We look at Rolling Stone’s new Best 500 Albums update and think … where’s the 80s? Where’s the British stuff? Where’s the jazz, country, dance music, electronic, heavy metal? Is it just the classics plus hip-hop? Is it as useful as Elvis Costello’s Best 500 albums in Vanity Fair or Dave Marsh’s 1001 singles? Plus Michael Kiwanuka, the Mercury Prize and the Booker. And ’80s Peel Show acts with amusing names.
If you’d like to receive this – and indeed every future – Word Podcast before the rest of the world, and in full audio-visual glory, make sure you’re signed up to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wordinyourear