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Prince, Bob Dylan feature high up on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Prince has two albums in the top 50.
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Four Minnesota acts feature in the latest incarnation of Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time," with Prince and Bob Dylan unsurprisingly the most prominent.

The magazine first released its greatest album list in 2003, updated it in 2012, and has released its latest version, with the new list marking a shift away from the more rock-heavy previous lists, to feature more diverse styles of artist and music.

Topping the list this year is What's Going On by Marvin Gaye, which supplanted Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles, which was No. 1 in 2012.

Four Minnesota acts are represented in the list, with Prince and Bob Dylan seeing several of their albums featured.

Prince is the highest ranked at No. 8 for Purple Rain, with Dylan coming a place back in 9th for 1975's Blood on the Tracks.

The other Minnesota acts that made the list were influential Minneapolis band Hüsker Dü, which made the list at 428 for 1985's New Day Rising; and The Replacements, which came in at 156th for Let It Be in 1984.

Here's where Minnesota-based artists were placed:

  • 8th: Prince and the Revolution – Purple Rain (1984)
  • 9th: Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
  • 18th: Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
  • 38th: Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde (1966)
  • 45th: Prince – Sign O' the Times (1987)
  • 130th: Prince – 1999 (1982)
  • 156th: The Replacements – Let It Be (1984)
  • 181st: Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
  • 255th: Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
  • 326th: Prince – Dirty Mind (1980)
  • 335th: Bob Dylan and The Band – The Basement Tapes (1975)
  • 337th: Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding (1967)
  • 411th: Bob Dylan – Love and Theft (2001)
  • 428th: Hüsker Dü – New Day Rising (1984)

Other albums of note include from Wisconsin's Bon Iver, whose For Emma was ranked 461st. Sinead O'Connor's whose 1990 album I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got featured the Prince-compared smash hit "Nothing Compares 2 U" ranked at 457, while Nirvana's In Utero, recorded at Minnesota's Pachyderm Studios, ranked 173rd.

You can find the full list here.

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