Piero Scaruffi’s The Best Jazz Albums of all Times (sic) list is making a bit of a stir over at head-fi. Of course any list with a title like that is going to garner consternation and spite from the masses on the Internets. Scaruffi’s list is particularly provocative since he’s a big fan of the freer stuff; though as such, I find the list kind of helpful, at least in terms of alerting me to good stuff I should investigate. That’s all personal lists are really good for anyway, but somehow they seem to have this unique ability to deeply offend people who post on message boards.
Maybe I can start a full-scale war on some hapless prog forum (I’m looking at you, ProgArchives):
The Scientifically Determined Best Prog Albums of All Time
- Genesis - Foxtrot
- ELP - Brain Salad Surgery
- Änglagård - Epilog
- King Crimson - Red
- Starcastle - Starcastle
- Yes - Union
- The Pussycat Dolls - PCD
- Yes - Close to the Edge
- Jordan Rudess - Feeding the Wheel
- Pat Boone - In a Metal Mood
Note: A complex mathematical formula has been used to construct this completely objective list in descending order of best-ness. Please do not attempt to argue with this list as it represents concrete fact. The universe does not care about your mere opinion.