No way I would sit here and give a stoned observation on the Rolling Stone 500 greatest albums released yesterday. But, this will be more than a snazzy, nostalgic, good time to go balls deep through.
What a fucking time. I could give a rat’s ass about figuring out which album goes where or what shoulda been. I’d like to drop 10 of my favorite from the 500 selected by Rolling Stone. Essentially picking one from each group of 50 as shown on the stone site.
Group: The Pharcyde
Album: ‘Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde’
The year of birth for little mayo, but the year Los Angeles cats would help evolve the hip-hop scene with some dope ass tracks.
- “Passin’ Me By“
- Reaper won with it on HTM 101. (click)
- “Oh Shit“
27 fucking songs and two discs. Music never meant so much when 2Pac released his fourth and final album.
Album: ‘All Eyez on Me’
Well, this is the part of the blog where I say,
“this should’ve been higher.”
But, never forget these two tracks.
- “I Ain’t Mad At Cha”
- “Ambitionz Az A Ridah”
See, this is when pressure gets applied on the mayo man. How in the blue fuck do I pick ONE album from this group?
- Mariah Carey
- ‘The Emancipation of Mimi’
- Lynyrd Skynyrd
- (‘Pronounced ‘Leh-‘nerd ‘Skin- ‘nerd)’
- Green Day
- Lil Wayne
- ‘The Carter II’
- Mobb Deep
- ‘The Infamous’
Carter II takes this by a long shot. I know, crazy, but not even that crazy. This is the best album Wayne made, some could argue Carter III.
“Mix to hits ya mans in the head with this one, Ima paint ya city red with this one. Ima ahead with this one. See you rockin with the boy that tote toys way before Christmas.” – Hustler Musik (Carter II)
Y’all may bounce on this one and say see ya later Devin.
Luckily, I don’t give a fuck.
Band: The Smashing Pumpkins
Album: ‘Siamese Dream’
Look, tons of time invested into this album. Honestly, it was before the internet and this was just 90’s as it gets. It lands at #341 right behind by Snoop Dogg at #340. No need for me to explain how I feel about Doggystyle. Yes, just how that sounded.
- “Cherub Rock”
Wasn’t easy with ‘Get Rich, Or Die Tryin’ involved in the decision.
Let’s bring it back to California. Can’t say those folks don’t know how to pull strings and vibe out there. This was the best group to ever do it, and this entire album was a pleasure to live through.
Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Nothing else really needs to be said here.
Haha, bruh…I’m not passing up this opportunity to showcase one of the best eras in music. When these girls were hitting, they were on top the charts.
& the tracks that 100/100 people remember from TLC are on this album. That is just casual facts.
- “Diggin’ On You“
“Ya reign on the top was short like Leprechauns.”
Yes, LAWD! As our buddy Lionel would mention. Biggie’s last album that will be forever remembered as the iconic list of tracks that dropped just a month before he was killed at 24 years old.
24, with these bars.
Artist: The Notorious B.I.G.
Album: Life After Death
- “Kick in the Door”
- “Sky’s the Limit”
Not only is this great for Kendrick Lamar, but its also sad because there is no way he will ever top this album. This is surely an album where every single fucking song goes off.
Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Album: ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’
- “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”
- “m.A.A.d city”
- “Money Trees”
Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll? Fuck, this was ya group and album.
Really, just drugs. Tons of fucking drugs and guitar shreds.
Cliff Burton’s last album w/ Metallica.
My neighbor Raji blares this shit weekly. Sounds like he is gonna rip the fucking walls from the studs.
Album: Master Of Puppets
- “Master of Puppets”
- “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Again, this is my list from a list.
Im finishing this long as fuck, but beautiful piece with one of the most unique albums in the history of music.
Artist: Jimi Hendrix
Album: ‘Are You Experienced’
I listen to this album so much, still.
- “Purple Haze”
- “Hey Joe”
- “Foxey Lady”
Forever the greatest, most creative, weird fella ever.
Light it all on fire and hold it.