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Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS

NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 27, 2006 07:47PM
1. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
2. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
3. Oasis – Definitely Maybe
4. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks…
5. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.
6. Blur – Modern Life Is Rubbish
7. Pulp – Different Class
8. The Clash – London Calling
9. The Beatles – Revolver
10. The Libertines – Up The Bracket
11. Radiohead – The Bends
12. The Specials – The Specials
13. The Verve – A Northern Soul
14. David Bowie – Hunky Dory
15. Primal Scream – Screamadelica
16. Dexys Midnight Runners – Searching For The Young Soul Rebles
17. The Streets – Original Pirate Material
18. Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
19. The Smiths – Strangeways Here We Come
20. The Beatles – Rubber Soul
21. Muse – Absolution
22. Super Furry Animals – Radiator
23. New Order – Technique
24. Pet Shop Boys – Please
25. The Kinks – The Village Green Preservation Society
26. The Smiths – Hatful Of Hollow
27. Pj Harvey – Dry
28. Nick Drake – Bryter Later
29. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II
30. Suede – Suede
31. Massive Attack – Blue Lines
32. The Zombies – Odyssey And Oracle
33. Coldplay - Parachutes
34. The Jam – All Mod Cons
35. Radiohead – Ok Computer
36. The Beatle – The Beatles
37. Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible
38. Spritualized – Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
39. Ride – Nowhere
40. Dizzie Rascal – Boy In Da Corner
41. Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
42. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Psychocandy
43. The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street
44. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
45. The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come For Free
46. Pulp – His And Hers
47. The Libertines – The Libertines
48. Elastica – Elastica
49. The Who – My Generation
50. The La’s – The La’s
51. Billy Bragg – Talking To The Taxman About Poetry
52. Madness – One Step Beyond
53. The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed
54. Morrissey – Vauxhall And I
55. Block Party – Silent Alarm
56. Portishead – Portishead
57. The Cure – The Head On The Door
58. Suede – Dog Man Star
59. The Clash – The Clash
60. The Human League – Dare
61. Echo And The Bunnymen – Ocean Rain
62. Saint Ettienne – Fox Base Alpha
63. David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
64. Gang Of Four – Entertainment!
65. Radiohead – Kid A
66. Elvis Costello – This Years Model
67. Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head
68. The Pretty Things – Sf Sorrow
69. Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure
70. Spacemen 3 – The Perfect Prescription
71. Buzzcocks – Lovebites
72. Joy Division – Closer
73. Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
74. Prodigy – Music For A Jilted Generation
75. Tricky – Maxinquaye
76. Cornershop – When I Was Born For The 7th Time
77. The Beta Band – The Three EP’s
78. Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92
79. Teenage Fanclub – Bandwagonesque
80. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
81. Antonym And The Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now
82. Happy Mondays – Pills ‘N’ Thrills And Bellyaches
83. Wire – Pink Flag
84. Redskins – Neither Washington Nor Moscow
85. Abc – The Lexicon Of Love
86. George Harrison – All Things Must Pass
87. Small Faces – Ogdens Nut Gone Flake
88. Underworld – Dubnobasswithmyheadman
89. Blur – Parklife
90. Supergrass – I Should Coco
91. The Fall – The Nations Saving Grace
92. Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory
93. Brian Eno – Here Come The Warm Jets
94. The Futureheads – The Futureheads
95. Julian Cope – Jehovahkill
96. Adam And The Ants – Kings Of The Wild Frontier
97. Led Zeppelin – IV
98. Roots Manuva – Run Come Save Me
99. Patric Wolf – Lycanthropy
100. Derek And Clive – Live
Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 27, 2006 08:41PM
What is it with people making lists? Don't they have anything better to do???? Geez!

8 albums better than REVOLVER?
Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 27, 2006 10:31PM
breno wrote:

> 8 albums better than REVOLVER?

and one of 'em is the goddamn Arctic Monkeys, who I'd never even heard of until the day before yesterday when the album got reviewed on Pitchfork and I declined to actually read the review because the summary sounded so uninteresting. Just went back and read it now to see how it could be better than London Calling and I'm finding it hard to believe. Anybody heard 'em?
Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 27, 2006 10:44PM
don't know arctic monkeys except that they are prob REAL cold

i'm stuck on derek and clive


am on serious python/fringe kick this week as it was/is

and i hear that the Goodies are in the mail!


libertines 10 and small faces 87???


i thought the brits LOVED the move!
Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 27, 2006 11:49PM
I think Baker has been taking stream-of-consciousness lessons from STEVE.
Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 28, 2006 12:16AM
The Goodies? Holy shit! Where did you track that down? And wherever it is, do the have the Two Ronnies?

Scanned the list about five times now and unless it's hidden somewhere, LOVELESS by My Bloody Valentine is missing. (If they use the excuse that Shields is a yank by birth, okay, whatever. Still seems a huge oversight to me.)

And as much as I like Blur and Pulp, two albums apiece? And two by Suede???? Two Coldplays to one Bunnymen? Two Libertines and one Costello?
Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 30, 2006 01:05PM
I did notice that VGPS was on the list. To me it is the Pet Sounds of the '00s (nearly-forgotten album of the '60s being praised to the skies by Rock Snob types as a masterpiece). The thing that surprised me is that there's nothing by the White Stripes on the list.

Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 30, 2006 08:29PM

> The
> thing that surprised me is that there's nothing by the White
> Stripes on the list.

the american revolution kinda threw a monkey wrench into that, eh? winking smiley
Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 30, 2006 10:56PM
As Homer Simpson would say, "D'oh!"
Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 30, 2006 09:52PM
Pleased to see The Redskins, Dexys and that Tricky album.
Ironic that Elastica ended up above Wire.
But where's Beggars Can Be Choosers and where's The Selecter (either album)?.
Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 31, 2006 12:45AM

> where's The Selecter
> (either album)?.

appears this is the white folks list...maybe next year, eh? winking smiley
Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 31, 2006 12:33PM
My favorite Who album is the Who Sell Out, which I feel is underrated (the Who are from the UK, right, I just want to make sure, I don't want to screw up again)

Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 28, 2006 12:22AM
Yeah, I love Arctic Monkeys LP. It's too high obviously but just because it's THE album right now. Album makes me wanna get up and move whenever I hear it. Actually I think there have been 2 great albums already in '06, that one and the Strokes - and guess what, the Pitchfork reviews of both were way off-target......I get better reviews in Rolling Stone nowadays. Sad.......Arctic Monkeys were on my top singles of '05 list when we had that thread back in December. Most internet junkies know them from the demos which have been floating around for 10 months, plus an intro release (4 or 5 song EP) on Domino.

Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 28, 2006 01:11PM
What I've heard of the Monkeys I've liked, but haven't spent a whole lot of time with them yet. I'm with Mats, though, on the new Strokes album - it's a good one. I'm also loving the new Cat Power disc quite a bit. Think this is the first time I can ever remember two January releases with the potential of being on the end of the year list. Hope that's a good sign for the rest of the year.
Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 29, 2006 06:04PM
Upon further inspection, where the #@$% are Van Morrison and Squeezing Out Sparks?!!? Hmmmmmmm.....

Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 28, 2006 12:32AM
I'll fight to the death that those 2 Libertines records should not only be on there, they should be higher. Great, great band.......The glaring omission for me is the Only Ones. Apparently, I'm the only one (ha!) who loves them any more.....Exile On Main Street is waaaaay too low. That's in my top 10 ever. Deliciously weird (and incorrect !) having "Definitely Maybe" above any Beatles LP, even though "Definitely Maybe" is my favorite 90s album (it's better dressed than Nevermind, goes better with beer than Slanted & Enchanted).....Stone Roses lose something in translation with me, I can't quite get 'em. I like the record, but it's a "she's cute I'd like to take her to a movie" feeling rather than a "if I set myself on fire she'll notice me" feeling.

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Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 28, 2006 02:33AM
Arctic Monkeys aren't bad (Brit rock/hard pop, and the LP is getting better every listen), but they will unlikely be on that same list a few years from now while Beatles and Clash will always be (and I don't even listen to the Beatles). I really like Up the Bracket but feel the same about it (Antony, will you last?).
You gotta admit we'd never see a list this good on this side of the pond. In American music rags, most of a list is stuff I can't tolerate. This has a lot of tolerable-to-excellent choices.

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Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 29, 2006 10:29PM
Who makes up these lists, and have they heard of oh, say Richard Thompson, Traffic,The Kinks, The Move, Pink Floyd,King Crimson?
Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 31, 2006 02:29AM
These lists come out all the time, and I always feel The Who are under represented.
ONE album in the top 100, and it's 'My Generation'? Usually 'Who's Next' slips in there as the lone Who CD in the polls.
'Quadrophenia' is one of my favorite albums of all time, and it never makes the cut in any of these polls.

The Who were such a great band, and you can hear their sound in so many bands today. I know it doesn't make sense to say that they're under appreciated, but in some ways I feel they are.

Just my two cents...
Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
January 31, 2006 04:16PM
Is this list similar in method to the one MOJO did a a few years ago, where they weren't picking the best albums, but the ones that "represented" British rock? Revolver was first on that one. XTC was left off the list for being "too stereotypically" British. England's never appreciated them that much.
Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
February 01, 2006 12:06AM
How the hell can a band be too "stereotypically British" to represent British rock? WTF does that mean anyway? I'm sure Blur, Oasis and Pulp were all over that list and they seem more "British" than XTC ever has.

The British music press is a strange, strange place.
Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
February 01, 2006 03:18AM
Too stereotypically British for the British.
(just struck struck me funny, I guess; not Gobsmacked, more like Cor!, Garn!, I've gone Spare from that Gormless list. That's gonna bloody well Half-inch the Art Brut and the Billy Bragg! Those Yobs have gone Wonky!)
Re: NME Top 100 UK LPS
February 02, 2006 02:55PM
no Squeeze?
no Cream?
Kinks at 25?
no Faces?

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