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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 03:16 am (UTC)
It's a crime that the Zombies' Odessey and Oracle isn't on there. If you love great British Invasion/Britpop at all, you need to own this album.
Oct. 12th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
Agreed on that one.
Oct. 12th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
I've wish-listed it at both the library and Amazon. Sounds like my kind of thing!