MTV have been on a mission to find the greatest album ever made. Its four channels (Base, MTV2, VH1 and TMF) chose 100 albums each which were "whittled down" to a final shortlist for a public vote.
Here are the results…
1. MICHAEL JACKSON - THRILLER
2. CRAIG DAVID - BORN TO DO IT
3. GUNS 'N' ROSES - APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION
4. RADIOHEAD - OK COMPUTER
5. NIRVANA - NEVERMIND
6. OASIS - (WHAT'S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY?
7. OASIS - DEFINITELY MAYBE
8. U2 - THE JOSHUA TREE
9. ARCTIC MONKEYS - WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM, THAT'S WHAT I'M NOT
10. AMY WINEHOUSE - BACK TO BLACK
11. THE STROKES - IS THIS IT
12. KANYE WEST - THE COLLEGE DROPOUT
13. THE STONE ROSES - THE STONE ROSES
14. EMINEM - THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP
15. THE SMITHS - THE QUEEN IS DEAD
16. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE - RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
17. PRINCE; THE REVOLUTION - PURPLE RAIN
18. REM - AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE
19. USHER - 8701
20. PIXIES - DOOLITTLE
21. THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. - READY TO DIE
22. LAURYN HILL - THE MIS-EDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL
23. HUMAN LEAGUE - DARE
24. JAY-Z - THE BLUEPRINT
25. DIZZEE RASCAL - BOY IN DA CORNER
26. MARY J BLIGE - WHAT'S THE 411?
We should point out that these were all released after MTV's launch in 1981, so you won't find The Beatles in there. You can see each channel's top 100 here.
But while the likes of Nevermind, Thriller, The Queen Is Dead, The Blueprint and OK Computer are all present (not in the correct order, but present) it's quite hard to ignore the bloody great elephant in the room that is Born To Do It by Craig David. At number two! We have nothing more to say.