Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by neilo, Mar 5, 2003.
According to NME
Oh those silly boys and girls at the NME - just trying to be controversial again for a bit of free publicity
There's some corking albums in there and I love the Roses man, but come on... best album of all time? No way
What a complete farce.
Oasis' 'Definitely Maybe' and The Strokes' 'Is This It' above Nirvana's 'Nevermind'?
And although I'm one of the few people who actually quite likes Andrew W.K., there is no way on earth his album is one of the top 100 ever recorded.
Say what you like about the man (and his music) but Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' must surely feature in any realistic all time top 100?
Definitely - it's timeless. I love 'Off the Wall' just as much though, so that'd have to go in there too
NME are that busy trying to be cool and different that they just look stupid. A bit like students really.
How come Elephant is in there, whats going on, this hasnt been released yet, supposedly
As for the rest, some wicked albums, but its more of the same best ofs
I am not suprised that that c**p album by that little known group....Pink Flower ...Floop or whatever, can hardly remember its title, so few people thought it was any good.....Dark Side of something or other.................that would never get in
The Yes Album
Crowded House Woodface
Just off the top of my head.......No Metallica....good grief there are lots of genre albums missing off this. Waste of space.
you have to remember who their target audience is......it will differ from "Q" or "Mojo" or "kerrang"
but I do have a lot of the albums on the list lol
Whilst I wholeheartedly agree the above album should be in any Top 100 albums list, I fear the only one it's likely to feature in would be a Top 100 'Most criminally ignored albums of all time' list... most likely in the Top 10
I just had a quick look again for what I thought was a glaring omission and sure enough, it's not there... not my cup of tea at all, but surely most people would say Moby's 'Play' album should be in there in place of a good few that did make it?
Right, this proves how daft their list is:
The Stone Roses apparently made the best album of all time yet The Happy Mondays don't even make it into the top 100?!?!
Tell me about it...
A friend of mine went out with the Ace of Spades (the playing card rather than the single) pinned to his left shoulder. He thought it looked cool in an ironic sort of way.
Interesting list though.
Another classic - Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches .... twisting my melons man
That has to be the most appalling top 100 I've ever read..
Double White lower than Revolver ??, behind The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds), I truly think not.
No mention of Guns N Roses, Metallica, The Eagles.
What NME picked the lastime they did this in 1993
1. The Beach Boys 'Pet Sounds'
2. The Beatles 'Revolver'
3. The Sex Pistols 'Never Mind The ********...'
4. Marvin Gaye 'What's Going On'
5. The Stone Roses 'The Stone Roses'
6. The Velvet Underground 'The Velvet Underground & Nico'
7. The Clash 'London Calling'
8. The Beatles 'The Beatles (AKA The White Album)'
9. Public Enemy 'It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back'
10. The Smiths 'The Queen Is Dead'
At least 'The Queen Is Dead' was in the top 10 then and now
or The Times or Radio 2 or almost anything.
I have never heard of 7 of the bands in the top 20 including Pixies at number 2
any top 100 albums that includes rem surely can`t be taking seriously
They're a good band and very influencial, but certainly never made the second best album of all time.
As for other weird inclusions, has anyone on the Forums heard or owned the following:
The Congos - Heart Of The Congos
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
It surprises me that the NME didn't include any Black Sabbath albums, another hugely influencial band who sold loads of records and who are still considered 'cool' today.
never heard of any of them.
i also find it astounding that so many smiths albums are included
i also find it a bit odd that in utero is above nevermind.
and lastly although the stone roses were quiet an influential band, to put them at number 1 beggers belief
That's because they have been very influential with the suicide rate.
well they certainly cured me of my insomnia
for suicide see rem
Or Judas Priest
are we talking about court cases here?
The Flying Burrito Brothers were apparently very influential in the 'country/folk rock' genre. It was Gram Parsons band with another one from the Byrds (can't remember his name). Wasn't a patch on some of the Byrds' albums to my mind but I'm not too concerned about it being there.
But the Strokes at no.7 and the Pixies at no.2 above the White Album?
As is always the case with these things, next time they do this vitually all the new entries will have been replaced by newer albums and the 'acknowledged classics' will stay the same.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
OK, you might argue about the first two, but surely the second two would have to be included in any such list?
Without Hendrix, half the bands on their list wouldn't exist (and I don't even really like his stuff!).
Teletext says that the list was a result of a poll of
readers as well as journalists.
On the subject of NME, who actually reads the mag?
Not us, we're all far too busy working/listening to music to read a 'newspaper' produced by pretentious gits who are more interested in sleeping with 18 year old girls than music.
Didn't you mean 'drinking/sleeping'?
The Pixies' Doolittle at No.2? Dreadful.
The Pixies' Surfer Rosa is a far better album...
Actually there's some good stuff in there: I like these polls. I don't take them seriously, but at least they occasionally highlight some band or other that I've not heard yet.
Mind you, I can't for the life of me work out why Nick Drake has suddenly started appearing in every list going: is it some sort of pretenscious music journo code?
I know it's wrong to speak ill of the dead, but Nick Drake was even worse than REM.
i didn`t realise there was anything worse out there than rem
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