In one of the most pleasant developments of my day, England's Rock and Roll Magazine of Record, NME
, just published its 100 Greatest Albums of the Decade
list, and they've got Is This It?
by the Strokes as number one. Debatable? Of course, but at least it's not by Radiohead. Or, like, the Arctic Monkeys. Also debatable? Whether it's worth including one hip-hop album (The Blueprint
, obviously) that isn't by the Streets.