Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by buzzdainer (2019)
There are so many ways to make a "100 Greatest Albums" list. What do we mean, after all, by "greatest"? Do we mean most important? Most popular? Most influential? I'd end up with very different lists for each of those questions. What I've done is select the albums that are most meaningful to me personally, the ones I keep wanting to hear time and time again. These are the albums that have fed my soul in some way, often riding in the car or spacing out on my bed. My tastes lean toward Americana, but you'll see multiple genres represented here. In general, I prefer sincerity over sarcasm, earnestness over cynicism, sentiment over cleverness, and subtlety over bombast (though I'm sure you'll see exceptions). I've included no more than one album by any primary artist, which is an accurate reflection of my tastes: I like to listen to many different artists as opposed to concentrating on only a few. That's the college DJ in me coming out, I suppose. I invite your feedback and (especially) your music recommendations. Enjoy!
As difficult as it is to rank albums, it's probably even more difficult to rate other people's charts. Really, it all comes down to taste, which is subjective, or at least a product of our own individual listening experiences, preferences, biases, phobias, and desires. If you like the Cramps and I don't, who's to say who's correct? As Public Image Ltd. put it so many years ago, "I could be right; I could be wrong." Originally I tried to evaluate the quality of the albums on user charts, but I have learned that doing so was basically impossible. Now it seems to me that charts that are lovingly created, and with a sense of some depth and breadth of knowledge, are, by definition, good. I don't use my ratings and comments to try to police other people's tastes, but instead to seek common ground and spark conversation.
- Chart updated: 3 days ago
- (Created: 09/24/2013 01:36).
- Chart size: 100 albums.
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Thanks for that kind comment, panapsal! I'm still working on geographical diversity (I'm pretty North America centric on this chart!), but I'll probably always think of this chart as a work in progress. Getting feedback from other users always opens up new musical terrain that up to now has remained unexplored by me. Looking forward to checking out some stuff from your charts!
a incredible balance and combination of solidarity of music taste, and the appropriate diversivity also. Great chart !!
This is a really great chart and I love that you have taken the time to add comments. Something which I have endeavoured to do in the past but have totally failed with.
Thanks for your generous comment, HeavyChair. It's true; my charts tend to be really white. I'm happy that you're finding some great Americana here, and I intend for that to continue, but I'm also always looking for ways to diversify my charts in terms of ethnicity, national origin, and gender. I predict a few more soul and ska records from the eighties (lookin' at you, Fishbone) will make their way onto my chart in the months to come, as I've been listening to a lot of that stuff recently.
Thanks for those encouraging comments, antaiospiano, Ulf, Joeingram, and WayneMC! Yes, Tusk is a terrific and often underrated album, and I also appreciate the shared appreciation (on various of your charts) for Doolittle, Grace, Innervisions, Funeral, Illinois, OK Computer, and The Stone Roses--all albums that have given me many, many hours of enjoyment over the years.
The 57 albums in your chart that I own tell me that the 43 that I don't would be well worth investigating.
Good chart with interesting commentary, many albums I haven't listened to.
Certainly an interesting chart. A lot I don’t know yet, but what I do know, I like. Nice to see someone appreciates Tusk as I do.
Glad you appreciate Lana del Rey as much as I do, C_Krug2009! I think she's often misunderstood, as she's taken to be celebrating the shallowness of the millenial generation rather than commenting on it and exploring it, and slyly critiquing the stereotype. She's a lot more savvy than she's given credit for, and Born to Die is such a great example of what she's capable of when she's at the height of her powers as an artist.
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