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Readers rank two Floyd works among "Greatest Rock Albums of All Time"

Two Pink Floyd albums appear on a list of "The Top 100 Rock Albums of All Time" published in Classic Rock magazine.

The list includes Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" (1973) at #36, and "The Wall" (1979) at #18.

The list was based on a readers' poll conducted by the British magazine, in conjunction with its sister publication, Metal Hammer, and HMV. It appears in Classic Rock's November issue.

The article calls "The Wall," "a concept album to end all concept albums." "Dark Side of the Moon" is "still holding its own among the biggest-selling and most influential albums of all time."

Classic Rock published a critics' list of the top 100 rock albums several issues ago. "Dark Side of the Moon" appeared at #2 on that list; "The Wall" was at #24.

The top three in the readers' poll were "Toxicity" (2001) by System of a Down, #3; Led Zeppelin IV (1971), #2; and "Appetite for Destruction" (1987) by Guns N' Roses, #1.

The poll excluded live albums and compilations.

As a bonus for Floyd fans, the magazine includes an article about "Wall" animator Gerald Scarfe, a Floydian mention in its "Rock of Ages: November 1986" section, and the story behind "The Wall" album cover.

(Posted: Nov. 20, 2002)


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