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!
Added a graph to the album pages to show the spread of tracks ratings - to show if one or two tracks are carrying the whole album & make it easier to pick out the top-rated tracks
Added a new page to show upcoming concerts & enable people to buy tickets (& also added concert listings to artist & album pages)
Added a new releases chart & a link to the latest releases on home page (for albums released one month in arrears & one month in the future)
Added ability to configure the maximum rank for the random album feature e.g. set it so that random albums need to have a maximum overall rank of XXXX (can be saved as a preference from your profile page)
Added the ability for data moderator gurus to perma-lock albums or artists. There have been a few items where album art has been incorrectly overridden, corrected, and then overridden again which is time-consuming to keep on top of and with so many users making edits it's difficult to keep track of. Users can still submit corrections for perma-locked items, but they can't overwrite the existing data.
Added help pages for the admin_band and admin_album pages to display the help text for all fields on a single page
Fixed issue with auto-capitalisation for hyphenated words & words containing accented characters
Fixed issue with auto-capitalisation of Roman numerals & acronyms (any existing upper-case words now remain) e.g. IV, A.S.A.P.
Added a flag to the admin album pages so that if the album art is not family safe, the image can be hidden. Users can choose to hide all such images by toggling a switch on the user profile pages (the default for existing users is to view all content, so the site carries on as normal for these people) but for search engines and anybody not logged into BEA, the default is to hide these images. Any 'family unsafe' images should be flagged from the admin album pages as a data correction.
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