Time for Pope Francis to weigh in on the best pop albums?

Posted by Katie Loftus
Sunday 10, August 2014 | Category:   Catholic culture
Summer and music seem to go hand in hand. As music festivals across the country come to an end and we assess the good and bad of what we heard, someone turned my attention to the Vatican’s “semi-serious” list released back in 2010 of the “best pop albums of all times.”

That list compiled by L’Osservatore Romanoplaced the Beatles’ album, “Revolver,” at the top, followed by David Crosby’s “If only I could remember my name”, Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours,” Steely Dan’s “The Nightfly,” Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Paul Simon’s “Graceland,” U2’s “Achtung, Baby,” Oasis’ (What’s the story) Morning Glory, and Carlos Santana’s “Supernatural.”

Four years later, we have a new pope and many new artists taking the stage. Perhaps a new list to enlighten the musical tastes of the faithful is needed. And who knows, maybe we will see Pope Francis on a musical fact-finding mission at Lollapalooza or Coachella next year!

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