Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #487: The Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)

Is it way too long?  Probably.  But the Pumpkins third effort sure has its moments of greatness. Any album that has 28 tracks and runs well over two hours is likely to be in need of some trimming, and I would argue this is no exception.  However, instead of focusing on the weaker songs of … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #487: The Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #488: D’Angelo – Voodoo (2000)

AKA the shortest post in In My Room history This one will be short and sweet, folks.  As I go through the Top 500 list, there certainly will be plenty of records that just won’t appeal to me, but at least I am becoming more well-rounded and civilized with each edition.  This is some polished … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #488: D’Angelo – Voodoo (2000)

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #489: Steve Earle – Guitar Town (1986)

Justin’s Dad (see what I did there?) at his finest, this album is a country-rock treasure. Some of the albums I’ve covered so far on this project have been less than “top 500 of all time” in my book, but this one fits the bill.  Often overlooked, Steve Earle has been making interesting and passionate … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #489: Steve Earle – Guitar Town (1986)

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #490: Gang of Four – Entertainment (1979)

The ol’ RS-500 project leads to another pleasant new discovery for yours truly. Considering the massive volume of bands that cite these guys as an inspiration, I am ashamed to admit I had not heard them before this exercise.  This record finds them working a consistent formula of tight and jangly guitar riffs, concise drumming, … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #490: Gang of Four – Entertainment (1979)