Coldplay top Radio 2 best album poll

Coldplay have topped a list of the best albums ever made, beating the likes of Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Queen.

Coldplay album voted best ever

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The band's 2002 album A Rush of Blood to the Head, which sold more than 2.8 million copies in the UK, took first place in Jo Whiley's Top 100 countdown, after being voted No 1 by the station's listeners.

Keane's Hope and Fears landed in second place, with Duran Duran's Rio, The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd and Dido's No Angel completing the top five.

The Rolling Stones made it to No 6 with their 1971 LP Sticky Fingers, followed by The Pet Shop Boys' album Actually.

Meanwhile, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles, often cited as one of the most influential albums ever to be released, could only manage eighth place. U2's The Joshua Tree and Queen's A Night at the Opera rounded out the top 10.

According to the Daily Mail, Jeff Smith, head of music at Radio 2, said: "With albums ranging from Sinatra in the Fifties to Emeli Sandé in the last year, the range of eras and genres exhibited by the chart is typical of the breadth of Radio 2 and its distinctive music policy.

"Musicians such as Coldplay and Dido have struck a chord with listeners and are in good company in the top ten alongside legendary bands like The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, whose appeal remains undiminished after all these years."

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