Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by CaptainFicus (2019)

Pitting these things i love against each other for rank makes me really sad sometimes

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[First added to this chart: 09/30/2013]
Year of Release:
2007
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2,932
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The ultimate summer album. Charmingly quaint lyrics with the pop-y but undeniably charismatic sound that The Shins/James Mercer still hold as their claim to fame after all these years. The truly great thing about James's writing style is that his music never relies on gimmicks, yet never shy's away from taking risks. It's the type of music that can be shown to anybody to introduce them to the Indie Genre. From the simple yet anthemic 'New Slang', to the bright and summery 'Caring is Creepy', to the punching, bold 'Pressed in a Book': every song takes the listener to a whole new landscape while still remaining in the bright world that is 'Oh, Inverted World'


..except for Your Algebra... idk what is up with that song
[First added to this chart: 05/19/2013]
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2001
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3,884
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[First added to this chart: 03/29/2013]
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2003
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 1 1%
1970s 1 1%
1980s 1 1%
1990s 21 21%
2000s 39 39%
2010s 37 37%
Artist Albums %


The Shins 3 3%
Guided By Voices 3 3%
Radiohead 2 2%
Bon Iver 2 2%
Mac DeMarco 2 2%
Wilco 2 2%
Cymbals Eat Guitars 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 65 65%
United Kingdom 14 14%
Canada 10 10%
Sweden 4 4%
Australia 2 2%
France 2 2%
Iceland 1 1%
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest fallers
fallers Down 13 from 78th to 91st
I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
by Yo La Tengo
fallers Down 7 from 85th to 92nd
Our Endless Numbered Days
by Iron & Wine
fallers Down 6 from 87th to 93rd
Blueberry Boat
by The Fiery Furnaces

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87/100 (from 41 votes)
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From ForegroundNoise 01/14/2020 10:18
Really like this list and from the sounds of it I'd like the person behind it too. Keep it up with the notes, only thing I'd say is that there's a real dearth of pre-90s stuff (obviously) that makes me think there's a ton of older cuts you might be missing out on. Go get 'em!
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From alexgagne 10/17/2018 20:07
Algernon Cadwallader #2 is a bold pick even though I prefer Parrot Files.
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From Ollie 04/08/2015 23:17
wonderful
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From eyal91 07/22/2014 06:03
LOL, I'm a big gay and bastard about Wolfgang too!
I liked your decision to rank Funeral where it should be placed - in the middle of the chart. Most of the guys here love it too much.

Suggestions:

1. Check more albums by Phoenix and Vampire Weekend, especially It's Never Been Like That and Modern Vampires Of The City.
2. Both albums of Freelance Whales, especially Diluvia.
3. Soundtracks For Everyday Adventures by Lullatone.
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From VanillaBean 05/13/2014 23:32
Your comments for the first two entries are absolutely perfect!!! When you compared the songs from In Rainbows to different types of streams and rivers I probably lost my mind at how cool that simile was!!!!
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From FlorianJones 04/09/2014 04:24
Pretty good chart, but should probably include some older music (I can't really complain though, my chart is only 25% pre-2000)
I recommend trying The Velvet Underground's third album simply titled The Velvet Underground, and Disintegration by The Cure. Based on your picks I think you'd really dig those two.
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From CaptainFicus 03/19/2014 05:10
ahaha perhaps i should edit some of the more cringe-worthy descriptions
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From HazeyTwilight 03/09/2014 13:38
I was aware of this chart before but I forgot to rate it. Anyway, this is beautiful. I don't know you personally, but this chart is so inexplicably you thanks to your unique comments. :P
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From Jjjoniee 03/07/2014 14:29
Suggestions
1. Pharrels new album
2. Anything by U2
3. Anything by Cheef Keef or Gucci Mane or DJ Khaled
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From Dingerbell 01/06/2014 20:00
There's so much right with this chart. Love the inclusions of In the Attic of the Universe, American Football and Microcastle. Needs more albums though; I want more recs!
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Best Albums of 1969
1. Abbey Road by The Beatles
2. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
3. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
4. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
5. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
6. The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground
7. Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake
8. Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
9. Tommy by The Who
10. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young With Crazy Horse
11. Hot Rats by Frank Zappa
12. In A Silent Way by Miles Davis
13. The Band by The Band
14. Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) by The Kinks
15. Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash
16. The Stooges by The Stooges
17. Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival
18. Stand! by Sly & The Family Stone
19. Willy And The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival
20. Dusty In Memphis by Dusty Springfield
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