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SPIN Magazine 25th Anniversary Songs and Albums


Spin listed 25 albums and songs for consideration in its 25th anniversary readers' poll. I would think the 25 albums listed also appear on the recent 125 Greatest Albums list (haven't checked). However, it didn't do a Songs list, so the Songs list gives an idea of what could appear on such a list. Should be eligible for the site, based on past similar instances.

Best Song
"All These Things That I've Done," The Killers
"Crazy in Love," Beyonce
"Creep," Radiohead
"Empire State of Mind," Jay-Z with Alicia Keys
"Get Ur Freak On," Missy Elliott
"Good Riddance," Green Day
"Hey Ya," OutKast
"How Soon Is Now?" the Smiths
"Just Like Heaven," the Cure
"Kids," MGMT
"Last Nite," The Strokes
"Like a Prayer," Madonna
"Loser," Beck
"Losing My Religion," R.E.M.
"One," U2
"Paper Planes," M.I.A.
"Rehab," Amy Winehouse
"Sabotage," Beastie Boys
"Say It Ain't So," Weezer
"Sex on Fire," Kings of Leon
"Smells Like Teen Spirit," Nirvana
"Sweet Child O' Mine," Guns N' Roses
"Wonderwall," Oasis
"Yellow," Coldplay
"You Oughta Know," Alanis Morrissette

Best Album
Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique
Beck, Odelay
Bjork, Debut
Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head
Green Day, American Idiot
Guns N' Roses, Appetite for Destruction
PJ Harvey, Rid of Me
Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauren Hill
Jay-Z, The Blueprint
Metallica, Master of Puppets
My Chemical Romance, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral
Nirvana, Nevermind
Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted
Pearl Jam, Ten
Pixies, Doolittle
Prince, Sign "O" the Times
Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Radiohead, OK Computer
Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream
The Smiths, The Queen Is Dead
Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation
U2, Achtung Baby
Kanye West, Late Registration
The White Stripes, Elephant

Re: SPIN Magazine 25th Anniversary Songs and Albums

I haven't checked the other album list either, but I can 100% guarantee that the My Chemical Romance album was NOT on it. Which leads to the question of how the heck they came up with this readers' poll list.


My Chemical Romance is the only album that does not appear on the 125 Greatest Albums list- maybe it was #126.

All of the others are there, some highly ranked (i.e. the whole top 10 is present in this abridged version).y I said that, if anything, the Songs list would be more useful, as there already was a ranked albums list. Maybe Spin will have a Best Songs list- but if it doesn't come up with one in the next couple of months or so, this may be the best we get.

Re: Yes...

Where did you find the list of the 25 nominations? According to the results on SPIN's page, Tokio Hotel's "Humanoid" came in second place, but is not included in the list of 25 albums above.

The Albums...

were listed when Spin first announced the poll, and then, understandably, were removed when Spin announced the results.

For the poll, site visitors could write in titles that did not appear, so that could explain the Humanoid appearance.

My initial suggestion was just to use the songs list (in a "No Order" manner), as SPIN published a list of its best albums of the last 25 years, but did not do so for songs.