So, I have been expecting someone to introduce this topic for discussion since the new Top 500 albums of all time list was published in Rolling Stone recently. "Sgt. Pepper," on the previous list at No.1, dropped to No. 24, rather a steep drop for an album that has been considered No. 1 since 2003. "Abbey Road" is at No. 5, the highest position of a Beatles album on the chart. Of course the list was going to change. Tons of new artists and new albums have come along over the years and were going to be recognized, and the list now is of "Albums" as opposed to "Rock Albums." In any case, whereas The Beatles had four of the top ten albums previously, they have one in the top ten now, the next one, "Revolver" is at No. 11, "Sgt.Pepper"at No. 24, "The White Album" at No. 29, and "Rubber Soul" at No. 34, I believe. So, they have five albums in the top 50, the most by any artist or group, followed by Bob Dylan with four. And they have nine albums in the top 500, again the most by any artist. So that helps smooth it for me. While I like "Pet Sounds," it remaining at No. 2 in both lists is a bit of a mystery to me. When I listen to it, my mind tends to wander at the sheer sameness of the songs. Still It has "God Only Knows," so that is strongly in its favor. They and The Beatles are the only rock bands in the top ten now. Marvin Gaye moved into the top spot from No. 6, previously. I love his album; "What's Going On" is an all-time favorite. So...... In any case, there were going to be more women and more black artists now than before....and in higher positions. One could see that coming. The white male rockers were going to be replaced. Joni Mitchell's move up to No. 3 with "Blue" wasn't really a surprise....I guess. I thought they might have selected a "more current" female artist for that position this time around, but she is highly respected. Stevie Wonder has "Songs In The Key of Life" at No. 4, not surprising. So..... just introduced all this for discussion, should anyone be interested.