Only two Aussie acts make it into NME’S Top 200 Albums of All-Time

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It’s pretty much considered the bible of music journalism, but we kind of beg to differ after viewing British magazine, NME’s Top 200 albums of all-time.

To start with, foppy band The Smiths made it to the number one spot with their LP ‘The Queen Is Dead’, beating anything by The Beatles, David Bowie, Pink Floyd or the Rolling Stones.

Of course the amount of ex-pat artists that do feature make up the majority of the list, with the likes of Oasis, the Stone Roses, Blur and Pulp earning several entries each.

As for Aussie inclusions, only two (!) Australian artists feature in the top 200: AC/DC and their LP ‘Back To Black’ sits at number 197, and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ ‘Let Love In’ is at number 165.

A small number of more ‘modern’ acts feature in the rest of the 500 (though only 200 revealed so far) including albums by Daft Punk, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, and Kanye West.

Check out the Top 25 below.


The Top 25 Greatest Albums Of All Time According to NME:

01. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
02. The Beatles – Revolver
03. David Bowie – Hunky Dory
04. The Strokes – Is This It
05. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico
06. Pulp – Different Class
07. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
08. Pixies – Doolittle
09. The Beatles – The Beatles
10. Oasis – Definitely Maybe
11. Nirvana – Nevermind
12. Patti Smith – Horses
13. Arcade Fire – Funeral
14. David Bowie – Low
15. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
16. Joy Division – Closer
17. Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
18. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
19. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
20. Radiohead – OK Computer
21. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
22. Blur – Parklife
23. David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
24. The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main St. Street
25. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On