November 19th, 2002
Having read the second half of Pitchfork's Top 100 Albums of the 1980s, I can now confirm that I quite definitely wasn't a Hip Young Thing in my late teens and my twenties. As was the case yesterday, on average I own about 1 album in 10 of the Top 50. If I hadn't been a huge Prince fan in the 1980s then I'd have done a lot worse.
(For what it's worth, I think they should have reversed the order of Sign 'O' The Times and Purple Rain in the list. The latter was a great album, but SOTT was a great double album. Making a genuinely great double album is a major achievement. Making a truly essential double album should have been enough to earn Prince the top slot on the list.)