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Daniel Melia

14:44 4th October 2005

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Nirvana - 'Nevermind'Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ has been voted as the most overrated album of all time by listeners of BBC 6 Music.

The results were announced on by presenter Andrew Collins, a  Nirvana fan, who branded everone who voted for the Seattle bands sophomore album as “mad”.

The record beat Coldplay’s ‘X&Y’ into second place, with The Libertines self titled second album in third. Listeners were given a chance to submit their nominations and then asked to vote on a shortlist of ten.

Ric Blaxall of 6 Music commented on the poll: "These results may upset Nirvana's legion of loyal fans But it goes without saying that one person's overrated album will be another's film favourite."

He added: “This poll has given our listeners the opportunity to tell us what they really think."

The full top ten is:
Nirvana – Nevermind
Coldplay – X&Y
The Libertines – The Libertines
Oasis – Definitely Maybe
U2 – The Joshua Tree
Radiohead – OK Computer
The Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead

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