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Radio 2's Top 100 Favourite Albums


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#1 Futtocks

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

Here's the list.

This is what you get when the public are allowed to vote - Dido beats the Beatles and the Stones, while Celine Dion just pips The Who. :D

To be fair, there are some excellent albums in that list. I own 20 of them - what's your score?

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:03 PM

Between myself and Mrs Shadow at least 27
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#3 trakl

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:24 PM

It's a Rick "Ghastly" Astley of a list... how can Van Morrison be represented by Avalon Sunset and not Astral Weeks or Veedon Fleece? David Bowie by Let's Dance and not, say, Hunky Dory? And Bob Dylan's Blonde On Blonde falls just below Kylie Minogue's Fever!

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#4 heartofGold

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:28 PM

Zero. I don't own any albums

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#5 amh

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:32 PM

Got quite a few but quite shocked that Depeche Mode don't register with anyone

Ok, The Killers, Cherry Ghost and Richard Hawley I can understand, but Violater & Songs of Faith and Devotion, Music for the Masses .....for goodness sake

just seen it's radio 2 nuff said

I shall now go and play them while I spring clean

Edited by amh, 02 April 2013 - 02:33 PM.

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#6 Futtocks

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:39 PM

It's a Rick "Ghastly" Astley of a list... how can Van Morrison be represented by Avalon Sunset and not Astral Weeks or Veedon Fleece? David Bowie by Let's Dance and not, say, Hunky Dory? And Bob Dylan's Blonde On Blonde falls just below Kylie Minogue's Fever!

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The only Van Morrison song I've give house-room to is this mighty poetic ode. :D

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#7 JohnM

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:40 PM

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A question, though. What is Radio 2? Is it like The Light Programme?

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:47 PM

4, I don't follow the herd
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:51 PM

The only Van Morrison song I've give house-room to is this mighty poetic ode. :D


It sends shivers up my spine...

#10 Wolford6

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:38 PM

Nine.

Most of the others: not only do I not have them, but I don't want them.

How many of those artists have any element of "danger" about them? Very very few.

No punk.

The majority comprise a relentless list of Mam and Dad music, something to play when you're doing the crossword ... and, yes, I am 58.

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#11 Bleep1673

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:10 PM

Nine.

Most of the others: not only do I not have them, but I don't want them.

How many of those artists have any element of "danger" about them? Very very few.

No punk.

The majority comprise a relentless list of Mam and Dad music, something to play when you're doing the crossword ... and, yes, I am 58.

Hence Radio 2
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#12 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:12 PM

Any time Coldplay,Adele and Dido are in an album chart,you know it's ##it.
12 and only one of those in the top 30.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

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#14 Phil

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:23 PM

11, what an absolutely appalling list of mediocrity and general pap. No Clash, No Specials, No Sex Pistols, nothing cutting edge, just pap.
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#15 gingerjon

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:36 PM

Ugh, popular music that people like. How vile ...
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#16 gingerjon

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:44 PM

And I have owned 5 of them. But I don't own any albums at all now.
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#17 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:00 PM

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#18 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:40 PM

Any list of the Top 100 albums that only has one Bob Dylan album in it isn't worth looking at!

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#19 Jeff Stein

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:54 PM

Looking at the date it was announced I can only assume it was all a very clever joke that I don't quite get.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:02 AM

11, what an absolutely appalling list of mediocrity and general pap. No Clash, No Specials, No Sex Pistols, nothing cutting edge, just pap.


To be fair, it does state quite clearly at the top of the list that "we asked listeners to pick their favourite from our list of Radio 2's Top 100 Most Played Albums." So it isn't claiming to be a definitive list of the best albums ever made, just a list of the ones played a lot on Radio 2 that Radio 2 listeners like the most, hence its overall blandness. I doubt Radio 2 have ever played a Clash, Specials or Sex Pistols record, and why would they, it isn't really what Radio 2 is there for.

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