It’s All About The Benedicts

From our Late to the Party desk:

Quote in Time magazine’s March 1, 2010 edition:

‘Our modest guide can point you on the road to good music.’

L’OSSERVATORE ROMANO, the Vatican’s official newspaper, naming its top 10 rock albums of all time, including Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon and the Beatles’ Revolver

(The Missus: “What? No ‘Stairway to Heaven’?”)

No.

The Papal Hit Parade (via The Guardian):

1. Revolver by the Beatles

2. If I Could Only Remember My Name by David Crosby

3. The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

4. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac

5. The Nightfly by Donald Fagen

6. Thriller by Michael Jackson

7. Graceland by Paul Simon

8. Achtung Baby by U2

9. (What’s the Story) Morning Glory by Oasis

10. Supernatural by Carlos Santana

You gotta admit: Supernatural is a natural.

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7 Responses to It’s All About The Benedicts

  1. Curmudgeon says:

    At least they’ve made it to the 20th Century.

  2. af says:

    Why should I, for that matter, anyone, care what the Vatican newspaper thinks are the best albums of “all time”, except to show how out of touch they are? After all, these are the people who waited some 350 years to admit that they were wrong about Galileo with what amounted to a pastoral “my bad”.

  3. thelizwhite says:

    How about Rubber Soul? Or Abbey Road, for that matter? Or Bob Marley’s Exodus? They could have done much better, from a thematic perspective.

    (Like a Prayer! Lady Soul! There are SO many to choose from.)

    • jcarroll7 says:

      Rubber Soul . . . Lady Soul . . . Like a Prayer . . . They’re all right in the Vatican’s wheelhouse.

      Only question is: Venial vinyl sin? Or mortal music sin?

      You tell me, splendid readers.

  4. Laurence Glavin says:

    I thought Joe the Pope was a big fan of Ludwig van…the composer, not the, um, Saint Bernard!

  5. Dan Kennedy says:

    A very respectable list, but David Crosby? Seriously?

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