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Old 03-05-03, 04:34 PM
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Worst list ever, top 100 albums of all time according to NME magazine (uk)

1. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
2. Pixies - Doolittle
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
4. Television - Marquee Moon
5. The Beatles - Revolver
6. Love - Forever Changes
7. The Strokes - Is This It
8. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
9. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
10. The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks
11. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
12. The Clash - London Calling
13. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
14. Joy Division - Closer
15. Nirvana - In Utero
16. Radiohead - OK Computer
17. Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
18. Blondie - Parallel Lines
19. Nirvana - Nevermind
20. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
21. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
22. New Order - Technique
23. Primal Scream - Screamadelica
24. The Beatles - The Beatles (AKA The White Album)
25. The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come
26. David Bowie - Low
27. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
28. The Verve - A Northern Soul
29. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions to Hold Us Back
30. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
31. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
32. The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers
33. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
34. Patti Smith - Horses
35. Jeff Buckley - Grace
36. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
37. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory
38. Scott Walker - Scott 4
39. Ramones - Ramones
40. Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
41. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
42. The Stooges - Fun House
43. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
44. Radiohead - The Bends
45. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
46. The Streets - Original Pirate Material
47. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
48. REM - Automatic For The People
49. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
50. Blur - Parklife
51. The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow
52. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St
53. Slint - Spiderland
54. The Smiths - The Smiths
55. Aphex Twin - Richard D James Album
56. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
57. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
58. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
59. The Specials - The Specials
60. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
61. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
62. Pulp - His 'N' Hers
63. Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis
64. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
65. Duran Duran - Rio
66. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin
67. Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman
68. Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
69. Andrew WK - I Get Wet
70. The Verve - Urban Hymns
71. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
72. AC/DC - Back In Black
73. Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
74. The White Stripes - Elephant
75. Lou Reed - Transformer
76. Pulp - This Is Hardcore
77. The Coral - The Coral
78. Suede - Dog Man Star
79. The Clash - The Clash
80. Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
81. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy
82. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
83. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
84. De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
85. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
86. David Bowie - Heroes
87. The Slits - Cut
88. Primal Scream - Exterminator
89. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
90. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Love And Hate
91. Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R
92. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
93. Joni Mitchell - Hejira
94. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
95. Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
96. The Vines - Highly Evolved
97. PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories from The Sea
98. Madonna - Like A Prayer
99. The Congos - Heart Of The Congos
100. The Beach Boys - Surf's Up


Way too many new artists on there Come on Andrew W.K, the strokes, queens of the stone age, white stripes??? All good artists except for w.k, but no way do they deserve to be in the top 100.
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I misread your subject header and thought this was a list of "100 Worst Albums" and I started reading it and was shouting WTF? repeatedly.
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Man they left off quite a bit of CD's
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Bah. A bunch of crap. How many "...Best [xxx] EVER..." lists will we be subjected to..?
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Andrew W.K.?

That idiot shouldnt even be on a top billion albums of all time list
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at least vh1's list was better
100 Like A Prayer Madonna
99 The B-52s The B-52's
98 ABC The Jackson 5
97 Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music Ray Charles
96 Exile In Guyville Liz Phair
95 Private Dancer (JVC) Tina Turner
94 OK Computer Radiohead
93 Bookends [Gold Disc] Simon & Garfunkel
92 Murmur R.E.M.
91 So [Remaster] Peter Gabriel
90 Tommy [Gold Disc] The Who
89 Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs Derek & the Dominos
88 Remain In Light Talking Heads
87 Disraeli Gears [Gold Disc] Cream
86 Quadrophenia [Gold Disc] The Who
85 Abraxas Carlos Santana
84 Graceland Paul Simon
83 Marquee Moon Television
82 Back In Black [Remaster] [Hyper CD] AC/DC
81 Otis Blue - Otis Redding Sings Soul Otis Redding
80 My Aim Is True [Remaster] Elvis Costello
79 Ten Pearl Jam
78 Axis: Bold As Love [Remaster] Jimi Hendrix
77 Sweet Baby James James Taylor
76 Young, Gifted And Black Aretha Franklin
75 Let It Be [Remaster] The Replacements
74 Paul's Boutique Beastie Boys
73 Grace Jeff Buckley
72 Electric Ladyland [Remaster] Jimi Hendrix
71 Physical Graffiti [Remaster] Led Zeppelin
70 Call Me Al Green
69 Raw Power [Remaster] The Stooges
68 Darkness On The Edge Of Town Bruce Springsteen
67 Beggar's Banquet The Rolling Stones
66 Kind Of Blue [Gold Disc] Miles Davis
65 Achtung, Baby U2
64 Bitches Brew [Remaster] Miles Davis
63 Superfly (Dressed To Kill) Curtis Mayfield
62 Straight Outta Compton [PA] N.W.A.
61 Deja Vu Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
60 The Doors The Doors
59 Live At Fillmore East [Remaster] The Allman Brothers Band
58 Dusty In Memphis [Remaster] Dusty Springfield
57 Saturday Night Fever [Gold Disc] Various Artists
56 Trans-Europe Express Kraftwerk
55 Mothership Connection [Remaster] [4/8] Parliament
54 Ramones (1st LP) [Remaster] The Ramones
53 Bringing It All Back Home Bob Dylan
52 The Pretenders (1st LP) The Pretenders
51 Dark Side Of The Moon Pink Floyd
50 Synchronicity [Remaster] The Police
49 1999 Prince
48 The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust [Gold Disc] David Bowie
47 Hunky Dory [Gold Disc] David Bowie
46 Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones
45 Stand! Sly & the Family Stone
44 Led Zeppelin II [Remaster] Led Zeppelin
43 Led Zeppelin [Remaster] Led Zeppelin
42 Appetite For Destruction [PA] Guns N' Roses
41 Lady Soul Aretha Franklin
40 Astral Weeks Van Morrison
39 Tapestry [Gold Disc] Carole King
38 Hotel California The Eagles
37 The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill Lauryn Hill
36 Off The Wall [Remaster] Michael Jackson
35 Sign O' The Times Prince
34 Sex Machine James Brown
33 Bridge Over Troubled Water [Gold Disc] Simon & Garfunkel
32 Moondance Van Morrison
31 Innervisions [Gold Disc] Stevie Wonder
30 I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You Aretha Franklin
29 Blood On The Tracks Bob Dylan
28 Horses [Remaster] Patti Smith
27 Born To Run Bruce Springsteen
26 Exodus [Gold Disc] Bob Marley
25 London Calling [Remaster] The Clash
24 Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones
23 Thriller [Remaster] Michael Jackson
22 Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan
21 The Sun Sessions Elvis Presley
20 It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back Public Enemy
19 The Velvet Underground & Nico [Gold Disc] The Velvet Underground
18 Purple Rain (Sdtk) Prince
17 Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols The Sex Pistols
16 Rumours Fleetwood Mac
15 The Joshua Tree U2
14 Blue [Gold Disc] Joni Mitchell
13 Who's Next [Gold Disc] The Who
12 Exile On Main Street The Rolling Stones
11 The White Album The Beatles
10 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles
9 Blonde On Blonde Bob Dylan
8 Abbey Road The Beatles
7 Songs In The Key Of Life [Remaster] Stevie Wonder
6 Rubber Soul The Beatles
5 Are You Experienced? [Remaster] Jimi Hendrix
4 What's Going On [Remaster] Marvin Gaye
3 Pet Sounds The Beach Boys
2 Nevermind Nirvana
1 Revolver The Beatles
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Yeah, there are too many new artists on there, but it's a better list of top albums than many I've seen. Plus, it's from England...their taste in music is a bit different than ours. Not really fair to say "worst list ever" when you aren't familiar with the popular music scene in that country.
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omg! that list is a complete joke wtf are Andrew W.K. and Wu Tang Clan and the Vines doing in there?? HORRIBLE list..
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I saw this article this morning on NME, I was going to post it...It's pretty good for agruments stake, but like someone said, it's Britain, different, taste, and also it is NME...so...that in itself explains it...they love to stir things up...
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That might be the "White 19 Year-Old From the London Suburbs Top 100 Koolest List", but Top 100 period? ...

Having said that, there are a lot of good albums on there...
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I do stand by my previous post...there's some really interesting choices. However, any list that names the Strokes' Is This It as the number 7 album of all time can't be taken too seriously.
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Re: Worst list ever, top 100 albums of all time according to NME magazine (uk)

There are lots of great albums on here, but not all of them. Of course everyone would have a different opinion. Here's the ones that I have heard or appreciate, etc.:


Originally posted by Rypro 525
1. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses-HNH-have not heard
2. Pixies - Doolittle- good
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds- great
4. Television - Marquee Moon-good-need to hear more
5. The Beatles - Revolver-great
6. Love - Forever Changes-great
7. The Strokes - Is This It-good
8. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead-great
9. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico-good-need to hear more
10. The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks-great
11. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless-HNH
12. The Clash - London Calling-great
13. Oasis - Definitely Maybe-not a big fan
14. Joy Division - Closer-HNH
15. Nirvana - In Utero-not a big fan
16. Radiohead - OK Computer-HNH
17. Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space-HNH
18. Blondie - Parallel Lines-great
19. Nirvana - Nevermind-not a big fan
20. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells-only heard twice
21. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground-good-need to hear more
22. New Order - Technique-HNH
23. Primal Scream - Screamadelica-HNH
24. The Beatles - The Beatles (AKA The White Album)-great
25. The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come-great
26. David Bowie - Low-HNH-but heard many of the tracks-good
27. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On-HNH
28. The Verve - A Northern Soul-HNH
29. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions to Hold Us Back-HNH
30. Massive Attack - Blue Lines-HNH
31. Pixies - Surfer Rosa-HNH
32. The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers-HNH
33. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP-HNH
34. Patti Smith - Horses-HNH
35. Jeff Buckley - Grace-HNH
36. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express-good
37. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory-not a big fan
38. Scott Walker - Scott 4-HNH
39. Ramones - Ramones-great
40. Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head-HNH
41. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures-HNH
42. The Stooges - Fun House-HNH
43. David Bowie - Hunky Dory-HNH
44. Radiohead - The Bends-HNH
45. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV-not a fan
46. The Streets - Original Pirate Material-HNH
47. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks-HNH
48. REM - Automatic For The People-good
49. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation-tend to only like a few of their songs
50. Blur - Parklife-great
51. The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow-great
52. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St-HNH
53. Slint - Spiderland-HNH
54. The Smiths - The Smiths-great
55. Aphex Twin - Richard D James Album-HNH
56. Jay-Z - The Blueprint-HNH
57. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure-HNH
58. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers-HNH
59. The Specials - The Specials-very good
60. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers-good
61. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs-HNH
62. Pulp - His 'N' Hers-HNH
63. Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis-HNH
64. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left-HNH
65. Duran Duran - Rio-good
66. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin-HNH
67. Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman-HNH
68. Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels-HNH
69. Andrew WK - I Get Wet-HNH
70. The Verve - Urban Hymns-HNH
71. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP-HNH
72. AC/DC - Back In Black-great
73. Michael Jackson - Off The Wall-good
74. The White Stripes - Elephant-HNH
75. Lou Reed - Transformer-good
76. Pulp - This Is Hardcore-not a big fan
77. The Coral - The Coral-good
78. Suede - Dog Man Star-like okay
79. The Clash - The Clash-great
80. Neil Young - After The Gold Rush-HNH
81. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy-HNH
82. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)-HNH
83. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks-HNH
84. De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising-HNH
85. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed-HNH
86. David Bowie - Heroes-good
87. The Slits - Cut-only heard once
88. Primal Scream - Exterminator-HNH
89. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions-HNH
90. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Love And Hate-HNH
91. Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R-HNH
92. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92-HNH
93. Joni Mitchell - Hejira-HNH
94. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home-HNH
95. Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn-HNH
96. The Vines - Highly Evolved-only heard once
97. PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories from The Sea-HNH
98. Madonna - Like A Prayer-good
99. The Congos - Heart Of The Congos-HNH
100. The Beach Boys - Surf's Up-good plus


Lots of my faves aren't here and there are obviously lots I've never heard.
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that list is horrid...absolutely horrid
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It's just a list... that happens to look like my freakin' CD collection.
"Strangeways, Here We Come" at 25? Not even in the same ballpark as "Queen is Dead".
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Man, Brit mags sure do have a basketball jones for lists (Q magazine has a monthly one just about don't they?).

You have to take a lot of it with a grain of salt . . . The Coral? (#77) Streets (#46)? They just came out last year and they are ready to declare it in the top 100 of all-time? This time last year I'm sure Starsailor, Elbow and Turin Brakes would have been on the "all-time" list. I have historically trusted much of the hype the Brit media has placed on quite a few bands. But the last few years (as represented by the aforementioned bands), I'm sorry they're just a bunch of yawners. I'm listening to The Coral right now and I'm glad I didn't pay anymore than $5.99 at Target for it . . . second time through and it's not getting any better. Bands that haven't had as much hype that may have deserved it are Idlewild and the Mull Historical Society.

I thought I was pretty well versed in music but (#6-Love, #38-Scott Walker, #59-The Specials, #99-The Congos) - who the holy hell?

Andrew W.K., the Vines? those cracked me up as much as the Coral and Streets . . . otherwise a pretty decent list and as a previous poster said, which looks a lot like my CD collection.

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I thought I was pretty well versed in music but (#6-Love, #38-Scott Walker, #59-The Specials, [....] - who the holy hell?
Love

Unlike most bands around during the birth of Acid (psychedelic) Rock and Hard Rock Love was actually a great band. Revolving around leader/singer/multi-instrumentalist Arthur Lee, Love was the first Rock act signed by Elektra Records. The folk label had decided to open a L.A. office to take advantage of the developing scene. "My Little Red Book" was Love's first bid for fame. While it became an underground fav it didn't do much for the masses. But the song was a perfect '66 time capsule. A mixture of jangle and sure-fire arrogance. Love's best song was clearly "7 And 7 Is." This hyper drive Rock song burned. The drums churned up the beat like a propeller. Lee's frantic vocals raced with the slashing guitar. In the end there was an explosion (a nuclear bomb?) followed by a peaceful coda that repeated a short phrase until the fade out. The coda idea was lifted by other bands.

Love's crowning achievement was the "Forever Changes" album released in late '67. It included "Bummer In The Summer" and "You Set The Scene."

Love's marked lack of commercial success probably caused Elektra to turn its attention to its second signing, the Doors. At the same time Doors' singer Jim Morrison was asked about his aspirations and responded "to be bigger than Love." Love continued to release albums and "Best Of…" packages through the '60s and early '70s. Lee was involved in a couple unsuccessful attempts to revive the group.

By the way, Love was one of the few inter-racial bands in Rock with Lee being one of the few African-Americans Rocking in the late '60s.
Perhaps one of the most overlooked pop forces in the 1960s, singer/songwriter/bassist Scott Walker spent years building a successful rock trio and a remarkable and long-lasting solo career, paving the way for melancholic British pop lords well before Morrissey's scowl brought the Smiths into the spotlight.

Born Scott Engel in California in 1943, Walker was the only child of a rich oil tycoon and a housewife mother. His mother divorced his father while Walker was still in high school, moving the family to Hollywood. Forced to finish school there, Walker embraced the theatrics of the community; a true lover of art, drama and music. He began forming bands and playing bass in small clubs, eagerly seeking a break. Finally, he formed the Walker Brothers with Gary Leeds and John Maus. They were never brothers, never Walkers and definitely not British, yet they headed to the U.K. in 1965 and plunged themselves deep into the sounds of the British Invasion.

While still in America, the Walker Brothers released their first single, "Love Her," to brutal reviews. Their own producer, Jack Nitzche, said "I don't like white music, Scott's white and sounds it."

Despite the fact that the British were still deeply entrenched in Beatlemania and the hype surrounding the Rolling Stones, the Walker Brothers gained their share of commercial success with two Top 10 singles, "Make It Easy On Yourself" and "Sun Ain't Gonna Shine."

Each night, the trio fended off starstruck girls, cameras and publicists, making privacy virtually impossible. It is at this time that Walker became an alcoholic and attempted suicide, longing for a normal life away from the spotlight. Virtually every time they took the stage, Walker was intoxicated, trying desperately to hide his shyness from the swarming crowds of fans, claiming, "We were the drunkest group ever." Walker bounced back and the group released three successful albums in the '60s, including Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers, Portrait and Images.

When the band called it quits in the late '60s, Walker refused to give up.He immediately embarked on a solo career beginning with remakes of the French troubadour Jacques Brel. He translated the songs and made them his own, while also discovering his songwriting talents. He released Scott, Scott 2 and Scott 3, back to back, and the critics raved. Scott 2 soared to the No. 1 spot on the U.K. charts. Still unable to come to terms with life in the public eye, Walker's drinking continued along with a growing hatred of performing live. By the time he released his fourth solo album, fans had given up and the record proved to be a disaster that would last well into the '70s.

A series of cover albums, westerns and show tunes appeared in the early '70s and did nothing to rekindle Walker's popularity. Leeds and Maus had failed miserably on their solo endeavors, and in 1975, sought a Walker Brothers reunion. Walker agreed and the trio earned a Top Five single with "No Regrets." No Regrets, Lines and Nite Flites were soon released, but never gained the commercial success of their previous recordings.

By 1980, the Walker Brothers had once again disbanded, leaving Walker on his own. His talents were in great demand as Brian Eno and David Bowie urged him to collaborate with them. However, Walker declined and headed into isolation until 1984 when he released the powerfully rendered singles on Climate of Hunger. He later agreed to work with Eno and Bowie, but never preformed in public again. His last "public" appearance was a BBC television commercial for orange juice, which features him sipping the beverage in a seedy cafe as the camera pans the faces of other famous rock stars.
+ The Specials!
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Love "Forever Changes" is one of the few albums that is genuinely deserving of being on this list. It's my favorite album of the sixties. See the "Unpopular Music Opinions" thread.
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Anybody and thier neighbor who writes for a music magazine can write up a list like this. It's not a big deal.
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I think the list is great. I own 19 of the top 20 albums. Well, looking further, I probably own at least 80 of the albums on the list. I'd rearrange to order a bit, but I would challenge people to not be too critical of the list, if the basis of their criticism is they haven't heard most of the albums...

ETA: VH1's list is stuck in the 60's. Good decade for music, but overrated. Seriously.
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How are the Stone Roses and the Pixies numbers 1 AND 2?

This is like compiling a list of the top 100 films and you put Happy Gilmore and Kelly's Heroes in the top two.
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Originally posted by Captain Harlock
How are the Stone Roses and the Pixies numbers 1 AND 2?

This is like compiling a list of the top 100 films and you put Happy Gilmore and Kelly's Heroes in the top two.
The Stone Roses first album would easily fit in my top 10, and its presence at number 1 on the NME list is no surprise to me - in Britain it's considered a classic. The Pixies album I don't like as well, but it's a great album and just because it's number 2 on the list doesn't mean anything to me. It's all opinion, anyway.

The Happy Gilmore and Kelly's Heroes analogy is completely wrong. A better analogy be more like having A Clockwork Orange and Pulp Fiction as the two best movies of all time - unconventional choices, but valid.
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Agree the Happy Gilmore comment was way off base. That Stone Roses CD was a massive influence on the times. #1? Nah, but it's a GREAT disc. Same can be said for the Pixies. I remember in the summer of '89 I was working in a CD store and I had never heard of the Stone Roses. Apparently the disc arrived one day and someone put it on the sound system. I quickly went to the front counter to find out WHO that was... cool stuff.
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Re: Worst list ever, top 100 albums of all time according to NME magazine (uk)

1. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses- terrific but #1? Please.
2. Pixies - Doolittle- A true classic, but #2?
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds- This belongs in the top three. A valid choice.
4. Television - Marquee Moon- top ten worthy, definitely.
5. The Beatles - Revolver- #1 album of all time, IMO. Valid choice here.
6. Love - Forever Changes- Probably my favorite album in the top ten. Should be #2.
7. The Strokes - Is This It- Bwahahaha. no way.
8. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead- Hmmm. Top twenty, maybe, but not #8.
9. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico- absolutely should be in the top ten. Great choice.
10. The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks- I'd put this in the top ten in terms of impact. Valid choice.
11. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless- Top fifteen, excellent choice here.
12. The Clash - London Calling- should be higher, I'd put it at number 3.
13. Oasis - Definitely Maybe- MfffMuahahaha. No way this belongs in the top 100. It's Oasis' best, and I like it, but no way.
14. Joy Division - Closer- Top twenty, absolutely. I think this is in the right place.
15. Nirvana - In Utero- no.....way. Should not be in the top 100 at all.
16. Radiohead - OK Computer- mmmm, ok, maybe top twenty. I really like this album, and it was definitely influential. OK, it can stay in the top 20.
17. Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space- Great album, but here? I don't think so. Maybe in the top 100, though.
18. Blondie - Parallel Lines- Classic. Should be in the top 20. Great choice.
19. Nirvana - Nevermind- I'd put this in the top 50 because it was so influential. #19 might actually be about right.
20. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells- I'm torn on this one. I think that this is probably the best album released in the past year or two, but not worthy of #20. I'd put it around #60.
21. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground- Absolute classic, my personal favorite Velvets album. I'd put it in the top ten.
22. New Order - Technique- New Order's best. Should be in the top 100, maybe around #75.
23. Primal Scream - Screamadelica- one of the more overrated albums around, IMO. I'd put it at #99 maybe. I don't really understand why people love this one so much. I guess it was very influential, though.
24. The Beatles - The Beatles (AKA The White Album)- Top ten, no doubt. Terrific album. Should be higher than this.
25. The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come- This is, IMO probably the most underrated Smiths album, but it doesn't belong in the top 100.
26. David Bowie - Low- Definitely top 20. Classic, influential album. Bowie and Eno in Berlin... you can't go wrong.
27. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On- Top ten. My (and everyone elses) favorite Motown album. Should be higher than this.
28. The Verve - A Northern Soul- Haven't heard it.
29. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions to Hold Us Back- This is about right for this album. I like "Fear of a Black Planet" better, but this is an undeniable hardcore hip-hop classic. I'd move it up to about #12.
30. Massive Attack - Blue Lines- I like "Mezzanine" better, but this is a great album. #30 sounds exactly right as the album started the whole trip-hop scene.
31. Pixies - Surfer Rosa- This should be a little higher. Garage pop classic, pone of the best albums of the entire late eighties scene. I'd consider putting it in the top ten because it really captures and defines a time and place.
32. The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers- haven't heard it, but I love the Byrds.
33. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP- Top 100, maybe, but nowhere near #33.
34. Patti Smith - Horses- I really like this album, but always thought it was a little overrated. Maybe #80.
35. Jeff Buckley - Grace- Yuck. Very overrated album. Would not be in my personal top 100, but other people seem to love it...
36. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express- Classic. Top 20 album, maybe even top 10 to me. My favorite Kraftwerk.
37. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory- No way, not even Oasis' best album. Not in the top 100 anywhere.
38. Scott Walker - Scott 4- Who the hell is this?
39. Ramones - Ramones- Top ten, no doubt. Classic from begining to end. This is way too low for this album.
40. Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head- No ****ing way. Veeery overrated moan-fest. get it the hell off of this list.
41. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures- Top 20 album, I love it. Should be higher, maybe around #18.
42. The Stooges - Fun House- Great choice. Should be top 20. This is the best Stooges, IMO. I'd put it around #13.
43. David Bowie - Hunky Dory- Undeniable classic, op 20 album. Maybe #17. Too low on this list.
44. Radiohead - The Bends- Definitely in my personal top 100. #44 sounds about right for me.
45. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV- Should be higher, I don't think you can not argue that. Maybe #21.
46. The Streets - Original Pirate Material- I really like this album, and I actually believe it's worthy of top 100. But this is too high. Maybe #100.
47. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks- Top twenty album, absolutely. Should be higher. We'll make it #14.
48. REM - Automatic For The People- Top 100 absolutely. Maybe #78.
49. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation- My personal favorite album of all time. Top 5 for me. Maybe #4. This is far, far too low.
50. Blur - Parklife- Top thirty. This is too low. Should be #24.
51. The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow- Top fifty. My favorite Smiths collection (it's not really an album, but a collection of singles). I'd put it in the top 30, but might exclude it on a technicality.
52. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St- Top ten album, no doubt. Far, far too low here.
53. Slint - Spiderland- Very famous, and it's a good album, but a little overrated, IMO. Top 100, OK, but a little lower than this.
54. The Smiths - The Smiths- Great album, I'd put it around #54, this sounds about right.
55. Aphex Twin - Richard D James Album- No ****ing way this should be this high. It's AFX's third best album IMO, after SAT #1 and "I Care Because You do". Not even a top 100 album.
56. Jay-Z - The Blueprint- Get this off of here. A corporate hip hop smash, but in no way a top 100 album.
57. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure- Top 20 album, IMO. Far too low here. I'd also include "Country Life" and "Siren" somewhere on this list. But, then again, I'm a huge Roxy fan.
58. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers- #58 sounds about right to me here.
59. The Specials - The Specials- Nah, they were a better singles band than an album band, this one has some weak parts. I like "Special Beat Service" better anyway. This does not belong on this list, it's not even one of the top 3 English ska-revival albums.
60. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers- far too low, this is a top ten album, IMO. Harrowing classic. If you don't own it, run to your record store right now. You're not going to find it on Kazaa.
61. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs- Top 100, absolutely. This sounds about right to me.
62. Pulp - His 'N' Hers- Not top 100. A great album, but "Different Class" is far better.
63. Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis- Top 20, absolutely. This is a little low, IMO.
64. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left- Wow, great choice. This should be higher, maybe #23.
65. Duran Duran - Rio- Believe it or not, I think #65 is about right. This is a terrific album from start to finish.
66. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin- Should be higher. I'd put it around #16. Great, great stuff.
67. Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman- No way. This is not even Underworld's best album ( should be "Second Toughest of the Infants"). Get this off of this list.
68. Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels- Great album, but not top 100.
69. Andrew WK - I Get Wet- THE BIGGEST JOKE ON THIS LIST. And everyone know it.
70. The Verve - Urban Hymns- Top 100, absolutely. #70 might be about right.
71. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP- Not top 100, too much filler.
72. AC/DC - Back In Black- Top 20 album, it's undeniably a classic and a great comeback story to boot. I'd put it around #18.
73. Michael Jackson - Off The Wall- Top fifty album. This should be a little higher.
74. The White Stripes - Elephant- Not even close. I'd not include this in the top 100 anywhere.
75. Lou Reed - Transformer- Bleh, overrated crap. Way, way too high. Should not be on this list.
76. Pulp - This Is Hardcore- Not top 100, but a great album. Should be around 120. Where the hell is "Different Class"???
77. The Coral - The Coral- Huh? Wha'appen? No ****ing way.
78. Suede - Dog Man Star- This sounds about right to me. Maybe a little higher. Great stuff.
79. The Clash - The Clash- Should be much, much, much, mcuh higher. I'd put the American version of this album at #6 all time. One of the best albums ever.
80. Neil Young - After The Gold Rush- this should be in the top fifty. Much too low here. I'd put "Tonight's the Night", "Zuma" and maybe even "Ragged Glory" on the same level. You pick one...
81. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy- Too low. This album is a classic. Maybe deserving of #26.
82. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)- Great album. Too low here. This defined East Coast hip hop for a while. I'd put it in the 20s some where.
83. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks- Too low. This should be around #30. My favorite Van Morrison, but has 1 or 2 weak songs. The rest of this album is trancendently great. If you haven't heard it, download it today.
84. De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising- #84 sounds about right. Great album.
85. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed- Too low, should be in the top 50. This is my second favorite Stones after Exile.
86. David Bowie - Heroes- The third album in the Berlin trilogy, but not worthy of a top 100 place. Too many weak spots.
87. The Slits - Cut- Great choice of a forgotten classic. #87 is about right.
88. Primal Scream - Exterminator- Great album, but in no way top 100. Kevin Shields, where the hell have you been?
89. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions- Should be higher. I'd put it around #24.
90. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Love And Hate- Great choice. This should be in the 60s somewhere.
91. Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R- one of the better hard rock albums of thepast few years, but "Songs for the Deaf" is better. This is about right for this one.
92. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92- way, way too low for this. I'd put it at #11 all time. Still sounds terrific to this day.
93. Joni Mitchell - Hejira- Good stuff, but "Blue" is better. "Blue" would be in the top 30, IMO.
94. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home- "Highway 61 revisited" and "Blonde on Blonde" are both better, IMO, but #94 sounds about right for this one.
95. Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn- where the **** is "Dark Side of the Moon" or "Wish you were Here" or even "the wall"? I like Piper, but not top 100, no way. Even Syd Barrett's first solo album "Madcap laughs" is better.
96. The Vines - Highly Evolved- No ****ing way this should be anywhere near top 100.
97. PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories from The Sea- C'mon. Great album, but both "Dry" and "Rid Of Me" are better.
98. Madonna - Like A Prayer- Good choice, #98 is about right.
99. The Congos - Heart Of The Congos- Who? What? Never heard of it.
100. The Beach Boys - Surf's Up- Great stuff. #53, maybe.



In addition to the ones I already mentioned, where the hell is:
Metallica: :"Master of Puppets" and "Ride the Lightning"
Yes: "The Fragile" and "Close to the Edge"
The (English) Beat: "Just Can't Stop It"
Bob Marley: "Burnin"
Sly and the Family Stone: "There's a Riot Goin' On" and "Stand!"
Parliament: "Mothership Connection"
Funkadelic: "Maggot Brain" and "One Nation under a Groove"
Black Uhuru: "Sinsemilla" and "Red"
Tribe Called Quest "Low End Theory"
The Who "The Who Sell Out", "Who's Next" and "Tommy"
Allman Bros Band: "Eat a Peach" and "Beginnings"
Nick Drake :" Pink Moon"
Bruce Springsteen: "Nebraska" and "Born to Run"
X-Ray Spex: "Germ Free Adolencents"
Elvis Costello: "My Aim is True", "This Year's Model", "Armed Forces"
Sonic Youth: "Sister"
Minor Threat: "Minor Threat"
Black Flag: "Damaged"
Husker Du: "New Day Rising", "Flip Your Wig" and "Zen Arcade"
New York Dolls: S/T
Cheap Trick S/T and "Heaven Tonight"
Dinosaur Jr "You're Living all Over Me"
Jimi Hendrix (!) " Are You Expoerienced" and "Electric Ladyland"
Chemical Brothers: "Dig Your Own Hole"
Green Day: "Dookie" (no, I'm not joking)
Gary Numan: "The Pleasure Principle"
Camper van Beethoven: "Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart"
The Byrds: "Sweetheart of the Rodeo"
Beastie Boys: "Paul's Boutique"
The Grateful Dead (!) "American Beauty" and "Workingman's Dead"
The Jam: "Sound Affects"
George Harrison: All Thnigs Must Pass"
The Beatles "Rubber Soul" THIS IS A HUGE OMISSION.
Soundgarden: "BadMotorFinger"
Little Feat: "Dixie Chicken"
Talking Heads (!): "More Songs about Buildings and Food" and "Remain in Light"



...and many, many others I'm forgetting.

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