Duran Duran's 'Thank You' Was Voted the Worst Album of All Time

Almost 2 000 people voted in Q magazine's poll, including professional guitarists and music teachers

 
Duran Duran's 1995 album, Thank You, is, according to a Q magazine poll the worst albums of all time.

Almost 2 000 people voted in the poll, including professional guitarists and music teachers.

The 1995 release is a collection of covers featuring songs by artists who have influenced Duran Duran throughout the years. Thank You features versions of Lou Reed's "Perfect Day", Public Enemy's "911 is a Joke" and Elvis Costello's "Watching the Detectives". The band admitted later that Thank You was a "commercial suicide".

Deputy Director of Q, Gareth Grundy, told the Independent: "Sometimes these things are redeemed by some sort of kitsch value, but it didn't even have that"; he added that Thank You was "abysmal on every level".

Other albums voted by Q magazine's readers as "worst of all time" include Naomi Campbell's Baby Woman, Mick Jagger's solo album Primitive Cool and Billie Idol's Cyberpunk.

Ironically, in 2003 Duran Duran won Q magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award.

And in the opposite corner of the charts, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" was voted by readers of Total Guitar magazine, the ultimate guitar solo of all time. Other Top 10 tracks include The Eagles' "Hotel California" and Jimmy Hendrix's "Voodoo Child".

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