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Old 19th April 2005, 08:29 PM   #1
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Default Not a bad list, really.

just pulled this off the net:


(BANG) - Radiohead's 'OK Computer' has been voted the greatest album of all time.

The British band was awarded the prestigious title after topping a poll by British TV station Channel Four to find music fans' favourite records.

Radiohead, fronted by Tom Yorke, beat off stiff competition from a host of critically acclaimed artists including The Beatles, U2, Queen and Nirvana to claim the top spot.

The 1997 album, which was a worldwide hit, was closely followed by U2's 'The Joshua Tree' and Nirvana's 'Nevermind'.

Scandal-hit Michael Jackson's pop masterpiece 'Thriller' - which spawned an incredible seven hit singles - was voted into fourth position.

Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' came fifth, Oasis' debut album 'Definitely Maybe' sixth, while The Beatles' 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and 'Revolver' came seventh and tenth respectively making them the only band to have two entries in the top ten.

Radiohead's victory was applauded by a whole host of musicians including REM singer Michael Stipe who described the album as a "classic, brilliant record."

The poll quizzed half a million people to find their favourite records. The results were broadcast on television last night (17.04.05).

100 Greatest Albums Full List:

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

23. BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS - Exodus

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

66. JONI MITCHELL - Blue

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

79. GEORGE MICHAEL - Faith

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!
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Old 19th April 2005, 08:38 PM   #2
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Pretty good IMO.

The thing about this kind of result is that it's naturally skewed:

There may be limited nominations.
The existance of the competition may not be known to people who don't watch the particular TV channel.
The votes will come exclusively from those who don't mind paying for a premium rate call to vote. --not me--

But hey, nothings perfect
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Old 19th April 2005, 08:38 PM   #3
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Hilarious. Most of these lists are designed to get people talking about the listmaker. This one is apparently no exception. Nice to know that Radiohead is more important than Miles Davis. And that there has not been a classical recording as important as Dexy's Midnight Runners.

Hey, where's Starland Vocal band?
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Old 19th April 2005, 08:42 PM   #4
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No, IMHO this is in all fairness a bit better than most of the fluff lists out there. This one is at least diverse enough that it doesn't just immediately come out of the station's own playlist like most others do. You can make fun of the order but there are some good leads on what to buy on the next trip to the music store.
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Old 19th April 2005, 08:43 PM   #5
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Hilarious. ...snip...

Hey, where's Starland Vocal band?
You mean you've never liked


Afternoon delight

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I'm dissappointed
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Old 19th April 2005, 08:44 PM   #6
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Sorry, dhaen, you're not my type.
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Old 19th April 2005, 08:52 PM   #7
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Old 20th April 2005, 01:14 PM   #8
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If you like music lists try these sites:

http://www.metacritic.com/music/

http://hem.bredband.net/b132682/

http://rateyourmusic.com/
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I think the fact that Madonna appears on the Top 10 says everything about the quality of that list !!!

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It might be fun to compile an anti-list. Nothing newer than 20 years old (so anything on the list has stood at least a small test of time). Extra points for dead guys.
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