This is our first week, so we’re covering anything. But we can’t get down with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fames work best with quantifiable products like sports. Baseball has reams of specialized statistics available to compare today’s players to their predecessors. For the most part, they help the voters select the right candidates for election.
For pop music, the product is a totally subjective and niche-dominated. There are hundreds of bands you can put in a place like this. Some are more conventional choices than others but the list is long, everybody’s list is different.
Lists are fun. We‘re making our own. List good for organizing your thoughts. They’re also easy copy for a lazy journalist or blogger. But no one pretends our list or anyone’s is anything more than a list of favorites. Who cares what this panel, or any panel, thinks?