100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006) United Kingdom

Q was a popular music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom. These are their best albums of all time. Q is a music and entertainment magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom. In 2006, Q compiled their definitive list of the 100 Best Albums Of All Time.
(Official website: https://www.qthemusic.com)

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Year of Release:
1997
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76,377
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Year of Release:
1995
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33,130
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Year of Release:
1991
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42,294
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Year of Release:
1966
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56,795
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1994
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11,902
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1989
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25,760
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1992
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20,437
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Year of Release:
1995
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18,827
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Year of Release:
1991
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12,851
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2000
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51,121
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Total albums: 100. Page 1 of 10

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100 Greatest Albums Ever composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 1 1%
1960s 15 15%
1970s 25 25%
1980s 15 15%
1990s 32 32%
2000s 12 12%
2010s 0 0%
2020s 0 0%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 5 5%
Radiohead 4 4%
Bob Dylan 3 3%
David Bowie 3 3%
R.E.M. 3 3%
U2 3 3%
Pink Floyd 3 3%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 50 50%
United States 40 40%
Ireland 3 3%
Canada 2 2%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Germany 1 1%
Jamaica 1 1%
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Live? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

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Year charts

TitleSourceTypePublishedCountry
Q Albums of the Year 2019Q2019 year chart2019United Kingdom
Q Albums of the Year 2018Q2018 year chart2018United Kingdom
Q Albums of the Year 2017Q2017 year chart2017United Kingdom
Q Albums of the Year 2016Q2016 year chart2016United Kingdom
Q Albums of the Year 2015Q2015 year chart2015United Kingdom
Q Albums of the Year 2014Q2014 year chart2014United Kingdom
Q Albums of the Year 2013Q2013 year chart2013United Kingdom
Q Albums of the Year 2011Q2011 year chart2011United Kingdom
Q Albums of the Year 2010Q2010 year chart2010United Kingdom
Q Albums of the Year 2009Q2009 year chart2009United Kingdom
Q Albums of the Year 2008Q2008 year chart2008United Kingdom
Q Albums of the Year 2007Q2007 year chart2007United Kingdom
Q Albums of the Year 2006Q2006 year chart2006United Kingdom
Q Albums of the Year 2005Q2005 year chart2005United Kingdom
Q Albums of the Year 2004Q2004 year chart2004United Kingdom
Q Albums of the Year 2003Q2003 year chart2003United Kingdom

Decade charts

TitleSourceTypePublishedCountry
The 100 Greatest Albums Of The '90sQ1990s decade chart2015United Kingdom
50 Best Albums of the '70sQ1970s decade chart1998United Kingdom

Overall charts

TitleSourceTypePublishedCountry
Top 100 Greatest Music AlbumsQ1997United Kingdom
100 Greatest Albums EverQ2006United Kingdom
100 Greatest Albums EverQ2003United Kingdom

[Q was founded in 1986 and disbanded in 2020.]

100 Greatest Albums Ever ratings

Average Rating: 
69/100 (from 114 votes)
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From 10/26/2023 08:35
Great list, a throw back to the year it was voted by the Q readers.
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From 03/28/2022 18:44
Two Oasis albums in the top 10?? Jeeeesus
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15/100
From 03/15/2019 01:44
This list is just like any readers’ list. It is clear that, even if most magazine readers get over purely pop fads, they still ignore much of what goes on outside of commercial and public radio.

Even so, there are a lot of awful pop fads here, like Travis, the Verve, Coldplay and Blur who could easily have been replaced by much more listenable and original bands from either the 1990s themselves or to expand beyond the staple ‘Kind of Blue’ in the jazz field.
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50/100
From 09/04/2018 14:27
Not a *terrible* list, just terribly uneven. Which is usually what happens when you let the general public vote on something like this; not saying this is a bad thing or a good thing. It just is.
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80/100
From 05/21/2018 10:00
This chart is the result of voting so there will be some 'awkwardness'. I agree a properly balanced chart is unlikely to have the top two places by the same artist, (like my chart). My chart is not balanced in any way. A chart voted for by the general public cannot be spread evenly across artist/decades etc.
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90/100
From 11/16/2017 12:59
excellent list
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15/100
From 05/03/2017 12:07
Don't see the point in regurgitating someone else's chart so despite a lot of good entries, has to be scored very low I'm afraid.
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15/100
From 04/04/2017 09:32
Very narrow minded, you just can't be taken seriously if you put 2 albums by the same artist as top 2 albums ever. Also some terrible choices imo
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From 08/06/2016 16:33
Great list! Nothing solely for popularity! *cough, cough Billboard *cough
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From 02/24/2016 06:17
People say Q is a less stereotyped magazine than the other big rock journals, but this list does not show it at all.

The same defects of focus on UK bands and neglect of such post-punk trends as hardcore, industrial, thrash metal, rap, dream pop, post-rock are as evident as in any other major-magazine list.

More than that, there are no true surprises among the pre-punk selections, and little jazz apart from the "big five" (and of those only Davis).
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