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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 04:45 pm (UTC)
My personal pet peeve aside from the Radiohead one --
Neutral Milk Hotel -- In The Aeroplane Over The Sea.

This is the BIGGEST over-rated indie rock outfit there and about. Please, please, please -- I wish lay people would stop citing what an effing genius Jeff Mangum is. True, it is an innovative album in the form of composition. However, we have Magnum to thsnk for every overwrought indie concept album in existence since 1998 (including my own beloved Decemberists ego piece that is known as "The Crane Wife"). He is the Harper Lee of indie rock without the staying power.
Oct. 12th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Heheh. I never realized till this poll how wildly popular NMH was. I find their songs catchy, but have never been grabbed quite enough by them to buy the album. Odd, what the public will seize upon, in neglect of other worthy stuff.