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Top 903 albums of all time

Here in Seattle we're lucky to have one of the best radio stations in the known universe, KEXP, 90.3 FM. Lately they ran a poll asking listeners to submit their ten favorite albums of all time, and from the results they compiled the best 903 albums of all time. (And played a song from each one, in a big countdown over the course of several days.)

It's an interesting list, even if you don't agree with all the choices. For example, I'd be inclined to grumble, "Enough with the freaking Radiohead" myself, given that Radiohead scored four of the top twenty albums, tying with the Beatles. I mean, they're a good band, but equal to the Beatles? Hardly. At least, not to me.

Still, the Gothly groupie in me was pleased to see six Cure albums making the overall list. The Smiths scored five, with Morrissey getting another three. David Bowie made the list eight times; REM ten; the Beatles six. Blur got three albums on the list; Oasis only one. Haha. Guess the worthy victor won that feud.

What's this? No Monkees?? Ah, well. Browsing the list still makes me want to go CD shopping.



Oct. 12th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
No one is equal to the Beatles. There are other groups whose best work I enjoy as much as my favorite Beatles' songs, but no one can equal them for sheer impact or consistency.

The Monkees definitely should have been on it. Seriously. Headquarters and Pieces, Aquarius, Capricorn, and Jones are both awesome albums.
Oct. 12th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
High five, my man. Those are the two albums I'd rate highest for the Monkees, too. It's a shame most people simply haven't heard Monkees songs beyond "Daydream Believer" and "I'm a Believer." (So much believing.)

Also, I'd put one or two of Nesmith's solo albums on the list, but even fewer people have heard those. Except you, of course, awesome person that you are. :)
Oct. 20th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
[Blushes] Rolling Stone had called Nesmith's solo music (which was actually fairly successful in England), "The Greatest Music Never Heard."
Oct. 25th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
Interesting... You'd think it'd be most successful in, say, Texas.