WTF??? Apple chose this as the best album of all time?

Apple Music's top pick on its 100 Best Albums list is surprising.

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Apple Music has been slowly dribbling out its 100 Best Albums list, and finally revealed the top 10 Wednesday morning.

The No. 1 pick — while a great record — might make you choke on your cornflakes.

It’s certainly not what I’d pick, which would be something from Radiohead, The Clash, Talking Heads, Talk Talk — or maybe David Bowie, Burning Spear, Pink Floyd, Spiritualized or Echo & the Bunnymen.

Heck! It’s hard! I don’t know!!

My choice would likely change day to day, like most people’s.

But it probably would never be what Apple Music picked!

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It’s often the same with any new, revolutionary thing. People get stuck as they get older. Our minds are sort of electrochemical computers. Your thoughts construct patterns like scaffolding in your mind. You are really etching chemical patterns.

In most cases, people get stuck in those patterns, just like grooves in a record, and they never get out of them. It’s a rare person who etches grooves that are other than a specific way of looking at things, a specific way of questioning things. It’s rare that you see an artist in his 30s or 40s able to really contribute something amazing.

— Steve Jobs, 1985.

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