Best Album From The Top 50 of The Guardian/HMV/Channel 4 top 100 Albums Of The Millenium

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Pet Sounds in at 26 - was similarly low on the Q Readers' Poll if memory serves me correctly. Funny how the album would snowball with revisionist cachet in the following years.

Yo wait a minute man, you better think about the world (dog latin), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:07 (twelve years ago) link

I doubt it would be much higher now, would it?

Euripides Trousers (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:08 (twelve years ago) link

I feel like we're just marking time until Geir steps in and send the thread supernova.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:10 (twelve years ago) link

1997 was obv. a bad year for the Beach Boys

Euripides Trousers (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:11 (twelve years ago) link

Oasis had got everyone listening to those fuckers, the Beatles

Euripides Trousers (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:11 (twelve years ago) link

what scares me is that if this same poll was done today, somehow either Owl City or Fester the Peehole would end up on it

Tal Berkowitz - Vaccine advocate (DJP), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:11 (twelve years ago) link

Not in the UK thank fuck

Chapman Pincher Overdrive (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:13 (twelve years ago) link

i mean maybe, i dunno, i am joyously out of touch with what people who listen to that sort of thing listen to

Chapman Pincher Overdrive (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:13 (twelve years ago) link

I doubt it would be much higher now, would it?

― Euripides Trousers (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 15:08 (5 minutes ago) Bookmark

Circa 2004 I wouldn't have been surprised if it had been number 1.

Yo wait a minute man, you better think about the world (dog latin), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:14 (twelve years ago) link

(xp) oh that's true

enjoy yr Jessie J and La Roux

Tal Berkowitz - Vaccine advocate (DJP), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:14 (twelve years ago) link

With the general public? I doubt it. (xp)

Euripides Trousers (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:15 (twelve years ago) link

Pet Sounds was regularly number 1 when the NME did this sort of thing in the mid 80s thru early 90s, i seriously doubt that its poll cachet has ever been as high since.

Chapman Pincher Overdrive (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:17 (twelve years ago) link

trippy coincidence but those are exactly my favourite 50 albums, in order.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:18 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, it's not like "Pet Sounds" has only been re-discovered in the last few years. Obviously the peak popularity for it with the general public would have been in 1966!

Euripides Trousers (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:18 (twelve years ago) link

dunno about that Tom, in 1966 i think the general public was only just beginning to get the hang of this "bullshit reverence for the album as the most perfect form of musical expression ever" thing

Chapman Pincher Overdrive (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:20 (twelve years ago) link

Yes, they had a more Mike Love approach in those days

Euripides Trousers (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:22 (twelve years ago) link

2 Beach Boys Pet Sounds Jul 1966

Mark G, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:22 (twelve years ago) link

how an album sold in the mid 60s compared to other albums doesn't tell us anything about the horseshit that this thread is about

Chapman Pincher Overdrive (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:23 (twelve years ago) link

lol Spiralli

the wrong terry to fuckwit (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:24 (twelve years ago) link

I think it shows that the general public was only just beginning to get the hang of this "bullshit reverence for the album as the most perfect form of musical expression ever" thing

you may not agree...

Mark G, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:28 (twelve years ago) link

84. Ocean Colour Scene - Moseley Shoals

My favourite placing.

Science, you guys. Science. (DL), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:46 (twelve years ago) link

Vaguely surprised by the lack of the Jam / the Specials / Small Faces / the Kinks, I thought they would be shoe-ins for this sort of thing after having been so lauded during the britpop era.

Geirge Hongriot (NickB), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 15:02 (twelve years ago) link

No Who at all. For some reason, that doesn't surprise me.

shake it, shake it, sugary pee (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 15:06 (twelve years ago) link

Someone had to make way for Meatloaf

Geirge Hongriot (NickB), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 15:09 (twelve years ago) link

The artists that influenced The Beatles most are not on this list.

Mark G, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 15:12 (twelve years ago) link

25. Prodigy - The Fat Of The Land

bahahahahahahaaaa

Did math, .8181818181 (jjjusten), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:13 (twelve years ago) link

I was pretending that hadn't happened tbh

sick yr finger up his butt (DJP), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:14 (twelve years ago) link

Straight dying @ NV itt

still voting for Forever Changes

http://drdrestartedburningman.tumblr.com/ (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:15 (twelve years ago) link

xpost Should I use an IDGI token here?

Yo wait a minute man, you better think about the world (dog latin), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:16 (twelve years ago) link

well, The Fat Of The Land may be The Prodigy's most successful album but in 1997 it was easily their worst (no one at the time knew they had an Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned in them)

sick yr finger up his butt (DJP), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:18 (twelve years ago) link

It was mindlessly overrated at the time.

Yo wait a minute man, you better think about the world (dog latin), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:20 (twelve years ago) link

not be jjjusten or me, is what the takeaway should be

sick yr finger up his butt (DJP), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:21 (twelve years ago) link

best thing about that album was ibanez guitars having to give an endorsement to a guy named gizz butt imo

Did math, .8181818181 (jjjusten), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:21 (twelve years ago) link

also "Diesel Power"

sick yr finger up his butt (DJP), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:21 (twelve years ago) link

whoops looks like we just ran out of best things

Did math, .8181818181 (jjjusten), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:22 (twelve years ago) link

actually prob the best thing was playing older prodigy records for people that were super into it and watching them wait for the ripping geetars that never came

Did math, .8181818181 (jjjusten), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:23 (twelve years ago) link

i still talk to people who think the prodigy only got good on FOTL.

Yo wait a minute man, you better think about the world (dog latin), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:28 (twelve years ago) link

those people are wrong and stupid

sick yr finger up his butt (DJP), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:29 (twelve years ago) link

I heard Invaders Must Die the other day. It was okay for about two tracks and then it just did the same fucking thing for ages and ages.

Yo wait a minute man, you better think about the world (dog latin), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:29 (twelve years ago) link

those people are wrong and stupid

― sick yr finger up his butt (DJP), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:29 (24 seconds ago) Bookmark

I do tell them this, but do they listen?

Yo wait a minute man, you better think about the world (dog latin), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:30 (twelve years ago) link

Invaders Must Die isn't that monochromatic! Although in honesty I only ever play "Omen", "Take Me To The Hospital" and "Warrior's Dance" off of it.

sick yr finger up his butt (DJP), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:31 (twelve years ago) link

i still talk to people who think the prodigy only got good on FOTL.

valuable work, sometimes thankless, and undervalued by society at large

a fake wannabe trying to be a pimp (history mayne), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:31 (twelve years ago) link

as an aside, WTF Spotify for only having FOTL

sick yr finger up his butt (DJP), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:32 (twelve years ago) link

I'm posting this just for noodle vague

The Top 100 British Number 1 Singles

To celebrate the 900th UK number one single, UK TV Channel 4 conducted this poll by the British public via their web site. This list is not the nightmare it could have been. Only one song by an artist was nominated – the one that sold the most – so the situation of having 7 westlife singles in the top 10 did not occur!

1. Imagine - John Lennon
2. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
3. Hey Jude - The Beatles
4. Dancing Queen - ABBA
5. Every Breath You Take - The Police
6. Stand By Me - Ben E.King
7. The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
8. Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
9. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) - Spiller
10. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
11. Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
12. Millennium - Robbie Williams
13. Like A Prayer - Madonna
14. House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
15. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
16. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
17. I'm A Believer - The Monkees
18. You Really Got Me - The Kinks
19. Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
20. If You Tolerate This …. - Manic Street Preachers
21. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
22. Firestarter - The Prodigy
23. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
24. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong Orchestra
25. Praise You - Fatboy Slim
26. Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
27. Space Oddity - David Bowie
28. Going Underground - The Jam
29. Ready or Not - Fugees
30. Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
31. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
32. Careless Whisper - George Michael
33. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
34. Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix Experience
35. Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid
36. House of Fun - Madness
37. Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) - Steve Harley R
38. Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
39. Heart of Glass - Blondie
40. Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
41. Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
42. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
43. Back for Good - Take That
44. It's Like That - Run DMC vs Jason Nevins
45. Ghost Town - The Specials
46. Another Brick in the Wall Part II - Pink Floyd
47. No Matter What - Boyzone
48. Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds
49. Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
50. Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
51. Don't You Want Me - Human League
52. Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
53. Video Killed The Radio Star - Buggles
54. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Righteous Brothers
55. Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
56. Night Fever - Bee Gees
57. Brimful of Asha (remix) - Cornershop
58. Get It On - T-Rex
59. You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers
60. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury & B'heads
61. True - Spandau Ballet
62. You're The One That I Want - Travolta/ Newton-John
63. YMCA - Village People
64. Baby Love - The Supremes
65. Maggie May - Rod Stewart
66. It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
67. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies
68. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
69. There Must Be An Angel - Eurythmics
70. West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
71. I Feel Love - Donna Summer
72. World in Motion - Englandneworder
73. San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear…….) - Scott Mackenzie
74. Albatross - Fleetwood Mac
75. Without You - Nilsson
76. Red Red Wine - UB40
77. I'm Not in Love - 10CC
78. The Fly - U2
79. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - Prince
80. Reach Out (I'll Be There) - Four Tops
81. I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
82. That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly and the Crickets
83. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? - Culture Club
84. The Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
85. Hello - Lionel Richie
86. I Should Be So Lucky - Kylie Minogue
87. Jealous Guy - Roxy Music
88. Je T'Aime(Moi Non Plus) - Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg
89. The Model/Computer Love - Kraftwerk
90. Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
91. Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) - Soul II Soul
92. Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman
93. Israelites - Desmond Dekker and the Aces
94. Brass In Pocket - Pretenders
95. (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley& Comets
96. Ride on Time - Black Box
97. Rivers of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring - Boney M
98. The Young Ones - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
99. I Believe - Frankie Laine
100. Mull of Kintyre/Girls School - Wings

The 5 Single We Love To Hate...

1. Wannabe - The Spice Girls
2. My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
3. Candle In The Wind (1997 version) - Elton John
4. Lady In Red - Chris de Burgh
5. Baby One More Time - Britney Spears

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:33 (twelve years ago) link

Channel 4 100 Best Albums Of All Time

But Only The Top 50…

Broadcast 17th April 2005

As Voted By Apx ½ Million People Apparently! Via The Ch4 Web Site.

OK Computer

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 Beatles
13. Queen – A Night At The Opera
14. Coldplay – Parachutes
15. Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory
16. Alanis Morressette – Jagged Little Pill
17. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin Iv
18. The Verve – Urban Hymns
19. Jimi Hendrex – Are You Experienced
20. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
21. John Lennon – Imagine
22. Radiohead – The Bends
23. Bob Marley & 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 – Of The Wall
30. Duran Duran – Rio
31. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols
32. David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust & 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 – The Specials
42. The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street
43. Frank Sinatra – Songs For Swinging Lovers
44. The Clash – London Calling
45. Prodigy – Fat Of The Land
46. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico
47. Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms
48. Pixies – Doolittle
49. Aretha Franklin – Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You
50. The Libertines – The Libertines

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:34 (twelve years ago) link

why thank you, how to make a good thread great

a fake wannabe trying to be a pimp (history mayne), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:34 (twelve years ago) link

19. Jimi Hendrex – Are You Experienced

diouf est le papa du foot galsen merde lè haters (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:35 (twelve years ago) link

all copied from http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/channel4.htm

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:38 (twelve years ago) link

there is also http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/guardian100.htm

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:38 (twelve years ago) link

and http://www.euthanasia.cc/

Chapman Pincher Overdrive (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:39 (twelve years ago) link

no offence but kind of blue is kind of boring imho

diouf est le papa du foot galsen merde lè haters (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:06 (twelve years ago) link

"What's Goin' On" jas never done much for me either, get both of them out of this poll

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:07 (twelve years ago) link

that may seem controversial but at the end of the day we live in a democracy

diouf est le papa du foot galsen merde lè haters (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:09 (twelve years ago) link

no offence but kind of blue is kind of boring imho

― diouf est le papa du foot galsen merde lè haters (nakhchivan), Wednesday, September 14, 2011 6:06 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

"What's Goin' On" jas never done much for me either, get both of them out of this poll

― Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Wednesday, September 14, 2011 6:07 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

otm -- also hendrix but no clapton? the fuck?

a fake wannabe trying to be a pimp (history mayne), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:09 (twelve years ago) link

eric clapton is the sort of proper music that never gets a look in in these polls

diouf est le papa du foot galsen merde lè haters (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:10 (twelve years ago) link

too many journalists with gnvqs from some polytechnic who think they can decide what is good music, imho

diouf est le papa du foot galsen merde lè haters (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:11 (twelve years ago) link

He's too black for these racist polls

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:11 (twelve years ago) link

tbh i dont think it matters if he is black or not its not about that its all about the music

diouf est le papa du foot galsen merde lè haters (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:12 (twelve years ago) link

Blue.

prolego, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:22 (twelve years ago) link

30. Oasis - Be Here Now

O-0

piscesx, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:24 (twelve years ago) link

i agree about the lack of Clapton but don't take it out on Miles Davies, he was a huge influence on guys like Nik Kershaw and Level 42.

Chapman Pincher Overdrive (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:29 (twelve years ago) link

Yes, they improved on him by adding more melody

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:30 (twelve years ago) link

And getting rid of the annoying trumpet sounds

Chapman Pincher Overdrive (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:31 (twelve years ago) link

Replacing them with superior synth trumpet sounds

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:32 (twelve years ago) link

another common criticism of these polls is that the dance and electronic genres aren't recognised, but bands like radiohead and the killers have been inccorporating dance influences into soundscapse that work at home as well as in the club

diouf est le papa du foot galsen merde lè haters (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:34 (twelve years ago) link

Unfortunately Miles Davis never had the chance to work with a bass player as gifted as Mark King, who knows what he - they - might have achieved

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:35 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.urbandigs.com/seller-nervous.jpg

runaway (Matt P), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 23:06 (twelve years ago) link

no juice newton albums?

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 27 September 2011 23:13 (twelve years ago) link

4eva lol at these lists

Ravaging Rick Rude (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 23:32 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

47. Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell 4

well at least we got something out of this

runaway (Matt P), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 23:03 (twelve years ago) link

The knowledge that album even exists?

PoMo with a shotgun (snoball), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 23:04 (twelve years ago) link

http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/countygrind/meat_loaf-7650221.jpg

meatloaf says "FUCK YOU"

runaway (Matt P), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 23:10 (twelve years ago) link

his name is robert paulson

mookieproof, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 23:11 (twelve years ago) link

The knowledge that album even exists?

― PoMo with a shotgun (snoball), Wednesday, September 28, 2011 4:04 PM Bookmark

...

Ford Cumlord (The Reverend), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 23:11 (twelve years ago) link

MEATLOAF WAS ROBBED I DEMAND A RECOUNT

Dios mio! This kid is FUN to hit! (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 29 September 2011 06:58 (twelve years ago) link

"This poll's a lemon and I want my. mon-ey. back!"

PoMo with a shotgun (snoball), Thursday, 29 September 2011 08:03 (twelve years ago) link

four years pass...

full footage of the show inc where bob geldof got angry at the #2 album

https://youtu.be/sYzfILjp0LI?t=4278

Cosmic Slop, Thursday, 8 October 2015 13:49 (eight years ago) link


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