Q magazine - 156 most influential records of all time

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Q magazine - 156 most influential records of all time

Postby RB » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:50 am

In the new issue, out in a few days
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Re: Q magazIne - 164 most influential records

Postby filmman » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:00 am

The march issue? i think it's already out

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Re: Q magazine - 156 most influential records

Postby RB » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:36 pm

April issue. Advertised as out on 12th Feb & 164 but just saw a copy in local newsagents & on the cover it says 156!?
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Re: Q magazine - 156 most influential records

Postby RB » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:56 am

156 + 9 single staff picks. Unranked chronological order i think.
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Re: Q magazine - 156 most influential records of all time

Postby RB » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:03 am

Albums
KURT WEILL AND BERTOLT BRECHT - THE THREEPENNY OPERA (1928)
THE BEACH BOYS - PET SOUNDS (1966)
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO (1967)
LOVE - FOREVER CHANGES (1967)
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND HIS MAGIC BAND - SAFE AS MILK (1967)
THE KINKS - SOMETHING ELSE (1967)
VARIOUS - MOTOWN CHARTBUSTERS VOLUMES 1-5 (1967-71)
SCOTT - WALKER SCOTT 2 (1968)
THE BAND - MUSIC FROM BIG PINK (1968)
NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE - EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE (1969)
LED ZEPPELIN - LED ZEPPELIN (1969)
KING CRIMSON - IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING (1969)
JOHN LENNON - PLASTIC ONO BAND (1970)
BLACK SABBATH - BLACK SABBATH (1970)
CAN - TAGO MAGO (1971)
HARRY NILSSON - NILSSON SCHMILSSON (1971)
NICK DRAKE - BRYTER LAYTER (1971)
MARVIN GAYE - WHAT’S GOING ON (1971)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE - THERE’S A RIOT GOIN’ ON (1971)
SERGE GAINSBOURG - HISTOIRE DE MELODY NELSON (1971)
JONI MITCHELL - FOR THE ROSES (1972)
VARIOUS ARTISTS - NUGGETS: ORIGINAL ARTYFACTS FROM THE FIRST PSYCHEDELIC ERA, 1965-1968 (1972)
PINK FLOYD - THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (1973)
FELA RANSOME KUTI & THE AFRICA ’70 - AFRODISIAC (1973)
THE UPSETTERS - BLACKBOARD JUNGLE DUB (1973)
KRAFTWERK - AUTOBAHN (1974)
PATTI SMITH - HORSES (1975)
BRIAN ENO - DISCREET MUSIC (1975)
STEVIE WONDER - SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE (1976)
THROBBING GRISTLE - THE SECOND ANNUAL REPORT (1977)
SEX PISTOLS - NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS, HERE’S THE SEX PISTOLS (1977)
BUZZCOCKS - SPIRAL SCRATCH (1977)
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - EXODUS (1977)
WIRE - PINK FLAG (1977)
SUICIDE - SUICIDE (1977)
DAVID BOWIE - LOW / ”HEROES” / LODGER (1977-79)
GANG OF FOUR - ENTERTAINMENT! (1979)
JOY DIVISION - UNKNOWN PLEASURES (1979)
TALKING HEADS - FEAR OF MUSIC (1979)
THE CLASH - LONDON CALLING (1979)
THE CURE - FAITH (1981)
BRIAN ENO & DAVID BYRNE - MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF GHOSTS (1981)
THE GUN CLUB - FIRE OF LOVE (1981)
MICHAEL JACKSON - THRILLER (1982)
VANGELIS - BLADE RUNNER (1982)
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY - JUNKYARD (1982)
THE FALL - HEX EDUCATION HOUR (1982)
METALLICA - KILL 'EM ALL (1983)
RUN-DMC - RUN-DMC (1984)
KATE BUSH - HOUNDS OF LOVE (1985)
THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN - PSYCHOCANDY (1985)
SCRITTI POLITTI - CUPID & PSYCHE 85 (1985)
ARTHUR RUSSELL - WORLD OF ECHO (1986)
DEPECHE MODE - MUSIC FOR THE MASSES (1987)
FLEETWOOD MAC - TANGO IN THE NIGHT (1987)
U2 - THE JOSHUA TREE (1987)
PIXIES - SURFER ROSA (1988)
SONIC YOUTH - DAYDREAM NATION (1988)
GREEN RIVER - REHAB DOLL (1988)
N.W.A. - STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (1988)
MY BLOODY VALENTINE - YOU MADE ME REALISE (1988)
TALK TALK - SPIRIT OF EDEN (1988)
THE STONE ROSES - THE STONE ROSES (1989)
SOUL II SOUL - CLUB CLASSICS VOL. ONE (1989)
BIKINI KILL - REVOLUTION GIRL STYLE NOW! (1991)
NIRVANA - NEVERMIND (1991)
SLINT - SPIDERLAND (1991)
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - THE LOW END THEORY (1991)
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE - RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE (1992)
BLUR - MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH (1993)
WU-TANG CLAN - ENTER THE WU-TANG (36 CHAMBERS) (1993)
SNOOP DOGG - DOGGYSTYLE (1993)
BJORK - DEBUT (1993)
JOHNNY CASH - AMERICAN RECORDINGS (1994)
THE PRODIGY - MUSIC FOR THE JILTED GENERATION (1994)
OASIS - DEFINITELY MAYBE (1994)
RADIOHEAD - THE BENDS (1995)
THE SPICE GIRLS - SPICE (1996)
AALIYAH - ONE IN A MILLION (1996)
BOARDS OF CANADA - MUSIC HAS THE RIGHT TO CHILDREN (1998)
AIR - MOON SAFARI (1998)
OUTKAST - AQUEMINI (1998)
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL - IN AN AEROPLANE OVER THE SEA (1998)
EMINEM - THE MARSHALL MATHERS EP (2000)
THE WHITE STRIPES - WHITE BLOOD CELLS (2001)
THE STROKES - THE MODERN AGE (2001)
DAFT PUNK - DISCOVERY (2001)
THE STREETS - ORIGINAL PIRATE MATERIAL (2002)
WILLIAM BASINSKI - THE DISINTEGRATION LOOPS I-IV (2002-3)
DIZZEE RASCAL - BOY IN DA CORNER (2003)
M.I.A. - ARULAR (2005)
AMY WINEHOUSE - BACK TO BLACK (2006)
BURIAL - UNTRUE (2007)
BON IVER - FOR EMMA, FOREVER AGO (2007)
RADIOHEAD - IN RAINBOWS (2007)
KANYE WEST - 808S & HEARTBREAK (2008)
THE XX - XX (2009)
ROBYN - BODY TALK (2010)
JAMES BLAKE - JAMES BLAKE (2011)
FRANK OCEAN - CHANNEL ORANGE (2012)
TEGAN AND SARA - HEARTTHROB (2013)
BEYONCE - BEYONCE (2013)
KENDRICK LAMAR - TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY (2015)

Songs
LONNIE DONEGAN - ROCK ISLAND LINE (1955)
BO DIDDLEY - BO DIDDLEY/I'M A MAN (1955)
LITTLE RICHARD - TUTTI FRUTTI (1955)
LINK WRAY - RUMBLE (1958)
THE BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP - DOCTOR WHO (1963)
THE BEATLES - SHE LOVES YOU (1963)
THE RONETTES - BE MY BABY (1963)
PRINCE BUSTER’S ALL STARS - AL CAPONE (1964)
BOB DYLAN - BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND (1963)
JAMES BROWN - PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG (1965)
STEVE REICH - COME OUT (1966)
THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND - A VERY CELLULAR SONG (1968)
THE WINSTONS - AMEN, BROTHER (1969)
THE STOOGES - I WANNA BE YOUR DOG (1969)
LAURA NYRO - NEW YORK TENDABERRY (1969)
GIL SCOTT-HERON - THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED (1971)
NEU! - HALLOGALLO (1972)
THE ROLLING STONES - ROCKS OFF (1972)
AEROSMITH - DREAM ON (1973)
GLORIA GAYNOR - NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE (1974)
BIG STAR - SEPTEMBER GURLS (1974)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - BORN TO RUN (1975)
10CC - I'M NOT IN LOVE (1975)
DOUBLE EXPOSURE - TEN PERCENT (1976)
DONNA SUMMER - I FEEL LOVE (1977)
THE SPECIAL AKA - GANGSTERS (1979)
TUBEWAY ARMY - ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC? (1979)
GRANDMASTER FLASH & THE FURIOUS FIVE - THE MESSAGE (1982)
NEW ORDER - BLUE MONDAY (1983)
THIS MORTAL COIL - SONG TO THE SIREN (1983)
THE SMITHS - THIS CHARMING MAN (1983)
WAYNE SMITH - UNDER MI SLENG TENG (1985)
MARSHALL JEFFERSON - MOVE YOUR BODY (THE HOUSE MUSIC ANTHEM) (1986)
PRINCE - KISS (1986)
PHUTURE - ACID TRACKS (1987)
M/A/R/R/S - PUMP UP THE VOLUME (1987)
PUBLIC ENEMY - REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE (1987)
JULEE CRUISE - FALLING (1989)
MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO - RADIO BABYLON (1990)
APHEX TWIN - ANALOGUE BUBBLEBATH (1991)
DJ SHADOW - IN/FLUX (1993)
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS - CHEMICAL BEATS (1995)
SO SOLID CREW - 21 SECONDS (2001)
THE FREELANCE HELLRAISER - A STROKE OF GENIUS (2001)
THE RAPTURE - HOUSE OF JEALOUS LOVERS (2002)
SKREAM - MIDNIGHT REQUEST LINE (2005)

I count that as 46 Songs + 113 Albums including the multiples (MOTOWN CHARTBUSTERS VOLUMES 1-5, DAVID BOWIE - LOW / ”HEROES” / LODGER & WILLIAM BASINSKI - THE DISINTEGRATION LOOPS I-IV) so actually 159.
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Re: Q magazine - 156 most influential records of all time

Postby Chambord » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:37 pm

No album by The Beatles ? Surprising even for a not-a-fan like myself.

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Re: Q magazine - 156 most influential records of all time

Postby PlasticRam » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:28 pm

808s included, rightly so Image
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Re: Q magazine - 156 most influential records of all time

Postby Zombeels » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:47 pm

The Beatles are the most influential band period. Q magazine is run by morons.

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Re: Q magazine - 156 most influential records of all time

Postby Henrik » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:41 pm

It looks like it’s one record per artist, and The Beatles has a song/single listed.
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Re: Q magazine - 156 most influential records of all time

Postby Hymie » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:12 pm

What an absolute joke. There's not even anything by Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, Elvis, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday, or any jazz. I hope this shit list does not get counted towards any rankings on this site.

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Re: Q magazine - 156 most influential records of all time

Postby Pierre » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:19 pm

Hymie wrote:What an absolute joke. There's not even anything by Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, Elvis, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday, or any jazz. I hope this shit list does not get counted towards any rankings on this site.


Q sucks, that's no news. Still, they are an important music publication, and as such, they're included too. There's a lot of lists that suck which have been added already. That'll just make one more.

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Re: Q magazine - 156 most influential records of all time

Postby Hymie » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:15 am

Pierre wrote:Q sucks, that's no news. Still, they are an important music publication,


What makes them important?

According to Wikipedia they have a circulation of just 44,000.

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Re: Q magazine - 156 most influential records of all time

Postby RB » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:31 am

Hymie wrote:
Pierre wrote:What makes them important?

According to Wikipedia they have a circulation of just 44,000.


That's a healthy figure now, smilar to the others. NME was down to 15k in it's last days as a paid for publication in 2015.
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Re: Q magazine - 156 most influential records of all time

Postby RB » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:40 am

Henrik wrote:It looks like it’s one record per artist, and The Beatles has a song/single listed.


3 Bowie albums, 2 Radiohead albums & those Various ones but no one has Single & Album, closest being Joy Division/New Order with Unknown Pleasures & Blue Monday.
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Re: Q magazine - 156 most influential records of all time

Postby Henrik » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:48 am

RB wrote:
Henrik wrote:It looks like it’s one record per artist, and The Beatles has a song/single listed.


3 Bowie albums, 2 Radiohead albums & those Various ones but no one has Single & Album, closest being Joy Division/New Order with Unknown Pleasures & Blue Monday.

That three albums in one entry for Bowie is an oddity I had seen, but I hadn't realised that Radiohead have two albums.
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Re: Q magazine - 156 most influential records of all time

Postby RB » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:44 am

Don't know if those other 9 single staff picks should count but anyway they are:

EDITORIAL [...And their influential record missing from our list...]

Editor Ted Kessler [Parliament – Flashlight]
Deputy Editor Niall Doherty [Dr Feelgood – Down By The Jetty]
Art Director Daniel Knight [De La Soul – 3 Feet High And Rising]
Prod Editor Simon McEwen [Curtis Mayfield – Super Fly Soundtrack]
Assistant Editor Chris Catchpole [Action Plan – Stendhal/Beauty Scars]
Picture Editor Monica Chouhan [LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge]
Associate Copy Editor Matt Yates [The Who – My Generation]
Associate Art Editor Salman Naqvi [Queen – Sheer Heart Attack]
Subbing Martin Boon [T.Rex – Electric Warrior]
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