While I know that arguing about lists is pointless, I still have to question The Stone Roses as the best album in British musical history. I own it. I like it. But the best ever? Any ways, here’s the top 10 British albums of all time as compiled by the Guardian with a link to the rest
1. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses 2. The Beatles – Revolver 3. The Clash – London Calling 4. Van Morrison – Astral Weeks 5. The Beatles –Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 6. The Beatles – The White Album 7. Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers 8. Rolling Stones – Exile on Main Street 9. Massive Attack – Blue Lines 10. P.I.L. – Metal box
How about a Kinks album in the top ten not to mention Country Life od for your pleasure by Roxy Music. Or Procul Harums first album or A Salty Dog. And I belive Van would consider himself Irish, not British.
Tied for 9th: St. Louis Blues, New York Islanders, Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Ottawa Senators Tied for 5th:Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche Tied for 3rd:San Jose Sharks, Philadelphia Flyers Second:Calgary Flames The Champion:Tampa Bay Lightning
Me myself, I would have to throw Pyromania (Def Leppard) or Rio (Duran Duran) in there somewhere...
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And though I'm not a huge Oasis fan by any stretch of the means, but back in the late 90's, you would have thought they were the greatest thing since sliced bread. I'm surprised that 'Definitely Maybe' or 'Morning Glory' weren't on there.
Originally posted by jfkfcMe myself, I would have to throw Pyromania (Def Leppard)
I'd go with 'Hysteria' myself. I'd like to see James' 'Laid' on the list.
Guys, Zeppelin's on the list three times.
(edited by Matt Tracker on 21.6.04 0955)
They are but should be much higher based on what they meant. The Kinks are on the list but any group that literally invents power chord rock need an album in the top ten. As do the Yardbirds for what they accomplished and what it led to.
Originally posted by Eddie FamousNo Jam? No All Mod Cons?
Originally posted by The List51-57
The Yes Album, Yes | Handsworth Revolution, Steel Pulse | Just Another Diamond Day, Vashti Bunyan | Searching For The Young Soul Rebels, Dexys Midnight Runners | Entertainment, Gang Of Four | All Mod Cons, The Jam | Village Green Preservation Society, The Kinks |
Music critics LOATH hard rock, some of it which is deserved; yet they are always biased towards punk. Even though Zeppelin did many other styles then hard rock, they still get dragged down by the stigma. Of course Sabbath gets screwed again, PARANOID would make my top of anything, but can't get passed the 80's on this list.
Originally posted by NagMusic critics LOATH hard rock, some of it which is deserved; yet they are always biased towards punk.
Really? If so, then where are The Adicts, Sham 69, Cocksparrer, the Buzzcocks, and the Anti-Nowhere League, all of whom have albums better than Never Mind the Bollocks . . .. While I agree completely that Sabbath got screwed (as did Motorhead), to say this list is biased towards punk is just wrong.
Well, I think Pitchfork's headline pretty much sums it up: http://pitchfork.com/news/36505-holy-shit-pavement-reunion-is-real/ I can't imagine (and most reports seem to agree) that this would be a one off thing.