Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by buzzdainer (2020)
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.
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- (Created: 09/24/2013 01:36).
- Chart size: 100 albums.
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CompassCharlatan, glad you've gotten a chance to see those folks live. I'm a huge fan of both. Pretty sure I've seen Josh Ritter live more times than I've seen any other artist. He always delivers. I can't wait until it's possible (and reasonably safe) to start going to live shows once again!
Really nice picks. Love Josh Ritter and Gillian Welch especially. Seen them both live a few times and they are crazy amazing and talented.
It's hard not to Greer with Joshua Tree thought.
i have to check out some of your selections , can greer with joshua tree thought :(
Glitterboiii, I hope your dad is at least moderately cool! At my age I'd even settle for "stately."
That's different and seems legit.
You seem like an even cooler version of my dad.
Discovered your list today because you placed 16 Horsepower so well. I saw a lot of albums I haven't heard in a while. Thank you. Great list!
Cool top ten. Good music
Thanks, PinkZeppelin and Spyglass, for those encouraging comments! Enjoyed reading your charts as well.
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