Q & HMV's list of best british album – RIO at 24!

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Britpop veterans Oasis have demonstrated their place in music lovers' hearts by securing first and second places in the new chart.

The Gallagher brothers' 1994 debut, Definitely Maybe, came top in the poll by music magazine Q and retailer HMV to find the 50 "Best Ever British Albums".

Radiohead's came third in the poll, followed by The Beatles' Revolver and The Stone Roses' self-titled debut.

The group also see their second album The Bends come in at number 11 and latest offering In Rainbows make the number 40 spot.

The rock-dominated chart also features records by The Clash, Pink Floyd, Depeche Mode, The Smiths and Queen.

Q editor Paul Rees said: "It's clear that, having polled three times more votes than any other act, Oasis are undoubtedly the nation's most loved band.

"Similarly, it's evident just who music fans believe the classic and most enduring British acts of each era to be.

"And, by that measure, the likes of Keane, Arctic Monkeys, Muse and Amy Winehouse have emerged in recent years to be seen as genuinely classic artists in the eyes of the people that matter most - those who buy music.

"In a list that features the likes of Radiohead's OK Computer and The Beatles' Revolver this list is a testament to the popularity of Oasis and their music."

The full list:

1. Definitely Maybe - Oasis 2. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis 3. OK Computer - Radiohead 4. Revolver - The Beatles 5. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses 6. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles 7. London Calling - The Clash 8. Under The Iron Sea - Keane 9. Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd 10. Urban Hymns - The Verve 11. The Bends - Radiohead 12. Abbey Road - The Beatles 13. Hopes And Fears - Keane 14. Don't Believe The Truth - Oasis 15. Violator - Depeche Mode 16. The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths 17. A Night At The Opera - Queen 18. Whatever People Say I Am - Arctic Monkeys 19. The White Album - The Beatles 20. Never Mind The B******s - Sex Pistols 21. Rubber Soul - The Beatles 22. Be Here Now - Oasis 23. Absolution - Muse 24. Rio - Duran Duran 25. Parklife - Blur 26. A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay 27. The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers 28. Origin Of Symmetry - Muse 29. IV - Led Zeppelin 30. The Wall - Pink Floyd 31. Up The Bracket - The Libertines 32. X&Y - Coldplay 33. Who's Next - The Who 34. Black Holes And Revelations - Muse 35. Back To Black - Amy Winehouse 36. Songs Of Faith And Devotion - Depeche Mode 37. Word Gets Around - Stereophonics 38. The Fat Of The Land - Prodigy 39. Different Class - Pulp 40. In Rainbows - Radiohead 41. Hunky Dory - David Bowie 42. Favourite Worst Nightmare - Arctic Monkeys 43. Everything Must Go - Manic Street Preachers 44. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd 45. Behaviour - Pet Shop Boys 46. Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie 47. Parachutes - Coldplay 48. Exile On Main Street - Rolling Stones 49. Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division 50. Let It Bleed - Rolling Stones

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