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The Music That Changed The World
Q Magazine – 3 Special Editions Jan, Feb, March 2004

Part One 1954 – 1969

Albums

1. The Beatles – Revolver
2. Bob Dylan – The Freewheeling Bob Dylan
3. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band
4. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
5. The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico
6. The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed
7. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin
8. Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced
9. The Who – Tommy
10. Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
11. James Brown – Live At The Apollo
12. Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley
13. Cream – Disraeli Gears
14. The Band – Music From Big Pink
15. The Byrds – The Notorious Byrd Brothers
16. Big Brother & The Holding Company – Cheap Thrills
17. The Stooges – The Stooges
18. Chuck Berry – Rockin’ At The Hops
19. Simon & Garfunkel – The Graduate Soundtrack
20. Muddy Waters – At Newport 1960

Singles

1. Elvis Presley – That’s All Right Mama
2. The Beatles – She Loves You
3. The Rolling Stones – Little Red Rooster
4. Aretha Franklin – Respect
5. Ray Charles – What’d I Say
6. Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes
7. Bill Haley & His Comets – Rock Around The Clock
8. Matha And The Vandellas – Dancing In The Street
9. Roy Orbison – Only The Lonely
10. The Kingsman – Louie Louie
11. The Monkeys – Last Train To Clarkesville
12. The Kinks – You Really Got Me
13. Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
14. The Coasters – Yakety Yak
15. The Shadows – Apache
16. The Shagri-Las – Leader Of The Pack
17. Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourge – Je T’aime…Moi Non Plus
18. Cliff Richard – Move It!
19. Desmond Dekker & The Aces – Israelites
20. Lonnie Donegan – Rock Island Line

Part Two - The ‘70’s

Albums

1. The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
2. The Clash – London Calling
3. Led Zeppelin – IV
4. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
5. Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon
6. David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust…
7. Television – Marquee Moon
8. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
9. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
10. The Who – Who’s Next
11. Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
12. The Wailers – Catch A Fire
13. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks…
14. Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks
15. Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key Of Life
16. Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell
17. Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells
18. Carole King – Tapestry
19. Neil Young – After The Goldrush
20. Lou Reed – Transformer

Singles

1. Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The Uk
2. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
3. Donna Summer – I Feel Love
4. T.Rex – Get It On
5. Special Aka – Gangsters
6. 10cc – I’m Not In Love
7. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
8. Kraftwerk – Autobahn
9. Chic – La Freak
10. Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
11. Kate Bush – Wuthering Hights
12. Roxy Music – Virginia Plain
13. James Brown – The Payback
14. The Jam – Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
15. Edwin Star – War
16. The Osmonds – Crazy Horses
17. Elton John – Philadelphia Freedom
18. Slade – Coz I Luv You
19. Tubeway Army – Are Friends Electric
20. The Beatles – Let It Be

Part Three - 1980 – 2004

Albums

1. Nirvana – Nevermind
2. Radiohead – Ok Computer
3. U2 Achtung Baby
4. Michael Jackson – Thriller
5. Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction
6. Pixies – Doolittle
7. Joy Division – Closer
8. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
9. Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
10. Radiohead – The Bends
11. Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood Of The Head
12. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy
13. R.E.M. – Automatic For The People
14. The White Stripes – Elephant
15. Primal Scream – Screamadelica
16. Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory
17. The Strokes – Is This It
18. The Human League – Dare
19. Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
20. De La Soul – 3 Feet High And Rising

Singles

1. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
2. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
3. Radiohead – Creep
4. Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel – White Lines (Don’t Do It)
5. The Stone Roses – Fools Gold
6. The Specials – Ghost Town
7. Eminem – My Name Is
8. Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
9. New Order – Blue Monday
10. Underworls – Born Slippy
11. Beyonce – Crazy In Love
12. Motorhead – Ace Of Spades
13. Run DMC – Walk This Way
14. The Jam – Going Underground
15. Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
16. Prodigy – Firestarter
17. The Smiths – This Charming Man
18. Van Halen – Jump
19. Frankie Gose To Hollywood – Two Tribes
20. Madonna – Into The Groove


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Q Mag – 50 Best British Albums Ever!

July 2004 – Iss.216

See Also:

100 Greatest British Rock Albums
NME 100 Greatest British Albums
Observer Music Monthly British Albums
Kerrang 100 British Rock Albums
Q - 50 Ultimate British Songs



1. Oasis – Definitely Maybe
2. The Beatles - Revolver
3. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks – Here’s The Sex Pistols
4. Radiohead – Ok Computer
5. The Clash – London Calling
6. David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust….
7. The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet
8. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
9. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin III
10. Massive Attack – Blue Lines
11. Van Morrison – Astral Weeks
12. Blur – Park Life
13. Primal Scream - Screamadellica
14. Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon
15. The Specials – The Specials
16. Queen – A Night At The Opera
17. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
18. The Who – My Generation
19. Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head
20. The Jam – All Mod Cons
21. The Kinks – The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
22. Joy Division – Closer
23. Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
24. Happy Mondays – Pills ‘N’ Thrills And Bellyaches
25. Nick Drake – Bryter Later
26. The Coral – Magic And Loss
27. John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band
28. Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure
29. Prodigy – Music For A Jilted Generation
30. Pulp – Different Class
31. Small Faces – Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake
32. The Verve – Urban Hymns
33. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
34. The Streets – Original Pirate Material
35. Gang Of Four – Entertainment
36. The Human League – Dare
37. Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
38. Soul Ii Soul – Club Classics Vol.1
39. Ian Dury – New Boots And Panties
40. The Undertones – The Undertones
41. Fairport Convention – Unhalfbricking
42. Super Furry Animals – Fuzzy Logic
43. Robbie Williams – Life Through A Lens
44. Muse – Origin Of Symmetry
45. Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast
46. Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go
47. Steel Pulse – Hansworth Revolution
48. The Cure – Disintegration
49. Dexys Midnight Runners – Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
50. Pet Shop Boys – Very

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Q - 50 Bands That Changed The World!

Issue 214 - May 2004
 
Sex Pistols
Beatles
Nirvana
The Beach Boys
Nwa
Led Zeppelin
Kraftwerk
The Rolling Stones
The Who
The Velvet Underground
Radiohead
Guns ‘N’ Roses
The Smiths
Bee Gees
Oasis
Run DMC
The Ramones
Fleetwood Mac
Public Enemy
R.E.M.
Blur
The Stone Roses
Queen
U2
Chic
The Byrds
The White Stripes
Black Sabbath
The Strokes
Beastie Boys
Pixies
Faith No More
The Monkies
Metallica
Massive Attack
Outkast
The Specials
Blondie
Jackson Five
Pink Floyd
Abba
TLC
New Order
Talking Heads
Minor Threat
Parliament/Funkadelic
Wu-Tang Clan
My Bloody Valentine
Depeche Mode
Roxy Music

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Q Magazine - 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks Ever!

See Also: Below & Greatest Guitarists
From Q#224 March 2005

1. Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
2. The Rolling Stones – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
3. Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta’ Love
4. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Sprit
5. The Beatles – Helter Skelter
6. Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child Of Mine
7. The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again
8. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
9. The Kinks – You Really Got Me
10. The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection
11. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
12. Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
13. The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog
14. Blur – Song 2
15. Radiohead – Creep
16. AC/DC – Whole Lotta’ Rosie (Live)
17. John Lee Hooker – Boom Boom
18. The Velvet Underground – Sweet Jane
19. Cream – Sunshine Of Your Love
20. Oasis – Supersonic
21. Pixies – Debaser
22. Metalica – Master Of Puppets
23. Aerosmith – Walk This Way
24. Rage Againsed The Machine – Killing In The Name
25. Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond
26. Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant
27. Motorhead – Ace Of Spades
28. The Smiths – How Soon Is Now
29. Van Halen – Eruption
30. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Can’t Stop
31. Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
32. Neil Young – Like A Hurricane
33. Queen – Now I’m Here
34. The Clash – White Riot
35. My Bloody Valentine – You Made Me Realise
36. T.Rex – Get It On
37. Fleetwood Mac – Albatross
38. Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town
39. MC5 – Kick Out Thejams
40. Prince – Purple Rain
41. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
42. Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode
43. Derek And The Dominos – Laya
44. Muse – Stockholm Syndrome
45. Public Image – Public Image
46. Beastie Boys – Sabotage
47. The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love
48. Can – Mother Sky
49. Howlin’ Wolf – Smokestack Lightnin’
50. The Byrds – Eight Miles High
51. Television – Marquee Moon
52. Gang Of Four – At Home He’s A Tourist
53. Captain Beefheart – Big Eyed Beans From Venus
54. The Hives – Hate You Say I Told You So
55. Elvis Presley – Hound Dog
56. David Bowie – Heroes
57. R.E.M. – The One I Love
58. U2 – Vertigo
59. Echo And The Bunnymen – Rescue
60. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Freebird
61. The Yardbirds – Shape Of Things
62. Slade – Cum On Feel The Noise
63. Joy Division – Shadowplay
64. Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
65. Iron Maden – Phantom Of The Opera
66. The Strokes – Last Night
67. Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock
68. The Sonics – Strychnine
69. Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot
70. Queens Of The Stoneage – No One Knows
71. Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
72. The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
73. The Jam – Going Underground
74. John Lennon – Cold Turkey
75. Faith No More – Everything’s Ruined
76. Boston – More Than A Feeling
77. Eddie Cochran – Summertime Blues
78. Dinosaur Jr. – Freak Scene
79. PJ Harvey – 50 Ft Queenie
80. Bob Dylan – All Along The Watchtower
81. Magazine – Shot Both Side
82. Verve – Slide Away
83. The Only Ones – Another Girl Another Planet
84. Sly And The Family Stone – I Want To Take You Higher
85. Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – I Love Rock And Roll
86. Spaceman 3 – Revolution
87. Link Ray And His Ray Men – Rumble
88. Husker Du – Friend, You’ve Got To Fall
89. Dick Dale & His Del Tones – Misirlou
90. Siouxsie & The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
91. Interpol – Obstacle 1
92. ZZ Top – La Grange
93. Korn – Blind
94. Foo Fighters – All My Life
95. Steely Dan – Reelin’ In The Years
96. The Shadows – Apache
97. Suede – Animal Nitrate
98. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Sidewalking
99. Richard And Linda Thompson – Shoot Out The Lights
100. The Osmands – Crazy Horses

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Q: The 20 Greatest Guitar Tracks

Voted By All Star Panel - Sept 2007

See Also - Above & Greatest Guitarists

1. Black Dog – Led Zeppelin
2. Dazed And Confused – Led Zeppelin
3. Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
4. A Woman In Winter – The Skids
5. Guitar Shuffle – Big Bill Bronzy
6. And Your Bird Can Sing – The Beatles
7. The End – The Beatles
8. Only In Dreams – Weezer
9. Limehouse Blues – Django Reinhardt
10. Bye Bye Blues – Les Paul & Mary Ford
11. West Coast Blues – Wes Montgomery
12. Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones
13. Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
14. Rumble – Link Wray
15. Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye – The Black Crows
16. The Frayed Ends Of Sanity – Metallica
17. Cherry Red – The Groundhogs
18. The Hair Shirt – The Birthday Party
19. In A Jar – Dinosaur Jr
20. I Can See For Miles – The Who

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Q Special Edition. Psychedelic!  
Available 03/05

The 40 Greatest Psychedelic Albums Of All Time

See Also: The Ultimate Out There Albums & The Best Prog Rock Albums

The Compiler Must Have Been Stoned – 2 No. 6’s & No Number 9!


1. Electric Ladyland – Jimi Hendrix Experience
2. Forever Changes – Love
3. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn – Pink Floyd
4. The Psychedelic Sound Of The 13th Floor Elevators - The 13th Floor Elevators
5. Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
6. Live/Dead – The Greateful Dead
6. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society – The Kinks
7. We’re Only In It For The Money – The Mothers Of Invention
8. After bathing At Baxter’s – Jefferson Airplane
10. Oar – Alexander ‘Skip’ Spence
11. Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake – The Small Faces
12. Mutantes – Os Mutantes
13. Tangerine Dream – Keleiderscope
14. Electric Music For The Mind And Body – Country Joe & The Fish
15. Mr Fantasy – Traffic
16. Are You Experienced – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
17. Safe As Milk – Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
18. The Who Sell Out – The Who
19. The 5000 Sprits Of The Layers Of The Onion – The Incredible String Band
20. Cheap Thrills – Big Brother & The Holding Company
21. I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) – The Electric Prunes
22. Mighty Baby – Mighty Baby
23. Twelve Dreams Of Dr Sardonicus – Sprit
24. Song Cycle – Van Dyke Parks
25. Smiley Smile – The Beach Boys
26. Volume Two – The Soft Machine
27. Sunshine Superman – Donavan
28. Life After Death – Odessy And Oracle
29. Quicksilver Messenger Service – Quicksilver Messenger Service
30. Disraeli Gears – Cream
31. A Child’s Guide To Good And Evil – The West Cost Pop Art Experimental Band
32. Psychedelic Shack – The Temptations
33. The Insect Trust – The Insect Trust
34. Goodbye And Hello – Tim Buckley
35. Strange Days – The Doors
36. Open – Julie Drisco, Brian Auger & The Trinity
37. SF Sorrow – The Pretty Things
38. Outlander – Meic Stevens
39. Vincebus – Eruptum – Blue Cheer
40. A Gift From Euphoria - Euphoria

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Q – The 50 Worst Albums Ever!  

From Q238 – May 2006

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1. Duran Duran – Thank You
2. Spice Girls – All Their Solo Albums!
3. Various – Urban Renewal: The Songs Of Phil Collins
4. Lou Reed – Metal Machine Music
5. Billy Idol – Cyberpunk
6. Naomi Campbell – Babywoman
7. Kevin Rowland – My Beauty
8. Mick Jagger – Primitive Cool
9. Westlife – Allow Us To Be Frank
10. Tim Machine – Tin Machine Ii
11. Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water
12. Tom Jones – Mr Jones
13. Bruce Willis – The Return Of Bruno
14. Terence Trent Diabolical – Neither Fish Nor Flesh
15. Various – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band – OST
16. Spice Girls – Forever
17. Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead – Dylan And The Dead
18. Crazy Frog – Crazy Hits
19. Goldie – Saturnz Return
20. Mariah Cary – Glitter OST
21. The Clash – Cut The Crap
22. Robson & Jerome – Robson & Jerome
23. Alanis Morissette – Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
24. Lauryn Hill – MTV Unpugged 2.0
25. The Cranberries – To The Faithful Departed
26. Vanilla Ice – Hard To Swallow
27. Destiny’s Child – Destiny Fulfilled
28. The Rolling Stones – Dirty Work
29. Various – Christmas In The Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album
30. Michael Jackson – Invincible
31. Stevie Wonder – Woman In Red
32. Ace Of Bass – The Sign
33. Billy Ray Cyrus – Some Gave All
34. Fishspooner - #1
35. Puff Daddy – Forever
36. Kula Shaker – Peanuts, Pigs & Astronauts
37. Shania Twain – Come On Over
38. Chris Rea – The Road To Hell Pt2
39. Big Country – Undercover
40. The Others – The Others
41. Paul Simon – Songs From The Capeman OST
42. Babylon Zoo – The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes
43. The Travelling Wilburys – Vol 3
44. Kiss – Music From The Elder
45. William Shatner – The Transformed Man
46. Oasis – Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants
47. Ozzy Osbourne – Under Cover
48. Milli Vanilli – All Or Nothing
49. Neil Young And The Shocking Pinks – Everybody’s Rocking
50. Beck – Midnight Vultures

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Best Of The 80's

40 Best Albums of the 1980s (August 2006)

1. U2 – Joshua Tree
2. Michael Jackson – Thriller
3. Smiths – Queen is Dead
4. Kate Bush – Hounds of Love
5. Stone Roses – Stone Roses
6. REM – Murmur
7. Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
8. Joy Division – Closer
9. AC/DC – Back in Black
10. Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
11. Pixies – Doolittle
12. Prince – Sign ‘O’ the Times
13. Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska
14. Madonna – Like a Prayer
15. Jam – Sound Effects
16. Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
17. Cure – Disintegration
18. Happy Mondays – Bummed
19. Human League – Dare
20. De la Soul – 3 Feet High & Rising
21. New Order – Technique
22. Pet Shop Boys – Actually
23. Jesus & Mary Chain – Psychocandy
24. George Michael – Faith
25. Police – Synchronicity
26. Lou Reed – New York
27. Talking Heads – Remain in Light
28. Echo & the Bunnymen – Ocean Rain
29. Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel [III]
30. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
31. Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden
32. Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking
33. Bob Dylan – Oh Mercy
34. Soul II Soul – Club Classics Vol One
35. Def Leppard – Pyromania
36. Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones
37. Pogues – If I Should Fall from Grace with God
38. Blue Nile – Hats
39. Paul Simon – Graceland
40. Iron Maiden – Number of the Beast

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40 Best Tracks of the 1980s (August 2006)

1. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
2. New Order – Blue Monday
3. Prince - Kiss
4. Walk This Way – Run DMC with Aerosmith
5. Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
6. Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go
7. Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA
8. Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
9. Madonna – Into the Groove
10. Specials – Ghost Town
11. Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax
12. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
13. NWA – Fuck tha Police
14. Smiths – How Soon is Now
15. Jam – Going Underground
16. Soft Cell – Tainted Love
17. La’s – There She Goes
18. U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday
19. Blondie – Rapture
20. Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
21. David Bowie – Let’s Dance
22. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five – The Message
23. Dexys Midnight Runners – Geno
24. REM – One I Love
25. Van Halen – Jump
26. Morrissey – Everyday is Like Sunday
27. Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin’)
28. Stranglers – Golden Brown
29. M/A/R/R/S – Pump Up the Volume
30. Grace Jones – Slave to the Rhythm
31. Motörhead – Ace of Spades
32. Rolling Stones – Start Me Up
33. Neil Young – Rockin’ in the Free World
34. Billy Bragg – A New England
35. Dinosaur Jr – Freak Scene
36. Madness – Baggy Trousers
37. Don Henley – Boys of Summer
38. Bob Dylan – Blind Willie McTell
39. Waterboys – Whole of the Moon
40. Culture Club – Do You Really Want to Hurt Me

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Q - Guilty Pleasures!

Essential Playlist of the 115 Records it’s OK to Love (September 2006)

“Made up of: 50 Q-approved tracks, 25 Q-approved albums (and 25 extra recommended purchases), five [four] celebrity picks and a 10-track playlist from the Original Guilty Pleasures DJ: Sean Rowley.”

Tracks

1. Electric Light Orchestra – Livin’ Thing
2. Boston – More Than a Feeling
3. S Club 7 – Don’t Stop Movin’
4. 10cc – I’m Not in Love
5. Gary Glitter – Rock ‘n’ Roll Part 2
6. Foreigner – Cold as Ice
7. Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
8. Status Quo – Whatever You Want
9. Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street
10. Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
11. Rainbow – Since You’ve Been Gone
12. J Geils Band – Centerfold
13. Bryan Adams – Summer of ‘69
14. All Saints – Never Ever
15. Shaggy – Mr Boombastic
16. Yes – Owner of a Lonely Heart
17. Bangles – Manic Monday
18. Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
19. Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
20. David Essex – Rock On
21. Nickelback – How You Remind Me
22. Barry Manilow – Mandy
23. Chicago – If You Leave Me Now
24. Marc Cohn – Walking in Memphis
25. Ronan Keating – Life is a Rollercoaster
26. Mock Turtles – Can You Dig It?
27. Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
28. Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue
29. Spandau Ballet – Chant No. 1
30. Heatwave – Boogie Nights
31. Divinyls – I Touch Myself
32. Bloodhound Gang – Bad Touch
33. Kim Wilde – Kids in America
34. Christopher Cross – Ride Like the Wind
35. Dennis Waterman – I Could Be So Good for You
36. Alexander O’Neal – Criticize
37. Backstreet Boys – Larger Than Life
38. Asia – Heat of the Moment
39. Proclaimers – Letter from America
40. Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s Free to Wear (Sunscreen)
41. Cliff Richard – Devil Woman
42. Cheap Trick – Surrender
43. Sad Café – Every Day Hurts
44. Split Enz – I Got You
45. New Edition – Candy Girl
46. Babylon Zoo – Spaceman
47. Barbra Streisand – Woman in Love
48. Ricky Martin – Livin’ la Vida Loca
49. Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygène: Part IV
50. Kula Shaker – Tattva

Albums

1. Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell
2. Supertramp – Breakfast in America
3. Hall & Oates – Private Eyes
4. Def Leppard – Hysteria
5. Billy Joel – The Stranger
6. ZZ Top – Eliminator
7. INXS – Kick
8. Dire Straits – Making Movies
9. Simply Red - Stars
10. Phil Collins – Face Value
11. Electric Light Orchestra – Out of the Blue
12. Traveling Wilburys – Vol 1
13. Rush – Moving Pictures
14. Eurythmics – Revenge
15. Journey – Escape
16. Blue Öyster Cult – Agents of Fortune
17. Counting Crows – August & Everything After
18. UB40 – Labour of Love
19. Genesis – Invisible Touch
20. Big Country – The Crossing
21. Men At Work – Business as Usual
22. Richard Harris – A Tramp Shining
23. Steve Miller Band – Fly Like an Eagle
24. a-ha – Hunting High & Low
25. Terence Trent D’Arby – Introducing the Hardline According to…

Albums Also Recommended…

The order of these corresponds to the above list. ie Alan Parsons Project’ Turn of a Friendly Card is the additional recommendation to Supertramp’s Breakfast in America. These are the second entries in both lists.

1. Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell
2. Alan Parsons Project – Turn of a Friendly Card
3. Culture Club – Kissing to be Clever
4. Cinderella – Long Cold Winter
5. Steve Winwood – Back in the Highlife
6. Stevie Ray Vaughan – SRV
7. Duran Duran – Notorious
8. Chris Rea – Road to Hell, Pt 2
9. Robbie Nevil – A Place Like This
10. Mike & the Mechanics – Beggar on a Beach of Gold
11. Wizzard –EMI Years: Greatest Hits… and More
12. Ringo Starr – Ringo
13. Queensrÿche - Empire
14. Berlin – Count Three & Pray
15. REO Speedwagon – Hi Infidelity
16. Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf
17. Hootie & the Blowfish – Cracked Rear View
18. Fine Young Cannibals – Raw & the Cooked
19. Peter Gabriel – So
20. Men They Couldn’t Hang – Night of a Thousand Candles
21. Katrina & the Waves - Katrina & the Waves
22. William Shatner – Has Been
23. Allman Brothers – At Fillmore East
24. Icehouse – Great Southern Land
25. Lenny Kravitz – Let Love Rule

Celebrities’ Guilty Pleasures

o Paul Heaton: Shakin’ Stevens – Cry Just a Little Bit / Roland Rat – Album
o Karen O: Paula Abdul – Straight Up / Forever Your Girl
o Sharon Osbourne: Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart / Ian Dury – Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick
o Tim Westwood: Gnarls Barkley – Crazy

Sean Rowley’s Guilty Playlist

1. 10cc – Dreadlock Holiday
2. Dolly Parton – 9 to 5
3. Frankie Valli – Grease
4. Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al
5. Boney M – Rivers of Babylon
6. Barbra Streisand – Guilty
7. Electric Light Orchestra – Sweet Talkin’ Woman
8. Neil Diamond – Love on the Rocks
9. Hall & Oates – Maneater
10. John-Paul Young – Love is in the Air


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Q - 100 greatest songs of all time

October 2006

1 Live Forever – Oasis
2 Wonderwall – Oasis
3 Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
4 A Day In The Life – The Beatles
5 One – U2
6 Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
7 Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
8 Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
9 Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
10 Paranoid Android – Radiohead
11 Angels – Robbie Williams
12 Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
13 There Is A light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
14 London Calling – The Clash
15 Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
16 Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
17 With Or Without You – U2
18 God Save The Queen – Sex Pistols
19 Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
20 Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
21 Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
22 Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns n’ Roses
23 Hey Jude – The Beatles
24 Kiss – Prince
25 Imagine – John Lennon
26 Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
27 Like A Prayer – Madonna
28 Everybody Hurts – REM
29 Hey Ya – Outkast
30 Creep – Radiohead
31 Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles
32 I Wanna Be Adored – The Stone Roses
33 Karma Police – Radiohead
34 Walk This Way – Run DMC featuring Aerosmith
35 Champagne Supernova – Oasis
36 God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
37 I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
38 Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
39 Hurt – Johnny Cash
40 Unfinished Sympathy – Massive Attack
41 All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix Experience
42 Street Spirit (Fade Away) – Radiohead
43 Where The Streets Have No Name – U2
44 Common People – Pulp
45 Life On Mars – David Bowie
46 Anarchy In The UK – The Sex Pistols
47 Mr Brightside – The Killers
48 What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
49 Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
50 Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
51 Fight For Your Right To Party - Beastie Boys
52 Yesterday - The Beatles
53 Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
54 Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
55 Can’t Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
56 How Soon Is Now - The Smiths
57 In My Life - The Beatles
58 Losing My Religion - REM
59 Stan - Eminem
60 Drugs Don’t Work - The Verve
61 Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
62 Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
63 My Generation - The Who
64 Yellow - Coldplay
65 Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
66 I Can’t Get No Satisfacton - The Rolling Stones
67 Fools Gold - The Stone Roses
68 Heroes - David Bowie
69 Blue Monday - New Order
70 Hotel California - Eagles
71 Song 2 - Blur
72 Winner Takes It All - ABBA
73 Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
74 Kashmir - Led Zepplin
75 Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles
76 Babylon - David Gray
77 Californication - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
78 Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
79 Everybody’s Changing - Keane
80 A Town Called Malice - The Jam
81 The Scientist - Coldplay
82 Superstition - Stevie Wonder
83 Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
84 7 Nation Army - The White Stripes
85 Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
86 Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
87 Golden Touch - Razorlight
88 Motor Cycle Emptiness - Manic Street Preachers
89 Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
90 There She Goes - The LA’s
91 No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley
92 Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
93 I Am The Resurrection - The Stone Roses
94 Rocket Man - Elton John
95 Debaser - Pixies
96 Fairy Tale Of New York - The Pogues
97 Last Nite - The Strokes
98 Going Underground - The Jam
99 Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine
100 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

 
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Top 20 Albums And Singles Of The Lifetime Of Q Magazine

(20 Years)

November 2006 – Q244

Albums

1. Oasis – Definitely Maybe
2. Radiohead – Ok Computer
3. Nirvana – Nevermind
4. U2 – The Joshua Tree
5. Jeff Buckly – Grace
6. U2 – Achtung Baby
7. Radiohead – The Bends
8. Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
9. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
10. R.E.M. – Automatic For The People
11. Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
12. Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction
13. Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head
14. The Verve – Urban Hymns
15. Bob Dylan – Time Out Of Mind
16. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – By The Way
17. Prince – Sign O’ The Times
18. Massive Attack – Blue Lines
19. Madonna – Ray Of Light
20. Gorillaz – Demon Days

Singles (Tracks)

1. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Sprit
2. Outkast – Hey Ya!
3. Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child Of Mine
4. Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
5. U2 – One
6. Oasis – Live Forever
7. The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
8. Pulp – Common People
9. The La’s – There She Goes
10. The White Stripes – 7 Nation Army
11. Blur – Song 2
12. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
13. Robbie Williams – Angles
14. Britney Spears - …Baby One More Time
15. Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
16. Madonna – Like A Prayer
17. The Prodigy – Firestarter
18. Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha
19. Eminem – Stan
20. Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor


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Q - 100 Greatest Singers

(April 2007)

1. Elvis Presley
2. Aretha Franklin
3. Frank Sinatra
4. Otis Redding
5. John Lennon
6. Marvin Gaye
7. Kurt Cobain
8. Robert Plant
9. Mick Jagger
10. Jeff Buckley
11. Liam Gallagher
12. Billie Holiday
13. Thom Yorke
14. Johnny Cash
15. Sam Cooke
16. John Lydon
17. Janis Joplin
18. Bob Dylan
19. Kate Bush
20. Carl Wilson
21. Nina Simone
22. Van Morrison
23. Roy Orbison
24. Ray Charles
25. Ella Fitzgerald
26. Bono
27. Roger Daltrey
28. David Bowie
29. Dusty Springfield
30. Morrissey
31. Bob Marley
32. Paul McCartney
33. Rod Stewart
34. Stevie Wonder
35. Björk
36. Joni Mitchell
37. James Brown
38. Barry Gibb
39. Scott Walker
40. Jim Morrison
41. Al Green
42. Michael Stipe
43. Bon Scott
44. Joe Strummer
45. Elton John
46. Howlin’ Wolf
47. Freddie Mercury
48. Karen Carpenter
49. Patti Smith
50. Jack White
51. Michael Jackson
52. Levi Stubbs
53. Emmylou Harris
54. Leonard Cohen
55. Little Richard
56. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
57. PJ Harvey
58. Tim Buckley
59. Hank Williams
60. Bryan Ferry
61. Prince
62. Bruce Springsteen
63. Iggy Pop
64. Dolly Parton
65. Neil Young
66. Elisabeth Fraser
67. Frank Black
68. Antony Hegarty [Antony & the Johnsons]
69. Sly Stone
70. Beth Gibbons
71. Tom Jones
72. Lou Reed
73. Dave Gahan
74. George Michael
75. Tom Waits
76. Paul Weller
77. Norah Jones
78. Mary J Blige
79. Dionne Warwick
80. Nico
81. Ray LaMontagne
82. Nick Cave
83. Ian McCulloch
84. Lauryn Hill
85. Don Henley
86. Horace Andy
87. Axl Rose
88. Ian Curtis
89. Richard Ashcroft
90. Meat Loaf
91. Harry Nilsson
92. Jimmy Scott
93. Chris Cornell
94. Laura Nyro
95. Smokey Robinson
96. Rufus Wainwright
97. Stevie Nicks
98. Whitney Houston
99. David Crosby
100. Jón Thor Birgisson [Sigur Rós]

 
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Q – 21 Albums That Changed Music

From Q - November 2007 - The 21st Anniversary Issue

1. The Beatles – Meet The Beatles – (Us Issue Only) – Key Track – I Wanna Hold Your Hand - 1964
2. Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited – Key Track – Like A Rolling Stone – 1965
3. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds – Key Track – God Only Knows – 1966
4. The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico – Key Track – Heroin – 1967
5. The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet – Key Track – Sympathy For The Devil – 1968
6. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin – Key Track – Dazed And Confused – 1969
7. Joni Mitchell – Blue – River – 1971
8. David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust – Key Track – Starman – 1972
9. Kraftwerk – Autobahn – Key Track – Autobahn – 1974
10. Ramones – Ramones – Key Track – Blitzkrieg Bop – 1976
11. Various Artists – Saturday Night Fever – Key Track – Stayin’ Alive – 1977
12. Sex Pistols – Never Nind The Bollocks.. Key Track – God Save The Queen – 1977
13. Michael Jackson – Thriller – Key Track – Billie Jean – 1982
14. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead – Key Track – The Queen Is Dead – 1986
15. U2 – The Joshua Tree – Key Track – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – 1987
16. Nirvana – Nevermind – Key Track – Smells Like Teen Sprit – 1991
17. Dr. Dre – The Chronic – Key Track – Nutchin’ But A ‘G’ Thang – 1992
18. Jeff Buckley – Grace – Key Track – Hallelujah – 1994
19. Oasis – Definitely Maybe – Key Track – Live Forever – 1994
20. Radiohead – Ok Computer – Key Track – Paranoid Android – 1997
21. The Strokes – Is This It – Key Track – Last Night – 2001


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50 Years of Great British Music

Q - March 2008

Each section of chronological, in order of release.

1950s

Tracks

o Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line
o Tony Crombie & His Rockets - Teach You to Rock
o Tommy Steele - Rock with the Caveman
o Wee Willie Harris - Rockin’ at the 2 I’s
o Marty Wilde - Endless Sleep
o Cliff Richard & the Drifters [Shadows] - Move It
o Billy Fury - Maybe Tomorrow
o Vince Taylor & the Playboys - Brand New Cadillac
o Johnny Kidd & the Pirates - Please Don’t Touch
o Adam Faith - What Do You Want?

1960s

Albums

o Dusty Springfield - Everything’s Coming Up Dusty
o Beatles - Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
o Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn
o Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
o Small Faces - Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake
o Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
o Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief
o Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
o Who - Tommy
o Led Zeppelin - II

Tracks

o Shadows - Apache
o Tornados - Telstar
o Who - My Generation
o Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
o Rolling Stones - Paint it Black
o Troggs - Wild Thing
o Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
o Small Faces - Itchycoo Park
o Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
o Cream - Sunshine of Your Love

1970s

Albums

o David Bowie - Hunky Dory
o Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
o Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
o Queen - A Night at the Opera
o Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the...
o Jam - All Mod Cons
o Steel Pulse - Handsworth Revolution
o Specials - Specials
o Clash - London Calling
o Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Tracks

o Black Sabbath - Paranoid
o John Lennon - Working Class Hero
o Who - Won’t Get Fooled Again
o T.Rex - Get it On
o Elton John - Rocket Man
o Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
o Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
o David Bowie - ‘Heroes’
o Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen
o Undertones - Teenage Kicks

1980s

Albums

o Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
o Human League - Dare!
o Def Leppard - Pyromania
o Police - Synchronicity
o Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
o Smiths - Queen is Dead
o Pet Shop Boys - Actually
o Pogues - If I Should Fall from Grace with God
o Cure - Disintegration
o Stone Roses - Stone Roses

Tracks

o Soft Cell - Tainted Love
o Specials - Ghost Town
o Jam - Town Called Malice
o New Order - Blue Monday
o Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax
o Police - Every Breath You Take
o Smiths - How Soon is Now?
o M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up the Volume
o La’s - There She Goes
o Soul II Soul - Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)

1990s

Albums

o Depeche Mode - Violator
o Massive Attack - Blue Lines
o Primal Scream - Screamadelica
o Blur - Parklife
o Oasis - Definitely Maybe
o Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation
o Portishead - Dummy
o Pulp - Different Class
o Radiohead - OK Computer
o Verve - Urban Hymns

Tracks

o Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
o Oasis - Live Forever
o Blur - Parklife
o Pulp - Common People
o Prodigy - Firestarter
o Manic Street Preachers - A Design for Life
o Underworld - Born Slippy (Nuxx)
o Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
o Robbie Williams - Angels
o Cornershop - Brimful of Asha

2000s

Albums

o PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
o Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
o Libertines - Up the Bracket
o Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
o Streets - A Grand Don’t Come for Free
o Gorillaz - Demon Days
o Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
o Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
o Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
o Radiohead - In Rainbows

Tracks

o Coldplay - Scientist
o Girls Aloud - Sound of the Underground
o Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
o Wolfman featuring Pete Doherty - For Lovers
o Streets - Dry Your Eyes
o Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot
o Lily Allen - Smile
o Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
o Razorlight - America
o Amy Winehouse - Rehab

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Q Readers Best British Albums

2008 May 2008

See Also:  

›› 100 Greatest British Rock Albums
›› NME 100 Greatest British Albums
›› Observer Music Monthly British Albums
›› Kerrang 100 British Rock Albums

1. Oasis – Definitely Maybe
2. Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory
3. Radiohead – Ok Computer
4. The Beatles – Revolver
5. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
6. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band
7. The Clash – London Calling
8. Keane – Under The Iron Sea
9. Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon
10. The Verve – Urban Hymns
11. Radiohead – The Bends
12. The Beatles – Abbey Road
13. Keane – Hopes And Fears
14. Oasis – Don’t Believe The Truth
15. Dépêche Mode – Violator
16. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
17. Queen – A Night At The Opera
18. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say, That’s What I’m Not
19. The Beatles – The Beatles
20. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks…
21. The Beatles – Rubber Soul
22. Oasis – Be Here Now
23. Muse – Absolution
24. Duran Duran – Rio
25. Blur – Parklife
26. Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head
27. Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible
28. Muse – Origin Of Symmetry
29. Led Zeppelin – IV
30. Pink Floyd – The Wall
31. The Libertines – Up The Bracket
32. Coldplay – X & Y
33. The Who – Who’s Next
34. Muse – Black Holes And Revelations
35. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
36. Dépêche Mode – Songs Of Faith And Devotion
37. Stereophonics – Word Gets Around
38. The Prodigy – The Fat Of The Land
39. Pulp – Different Class
40. Radiohead – In Rainbows
41. David Bowie – Hunky Dory
42. Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare
43. Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go
44. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
45. Pet Shop Boys – Behaviour
46. David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust
47. Coldplay – Parachutes
48. The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street
49. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
50. The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed

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Q Artists And Albums Of The 21st Century
(The 1st 10 Years)
From Q 282 - Jan 2010

1. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
2. The Strokes – Is This It
3. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
4. The White Stripes – Elephant
5. Coldplay – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
6. Arcade Fire – Funeral
7. Green Day – American Idiot
8. Jay-Z – The Blueprint
9. Radiohead – Kid A
10. Johnny Cash – American Iv:The Man Comes Around
11. The Killers – Sams Town
12. Kasabian – Kasabian
13. Kings Of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbreak
14. Queens Of The Stoneage – Songs For The Deaf
15. Sigur Ros - ()
16. Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
17. Alicia Keys – Songs In A Minor
18. The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
19. The Streets – A Grand Don't Come For Free
20. Justin Timberlake – Justified
21. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand
22. Missy Elliott – Under Construction
23. Gnarls Barkley – St Elseware
24. Mgmt – Oracular Spectacular
25. Tv On The Radio – Dear Science
26. The Good The Bad The Queen – The Good The Bad The Queen
27. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever To Tell
28. Lcd Soundsystem – Lcd Soundsystem
29. Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
30. Radiohead – In Rainbows
31. Neil Diamond – Home Before Dark
32. Antony And The Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now
33. U2 – How To Dismantal An Atomic Bomb
34. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
35. Joanna Newsom – The Milk Eyed Mender
36. Elbow – Leaders Of The Free World
37. Tom Waits – Alice
38. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – B.R.M.C.
39. Justice – Cross
40. The Verve – Forth
41. Oasis – Don't Believe The Truth
42. Bat For Lashes – Fur And Gold
43. 50 Cent – Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
44. Peter Doherty – Grace/Wastelands
45. Death Cab For Cutie – Plans
46. Damien Rice – O
47. Jay-Z – The Black Album
48. Bjork – Vespertine
49. Perl Jam – Riot Act
50. The White Stripes – De Stijl
51. Coldplay – Parachutes
52. Gossip – Standing In The Way Of Control
53. The Streets – Original Pirate Material
54. My Morning Jacket – At Dawn
55. Rufus Wainwright – Want Two
56. The Knife – Deep Cuts
57. Rufus Wainwright – Want One
58. Robert Pollard – Is Off To Business
59. Blur – Think Tank
60. Tinariwen – The Radio Tisdas Sesions
61. Kinney – The Woods
62. Tony Christie – Made In Sheffield
63. Joan As Police Woman – To Survive
64. Cold War Kids – Robbers And Cowards
65. Peaches – The Teaches Of Peaches
66. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga
67. The Libertines – Up The Bracket
68. Jeffrey Lewis – It's The Ones Who've Cracked
69. Queens Of The Stoneage – Rated R
70. Silversun Pickup – Swoon
71. Lykke Li – Youth Novel
72. Adele – Youth Novel
73. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
74. Gogol Bordello – Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike
75. Hush Arbor – Yankee Reality
76. I Am Kloot – I Am Kloot Play Moolah Rouge
77. Liars – Drum's Not Dead
78. Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous
79. The Gaslight Anthem – The '59 Sound
80. Soul Assassins – Soul Assassins Ii
81. Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak
82. Stephen Fretwell – Magpie
83. Grace Jones – Hurricane
84. The Fratellis – Costello Music
85. Ray Lamontagne – Trouble
86. Young Jeezy – Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101
87. Kathleen Edwards – Failer
88. Rtx – Transmaniacon
89. Grinderman – Grinderman
90. Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
91. World Party – Dumbing Up
92. Republic Of Loose – Aaagh
93. Morrissey – You Are The Quarry
94. Social Distortion – Sex, Love And Rock 'N' Roll
95. The Moldy Peaches – The Moldy Peaches
96. Sara Watkins – Sara Watkins
97. Weird War – If You Can't Beat 'Em, Bite 'Em
98. The Cribs – The New Fellas
99. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives – Behind The Music
100. Jay-Z – American Gangster

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Q Magazine – 50 Ultimate British Songs
Issue 297 – April 2011

As Chosen By Songwriters, Singers & Q Readership


1. Born Slippy – Underworld
2. Shipbuilding – Robert Wyatt
3. Up The Bracket – The Libertines
4. Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush
5. Fix Up Look Sharp – Dizzee Rascal
6. Who Knows Where The Time Goes? - Fairport Convention
7. God Save The Queen – Sex Pistols
8. Fire – Kasabian
9. English Rose – The Jam
10. Senior Twilight Stock Replacer – The Fall
11. Up The Junction – Squeeze
12. Over – Portishead
13. A New England – Billy Bragg
14. Babies – Pulp
15. In The City – The Jam
16. Sunny Goodge Street – Donavan
17. Disintegration – The Cure
18. Back For Good – Take That
19. My Girl – Madness
20. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
21. Stop That Girl – Vic Godard And The Subway Sect
22. A Message To You, Rudy
23. Crying Lightning – Arctic Monkeys
24. Pass Out – Tine Tempah
25. Cigarettes & Alcohol – Oasis
26. Street Fighting Man – The Rolling Stones
27. She Is Beyond Good And Evil – The Pop Group
28. Lipstick Vogue – Elvis Costello
29. Ever Fallen In Love…. - The Buzzcocks
30. Black Dog – Led Zeppelin
31. Oh Bondage Up Yours! – X-Ray Spex
32. Rehab – Amy Winehouse
33. Itchycoo Park – Small Faces
34. Sheila – Jamie T
35. The Boy With The Arab Strap – Belle & Sebastian
36. This Is A Low – Blur
37. A Design For Life – Manic Street Preachers
38. LDN – Lily Allen
39. Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
40. Something – The Beatles
41. That’s Entertainment – The Jam
42. This Will Be Our Year – The Zombies
43. Alright – Supergrass
44. Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
45. Bird Flu – M.I.A.
46. Ghost Town – The Specials
47. This Is England – The Clash
48. Animal Nitrate – Suede
49. Song 2 – Blur
50. Stay Too Long – Plan B