According to a poll done by HMV, a UK and Ireland based entertainment store, readers have voted Iron Maiden‘s 1982 album The Number Of The Beast as the best British album of the past 60 years. Coming in with a pretty strong second place was Depeche Mode‘s Violator (hell yes!) while The Beatle’s had four entries in the Top 10. The poll garnered approximately 30,000 votes for the Top 60 albums of the past 60 years.
The Top 10:
01. Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast
02. Depeche Mode – Violator
03. The Beatles – Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
04. The Beatles – Abbey Road
05. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
06. The Beatles – Revolver
07. Queen – A Night At The Opera
08. Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
09. Adele – 21
10. The Beatles – White Album
This is fascinating to me as, in the past, more popular/mainstream artists would have almost certainly dominated the charts. Now, with the advantage of social media, the full scope of music can be appreciated and lauded.
You can see the full list of the top 60 albums here.
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