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• #478 Loretta Lynn – All Time Greatest Hits

This is sort of tolerable, in the same way that a headache is. There's certainly nothing memorable about it that would earn it a place in the top 500, but I guess you have to cast a pretty wide net to even come up with a list of albums that long.

My rating: ★✩



• #477 Merle Haggard – Down Every Road 1962-1994

I couldn't find a streaming copy of this epic 4-disc, (almost) 5 hour collection. I'm sure I could have pieced it together from the numerous other albums that are available on Spotify but instead I opted to just listen to the 30-second preview of each song on Amazon's MP3 page.  Frankly, that was more than enough. Why anyone would ever want to list to 5 hours of this is beyond me.  Literally every song sounds the same, and not in a good way. Remember how the CIA used to play Metallica to suspected terrorists as a form of torture? This would be my torture record.

My rating: ★



• #476 The Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death  I own it

Finally, we're getting back into the groove and away from the country drawl. Outside of this list I only listen to a limited amount of rap, but this one is definitely in my rotation. (One of my other favorites is the Biggie Hendrix Experience mash-up which samples liberally from this album, so this whole album is very familiar.)  Includes the mainstream pop hits Mo Money Mo Problems and Hypnotize but almost every other track is just as good.  This is one of the best selling rap albums of all time, and for good reason.

My rating: ★★★★✩