October 23, 2006

The End

WXPN's countdown of the 885 greatest artists of all time is over, after the station played an hour of music today by each of the top ten. And for such a countercultural operation, the top ten was pretty mainstream.

The Beatles came in first, following by Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, and Joni Mitchell. Hendrix, The Who, Van Morrison, Bob Marley, and Eric Clapton. Billy Joel was 48th, which I think is ridiculous, especially since Yes was picked #40. (Yes?)

If you're interested, XPN is hosting a Halloween party, where you're supposed to come costumed as one of the 885.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 23, 2006 08:49 PM

Gates of Delierium versus Uptown Girl?

It's a no brainer. Plus Yes had far better album cover art.

Posted by: Mike in Seattle at October 24, 2006 10:35 AM

where was Phish ranked?

Posted by: LilB at October 24, 2006 11:18 AM
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