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Welcome to BestEverAlbums.com!

What is the greatest music album of all time? If you ask a hundred different people to name the best album of all time, the chances are that you will not get a unanimous answer!

This web site's purpose is to achieve a means of establishing the greatest music albums of all time by using legitimate critical sources and calculating a ranking based on the rank and number of times an album has appeared in a 'greatest album' chart and then ranking the albums according to their aggregate performance.

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Featured thread:
2013 end of year lists thread (Forum: Music)
"It was really handy last year, so it'll be handy this year, right?..."
From GeevyDallas on 12/03/2013 09:15
Recent posts:
Chart of the day (#913): By jhuik (Forum: Music)
" Quote: It isn't my cuppa unfortunately, I used to 'ignore this user' lethalnezzle. You..."
From jhuik on 11 minutes ago
What album are you listening to right now? (Forum: Music)
"Thumbnail. Click to enlarge. Electro Shock Blues by Eels..."
From Precedent on 41 minutes ago
Album of the day (#1241): Pet Sounds by The Beach ... (Forum: Music)
" Goodsir wrote: It is his best ever album, silly lol i see that now that you mention ..."
From RIHYONCE on 47 minutes ago

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Solid Gold by Gang Of Four ( 4 comments)
"Not quite as uncompromising as their debut; while Entertainment has a unique punk feel to it, this s..."
From babyBlueSedan on 23 hours ago
Maxinquaye by Tricky ( 6 comments)
"Imagine if Massive attack seriously took to quaaludes. For a year. The next day they swear they are ..."
From RepoMan on 23 hours ago
21st Century Breakdown by Green Day ( 22 comments)
"a favourite of mine when i was 15, not so much these days....."
From vinnid127 on 23 hours ago
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Latest ratings
Foghat (Rock And Roll) by Foghat
From gtroda on 27 minutes ago
Tyranny And Mutation by Blue Öyster Cult
From gtroda on 27 minutes ago
Vagabonds Of The Western World by Thin Lizzy
From gtroda on 27 minutes ago
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Site news and announcements

December 2013 site update
From albummaster on Monday 9 December 2013
This will be the last significant site update of 2013, the main purpose of which is to address a few performance issues. The biggest change is one that you can't really see, but should improve performance at certain times of day. The next site update will be in 2014, and will contain quite a few more changes. I anticipate releases being quarterly in 2014 (subject to commitments outside of BEA.)

  • The site search index is now real time so now there should be no delay between adding an album to the site and it appearing in the list of suggestions when editing your chart.
  • Renamed 'band' to artist across the whole site - http://www.besteveralbums.com/phpBB2/vi...php?t=8027
  • The country flag of each artist is now displayed in the charts - http://www.besteveralbums.com/phpBB2/vi...php?t=8356
  • Added an 'edit chart' link on each chart (for the chart creator) and within the confirmation message when your chart is updated - http://www.besteveralbums.com/phpBB2/vi...php?t=8879
  • Maximum size of rank notes increased to 4,096 characters - http://www.besteveralbums.com/phpBB2/vi...php?t=8229
  • Added a default sort order for custom charts on the My Charts page (which can be modified from your profile) - http://www.besteveralbums.com/phpBB2/vi...=8778&
  • Feedback no longer allowed, or displayed, for banned user charts
  • Fixed duplicate chart entries when viewing the overall chart for certain dates in history
  • Albums where a year of release, artwork, or track-listing are unable to be located are now hidden from the respective filters on the 'newly added albums' page
  • Album artwork is no longer able to be added if it's over 200 KB (slows down the loading of pages)
  • Fixed bug where blank track names could be added
  • Fixed issue where the site search automatically took you down to the other search box when on the 'Search' page

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If you'd like to support BEA, you can do so in any of the following ways:

  • Link to BEA from other websites. Talk about us on other websites, create a buzz and get people to check us out (but be careful not to do this in a spammy way!)
  • Buy your music via BEA. If you discover a new album or track, with help from BEA, use the iTunes, Amazon and eBay buttons on this site to buy it from your favourite store. BEA gets a small commission (pennies), and it helps to pay our hosting fees.
  • Subscribe to our newsletter. Keep up to date with the latest site news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.
  • Use our chart widget. Share your chart on Facebook (or any other website)! You can find our chart widget on the resources page.
  • 'Like' us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Liking us on Facebook is a great way to promote BEA! If some of your friends see that you 'like' us, they might check us out too!

Enjoy the site and more soon...


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