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TV Show last night. According to the british voting public, these are the top 100 albums of all time.

Beastie Boys were in the top 125 somewhere, but didn't make the top 100, bastards.

1 - RADIOHEAD - OK Computer

2 - U2 - The Joshua Tree

3 - NIRVANA - Nevermind

4 - MICHAEL JACKSON - Thriller

5 - PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon

6 - OASIS - Definitely Maybe

7 - THE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

8 - MADONNA - Like a Prayer

9 - GUNS N' ROSES - Appetite For Destruction

10 - THE BEATLES - Revolver

11 - R.E.M. - Automatic for the People

12 - THE BEATLES - The White Album

13 - QUEEN - A Night at the Opera

14 - COLDPLAY - Parachutes

15 - OASIS - (What's the Story) Morning Glory

16 - ALANIS MORISSETTE - Jagged Little Pill

17 - LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin IV

18 - THE VERVE - Urban Hymns

19 - JIMI HENDRIX - Are you Experienced

20 - THE SMITHS - The Queen Is Dead

21 - JOHN LENNON - Imagine

22 - RADIOHEAD - The Bends


24 - THE STONE ROSES - The Stone Roses

25 - SIMON AND GARFUNKEL - Bridge Over Troubled Water

26 - BJORK - Debut

27 - THE DOORS - The Doors

28 - ABBA - Arrival

29 - MICHAEL JACKSON - Off the Wall

30 - DURAN DURAN - Rio

31 - SEX PISTOLS - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols

32 - DAVID BOWIE - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

33 - THE BEACH BOYS - Pet Sounds

34 - JOY DIVISION - Closer

35 - THE ROLLING STONES - Let It Bleed

36 - BLUR - Parklife

37 - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Born to Run

38 - BILLIE HOLIDAY - Lady Sings the Blues

39 - THE WHITE STRIPES - Elephant

40 - BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid

41 - THE SPECIALS - Specials

42 - THE ROLLING STONES - Exile on Main Street

43 - FRANK SINATRA - Songs for Swingin' Lovers!

44 - THE CLASH - London Calling

45 - THE PRODIGY - The Fat of the Land

46 - THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - The Velvet Underground and Nico

47 - DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms

48 - PIXIES - Doolittle

49 - ARETHA FRANKLIN - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

50 - THE LIBERTINES - The Libertines

51 - HAPPY MONDAYS - Pills 'N' Thrills and Bellyaches

52 - PATTI SMITH - Horses

53 - THE WHO - Tommy

54 - LOU REED - Transformer

55 - BOB DYLAN - Blood on the Tracks

56 - PRINCE - Sign 'o' the Times

57 - DIDO - No Angel

58 - AIR - Moon Safari

59 - ELTON JOHN - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

60 - THE JAM - All Mod Cons

61 - JEFF BUCKLEY - Grace

62 - FLEETWOOD MAC - Rumours

63 - MOBY - Play

64 - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

65 - THE POLICE - Synchronicity


67 - CURTIS MAYFIELD - Superfly

68 - ELVIS PRESLEY - The Sun Sessions

69 - OUTKAST - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

70 - PULP - Different Class

71 - KRAFTWERK - Trans-Europe Express

72 - MASSIVE ATTACK - Blue Lines

73 - BECK - Odelay

74 - STEVIE WONDER - Songs in the Key of Life

75 - KATE BUSH - Hounds of Love

76 - TALKING HEADS - Fear of Music

77 - EMINEM - The Marshall Mathers LP

78 - MARVIN GAYE - What's Going On


80 - SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - The Original Movie Soundtrack

81 - PRIMAL SCREAM - Screamadelica

82 - JOHN COLTRANE - A Love Supreme

83 - LOVE - Forever Changes

84 - PAUL SIMON - Graceland

85 - NICK DRAKE - Five Leaves Left

86 - MEAT LOAF - Bat Out of Hell

87 - DUSTY SPRINGFIELD - Dusty in Memphis

88 - DE LA SOUL - 3 Feet High and Rising

89 - THE STROKES - Is this It

90 - MADNESS - One Step Beyond...

91 - ROBBIE WILLIAMS - I've Been Expecting You

92 - NEIL YOUNG - After the Gold Rush

93 - PUBLIC ENEMY - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

94 - BLONDIE - Parallel Lines

95 - THE EAGLES - Hotel California

96 - JAMES BROWN - Sex Machine

97 - THE STREETS - A Grand Don't Come for Free

98 - DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels

99 - ROD STEWART - Every Picture Tells a Story

100 - The HUMAN LEAGUE - Dare!

Edit: fixed numbering.

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Guest Pirate Chasin' Booty

Yeah, I'm not sure who they picked for voting, but shortly after ticking those little boxes, the volunteers should of been packed into a train and taken to a concentration camp where they'd be gased.

As much as I like Channel4, these '100 greatest' bullshit has to stop, because no doubt it will pop back up again next year and this time it'll be the FastFoodRockers or something.

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I was watching that last night, and was racking my brains what number 1 would have been. I expected Nevermind, Appetite For Destruction and Sgt Pepper in the top 10, but I didn't think OK Computer would win. Not too bad, but it could have been better, I guess.

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Radiohead at number one is pretty bad, but Oasis at number six and fifteen? What the fuck is all I can simply say. The Verve - Urban Hymns isn't even one of the best 200 albums of all time, let alone one of the top 20.

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Terrible list, it makes the list that VH1 did of the 100 greatest albums of all time look good, actually it is. I'll post it up here in a minute to compare the two.

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I didn't think the list was that bad to be honest.

Even though I never really 'got' Radiohead, so to speak, its nice to have something different for a change in Top Albums and not just the usual Joshua Tree or Dark Side Of The Moon. So far its about Channel 4's only so-called 'poll' that even remotely looked like it was voted for by they're viewers.

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Anybody that votes Radiohead over Pink Floyd as the best album of all time is odd. Radiohead may be a great band, but Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall are works that only come around once a century.

And Black Sabbath's Paranoid at 40 is way low.

But why am I shocked about this result? Honestly, any time a list by a consensus of people is made, there will be biases towards the newer stuff over the all time greats, no matter who the people are. So, bleh.

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So rather than having the tired cliche albums at number 1, you don't like having something a little bit fresh and different?

Even I'm not the biggest fan of OK Computer (I prefer The Bends), but I can see why people would vote it so highly. Other then that, I think the list is fine. I can't argue much with anything, as I like a lot of the albums, and think they are worthy of a top 100 placing.

Honestly, people need to stop being so negative about any polls, as the second they don't like something, people are like "this is the sux0r" when its general consensus of the people they asked, so it has some bearing.

EDIT: I bought London Calling as it was cheap...good album, but I definitely prefer Nevermind to it.

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So rather than having the tired cliche albums at number 1, you don't like having something a little bit fresh and different?

If those "tired cliche" albums are MUCH BETTER than the other works, than yes. Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall (though, much more towards The Wall simply for HeyYou and Comfortably Numb) conveyed brilliance that still can be seen today years after the albums' releases and while the Radiohead release was a nice album, there's just no comparision. OK Computer probably deserves number one on a modern best album chart, but not for the best of ALL TIME chart.

But as I said, I'm not surprised about why it goes down this way. People will lean towards what they've listened to lately more than classic albums. And if those people like Radiohead better than Pink Floyd than so be it.

I dislike Pink Floyd, and like Radiohead....what makes my opinion on the thing less valid then yours? Nothing.

If more people thought my way than yours, thats the way it is.

EDIT: And further sweep of the top 10 shows that at a minimum, I prefer U2 - Joshua Tree and Nirvana - Nevermind to anything by Pink Floyd.

Heck, even Jeff Buckley - Grace is a more favourite vote of mine for greatest album. He just has the small problem of having a more cult following than a band like Pink Floyd.

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Yeah, go wannabe! Woooo! Internet crusade! Stop people from bitching about things on the internet!


Because maybe that is all people do online?

Just because your personal opinion doesn't PERFECTLY match up with an online poll, doesn't mean that the poll is rubbish. Maybe your opinion is so niched, that no-one would rigthfully vote for what you may want?

Think before you speak.

EDIT: Scanning the top 20, there is no naff album. People have different opinions....so if they deem one great album to be better than another great album, even if you don't, then just deal with it.It's not as if the album doesn't deserve to be around.

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Hey, ever think that's why people come on the internet? To, you know, vent? And bitch about things that normally couldn't in real life? Oh my!!

Oh, shit, I didn't think before I spoke. I am so sorry oh great one. Will you ever forgive me?

Yeeah. Give it up. It's what the internet is for.

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