Rolling Stone has posted their “50 coolest” and “50 uncoolest” albums. Out of the 50 “coolest,” I own 13 and out of the 50 “uncoolest,” I own 3. Under normal circumstances I would be terribly disappointed, considering I own 2500+ albums, and admitedly, some are not cool, but Rolling Stone has no idea what cool is. Aside from the lackluster list, each album is on a separate page (web design 101, anyone?). Anyway, it’s kind of hard for me to argue about what’s uncool since, well, I’m cool and don’t own (or know) many of their choices for uncool albums.
Here’s just a few albums they left off their “cool” list:
Nirvana – Nevermind
The Replacements – Let It Be
Elvis Costello – Armed Forces
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced?
Belle & Sebastian – The Boy With The Arab Strap
The Doors – The Doors
John Lennon – Imagine
Big Star – #1 Record/Radio City
Meat Beat Manifesto – Storm The Studio
R.E.M. – Murmur
Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking
Radiohead – OK Computer
Uncle Tupelo – No Depression
They Might Be Giants – They Might Be Giants
Travis – The Man Who
Pearl Jam – Ten
I could keep going, but you get the idea. How “cool” or “uncool” are you?
4 thoughts on “i'm cool”
It’s seriously shocking that they didn’t include some of the albums you listed. They must have a pretty interesting definition of cool.
apparently I’m not cool enough for Rolling Stone (though, they should think I’m pretty cool with all the money I’ve spent on their pages all these years). But that doesn’t make me sad one bit… I own some rockin (!) records, and I’M COOL!
or so I thought about two seconds ago.
Shayna, you’re still cool.
where’s all the stevie nicks cd’s? the sons o’ bitches! brad, do something about it!
here are my 50 reasons why brad is cool: he still gets me advance copies of awesome cds and that makes me cool and him even cooler. (add that reason 49 times now.)
here are my 50 reasons why brad is not cool: he comes to my house teases me with certain advance shite and refuses to make me a copy of it and he knows of what i speak. mu’fucker. (add that reason 49 times.)
he’s still cool AND he’s 50% gay – awesome!
Kitty – true on all accounts. 50% gay, I am. You still don’t get a copy of that advance stuff.
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