Floyd ranks in magazine survey
Readers rank two Floyd works among "Greatest Rock Albums of
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.
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."
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.
Nov. 20, 2002)
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