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Re: (TV) Well, how about that?
It's interesting that Revolver seems to have taken over as the critics'
favourite Beatles album these days -- I've seen several other polls
where it's come way above Sgt Pepper. Personally I'd go for Abbey Road
if you have to have one.
OK Computer is dismal. Not even Radiohead's least bad album. I always
thought Exile On Main Street was incredibly over-rated too -- Jagger and
Richards seem to have forgotten how to write songs by the time they got
around to making that one. I've never really 'got' Van Morrison, either.
& to me the Clash always sound as though they were faking it, compared
to bands like the Pistols or the Adverts.
I think if I were responsible for the top 10 then it would definitely
feature the Kinks (either Village Green, Arthur, or Face To Face With...
or perhaps all of them!), Ziggy Stardust, Nick Drake's Bryter Layter,
The Only Ones Live and (these days) Pulp's Different Class and XTC's
Apple Venus volume 1. And it definitely wouldn't feature anything by the
Smiths. So there.
> Makes a change from Sergeant Pepper being number one I suppose.........and
> if I thought the Velvets were overrated don't get me onto the Fab 4.
> Who voted for Radiohead? I would have thought anyone listening to one of
> their albums would have committed suicide by the end of side one.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Keith Allison" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2000 9:07 PM
> Subject: (TV) Well, how about that?
> > This month's Q Magazine list the 100 Greatest British Album Ever.
> > Top six are:
> > 1. Revolver
> > 2. OK Computer
> > 3. Exile on Main Steret
> > 4. London Calling
> > 5. A Hard Day's Night
> > 6. Astral Weeks
> > Any thoughts about this? Any arguments?
> > (At least they didn't put Sgt Pepper at No. 1, so someone was using
> > their brain)
> > Revolver, they say, "combines an astonishing mix of styles with a
> > weirdly consistent sense of purpose". Can't argue with that).
> > Regards
> > Keith
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> > Keith Allison
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