A Listening Post
The Observer's Music Monthly has listed the 100 greatest British albums
. There are some folks who will denigrate the exercise as being meaningless. These are probably the same music lovers who will cosy up to Van Tutti or argue for hours that the Narciso Yepes version of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez
is far more emotive than that of John Williams. Which it is.
Some will also argue that any list is meaningless on the grounds that they are subject to variables, such as subjectivity. But that's all part of the fun. I admit to having 34 out of the hundred, but few of those would be in my top 100. I'm not going to say that it's not a good list because only Robert Wyatt's Rock Bottom
from the so-called Canterbury Scene gets a look in (at 36). I'll let Paul Morley
say it for me.