THOUGHTS ON COUNTRY'S "GREATEST" ALBUMS
Recently Rolling Stone issued its edict coronating the one hundred best country albums of all time. They've done these lists before, but as much as I detest Rolling Stone (which used to be a music magazine) I can't dump on them too much this time around. They either managed to shake some older writers from the mothballs or they actually sat down and listened to a bunch of old albums, because they included some like this (#63), one of the best live country albums of all time:
As for more modern albums, they also honored "Ghost On The Canvas" by Glen Campbell (#88), which I fell in love with upon hearing the opening track.
And this album (#18!) is superb:
(Good luck. Let me know if you can find it anywhere for sale online.)
Michelle Anderson, Senior Country Editor