Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time frequently. Here’s how they came up with that list.

Source: 500 Best Albums of All Time – Rolling Stone

 

Gram.

September 19, 1973 ~

Gram Parsons dies at 26 after taking a shot of liquid morphine in his room at Joshua Tree Inn. Parsons had been recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, but relapsed during his trip to Joshua Tree National Park. “He was clean and took a strong shot,” his friend Keith Richards says. “It’s the one mistake you don’t want to make.”

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From Prince to Coltrane to Joni, here’s a raft of desert island discs – The Boston Globe

Here, there’s only you and a favorite album, the one you could play for the rest of your days and never grow tired of it. (Fortunately, this island comes with a really excellent solar-powered sound system.) These are the albums our marooned music lovers chose.

Source: From Prince to Coltrane to Joni, here’s a raft of desert island discs – The Boston Globe

Mapping Every Musical Reference in ‘The Sopranos’

From AJ’s Coal Chamber hoodies to the ACDC blasting at Bada Bing!, David Chase’s iconic HBO show made unparalleled use of musical references.

By Hannah Ewens

I made my own Soporano’s playlist but it’s amazing how many I missed.  It’s clear this is … a work in progress.

Source: Mapping Every Musical Reference in ‘The Sopranos’