Radiohead Hailed by British Public for Greatest Album

Published: 2005-04-20
After polling half a million people, British television station Channel 4 has come up with the people's list of the 100 greatest albums ever made. What is the greatest album, you ask? That would be Radiohead's 1997 classic, OK Computer. The runner-up was The Joshua Tree, the most celebrated album by Irish rockers U2, with third place going to Nirvana's Nevermind.

Channel 4 released the final results of the poll, which invited participants to rank 125 albums from the past 50, on April 17th through a television special. Covering all hues of the popular music spectrum, from folk to punk to R&B, the list included choices from ABBA to Missy Elliot to Neil Young.

Alanis Morissette's 1995 breakthrough album Jagged Little Pill is the highest ranking Canadian disc. Of course, half a million British people can't exactly speak for the entire world on what the greatest album of all time is, but they're going to come pretty close. For the full list of the 100 greatest albums ever made as listed by Channel 4, go to

Channel 4's top 25 greatest albums of all time are as follows:

1. Radiohead - OK Computer
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree
3. Nirvana - Nevermind
4. Michael Jackson - Thriller
5. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
6. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
7. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
8. Madonna - Like A Prayer
9. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
10. The Beatles - Revolver
11. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
12. The Beatles - The White Album
13. Queen - A Night at the Opera
14. Coldplay - Parachutes
15. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory
16. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
17. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
18. The Verve - Urban Hymns
19. Jimi Hendirx - Are You Experienced
20. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
21. John Lennon - Imagine
22. Radiohead - The Bends
23. Bob Marley and The Wailers -Exodus
24. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
25. Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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