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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Kalipto (2017)  

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My favorite albums from my favorite artists. I've only included albums that I've listened through quite a bit and enjoyed (obviously :P), so if something isn't here, it's probably because I haven't finished it yet.
To Be Updated every once in a while, so check back if you like it :D

Chart updated: 02/09/2017 23:45 (Created: 03/06/2016 22:39). Chart size: 100 albums.

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RankAlbumArtist
1. (=)

Sigh No MoreUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
This is probably going to be a shocker to almost everyone. Yes, this is the greatest album (that I've listened through) for me. From an objective point of view I'd say it's okay but no where near number one. But from my point of view, it's a rare constant in my life. I've been listening to it ever since its release and never once got bored of it. There is definitely nostalgia here, and I guess that's one of the things I love about it. "The Cave" (and the album as a whole) creates a certain sensation for me, a combination of how I felt listening to it 6 years ago, listening to it for the hundredth time and listening to it right now, and that sensation will only keep getting stronger. It's the song I listen to when I'm at my best and my worst, when I'm joyous or depressed. I love this album unconditionally and that's why it's number one for me. But, I guess that's just my opinion :)

Top 3 songs:
1. "The Cave"
2. "Little Lion Man"
3. "Dustbowl Dance"
(First added to chart: 03/07/2016)
Year of Release:2009Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 2009:7Rank Score:5,914
Rank in 2000s77Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  67/100 (543 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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2. (=)

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
I consider Babel to be a sort of second part to Sigh No More, as it is very similar in many ways.
Top 3 Tracks:
1. "Babel"
2. "Broken Crown"
3. "Lovers' Eyes"
(First added to chart: 03/07/2016)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,523
Rank in 2010s103Overall Rank:1,256
Average Rating:  60/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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3. (=)

In This Light And On This EveningUnited Kingdom Editors
While their first two albums have more of an indie rock feel to them, I found that their darker electronic rock sound fitted Smith's vocals much better. Editors are a band that have really changed my perspective for music and have marked the turning point in my life. The point at which I decided to finally listen, not just to them but to everything. And after a lot of consideration and countless listenings, I found that "In This Light and On This Evening" to be their crowning achievement, with "The Weight of Your Love" coming in at a close second. "This Light" marked the change of style for the band, and the following albums built upon that sound, but it was the beginning that was the most important.
Top 3 Tracks:
1. "Papillon"
2. "Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool"
3. "Human"
(First added to chart: 03/07/2016)
Year of Release:2009Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2009:85Rank Score:430
Rank in 2000s820Overall Rank:3,469
Average Rating:  70/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4. (=)

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Top 3 Tracks:
1. "Into My Arms"
2. "West Country Girl"
3. "There is a Kingdom"
(First added to chart: 05/12/2016)
Year of Release:1997Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:5,732
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  81/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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The RisingUnited States Bruce Springsteen
This is the true sound of Springsteen for me. Taking all of the elements that made his earlier hits such a success and evolving them into something truly wonderful. "Empty Sky" is the reason I started listening to the Boss and is one of my all time favorite songs. Even though his earlier albums were more influential, it's this one that I respect and enjoy the most, simply because it's free of any expectations. He'll always have "Born in the U.S.A." and "Born To Run", two of his most important releases, but it's this one that felt the most relaxed and natural.
Top 3 Tracks:
1. "Empty Sky"
2. "Countin' on a Miracle"
3. "Lonesome Day"
(First added to chart: 03/07/2016)
Year of Release:2002Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 2002:18Rank Score:2,616
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:785
Average Rating:  74/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6. (=)

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Top 3 Tracks:
1. "I Know It's Over"
2. "There is a Light That Never Goes Out"
3. "Frankly, Mr. Shankly"
(First added to chart: 08/03/2016)
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,579 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:63,928
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,763 votes)
Comments: 176 comments
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7. (=)

The Division BellUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Most of their work is a bloody masterpiece, but "The Division Bell" is just a touching and magnificent album, although it will always be overshadowed by the beautiful "High Hopes", it's the other tracks that really build up to that fantastic moment, and without them the finale just wouldn't be the same.
Top 3 Tracks:
1. "High Hopes"
2. "Lost For Words"
3. "Coming Back to Life"
(First added to chart: 03/07/2016)
Year of Release:1994Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1994:18Rank Score:4,395
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:494
Average Rating:  74/100 (650 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8. (=)

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Top 3 Tracks:
1. "Dancing in the Dark"
2. "Downbound Train"
3. "Working on the Highway"
(First added to chart: 03/07/2016)
Year of Release:1984Appears in:495 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:11,145
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  77/100 (818 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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9. (=)

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Top 3 Tracks:
1. "Wish You Were Here"
2. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5)"
3. "Welcome To The Machine"
(First added to chart: 03/07/2016)
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,882 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:86,299
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,455 votes)
Comments: 193 comments
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10. (=)

DiscoveryFrance Daft Punk
Top 3 Tracks:
1. "One More Time"
2. "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"
3. "Digital Love"
(First added to chart: 03/07/2016)
Year of Release:2001Appears in:547 charts
Rank in 2001:4Rank Score:14,716
Rank in 2000s28Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  82/100 (830 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 7 7%
1970s 13 13%
1980s 22 22%
1990s 15 15%
2000s 25 25%
2010s 18 18%
Artist Albums %


Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 10 10%
Editors 5 5%
David Bowie 5 5%
Bruce Springsteen 5 5%
The Beatles 4 4%
The Smiths 4 4%
Pink Floyd 4 4%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 54 54%
United States 20 20%
Australia 11 11%
Canada 5 5%
Iceland 3 3%
France 2 2%
Ireland 2 2%
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 3 from 92nd to 89th
Beneath The Skin
by Of Monsters And Men
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 2 from 88th to 90th
Chasing Yesterday
by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
fallers Down 2 from 89th to 91st
Let's Dance
by David Bowie
fallers Down 2 from 90th to 92nd
The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1
by The Traveling Wilburys
New entries
newentries Ágætis Byrjun
by Sigur Rós
newentries Coming Up
by Suede

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From SVenus 09/09/2016 13:15
As long as someone's taste is interesting it doesn't necessarily have to be good. Although the chart is frankly, bizarre, there are some interesting insights into the mind of a peculiar, peculiar man, whoever he may be. Quite a few albums on the list are great, yet the placement is odd. Who would ever have thought that a list which contains Bowie and Pink Floyd would have their albums placed below the albums of such bland and forgettable mediocrity like Editors and Mumford and Sons.

In any case, a brave chart, in the same way that being objectively wrong is sometimes brave.
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From jackbrown8786 07/18/2016 14:28
are you quite sure that Division Bell is the only Pink Floyd album better than Wish You Were Here, The Wall, and Dark Side of the Moon? haven't you ever heard More, Ummagumma, Obscured By Clouds, the one with all of the empty beds on the cover, or Roger Waters' solo efforts? I can't believe you could only think of 1 PF album better than those 3, you're breaking my balls, man.

more interesting bits:

editors' best =/= back room?
queen's 2nd best = a kind of magic?
bruce springsteen's the rising + human touch > born to run?

you should prob listen to queen's the works, jazz, news of the world, queen II, and a day at the races, you'll probably like them more than a kind of magic.
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From exileonthehell 05/06/2016 22:22
If it wasn't for Mumford & Sons your chart and the whole overall chart would be perfect
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From buzzdainer 03/07/2016 22:20
Brave--and probably controversial--to list Mumford and Sons at #1 and #2. I'm not so sure about Babel, but Sigh No More is really a terrific album that became a cliche way too soon. I (mostly) don't fault the band for that.
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