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The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)  

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In 1997, The Guardian, a UK daily broadsheet newspaper, published a list of the greatest albums of all time. The list was chosen by a panel of judges including artists, critics and DJ's from around the world.
(Official website: www.guardian.co.uk)

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1. New entry

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,150 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:34,758
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,434 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,842 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:144,243
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,571 votes)
Comments: 394 comments
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Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex PistolsUnited Kingdom Sex Pistols
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,057 charts
Rank in 1977:5Rank Score:27,939
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:83
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,463 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,553 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:102,940
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,458 votes)
Comments: 357 comments
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The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,545 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:55,990
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,773 votes)
Comments: 168 comments
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6. New entry

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,189 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:97,814
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,508 votes)
Comments: 265 comments
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The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2,293 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:92,061
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,647 votes)
Comments: 231 comments
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The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,394 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:103,693
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,759 votes)
Comments: 283 comments
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The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,280 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:99,102
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,987 votes)
Comments: 268 comments
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Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,165 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:36,718
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:58
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,309 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 2 2%
1960s 19 19%
1970s 40 40%
1980s 18 18%
1990s 21 21%
2000s 0 0%
2010s 0 0%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 5 5%
Bob Marley & The Wailers 4 4%
David Bowie 4 4%
The Rolling Stones 3 3%
Bob Dylan 3 3%
U2 2 2%
Led Zeppelin 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 50 50%
United States 37 37%
Jamaica 6 6%
Canada 3 3%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Ireland 2 2%

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The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever ratings

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72/100 (from 58 votes)
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05/29/2017 15:39
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From mianfei 05/11/2016 11:37
Not that bad – there is a good diversity of selections (though metal is conspicuously absent). It’s notable to see some reggae, a lot of very good soul and a good selection of most pop and rock genres.

There is though the problem of datedness of numerous selections which have proven to constitute much more popular fads than timeless classics that either had long-term impacts on the music industry or stand out as something totally unique that nobody could emulate. Examples are artists like the Verve, Oasis, Garbage and even Alanis Morrisette. If the ‘Guardian’ could have been more careful about then-recent records this could have been a good list for its type.
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85/100
From JasonZaia 01/29/2015 01:40
Very interesting list...different order.
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85/100
From thedistantship 08/22/2014 03:49
Can't argue with too much. Predictable selections but interesting order
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95/100
From Graeme2 06/22/2014 21:42
Pretty good. Predictable for a reason. If they did one now a few from the 90s would bite the dust like garbage, urban hymns and jagged little pill I would guess. Not a predictable no1 but a good one.
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Rating:  
70/100
From GandalfORiley345 03/27/2014 03:33
Well, this chart add´s The Stone Roses in a top 10
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Rating:  
80/100
From Anti 02/02/2014 02:17
Interesting to see "What's Going On?" at the top of the list!
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90/100
From tgarritsen 10/13/2013 17:23
Good list, really diverse
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70/100
From thebard73 07/15/2013 15:34
OK list. Why is Public Enemy so high?
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80/100
From Johnnyo 07/06/2013 10:53
Some great albums but the drawback to all of these types of charts is that they are far too predictable & I guess that's inevitable with the exception of the NME which tends to go completely the other way & do best of charts where every albums is onscure.
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From junodog4 02/04/2013 16:54
OK, but dated.
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