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100 Greatest of the Century

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We Are Alive. I'm listening to it right now. It belongs on lists :D

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18 minutes ago, ProveItAllNight747 said:

I thought they'd have The Rising on it knowing their love for Bruce

I'm a bit baffled by this omission also, especially given it's circumstances and impact.

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34 minutes ago, Michigan Line said:

The Rising is a shocking omission.

Especially since Springsteen did make it :D

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On ‎6‎/‎29‎/‎2018 at 12:40 PM, SoulBoogieAlex said:

What song would you include. I’d say City of Ruins?

A very good choice, as, apart from a great song, it is also an example of great art: a song written about the decline of Asbury Park that after 9/11 became much more than just that, also fitting for 9/11 and New York City but also an universal song.

But, giving the current political climate in the U.S.A., Long Walk Home could be the best choice; a very great song in itself, but so much more. A song which also, like some other Magic songs, like Living In The Future and the song Magic, is even more relevant today than when it was written-again: a sign of great art.

(The Rising would also be a very good choice of course, but also maybe a little too much obvious:ph34r:-not that originality and unexpected choices are -in general-characteristics of the Rolling Stone 'best of, etc.' lists through the years:D).(but still: Richard and Linda Thompson's Shoot Out The Lights album made the top 10 of the Rolling Stone 'Best 100 albums of the 80s'  list which they published at the end of 1989; not everything is predictable).

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I'd also say Long Walk Home, or perhaps Land of Hope and Dreams. Both songs are outstanding.

LOHAD is also listed as one of 14 Springsteen's songs in the "1001 songs you must hear before you die" book.

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On ‎7‎/‎1‎/‎2018 at 2:32 AM, Michigan Line said:

The Rising is a shocking omission.

It is as Steve Earle was just quoted as saying in another thread "the music industry was dying and we didn't see it coming." Well, it's here now for sure. 50 Cent, Bieber, Timberlake = yes. The Rising = no. List is a fail, I'm off.

OK, I have a conscious bias towards Springsteen but so does Rolling Stone! Chief Editor must have been on leave when this hit the press. Surely there will be a correction in the next issue?? 

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Girls in their Summer Clothes. A timeless classic.

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22 hours ago, Tanqueray&Wine said:

It is as Steve Earle was just quoted as saying in another thread "the music industry was dying and we didn't see it coming." Well, it's here now for sure. 50 Cent, Bieber, Timberlake = yes. The Rising = no. List is a fail, I'm off.

OK, I have a conscious bias towards Springsteen but so does Rolling Stone! Chief Editor must have been on leave when this hit the press. Surely there will be a correction in the next issue?? 

When the description of the number one song includes details of how they lifted horn riffs from elsewhere to build the song around ('sampling' in the music biz, 'stealing' everywhere else) then you know that, Toto, we aren't in Kansas anymore.

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As much as I love a lot of the stuff he's been releasing in the 00's and 10's...I feel that this century culturally belongs to a lot of other artists and bands but Bruce not that much (some examples are on this particular list). If it would have been a 100 greatest of the 20th century list he definitely would've been on it though.

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If The Archive Series doesn’t acknowledge The Rising, why should Rolling Stone? :)

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100-51 stinks in general but its actually hard to argue with most of 50-1 as 'great' songs.

Wake Up is of course the greatest song of this century, and it features high:

 

 

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