Radiohead's 1997 album 'OK Computer' has been named the best album of the past 25 years by music fans in a new poll in Q magazine.
Radiohead also have three other albums in the Top 30: 'The Bends' (eighth), 'Kid A' (18th) and 'In Rainbows' (23rd).
Paul Rees, Q's editor-in-chief, said: "In the 13 years since its release, 'OK Computer's appeal to Q and its readers has grown exponentially.
"We originally hailed it as a masterpiece and, a rarity this, that isn't an opinion that we've even considered modifying ever since.
"As this readers' poll testifies, our readers see it as the benchmark against which all other album are and continue to be judged against in Q's lifetime."
Nirvana's 'Nevermind' is in second place in the poll, with Oasis' 'Definitely Maybe' and '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?' in third and fourth places respectively.
U2 have two albums in the Top 10: 'The Joshua Tree' at number six and 'Achtung Baby' at nine.
The poll, which features 250 albums, is published in the February issue of Q and marks 25 years of the magazine.
The Top 30 Albums:
01) 'OK Computer' - Radiohead
02) 'Nevermind' - Nirvana
03) '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' - Oasis
04) 'Definitely Maybe' - Oasis
05) 'Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not' - Arctic Monkeys
06) 'The Joshua Tree' - U2
07) 'The Stone Roses' - The Stone Roses
08) 'The Bends' - Radiohead
09) 'Achtung Baby' - U2
10) 'Black Holes and Revelations' - Muse
11) 'Is This It' - The Strokes
12) 'A Rush of Blood to the Head' - Coldplay
13) 'Parklife' - Blur
14) 'Screamadelica' - Primal Scream
15) 'White Blood Cells' - The White Stripes
16) 'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea' - Neutral Milk Hotel
17) 'Hot Fuss' - The Killers
18) 'Kid A' - Radiohead
19) 'Funeral' - Arcade Fire
20) 'American Idiot' - Green Day
21) 'The Holy Bible' - Manic Street Preachers
22) 'Absolution' - Muse
23) 'In Rainbows' - Radiohead
24) 'Only by the Night' - Kings Of Leon
25) 'Demon Days' - Gorillaz
26) 'Origin of Symmetry' - Muse
27) 'Appetite for Destruction' - Guns N'Roses
28) 'Urban Hymns' - The Verve
29) 'Automatic for the People' - REM
30) 'Loveless' - My Bloody Valentine
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22 December 2010
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