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.
Are your favourite albums in the charts? Register and use My Charts to create and share your own greatest ever album chart with the community!
Perhaps the most visible change in this site update is the new look site header & navigation bar. All of the previous options in the navigation bar can be found from your profile page. Many thanks to Puncture Repair for designing the new logo.
Changes to rank score algorithm
Overall charts with less than ten entries no longer contribute points towards the overall rankings. In addition, if an overall or decade chart only contains albums from a single year, or if an overall chart contains albums by just one artist, they will no longer count towards the rankings either (this is intended to stop people using overall charts as artist discographies, or trying to game the site to improve the ranking of their favourite artist. It'll also help stop people using their overall or decade charts as year charts which can seriously distort the overall chart given the lower weighting that a year chart normally has).
Banned members now have all their charts and ratings disabled automatically. Their ratings no longer contribute to the item averages & their charts are awarded a zero rank score (suggested by Jabapac).
You are now able to solely search within topic titles on the forums.
...Lots more smaller fixes and improvements!
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.
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