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Q Magazine's top 30 albums of the last 25 years

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To celebrate 25 years of Q magazine they have published their top 30 albums of the last 25 years. Not sure what it says about me or about Q magazine and its readers but I have 26 of the 30.

 

30. Loveless - My Bloody Valentine

29. Automatic For The People - R.E.M.

28. Urban Hymns - The Verve

27. Appetite For Destruction - Guns 'N' Roses

26. Origin Of Symmetry - Muse

25. Demon Days - Gorillaz

24. Only By The Night - Kings Of Leon

23. In Rainbows - Radiohead

22. Absolution - Muse

21. The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers

20. American Idiot - Green Day

19. Funeral - Arcade Fire

18. Kid A - Radiohead

17. Hot Fuss - The Killers

16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel

15. White Blood Cells - The White Stripes

14. Screamadelica - Primal Scream

13. Parklife - Blur

12. A Rush Of Blood To The Head – Coldplay

11. Is This It - The Strokes

10. Black Holes And Revelations – Muse

9. Achtung Baby - U2

8. The Bends - Radiohead

7. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

6. The Joshua Tree - U2

5. Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys

4. Definitely Maybe - Oasis

3. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis

2. Nevermind - Nirvana

1. OK Computer – Radiohead

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You beat me, tagesmann. I only possess 24, mainly because I think Muse massively over-rated.

 

I bought Q's first issue back in 1986 (Paul McCartney was on the cover as I recall) and have read it throughout its life. I think it is now my favourite music journal, although I found some of its competitors which have come and gone (Select, RIP) more readable.

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29. Automatic For The People - R.E.M.

27. Appetite For Destruction - Guns 'N' Roses

24. Only By The Night - Kings Of Leon

17. Hot Fuss - The Killers

13. Parklife - Blur

10. Black Holes And Revelations – Muse

9. Achtung Baby - U2

8. The Bends - Radiohead

6. The Joshua Tree - U2

2. Nevermind - Nirvana

I personally own these, but hubby owns a good few more than me, notably Radiohead's later output.

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20. American Idiot - Green Day

19. Funeral - Arcade Fire

16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel

11. Is This It - The Strokes

9. Achtung Baby - U2

7. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

4. Definitely Maybe - Oasis

3. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis

 

I was an avid Q reader (along with Record Collector) for many years, but stopped about 15 years ago. I rarely buy magazines at all these days, I'm afraid, I tend to use the internet to satisfy my need for information. Plus 50 or so music reference books.

 

My favourite albums of the last 25 years would have to include Nanci Griffith's Storms, World Party's Goodbye Jumbo, Inspiral Carpets' Life, the Cowboy Junkies' Black Eyed Man, k d lang's Ingenue and Led Zeppelin's How The West Was Won.

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My favourite albums of the last 25 years would have to include Nanci Griffith's Storms.
I love that album!

 

I used to read Q when it first came out. I prefer Mojo now but don't buy more than a couple of copies a year.

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Very surprised to see Neutral Milk Hotel at No 16 - it seems very out of place in what is otherwise a very "obvious" list.

 

Together with Midlake's "The Trials of Van Occupanther" it would be in my Top 2.

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wow, i own 4, all radiohead's

 

the other acts on the list are not of interest to me.

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