The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano has published a list of its top ten pop and rock albums of all time. They said the 10 albums were the perfect listening material for anyone who found themselves marooned on a desert island. The newspaper admitted that identifying the 10 best albums in the history of pop music was not "easy" and inevitably the choice might seem "partial".

THE TOP TEN (In order of release)

1. Revolver (the Beatles)

2. If I could Only Remember My Name (David Crosby)

3. The Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)

4. Rumours (Fleetwood Mac)

5. The Nightfly (Donald Fagen)

6. Thriller (Michael Jackson)

7. Graceland (Paul Simon)

8. Achtung Baby (U2)

9. What's the story Morning Glory (Oasis)

10. Supernatural (Carlos Santana)

COMMENT: Well, we knew they would never go for "Rubber Soul."


TOP OF THE POPES — 15 Comments

  1. Beyond strange.

    And, BTW, Geez, Jonathan, do I have to join now to harass you? This reminds me of a quotation from Marx about country club membership.

  2. No, johnieb, you don’t HAVE to join. But I would have thought an uncensored, unedited, out the public gaze forum would be right up your ally.

    Send us an email mate and I’ll set you up with full author rights immediately(ish).

  3. Johnieb
    Go into my profile via the “About Me” link in the right hand sidebar and then click EMAIL in the CONTACT box on the left of the page.

  4. I might put The Nightfly in my list of top 10 Albums as I’ve never tired of it. (Oh OK, possibly Revolver as well). Definitely none of the others. Supernatural was way over-rated.

  5. “The Nightfly” is a fantastic choice, and I’ll have to disagree with Boaz on “Supernatural” – it’s on my iPod rotation quite frequently…

    All in all a decent list 🙂

  6. I would have thought L’OR would recommend ten different version of chanting monks (well and maybe that one of the nun and the guitar).