Thursday, September 04, 2008

The gayest albums of all time, apparently

Out Magazine have asked a bunch of gay celebrities what they think the gayest albums of all time are. Rather than getting the responses and abandoning the project as a slightly daft idea, they've only gone and tabulated the results:

1. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
2. The Smiths - The Smiths
3. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
4. Indigo Girls - Indigo Girls
5. Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall
6. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
7. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
8. Madonna - The Immaculate Collection
9. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
10. Antony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
11.Various artists, Hedwig and the Angry Inch soundtrack
12.The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Velvet Underground & Nico
13.Ani DiFranco, Dilate
14.Erasure, The Innocents
15.George Michael, Faith
16.Queen, A Night at the Opera
17.Lou Reed, Transformer
18.George Michael, Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. I
19. The B-52s, The B-52's
20.Queen, A Day at the Races

It's funny, you know, because we could have sworn the whole point of The Smiths at the time was a studious asexual celibacy, but we guess Alan Bennett's 'it's like asking a man in the desert if he'd prefer Perrier or tap water' test would apply.

The 100 finds no space for Pansy Division, but does make room for Sgt Peppers - because you can't have a rock list that doesn't have The Beatles on it - it's known as the Gallagher Law.

It's nice to see Out - which generally is a pretty positive gay publication - has decided to collate a list which so firmly blows away the prejudice that gay people are show-tune loving George Michael fans.


3 comments:

Tim Footman said...

No Priscilla soundtrack? No West Side Story? No Carpenters?

Bloody hell, my record collection's gayer than this, and I like cricket and real ale and ladies' bosoms!

Dora said...

How are Placebo not on this?! I mean, they did pick a lot of good records but, wow, oversight...

Olive said...

Is it wrong to have laughed when I came to entry number 5 in the list?

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