Tuesday, January 31, 2006

I just can't let it drop, can I?

NME'S Top 100 Greatest British Albums. Now, we all know this is going to be random and arbitary because all these lists are, and to be honest, it's not a terrible list -

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

Eclectic, with a slightly left-field no.1 (well, it's not The Bends or the Beatles anyway), I can live with this. There's just one quibble. And it starts with Arctic and ends with Monkeys. I can't even be bothered to comment on this any more. NME loves the Monkeys. They've built them up so much that they can't even knock 'em down. You get it. I'm sorry.. I'll let this go eventually.


By the way, go visit RockList.Net which gathers together music magazines' lists from the 1950s onwards. This one's particularly interesting.


HolyhosesRob said...

Interesting lists. Like music, it all started to go wrong after 1974, when they began recording drums the modern way, with too many microphones.

Astral Weeks is rubbish, though.

Paul Fuzz said...

The real slap in the face is that the Monkey's debut being placed so high benefits nobody but the NME. It certainly doesn't benefit the band. Glad to see The Beatles/The Beatles (aka The White Album) in there, though.

Ash said...

what are new bands like the arctic bloody monkeys doing in there?? NME has seriously got worse these last few years.