Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)

The survey was put together by the book of British Hit Singles and Albums and NME.com to celebrate 50 years of the Official UK Album Chart, with votes coming in from the around the world. (N.B. The albums in this chart are not just restricted to those from the UK.)
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Greatest 100 Albums of All Time composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 12 12%
1970s 30 30%
1980s 14 14%
1990s 23 23%
2000s 21 21%
2010s 0 0%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 5 5%
Led Zeppelin 3 3%
Radiohead 3 3%
Queen 3 3%
Coldplay 3 3%
Pink Floyd 3 3%
The Libertines 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 62 62%
United States 29 29%
Canada 4 4%
Ireland 2 2%
Mixed Nationality 1 1%
Sweden 1 1%
Australia 1 1%

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67/100 (from 77 votes)
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From 03/15/2020 18:31
This is a joke, right?
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From 04/18/2019 06:55
Won't rate it as it's not a members chart but Oasis no. 1! That's a really no no for me. After seeing that, I completely lost interest.
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From 08/06/2016 16:34
42 albums and 30 artists! I can't really hate this at all
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From 03/23/2016 18:40
A lot of the right albums here, but all in the wrong order. And far, far too much Beatles in the upper end.
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From 02/24/2016 06:24
This list has the worst aspects of popular lists by people who don't know.

Even if strong public radio networks allow the people of Britain to know more "cutting-edge" music than those of cloistered suburbs in Australia and Red America, this tendency has lessened since hardcore and thrash metal emerged.

Consequently, the people who voted on this are not likely to have known most of the major musical trends of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s as this was being written. They may also nto be aware of what was going on in the 1960s, despite Piero Scaruffi and David Keenan having written their essential works prior to this list's issuing.
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From 01/22/2016 18:57
Definitely Maybe at the top? Seriously?
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From 09/27/2015 00:38
Good chart.
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From 08/08/2015 23:40
Wow I just find this list really funny. The top 20 has 17 British artists and two freaking American artists. Like come on I'm sure there's more than two American albums in the top 20.
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From 01/18/2015 13:10
Wow 30 albums and 25 artists in common! Great list, order will always change between people. Someone wrote British sure do love their own? Well yeah why shouldn't we? But there's still 30 albums from the USA. Even when the States talk about music they mention all the old British bands, over their own.
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From 03/26/2014 00:03
wll i Like this one more than the Rolling Stone one, here there´s no Beatles everywhere
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