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Just at a curiosity, how come compilation albums aren't eligible to be included on the AM Top 3000?
Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of all time list includes a number of greatest hits albums (like Bob Marley's Legend at #46).
I can understand in theory why they should not be included, but in theory, wouldn't albums like the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour or most notably, Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool be considered compilation albums, and thus ineligible?
What are the qualifications for an album to be included or not?
Many lists do not include compilation albums,therefore it would be unfair to compare them with proper albums...
True, but albums like "Little Jazz" by Roy Eldridge or "Groovin' High" by Dizzy Gillespie have been released decades after the recording of the material included on it. And the "No Direction Home" soundtrack includes decades-old material too.
Also, people don't visit this site to be recommended greatest hits albums.
I never understood why Nirvana's Muddy Banks of the Wishkah (a compilation of live performances) was considered anymore of an album than Incesticide (a compilation of non-album b-sides.)
Hatful of Hollow and the 3 EPs are also compilations, through and through.
I always felt if comps like that should be included than maybe Robert Johnsons complete recordings should be elligible.
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