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Hot Press - 100 Greatest Albums Ever

This is in the current, April 19th (2006) dated issue, as voted for by about 150 'favourite Irish Musicians' :

'The musicians of Ireland have spoken. These are the records they have wisely deemed the hundred greatest ever made. If you run into any martians today inform them that they must immerse themselves in these discs before they can hope to understand anything about earth or humanity...'

1. The Beatles - Revolver
2. Radiohead - OK Computer
3. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
4. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
5. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Loney Hears Club Band
6. Radiohead - The Bends
7. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
8. Nirvana - Nevermind
9. The Beatles - The Beatles [White Album]
10. Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
11. U2 - The Joshua Tree
12. Blue - Joni Mitchel
13. The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks
14. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
15. The Clash - London Calling
16. Jeff Buckley - Grace
17. Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
18. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
19. Bob Dylan - Blond On Blond
20. The Beatles - Abbey Road
21. U2 - Achtung Baby
22. The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico
23. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
24. The Band - The Band
25. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
26. Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
27. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
28. Neil Young - Harvest
29. Tom Waits - Closing Time
30. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
31. Nirvana - In Utero
32. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
33. Guns N’ Roses - Appetite For Destruction
34. Pixies - Doolittle
35. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
36. Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan
37. Pixies - Surfa Rosa
38. Led Zeppelin - Iv
39. Bell x1 - Music In Mouth
40. John Matyn - Solid Air
41. Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
42. Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
43. AC/DC - Back In Black
44. Alice In Chains - Dirt
45. Arcade Fire - Funeral
46. Bjork - Debut
47. Radiohead - Kid A
48. Tom Waits - Swaordfishtrombones
49. Van Morrison - Moondance
50. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
51. Joy Division - Closer
52. Talking Heads - Remain In Light
53. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin'
54. Michael Jackson - Thriller
55. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
56. Weezer - Pinkerton
57. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue Physical Graffiti – Led Zeppelin
58. P.J. Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
59. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
60. Antony & The Johnsons - I am A Bird Now
61. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
62. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
63. Leonard Cohen - Essential Leonard Cohen
64. Nick Drake - Eive Leaves Left
65. Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour '74
66. Television - Marquee Moon
67. The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy & The Lash
68. Elliot Smith - Either / Or
69. Neil Young - After The Goldrush – 70.
70. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
71. Bob Dyan - Bringing It All Back Home
72. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
73. Husker Du - Zen Arcade
74. Johnny Cash - Man In Black
75. Led Zeppelin - 1
76. Pearl Jam - Ten
77. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
78. Super Furry Animals - Radiator
79. Coldplay - Parachutes
80. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
81. Neil Young - On The Beach
82. Nick Cave - The Boatmans Call
83. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
84. Van Morrison - It's Too Late To Stop Now
85. Sticky Fingers – The Rolling Stones
86. Bob Marley - Legend
87. Nick Cave - Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus
88. Presidents Of The United States - Presidents Of The United States
89. Rory Gallagher - Deuce
90. Roxy Music - Roxy Music
91. Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club
92. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
93. Yo La Tenga - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Out
94. Bjork - Post
95. Lucinda Williams - Car Weels On A Gravel Road
96. Nina Simone - Nina Simone & Piano
97. Planxty - Planxty
98. Rory Gallagher - Live In Europe
99. The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
100. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland

Re: Hot Press - 100 Greatest Albums Ever

ooops...just noticed an editing error at # 57 : Physical Graffiti shouldn't be there (Kind Of Blue is correct).

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Thanks Charlie!!!!

If I'm not mistaken there are three best-of's included, namely "Essential Leonard Cohen", "Man in Black" and "Legend". Is this correct?

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The Presidents of the United States?!? ("of America", by the way - that was their full name.) The goofballs from the mid-90s that did "Lump" and played, if memory serves, a four-string guitar? Really?

Otherwise, a good, typical list. Given that it's Irish, I'm shocked LIVE AND DANGEROUS isn't even higher.

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'If I'm not mistaken there are three best-of's included, namely "Essential Leonard Cohen", "Man in Black" and "Legend". Is this correct?'

Yes, correct & just to be clear : Physical Graffiti definitly isn't on the list (though, imo, it probably should).

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The Presidents of the United States?!? ("of America", by the way - that was their full name.) The goofballs from the mid-90s that did "Lump" and played, if memory serves, a four-string guitar? Really?

I wonder how many albums each musician was required to list? If only, say, 10, just a couple haphazard high spots could get PUSA in the Top 100, I suspect.

It's definitely a very bizarre choice (as well as Sheryl Crow and the weird choice of best-ofs from Cohen and Cash when they have such good single albums).

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WHERE IS PRINCE????....

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I'm glad to see Revolver at #1 Are the Beatles close to taking over the top spot on the Acclaimed Music's Top 2500 Albums of All Time list?

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OK Computer should've been #1.

Oh well, #2 is not so bad!

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Sheryl Crow?!? That's her best album probably, but it's nowhere near one of the 100 best I've ever heard...

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Do you think they meant the United States Of America, who had a "psychedelic masterpiece" in 1968 with their self-titled debut? Uncut has made a lot of that album recently.

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I just saw the list at hotpress.com, and it is actually the "Lump" boys - go figure...

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where are the doors?Marquee moon should be in the top ten.weezer,john martyn r u serious?Bell x 1 wouldnt get in my top 100 irish albums!!!

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Very good list, that.

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I'm sorry but I don't rate #5 - Sgt. Peppers at all but it's predictable for it to be on there...
Pretty good list

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good to finally see 'blood sugar sex magik' and 'ten' getting some top 100 kudos

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Musicians of Ireland. Ever heard of Steely Dan ? Wot a joke !!

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Just to mention, I'm from Ireland and Hot Press magazine is considered a joke. They're completley out of touch with the modern scene and the exclusion of Prince is no surprise for them. Incidentally they are celebrating 30 years and ran an article on the their end of year poll in '77. Several unheard of albums included but not chosen were:
Television - Marquee Moon
The Clash - The Clash
David Bowie - Low & Heroes
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express
Wire - Pink Flag
Ramones - Rocket To Russia
Talking Heads - Talking Heads '77
Iggy Pop - The Idiot
and.....
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks.

For those who criticise the list or publication, there's your ammunition.

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Good to see Van represented.

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Who gives a damn what some muppet like Paddy Casey or the Thrills like?

No Aja or Sly Stone.

Poll Automatically invalid

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Oh get real. You can't start dismissing lists just 'cos you don't like a couple of the voters & they missed a couple of your favourites. Otherwise every list becomes automatically invalid.

By the way, that's incorrect about Prince; on their all-time list in 1989 Sign 'O The Times came in 3rd & Purple Rain 26th. Sign 'O The Times was also their 2nd best of 1987.