Pearl Jam Left Off Apple Best Albums List


Pearl Jam and Soundgarden are among the rock bans who didn’t make it in the Apple’s 100 Best Albums. Apple Music recently released its full list of the 100 Best Album and it seems that it has caused a stir. While bands like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden are left off, other bands have been included.

It has been noted that Taylor Swift’s “1989” is ahead of The Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds.” Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar are in the top ten ahead of Nirvana. Well, these are just a few of the controversial rankings that many have expressed frustration over.

However, the rankings aren’t the only thing people are upset about, with the music lovers frustrated by the amount of great albums and artists who were left off of the list, including Pearl Jam, The Police, Paul Simon, and Soundgarden.

Apple releases top 10 list; Pearl Jam, Soundgarden excluded

After more than a week of counting down its 100 Best Albums of All Time, Apple Music has also released its top 10 tally, with Ms. Lauryn Hill’s seminal 1998 debut “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” earning top honors.

It has been noted that behind Ms. Hill’s iconic album is Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” the Beatles’ “Abbey Road,” Prince’s “Purple Rain,” Frank Ocean’s “Blonde,” Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life,” Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black,” Nirvana’s “Nevermind” and Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” which rounds out the top 10.

Apple Music’s list has been a social media lightning rod since launching on May 13. Some have taken issue with the lack of Latin, country, jazz and dance albums that have helped shape contemporary music; others took the ranking itself to task for favoring recent albums over older, more foundational ones.

The full list, which counted down in increments of 10 albums per day, featured an assortment of records spanning decades, from SZA’s “SOS” and Taylor Swift’s “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” to Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” and Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds.”

“Miseducation,” which tops the list, was a breakthrough for Ms. Hill as she became the first rap artist to win album of the year at the 1999 Grammy Awards. In a statement shared via Apple Music, she stated that her surroundings and influences deserve just as much credit as she does in receiving the honor.

“I appreciate the acknowledgement, I really do, but I’d be remiss not to also acknowledge all of the music and artists who informed and inspired me,” she said. “The leaders of community and movements that sparked me, the social dynamics and music scenes, both older and current at the time that intrigued and inspired me to contribute. The educators, both literal and not so literal, and the experiences that shaped me. My parents, my family, my friends, my community, where I come from, who I come from… I wanted that same flame that inspired me to remain, I couldn’t bare to see it lost.

Check out the Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums below:

100. ‘Body Talk’ — Robyn

99. ‘Hotel California’ — The Eagles

98. ‘ASTROWORLD’ — Travis Scott

97. ‘Rage Against The Machine’ — Rage Against The Machine

96. ‘Pure Heroine’ — Lorde

95. ‘Confessions’ — USHER

94. ‘Untrue’ — Burial

93. ‘A Seat at the Table’ — Solange

92. ‘Flower Boy’ — Tyler, The Creator

91. ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1’ — George Michael

90. ‘Back in Black’ — AC/DC

89. ‘The Fame Monster (Deluxe Edition)’ — Lady Gaga

88. ‘I Put a Spell on You’ — Nina Simone

87. ‘Blue Lines’ — Massive Attack

86. ‘My Life’ — Mary J Blige

85. ‘Golden Hour’ — Kacey Musgraves

84. ‘Doggystyle’ — Snoop Dogg

83. ‘Horses’ — Patti Smith

82. ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ — 50 Cent

81. ‘After the Gold Rush’ — Neil Young

80. ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ — Eminem

79. ‘Norman F****** Rockwell!’ — Lana Del Rey

78. ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ — Elton John

77. ‘Like A Prayer’ — Madonna

76. ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’ — Bad Bunny

75. ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ — Missy Eliott

74. ‘Downward Spiral’ — Nine Inch Nails

73. ‘Aja’ — Steely Dan

72. ‘SOS’ — SZA

71. ‘Trans-Europe Express’ — Kraftwerk

70. ‘Straight Outta Compton’ — N.W.A

69. ‘Master of Puppets (Remastered)’ — Metallica

68. ‘Is this It’ — The Strokes

67. ‘Dummy’ — Portishead

66: ‘The Queen Is Dead’ — The Smiths

65: ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ — De La Soul

64. ‘Baduizm’ — Erykah Badu

63. ‘Are You Experienced?’ — The Jimi Hendrix Experience

62. ‘All Eyez on Me’ — 2Pac

61. ‘Love Deluxe’ — Sade

60. ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico (45th Anniversary Edition)’ — Velvet Underground & Nico

59. ‘AM’ — Arctic Monkeys

58. ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’ — Oasis

57. ‘Voodoo’ — D’Angelo

56. ‘Disintegration (Remastered)’ — The Cure

55. ‘ANTI’ — Rihanna

54. ‘A Love Supreme’ — John Coltrane

53. ‘Exile on Main Street (2010 Remaster)’ — The Rolling Stones

52. ‘Appetite for Destruction’ — Guns ‘N Roses

51. ‘Sign O’The Times’ — Prince

50. ‘Hounds of Love (2018 Remaster)’ — Kate Bush

49. ‘The Joshua Tree’ — U2

48. ‘Paul’s Boutique’ — Beastie Boys

47. ‘Take Care (Deluxe Version)’ — Drake

46. ‘Exodus (2013 Remaster)’ — Bob Marley & The Wailers

45. ‘Homogenic’ — Björk

44. ‘Innervisions’ — Stevie Wonder

43. ‘Remain in Light’ — Talking Heads

42. ‘Control’ — Janet Jackson

41. ‘Aquemini’ — OutKast

40. ‘I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You’ — Aretha Franklin

39. ‘Illmatic’ — Nas

38. ‘Tapestry’ — Carole King

37. ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (Expanded Edition) — Wu-Tang Clan

36. ‘BEYONCÉ’ — Beyoncé

35. ‘London Calling’ — The Clash

34. ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’ — Public Enemy

33. ‘Kid A’ — Radiohead

32. ‘Ready to Die (The Remaster)’ — Notorious B.I.G.

31. ‘Jagged Little Pill (Remastered)’ — Alanis Morissette


29. ‘The Low End Theory’ — A Tribe Called Quest

28. ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ — Pink Floyd

27. ‘Led Zeppelin II’ — Led Zeppelin

26. ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ — Kanye West

25. ‘Kind of Blue’ — Miles Davis

24. ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (2012 Remaster)’ — David Bowie

23. ‘Discovery’ — Daft Punk

22. ‘Born to Run’ — Bruce Springsteen

21. ‘Revolver’ — The Beatles

20. ‘Pet Sounds’ — The Beach Boys

19. ‘The Chronic’ — Dr. Dre

18. ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ — Taylor Swift

17. ‘What’s Going On’ — Marvin Gaye

16. ‘Blue’ — Joni Mitchell

15. ’21’ — Adele

14. ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ — Bob Dylan

13. ‘The Blueprint’ — Jay-Z

12. ‘OK Computer’ — Radiohead

11. ‘Rumours’ — Fleetwood Mac

10. ‘Lemonade’ — Beyoncé

9. ‘Nevermind’ — Nirvana

8. ‘Back to Black’ — Amy Winehouse

7. ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city (Deluxe Version)’ — Kendrick Lamar

6. ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ — Stevie Wonder

5. ‘Blonde’ — Frank Ocean

4. ‘Purple Rain’ — Prince & The Revolution

3. ‘Abbey Road’ — The Beatles

2. ‘Thriller’ — Michael Jackson

1. ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ — Lauryn Hill