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Circles by Mac Miller is ranked 1st in the best albums of 2020 (Released: 2020-01-17).
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On this day, 15 years ago, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning by Bright Eyes was released. I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning is ranked 6th in 2005, 59th in the 2000s and 346th in the overall rankings. This album is ranked 1st out of albums by Bright Eyes.
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January 2020 site update
From albummaster on Tuesday 14 January 2020
Just a quick note to say thanks to everyone that took part in the 2019 user survey. I've posted some survey feedback in the suggestions forum which has been used to come up with a roadmap for 2020 and beyond.

Since the last site update, several new features have been introduced including newer image formats for album art (to make pages smaller to download, particularly beneficial for mobile users), and also fixed the issue that some people were experiencing with regular logouts (apologies for the inconvenience while that was happening).

There was an algorithm change at the start of 2020 which seems to have settled in fairly well. Spotify playlists have been added for all years going back to 1970, and decade charts back to the 1950s (more will follow). CSV exports have been enhanced with the album and artist now in separate columns and the addition of the unique ID. BEA also now allows the downloading of other people's ratings (since these are public anyway). A lot more stuff is in the pipeline, and sorry if everything can't be done straight away. It all takes more time than you can imagine.

Enjoy the site & more soon.


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