The Corner

Time’s Best

Time has published its list of “the greatest and most influential records ever.” They’re going to hear some predictable complaints–why no Pink Floyd?–but this list is noteworthy for its lack of imagination. Just about every pick feels obligatory, with the possible exception of late-model entries by Pavement (interesting), Hole (geez o’Pete!), Lucinda Williams (classy), P.J. Harvey (yawn), and Kanye West (to justify this bit of silliness). Very little sense of adventure.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.