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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Top 100 Albums Easter Monday Radio 2 Reply with quote

On Easter Monday from Janice Long right through the day until Jo Whiley from (2-5pm) when she'll reveal the number one album - Radio 2 will be counting down the Top 100 Albums of all time.

12-2pm on Easter Monday French and Saunders will return ( So guess they won't be doing the count down!)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can we hope this is the last of the Top 100 of anything...... <please>

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somehow I doubt that Helen

I reckon that eventually we'll get a show featuring the Top 100 singles which didn't make the Top Hundred Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder what the criteria are for 'top albums'. Logically it should be best sellers, but knowing the idiots who run Radio 2 it will probably be 'most played', in which case we're in for the usual 80s drivel like Elvis Costello, Madonna and Queen.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easter Monday is April 1st. We should have had Tony Blackburn's top 100 jokes !
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
I wonder what the criteria are for 'top albums'. Logically it should be best sellers, but knowing the idiots who run Radio 2 it will probably be 'most played', in which case we're in for the usual 80s drivel like Elvis Costello, Madonna and Queen.

Didn't we do the survey a few months back... or was that a totally different "Top Albums" thing?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume it is this top 100.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/vote/top-albums/
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that's the one, where each group/artist is only allowed one album!
Ridiculous.

There are some classics there, but so many omissions as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree it's odd and I wonder which track they will choose from each album that gets into the final list?

No doubt it will be the already overplayed track that made it to the singles chart...............

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a load of rubbish. It says more about the audience that has been attracted to Radio 2 in the last few years than the standard of the albums. How can Rumours, Sgt Pepper & Dark Side be rated below a forgettable album by Keane? Am I being a conspiracy theorist in seeing the footprint of record companies here?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally agree! As I think someone predicted earlier it was Coldplay who took the top spot. I had it on in the background for a while but I usually don't bother with these bank holiday chart shows, and won't if they dream up anymore of them!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't listen since quite apart from the actual chart content with a couple of notable exceptions I wasn't keen on the selection of presenters on offer today Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't hear it all but like everyone here I'm appalled that classics like Sergeant Pepper, Dark Side, Thriller, Bridge Over Troubled Water etc should be beaten by Coldplay, Keane and bloody Duran Duran Rolling Eyes .

And why play so many obvious tracks (eg the hit singles)? I actually turned off when the brilliant Sticky Fingers was nominated, and then--in true Radio 2 style--they play Brown Sugar??!! If an album is a classic, surely by definition there are several tracks that can be played, not just the well known ones.

Radio 2 at it's worst.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In true incestuous Radio2 fashion, this list is a vote based around a top 100 published earlier this year. As such it is the "listeners favourites of those most played on Radio2" albums of all time. That list itself only allowed one per artist, so the whole premise is pretty shakey.

Nevertheless, the results are out and WOW! It's not what I would have chosen but then it shows the tastes of voting listeners and is in no way a reflection of influence or other measure of quality. But Coldplay, Keane and Duran Duran - seriously? Blunt, and Dido????

Hard to argue that this does not reflect the likes of the Radio2 audience, but then that audience is created by being fed such a boring menu. It's interesting that the sequence has been "Here's the list of what we play, now pick your favourites" which can only result in a justification of what they play. More bland - it's what the listeners want!

If nothing else, it's shown me why I rarely listen during the day any longer.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TrickyTaylors wrote:
In true incestuous Radio2 fashion, this list is a vote based around a top 100 published earlier this year. As such it is the "listeners favourites of those most played on Radio2" albums of all time. That list itself only allowed one per artist, so the whole premise is pretty shakey.

Nevertheless, the results are out and WOW! It's not what I would have chosen but then it shows the tastes of voting listeners and is in no way a reflection of influence or other measure of quality. But Coldplay, Keane and Duran Duran - seriously? Blunt, and Dido????

Hard to argue that this does not reflect the likes of the Radio2 audience, but then that audience is created by being fed such a boring menu. It's interesting that the sequence has been "Here's the list of what we play, now pick your favourites" which can only result in a justification of what they play. More bland - it's what the listeners want!

If nothing else, it's shown me why I rarely listen during the day any longer.





Good post TT.

From this article in The Guardian...

"In a move that will stun many musical purists but will surprise few who read the playlists for Radio 2, Coldplay's A Rush Of Blood To The Head has been named the favourite album of all time by the BBC station's listeners".

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"Radio 2's head of music, Jeff Smith, said: "With albums ranging from Sinatra in the 50s to Emeli Sandé in the last year, the range of eras and genres exhibited by the chart is typical of the breadth of Radio 2 and its distinctive music policy".

"Musicians such as Coldplay and Dido have struck a chord with listeners and are in good company in the top 10 alongside legendary bands like the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, whose appeal remains undiminished after all these years."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/apr/01/coldplay-best-album-radio-2

Dido???

Coldplay must be cock-a- hoop, this coming on the back of their song Clocks being voted the greatest song of the last 10 years by BBC 6Music listeners in February.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TrickyTaylors wrote:
In true incestuous Radio2 fashion, this list is a vote based around a top 100 published earlier this year. As such it is the "listeners favourites of those most played on Radio2" albums of all time. That list itself only allowed one per artist, so the whole premise is pretty shakey.

Nevertheless, the results are out and WOW! It's not what I would have chosen but then it shows the tastes of voting listeners and is in no way a reflection of influence or other measure of quality. But Coldplay, Keane and Duran Duran - seriously? Blunt, and Dido????

Hard to argue that this does not reflect the likes of the Radio2 audience, but then that audience is created by being fed such a boring menu. It's interesting that the sequence has been "Here's the list of what we play, now pick your favourites" which can only result in a justification of what they play. More bland - it's what the listeners want!

If nothing else, it's shown me why I rarely listen during the day any longer.



What a strange carry on, produce a list of albums that are based on what's on R2 and claim they are peoples favourites. So when did listeners get a choice of what's played usually, and when did R2 start playing albums, its mostly singles ?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ryan Turbidy's show was full of people texting in about the classic albums the chart had missed off, but I didn't hear one mention of it was all a massive self-fulfilling con.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:

Radio 2 at it's worst.


Too true, and it doesn't hold out any hope of things ever improving.

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I knew it wasn't just me that could see through this self fullfilling prophecy of 'the best'.

For artists with a body of work such as the Beatles, Stones, Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Floyd and such, fans would argue long and hard over whether the included album is even their best!!! I'm afraid I'm still shaking my head in complete bafflement every time I think of that top 3. And just a little further down, in what universe do Dido, Blunt and Minogue sit ahead of Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson and Paul Simon?????

OMG I think is the phrase?
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TrickyTaylors wrote:
I knew it wasn't just me that could see through this self fullfilling prophecy of 'the best'.

For artists with a body of work such as the Beatles, Stones, Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Floyd and such, fans would argue long and hard over whether the included album is even their best!!! I'm afraid I'm still shaking my head in complete bafflement every time I think of that top 3. And just a little further down, in what universe do Dido, Blunt and Minogue sit ahead of Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson and Paul Simon?????

OMG I think is the phrase?


This is what happens when you let the public vote. Remember Tony Blair? ?.. same people voting, half of all people are of below average intelligence... Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over on Classic FM, I bet they're horrified the games nerds have managed to knock Beethoven out of the Hall of Fame Top 5 with a couple of middling videogame scores!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R2Icon wrote:
TrickyTaylors wrote:
I knew it wasn't just me that could see through this self fullfilling prophecy of 'the best'.

For artists with a body of work such as the Beatles, Stones, Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Floyd and such, fans would argue long and hard over whether the included album is even their best!!! I'm afraid I'm still shaking my head in complete bafflement every time I think of that top 3. And just a little further down, in what universe do Dido, Blunt and Minogue sit ahead of Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson and Paul Simon?????

OMG I think is the phrase?


This is what happens when you let the public vote. Remember Tony Blair? ?.. same people voting, half of all people are of below average intelligence... Confused


Never a truer statement than that one in my view Smile Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Over on Classic FM, I bet they're horrified the games nerds have managed to knock Beethoven out of the Hall of Fame Top 5 with a couple of middling videogame scores!


It happened last year too with Military Wives, this year they were not even in the top 100.
The video game scores are pleasant enough but no way are they better than Beethoven, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, etc
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

R2Icon wrote:
TrickyTaylors wrote:
I knew it wasn't just me that could see through this self fullfilling prophecy of 'the best'.

For artists with a body of work such as the Beatles, Stones, Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Floyd and such, fans would argue long and hard over whether the included album is even their best!!! I'm afraid I'm still shaking my head in complete bafflement every time I think of that top 3. And just a little further down, in what universe do Dido, Blunt and Minogue sit ahead of Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson and Paul Simon?????

OMG I think is the phrase?


This is what happens when you let the public vote. Remember Tony Blair? ?.. same people voting, half of all people are of below average intelligence... Confused


And they could only vote for a pre-selected 100 albums.

Maybe this reflects the new 'younger' listeners attracted to the 'old R1' R2 has become ?
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