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Tuesday
Dec032013

Paul McCartney, John Fogerty, David Bowie Make "Rolling Stone" List of 50 Best Albums of 2013

Hear Music; Vanguard RecordsRolling Stone has released its annual list of the 50 Best Albums of 2013 and, along with a bevy of contemporary artists, a few of the most beloved rockers of the 1960s and '70s have landed on the tally.  Finishing in the top 10 are Paul McCartney's New and John Fogerty's Wrote a Song for Everyone, which were ranked #4 and #10 respectively.

The magazine notes that McCartney's New finds the former Beatle "play[ing] to his strengths" by including "Wings-like glam rock, Little Richard howls and…some remarkably Beatlesque pop tunes and George Martin-ish arrangements."  Rolling Stone also praises the 71-year-old rock legend for exploring "21st-century pop with sharp ears, bringing in young-gun producers like Paul Epworth, Mark Ronson and Ethan Johns."

As for Wrote a Song for Everyone, which features updated versions of many classic Fogerty tunes recorded with various guest stars, the magazine points out that the collection "shows how vital and relevant his songwriting remains more than 40 years after it owned the radio."

Other veteran artists who made it onto the list were David Bowie and Elton John.  Bowie's The Next Day is ranked #16, while John's The Diving Board took the #25 slot.

Topping the list was alternative rockers Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City.

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