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What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware is ranked 8th in the best albums of 2020 (Released: 2020-06-26).
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On this day, 8 years ago, The Next Day by David Bowie was released. The Next Day is ranked 17th in 2013, 139th in the 2010s and 932nd in the overall rankings. The top rated tracks on this album are Where Are We Now? and The Stars (Are Out Tonight). This album is ranked 13th out of albums by David Bowie.
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March 2021 site update
From albummaster on Tuesday 2 March 2021
Just to keep everyone updated, 2021 has got off to a pretty good start, with site activity considerably up on last year. Quite a few improvements have been added since the last update, including showing graphs of the average rating history, the ability for users to sort overall/year/decade/individual charts and artist discographies by your rating, and now indicate the number of comments on ratings/favs/comments pages. Lots more minor bug fixes and improvements have also been made to the site, with lots more in the pipeline.

One final point to note is that a server upgrade is planned to occur in the next few weeks (exact date not yet known). This might mean a bit of downtime for BEA while the site is transferred across to more powerful hardware (possibly up to a day). Apologies in advance for any inconvenience, and there'll be another heads-up before the migration takes place.

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