I think Rolling Stone should update this list every year, or at least every five years, like They Shoot Pictures do for their Top 1000 Films list, and IGN do for their Top 100 Video Games list. Both websites have reconsidered each product’s longevity and innovative potential, and have thus made more defined lists.
None of the albums over the past five years have been very innovative at all, so I don’t expect any of them to be added to an updated list. However, I do think updating this list would bring great albums that have withstood the test of time better than others, such as Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and Led Zeppelin IV up higher on the list, and bring down compilation albums that haven’t had anywhere near the longevity, such as Chuck Berry’s Great Twenty Eight, and The Muddy Waters Anthology. Don’t get me wrong, both Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters are incredible, but it was their songs more than their albums that redefined blues and rock and roll. I believe putting compilation albums higher than well-produced, innovative, and top-selling albums is what’s damaging this list the most, and if Rolling Stone were to fix that problem, I think this list would be much better.