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as voted for by channel 4 viewers. i've been wondering whether it was a repeat, but i'll post it anyway. (sorry, the numbers don't seem to appear, but you get the idea).

1 RADIOHEAD - OK Computer

2 U2 - The Joshua Tree

3 NIRVANA - Nevermind

4 MICHAEL JACKSON - Thriller

# PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon

# OASIS - Definitely Maybe

# THE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

# MADONNA - Like a Prayer

# GUNS N' ROSES - Appetite For Destruction

# THE BEATLES - Revolver

# R.E.M. - Automatic for the People

# THE BEATLES - The White Album

# QUEEN - A Night at the Opera

# COLDPLAY - Parachutes

# OASIS - (What's the Story) Morning Glory

# ALANIS MORISSETTE - Jagged Little Pill

# LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin IV

# THE VERVE - Urban Hymns

# JIMI HENDRIX - Are you Experienced

# THE SMITHS - The Queen Is Dead

# JOHN LENNON - Imagine

# RADIOHEAD - The Bends

# BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS - Exodus

# THE STONE ROSES - The Stone Roses

# SIMON AND GARFUNKEL - Bridge Over Troubled Water

# BJORK - Debut

# THE DOORS - The Doors

# ABBA - Arrival

# MICHAEL JACKSON - Off the Wall

# DURAN DURAN - Rio

# SEX PISTOLS - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols

# DAVID BOWIE - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

# THE BEACH BOYS - Pet Sounds

# JOY DIVISION - Closer

# THE ROLLING STONES - Let It Bleed

# BLUR - Parklife

# BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Born to Run

# BILLIE HOLIDAY - Lady Sings the Blues

# THE WHITE STRIPES - Elephant

# BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid

# THE SPECIALS - Specials

# THE ROLLING STONES - Exile on Main Street

# FRANK SINATRA - Songs for Swingin' Lovers!

# THE CLASH - London Calling

# THE PRODIGY - The Fat of the Land

# THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - The Velvet Underground and Nico

# DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms

# PIXIES - Doolittle

# ARETHA FRANKLIN - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

# THE LIBERTINES - The Libertines

# HAPPY MONDAYS - Pills 'N' Thrills and Bellyaches

# PATTI SMITH - Horses

# THE WHO - Tommy

# LOU REED - Transformer

# BOB DYLAN - Blood on the Tracks

# PRINCE - Sign 'o' the Times

# DIDO - No Angel

# AIR - Moon Safari

# ELTON JOHN - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

# THE JAM - All Mod Cons

# JEFF BUCKLEY - Grace

# FLEETWOOD MAC - Rumours

# MOBY - Play

# RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

# THE POLICE - Synchronicity

# JONI MITCHELL - Blue

# CURTIS MAYFIELD - Superfly

# ELVIS PRESLEY - The Sun Sessions

# OUTKAST - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

# PULP - Different Class

# KRAFTWERK - Trans-Europe Express

# MASSIVE ATTACK - Blue Lines

# BECK - Odelay

# STEVIE WONDER - Songs in the Key of Life

# KATE BUSH - Hounds of Love

# TALKING HEADS - Fear of Music

# EMINEM - The Marshall Mathers LP

# MARVIN GAYE - What's Going On

# GEORGE MICHAEL - Faith

# SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - The Original Movie Soundtrack

# PRIMAL SCREAM - Screamadelica

# JOHN COLTRANE - A Love Supreme

# LOVE - Forever Changes

# PAUL SIMON - Graceland

# NICK DRAKE - Five Leaves Left

# MEAT LOAF - Bat Out of Hell

# DUSTY SPRINGFIELD - Dusty in Memphis

# DE LA SOUL - 3 Feet High and Rising

# THE STROKES - Is this It

# MADNESS - One Step Beyond...

# ROBBIE WILLIAMS - I've Been Expecting You

# NEIL YOUNG - After the Gold Rush

# PUBLIC ENEMY - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

# BLONDIE - Parallel Lines

# THE EAGLES - Hotel California

# JAMES BROWN - Sex Machine

# THE STREETS - A Grand Don't Come for Free

# DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels

# ROD STEWART - Every Picture Tells a Story

# The HUMAN LEAGUE - Dare!

oh, and i don't want to hear hate comments about radiohead now. it was voted by viewers, not music critics. and all of the artists that did commentary for the show said they love it and it is definitely one the best albums ever.

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actually, it was quite funny to hear what other artists like. for example, did you know ozzy really likes the "nevermind the bollocks" and "dark side of the moon"? that michael stipe was friends with kurt cobain? and slash likes the beatles and radiohead!

so here's what i'm planning to buy based on that list:

~ The Beatles; Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

~ The Beatles; Revolver

~ REM; Automatic for the People

~the Beatles; White Album

~ Led Zeppelin; Led Zeppelin IV

~ Bruce Springsteen; Born to Run

~ Air; Moon Safari

~ Love; Forever Changes

~ Nick Drake:Five Leaves Left

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I have 39 but I had some more which must have been swallowed by the black hole.

Adict, you´re right, I remember when I came to Spain thirty years ago, Lynyrd Skynnyrd were quite popular (not that much in France though...) their main group of fans is among the heavy metal fans... don´t ask me why... ::

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there was a cool quote in the program, i think it was johnny marr or noel galagher, it was along the lines of-maybe only 60 people bought "the velvet underground", but those 60 people went on to form great bands!

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I have 39 but I had some more which must have been swallowed by the black hole.

Adict, you´re right, I remember when I came to Spain thirty years ago, Lynyrd Skynnyrd were quite popular (not that much in France though...) their main group of fans is among the heavy metal fans... don´t ask me why... ::

Well, some of their music is good hard rock music, but nothing you can bang your head to. I think maybe the heavy metal fans just didn't have enough to choose from as the genre was still pretty fresh during those years. I would think they would follow Led Zeppelin more than Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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Funny thing, heavy metal fans didn´t like Led Zeppelin that much in Spain... must be LZ weren´t THAT heavy for them... while Lynyrd Snynyrd had all the far west legend (I talk about Spain...) and were less "classy", let´s say, than LZ... LZ were somehow the "crème de la crème"... it was funny for me discovering how they had mixed knowledge and feelings about music...

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I've got 38 of them but within that 38 are several that I've got but don't actually like. I wouldn't pee on Coldplay if they were on fire, Oasis are wildly over rated and I can't believe the Strokes crawled in (Tom Petty must be livid.)

I had 'Pronounced Leh-nard Skeh-nard' and thought it was pretty cool....but now Freebird drives me mad.

Personally I think all four of Zeps first albums were contenders, especially Zep 2 (although my favourite is Zep 1)

Lizzy...Live and Dangerous would've been in there if I'd done the list.

All good fun though....opinions, opinions... ::

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