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During a relaxing and uneventful four days in Ocean City, MD, I couldn’t say no to “The Metal Issue” of Spin on the rack at the 7-11, and shucks if I only own half of the 40 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. I know this is all a matter of opinion and everything, but I thought that even a rag as insipid as Spin might have put together a more sensible list, and might even have included some records that Billboard never heard of. How foolish of me. I haven’t heard the second Queens of the Stone Age album, but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t belong ahead of Iron Maiden’s Number of the Beast, nor, for that matter, does Korn’s Follow The Leader (?!).