Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Beatles Top Album Poll

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.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

McCartney's piano at the beginning of Revolution 9. Paul did feel a bit 'left out' of the loop on that track though.

sincerely,
pete best

jimmy said...

The list was the top 100 albums that had made #1 in the UK. That's why Achtung Baby, Dark Side of the Moon, and Ziggy Stardust didn't make the list (though they're all given honorable mentions on the "Best of the Rest" list). The link can be found here.

Personally, I have a few issues with the list. I think OK Computer should have been higher than #27, I think Jagged Little Pill should have been much lower than #16, and I also think Abbey Road is twice the album Sgt. Pepper's is.