It epitomised the Britpop phenomenon more than 10 years ago – but now Definitely Maybe, the Oasis debut, has been named the Greatest Album of All Time.
The album, which featured hits such as Live Forever and Supersonic, pushed the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band into second place in the poll of more than 40,000 music fans.
Another Beatles album, Revolver, came third, followed by Radiohead’s OK Computer, and another Oasis title (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? in fifth place.
Up the Bracket, the 2002 debut by Pete Doherty’s former band The Libertines, is the newest album in the top 20 in 15th place.
Nirvana’s Nevermind, in sixth place, and The Strokes’ Is This It, in 20th place, are the only two bands from the US to make the top 20.
The Stone Roses’ self-titled album is seventh followed by Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon, and The Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead.
Radiohead’s The Bends is next in the Top 100, followed by U2’s The Joshua Tree.
Definitely Maybe, which cost £85,000 to produce, was released on August 30 1994 and debuted at Number One a week later, with seven million copies selling worldwide.
The survey was organised by the book of British Hit Singles and Albums and NME.com and votes came from as far afield as New Zealand, Croatia and Colombia.
Fans were given no pre-ordained list to chose from in the survey, to celebrate 50 years of the Official UK Albums Chart.
British Hit Singles and Albums editor David Roberts said: “Usually these polls are full of records that people have only just bought because they are freshest in the mind.
“But this poll shows that the truly great albums always have longevity.
“Only two albums in the Top 20 were released in the last five years, so the voters have clearly thought long and hard about their decision.
“We believe our readers are the most knowledgeable music fans in the country so for them to have decided that Definitely Maybe should be the Number One album is really something.”
:: Greatest 100 Albums of All Time
1. Definitely Maybe, Oasis
2. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, The Beatles
3. Revolver, The Beatles
4. OK Computer, Radiohead
5. (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, Oasis
6. Nevermind, Nirvana
7. The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses
8. Dark Side Of The Moon, Pink Floyd
9. The Queen Is Dead, Smiths
10. The Bends, Radiohead
11. The Joshua Tree, U2
12. London Calling, The Clash
13. The Beatles (The White Album), The Beatles
14. Abbey Road, The Beatles
15. Up The Bracket, The Libertines
16. Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols, Sex Pistols
17. Four Symbols (Led Zeppelin IV), Led Zeppelin
18. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, David Bowie
19. A Night At The Opera, Queen
20. Is This It, The Strokes
21. Hot Fuss, The Killers
22. Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys
23. Grace, Jeff Buckley
24. The Holy Bible, Manic Street Preachers
25. Bat Out Of Hell, MeatLoaf
26. Appetite For Destruction, Guns N’ Roses
27. Employment, Kaiser Chiefs
28. Rubber Soul, The Beatles
29. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac
30. The Libertines, The Libertines
31. Urban Hymns, The Verve
32. American Idiot, Green Day
33. A Rush Of Blood To The Head, Coldplay
34. Parklife, Blur
35. Thriller, Michael Jackson
36. The Wall, Pink Floyd
37. Automatic For The People, R.E.M.
38. Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand
39. Tubular Bells, Mike Oldfield
40. Achtung Baby, U2
41. Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd
42. Exile On Main Street, The Rolling Stones
43. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel
44. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin
45. Parallel Lines, Blondie
46. Brothers In Arms, Dire Straits
47. Blood On The Tracks, Bob Dylan
48. Hunky Dory, David Bowie
49. X&Y, Coldplay
50. Who’s Next, The Who
51. Hopes And Fears, Keane
52. Parachutes, Coldplay
53. Arrival, Abba
54. Different Class, Pulp
55. The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Velvet Underground
56. Forever Changes, Love
57. What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye
58. Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones
59. Elephant, The White Stripes
60. Doolittle, Pixies
61. Absolution, Muse
62. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John
63. Sheer Heart Attack, Queen
64. Come On Over, Shania Twain
65. Sign ’o’ The Times, Prince
66. Ten, Pearl Jam
67. Kasabian, Kasabian
68. Dookie, Green Day
69. Origin Of Symmetry, Muse
70. Hounds Of Love, Kate Bush
71. Blonde On Blonde, Bob Dylan
72. All Mod Cons, The Jam
73. Blue, Joni Mitchell
74. White Blood Cells, The White Stripes
75. Dog Man Star, Suede
76. Metallica (the Black Album), Metallica
77. Dare!, Human League
78. Closer, Joy Division
79. In Utero, Nirvana
80. Back In Black, AC/DC
81. Funeral, Arcade Fire
82. Up All Night, Razorlight
83. Ray Of Light, Madonna
84. Born To Run, Bruce Springsteen
85. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin
86. Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, Arctic Monkeys
87. A Day At The Races, Queen
88. The Lexicon Of Love, ABC
89. Spice, Spice Girls
90. Violator, Depeche Mode
91. Final Straw, Snow Patrol
92. Electric Warrior, T. Rex
93. Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette
94. Unknown Pleasures, Joy Division
95. Kid A, Radiohead
96. Out Of The Blue, Electric Light Orchestra
97. The Smiths, The Smiths
98. Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix
99. Rage Against The Machine, Rage Against The Machine
100. Hotel California, Eagles