Check out this article, The Beatles Top Album Poll, to see the top ten albums of all time as voted by the British public. While I, no doubt, would have had a different list, I think they came up with a list that I think has some merit. Here is their top ten
1. Sgt Pepper - Beatles
2. Thriller - Michael Jackson
3. Joshua Tree - U2
4. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
5. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
6. Revolver - Beatles
7. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkle
8. Abbey Road - Beatles
9. A Night at the Opera - Queen
10. The Beatles (White Album) - Beatles
The people in Britain seem to be as old as I am. I find it hard to quarrel with any list with FOUR Bealtes albums in the top ten. I also find it hard to quarrel with any of these choices and while you won't find Thriller in my collection I can see how it got there.
It would also be disengenous of me to complain about only one U2 album making the list (because it would bump one of the Beatles albums out) but one has to wonder where Achtung Baby ended up and the article which I found (with only the top ten listed) says that Madonna's Confessions on a Dancefloor was the only recent album to make the top 100. So where is How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb??? I think that one ought to be there too but, then again, I'm not British.
9 months ago