Rolling Stone's 50 Uncoolest Records (That We Love)

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  1. Ken_McAlinden

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    This list is a guilty pleasure bonanza and is way more fun than the list of the "coolest" records they published earlier. It is available at:
    http://www.rollingstone.com/features...en.asp?pid=665
    My initial comment: The Weezer debut does not belong. They are uncool guys who make cool albums. [​IMG]
    Discuss.
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    The criterion seems to be bathos. And I can't stand any of those albums. What the hell does "Early Beatles crossed with early Chipmunks" really mean? If only Lester Bangs were still around.
     
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    Most people have gone through my record/cd collection have stopped at my Harry Nilsson Collection and have given me the Wha....????

    But in the immortal words from the Iron on decal from the 'Son of Dracula Soundtrack', BITE ME!
     
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    What in hell kind of comment is "The Babe Ruth of pussy music?" (The Best of Bread)

    Their comments about the Fifth Dimension were pretty racist, IMO.

    Burt Bacharach: Reach Out: "The best ELEVATOR MUSIC you've ever heard..." Who writes this crap? I'll be buying this UNironically in protest.

    And they said something good about Hanson, which means this list is of no use to me. I don't need a mass-marketed publication defining what is "cool."

    And some of the adjectives I found offensive.
     
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    Matthew,
    I'm not sure you took the list in the spirit it was intended. The comments were coming from the perspective of someone who loves the album but feels compelled to also be dismissive so as not to appear uncool to others. The hypocrisy of panning something that entertained you in ways you are embarassed to admit lies at the heart of nearly every entertainment "journalist". [​IMG]
    Anyhow, I was pleased to see that they put The Louvin Brothers "Satan is Real" on the list. I find it compulsively listenable, but don't necessarily feel like advertising it to my friends.
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    For the record, I have about 12 of the Uncool 50 in my CD collection (which is about how many of the "cool" albums I have (and I have 2000 CDs).

    The Burt Bacharach album is pretty good. I don't understand what's so uncool about "Breakfast in America," and anybody who disses BÖC's Secret Treaties deserves a mouthful of fingers. (And I'm tired of the Monkees getting a bad rap. Listen to Headquarters of Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, and Jones!)

    The only thing uncool about this list is its creation.

    And it was a bitch to sort through the list!
     
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