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Best British Album... sweet Jesus. The only "Best Album" Definitely Maybe would win is "Best Oasis Album".

Evidently you're not -really- British unless you paint a Union Jack on your guitar. Who came second? Slade?

I mean, even if you're going to completely ignore anything that isn't mainstream and came after 1990, The Stone Roses inarguably knocks Definitely Maybe into a cocked hat.


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Well I thought it was one of the best lists I've ever seen. Some modern stuff getting in on merit (Blue Lines and OK Computer for example) and not the usual:

1. Sergeant Pepper

2. The WHite Album

3. Queen

4. Led Zeppelin...

I'm surprised that Definately Maybe was chosen over Morning Glory (which is usually spoken of more), but pleasantly surprised. A far more relevant list than you usually see, and one that's more likely to tempt me into checking out some of the artists I'm not familiar with

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Well it's not even that great an album. There are some cracking songs (ie Columbia, Married with Children, Supersonic), but as an entire album it doesn't stand up, because there's some rubbish on it. And of course it's easy to either love or hate Oasis, so to make it the best British album is pretty lame.

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Of course, the only reason why Oasis topped the chart was to warrant the inclusion of yet another "Oasis changed British music" article with more Oasis interviews, at a time when nobody could care less.

Music is always moving forward, and Q are still stuck in 1997.

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Top albums:

50. Pet Shop Boys - Very

49. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Searching for Young Rebel Souls

48. The Cure - Disintegration

47. Steel Pulse - Handsworth Revolution

46. MSP - Everything Must Go

45. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

44. Muse - Origin of Symmetry

43. Robbie Williams - Life Thru a Lens

42. SFA - Fuzzy Logic

41. Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking

40. The Undertones - The Undertones

39. Ian Dury - New Boots and Panties!!

38. Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. 1

37. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

36. The Human League - Dare

35. Gang of Four - Entertainment!

34. The Streets - Original Pirate Material

33. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

32. The Verve - Urban Hyms

31. Small Faces - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake

30. Pulp - Different Class

29. Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation

28. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure

27. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

26. The Coral - Magic and Medicine

25. Nick Drake - Bryter Layter

24. Happy Mondays - Pills 'n' Thrills And Bellyaches

23. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

22. Joy Division - Closer

21. The Kinks - The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society

20. The Jam - All Mod Cons

19. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head

18. The Who - My Generation

17. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

16. Queen - A Night at the Opera

15. The Specials - The Specials

14. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

13. Primal Scream - Screamadelica

12. Blur - Parklife

11. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

10. Massive Attack - Blue Lines

9. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III

8. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead

7. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet

6. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

5. The Clash - London Calling

4. Radiohead - OK Computer

3. Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks...

2. The Beatles - Revolver

1. Oasis - Definetely Maybe


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50. Pet Shop Boys - Very

No wonder they cruelly stuck Pet Shop Boys at #50. They obviously haven't heard of their... let's say... at least three obviously superior albums to Very.

And I'm looking for Suede's Dog Man Star but I can't see it. I can see cunting Muse, though, just like I can see The cunting Coral but not The La's.

It's just as well all Q lists are shit and not really worth talking about. Just like the magazine.

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42. SFA - Fuzzy Logic

I will never understand why "Teh Critics" think this is better than Radiator. It's great, but Radiator was their peak.

27. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

Deserving recognition for a fantastic album. The best of John Lennon's solo stuff starts and ends here, IMO.

2. The Beatles - Revolver

Nice to see this one trumping Peppers; with the exception of Yellow Submarine, it's wall to wall fried gold. But the presence of Yellow Submarine means it should never top any Best Album Ever list. Sorry, Ringo.

Parts of this list seem very well thought out, and parts are just absolutely inexplicable.


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I will never understand why "Teh Critics" think this is better than Radiator. It's great, but Radiator was their peak.

Everyone has their opinions eh? Personally I think Guerrilla is their best album.

The readers of Q also picked the wrong Bowie album, although I love Ziggy, Hunky Dory is superior.

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Then why the fuck do those same people keep buying Stereophonics records? Stop it now.

I know its disgusting I cant believe they are headlining above the pixies at move this year. Wrong so very wrong

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My top 10 british albums:

10. Cabaret voltaire - 2 x 45

9. Bauhaus - in the flat field

8. Colin newman - a-z

7. Pil - metal box

6. Teardrop explodes - wilder

5. Crass - christ the album

4. John cale - vintage violence

3. My bloody valentine - loveless

2. Boo radleys - giant steps

1. Wire - pink flag

amount of these on the q list: 0

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