The Vatican Top Ten

I have been working for MTV Networks for fifteen years and have written several books about rock ’n’ roll. I never expected to find the church trampling in my vineyard.

When word came that the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano had published a list of the ten best pop albums of all time, I was tempted to retaliate by issuing a couple of encyclicals.

The Beatles, Pink Floyd,...

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About the Author

Bill Flanagan is editorial director of MTV Networks. His latest book is Evening's Empire (Simon & Schuster).