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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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21. New entry

Definitely MaybeUnited Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:982 charts
Rank in 1994:3Rank Score:28,820
Rank in 1990s16Overall Rank:80
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,502 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2,897 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:147,518
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,558 votes)
Comments: 374 comments
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23. New entry

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:944 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:21,704
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,166 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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24. New entry

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,519 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:57,859
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,888 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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25. New entry

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,497 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:54,440
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,860 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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26. New entry

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,397 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:37,715
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,681 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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27. New entry

Let It BleedUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,345 charts
Rank in 1969:4Rank Score:39,845
Rank in 1960s14Overall Rank:53
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,624 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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28. New entry

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,944 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:75,203
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,219 votes)
Comments: 212 comments
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29. New entry

Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,158 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:32,019
Rank in 1960s17Overall Rank:69
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,510 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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30. New entry

Are You ExperiencedUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,668 charts
Rank in 1967:4Rank Score:54,637
Rank in 1960s11Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,961 votes)
Comments: 129 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%
David Bowie 4 4%
Bob Marley & The Wailers 4 4%
The Rolling Stones 3 3%
Bob Dylan 3 3%
The Clash 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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73/100 (from 59 votes)
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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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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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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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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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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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