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This topic contains 16 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  Skyclad 12 years, 5 months ago.

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  • #4018

    boadle
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  • #20113

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    and while on the subject of radiohead, did anyone see top 100 greatest albums last night on Channel 4? ok computer was no.1

  • #20120

    boadle
    Participant

    I find those ‘Hundred Best…’ shows absolutely frustrating. Where do their figures come from? Pundits? Journalists? The public?

    OK Computer my eye.

  • #20131

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    ok Computer rocks! it comes from a survey of 400,000 people

  • #20132

    boadle
    Participant

    I agree, it is a very good album.

    My point, however, is that people have short awareness spans of popular culture.

    There is also the question of what constitutes ‘greatness’ in a subjective area like taste? Technical ability? Cultural impact? Record sales? Impact on following bands?

    I would imagine that ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’,
    ‘Pet Sounds’, ‘Revolver’, ‘Kind of Blue’ and ‘The Doors’ (to name 5 examples off the top of my head) all fulfilled these criteria more than ‘OK Computer’.

  • #20133

    boadle
    Participant

    To put it in some kind of perspective, Rolling Stone magazine ranks ‘OK Computer’ at number 162.

  • #20134

    boadle
    Participant

    As an amusing aside, one of my more self-interested colleagues saw me looking at the Rolling Stone list , and without invitation, proceeded to inform me, in traditional schoolyard ‘Got / Need’ fashion, which of those albums he owned. I left my desk at No. 125.

    Sometimes I feel I am living in Ricky Gervais’ wonderful sit-com.

  • #20136

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    http://www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/microsites/G/greatest/albums/results.html

    thats the full list, the last time this was done was for years ago, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was no.1 (6th and revolver is 10th)….and if i remember robbie williams was in the top 10 (now 91 is his highest) and the bends was 9 or 10 (now 22)

    6th OASIS – Definitely Maybe what a pile of shite and blur only album is parklife at 36!

    when this poll was last made ok Computer (i think it was way down in th 30/40s) was only out 2 years, its aged well, for me its my most listen to album in my life

    …. ok im bais im a huge radiohead fan

  • #20137

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    31. SEX PISTOLS – Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols

    31 – what????

  • #20140

    Dermy
    Participant

    You can smell their target demographic off that list…

  • #20141

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Aye! what happened the classic british rock groups? Iron Maiden! Nowhere! Cradle of Filth! Nowhere!! Paradise Lost!!! Nary a whisper!!! And as for Skyclad!!! Its a travesty I tell you.

    Dave

  • #20142

    gizmo
    Participant

    These polls are usually a pile of rubbish and I never watch them, I made the mistake once and left the lving room utterly frustrated (read: pissed off).

    Looking at the list though it seems C3 have outdone themselves yet again…

    14 – COLDPLAY – Parachutes
    16 – ALANIS MORISSETTE – Jagged Little Pill
    18 – THE VERVE – Urban Hymns

    plus the likes of Dido and The Strokes in there…pure…unadulterated…rubbish…

    Plus even though I still have a soft spot for Oasis, two of their albums in the Top 20 is a joke.

    Also, now I may be abit biased, but did you ever notice that theres never one metal album in those charts? (Black Sabbath excluded of course)

  • #20143

    boadle
    Participant

    These polls are usually a pile of rubbish and I never watch them[/quote:e608b5b7a2]

    Sounds like good advice.

  • #20146

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Aye! what happened the classic british rock groups? Iron Maiden! Nowhere! Cradle of Filth! Nowhere!! Paradise Lost!!! Nary a whisper!!! And as for Skyclad!!! Its a travesty I tell you.

    Dave [/quote:6169316b93]

    Finally explaining some of the meanings behind that name in public eh Kearney!!!! Have you been at the bottle again? ;)

  • #20147

    Ronny
    Participant

    There’s Something About Mary was on so obviously I didn’t bother to watch yet another ‘complete definitive top 100’ show. The only part I caught was Black Sabbath. Can’t find it in me to respect them after a certain television show featuring the singer.

    Finally explaining some of the meanings behind that name in public eh Kearney!!!! Have you been at the bottle again? ;) [/quote:afd3e4dc3c]
    Before I met Dave I had all sorts of horrible images of what he looks like with a name like Skyclad. ;)

  • #20150

    Pete
    Participant

    Anyway, everyone knows the best album ever is “Ten” by Pearl Jam. Followed closely by “Looking for Freedom” by David Hasselhoff.

  • #20151

    Skyclad
    Participant

    From Spiral Dance
    Being Skyclad…establishes a closeness and honesty among coveners and is a sign that a witches loyalty is to the truth before any ideology or any comforting illusions.[/quote:c3b4977984]

    Why, what did you expect me to look like?

    Dave

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