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3 Radiohead albums in Best British Albums poll

Radiohead’s OK Computer finished third in a Q magazine poll of the All Time Best British Albums. Oasis beat the band for the first two spots with their albums ‘Definitely Maybe’ and ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’.

Radiohead are followed by Revolver by The Beatles and the Stone Roses’ self-titled debut. The poll conducted by Q of 11.000 people voted two other Radiohead albums (‘In Rainbows’ on 40, ‘The Bends’ on 11) ended up in the list of 50 British albums.

Q’s editor, Paul Rees, said Oasis had polled three times more votes than any other act on his publication’s list, making them “undoubtedly the nation’s most-loved band”. “In a list that features the likes of Radiohead’s OK Computer and The Beatles’ Revolver, this is a testament to the popularity of Oasis and their music.”

33 Comments

  • …Or a testament to the stupidity of the kind of people who vote in these polls

  • Eh? I like Oasis, but they are nothing compared to Radiohead or the Beatles! or Queen or Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd, etc… The people who voted are just insane.

  • OASIS???

    Give me a break. They’re alright, but all their albums sound the same! Like Muse, a bit…
    That list isn’t right.
    Q has been propagating for Oasis because they’re supposedly meant to have a new album out this year…I don’t know people who’d have voted Oasis over most of those bands.

  • “In a list that features the likes of Radiohead’s OK Computer and The Beatles’ Revolver, this is a testament to the popularity of Oasis and their music.”

    I think he meant the popularity of Oasis’ music of 10+ years ago.

  • This list is completely trivial though, i mean a keane album beat dark side of the moon!

    You can’t take it that seriously! It obviously doesn’t reflect the real taste of the british public and more importantly it doesn’t reflect your own taste! Each to his own…

  • Is it true that more than a third of British population is Oasis fans?

  • BULLSHIT !!
    Keane under the iron sea @ 8 ha ha better than dark side of the moon Zeppelin the smiths and urban hymns. U must be joking, y is definatley maybe in that list ??? oasis 1 & 2 who the hell put this list together ???

  • Proof once again that democracy doesn’t work

    I mean don’t Westlife keep being voted single of the year?!!

  • that is so laughable

  • Wow, I know the British fans like to condescend to Americans about their poor taste in music (and art in general), and with good reason… but, Oasis beating out the Beatles and Radiohead… I guess there are tasteless morons everywhere.

  • BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! What’s next are Blink 182 America’s most beloved band just because it started a whole movement of kids to wear Hurley shirts? I used to love Oasis, but they don’t hold up.

  • Fuck oasis.

  • This poll is laughable not even for the ranked bands, but even for the albums ranked among so-so bands; there’s no way Coldplay’s “Parachutes” is inferior to “X&Y” or even “A Rush of Blood to the Head”. Obviously, Radiohead or The Beatles are better than Oasis, but the underappreciated band is Pulp — far better than the crappy obnoxious Oasis, which has 5 albums here! And I thought American lists were crappy. No Cure, either.

  • oasis?
    ROFL

  • 11,000 isn’t a lot of people when you’re talking “all-time”.

  • I didn’t even know that oasis was still around or that they even had more than two albums.

  • Alltogether, I think the list is quite allright. But there are some oddities.. I mean.. Check out the number 8. The average Q reader actually thinks Under the Iron Sea by Keane is better than Dark Side of the Moon.. 0__o

  • The only people in the world more stupid than Q Journalists are Q readers.

  • Oasis? LOL.

  • no new order, no wedding present, no kinks, no cream, one smiths album, the stones at number fifty…. zero credibility.

  • Oasis are quite alright, but they’re definitely the most overrated band of the 90s, IMO. However they really seem to be a British institution, so let the Brits enjoy their daily dose of Gallagher!

  • It could well be the way the article is phrased. Maybe when you ask someone what their favourite british album is, it gets them thinking a certain way. Oasis, Blur, stone roses etc are all very british so its an obvious train of thought to follow.

    If they’d just said what’s the greatest album of all time? I bet many of those same people would have said ok comp.

  • I’m not sure I want to live in a world
    that would rank Oasis ahead of The Beatles
    or Radiohead. My God.

  • awesome, nice to see all that muse and coldplay too. and of course radiohead

  • I like Q magazine they have Radiohead on practically every page. :)

    Id actually say Dark side is a total overrated album, if anyone tried it today people would say it was self indulgent (like HTTT)

    And why does Parklife always get on these lists? blur have lots of better albums, and they deserve more than one on the list all together.

    And then Oasis, well for a starter Blur are better than Oasis, more consistant than Oasis. ignoring all the other bands that are better than both of them. Radiohead, Coldplay and Muse for example.

    You can’t deny however of all the noise aimless bands out there, Oasis makes you feel the best.

  • Whats with all this hate. Oasis although
    not deserving of the top spot(neither is Radiohead) are definetley a great band. These annoying art rocker critics need to relax. Oasis does something completley different than radiohead do.They write catchy, unforgettable pop hooks(look at
    their continued popularity 14 years after their first album. Radiohead which is another
    great band is more a ground breaking
    innovative band. Both are great they just do different things.

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  • the only way ‘favourite albums of all time’ or ‘best british album’ polls would work was if they asked absolutely everyone on the face of the earth. even then it doesn’t really prove quality, it just proves popularity.

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