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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Q (1997)  

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Q is a music and entertainment magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom. In 1997, Q compiled their definitive list of the 100 Best Albums Of All Time.
(Official website: www.q4music.com)

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OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:2,306 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:133,730
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,498 votes)
Comments: 445 comments
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RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,877 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:105,003
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,073 votes)
Comments: 236 comments
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Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:862 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:27,633
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,034 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:965 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:39,898
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,060 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,677 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:76,988
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,086 votes)
Comments: 217 comments
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6. New entry

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,437 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:63,346
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,778 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,805 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:96,850
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,071 votes)
Comments: 245 comments
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(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:878 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:31,918
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:37
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,185 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,627
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  75/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:2,099 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:119,760
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (2,346 votes)
Comments: 278 comments
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 16 16%
1970s 19 19%
1980s 13 13%
1990s 52 52%
2000s 0 0%
2010s 0 0%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 5 5%
David Bowie 3 3%
Pink Floyd 3 3%
Bob Dylan 3 3%
U2 3 3%
Radiohead 3 3%
R.E.M. 3 3%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 62 62%
United States 29 29%
Canada 4 4%
Ireland 3 3%
Iceland 1 1%
Australia 1 1%

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67/100 (from 52 votes)
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From gon2bed 02/07/2015 15:18
So great! People votes are the best thing to go by!

15 albums in common:
OK Computer by Radiohead (200 points)
The Bends by Radiohead (194 points)
Nevermind by Nirvana (159 points)
Urban Hymns by The Verve (154 points)
Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience (151 points)
Blue Lines by Massive Attack (125 points)
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac (119 points)
Ten by Pearl Jam (108 points)
Pablo Honey by Radiohead (106 points)
Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin (104 points)
Grace by Jeff Buckley (103 points)
The Fat of The Land by The Prodigy (98 points)
Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette (98 points)
Forever Changes by Love (66 points)
Placebo by Placebo (24 points)
18 artists in common:
Nirvana
Radiohead
Alanis Morissette
U2
Björk
The Verve
Massive Attack
Fleetwood Mac
Led Zeppelin
The Prodigy
Nick Drake
Jeff Buckley
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Love
Pearl Jam
The Chemical Brothers
Placebo
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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70/100
From Nickie 09/03/2014 01:38
This is the famous Ok Computer list. Must of annoyed the hell out of Thom Yorke.
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From ThomCNTV 11/29/2013 19:00
Just Ok
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From nutso42 09/10/2013 14:42
Not as abysmal as the 2003 list, but that ain't saying much.
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Rating:  
65/100
From quadrophenia17 10/17/2012 19:31
Most are interesting, but some are very predictable
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Rating:  
85/100
From Fedfan 10/17/2012 18:30
lots of great 90s stuff in it, and british music rules !
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50/100
From lostcontrol 09/25/2012 18:14
How can you put that many brit-rock albums into one chart?? This is obscure.
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From JamesCollier 09/10/2012 01:16
I understand this chart is a thing of its time but having 'Be Here Now' at #13 is unbelievable. Even just the inclusion of 'Pablo Honey' is bizarre (despite being a crazy Radiohead fan). This poll must've had a lot of naive voters. Still, it's nice to see a 'best of' chart acknowledge Manic Street Preachers - one of the finest, but forgotton bands of the 90s.
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Rating:  
80/100
From andy_hunter 08/29/2012 10:56
I quite like Q, they pick relatively indie stuff but aren't afraid to pick some mainstream stuff if its actually good. They're sort of a halfway point between Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. This would be an excellent chart but they messed up the order so badly! For example, 'Here Be Now' ahead of 'Defiantly Maybe' what the hell is that about?!
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60/100
From ProfessorSquid 06/20/2012 05:42
Zooropa?
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