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Monday, 8 May, 2000, 08:36 GMT 09:36 UK
Beatles top album poll
The Beatles photographed in July 1965
Top of the Q: The Beatles have six albums in the top 100
The Beatles' 1966 album Revolver has been voted the best British album ever made in a poll of music writers.

The record, which contains tracks including Eleanor Rigby and Good Day Sunshine, tops a list of 100 albums compiled by journalists at Q magazine.


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It is one of six entries for the legendary Liverpudlian act, beating A Hard Day's Night, The White Album, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road and Rubber Soul.

Radiohead's 1997 album OK Computer is number two in the poll, followed by the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street and London Calling by The Clash.

The chart is restricted to acts predominantly from the UK, and only features two female performers.

Kate Bush at number 20 with Hounds of Love, and Dusty Springfield, whose Everything's Coming Up Dusty album is at number 64.


Q's top 10
1. Revolver - The Beatles
2. OK Computer - Radiohead
3. Exile on Main Street - Rolling Stones
4. London Calling - The Clash
5. A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
6. Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
7. The Beatles (the White Album) - The Beatles
8. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis
9. Blue Lines - Massive Attack
10. Never Mind The Bollocks - Sex Pistols
The Beatles' six albums are in addition to John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band album at number 62, and Sir Paul McCartney's old band, Wings, has an entry with Band On The Run at number 75.

Behind the Fab Four is David Bowie, with four entries, and the Rolling Stones, who have three.

Other recent albums to make it into the top ten are Oasis' second album, (What's The Story) Morning Glory? at number eight, and Massive Attack's Blue Lines, at number nine.

The Smiths' The Queen Is Dead album, which topped a similar poll at rock weekly Melody Maker in December, came in at 27 with the Q writers.

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