OK Computer Named Best Album of the Past 25 Years

by Jonathan on December 22, 2010

OK Computer

Q Magazine readers recently voted Radiohead’s OK Computer as the best album of the past 25 years. No big surprise there, right? The band also took three other places in the top 30 – compiled to mark 25 years of the magazine – with The Bends at eight, Kid A at 18 and In Rainbows at 23. 13 years ago, Q Magazine had a similar poll where OK Computer was also named best album of all time. Now that is staying power.

Full list after the jump.

(thanks to Peter)

The Top 30 albums

1. OK Computer – Radiohead

2. Nevermind – Nirvana

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

4. Definitely Maybe – Oasis

5. Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not – Arctic Monkeys

6. The Joshua Tree – U2

7. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses

8. The Bends – Radiohead

9. Achtung Baby – U2

10. Black Holes And Revelations – Muse

11. Is This It – The Strokes

12. A Rush Of Blood To The Head – Coldplay

13. Parklife – Blur

14. Screamadelica – Primal Scream

15. White Blood Cells – The White Stripes

16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel

17. Hot Fuss – The Killers.

18. Kid A – Radiohead

19. Funeral – Arcade Fire

20. American Idiot – Green Bay

21. The Holy Bible – Manic Street Preachers

22. Absolution – Muse

23. In Rainbows – Radiohead

24. Only By The Night – Kings Of Leon

25. Demon Days – Gorillaz

26. Origin Of Symmetry – Muse

27. Appetite For Destruction – Guns N’Roses

28. Urban Hymns – The Verve

29. Automatic For The People – R.E.M.

30. Loveless – My Bloody Valentine

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EMJBTI3IVVTSZD35L3OY2CF27Y Saúl

    24. Only By The Night – Kings Of Leon
    Seriously?!
    Well deserved spot for Neutral Milk Hotel…

  • defaultusername

    Meh. It’s missing Pixies, Pearl Jam, Beck, Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Weezer… quite a lot, actually. And they seriously called Green Day “Green Bay”? Loooooool.

  • …..

    I agree with OK Computer being number one, but Oasis with numbers 3 and 4 is a joke and Hot Fuss above In Rainbows and Kid A is just frankly, embarrassing. It doesn’t come anywhere close to either, so this list loses all credibility IMO.

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  • Cosmichands

    This isn’t the full list, there were 100 albums on the full list

  • Anonymous

    Nirvana sucks still huge ass.
    Soundgarden and Alice in Chains were much better than them.

  • Anonymous

    Guns n Roses fucking sucks

  • Johnston89

    While awesome, OK Computer isn’t even the best Radiohead album of the past 25 years.

  • Anonymous

    Never heard of or read Q-Magazine but their readers might want to look into a band called Tool, specifically for the work they did on Lateralus and Aenima.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001397203684 David James Brown

    That’s because UK rules man and it is a UK magazine… :P  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001397203684 David James Brown

    Dude you can’t be that much of a fan to say negative crap about Radiohead… Those albums so deserve to be there, your just jealous that’s all. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001397203684 David James Brown

    actually there is 250 albums on the full list man :P  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001397203684 David James Brown

    There is 250 albums in the list and voted by the people man, you can’t argue with the people :) )

  • anonymous

    green day!! lol but i must say.. green day green bay, same shiet.

  • Marco Duarte

    He is just not a fan boy of Radiohead like you. Liking or even Loving Radiohead doesnt mean having only ears to Radiohead. There are a lot of other great bands in the world. And yes, the list is laughable when the list is dominated by rock and still cant see a Beatles and a Queen album in there.

  • Sam

    Nope, The Bends is :D

  • http://twitter.com/sambattye Sam Battye

    Alternate Title:
    Everything In It’s Wrong Place

  • http://twitter.com/sambattye Sam Battye

    I agree with Queen, but the Beatles weren’t around in the last 25 years though mate If they were The White Album would be number 1XD

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RBAAG2W4UCGRVLYPDIRT2CGLBM box of kittens

    there is no way i can agree with that list.  where’s and justice for all?  where’s mellon collie & the infinite sadness? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RBAAG2W4UCGRVLYPDIRT2CGLBM box of kittens

     in rainbows and kid a are difficult for me to compare, in order to pick the “best” from the two.  in rainbows killed me, but then kid a revived me … interesting that i heard the two albums in that order. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000743385260 James Le

    im sooooo glad demon days is on here

  • Josh Miles

    Q Magazine readers confirmed as retards. The Killers? Muse? Green Day? Coldplay? Kings of Leon? Really?

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  • Kryo

    Black holes and revelations better than Absolution and Origin of Symmetry shows that this list is rubbish !

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