Uncut Magazine - 200 Greatest Albums Of All Time

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  1. ParanoidAndroid

    ParanoidAndroid Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    1. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds - 1966
    2. The Beatles - Revolver - 1966
    3. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks - 1968
    4. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico - 1967
    5. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album) - 1968
    6. Love - Forever Changes - 1967
    7. Bob Dylan - Blond On Blond - 1966
    8. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead - 1986
    9. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited - 1965
    10. Television - Marquee Moon - 1977
    11. David Bowie - Hunky Dory - 1971
    12. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust - 1972
    13. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On - 1971
    14. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue - 1959
    15. The Beatles - Rubber Soul - 1965
    16. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street - 1972
    17. The Band - The Band - 1969
    18. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks - 1975
    19. David Bowie - Low - 1977
    20. Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express - 1977
    21. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - 1967
    22. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back - 1988
    23. The Clash - London Calling - 1979
    24. The Beatles - Abbey Road - 1969
    25. Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love - 1985
    26. The Clash - The Clash - 1977
    27. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers - 1971
    28. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed - 1969
    29. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced - 1967
    30. David Bowie - Stationtostation - 1976
    31. Lou Reed - Transformer - 1972
    32. Neil Young - After The Goldrush - 1970
    33. Joni Mitchell - Blue - 1971
    34. Neil Young - On The Beach - 1974
    35. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme - 1965
    36. Joy Division - Closer - 1980
    37. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Society - 1968
    38. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless - 1991
    39. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home - 1965
    40. Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom - 1974
    41. Otis Redding - Otis Blue - 1965
    42. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland - 1968
    43. The Stooges - Fun House - 1970
    44. Sly And The Family Stone - There's A Riot Going On - 1971
    45. R.E.M. - Murmer - 1983
    46. Michael Jackson - Off The Wall - 1979
    47. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (IV) - 1971
    48. Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief - 1969
    49. Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life - 1976
    50. Nick Drake - Bryter Layter - 1971
    51. Carole King - Tapestry - 1971
    52. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground - 1969
    53. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers - 1978
    54. The Velvet Underground - Loaded - 1970
    55. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks… - 1977
    56. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses - 1989
    57. Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - 1967
    58. Blondie - Parallel Lines - 1978
    59. Prince - Sign O The Times - 1987
    60. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures - 1979
    61. Primal Scream - Screamadalica - 1991
    62. The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers - 1968
    63. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours - 1977
    64. David Crosby - If Only I Could Remember My Name - 1971
    65. Orange Juice - You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever - 1982
    66. The Band - Music From Big Pink - 1968
    67. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions - 1973
    68. James Brown - Live At The Apollo - 1963
    69. New Order - Technique - 1989
    70. Patti Smith - Horses - 1975
    71. Joni Mitchell - Hejira - 1976
    72. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver - 2007
    73. The Cure - Disintegration - 1989
    74. Public Image Limited - Metal Box - 1979
    75. Can - Ege Bamyasi - 1972
    76. John Martyn - Solid Air - 1973
    77. Steely Dan - Countdown To Ecstasy - 1973
    78. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday - 1967
    79. Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator) - 2001
    80. The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat - 1968
    81. Radiohead - In Rainbows - 2007
    82. The Who - Who's Next - 1971
    83. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - 1963
    84. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon - 1973
    85. Jimi Hendrix - Axix: Bold As Love - 1967
    86. Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star - 1973
    87. Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns - 1975
    88. Can - Tago Mago - 1971
    89. Big Star - No1 Record - 1972
    90. The Cure - Head On The Door - 1985
    91. Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - 1969
    92. Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis - 1969
    93. Radiohead - Ok Computer - 1997
    94. U2 - Achtung Baby - 1991
    95. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Guided Palace Of Sin - 1969
    96. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - 1975
    97. The Cure - Pornography - 1982
    98. The Incredible String Band - The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter - 1968
    99. John Cale - Paris 1919 - 1973
    100. Laura Nyro - Eli & The Thirteenth Confession - 1968
    101. Radiohead - Kid A - 2000
    102. Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson - 1971
    103. Pulp - This Is Hardcore - 1998
    104. Johnny Cash - At Falsom Prison - 1968
    105. David Bowie - Diamond Dogs - 1974
    106. Talking Heads - Remain In Light - 1980
    107. Spiritualized - Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space - 1997
    108. Talk Talk - Sprit Of Eden - 1988
    109. The Only Ones - The Only Ones - 1978
    110. The Congos - Heart Of The Congo’s - 1977
    111. Joni Mitchell - Court & Spark - 1974
    112. New Order - Power Corruption & Lies - 1983
    113. The Slits - Cut - 1979
    114. David Bowie - "Heroes" - 1977
    115. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs - 1985
    116. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet - 1968
    117. The Specials - The Specials - 1979
    118. Suicide - Suicide - 1977
    119. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew - 1970
    120. Big Star - Radio City - 1974
    121. Can - Future Days - 1973
    122. Prince - Parade - 1986
    123. Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill - 1972
    124. Nirvana - In Utero - 1993
    125. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True - 1977
    126. Nick Drake - Pink Moon - 1972
    127. Chic - C'est Chic - 1978
    128. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo - 1968
    129. Curtis Mayfield - Curtis - 1970
    130. Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs - 1970
    131. The Isley Brothers - 3+3 - 1973
    132. The Human League - Dare! - 1981
    133. The Who - Live At Leeds - 1970
    134. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - 1978
    135. The Beach Boys - Surfs Up - 1971
    136. Ramones - Ramones - 1976
    137. AC/DC - Back In Black - 1980
    138. Van Morrison - Moondance - 1970
    139. Gang Of Four - Entertainment! - 1979
    140. The Beastie Boys - Check Your Head - 1992
    141. Portishead - Dummy - 1994
    142. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation - 1988
    143. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Safe As Milk - 1967
    144. Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas - 1990
    145. Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish - 1993
    146. Pixies - Doolittle - 1989
    147. Jeff Buckley - Grace - 1994
    148. Miles Davis - In A Silent Way - 1969
    149. The Beatles - A Hard Day’s Night - 1964
    150. Massive Attack - Blue Lines - 1991
    151. Daft Punk - Discovery - 2001
    152. Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul - 1968
    153. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti - 1975
    154. The Associates - Sulk - 1982
    155. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Boatman’s Call - 1997
    156. Tricky - Maxinquaye - 1995
    157. Bjork - Debut - 1993
    158. The Fall - The Nation's Saving Grace - 1984
    159. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Love And Hate - 1971
    160. The Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers - 1993
    161. Tom Waits - Swardfishtrumbone - 1983
    162. PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me - 1993
    163. Neil Young - Tonight's The Night - 1975
    164. The Cure - Seventeen Seconds - 1980
    165. Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets - 1974
    166. GZA - Liquid Swords - 1995
    167. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 - 1992
    168. The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come - 1987
    169. T.Rex - Electric Warrior - 1971
    170. Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry - 1969
    171. Prince - Purple Rain - 1984
    172. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - 1995
    173. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band - 1970
    174. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure - 1973
    175. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything - 1988
    176. Neil Young - Harvest - 1972
    177. Super Furry Animals - Radiator - 1997
    178. Black Sabbath - Paranoid - 1970
    179. The Who - Tommy - 1969
    180. Michael Jackson - Thriller - 1982
    181. The Replacements - Tim - 1985
    182. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black - 2006
    183. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left - 1969
    184. Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine - 1978
    185. David Bowie - The Man Who Saved The World - 1970
    186. Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady - 1963
    187. Donald Fagen - The Nightfly - 1982
    188. Talking Heads - Fear Of Music - 1979
    189. The Smiths - The Smiths - 1984
    190. Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen - 1985
    191. The Who - The Who Sell Out - 1967
    192. Gene Clarke - No Other - 1974
    193. Johnny Cash - American Iv: The Man Comes Around - 2002
    194. Joanna Newsom - Ys - 2006
    195. T.Rex - The Slider - 1972
    196. The Fall - Hex Enducation Hour - 1982
    197. Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything? - 1972
    198. Mercury Rev - Deserters Songs - 1998
    199. Dr John: The Night Tripper - Gris-Gris - 1968
    200. Elvis Costello - Imperial Bedroom - 1982

    From the latest Uncut magazine. Discuss!
     
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  2. ParanoidAndroid

    ParanoidAndroid Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    I’m sure there are plenty of people who think these kind of lists are pretty lazy from a journalistic point of view and I wouldn’t really disagree. As a teenager I remember using an old NME ‘Best Albums List’ from the early 90s to discover some great albums/artists I had never heard of. This is what I think they are good at, not to confirm whether you agree with them or not because it is entirely subjective. Naturally, I didn't always agree with every choice but it was a great deal of fun going through them! Maybe because I’m 20 years older and I’ve had a much greater chance to take in the so called ‘classics’ (not to mention my tastes have changed a lot) but this list comes across as slightly disappointing and dare I say it, predictable. The first album on this list that I haven’t heard is Gillian Welch’s Time (The Revelator) and that’s number 79! However, there are a few things I noticed:
    • Nice to see Marquee Moon, Hounds Of Love and On The Beach so high up.
    • In Rainbows ahead of OK Computer and Kid A. Contentious!
    • This Is Hardcore is a surprise but there’s no room for Different Class. A mistake, surely! Likewise, I can’t agree with Debut being there over Post.
    • Third/Sister Lovers is higher than No1 Record and Radio City. All brilliant albums but I’m sure not everyone will agree with this.
    • There are not many albums from this century but I tend to think this is a good thing as I do believe that great albums need to stand the test of time. Having said that, I’m glad Ys is there. I’m surprised Yankee Hotel Foxtrot isn’t as Uncut are big admirers of Wilco.
    • There are a few albums, mainly between 100-200, that I need to check out!
     
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  3. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    I have 31 of those. Not bad for me.:)
     
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  4. stunner2020

    stunner2020 Well-Known Member

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    These lists do nothing but spark controversy as we all know... but what I will say is that I have noticed Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire De Melody Nelson, which was merely a cult favourite up until a decade or so ago, is featuring in these lists more and more often. Which is right, of course, but it's also nice to know it's finally being seen for how good it is beyond musos.
     
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  6. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    I've got 133 of those and not the one's you'd expect.
     
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  7. Echo

    Echo Forum Resident

    Pity is you can read often the age of the reviewers and the anglosaxon perspective at historical albums. For the rest: always fine to read these kind of lists.
     
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  8. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    There's one French album and about 5 German albums in that chart. If it was Rolling Stone Europe wouldn't even be acknowledged. If you don't believe me check out the Hall of Fame.
     
  9. Rocker

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    I've got 83 of them.

    I was expecting a list of all the "usual suspects", but it was cool to see some "not quite as common" titles for a change. (3 Can albums? Wow!) ;)
     
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  10. bartels76

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    This list looks more traditional than most of these lists nowadays. Critics try to get fancy with albums most have never heard of. This list is less British too with only a smattering of only popular in the UK bands like Can, Pulp, etc. Still not a ton of soul or any hard rock at first glance. Lots of Joni and and Neil so that's good.
     
  11. Arnold Grove

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    That list matches my top 200 exactly!!! ... ;)
     
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  12. ParanoidAndroid

    ParanoidAndroid Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    You're right, it's a great album!
     
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  13. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    There's 25 US/Canadian albums in the top 50 so it's definitely not the usual UK list that puts What's The Story at #2 and The Stone Roses at #3
     
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  14. Cloudbuster

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    White. Male. Rock.
     
  15. Siegmund

    Siegmund Forum Resident

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    Pet Sounds should be in there but I don't think there's any justification for giving it the top spot.

    Good to see Forever Changes placed so high. A few years back, people were writing it off as hippy fluff (which is nonsense but it's worrying how quickly nonsense can become 'the prevailing critical view').
     
  16. ParanoidAndroid

    ParanoidAndroid Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    The traditional aspect of it is why I said it was slightly predictable. For me these lists were always a gateway to discovering 'new to me' music and from that point of view it's slightly disappointing. I guess I can't be too critical though because there's always a fine line between choosing too many contentious choices and being predictable.
     
  17. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    Coltrane, Davis, Mingus, Gaye. Redding, Public Enemy
    Mitchell, Winehouse, PJ Harvey, Carole King, Gillian Welsh, The Slits, Patti Smith

    You're correct
     
  18. SammyJoe

    SammyJoe Forum Resident

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    I got 83 albums (or so) from the list, if I recall correctly to what my collection at home has.
    I was expecting the typical list but this indeed had some weird choices, strange omissions and surely lacked album or two (more in fact as it seems that several essential to me albums aren't listed at all).
     
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  19. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Ups... I have 149 of these so can I stop buying new records now??? ;);)

    Not that I believe in lists like that but it is nice to see Suicide, Television, MBV (twice!!!), hell even Cocteau Twins featured.
     
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  20. Remurmur

    Remurmur Forum Resident

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    Wow ! I have 82.

    I must be cool...;)

    Overall, not a bad list. We've seen (and argued ) over worse...:)
     
  21. gkella

    gkella Forum Resident

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    Totally agree with you.
    Pet Sounds is a fine album but best of a top two hundred list........no way.
     
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  22. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    What amazes me most is how "Sound Of Silver" managed to get so high. Don't get me wrong, it's a great album, seeing it in such company just made me go "WTF?!?!".
     
  23. dino77

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    8. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead - 1986
    9. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited - 1965

    147. Jeff Buckley - Grace - 1994
    148. Miles Davis - In A Silent Way - 1969


    172. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - 1995
    173. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band - 1970

    Good grief :help:
     
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  24. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Of course. And "Cut" by The Slits was chosen purely for it's cover;)
     
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  25. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    More than half is good, but I'll take 100.:)
     

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