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Guardian - Guardian writers' favourite albums ever

Postby hectorthebat » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:32 pm

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicb ... difference

Beach Boys: Endless Summer
Arcade Fire: Funeral
Good Will Hunting: Original Soundtrack
Belle & Sebastian: If You're Feeling Sinister
Madonna: Madonna
The Hold Steady: Separation Sunday
The Modern Lovers: The Modern Lovers (two votes)
Ramones: Leave Home
AC/DC: Powerage
The Byrds: The Notorious Byrd Brothers
Joy Division: Closer (three votes)
Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures
The Stone Roses: The Stone Roses (two votes)
The Durutti Column: LC
David Bowie: Low
Nick Drake: Five Leaves Left
Red House Painters: II
Black Uhuru: Dub Factor
Michael Brook: Live at the Aquarium
Miles Davis: In a Silent Way
Buffalo Tom: Buffalo Tom
Slint: Spiderland
Ramones: End of the Century
Hüsker Dü: Zen Arcade (two votes)
Leatherface: Mush
Pulp: His'n'Hers
Van Morrison: Astral Weeks (three votes)
Roxy Music: Manifesto
Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am...
The Clash: London Calling (two votes)
Cabaret: Original Broadway Cast Recording
Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand
EPMD: Strictly Business
John Mayer: Continuum
Nas: Illmatic (two votes)
REM: Lifes Rich Pageant (two votes)
Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band: The Wild, the Innocent and the E-Street Shuffle
Television: Marquee Moon
The Velvet Underground & Nico: The Velvet Underground & Nico (three votes)
David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars
Throwing Muses: Throwing Muses
Lou Reed: Transformer
Radiohead: Kid A (three votes)
The Beatles: Abbey Road (two votes)
R Stevie Moore: Thoroughly Years
Pulp: Different Class
Blackstar: Mos Def and Talib Kweli are...
Bliss n Eso: Flying Colours
Blackalicious: Blazing Arrow
Zubz: Headphone Music in a Parallel World
Yes: Close to the Edge
The Rolling Stones: Black and Blue
Lindstrøm: Where You Go I Go Too
Leonard Cohen: Live in London
Ramones: Ramones
The Beatles: Please Please Me
Prince: Purple Rain
The Libertines: Up the Bracket
Hole: Live Through This
Blur: The Best of Blur
Lambchop: Nixon
The Strokes: Is This It (two votes)
The Sea and Cake: Everybody
Cee-Lo Green: … Is The Soul Machine
Yo La Tengo: And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
Cannibal Ox: The Cold Vein
Microphones: The Glow, Part 2
Dizzee Rascal: Boy In Da Corner
Burial: Untrue
The-Dream: Love King
Chic: Risque
The Radio Dept: Pet Grief
Drake: Thank Me Later
Flaming Lips: At War With the Mystics
The Carpenters: 1969-73
Cornershop: When I Was Born For The Seventh Time
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci: How I Long To Feel That Summer In My Heart
Tom Waits: Raindogs
Midlake: The Trials Of Van Occupanther
Aaliyah: Aaliyah
Tori Amos: From The Choirgirl Hotel
Michael Mayer: Fabric 13
Trina: Diamond Princess
Joni Mitchell: The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (two votes)
New Order: Technique
Super Furry Animals: Rings Around The World
Sigur Rós: ( )
Mercury Rev: Deserter's Songs
The Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs (three votes)
Eels: Electroshock Blues
Regina Spektor: Soviet Kitsch
Tom Waits: Blood Money
The Orb: Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
Public Enemy: It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
Kate Bush: Hounds Of Love
David Bowie: Hunky Dory
Various Artists: Classic Balearic Mastercuts Vol 1
Michael Head and the Strands: The Magical World of the Strands
Stevie Wonder: Innervisions
Talking Heads: The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
The Wailers: Soul Revolutionaries
The La's: The La's
Colleen: The Golden Morning Breaks
New Order: Power, Corruption and Lies
Kraftwerk: Radioactivity
David Bowie: Hunky Dory
Constantines: Shine A Light
Kinks: Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround
Pavement: Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Deep Purple: Machine Head
Britney Spears: Blackout
Michael Jackson: Bad
Björk: Homogenic
Sly and the Family Stone: There's a Riot Goin' On
Luna: Penthouse
DJ DB, History of Our World Pt. 1: Breakbeat & Jungle Ultramix
Triple R: Friends
Marshall Crenshaw: Field Day
The Reigning Sound: Too Much Guitar
Hot Snakes: Automatic Midnight
Fugazi: Repeater
Pavement: Slanted and Enchanted (two votes)
Van Morrison: His Band and the Street Choir
The Clash: The Story of the Clash
Ellen Allien: Berlinette
D'Angelo: Voodoo
Dusty Springfield: Dusty In Memphis
Isaac Hayes: Hot Buttered Soul
Rod Stewart: Every Picture Tells a Story
Van Morrison: St Dominic's Preview
Carole King: Tapestry
The Replacements: Let it Be
The Rolling Stones: Goats Head Soup
Neil Young: Tonight's the Night
Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run
The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers
Sandy Bull: Inventions
The Groundhogs: Split
Calexico: Feast Of Wire
Felt: Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads To Death
Cat Power: Moon Pix
Songs:Ohia: Axxess & Ace
Herman Düne: Not On Top
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band: Safe as Milk
The Beatles: The White Album
Scott Walker: Scott 4
Love: Forever Changes
Karen Dalton: It's So Hard to Know Who's Going to Love You the Best
Primal Scream: Screamadelica
Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks
Public Enemy: Fear of a Black Planet
Fairport Convention: Liege and Lief
Bruce Springsteen: Darkness on the Edge of Town
David Bowie: Aladdin Sane
Thomas Dolby: The Flat Earth
Momus: The Poison Boyfriend
The Beatles: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BAnd
The Chameleons: Strange Times
The Human League: Dare
The The: Soul Mining
The Hidden Cameras - Smell Of Our Own
Marvin Gaye: What's Going On
The Streets: Original Pirate Material
Spiritualized: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

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Re: Guardian - Guardian writers' favourite albums ever

Postby Henrik » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:30 pm

Thanks Hector!

However, before I add anything to AM, I want to understand why there's an overlap in both directions between http://www.theguardian.com/music/series/my-favourite-album and http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2013/oct/24/best-favourite-albums-nme-difference
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Re: Guardian - Guardian writers' favourite albums ever

Postby Matski » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:04 pm

The former is a serialised piece that was ran by them as a 'one off', while the latter is in part due a writer reaction to the NME's recent list. I can't believe it's already been two years since the Guardian did the 'My Favourite Album' series.

Just to note, it seems that second list is somewhat inconsistent. Some entries are followed with the number of times they were voted for in parentheses and some are just listed multiple times (see, David Bowie - Hunky Dory)

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Re: Guardian - Guardian writers' favourite albums ever

Postby Henrik » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:10 am

A late thanks for your explanation, Matski.

I will include this list, ranked by the number of votes.

Three votes:
1. Joy Division: Closer
1. Radiohead: Kid A
1. The Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs
1. The Velvet Underground & Nico: The Velvet Underground & Nico
1. Van Morrison: Astral Weeks

Two votes:
6. David Bowie: Hunky Dory
6. Hüsker Dü: Zen Arcade
6. Joni Mitchell: The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
6. Nas: Illmatic
6. Pavement: Slanted and Enchanted
6. REM: Lifes Rich Pageant
6. The Beatles: Abbey Road
6. The Clash: London Calling
6. The Modern Lovers: The Modern Lovers
6. The Stone Roses: The Stone Roses
6. The Strokes: Is This It

One vote:
17. Aaliyah: Aaliyah
17. AC/DC: Powerage
17. Arcade Fire: Funeral
17. Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am...
17. Beach Boys: Endless Summer
17. Belle & Sebastian: If You're Feeling Sinister
17. Björk: Homogenic
17. Black Uhuru: Dub Factor
17. Blackalicious: Blazing Arrow
17. Blackstar: Mos Def and Talib Kweli are...
17. Bliss n Eso: Flying Colours
17. Blur: The Best of Blur
17. Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks
17. Britney Spears: Blackout
17. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band: The Wild, the Innocent and the E-Street Shuffle
17. Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run
17. Bruce Springsteen: Darkness on the Edge of Town
17. Buffalo Tom: Buffalo Tom
17. Burial: Untrue
17. Cabaret: Original Broadway Cast Recording
17. Calexico: Feast Of Wire
17. Cannibal Ox: The Cold Vein
17. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band: Safe as Milk
17. Carole King: Tapestry
17. Cat Power: Moon Pix
17. Cee-Lo Green: … Is The Soul Machine
17. Chic: Risque
17. Colleen: The Golden Morning Breaks
17. Constantines: Shine A Light
17. Cornershop: When I Was Born For The Seventh Time
17. D'Angelo: Voodoo
17. David Bowie: Aladdin Sane
17. David Bowie: Low
17. David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars
17. Deep Purple: Machine Head
17. Dizzee Rascal: Boy In Da Corner
17. DJ DB, History of Our World Pt. 1: Breakbeat & Jungle Ultramix
17. Drake: Thank Me Later
17. Dusty Springfield: Dusty In Memphis
17. Eels: Electroshock Blues
17. Ellen Allien: Berlinette
17. EPMD: Strictly Business
17. Fairport Convention: Liege and Lief
17. Felt: Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads To Death
17. Flaming Lips: At War With the Mystics
17. Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand
17. Fugazi: Repeater
17. Good Will Hunting: Original Soundtrack
17. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci: How I Long To Feel That Summer In My Heart
17. Herman Düne: Not On Top
17. Hole: Live Through This
17. Hot Snakes: Automatic Midnight
17. Isaac Hayes: Hot Buttered Soul
17. John Mayer: Continuum
17. Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures
17. Karen Dalton: It's So Hard to Know Who's Going to Love You the Best
17. Kate Bush: Hounds Of Love
17. Kinks: Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround
17. Kraftwerk: Radioactivity
17. Lambchop: Nixon
17. Leatherface: Mush
17. Leonard Cohen: Live in London
17. Lindstrøm: Where You Go I Go Too
17. Lou Reed: Transformer
17. Love: Forever Changes
17. Luna: Penthouse
17. Madonna: Madonna
17. Marshall Crenshaw: Field Day
17. Marvin Gaye: What's Going On
17. Mercury Rev: Deserter's Songs
17. Michael Brook: Live at the Aquarium
17. Michael Head and the Strands: The Magical World of the Strands
17. Michael Jackson: Bad
17. Michael Mayer: Fabric 13
17. Microphones: The Glow, Part 2
17. Midlake: The Trials Of Van Occupanther
17. Miles Davis: In a Silent Way
17. Momus: The Poison Boyfriend
17. Neil Young: Tonight's the Night
17. New Order: Power, Corruption and Lies
17. New Order: Technique
17. Nick Drake: Five Leaves Left
17. Pavement: Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
17. Primal Scream: Screamadelica
17. Prince: Purple Rain
17. Public Enemy: Fear of a Black Planet
17. Public Enemy: It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
17. Pulp: Different Class
17. Pulp: His'n'Hers
17. R Stevie Moore: Thoroughly Years
17. Ramones: End of the Century
17. Ramones: Leave Home
17. Ramones: Ramones
17. Red House Painters: II
17. Regina Spektor: Soviet Kitsch
17. Rod Stewart: Every Picture Tells a Story
17. Roxy Music: Manifesto
17. Sandy Bull: Inventions
17. Scott Walker: Scott 4
17. Sigur Rós: ( )
17. Slint: Spiderland
17. Sly and the Family Stone: There's a Riot Goin' On
17. Songs:Ohia: Axxess & Ace
17. Spiritualized: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
17. Stevie Wonder: Innervisions
17. Super Furry Animals: Rings Around The World
17. Talking Heads: The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
17. Television: Marquee Moon
17. The Beatles: Please Please Me
17. The Beatles: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BAnd
17. The Beatles: The White Album
17. The Byrds: The Notorious Byrd Brothers
17. The Carpenters: 1969-73
17. The Chameleons: Strange Times
17. The Clash: The Story of the Clash
17. The Durutti Column: LC
17. The Groundhogs: Split
17. The Hidden Cameras - Smell Of Our Own
17. The Hold Steady: Separation Sunday
17. The Human League: Dare
17. The La's: The La's
17. The Libertines: Up the Bracket
17. The Orb: Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
17. The Radio Dept: Pet Grief
17. The Reigning Sound: Too Much Guitar
17. The Replacements: Let it Be
17. The Rolling Stones: Black and Blue
17. The Rolling Stones: Goats Head Soup
17. The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers
17. The Sea and Cake: Everybody
17. The Streets: Original Pirate Material
17. The The: Soul Mining
17. The Wailers: Soul Revolutionaries
17. The-Dream: Love King
17. Thomas Dolby: The Flat Earth
17. Throwing Muses: Throwing Muses
17. Tom Waits: Blood Money
17. Tom Waits: Raindogs
17. Tori Amos: From The Choirgirl Hotel
17. Trina: Diamond Princess
17. Triple R: Friends
17. Van Morrison: His Band and the Street Choir
17. Van Morrison: St Dominic's Preview
17. Various Artists: Classic Balearic Mastercuts Vol 1
17. Yes: Close to the Edge
17. Yo La Tengo: And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
17. Zubz: Headphone Music in a Parallel World
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Re: Guardian - Guardian writers' favourite albums ever

Postby JR » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:21 pm

In my summary of lists post, I now have both of The Guardian's My Favorite Album features.


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