Channel 4's 100 Top Albums

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  1. Sunspots

    Sunspots what's my mission now?...

    That's the spirit! :D
  2. Iam

    Iam New Member

    Of course! :oops: :D
  3. akirajoel

    akirajoel well read

    winding-up?! :eek: scarasm!?! :eek: and piss-taking? :eek: on the urban75 message boards? well... i never!

    that does it then. i'm leaving!

    <footsteps. door slams. and the clocks strike 13.>
  4. Iam

    Iam New Member

    My work here is done.

  5. dirtysanta

    dirtysanta Original Casual

    Dizzee rascal ????????? Why do this to yourself :confused:

    aphex , ill have to agree with you there but the rest is gash.

    ill call you a taxi ;)
  6. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned


    Can play some mean power chords, and they give off a lot of stage prescence. But good.... *snicker*.
  7. akirajoel

    akirajoel well read

    santa - seeing how all you like is led 'cock-rock' zepplin - why dont you go fuck off? :)

    seriously... :p
  8. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    explosions in the sky are just a diluted version sigur ros, gybe, a silver mount zion, et al.

    fans are more often than not pseudo-intellectual pretentious wankers, and other floor gazers.

    I of course am not one of these fans. I'm just a right arrogant cunt of a man :)
  9. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    I hope jimmy page pummels you a new arsehole.
  10. akirajoel

    akirajoel well read

    i thought he died?
  11. dirtysanta

    dirtysanta Original Casual

    seriously. :eek:

    anyway never said that. They are one of many "cock rock" bands on my radar. my musical tastes are more diverse that you could ever hope to be. That goes for music i make, and music i listen to.
  12. akirajoel

    akirajoel well read

    well done.

    <puts dirtysanta on the back>

    you win a cookie.

    but what bands/acts exactly do you listen to? do tell...

    *god. i am so fucking bored of selling my labour for capital. who needs food/clothes/housing anyway? answers on a postcard to: I AM BORED. :(
  13. Wolfie

    Wolfie Well-Known Member

    I just read the list

    it's not too bad as these things go - we are talking Channel 4, the British music buying public on a dull weekend in April.

    I don't know what people expect really.

    Just to add to some of the arguments - I love Radiohead's music. I don't understand the "miserable" label they get - I find a lot of it very witty and funny. Or the comparison to that overblown humourless shite Pink Floyd.
    But I don't like, or agree with on much else, most of the other people I know who like Radiohead - maybe my ears are stuck on wrong and I'm hearing a different band. :confused:

    And Akira is shaping up to be another Kaned and Unable - just wrong about nearly everything.
  14. thestraightman

    thestraightman Hand to mouth to Jaksie

    Wolfies got a point
    I would actually walk down coldharbour lane in a crotchless gimp suit for all 100 cd's. :)
  15. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Crap albums feature high up a popularly-voted-for Top 100 shock!!

    Not-the-best albums by good bands feature above their better ones shock!

    :rolleyes: :D

    Infuriatingly I can't right now activate the Channel 4 link to the full list for some unknown reason, or indeed access any other net page at all other than Urban 75 :confused: (will have to wait for techie-genius Stig to get home)

    But, from memory of last night ...

    Ignoring the chart positions, which I can do fuck all about, I was glad to see some classics there -- Blue Lines, Queen is Dead, Different Class, Exile on Main Street, Stone Roses, Mondays, Whats Going On, Screamadelica, Ziggy Stardust, London Calling (not their best but still bloody good!) ....

    Others I liked but no doubt others won't -- Paranoid, Dark Side of the Moon (not their best -- Wish You Were Here was, but I always liked Floyd anyway :D ), Led Zep IV, Blood on the Tracks ... in other words lots of obvious stuff, buts hello, it's a chart and some of us like stuff that other people like as well as the obscure 'wouldn't trouble any top 600' stuff ...

    No problem with OK Computer being No. 1 -- sooner that than U2 or some of the even blander stuff in the top reaches of that chart Dido, Coldplay BORING!!!!!! -- I've liked Radiohead for ages but I completely accept they're an acquired taste, love or hate them band.

    No problem with Nirvana being in the top 5 (?) either even though I haven't got it

    I know the presence of Beatles albums will piss off many, but I don't have any particular problem with White Album and Revolver featuring (I've gone off Sergeant Pepper much more).

    Not enough reggae, not enough better, more intelligent hip hop (not really my genre, but it's more important than reflected in that chart), no Byrds is a scandal, Different Class should have been much higher.

    Oasis are shit despite my deluded belief for about six months a decade or so ago that they weren't ....

    I also agree that Super Furries not featuring is ridiculous -- I don't understand it ...
  16. Iam

    Iam New Member

    He has got a point.

    However, I needed something to moan about and as usual, Channel Four have risen to the occasion splendidly.

  17. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Would it be exceptionally demanding of me if I asked someone to cut and paste the actual chart .... ??

    Technical problems accessing any web page/link other than Urban here, at the moment ... :mad: :(
  18. Iam

    Iam New Member

    Here you go:

    1 (7) RADIOHEAD - OK Computer
    2 (19) U2 - The Joshua Tree
    3 (8) NIRVANA - Nevermind
    4 (67) MICHAEL JACKSON - Thriller
    5 (6) PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon
    6 (14) OASIS - Definitely Maybe
    7 (1) THE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    8 (-) MADONNA - Like a Prayer
    9 (-) GUNS N' ROSES - Appetite For Destruction
    10 (3) THE BEATLES - Revolver
    11 (18) R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
    12 (10) THE BEATLES - The White Album
    13 (69) QUEEN - A Night at the Opera
    14 (-) COLDPLAY - Parachutes
    15 (5) OASIS - (What's the Story) Morning Glory
    16 (28) ALANIS MORISSETTE - Jagged Little Pill
    17 (64) LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin IV
    18 (53) THE VERVE - Urban Hymns
    19 (65) JIMI HENDRIX - Are you Experienced
    20 (15) THE SMITHS - The Queen Is Dead
    21 (81) JOHN LENNON - Imagine
    22 (4) RADIOHEAD - The Bends
    23 (-) BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS - Exodus
    24 (2) THE STONE ROSES - The Stone Roses
    25 (37) SIMON AND GARFUNKEL - Bridge Over Troubled Water
    26 (91) BJORK - Debut
    27 (70) THE DOORS - The Doors
    28 (-) ABBA - Arrival
    29 (-) MICHAEL JACKSON - Off the Wall
    30 (-) DURAN DURAN - Rio
    31 (24) SEX PISTOLS - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols
    32 (20) DAVID BOWIE - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
    33 (26) THE BEACH BOYS - Pet Sounds
    34 (51) JOY DIVISION - Closer
    35 (50) THE ROLLING STONES - Let It Bleed
    36 (48) BLUR - Parklife
    37 (-) BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Born to Run
    38 (-) BILLIE HOLIDAY - Lady Sings the Blues
    39 (-) THE WHITE STRIPES - Elephant
    40 (-) BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid
    41 (-) THE SPECIALS - Specials
    42 (38) THE ROLLING STONES - Exile on Main Street
    43 (77) FRANK SINATRA - Songs for Swingin' Lovers!
    44 (36) THE CLASH - London Calling
    45 (25) THE PRODIGY - The Fat of the Land
    46 (22) THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - The Velvet Underground and Nico
    47 (59) DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms
    48 (56) PIXIES - Doolittle
    49 (-) ARETHA FRANKLIN - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
    50 (-) THE LIBERTINES - The Libertines
    51 (-) HAPPY MONDAYS - Pills 'N' Thrills and Bellyaches
    52 (78) PATTI SMITH - Horses
    53 (-) THE WHO - Tommy
    54 (44) LOU REED - Transformer
    55 (11) BOB DYLAN - Blood on the Tracks
    56 (72) PRINCE - Sign 'o' the Times
    57 (-) DIDO - No Angel
    58 (-) AIR - Moon Safari
    59 (100) ELTON JOHN - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    60 (-) THE JAM - All Mod Cons
    61 (86) JEFF BUCKLEY - Grace
    62 (23) FLEETWOOD MAC - Rumours
    63 (-) MOBY - Play
    64 (-) RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    65 (-) THE POLICE - Synchronicity
    66 (35) JONI MITCHELL - Blue
    67 (-) CURTIS MAYFIELD - Superfly
    68 (-) ELVIS PRESLEY - The Sun Sessions
    69 (-) OUTKAST - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
    70 (34) PULP - Different Class
    71 (-) KRAFTWERK - Trans-Europe Express
    72 (21) MASSIVE ATTACK - Blue Lines
    73 (85) BECK - Odelay
    74 (52) STEVIE WONDER - Songs in the Key of Life
    75 (79) KATE BUSH - Hounds of Love
    76 (-) TALKING HEADS - Fear of Music
    77 (-) EMINEM - The Marshall Mathers LP
    78 (17) MARVIN GAYE - What's Going On
    79 (-) GEORGE MICHAEL - Faith
    80 (-) SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - The Original Movie Soundtrack
    81 (32) PRIMAL SCREAM - Screamadelica
    82 (90) JOHN COLTRANE - A Love Supreme
    83 (41) LOVE - Forever Changes
    84 (33) PAUL SIMON - Graceland
    85 (-) NICK DRAKE - Five Leaves Left
    86 (47) MEAT LOAF - Bat Out of Hell
    87 (-) DUSTY SPRINGFIELD - Dusty in Memphis
    88 (-) DE LA SOUL - 3 Feet High and Rising
    89 (-) THE STROKES - Is this It
    90 (-) MADNESS - One Step Beyond...
    91 (-) ROBBIE WILLIAMS - I've Been Expecting You
    92 (68) NEIL YOUNG - After the Gold Rush
    93 (92) PUBLIC ENEMY - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
    94 (-) BLONDIE - Parallel Lines
    95 (99) THE EAGLES - Hotel California
    96 (-) JAMES BROWN - Sex Machine
    97 (-) THE STREETS - A Grand Don't Come for Free
    98 (-) DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
    99 (-) ROD STEWART - Every Picture Tells a Story
    100 (-) The HUMAN LEAGUE - Dare!

    (Bracketed) are the positions in CH4's 1997 HMV poll.

  19. Wolfie

    Wolfie Well-Known Member


    whooops - Iam beat me to it

    spot the difference
  20. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Right, didn't bothger watching the programme because I'd just disagree with them and what do you know? I do. I have 27 of them but what planet are we living on where fucking Coldplay made the 14th best album ever? Very little hip-hop in there apart from the usual rockist's choice of PE and De La. Where the fuck are the Wu and NWA? As I said, a very rockist selection, but what do I expect from viewers of a channel which think a disabled man who's not really disabled is the funniest comedy sketch ever?
  21. dirtysanta

    dirtysanta Original Casual

    ..well if i must..cos your seem quite tearful today.. :D i dont normally do the list thing cos i i dont have a favourite out of my records, so you'll have to make do with whats in my cd changer in the motor today

    Minnie Riperton - Anthology
    Stone Roses - Second Coming
    Rage Against the machine. - Battle of Los Angeles
    Broken Family Band - Cold Water Songs
    Beastie Boys - Pauls Boutique
    DJ Shadow - Entroducing
    The Cult - Electric
    Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
    Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
    Fugazi - Repeater
  22. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    >>Stavros and other angries

    Why can't you just read the chart selectively though? I did, I accepted the limitations of a format like that -- I tried to ignore the shite as best I could, I tried to write off the bland pop as inevitable in a populist chart, I instructed myself to not get aereated when stuff I liked came less high in the rankings than stuff I didn't.

    In fact I thought there was a very reasonable percentage of classics featuring, given the limitations ....

    Cheers Iam and Wolfie for posting the full chart.

    Glad that The Specials featured, I'd forgotten them.

    On the same note it's a bit iffy to me that Madness didn't show, how popular were they for fuck sake? But I suppose they were much more a singles band.
  23. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Hounds of Love is a superb album :) :cool:
  24. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    And I'm an old dated fart :oops:
  25. Dubversion

    Dubversion Gorn Enforced Holiday

    90. MADNESS - One Step Beyond...
  26. thestraightman

    thestraightman Hand to mouth to Jaksie

    Madness did didn't they?

    I was also amazed to see that Elvis Costello produced the Specials. I always thought he was a two bit cock, I'll have to reassess now. Nobs.
  27. akirajoel

    akirajoel well read

    i think i need to eat more at work or something... :D

    its does get pretty wearing taking on the whole of the old urban crew at the same time...
  28. dirtysanta

    dirtysanta Original Casual

    just buy some decent music, that'll help you to fit in. :p
  29. Dubversion

    Dubversion Gorn Enforced Holiday

    he also produced the Pogues.
  30. dirtysanta

    dirtysanta Original Casual

    rum, sodomy and the lash i think that was

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