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gumdrops
26-01-2006, 12:32 PM
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

labrat
26-01-2006, 12:39 PM
100) Derek and Clive - (Live) 1976
this bloke walked up to me is pretty good as i recall.
AND(for all the sad spottaz in the house) a guy called gerald sampled the phrase voodoo rage from here (shortened to voodoo ray)

infinite thought
26-01-2006, 12:51 PM
Muse at 21?!

It's a bit borin', isn't it? Interesting to compare it to Q's latest top 100 thing for the British LPs that turn up there - don't know what their order was, but bet it's not massively far off the NME one, give or take a few more Beatles LPs. Ah, here it is: http://www.xs4all.nl/~fsgroen/Top100's/2006Qreaders.html

matt b
26-01-2006, 01:02 PM
some excellent and thought provoking choices there.













not.

henry s
26-01-2006, 01:20 PM
good to see that the Arctic Monkeys LP has withstood the test of time...

john eden
26-01-2006, 01:26 PM
Bit gobsmacked there isn't any Public Enemy in there.

martin
26-01-2006, 01:28 PM
Bit gobsmacked there isn't any Public Enemy in there.

What, the Public Enemy from Southend? Yeah, 'England's Glory' was a great Oi! album.

Tyro
26-01-2006, 01:31 PM
Derek and Clive should have been number one.The NME are bunch of C**ts!

matt b
26-01-2006, 01:37 PM
Bit gobsmacked there isn't any Public Enemy in there.

roots manuva is the nominated hip hop artist

no reggae, no jazz. at all.

this is a piss take chart right?

micmack
26-01-2006, 01:43 PM
5) Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not 2006

Ok its NME, so you know what to expect, but how can they say in the same week of its release ( I think) that Artic Monkeys is no. 5 in the 'All time' best British albums. This pole seems to have been done as an attempt to legitimise the hype around Arctic monkeys.

Beatles White album at 36, yeah right.

john eden
26-01-2006, 01:48 PM
What, the Public Enemy from Southend? Yeah, 'England's Glory' was a great Oi! album.

Yeah obviously that's what I meant cos it's British albums, innit. :rolleyes:


:o

"Coughing Up Fire" is better than most of those albums. :cool:

martin
26-01-2006, 01:56 PM
"Coughing Up Fire" is better than most of those albums. :cool:

It's better than all of them. Who's truthfully ever bought a copy of, never mind listened to, 'Odessey and Oracle' by the Zombies? They just saw the name and stuck it in the list cos it sounds a bit wooohhhhh.

matt b
26-01-2006, 02:00 PM
ohmygod. the libertines are in that list twice! so that proves pete doherty's genius. thank god.
also now proven (only looking at the top ten)- the north is better than the south

john eden
26-01-2006, 02:05 PM
84) Redskins - Neither Washington Nor Moscow... 1974 *

They don't get enough credit for doing the whole post-post-punk thing before punk even happend in my book.

matt b
26-01-2006, 02:06 PM
the UK has a shit musical heritage, doesn't it?

Rambler
26-01-2006, 02:07 PM
How does no 78 qualify as a "forgotten" gem, exactly?

matt b
26-01-2006, 02:08 PM
How does no 78 qualify as a "forgotten" gem, exactly?

i'd completely forgotten about number 6 as well. mercifully

john eden
26-01-2006, 02:09 PM
How does no 78 qualify as a "forgotten" gem, exactly?

= forgotten by the NME.

Until now!

It must be good because it's a bit like what Radiohead were doing with Kid A, of course (tho obviously not as good).

martin
26-01-2006, 02:13 PM
the UK has a shit musical heritage, doesn't it?

Well, you can't blame the country for the NME's inability to recognise classics like Terry Wogan's 'Floral Dance'

D7_bohs
26-01-2006, 02:23 PM
is it readers or writers?

big satan
26-01-2006, 02:30 PM
how long before the NME goes the way of melody maker?

how did they manage to not include my bloody valentine? i know kevin shields is irish, but still... and no PiL either! no Master of Reality and Paranoid way back in the 70s, selected ambient works is the best aphex record... what's that about? i suppose we could all list tonnes of things that should be in there but those are real glaring fuck ups.

Slothrop
26-01-2006, 02:34 PM
NME 'best ever' list somewhat predictable, film at 11.

Canada J Soup
26-01-2006, 02:43 PM
AND(for all the sad spottaz in the house) a guy called gerald sampled the phrase voodoo rage from here (shortened to voodoo ray)Even though it marks me as a sad spotta, I still have to say that this particular piece of sample trivia made my day.

owen
26-01-2006, 03:08 PM
this is all almost too sad to comment on, really...supergrass! the futureheads! bloc party! the fucking la's!
though the worst thing is surely the dominance, once again, of this vainglorious jangle-pop mostrosity at the top. surely at some point the madness will stop and people will admit that the stone roses are the most malign influence on british pop music in its entire history? reactionary in sound, pompous in rhetoric, northern in location- the rot all starts here.

oh and the arctic monkeys sound like kingmaker

matt b
26-01-2006, 03:50 PM
though the worst thing is surely the dominance, once again, of this vainglorious jangle-pop mostrosity at the top. surely at some point the madness will stop

in at 52!

Freakaholic
26-01-2006, 04:10 PM
What exactly does "top" mean?

Most enjoyable? too subjective.

Most profitable? doesnt appear so.

Best...umm...musically?

jasonh
26-01-2006, 04:50 PM
Am I the only person who thinks the Stone Roses were/are hideously overrated? No.1 my arse!

The fact that MBV were missed off completely, along with PiL and countless other classics, just shows how much the NME has completely lost it.

Leo
26-01-2006, 05:40 PM
dexy's ahead of "rubber soul"???? nuff said.

redcrescent
26-01-2006, 05:51 PM
The Redskins... They don't get enough credit for doing the whole post-post-punk thing before punk even happend in my book.
Eden as ever OTM.

But what a terribly depressing list this is.

benjybars
27-01-2006, 01:18 AM
surely if arctic monkeys are number 5 then wiley's second album should be number 2??

tom pr
27-01-2006, 04:11 PM
surely if arctic monkeys are number 5 then wiley's second album should be number 2??
Only if Skepta transcends listing. ;)

Canada J Soup
27-01-2006, 05:03 PM
Am I the only person who thinks the Stone Roses were/are hideously overrated? No.1 my arse!
Seconded. It's not that I thought they were bad...I just never got what the big fuss was about. Felt kind of the same about the Primal Scream of that era too now that I think about it.

Keith P
28-01-2006, 05:50 AM
British always taking their music for granted. This chart pisses all over any american chart, its a bit silly but sure beats the shit that Rolling Stone tries to pass as musical genius.

jenks
28-01-2006, 08:16 AM
surely this is no surprise - it is a mirror reflecting the audience of the nme back to itself - 'it's ok lads (and it is almost entirely lads) you're listening to the right music - rock's rich tapestry is still alive and well, white guitar stuff really is the best' - all that blah

the arctic monkeys at 2 or whatever reminds me of a poll of alltime great albums that was done in the 80s in the nme - psychocandy had just been released and won or came second - cue outrage by astral weeks and pet sounds fans.

of course there's lots in there i can't disagree with but i can't take the list seriously that has such luminaries such as the libertines (twice ffs), coldplay and a whole host of mediocrities and miss out on the pop group, pil, the blue nile, music for a new society and a whole slew of jazz, reggae, d 'n' b etc absent.

this is why woebot's list is much more interesting - i may only have 20 of his and they may not all be in my top 100 but there's stuff there i want to find out about. there's almost nothing that i don't have on the nme list that i'd actually want to go out and get.

as for the notions of overlooked classics - neither the eno nor aphex is overlooked in this house - much to my wife's annoyance

jenks
28-01-2006, 08:17 AM
all these lists puts me in mind of kpunk's 'nme is smash its for indie kids' remark

Slothrop
30-01-2006, 10:45 AM
surely this is no surprise - it is a mirror reflecting the audience of the nme back to itself - 'it's ok lads (and it is almost entirely lads) you're listening to the right music - rock's rich tapestry is still alive and well, white guitar stuff really is the best' - all that blah
Sorry if this is a bit obvious, but it's a fcuking indie rock magazine, written for indie rock fans by indie rock fans, so of course most of the top 100 is going to be indie rock. Noone bitches and moans if there's no grime in a fRoots list, or no techno in a Gramophone list or no folk in an Urb list.

this is why woebot's list is much more interesting - i may only have 20 of his and they may not all be in my top 100 but there's stuff there i want to find out about. there's almost nothing that i don't have on the nme list that i'd actually want to go out and get.
Yeah, this is kind of the problem with anything like this, though. You suspect that a lot of the individual hacks' personal top 100's would have had a few more genuinely overlooked classics, but if you average out over a whole bunch of them (as I'm guessing they did) it's going to favour the obvious stuff that everyone knows and likes, and the new stuff that everyone has on their mind at the moment. It's a slightly shit feature of any sort of voted-on best of list. The british public voted Robbir Williams' Angels to be the greatest piece of music of the past 1000 years, remember. Take that, Johann Sebastien...

big satan
30-01-2006, 01:12 PM
yeah, but anyone who writes for the NME (or reads it... or has ever read it) is subhuman scum, and deserves to be put on the sex offenders register!

Freakaholic
03-02-2006, 05:25 PM
Not sure if this deserves its own thread, but here is the top 100 most important albums of the 20th century, circa 1992.

What, if anything, would be added btwn 92-2000? And then, what would have to be dropped off to keep it at 100?

http://www.thewire.co.uk/archive/charts/100_mostever.html

There are more lists like this here:

http://www.thewire.co.uk/archive/charts.php

Tweak Head
04-02-2006, 04:14 PM
It's better than all of them. Who's truthfully ever bought a copy of, never mind listened to, 'Odessey and Oracle' by the Zombies? They just saw the name and stuck it in the list cos it sounds a bit wooohhhhh.

I did! Great record. But the list sucks, generally.

Logan Sama
04-02-2006, 07:10 PM
Is there a foto of the student union beer mats that this list was written on the back of?

Good lord.

danny bwoy
05-02-2006, 12:55 AM
a bit obvious maybe, but there's absolutely no point in putting oasis ahead of the beatles.