Beatles' Revolver Voted Greatest Album Of All Time
May 1, 2000, 10:20 am PT
The Beatles' 1966 album Revolver is the greatest album of all time. At least, that's
what a slew of U.K.-based journalists think, according to the BBC.
Revolver beat out Radiohead's OK Computer, the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street,
the Clash's London Calling, and the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, which rounded out the top
5 in The 100 Greatest Albums Ever poll, sponsored by U.K. music magazine Q.
A similar poll sponsored by U.K. music tabloid Melody Maker named the Smiths' The Queen
Is Dead as the No. 1 album of all time last December. On the Q poll, Morrissey and Co.
landed at No. 27.
One catch: The chart is restricted to acts predominantly from the U.K.
Here is Q's Top 10 Greatest Albums Ever:
1. Revolver, Beatles
2. OK Computer, Radiohead
3. Exile on Main Street, Rolling Stones
4. London Calling, the Clash
5. A Hard Day's Night, Beatles
6. Astral Weeks, Van Morrison
7. Beatles (White Album), Beatles
8. (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, Oasis
9. Blue Lines, Massive Attack
10. Never Mind the Bollocks, Sex Pistols
-- Kevin Raub