Another Very Important List

The Guardian: 50 albums that changed music. I was reading down this suppressing a yawn when suddenly:

19 Mary J Blige
Without this … no R&B/soul divide, which means no TLC, Beyonce, or Ashanti, to name just three.

Um… so what? Damn you Mary J Blige! And then:

26 Stevie Wonder
Without this … no Alicia Keys, no John Legend – contemporary R&B would be empty and lifeless.

“empty and lifeless” — sounds right about where contemporary R&B is at these days, correct me if I’m wrong.

Meh. I’m off to watch some tribute bands videos.

4 Responses to “Another Very Important List”

  1. Dr Sharleena says:

    Don’t miss the Led Zepp ones!
    I laughed ’til I cried – then I laughed again! :D

  2. kookie says:

    Seems like some young journalist with attitude who hasn’t learnt how to get past LISTS…….
    Whole thing is (Mary J) Bilge!

  3. jim says:

    Okay, let’s see who “changed” music:
    Fairport Convention?!
    Stone Roses?!?!
    Massive Attack?!?!?!
    SPICE GIRLS!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!????
    LMFAO.
    Someone oughta tell yon Guardian scribe that maybe when one “changes music” the operative predicate should be “dirty diaper off, clean diaper on” – not vise-versa. YOW!

  4. danny says:

    For a peculiar experience, play all the videos at once. then you get an idea of how crappy current American radio is.