Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs: 190-171

190. “Back in Black” – AC/DC This was Bryan Johnson’s introduction to the world as the frontman of AC/DC after the death of Bon Scott, and he arrived all guns blazing and armed to the teeth with one of the greatest riffs of all time and the killer flow (and high register) to back it…

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs: 230-211

230 “Mannish Boy” – Muddy Waters It’s clear that for straight-ahead Blues, you can’t do better than Muddy Waters. This song never really goes anywhere and it’s limited by the boundaries of its genre, but as far as this type of music goes, it’d be hard to find anything better. Burnes’ Turns: No Top 500…

The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (1966)

**** There was a golden triangle of influence in the mid-’60s as The Beatles began their transition from Pop superstars to Psychadelic weirdos changing music forever in the process. It began with Rubber Soul which blew the minds of pretty much everybody who heard it in 1965, not the least of which was Brian Wilson, the…