The stories behind some of the most essential albums of all time, told by the artists who made them and Rolling Stone’s writers and editors. Each episode focuses on one album from the brand-new, updated version of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums list, featuring fresh conversations with the people who made the music, classic interview audio and expert commentary. Episodes include the late Tom Petty on his solo classic Wildflowers, Taylor Swift talking about her career-changing 2012 album Red, and Public Enemy breaking down their political masterpiece It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.
Now we’re back with Season Two. Across 10 episodes, you’ll hear Dolly Parton tell the stories behind the songs on her 1971 solo breakthrough Coat of Many Colors; Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr delve into the making of the Beatles’ troubled final album, Let It Be; Britney Spears’ collaborators explain how she made 2007’s Blackout in the eye of a paparazzi hurricane; friends and relatives of Alice Coltrane look back at how she overcame tragedy to create her masterpiece Journey in Satchidananda; Rivers Cuomo and his bandmates reflect on the unlikely birth of Weezer’s Blue Album; and much more.
Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums is hosted by Senior Writer Brittany Spanos.
Listeners who love music should pay attention. Why? Because that's what Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums is all about. This is the perfect podcast for those who love listening to music and learning about the inspiration behind every lyric and track. This podcast doesn't just list songs. Instead, it shares in-depth details about the music, lyrics, and artists from each album. Listeners will hear from artists about what inspired albums known and loved by many. Interviews with peers and famous musicians offer lots of musical insight.
Rolling Stone magazine ranks the most storied albums in the history of recorded music on its list. Musicians, critics, and industry figures cast their votes and determine the album rankings. Each episode focuses on a different album from this iconic list. Listeners won't just hear speculations about the music. They'll also hear conversations about the music from the people who wrote it themselves.
How addictive is this podcast? The first season was so popular that Rolling Stone released season two right away. The second season carries on the glory of the first with star-studded interviews. Listeners can expect insightful stories and in-depth interviews. Listen to the podcast Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums on Amazon Music now.