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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:2,874 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:161,266
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,316 votes)
Comments: 574 comments
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RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,303 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:123,920
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,711 votes)
Comments: 310 comments
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Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,057 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:31,682
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:50
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,303 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,195 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:46,498
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,386 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,022 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:89,394
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,731 votes)
Comments: 292 comments
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The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,792 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:75,368
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,398 votes)
Comments: 208 comments
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,213 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:113,988
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,717 votes)
Comments: 317 comments
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(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,070 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:36,800
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,550 votes)
Comments: 152 comments
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The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:5,306
Rank in 1990s78Overall Rank:389
Average Rating:  76/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:2,597 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:142,715
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,138 votes)
Comments: 358 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%
U2 3 3%
Radiohead 3 3%
R.E.M. 3 3%
Suede 3 3%
Nirvana 3 3%
Oasis 3 3%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 62 62%
United States 28 28%
Canada 4 4%
Ireland 3 3%
Australia 1 1%
Iceland 1 1%
Mixed Nationality 1 1%

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68/100 (from 56 votes)
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From mianfei 02/16/2016 13:05
Lists based upon popular polls are always problematic, because they can be too spur-of-the-moment and involve people who might have read the relevant magazine, but never actually even tested its recommendations.

This 1997 list by British magazine ‘Q’, which at the time I was reading quite frequently though I did not see any difference with ‘Rolling Stone’, is a perfect reflection of the flaws of popular polls. Too many spur-of-the-moment choices makes it even worse than other generally very bad lists from rock magazines. In general, these lists should be taken sceptically and used only to see if unknown music of value can be found – which is a genuine rarity.
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100/100
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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Rating:  
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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Rating:  
20/100
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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Rating:  
50/100
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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Rating:  
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From ProfessorSquid 06/20/2012 05:42
Zooropa?
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