NME Top 100 British Albums Ever List

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Top 20 Greatest British Albums Ever

1 The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

2 The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

3 Oasis - Definitely Maybe

4 Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Buzzcocks

5 Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

6 Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish

7 Pulp - Different Class

8 The Clash - London Calling

9 The Beatles - Revolver

10 The Libertines - Up The Bracket

11 Radiohead - The Bends

12 The Specials - Specials

13 The Verve - A Northern Soul

14 David Bowie - Hunky Dory

15 Primal Scream - Screamadelica

16 Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels

17 The Streets - Original Pirate Material

18 Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

19 The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come

20 The Beatles - Rubber Soul


Got from http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/showbiz/tm_objectid=16626499%26method=full%26siteid=94762%26headline=arctic%2dmonkeys%2dalbum%2d%2dfifth%2dbest%2dever%2d-name_page.html

Anyone know 21-100?

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oh god, where will it end?

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

There's..2 or 3 good albums there.

phantasy bear (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Thats the last time i fucking copy and paste from the daily mirror page
4 Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Buzzcocks

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

To save anyone £1.95...

100) Derek and Clive - (Live) 1976 *(marked as a forgotten gem.)
99) Patrick Wolf - Lycanthropy 2004
98) Roots Manuva - Run Come Save Me 2001
97) Led Zeppelin - IV 1971
96) Adam and The Ants - Kings of The Wild Frontier 1980 *
95) Julian Cope - Jehovahkill 1992
94) The Futureheads - S/T 2004
93) Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets 1974*
92) Oasis (What's The Story) Morning Glory? 1995
91) The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace 1985
90) Supergrass - I Should Coco 1995
89) Blur - Parklife 1994
88) Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman 1993
87) The Small Faces - Ogden's Nut Gone Flake 1968
86) George Harrison - All Things Must Pass 1970
85) ABC - The Lexicon of Love 1982
84) Redskins - Neither Washington Nor Moscow... 1974 *
83) Wire - Pink Flag 1977
82) The Happy Mondays - Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches 1990
81) Antony and The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now 2005
80) Black Sabbath - Paranoid 1970
79) Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque 1991
78) Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 1992 *
77) The Beta Band - The 3 E.P.s 1998
76) Cornershop - When I Was Born For The 7th Time 1997
75) Tricky - Maxinquaye 1995
74) Prodigy - Music For The Jilted Generation 1994
73) Kasier Chiefs - Employment 2005
72) Joy Divison - Closer 1980
71) Buzzcocks - Love Bites 1978
70) Spacemen 3 - The Perfect Prescription 1987
69) Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure 1972
68) The Pretty Things - SF Sorrow 1968 *
67) Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head 2002
66) Elvis Costello - This Year's Model 1978
65) Radiohad - Kid A 2000
64) Gang Of Four - Entertainment! 1978
63) David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars 1972
62) Saint Etienne - Fox Base Alpha 1991
61) Echo and The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain 1984
60) The Human League - Dare! 1981 *
59) The Clash - S/T 1977
58) Suede - Dog Man Star 1994
57) The Cure - The Head On The Door 1985
56) Portishead - Dummy 1994
55) Bloc Party - Silent Alarm 2005{In the text this reffered to as a self titled album}
54) Morrissey - Vauxhall & I 1994
53) The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed 1969
52) Madness - One Step Beyond 1979
51) Billy Bragg - Talking With The Taxman About Poetry 1986
50) The La's - S/T 1990
49) The Who - My Generation 1965
48) Elastica - S/T 1995
47) The Libertines S/T 2004
46) Pulp His 'N' Hers 1994
45) The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free 2004
44) Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures 1979
43) The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. 1972
42) The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy 1985
41) Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love 1985
40) Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner 2003
39) Ride - Nowhere 1990
38) Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating In Space 1997
37) Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible 1994
36) The Beatles - S/T 1968
35) Radiohead - OK Computer 1997
34) The Jam - All Mod Cons 1978
33) Coldplay - Parachutes 2000
32) The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle 1968 *
31) Massive Attack - Blue Lines 1991
30) Suede - S/T 1993
29) Led Zeppelin - II 1969
28) Nick Drake - Bryter Layter 1970
27) Polly Harvey - Dry 1992
26) The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow 1984
25) The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society 1968
24) Pet Shop Boys - Please 1986
23) New Order - Technique 1989
22) Super Furry Animals - Radiator 1997
21) Muse - Absolution 2003
20) The Beatles - Rubber Soul 1965
19) The Smiths - Strangeways Here We Come 1987
18) Franz Ferdinand - S/T 2004
17) The Streets - Original Pirate Material 2002
16) Dexy's Midnight Runners - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels 1980
15) Primal Scream - Scremadelica 1991
14) David Bowie - Hunky Dory 1971
13) The Verve - A Northern Soul 1995
12) The Specials - S/T 1979
11) Radiohead - The Bends 1995
10) The Libertines - Up The Bracket 2002
9) The Beatles - Revolver 1966
8) The Clash - London Calling 1979
7) Pulp - Different Class 1995
6) Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish 1993 *
5) Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not 2006
4) Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks 1978
3) Oasis - Definetly Maybe 1994
2) The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead 1986
1) The Stone Roses - S/T 1989

-- MitchellStirling (Stirling_mitchel...) (webmail), January 25th, 2006 7:32 PM

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

SF Sorrow!

phantasy bear (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I love the way almost certainly no one voted for the Arctic Monkeys and they still put them in the top five purely for the sake of causing controversy. Good work, NME marketing people!

Matt DC (Matt DC), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

tip for the future:

with long urls use tinyurl: http://tinyurl.com/

i.e the above mirror article becomes
http://tinyurl.com/dl3ac

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

http://battellemedia.com/images/Shark%20Jump.JPG

fandango (fandango), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

That's a really beautiful image.

phantasy bear (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

about the only thing going for the list is the sfa love

xpost
is that the whale from the river thames BEFORE it took the wrong turning into the north sea...?

whatever (boglogger), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

No Leftfield no Orbital. WTF!!!!

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

nice touch: the cleverclever smattering of 'forgotten classics' to make the list look like it wasn't written by an 5-year old nme elf parking a rather large breakfast one morning who had nothing better to do.

ho hum

xpost
no russ abbot, aled jones, charlotte church, michael barrymore, flock of seagulls.

hell, no fucking james blunt in the top 3, what's going on?

whatever (boglogger), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

re 99

patrick wolf was born in County Cork, Ireland. Therefore not British born.

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The bizarre part is that he's on the list at all.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

6 out of 100.
tho don't diss a flock of seagulls - the last flight of yuri gargarin is rather good.

frenchbloke (frenchbloke), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

hahahaha wow. that list just blew my mind.

sovietpanda (sovietpanda), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I really shouldn't get worked up about the glaring omissions, it's the NME after all, but fuck, where are Fairport, Shirley Collins, Richard & Linda THompson, Bert Jansch, Robert Wyatt, Gorky's, Soft Machine, Sabbath, Scott Walker etc etc. And since when were Dare or Here Come the Warm Jets forgotten gems? They're acting as if the NME are champing some ultra obscure classics. Harumph.

stew!, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Since when was "Modern Life Is Rubbish" a forgotten gem?

ailsa (ailsa), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Okay, so it's easy to find fault in these things (Led Zep 4 not as good as the La's, for example), but this forgotten gem thing makes no sense.

Modern Life Is Rubbish, Oddessy & Oracle, Dare, SF Sorrow, Selected Ambient Works vol 2, Kings Of The Wild Frontier = FORGOTTEN GEMS?

everything, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 21:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I will admit that I like or listen to a bunch of these albums over the years. When I think about the best of the best a lot of these aren't the albums that would come to mind. This list would be fine for an individual but for a major music publication it's horrid. I didn't think the NME could sink any lower but I'm constantly wrong.

Regarding the Cure, it's interesting that The Head on the Door is the album picked when over the years it has been Disintegration that most have said is their classic. For me both would be in the Top 100 but I'm geekie about the Cure so.

Since it is so titled to the 90's where the hell is Loveless?

BeeOK (boo radley), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

this list is best british not british isles

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Is the lack of love for Loveless not down to their Irishness? That said, it was in the Observer's best of British so WTF???!!!

stew!, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's possible that it's because of their Irishness but more likely it's because it's not as universally admired outside of music-obsessive circles like ILM.

I think they really need to sort out this "British vs British Isles vs UK" thing though.

everything, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Bah, everyone knows Madness deserves the Top Spot! MalarkeY!!!

LoneNut, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

NO LOVELESS NO CREDIBILITY

Brooker Buckingham (Brooker B), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

harvell OTM

gear (gear), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

que?

fandango (fandango), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

By decade:

1960's - 9
1970's - 20
1980's - 17
1990's - 31
2000's - 15

BeeOK (boo radley), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

this list is best british not british isles

I forgot that fact but I'm American so what the hell do I know anyways. ;-)

BeeOK (boo radley), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

GCSE Geography Lesson - Revision

Great Britain = England, Wales, Scotland
United Kingdom = The above + Northern Ireland [Commonly Known as British as a description]

Not British:
Republic of Ireland - A Country with it's own Govt

However, all of the above included as a geographical entity known as "The British Isles" e.g for the Mercury Music Prize - Republic of Ireland & UK artists eligible.

Therefore when NME draws up the Best British Albums don't expect to see U2, My Bloody Valentine, Boomtown Rats, Thin Lizzy, Cactus World News, Sinead O'Connor, Enya, Clannad, The Whipping Boy etc

Hot Press Readers Top 100 Irish Albums of All Time.
http://digbig.com/4gbxc

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

wow, not one girl is in ANY of those bands in the top 20

ridiculous

wow, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

There's a woman in Dexy's

everything, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

And Pulp

everything, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

to clarify that hotpress 100 list includes the the island of Ireland, i.e The Republic of Ireland + Northern Ireland

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

um, and Polly Harvey...

rombald, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I object to this meaningless list!

PB, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

no loveless

Hairy Asshurt (Toaster), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oh wait,

ireland.

thatn doesn't count

Hairy Asshurt (Toaster), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Shields was born and partly brought up in the US (to an Irish family obv.) and MBV were never even based in Ireland. If Antony and the Johnsons qualify for this stupid list then so should MBV. Like I care.

I think this omission has more to do with NME's general shitness.

snotty moore, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 23:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

21) Muse - Absolution 2003

I think THIS may be the biggest lump.

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 23:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

1. Shit
2. Shit
3. Shit
4. Shit
5. Shit
6. Shit
7. Fucking Shit
8. Shit
9. Shit
10. Will this do?
11. This 17 year-old down the pub said she'd suck my cock if I put Northside in the Top 20
12. Utter Fucking Shit

'Curt' Russell (noodle vague), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 23:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

antony and the johnsons? he might have been born in england but that doesn't make that a british album.

kyle (akmonday), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 23:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

21) Muse - Absolution 2003
I think THIS may be the biggest lump.

Too right. It should've been 'Origin Of Symmetry'.

Si.C@rter (SiC@rter), Thursday, 26 January 2006 00:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Mind you, this list is slightly original in one respect - 'OK Computer' isn't in the top 10. By now, I've started to expect to see Thom Yorke's face while watching 'The Best Ever 70's Disco Classics' or whatever.

Si.C@rter (SiC@rter), Thursday, 26 January 2006 00:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

When did Geir start working at the NME?

The Bends > Ok Computer
Guitar, Melodies > Other shit

fandango (fandango), Thursday, 26 January 2006 00:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Maybe if we ignore lists, they will go away...

musically (musically), Thursday, 26 January 2006 00:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

21) Muse - Absolution 2003
I think THIS may be the biggest lump.

Too right. It should've been 'Origin Of Symmetry'.

OTM!

BeeOK (boo radley), Thursday, 26 January 2006 00:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

...but not at 21, way too high

BeeOK (boo radley), Thursday, 26 January 2006 00:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The top 10 is obviously horrible and editorially focussed on music for disaffected British teenagers. Some interesting choices lower down which are a bit unexpected but it's probably too little too late. I guess it's not worth fussing over though, is it? How many of us here actually read the NME now?

Still - the Kaiser Chiefs would be nowhere near my top 100 albums of 2005 let alone all time!!

Daniel Paton (angriest dog), Thursday, 26 January 2006 00:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I felt quite nauseous reading that NME list, they're as hidebound to tradition and as resistant to change as the Daily Mail. At least the Mail makes no pretense to anything other than it's conservatism.

Billy Dods (Billy Dods), Thursday, 26 January 2006 14:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Geir while you may not read magazines like Hip Hop Connection and Touch I would at least have thought you would be aware of them.

Sure, but I would also expect mags like that to be kind of reluctant towards having a "canon", which means they wouldn't produce all-time-best lists, but rather concentrate on what is current and new.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 26 January 2006 14:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Darkies hate history, eh Geir?

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Thursday, 26 January 2006 14:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You may be reading a bit more into that statement than was intended there, Nick.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Thursday, 26 January 2006 14:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

...which, Geir, is precisely the correct attitude to have towards music, right?

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 26 January 2006 14:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Why?

Dr.C (Dr.C), Thursday, 26 January 2006 14:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I know, Norm, I'm just playing Devil's Gitface.

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Thursday, 26 January 2006 14:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

because while lists are reasonably fun distractions they don't actually reflect how anyone listens to or is affected by music?

xp

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 26 January 2006 14:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

OK agreed. Yr point was the irrelvancy of lists, I thought you meant that 'concentrating on the new' was the right attitude.

Dr.C (Dr.C), Thursday, 26 January 2006 14:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It is not something to take seriously unless you are 18 and smoke pot everyday.

moron.

i am not a nugget (stevie), Thursday, 26 January 2006 14:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Sure, but I would also expect mags like that to be kind of reluctant towards having a "canon", which means they wouldn't produce all-time-best lists, but rather concentrate on what is current and new.

this seems a salient observation and i agree. though it would be interesting to see Touch do a top 100 albums - one assumes it would deliberately exclude 'NME music' in the way NME deliberately excludes 'Touch music' - the only overlaps being the Bristolian trip-hoppers, Dizzee and Roots.

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Thursday, 26 January 2006 14:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

That Kerrang is horrid, something I will never look at again.

It is not something to take seriously unless you are 18 and smoke pot everyday.

Stevie OTM, do fuck off

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 26 January 2006 15:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Maybe 'A Night At The Opera' would/should make the ILM list too!

ILM would ignore metal more than any other genre (yes even more than British hip-hop and rnb).

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Thursday, 26 January 2006 15:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

you must admit Kerrang has no quality control: Funeral for a friend, Him, Slipknot, Muse, Fall Out Boy, Blink182, The Darkness, Lostphrophets, Green Day - the amount of kack front cover promoted is continual.

Yes some of the 4K and 5K album reviews of the more obscure artists may be OTM - but you can find out about those in Terrorizer or on the web.

Terrorizer £ 3.20 per mouth and Free CD
Kerrang £1.95 * 4 issues = is £7.80

DJ Martian (djmartian), Thursday, 26 January 2006 15:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

you must admit Kerrang has no quality control: Funeral for a friend, Him, Slipknot, Muse, Fall Out Boy, Blink182, The Darkness, Lostphrophets, Green Day - the amount of kack front cover promoted is continual

But Terrorizer have covered all that Nightwish type shit. So it all evens out in my book.

I like the fact that kerrang is open to more indie/alt rock stuff(remember they have covered Cypress Hill and The Prodigy too) It's just a shame they seem to be more concerned with the bigger sellers or bands on big labels than some of the great stuff thats come out in recent years.
Isis, Electric Wizard, Jesu, Pelican, Sunno))) have never had Kerrang covers. It's time they did.

Have NME covered those bands at all?

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Thursday, 26 January 2006 15:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Electric Wizard - Dopethrone should be in that top 100!

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Thursday, 26 January 2006 15:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

29) Led Zeppelin - II 1969
28) Nick Drake - Bryter Layter 1970
27) Polly Harvey - Dry 1992
26) The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow 1984
25) The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society 1968
24) Pet Shop Boys - Please 1986


pet shop boys! yes! in your face er... every rock band ever!

piscesboy, Thursday, 26 January 2006 15:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

In NME this week there was a little boxout where they mentioned Butthole Surfers and it said "(ask your dad)" after it, that made me smile

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 26 January 2006 15:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

re:

Isis, Electric Wizard, Jesu, Pelican, Sunno))) have never had Kerrang covers. It's time they did.

Rock Sound magazine covers all those bands, but unfortunately also covers a lot of generic emo / hardcore / commercial rock tripe.

Have NME covered those bands at all?

The day the NME puts any other of those on the front cover - will never arrive. Can you imagine the NME trying to promote/understand the brilliance of Jesu - to a bunch of Kaiser Chiefs / Oasis / Doherty / Strokes loving plebs

Although I could see pre Mark Sutherland era Melody Maker covering Jesu, also Sounds would have had them on the front cover.

Britain does need some weekly opposition to the trad-rock songs NME and the no quality control Kerrang.

[correction: Kerrang is £1.99 these days not £1.95]

DJ Martian (djmartian), Thursday, 26 January 2006 15:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Whats Metal Hammer like these days? It used to be quite open minded in the early 90s. But Kerrang started covering a lot of the same bands they hadn't previously and Metal Hammer went more conservative about 10 years ago.
Probably havent bought it since then.

A weekly mag that covered everything and took risks would be great.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Thursday, 26 January 2006 16:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Metal Hammer has improved in the past couple of years, it went through a ghastly nu-metal phase in the early 00s.

There is an extreme metal section, they also tend to cover all bases of rock / metal - therefore there are going to be sections that don't interest everyone.

I would say Metal Hammer these days is a combo of Kerrang, Rock Sound and Terrorizer.

However like Kerrang - quality control suffers particularly in the front cover dept, how many times has Him been on the front cover.

DJ Martian (djmartian), Thursday, 26 January 2006 16:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The ghastly nu-metal phase started in about 96 i think...

I think poor quality control for front covers is the same for all those magazines at any time of their existence, and not just now.

Remember all those shitty hair metal bands with covers who sold shitloads of albums but never got in writers polls cos they didn't actually like them(sorry ILM hair metal fans)

It's no different now. How many of the bands who get regular front covers actually get in the writers polls?

And NME always get accused of putting stuff on the front cover thatthe writers don't like but the editorial team insists so the magazine will sell.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Thursday, 26 January 2006 16:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Rock Sound and quite often Metal Hammer have to rely on their covers because the mag comes in a sodding plastic bag so you can't check who's in it

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 26 January 2006 16:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I never buy a magazine now from a newsagent unless i can read it first to see who is in it. Apart from The Wire, which I always buy.
I order LLSS and Plan B from their sites.

I'm sure putting cellophane on magazines must harm sales. Everyone I know likes to read it 1st.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Thursday, 26 January 2006 16:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Some of you guys here will always be discontent with a list unless

1. The list pretends The Beatles never existed
2. At least half of the albums on the list are by African American acts.

Better realise you'll never see a list like that.

-- Geir Hongro (geirhon...), January 26th, 2006 7:23 AM. (GeirHong) (later) (link)

Confession: I only clicked on this thread because I thought I might get some classic Hongro action.


U NVR DISAPPOINT GEIRBOT.

gbx (skowly), Thursday, 26 January 2006 16:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Thursday, 26 January 2006 16:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I do like how the Muse fanbase is actually a kinda precursor to the Arctic Monkey/Babyshambles "Buy any crap with the band's name attached to it" phenomenom, so both the NME and the Kerrangs have to make a token effort to attracting them.

You are insane. I mean, we all remember that time when Muse were on the cover of NME every week even before their debut album had surfaced - those were the days eh? (A better example might be Ash)

Mind you, I don't understand Kerrang's love for Muse bar their guitar tech-wankery articles.

Si.C@rter (SiC@rter), Thursday, 26 January 2006 16:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Pob is on the front cover of Kerrang! this week. POB!

Raw Patrick at work, Thursday, 26 January 2006 16:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Twit de twirrit de tiwit de de doo doo"

Oh, that's Bod, isn't it?

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 26 January 2006 17:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Pob was the one with the striped jumper who used to spit all over the camera lenses then write in it, and talked gibberish.

Toyah did the voiceovers.

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 26 January 2006 17:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

KERRANGGG!!!
http://www.westbergholtfc.co.uk/Images/lookas/Pob.jpg

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 26 January 2006 17:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

They seem to have missed a trick by excluding some "NME music" The 2000 guitar picks would have looked better if instead of two Coldplay and The Kasier Chiefs they went with something slightly more out there like "The Coral" or "The Decline of British Sea Power"

No place for "Urban Hymns" again like with Radiohead and Blur they seem to have swapped the opinion of which they prefer there. Not even attampted to include anything like Duran Duran (Which was in th last top 100 of all time they did.) No "Metal Box", no "Hats", no "Heaven or Las Vegas" and no "Club Classics Vol. One"

MitchellStirling (MitchellStirling), Thursday, 26 January 2006 17:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

...which, Geir, is precisely the correct attitude to have towards music, right?

No, because then you miss the point about good music, which is that good music is completely timeless. Like the old classical music from the 18th and 19th century, for instance.

Geir Hongro, Thursday, 26 January 2006 20:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

More precicely: Music that only works within a certain chronological and/or cultural context doesn't deserve attention.

Geir Hongro, Thursday, 26 January 2006 20:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Isn't Anything is 500 times better than Loveless. It should still be in the list, mind. Round about 10 or 11.

The Cosh, Thursday, 26 January 2006 20:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Music that only works within a certain chronological and/or cultural context doesn't deserve attention.

Is there any music which works across all cultural contexts? As 'old' classical music from the 18/19th century certainly doesn't.

Billy Dods (Billy Dods), Thursday, 26 January 2006 21:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

At least Radiator is on the list. One of the greatest pop albums of all time.

enjoy bell woods, Thursday, 26 January 2006 22:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Stevie OTM, do fuck off

-- DJ Mencap

True I'm not a fan of metal but with my comment I was actually just trying to be funny. If I offended instead, I'm sorry.

BeeOK (boo radley), Friday, 27 January 2006 01:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

No Spinal Tap or Rutles? Have you Brits gone mental?

Klotz, Friday, 27 January 2006 03:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Man, that list is sheeeeyite. Arctic Monkeys at #5? The Fall at #91? Worst. List. Evar.

GLC, Saturday, 28 January 2006 07:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

They need controversial picks to get people complaining about it which gets publicity and people will buy the issue.

Remember they included Andrew WK in their best albums list a few years back and White Stripes - Elephant was in it and that wasn't even out yet.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Saturday, 28 January 2006 13:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

According to NME, the Arctic Monkeys album is the 5th best album ever this week.

In half a year, it sucks bigtime and Arctic Monkeys is some shite bollocks that only sad wankers and old people (20 year-olds, that is) listen to.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Saturday, 28 January 2006 21:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I find myself agreeing with someone who thinks Pornography was overproduced :-/

Onimo (GerryNemo), Saturday, 28 January 2006 21:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I just discovered I claimed "Pornography" was overproduced while what I wanted to say is "Disintegration" was.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Saturday, 28 January 2006 22:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Ah, I get you now. Still WTFing on that Oasis jibe all the same.

Onimo (GerryNemo), Saturday, 28 January 2006 22:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Pornography" isn't overlong either. I used to dislike it before but it has grown me alot. Still prefer "Faith" and "17 Seconds" over it though, because Lol Tolhurst is going a bit too bananas on his drumset on "Pornography".

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Saturday, 28 January 2006 22:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
Maaaaaahhh chichilla. WEZ LEMON JELLY

wang aaaaaaaaah!, Monday, 20 February 2006 22:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Audiences sometimes vote for recent stuff, without caring about whether it will last or not. I thought professional writers should know better though.

Whether or not Arctic Monkeys, Libertines, Futureheads, Kaiser Chiefs belong in a list like this will be more obvious in 5-10 years time. By now, sure, put them at the bottom of the list, put give them some time before you rank them among the ten best albums ever.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 02:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Plus the fact that any list that doesn't have at least one Beatles album in the Top 3, plus 2-3 more Beatles albums in the Top 20, is pathetic.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 02:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I was about to agree with Geir then I got an x-post.
Lucky escape.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 02:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink


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