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Rolling Stone Diversifies Top 500 Albums Of All Time

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Marvin Gaye's (pictured) 1971 album 'What's Going On' ranks number one on the updated list of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Rolling Stone's list was revamped to be more inclusive of genres and artists.

Artists like Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Lauren Hill cracked the top ten while Marvin Gaye's 1971 album "What's Going On" dethroned the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" for the number one spot. Two contributors to the project discuss what went into deciding which albums were in and which were out.

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