Sunday, August 5, 2007

Elvis' Seven Best Albums?

Posted By on Sun, Aug 5, 2007 at 4:00 AM

As the 30th anniversary of Elvis' death approaches, the world's media look for an angle.

The London Telegraph's Neil McCormick came up with this one: the seven albums that "define Elvis' legacy. He also offers some rather pretentious takes on the King's life: "The trademark Elvis is fixed forever in the first flare of youth and beauty, commemorated on everything from coffee mugs to bed linen, a supernaturally gifted avatar whose instinctive talent made him catalyst and figurehead for the 20th century's rock and roll revolution, a poor boy who became the populist king of America, his rags to riches ascent a symbol of the shift of cultural and social power from the elite to the masses.

"Twist the prism and Elvis becomes a metaphor for American innocence corrupted and destroyed, a talent that laid waste to itself, harbinger of the bloated future of a fast food nation."

Yeah, yeah, yeah. But what about the albums? Are they really the best? See if you agree.


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