The Vatican Top Ten

For some reason the official Vatican newspaper, L’ Osservatore Romano, decided to chime in on what they felt were the top ten albums of all time and considering what religious groups in the past felt about Rock music, the list might surprise you.

Amongst the papal state’s surprisingly secular picks? The Beatles’ Revolver (holding the no. 1 spot), Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of The Moon, Oasis’ (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, whose “illuminating simplicity and musical thrust” they hail. Also: U2’s Achtung Baby, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Donald Fagen of Steely Dan fame’s The Nightfly, Carlos Santana’s Supernatural, Paul Simon’s Graceland and David Crosby’s If I Could Only Remember My Name.

Not many there that would have made my list but the heavy Rock representation is unexpected to say the least. I’m also guessing that a few Catholic Priest/Michael Jackson jokes are being told in response to this story somewhere as well…

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