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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:2,107 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:123,932
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: 91/100 (2,269 votes)
Comments: 413 comments
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RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,747 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:99,961
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,884 votes)
Comments: 216 comments
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Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:784 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:25,226
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: 84/100 (943 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:883 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:37,980
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: 85/100 (971 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,567 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:73,286
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,898 votes)
Comments: 200 comments
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The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,306 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:57,980
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,601 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,671 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:91,306
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: 90/100 (1,874 votes)
Comments: 229 comments
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(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:814 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:29,820
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: 80/100 (1,096 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,454
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:346
Average Rating: 75/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:1,932 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:110,855
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: 92/100 (2,120 votes)
Comments: 236 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%
Nirvana 3 3%
Oasis 3 3%
David Bowie 3 3%
Pink Floyd 3 3%
Bob Dylan 3 3%
U2 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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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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65/100
From quadrophenia17 10/17/2012 19:31
Most are interesting, but some are very predictable
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From Fedfan 10/17/2012 18:30
lots of great 90s stuff in it, and british music rules !
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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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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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From ProfessorSquid 06/20/2012 05:42
Zooropa?
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From SteMail926 05/21/2012 19:31
Some great picks. Just as many bland, boring picks.
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From mag 03/15/2012 15:56
Which list came first? NME or Q? really they are all the same
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