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Bob Seger, Eminem, Anita Baker Among Detroit Acts On Album List
 

By GARY GRAFF
Of the Oakland Press

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Eminem and Anita Baker each logged two albums on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's new list of the Definitive 200 albums, leading a group of 11 artists with Detroit ties who appear on the survey. Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" from 2000 was No. 28, while 2002's "The Eminem Show" was No. 63. Baker placed 1986's "The Rapture" at No. 184, and 1994's "Rhythm of Love" sat at No. 188. Stevie Wonder had the highest placement of all local artists; his 1976 effort "Songs in the Key of Life" was No. 23 on the list. Other Detroit entries on the Definitive 200 included: Marvin Gaye, "What's Going On" (1971), No. 38; Kid Rock, "Devil Without a Cause" (1999), No. 68; Bob Seger, "Night Moves" (1976), No. 82; the White Stripes, "White Blood Cells" (2001), No. 178; Madonna, "Like a Virgin" (1984), No. 184; Aretha Franklin, "Sparkle" (1976), No. 193) and Grand Funk Railroad, "We're An American Band" (1973), No. 200. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, whose drummer, Chad Smith, is a Detroit native, placed 1991's "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" [cq] at No. 88 and 1999's "Californication" at No. 92. The Beatles' 1967 masterpiece "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was No. 1 overall. The full list can be found at www.definitive200.com.

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