Newcomers Arctic Monkeys have beaten THE Beatles in a poll of the best ever British albums compiled by UK music weekly New Musical Express (NME), even though their debut disc was only released on Monday (23JAN06).
The I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR rockers, who have topped the UK singles chart with their first two releases, came in fifth with their debut album WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM, THAT'S WHAT I'M NOT - four places higher than The Beatles' 1966 release Revolver.
The Sex Pistols controversial 1977 offering NEVER MIND THE B**LOCKS was ranked the fourth best British album.
The top ten as decided by the NME is as follows:
1. THE STONE ROSES - THE STONE ROSES
2. THE SMITHS - THE QUEEN IS DEAD
3. OASIS - DEFINITELY MAYBE
4. SEX PISTOLS - NEVER MIND THE B**LOCKS
5. ARCTIC MONKEYS - WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM, THAT'S WHAT I'M NOT
6. BLUR - MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH
7. PULP - DIFFERENT CLASS
8. THE CLASH - LONDON CALLING
9. THE BEATLES - REVOLVER
10. THE LIBERTINES - UP THE BRACKET.