Thursday, June 01, 2006

Brits on music -- insane or just dumb?

From Yahoo! News today:

Oasis beats Beatles in best album poll
Thu Jun 1, 6:52 AM ET

The debut album by Oasis, the band that best spread the Britpop craze of the 1990s, has been voted the greatest album of all time in a major music poll published.

"Definitely Maybe," which featured chart-topping hits such as "Live Forever" and "Supersonic," beat "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by the much-loved Beatles into second place in the survey of more than 40,000 music fans.

This is absurd, of course. But read on:

Another Beatles album, "Revolver," came third, followed by Radiohead's "OK Computer" and a second Oasis title, "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?."

Wait, so Oasis had both the first and fifth best album of all time? Does anyone suspect that an Oasis fan board maybe got wind of this poll? But the best is yet to come:

Only two bands from the United States had an album in the best 20. Nirvana came sixth with "Nevermind" and The Strokes were 20th with "Is This It."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who conducted the poll?

4:21 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Some British organization -- I forget the name. People were invited to write in their choices -- there was no preset list.

4:37 PM  
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