Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)

Channel 4 is a television broadcaster in the United Kingdom and started broadcasting in 1982. The Channel 4 panel of music industry experts selected 125 classic albums for the listeners to chose from. The list was broadcasted on Sunday April 17th 2005.
(Official website: www.channel4.com)

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1997
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1973
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 2 2%
1960s 14 14%
1970s 36 36%
1980s 19 19%
1990s 22 22%
2000s 7 7%
2010s 0 0%
2020s 0 0%
Country Albums %


United Kingdom 47 47%
United States 41 41%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Canada 3 3%
Iceland 1 1%
Sweden 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%

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70/100 (from 72 votes)
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35/100
From 03/15/2019 02:02
Whilst it is interesting to have the public rather than mere music critics compile a list, the methodology is flawed.

Firstly, having the station make the choices would exclude many whole genres that may have been popular with certain sections of the British public at the time. Second – as I love to emphasise – the public is not likely to know as much about music as a small number of specialised critics or even musicians do.
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From 04/19/2017 14:31
Not a fan of the methodology. The critics choose 125 personal favourites and the viewers rank. Are the viewers that dumb they can't come up with their own albums?
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From 01/02/2017 12:48
The list has some oddities (Madonna, Dido), but it's actually not as bad as I remember it (I distinctly recall cursing at the television more than once).
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From 07/06/2016 09:54
Some bizarre choices. Hard to take seriously.
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100/100
From 01/15/2015 10:26
This is a great unbiased public view of what British people think. Why I always go with public votes and not one's made up by magazines. OK computer has to be top, but now I think Radiohead have Kid A and In Rainbows should be in there. The Beatles always have too many up the top for me, but can't argue with the public. As this is 2005 I think that Muse and some other albums would make the list in the future.
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From 06/23/2014 06:55
A good representation of what the genral public consider great which is why you get dire straits queen Coldplay and madonna high in list. Fair enough. This to me makes it quite interesting compared to a list compiled by some trendy mag.
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From 03/27/2014 03:35
Appetite and Joshua, for my are okey, but Madonna, Really
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30/100
From 12/01/2013 17:20
Oh, 28 albums in common! Great, that should be ... oh my god ... what ... what is this? Seriously all 35 points here are for One Step Beyond because no one has that on a chart, but what on earth is the rest of this doing here? I mean, yeah, 27 other albums are goo, but basically the entire rest of the chart is just ... just garbage.
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From 11/03/2013 23:50
You can clearly see this is 80's list
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From 09/10/2013 15:16
U2, Michael Jackson, Oasis, Madonna, and Guns n Roses all above REVOLVER? Seriously?

This may be the worst recognized list I've ever seen.
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