Radiohead's OK Computer is greatest '90s allbum

Radiohead topped the list of Greatest Albums from the '90s with their 1997 offering 'OK Computer'

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Radiohead singer Thom Yorke

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke

Radiohead's album 'OK Computer' is the Greatest Album of the '90s according to Q Magazine readers.

The band's seminal 1997 chart-topping LP has been voted the most "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" LP of the 20th century, beating Oasis 'Definitely Maybe' and Nirvana's 'In Utero' to the title.

The third studio album from the British rockers - fronted by 'Fake Plastic Trees' crooner Thom Yorke - laid the groundwork for the experimental sound they later followed, which spouted hits 'Paranoid Android', 'Karma Police' and 'Lucky' and is credited for signalling the end of the Britpop era.

It narrowly beat solo artist Tricky's 'Maxinquaye' to first place.

Commenting on the results, Q's Senior Editor Matt Mason said: "The 90s was such an inventive time for music and it's only now with a decade-and-a-half's distance that we can really appreciate how some of the bands and records of the decade shaped - and continue to shape - the musical and cultural landscape of today."

He added: "We're still learning about a lot of these albums: with the passage of time, bands have opened up more about the secrets and stories behind them and there are plenty of new insights and tales to be uncovered."

The full list of the 100 Greatest Albums of the '90s appears in this month's Q Magazine on sale from tomorrow (27.10.15).

The Top Ten '90s Albums:

1. Radiohead - 'OK Computer'

2. Tricky - 'Maxinquaye'

3. Nirvana - 'In Utero'

4. Jeff Buckley - 'Grace'

5. Beastie Boys - 'Ill Communication'

6. Björk - 'Debut'

7. DJ Shadow - 'Endtroducing'

8. Oasis - 'Definitely Maybe'

9. Pulp - 'Different Class'

10. The Chemical Brothers - 'Dig Your Own Hole'

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1. DJ Brown27 Oct 2015, 12:34pm Report

No surprises it's number 1, more often than not it's number 1 in polls. This is not lucky, it is the best album ever for me with The Bends and In Rainbows.

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