Making a list is hard. If you make it hard. The reason why most people make it hard is because they get caught trying to apologize for their taste. They get caught trying to make everyone happy. So when NME published their list of the Top 150 tracks, it was with great disappointment that I read the list. Not so much because I disagreed with the selections, although it’s nothing short of heresy to have Kanye excluded from the Top 50 (Monster was #53), as much as I disagreed with their lack of an opening.