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Channel 4 Top 100 Albums

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by the_pauley, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. the_pauley

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    This is the latest of C4's list shows and looks like being a real farce. You don't actually get to vote for your 10 favourites, but rather choose from a list of 125 (see the C4 website) selected by the programme's "researchers".

    Some sterling examples of their research skills:

    First of all the album was released in 1956, not 1954. It was far from her last recording, "great" or otherwise. Several albums followed this before her death in 1959. In fact the album regarded as her no-contest greatest work by fans and critics alike, "Lady in Satin", was recorded two years after "Lady Sings The Blues". Not only is "Lady In Satin" Billie Holiday's finest achievement, it is one of the great albums, period. And it isn't even on C4's list.

    More?

    This album was recorded in 1970 not 1963. Perhaps the '60s album they had in mind was "Live At The Apollo 1962", again widely regarded as Brown's greatest work and again, not on the C4 list!

    What else isn't on the list? Miles Davis "Kind of Blue", The Beatles "Abbey Road" (yes, you read it right, no "Abbey F****** Road"!!!) and "Rubber Soul", Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" and "Bringing It All Back Home", The Stones "Beggars Banquet" and "Sticky Fingers", Hendrix's "Electric Ladyland", The Clash's "The Clash", etc, etc, etc.

    You also get the grand choice of 1 Neil Young album (and it ain't "On The Beach" or "Tonight's The Night"), 1 Joni Mitchell, 1 Elvis Costello, 1 Van Morrison, etc. But don't worry, you'll get a chance to vote for those "classic" Duran Duran and Robbie Williams albums you've always wanted to see in a Top Ten... :rolleyes:

    This is going to be a travesty, even by the normal low standards of these programmes. :thumbsdow
     
  2. RMCF

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    I used to find these things irritating too but then it dawned on me that they are aimed at those members of society that are actually sad enough to phone/text in to vote - hence they have to have a lot of modern dross included !! Did they not do one a few years ago about best singles of all time and again Robbie Williams was in the Top 3 - then it lost all credibility for me. The TV is coming down now with shows asking you to phone in and vote - Sky News is getting irritating in this respect. Why would you bother?
     

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