Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by thereckoner (2020) Unknown

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Best tracks: Only Love Can Break Your Heart; After the Goldrush; Southern Man

"I was thinking about what a
Friend had said
I was hoping it was a lie."
[First added to this chart: 07/25/2013]
Year of Release:
1970
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19,767
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Best tracks: Chicago; John Wayne Gacy Jr.; Come on! Feel the Illinoise!; The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us

"I can't explain
The state that I'm in
The state of my heart
He was my best friend"
[First added to this chart: 07/25/2013]
Year of Release:
2005
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27,569
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Best tracks: Ziggy Stardust; Starman; Rock 'n' Roll Suicide

"Oh no love! You're not alone
No matter what, or who you've been."
[First added to this chart: 07/25/2013]
Year of Release:
1972
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62,857
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Best Tracks: In My Life; Norwegian Wood; Wait; Nowhere Man

"It's been a long time,
Now I'm coming back home
I've been away now
Oh, how I've been alone."
[First added to this chart: 08/28/2013]
Year of Release:
1965
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38,149
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Best tracks: Once in a Lifetime; Listening Wind; Born Under Punches

"Mojique holds a package in his quivering hands
Mojique sends the package to the American man"
[First added to this chart: 07/26/2013]
Year of Release:
1980
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35,673
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Best tracks: Blue Eyes; Kaputt; Suicide Demo For Kara Walker; Chinatown

"Wasting your days chasing some girls,
Alright, chasing cocaine
Through the back rooms of the world all night"
[First added to this chart: 01/08/2019]
Year of Release:
2011
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4,423
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Best tracks: Jesus, etc.; I Am Trying To Break Your Heart; I'm The Man Who Loves You

"And it makes no difference to me,
How they cried all over overseas
Now it's hot,
In the poor places tonight
I'm not going outside."
[First added to this chart: 07/26/2013]
Year of Release:
2002
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26,326
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Best tracks: Holland, 1945; Two-headed Boy Pt. 1; King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1; In the Aeroplane over the Sea; Two-headed Boy Pt. 2

"Now she's a little boy in Spain
Playing pianos filled with flames"
[First added to this chart: 07/24/2013]
Year of Release:
1998
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Rank Score:
52,988
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Best tracks: Hounds Of Love; Running Up That Hill; Cloudbusting

"And if I only could,
I'd make a deal with God,
And I'd get him to swap our places."
[First added to this chart: 09/02/2013]
Year of Release:
1985
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20,301
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Best tracks: Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels); Rebellion (Lies); In The Backseat; Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)

"You change all the lead
Sleeping in my head
To gold."
[First added to this chart: 07/24/2013]
Year of Release:
2004
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57,121
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Total albums: 100. Page 1 of 10

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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 16 16%
1970s 20 20%
1980s 8 8%
1990s 16 16%
2000s 28 28%
2010s 12 12%
2020s 0 0%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 4 4%
Radiohead 4 4%
Wilco 3 3%
Bob Dylan 3 3%
Arcade Fire 3 3%
Neil Young 3 3%
Sufjan Stevens 3 3%
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Country Albums %


United States 54 54%
United Kingdom 27 27%
Canada 8 8%
Mixed Nationality 6 6%
Iceland 3 3%
Australia 1 1%
Nigeria 1 1%
Compilation? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%
Live? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
Climber Up 18 from 38th to 20th
Bringing It All Back Home
by Bob Dylan
Climber Up 12 from 77th to 65th
Astral Weeks
by Van Morrison
Climber Up 2 from 24th to 22nd
London Calling
by The Clash
Biggest fallers
Faller Down 18 from 67th to 85th
Reflektor
by Arcade Fire
Faller Down 6 from 21st to 27th
This Year's Model
by Elvis Costello
Faller Down 2 from 64th to 66th
Souvlaki
by Slowdive

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89/100 (from 86 votes)
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90/100
From 11/05/2020 18:03
good taste
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95/100
From 12/17/2019 02:51
A one-two punch of After the Gold Rush and Sufjan's Illinois is a VERY good way to start off a best albums ever list. Good work!
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From 11/30/2018 16:05
Really nice chart, love all the lyrics too!
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From 11/30/2018 09:09
Wilco !!!!
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85/100
From 04/15/2018 09:28
Very interesting chart with plenty of diversity
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100/100
From 01/11/2018 23:58
Excellent. I've heard nearly every album on here and all of them are great. We have 27 in common.
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From 01/11/2018 23:07
Great chart, Have alot of common and some new stuff. Thanks for showing me Waterboys and Okkervil River
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From 01/11/2018 16:48
Very cool, even though I never heard half of them. But they LOOK cool. HA HA
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From 01/11/2018 09:12
Great to see Fisherman's Blues and Loaded
Good chart!
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From 05/29/2017 22:43
pretty great chart
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