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KFIX Rock News: The Beatles, Rolling Stones Make Multiple Appearances On “Entertainment Weekly” Greatest Albums List

stonebeatEntertainment Weekly has ranked 100 of the greatest albums ever in their latest issue and, not surprisingly, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones are among the artists that made the biggest impact on the list.

The Beatles topped the tally with their 1966 classic, Revolver, which, the magazine notes, “pioneered the idea of a rock album as a singular, complete entity.”

Three other Fab Four albums also made the cut: 1968′s The Beatles – aka “The White Album” — was #12, 1969′s Abbey Road was #22 and 1965′s Rubber Soul was #46.

The Stones’ 1972 album Exile on Main Street landed in the third spot, while 1968′s Beggars Banquet and 1978′s Some Girls were #20 and #35, respectively.

Other classic-rock artists with albums in the tally’s top 10 are The Clash, whose London Calling came in at #5; Bob Dylan, who was at #6 with Blood on the Tracks; The Beach Boys at #9 with Pet Sounds; and Nirvana at #10 withNevermind.

Here’s a look at some of the other memorable platters from veteran rockers that made it onto the list:

11.  Blue – Joni Mitchell
15.  Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
18.  Graceland – Paul Simon
23.  Achtung Baby – U2
25.  Catch a Fire – Bob Marley and the Wailers
26.  Are You Experienced – Jimi Hendrix Experience
27.  Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan
29.  Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
32.  Appetite for Destruction – Guns N’ Roses
34.  The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – David Bowie
37.  The Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
38.  The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground
39.  Who’s Next – The Who
40.  John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – John Lennon
42.  Back in Black – AC/DC
54.  Life’s Rich Pageant – R.E.M.
59.  Master of Puppets – Metallica
65.  Forever Changes – Love
67.  After the Goldrush – Neil Young
70.  Raw Power – Iggy and the Stooges
71.  The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society – The Kinks
73.  The Harder They Come soundtrack — Various Artists
75.  My Aim Is True – Elvis Costello
79.  Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin
80.  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
84.  Horses – Patti Smith
85.  Rain Dogs – Tom Waits
100.  Ramones – The Ramones

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