Best album of all time revealed

NME.COM poll has some surprising results

Oasis debut ’Definitely Maybe’ has been voted the best album of all time in an NME.COM poll.

The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums teamed up with NME.COM to celebrate 50 years of the Official UK Album Chart.

Not only have Oasis secured the top spot, but their 1995 album ’(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ is at Number Five.


The Manchester lads’ heroes, The Beatles, were at second and third place in the poll with ’Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and ’Revolver’.

Radiohead also scored two albums in the top ten, with ’OK Computer’ at Number Four and ’The Bends’ at Number Ten.

Editor of The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, David Roberts, said the poll shows that great albums will always last. He said: “Usually these polls are full of records that people have only just bought because they are freshest in the mind. Only two albums in the Top 20 were released in the last five years, so the voters have clearly thought long and hard about their decision.”

The most recent album to feature in the Top 20 is The Libertines’ debut, ’Up The Bracket’, at Number 15.

The full Top 20 is as follows:

1. ‘Definitely Maybe’ – Oasis


2. ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ – The Beatles

3. ‘Revolver’ – The Beatles

4. ‘OK Computer’ – Radiohead

5. ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ – Oasis

6. ‘Nevermind’ – Nirvana

7. ‘The Stone Roses’ – The Stone Roses

8. ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ – Pink Floyd

9. ‘The Queen Is Dead’ – The Smiths

10. ‘The Bends’ – Radiohead

11. ‘The Joshua Tree’ – U2

12. ‘London Calling’ – The Clash

13. ‘The Beatles (The White Album)’ – The Beatles

14. ‘Abbey Road’ – The Beatles

15. ‘Up The Bracket’ – The Libertines

16. ‘Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols’ – Sex Pistols

17. ‘Four Symbols (Led Zeppelin IV)’ – Led Zeppelin

18. ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’ – David Bowie

19. ‘A Night At The Opera’ – Queen

20. ‘Is This It’ – The Strokes