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Latest update : 2008-02-18

The rock group Oasis have claimed the top two spots in a poll of Britain's best-ever albums ahead of iconic records by the Beatles and Pink Floyd.

LONDON — The rock group Oasis have claimed the top two spots in a poll of Britain's best-ever albums released Monday, ahead of iconic albums by the Beatles and Pink Floyd.
   
Oasis's 1994 album "Definitely Maybe" and "(What's the Story) Morning Glory" from 1996 came number one and number two respectively, according to a survey by Q magazine and retailer HMV to find the 50 best ever British albums.
   
Radiohead's "OK Computer" came in third while the Beatles' "Revolver" finished only fourth in the survey of 11,000 people.
   
Two other albums by Oasis made it into the top 25 — "Don't Believe the Truth" at 14 and "Be Here Now" at 22.
   
"It's clear that, having polled three times more votes than any other act, Oasis are undoubtedly the nation's most loved band," said Paul Rees, editor of Q magazine.
   
Rudy Osorio, HMV head of music, added that people are starting to "recognise the iconic appeal of Oasis and the brilliance of 'Definitely Maybe' as an era-defining album."
   
The full list of 50 British albums was heavily dominated by rock bands, including the Clash, Pink Floyd, Queen and Arctic Monkeys.
   
Five albums by the Beatles made it onto the list. The only female artist to be included was Amy Winehouse, whose "Back to Black" came in at number 35.
   

The top ten:

1. Definitely Maybe - Oasis
2. (What's the Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis
3. OK Computer - Radiohead
4. Revolver - The Beatles
5. Stone Roses - Stone Roses
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles
7. London Calling - The Clash
8. Under the Iron Sea - Keane
9. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
10. Urban Hymns -  The Verve

Date created : 2008-02-18

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