Tuesday, 16 February 2010


The Vatican's official newspaper Osservatore Romano released a list of the pope's 10 favourite rock albums, and I just had to share it with you. Can't believe Oasis is on the list! :)

1."Revolver" - The Beatles
2."If I could only remember my name" - David Crosby
3."The dark side of the moon" - Pink Floyd
4."Rumours" - Fleetwood Mac
5."The nightfly" - Donald Fagen
6."Thriller" - Michael Jackson
7."Graceland" - Paul Simon
8."Achtung baby" - U2
9."(What's the story) Morning glory" - Oasis
10."Supernatural" - Carlos Santana


  1. After reading your post I had this mental picture of the pope reading "High Fidelity" by Hornby.
    I imagined that at the beginning he bought it because of the title. He thought it was a religious book. But when he realized it was not he just put it in standby on his bedside table.
    After a while he went back on reading it, out of curiosity. And at the end he loved it so much that he started to do lists. But since he is the pope, not just top 5s but top 10s.

    So I looked for the news on the web. I found out that the list is only a "semiserious guide of musical resistence" written by Osservatore Romano (Vatican newspaper) journalists to avoid the forthcoming Italian Song Festival (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanremo_festival/).
    It is surprising anyway, but it's not pope's list.

  2. Ah shame, although it's still a pretty cool list considering who made them!

  3. I can't believe there's no Arcade Fire on there. So disappointed. :(