12 Nov 2013

Poll Results: The Top 40 Albums From 1980 - now!

Earlier on in the week I asked you to ponder the unthinkable - what would a "best albums of all time list" that only started in 1980 look like? Nothing from the fifties, sixties or seventies - the era that these sorts of lists are almost always dominated by...
A tough challenge, but one that many of you accepted. Out of the top tens that you sent through follows the top forty most voted for titles - some surprises and a few you'd expect. Where did your choices end up?

40. David Bowie - Scary Monsters
39. The Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible
38. The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
37. The Jayhawks - Tomorrow the Green Grass
36. R.E.M - Automatic For The People  
35. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Give It Back  
34. Scott Walker - Tilt  
33. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead 
32. The Pixies - Doolittle   
31. Broadcast - Ha Ha Sound 
30. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call 
29. The Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique 
28. Peter Gabriel - 3 
27. The Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World
26. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
25. Echo And The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain 
24. Tortoise - TNT
23. Thriller - Michael Jackson
22. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister 
21. The Cure - Disintegration
20. Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
19. The White Stripes - Elephant
18. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
17. Elliott Smith - Figure 8
16. The Talking Heads - Remain in Light 
15. The Fleet Foxes - The Fleet Foxes
14. The Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
13. Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
12. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over The Sea 
11. Tame Impala - Inner Speaker   
10. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy  
09. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots   
08. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation 
07. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless 
06. Nirvana - Nevermind 
05. Portishead - Dummy
04. Slint - Spiderland
03. The Smashing Pumpkins - Melon Collie & the Infinite Sadness
02. Radiohead - OK Computer
01. Nirvana - In Utero

1 comment:

  1. That's quite a list! I kind of forgot talking heads would've fallen into that period, those are hands down classics, that's for sure. It's always interesting to see the enduring love that husker du and the minutemen gather; i need to listen to both of them more. I also find it interesting that there's no straight up electronic records on here, although portishead comes close. And it also blows my mind how ok computer is the radiohead album everybody talks about, after all this time. I recognize it's masterful craft, but i think i just burnt out on it, when it came out.
    Nice lst! There's a few on here i'm not familiar with.. some modern classics to sink my fangs into! Thanks!