The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)

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1966
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77,819
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1984
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17,802
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1972
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30,093
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1982
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19,206
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1979
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49,167
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1975
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29,242
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1968
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2,587
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2010
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32,722
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1966
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58,253
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1991
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55,733
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Total albums: 100. Page 1 of 10

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The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 15 15%
1970s 28 28%
1980s 22 22%
1990s 19 19%
2000s 14 14%
2010s 2 2%
Country Albums %


United States 62 62%
United Kingdom 25 25%
Mixed Nationality 4 4%
Canada 3 3%
Ireland 2 2%
Jamaica 1 1%
Iceland 1 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 97 97%
Yes 3 3%
Live? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

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The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums ratings

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72/100 (from 32 votes)
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From 03/15/2020 18:40
Wow, daft punk... that was a surprise.
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From 02/16/2020 14:49
Too american
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From 12/22/2014 02:06
Only a very few albums are where they should be on this list. But at least the albums are decent. Not so sure about Kanye west being so high up though.
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95/100
From 11/25/2014 23:42
Some great indie rock especially The Cure & Depeche Mode. Nice seeing them both get some love
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90/100
From 09/02/2014 04:45
I like this one a lot - one of the best overall charts from a top publication. Took a risk with ranking some recent albums high, but I appreciate that instead of only including albums prior to 1990.
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50/100
From 02/11/2014 17:21
I'm not that impressed. I don't get why they pu Lady Soul at 7 while they didn't even add I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You. I also don't get why Adele is put at 17.
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From 11/27/2013 17:06
Surprisingly good spread of decades here though, gotta give them that much.
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30/100
From 11/27/2013 16:52
Just look at the top ten to see how much of a joke this is. Got to be just one person compiling this. Think they forgot the remit of the task. Prince and kanye in top ten really? Please.
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70/100
From 10/16/2013 20:17
It seems like they went out of their way to include every iconic rapper, without doing the same for other genres. I do, however, appreciate the female representation, which is a lot greater than it is here on this site.
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From 09/10/2013 14:39
The right albums are there, just in the TOTALLY wrong order.

(also, 22 bands in common!)
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