nme's top 100 british albums of all time

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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

hot on the heels of love
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)
 
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

Indexing all opinion
john eden said:
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

My Little Pony
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

male pale and stale
martin said:
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:


:eek:

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

martin

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john eden said:
"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

Indexing all opinion
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
 
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john eden

male pale and stale
Rambler said:
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).
 
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