10 Albums That Will Make You Rethink History of Music

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Lauryn Hill’s Masterpiece Tops Apple Music’s List of the Greatest Albums

In a bold departure from traditional rock-heavy canons, Apple Music has unveiled its groundbreaking list of the 10 greatest albums of all time, and Lauryn Hill’s seminal work “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” reigns supreme.

The Raw Genius of Hill’s Album

Released in 1998, Hill’s solo debut is a testament to her extraordinary talent. Apple Music hailed it as “a stunningly raw, profound look” into the complexities of the era through the lens of one of its most influential stars. Hill’s “once-in-a-generation talent” and pioneering spirit continue to resonate decades later.

Hip-Hop and R&B Dominate

Apple Music’s top 10 list reflects the shifting tides in popular music. Hip-hop and R&B artists have taken center stage, a marked departure from the classic rock dominance of similar lists in the past.

Rock Titans Slide Down the Rankings

In contrast to Hill’s triumph, legendary rock bands like Bob Dylan, Beach Boys, and Rolling Stones found themselves further down the rankings. Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited” placed 14th, while the Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” and the Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main Street” landed at 20th and 53rd respectively.

Apple Music's List of the 10 Greatest Albums

Hip-Hop’s Genre Dominance

Hip-hop reigns as the most represented genre among the top 100 albums. Over 20% of the list features hip-hop records, outpacing rock and pop by significant margins.

Lamar vs. Drake: The Beef Continues

Hip-hop fans will take note of the ranking discrepancy between Kendrick Lamar and Drake. While Lamar’s “DAMN.” album appears in the top 10, Drake’s “Take Care” languishes in the 47th spot.

Swifties Rejoice: Taylor Swift Makes the Cut

Taylor Swift fans can breathe a collective sigh of relief as her “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” secures a respectable 18th place on the list.

Conclusion: A New Era in Music History

Apple Music’s list challenges conventional wisdom, highlighting the rise of hip-hop and R&B in the musical pantheon. Lauryn Hill’s “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” stands as a beacon of originality, marking a new era in music history where artistry and innovation reign supreme.

Data sourced from: cbsnews.com