Thursday, December 23, 2010

Radiohead’s “OK Computer” voted Best Album of Past 25 years

Radiohead’s “OK Computer” was voted the Best Album of the Past 25 years by readers of Q magazine, the British rock outlet.

Radiohead actually had four albums in the top 25. Nirvana’s “Nevermind” landed in 2nd spot, with Oasis picking up 3rd and 4th positions.

Naturally, the list is full of British rockers, including The Stone Roses, Coldplay, Muse and others.

Paul Rees, Q's editor-in-chief, stated: “In the 13 years since its release, OK Computer's appeal to Q and its readers has grown exponentially. We originally hailed it as a masterpiece and, a rarity this, that isn't an opinion that we've even considered modifying ever since. As this readers poll testifies, our readers see it as the benchmark against which all other album are and continue to judged against in Q's lifetime.”

Q Magazine
Best Albums of the past 25 years
As voted by readers - 2010:

01. OK Computer - Radiohead
02. Nevermind - Nirvana
03. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis
04. Definitely Maybe - Oasis
05. Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys
06. The Joshua Tree - U2
07. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
08. The Bends - Radiohead
09. Achtung Baby - U2
10. Black Holes And Revelations - Muse
11. Is This It - The Strokes
12. A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay
13. Parklife - Blur
14. Screamadelica - Primal Scream
15. White Blood Cells - The White Stripes
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
17. Hot Fuss - The Killers.
18. Kid A - Radiohead
19. Funeral - Arcade Fire
20. American Idiot - Green Day
21. The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers
22. Absolution - Muse
23. In Rainbows - Radiohead
24. Only By The Night - Kings Of Leon
25. Demon Days - Gorillaz
26. Origin Of Symmetry - Muse
27. Appetite For Destruction - Guns N'Roses
28. Urban Hymns - The Verve
29. Automatic For The People - R.E.M.
30. Loveless - My Bloody Valentine

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)