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DARK SIDE SHINES BRIGHT

 

Dark Side of the Moon by legendary rock band Pink Floyd has been voted the nation's favourite rock album of all time.

 

It is one of the most successful releases ever, having sold more than 34 million copies worldwide.

 

Pink Floyd performed two tracks from the album, Breathe and Money, at the Live 8 concert in London.

 

It was their first performance together in 25 years.

 

Dark Side of the Moon is just one of four Pink Floyd albums in the top 30.

 

Wish You Were Here came in at number four, The Wall at 12 and Animals at 25.

 

The poll involved more than 15,000 listeners of the digital radio station Planet Rock.

 

Led Zeppelin IV and Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous came in second and third place respectively.

 

The top 10:

 

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

3. Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous

4. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

5. AC/DC - Back In Black

6. Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction

7. Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell

8. Deep Purple - In Rock

9. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

10. Pearl Jam - Ten

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1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

3. Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous

4. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

5. AC/DC - Back In Black

6. Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction

7. Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell

8. Deep Purple - In Rock

9. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

10. Pearl Jam - Ten

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I own a fair few of those like. :blink:

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The top 10:

 

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

3. Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous

4. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

5. AC/DC - Back In Black

6. Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction

7. Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell

8. Deep Purple - In Rock

9. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

10. Pearl Jam - Ten

 

I own nearly all of them but whilst i'm glad Deep Purple are in there i would have expected it to be Machine Head not, In Rock.

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1. Free Live

2. Seconds Out - Genesis

3. Live and Dangerous - Thin Lizzy

4. Led Zep 4

5. Duke - Genesis

6. And Then There Were Three - Genesis

7. Aqualung - Jethro Tull

8. A Show of Hands - Rush

9. Live Bites - Scorpions

10.Rumours - Fleetwood Mac

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Nevermind surely has to be there

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no it doesnt - and neither should 'ten'.

 

 

both should be in the top 20 maybe.

 

 

what aboot the stones' exile on main street ?

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Well it depends on what counts as "rock" - typically a top 10 rock album chart would be consisting of classic rock albums. There is the one exception of a grunge album, but there is no space for Metallica (being metal, and "selling out" at a later decade, which is also gives Ten a surprise appearance). Black Sabbath however, I am more surprised are not there.

 

Anyway the best Metallica album is Ride the Lighning, from the thrash-metal period, even though the "black album" is the only album that would be a contender for that chart.

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nevermind shits on ten. it sold about 3 times as many copies and is prob a candidate for number one spot. also where is black sabbath, metallicas black album etc..

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Always a guarantee of quality

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Yes, sales isn't relevant in which is best! Though in this case the one that's sold the most is the best of the two.

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nevermind shits on ten. it sold about 3 times as many copies and is prob a candidate for number one spot. also where is black sabbath, metallicas black album etc..

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Always a guarantee of quality

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Yes, sales isn't relevant in which is best! Though in this case the one that's sold the most is the best of the two.

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I never really liked Ten at the time but I listen to it far more than Nevermind now.

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1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

3. Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous

4. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

5. AC/DC - Back In Black

6. Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction

7. Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell

8. Deep Purple - In Rock

9. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

10. Pearl Jam - Ten

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Take out Bat Out of Hell, throw in The Wall and you'd have possibly the most sensible resolution to a public vote ever.

 

Nevermind = 'I hate myself, I want to die' music. I could abide Nirvana when I went through that whole depressed teenager phase but now I can't listen to them. If you want a good grunge band try Soundgarden.

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1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

3. Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous

4. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

5. AC/DC - Back In Black

6. Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction

7. Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell

8. Deep Purple - In Rock

9. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

10. Pearl Jam - Ten

21158[/snapback]

 

Take out Bat Out of Hell, throw in The Wall and you'd have possibly the most sensible resolution to a public vote ever.

 

Nevermind = 'I hate myself, I want to die' music. I could abide Nirvana when I went through that whole depressed teenager phase but now I can't listen to them. If you want a good grunge band try Soundgarden.

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Definitely. Best grunge band.

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1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

3. Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous

4. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

5. AC/DC - Back In Black

6. Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction

7. Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell

8. Deep Purple - In Rock

9. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

10. Pearl Jam - Ten

21158[/snapback]

 

Take out Bat Out of Hell, throw in The Wall and you'd have possibly the most sensible resolution to a public vote ever.

 

Nevermind = 'I hate myself, I want to die' music. I could abide Nirvana when I went through that whole depressed teenager phase but now I can't listen to them. If you want a good grunge band try Soundgarden.

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Harsh! Actually Bleach was a better album musically than Nevermind but as "best" should be measured on many things including influence on other musicians, then Nevermind should be in the list.

As for the good grunge band, Soundgarden were good but there were better in:

Tad

Big Black

Killdozer

Mudhoney

Helmet

Screaming trees

Alice in chains

Jesus lizard

Even "the melvins" if you want to hear what Kurt use to rave about.

Or if you want the english equivilant and a band that the world missed:

Swervedriver!

The first album "raise" was probably the best but least heard album released in 1989/90.

Even Billy Corgan mentioned them on a music program (Rage) he was selecting clips for on Saturday night.

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nevermind shits on ten. it sold about 3 times as many copies and is prob a candidate for number one spot. also where is black sabbath, metallicas black album etc..

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Always a guarantee of quality

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i knew id get a sarky reply to that. in pop music it doesnt guarantee quality no. but in rock/heavy metal, because it is specialist taste, if it sells a few million it usually indicates its decent. regardless of whether it selt 10 or 10,000,000 copies how can you possibly say that ten is better than nevermind! if nirvana hadnt brought grunge to the worlds attention pearl jam would not have sold a fraction as many albums as they have

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1.  Free Live

2.  Seconds Out - Genesis

3.  Live and Dangerous - Thin Lizzy

4.  Led Zep 4

5.  Duke - Genesis

6.  And Then There Were Three - Genesis

7.  Aqualung - Jethro Tull

8.  A Show of Hands - Rush

9.  Live Bites - Scorpions

10.Rumours - Fleetwood Mac

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From the sublime to the ridiculous.

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The top 10:

 

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

3. Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous

4. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

5. AC/DC - Back In Black

6. Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction

7. Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell

8. Deep Purple - In Rock

9. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

10. Pearl Jam - Ten

 

I own nearly all of them but whilst i'm glad Deep Purple are in there i would have expected it to be Machine Head not, In Rock.

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I don't own any of them. :stars:

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1.  Free Live

2.  Seconds Out - Genesis

3.  Live and Dangerous - Thin Lizzy

4.  Led Zep 4

5.  Duke - Genesis

6.  And Then There Were Three - Genesis

7.  Aqualung - Jethro Tull

8.  A Show of Hands - Rush

9.  Live Bites - Scorpions

10.Rumours - Fleetwood Mac

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From the sublime to the ridiculous.

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which one is that

 

Actually thought the thread would have developed with posters posting their favourite rock/pop albums that they could think of....

 

I've only got 3 of the original list ie numbers 2, 3 and 7. I have never got into Pink Floyd, I know they are a great band but just not my taste.

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1.  Free Live

2.  Seconds Out - Genesis

3.  Live and Dangerous - Thin Lizzy

4.  Led Zep 4

5.  Duke - Genesis

6.  And Then There Were Three - Genesis

7.  Aqualung - Jethro Tull

8.  A Show of Hands - Rush

9.  Live Bites - Scorpions

10.Rumours - Fleetwood Mac

21187[/snapback]

From the sublime to the ridiculous.

22721[/snapback]

 

which one is that

 

Actually thought the thread would have developed with posters posting their favourite rock/pop albums that they could think of....

 

I've only got 3 of the original list ie numbers 2, 3 and 7. I have never got into Pink Floyd, I know they are a great band but just not my taste.

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Led Zep - Sublime, Scorpions - Ridiculous :stars:

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1.  Free Live

2.  Seconds Out - Genesis

3.  Live and Dangerous - Thin Lizzy

4.  Led Zep 4

5.  Duke - Genesis

6.  And Then There Were Three - Genesis

7.  Aqualung - Jethro Tull

8.  A Show of Hands - Rush

9.  Live Bites - Scorpions

10.Rumours - Fleetwood Mac

21187[/snapback]

From the sublime to the ridiculous.

22721[/snapback]

 

which one is that

 

Actually thought the thread would have developed with posters posting their favourite rock/pop albums that they could think of....

 

I've only got 3 of the original list ie numbers 2, 3 and 7. I have never got into Pink Floyd, I know they are a great band but just not my taste.

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Led Zep - Sublime, Scorpions - Ridiculous :stars:

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That was going to be my guess as to your two choices! Though to be fair i haven't heard the scorpions album so can hardly comment!

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