Sunday, March 11, 2007
The Definitive 200
NARM And The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Release The Definitive 200 List After months of speculation, the official list of the 200 albums and soundtracks that comprise the Definitive 200 list has finally been unveiled. The Definitive 200 is co-sponsored by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), which represents over 7,000 music stores in the U.S., and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Beatles' massively influential "St. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" tops the list, followed by "Dark Side of The Moon" by Pink Floyd, "Thriller" by Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin's "Led Zeppelin IV" and U2's "Joshua Tree." "The Definitive 200 urges people to remember that most of their favorite songs are part of a unique art form, the album," said NARM President Jim Donio. "In an era when record stores and album sales are somewhat embattled, NARM thought it was the perfect time to release this list, and have retailers promote these great, classic albums. There are no "Greatest Hits" or "Best Of" compilations. We are reminding folks what we already know to be true: albums, just like record stores, aren't going anywhere!"