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The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)  

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The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,910 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:74,379
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,170 votes)
Comments: 204 comments
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RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,806 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:143,218
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,523 votes)
Comments: 388 comments
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Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,348 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:40,303
Rank in 1970s13Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,792 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,859 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:65,470
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,304 votes)
Comments: 230 comments
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The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,359 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:102,752
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,722 votes)
Comments: 280 comments
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Different ClassUnited Kingdom Pulp
Year of Release:1995Appears in:654 charts
Rank in 1995:4Rank Score:15,288
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  81/100 (761 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,527 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:55,514
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,749 votes)
Comments: 168 comments
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DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,994 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:79,533
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,242 votes)
Comments: 232 comments
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The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,257 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:98,784
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,949 votes)
Comments: 264 comments
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Definitely MaybeUnited Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:961 charts
Rank in 1994:3Rank Score:28,466
Rank in 1990s16Overall Rank:80
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,472 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 1 1%
1960s 16 16%
1970s 27 27%
1980s 16 16%
1990s 26 26%
2000s 12 12%
2010s 2 2%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 5 5%
The Rolling Stones 4 4%
The Smiths 4 4%
David Bowie 4 4%
Bob Dylan 4 4%
Radiohead 3 3%
The Clash 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 49 49%
United States 40 40%
Canada 5 5%
Germany 2 2%
Ireland 1 1%
France 1 1%
Mixed Nationality 1 1%
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From thirstyDog 03/13/2018 20:39
Interesting choices...
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From Jbalbinolr 11/22/2017 19:19
I don´t like the ranking that much, but even I have to admit that it has a couple of surprises.
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From HeyItIsWilliam 07/04/2017 18:38
More of a generic list than they're 2003 list, but still alright.
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From desh79 01/02/2017 12:30
Different Class and Let England Shake being as high as they are a classic case of "Good, but not THAT good", plus the NME's love affair with the Arctic Monkeys was always slightly over-the-top.
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From LedZep 12/11/2016 15:27
Pretty much the hipster chart. Not bad, but definitely not an objective chart
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From LimpLimbs 11/19/2016 12:18
"Different Class" is 500 ranks too high in this list. And the rest also needs a better order.
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From YikYak 08/06/2016 16:30
Much better than any Rolling Stone or Billboard chart!
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From FragStainz 04/16/2016 14:12
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From Musicslave 03/09/2016 18:57
I feel like NME decided to draw album names out of a hat for their order of these albums. They are all great albums, but the listing is all over the place.
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From mianfei 02/16/2016 08:14
Having become experienced with “best albums” lists ever since I read Joe S. Harrington’s Top 100 Albums on Blastitude between 2001 and 2003, I can only take this list – no doubt an attempted riposte to ‘Rolling Stone’’s list published in 2003 and updated in 2012 – with a grain of salt.\r\n\r\nWhat Harrington and David Keenan have long proved to me is the danger of compiling lists from people whose knowledge of musical history is based on charts or mainstream newspapers. Especially after the restriction of commercial radio playlists during the Carter Era, the mainstream press has not been aware of cutting-edge musical trends, and living in outer suburban Melbourne I was no more exposed thereto than a strictly cloistered religious would be. Despite Harrington and Keenan having genuine gaps in their knowledge, they demonstrated to me that the music I was exposed to as a child was derivative and of only short-term value.\r\n\r\nThere is no doubt that there are far too many omissions from this list – on amazon.com I put a guide to discuss the issue.
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