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Friday · June 25 2004

Pitchfork's top 100 albums of the 1970s
Blood on the Tracks by Dylan and Marquee Moon by Television in the top 5. Check.

On listening to Zeppelin IV for the first time:

[If you could listen to] IV again for the first time, it would be at the very top of this list. Because when the riff from “Black Dog” hits you for the first time, you come face to face with God. Nothing is bigger than Led Zeppelin IV. It tears your skin and grinds away your doubt and self-hatred, freeing the rage and lust and anger of cockblocked adolescence. Listening to this album is like fucking the Grand Canyon.

That's pretty much exactly what I thought at age 14. I bought a guitar within a month.

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June 25 2004

No huge surprises.
Except for three Can albums?!
And Bowie at #1?!?

OK. I haven't heard any of the above, though I was amazed I have 34 of the 100 albums. Probably half as many as HB, though...

June 28 2004

Any list is a fun list to peruse, but i would have to say this list slips rather wildly into pretention-ridden nonsense. I can name at least a couple of glaring items: Sticky Fingers by the Rolling Stones is not listed and there are three times as many Brian Eno albums as Bob Dylan albums.

June 29 2004

Sorry, Dan. All links to Pitchfork should come standard with a "pretention-ridden nonsense" disclaimer. That should be common knowledge among the music-reading net. I agree. Their music reviews approach the unreadable, but their news is fairly timely and their lists are fun to peruse, as you said.

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