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Top 30 Albums of the last 25 Years

Old Jun 5th 2011, 1:57 pm
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Default Top 30 Albums of the last 25 Years

According to Q magazine. They must think the sun shines out of Muse's whatsit.


1. OK Computer - Radiohead
2. Nevermind - Nirvana
3. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis
4. Definitely Maybe - Oasis
5. Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys
6. The Joshua Tree - U2
7. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
8. The Bends - Radiohead
9. Achtung Baby - U2
10. Black Holes And Revelations - Muse
11. Is This It - The Strokes
12. A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay
13. Parklife - Blur
14. Screamadelica - Primal Scream
15. White Blood Cells - The White Stripes
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
17. Hot Fuss - The Killers
18. Kid A - Radiohead
19. Funeral - Arcade Fire
20. American Idiot - Green Day
21. The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers
22. Absolution - Muse
23. In Rainbows - Radiohead
24. Only By The Night - Kings Of Leon
25. Demon Days - Gorillaz
26. Origin Of Symmetry - Muse
27. Appetite For Destruction - Guns N'Roses
28. Urban Hymns - The Verve
29. Automatic For The People - R.E.M.
30. Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
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Default Re: Top 30 Albums of the last 25 Years

A good selection if you like that sort of music, but the paucity of female and R&B performers makes the list rather meaningless in my view.
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Default Re: Top 30 Albums of the last 25 Years

Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
A good selection if you like that sort of music, but the paucity of female and R&B performers makes the list rather meaningless in my view.
Shocker - I kind of agree - it is a very, very narrow list in terms of styles...

And how the hell did Neutral Milk Hotel get in there - like 5 people have heard that album, critically acclaimed or not....
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Love some, loathe others.

Also suffered shocking realisation that the last 25 years is bloody recent in music terms.
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Default Re: Top 30 Albums of the last 25 Years

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
According to Q magazine. They must think the sun shines out of Muse's whatsit.


1. OK Computer - Radiohead
2. Nevermind - Nirvana
3. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis
4. Definitely Maybe - Oasis
5. Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys
6. The Joshua Tree - U2
7. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
8. The Bends - Radiohead
9. Achtung Baby - U2
10. Black Holes And Revelations - Muse
11. Is This It - The Strokes
12. A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay
13. Parklife - Blur
14. Screamadelica - Primal Scream
15. White Blood Cells - The White Stripes
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
17. Hot Fuss - The Killers
18. Kid A - Radiohead
19. Funeral - Arcade Fire
20. American Idiot - Green Day
21. The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers
22. Absolution - Muse
23. In Rainbows - Radiohead
24. Only By The Night - Kings Of Leon
25. Demon Days - Gorillaz
26. Origin Of Symmetry - Muse
27. Appetite For Destruction - Guns N'Roses
28. Urban Hymns - The Verve
29. Automatic For The People - R.E.M.
30. Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
You missed out that all time UAE Favourite Album! - "Habibi!"
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Love some, loathe others.

Also suffered shocking realisation that the last 25 years is bloody recent in music terms.
Ditto. Made me feel quite old


Q magazine likes guitar bands and doesn't have the broadest taste. I think I own about 12 of those albums.
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Default Re: Top 30 Albums of the last 25 Years

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
According to Q magazine. They must think the sun shines out of Muse's whatsit.


1. OK Computer - Radiohead
2. Nevermind - Nirvana
3. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis
4. Definitely Maybe - Oasis
5. Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys
6. The Joshua Tree - U2
7. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
8. The Bends - Radiohead
9. Achtung Baby - U2
10. Black Holes And Revelations - Muse
11. Is This It - The Strokes
12. A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay
13. Parklife - Blur
14. Screamadelica - Primal Scream
15. White Blood Cells - The White Stripes
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
17. Hot Fuss - The Killers
18. Kid A - Radiohead
19. Funeral - Arcade Fire
20. American Idiot - Green Day
21. The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers
22. Absolution - Muse
23. In Rainbows - Radiohead
24. Only By The Night - Kings Of Leon
25. Demon Days - Gorillaz
26. Origin Of Symmetry - Muse
27. Appetite For Destruction - Guns N'Roses
28. Urban Hymns - The Verve
29. Automatic For The People - R.E.M.
30. Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
Top 30 albums to slit your wrists too more like
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Top 30 albums to slit your wrists too more like
No, they didn't include 'The Smiths!' That really is 'Suicide Music!' - Or any Country and Western - The Devil's Gavotte!
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A good selection if you like that sort of music, but the paucity of female and R&B performers makes the list rather meaningless in my view.
For once I actually agree with LH.

Dr Dre Black Album
Ice Cube War and Peace
Run DMC - You Be Illin
Notorious Biggie Smalls - Ready To Die
Wu Tang Clan - The W

So many more that are classics of the genre , not to be included in All Time list is bollox. But then , it IS Q Magazine, a Kerrang wannabe. Sheesh.
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Am obviously far too old ... don't even know who/what most of those on the list are. And if any of their 'music' is typical of what's heard on most radio channels (either here in Dubai or on-line) then that's fine by me. Will stick with Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Cream, ZZ Top, Stones, even Beatles, Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Steeleye Span etc.

There ... now you have an idea of how ancient I am

Or maybe not ... perhaps it's a case of appreciating 'real' original music.
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What, no Jive Bunny?
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i've got well over half of those albums, but it's still a pretty odd list, i wouldn't rank some of them in the top 50 let alone top 30...

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Am obviously far too old ... don't even know who/what most of those on the list are. And if any of their 'music' is typical of what's heard on most radio channels (either here in Dubai or on-line) then that's fine by me. Will stick with Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Cream, ZZ Top, Stones, even Beatles, Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Steeleye Span etc.

There ... now you have an idea of how ancient I am

Or maybe not ... perhaps it's a case of appreciating 'real' original music.
Ironically the bands you list are probably the main influences for many of the bands on the list...

You may actually be surprised that you would like some of them.

Try youtube to find some videos... I'd guess it's possible you would like Kings Of Leon, Muse, White Stripes or Arcade Fire.

Not on the list - but I also recommend PJ Harvey's new album "Let England Shake".
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I see Radiohead feature a few times, including the top spot, a band which I've never really understood the attraction for? From what I can gather it's always been 'cool' to like Radiohead, but with the exception of 'Creep' they're pretty poor as far as I'm concerned.
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I see Radiohead feature a few times, including the top spot, a band which I've never really understood the attraction for? From what I can gather it's always been 'cool' to like Radiohead, but with the exception of 'Creep' they're pretty poor as far as I'm concerned.
At the end of the day - you like what you like.... latter Radiohead does get a bit "challenging" with unusual song structure etc.

However OK Computer I have to agree with Q - it's a phenomenal album (in my own opinion)
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