In a new honor for Harry Styles, the iconic magazine Rolling Stone has named Fine Line one of the 500 best albums of all time. Rolling Stone first created the list in 2003, only updating it slightly in 2012. The new list was curated by music critics and industry experts as well as fellow musicians, spanning a wide variety of genres. Fine Line comes in at #491 and is the most recent album to make the list. The statement that accompanies the listing states:
Harry Styles achieved pop greatness with One Direction, but he got even deeper on his own. On ‘Fine Line’, he stakes his claim as one of his generation’s most savagely imaginative musical minds. Styles breathes in the 1970s California sunshine of his heroes — Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Stevie Nicks — with soulful breakup songs. As he explained, “It’s all about having sex and feeling sad.” Yet the music is drenched in starman joy: the ‘shroomadelic guitar trip “She,” the dulcimer-crazed “Canyon Moon,” the Number One juicy-fruit beach orgy “Watermelon Sugar.”
Styles was also honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the museum announced that his Gucci suit from the night of Stevie Nicks’ induction into the Hall will go on display. It will specifically be available in the “Right Here, Right Now” exhibit, which according to the Hall “takes a look at the evolution of rock & roll and its impact on the current generation of artists by taking visitors on an intimate journey into the stories of chart-topping acts.” Styles spoke at Nicks’ induction and also performed “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.” For more information on the exhibit, head to their website.