Friday, June 02, 2006

The British Point of View

Oasis' debut album, "Definitely Maybe," ranks number one in a recent British vote for the greatest album of all time.

I found this surprising for two reasons:
(1) How could Oasis beat out the Beatles for greatest album??
(2) I found Oasis' "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?" to be a much better album

The vote was announced in last year's edition of British Hit Singles & Albums, said editor David Roberts. Anyone could vote for as many as 10 albums, in rank order, and probably 95 percent of the 40,000 votes came from Britain, he said.

Not surprisingly, nine out of the top ten albums were produced by British groups. The lone exception to the list was Nirvana's "Nevermind," which placed 6th.

Top ten:
1. "Definitely Maybe," Oasis.
2. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," The Beatles.
3. "Revolver," The Beatles.
4. "OK Computer," Radiohead.
5. "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?" Oasis.
6. "Nevermind," Nirvana.
7. "The Stone Roses," The Stone Roses.
8. "Dark Side of the Moon," Pink Floyd.
9. "The Queen Is Dead," The Smiths.
10. "The Bends," Radiohead.

Read the full story here.

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