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

British Hit Singles & Albums (originally known as The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums) was a music reference book originally published in the United Kingdom. In 2004 the book became an amalgamation of two earlier Guinness publications, originally known as British Hit Singles and British Hit Albums. The publication of this amalgamation ceased in 2006. These are their best albums of all time. 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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1994
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11,721
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1967
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49,996
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1966
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56,182
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1997
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75,237
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1995
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1991
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41,817
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1989
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25,672
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1973
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70,272
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1986
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38,082
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1995
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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%
2020s 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 Smiths 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 61 61%
United States 29 29%
Canada 4 4%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Ireland 2 2%
Australia 1 1%
Sweden 1 1%
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[The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME was founded in 1977 and disbanded in 2006.]

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66/100 (from 85 votes)
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From 10/18/2020 08:15
2 albums by Oasis in the top 5, and 2 albums by The Libertines = irrelevant chart. People thinking about what was popular at the time, and forgetting everything else, does not make a worthwhile chart of any significance.
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From 07/29/2020 16:42
I wpuld say that Morning Glory is the best Oasis album, so I can't seem to think why Definitly Maybe is even close to the top with beautfully created albums like Nevermind and Darkside of the moon are below it. Apart from this I think it gives a good representation of the Greatest 100 albums.
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80/100
From 07/09/2020 17:43
Number 1 should definitely notbe and there are some early 2000's albums here that were current at the time of the vote and should not be there. Exactly half of these albums are in the BEA over-all chart so it's not as bad as some voted charts I've seen.
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50/100
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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100/100
From 08/06/2016 16:34
42 albums and 30 artists! I can't really hate this at all
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60/100
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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