Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Antonio-Pedro (2019)

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"God gave us music so that we, first and foremost, will be guided upward by it. All qualities are united in music: it can lift us up, it can be capricious, it can cheer us up and delight us, nay, with its soft, melancholy tunes, it can even break the resistance of the toughest character. Its main purpose, however, is to lead our thoughts upward, so that it elevates us, even deeply moves us. ... Music also provides pleasant entertainment and saves everyone who is interested in it from boredom. All humans who despise it should be considered mindless, animal-like creatures. Ever be this most glorious gift of God my companion on my life's journey, and I can consider myself fortunate to have come to love it. Let us sing out in eternal praise to God who is offering us this beautiful enjoyment.

- Nietzsche in 1858

This chart needs some work to blossom away, still need to end some notes from my diary, men at work in progress.

Love you all, Antonio Momonio <3

  • Chart updated: 08/08/2019 18:45
  • (Created: 10/24/2013 19:00).
  • Chart size: 100 albums.

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Jim O'Rourke is a fantastic and enigmatic man, surely one of my favorite personalities on all music, and one of the most overlooked and creative minds producing music out there,one of the best aspects about him, is that he is able to create a certain substantial sound, not only for this album, but in all of his other works, shapeshifting between his american primitivism roots, until his neo drone spiderwebs, in which nothing has a concrete and real shape, everything can be changeable and palpable, and he swings from this many forms in such a smooth way, that drowns even the more uninterested listener into his pink sea, as the the effects of the incoherence and his miserableness echoes through the deepest and more emotional abyss in your mind, the actual ear pleasure is feeling almost everything is real and close to you, and Jimmo knows how to do that, he architects the instrumentation from the simplest banjo until the most sophisticated orchestra, while he glimpses and kisses the melodies from each song gratefully, giving them an extra glimpse of beauty. Opening with a Fahey like fairytale dreamland, he explores all the harmonies the song is able to support until it explodes in a ecstasy of beauty, as each layer of elastic instrumentation lays down, as a choir of mini Jims follow their master until the river in each this song drowns into ghost ship in a storm. Sometimes I think the album gets in a state of paranoia as when the instrumentation begins to talk with itself and seems to get out of control (The beginning of "Movie on the Way Down" for example when all the strings and drums begin to dance with each other), But it's incredible how O'Rourke can contain all this raw colorful melody caged, and let it fly slowly. Introspection with the artist is one the aspects that is more explored in music, how to make you feel really close and emotionally attached to that one special alien which feels the entire aquarium with his liquid, and in most of jim's work he explores it using mediocrity of our own states, some feelings that we condemn ourselves for feeling, or those actions we also condemn, your own pride, he connects us with his human state, he has felt the same way as us, he has experienced all those heartbreaks, and in the future he just knows how it ends, and all the strings fill in the blank of the lyrics with a slow warm on your soul, a huge step forward is just looking yourself in the mirror, and acknowledging how ridiculous we have been with ourselves, I think this is one of the main subjects behind eureka. One thing which makes me love Eureka, is that Jim seems not to be stopped, he and this album moves to various directions in a way that none of the songs sound alike, some are smother, feels like he is moving like a somber ghost in the dark alleys of tokyo, but there is even space for the psychedelic and melancholic (melanpsyche... haha sounds like a mellon who kills other melons) compositions, In which he builds a total different atmosphere from the actual direction of the song, and suddenly throws us back into a distant alternate story for the same tale, but in all of these years listening to this album the most incredible aspect which still bubble my dongles, is still the fact that he made these 43 minutes float down so quickly through my mind, it was just beautiful in an miserable and emotional way.

"I can't stand this record, it's just a disaster to me." - Jim O'Rourke(First added to this chart: 05/31/2015)
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1999
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Going out at night after midnight when it's all dark, finding a woman sitting in a seat, alone in the park, with her headphones. Her long brown hair dances along the wind and her voice can lighten up all the lights around her, she is singing with her eyes closed, she doesn't want to leave the fantasy world she is hypnotized in, there is something beautiful that escapes from her lungs, you can literally see the colors of the sounds and the wonderful melodies of her voice through the air and hitting the lightbulbs out there. You both take a walk through the city at night, Dead Streets, corners blinking, buildings that seem to breath, each little step she does is a fresh air breeze, the city is alive again, its blood moves again, I don't want to go back home tonight, and I hope the sun doesn't rise some time. She blows worlds and entire universes with her voice, as it shapeshifts over my ears, new places rises inside my mind, I can almost feel the hot tone of the lightbulb of the streets she sings on, it hits me like a warm breeze passed between each of my bones. Julia is some nocturnal goddess that decided to take her human form and comfort our poor cold urban hearts, and I'm so happy I have this to share a lonely friday night. Thank You Holter.(First added to this chart: 02/16/2014)
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2013
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I already had many diverse experiences with Souvlaki until this moment that it becomes really hard to put it all down into a single review. After all, what hasn't been said since its release in the 90's? yeah, I know... the dreamy wave that makes it the middle school sister of Loveless; But in the end, the question that pops inside my head everytime I try to write something about this is How to critically analyze something that means so much to you without automatically involve yourself into? Every human that has it's soul breathing, has certain attachment with their favorite records in a way that only determinate experiences can speak, what means that even if I write 8 zillion words over here, none of them will be able to capture how many smiles and tears souvlaki has gifted me. From lonely trips at 4 am, to sudden discoveries about how much the sunrise is beautiful, this record has composed a big part of my structure as a person, I have tied so many moments and unique feelings in it, and the fact that I could record these experiences inside something concrete and real makes it so much better, because there is no better way to recall myself how human I am, than seeing how soft I have been, how strong and deep my roots are. Souvlaki is a mother's hug, something that surely we can live without, but it's surely missed and irreplaceable, it's warm, a hot blanket in a snowy night, it's ethereal, something that transgress the capacity of my own intellect to comprehend how subtly it moves between my ears, and comforting, there is a blue feeling of love and friendship that bursts out of these songs. "When The Sun Hits" for example, after it emerges out of its embryonic state like a champagne bottle, might be the closest I've ever been of a drawn of an inside supernova, the explosion of every single atomic element that exists in the universe is colorful and slow, the collapsing of two dry mouths into one single body, chaos has never been so organized and bright before.

In my first contact with Souvlaki, I remember listening to it 5 times in-a-row, it felt challenging and rewarding after each listen, I was every single time more and more drowned into it, the metaphysical adventures were just about to start. But I started to admire its structure and crafting after seeing the pitchfork documentary for this record, how some sad blokes just decided to pack up their things and, record all that in depth emotion, not something raw and pure, but rather a psychological and elaborated take in teenage relationships and the numerous curves of love. I found myself motivated to share some of my simpler or remarkable moments with it since then, don't really know why, and that's what kept me trying to find the perfect moment with Slowdive, I always felt there would be a perfect timing to fit with this album, because something in this, an unknown mass keeps pulling it over my ears, maybe it's the bittersweet sounding wall of sound that hugs the sculpture of these songs. And then, it just became so overwhelmingly connected with me, that it occupied many of my lonely nights with mellow yellow poems, daydreaming in a bus to school became part of my routine, there was a time I was listening to souvlaki 31 times a month, so I can say I have most of their ethereal and dreamy soundscapes painted in a unconscious part of my mind.

See? I have told a really long story about how I clicked with this record but I couldn't still explain its reason to sound so perfect. And the reason is, there is so much, or maybe there is so little I've still not experienced with souvlaki, that I can't, at this moment, point a reason or a formula to its mysterious melancholic atmosphere, there is still pieces of the music here I haven't collected, there is still details that I haven't noticed. Souvlaki is special, because it maintains it's because it maintains it's blissful unknown substance until today, the search for its essence is more astonishing than the discovery. There is some magical liquid running through my ears every time the opening of "Alison" plays.(First added to this chart: 07/11/2014)
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1993
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Old dusty dixieland records playing with an holographic exposition of happy people on 40s ballroom dances. Luckily I have been on a certain stroke of good discoveries in the last few blue moons, this album and some few I found while in my wild musical jungle discoveries out there, certainly got me joyful on its first respective spins, in a way which both of them could translate into a certain emotional enchanting reverberation in my ears, and this just has got me hyped and certainly kinda artistic (such as my interest for different areas of art, such as Graphic design and photography) have developed a lot lately. And so I thought it would be more than fair writing about one of the responsible for all this curiosity. I commonly have the habit of setting a tone to certain albums, and it's no lie that it normally makes the experience of enjoying the music itself more delightful, as all the landscape that my eyes can catch is comfortable and adequate, giving a blooming synesthesiatic avalanche for my heart and soul, the ears and eyes are able to transport me to a certain dimension that is almost achievable to the aesthetic of the record. With An empty bliss, I commonly find it being the last thing I hear at night, and the first soundtrack to my dreams at dawn, it's such a peaceful and mellow record with its scratching noises and dixieland nostalgia, it could bring back unlived and living memories of your grandpa's childhood, with it's sampling of old jazzy tunes it manages to disintegrate the listener into a liquid flow of homesickness and relate-ness. While many people can almost portray this as a certain blood-brother as the bioshock sondtrack, I find it much more closer to that scene in wall-e in which it watches the old movies and with its humanized consciousness, is able to scratch emotions from that gradient of art, which is also one of the most significant scenes on the cinema for me. I have been speaking of bittersweetness in my notes for quite a few time, and for me one of the most interesting moments of music's after laughter bittersweet is that it manages to contrast opposing extremes of the whole spectrum into the same artistic package, and with this album they have quite hit the perfect high spot for it. As I have spoken before, my impulse of attaching the album to a certain atmosphere outside of me is mostly because of the desire of being vulnerable for to all the thousand-face feelings to take over me and mix inside my stomach, until bringing me to a certain contrast of unexplainable melancholia, melancholia has never been so pleasurable before, as the strings locks in with the record playing in the back I lay down in my chair and think about my past and nostlagia tickles me into a dreamy adventure reminding me how good life is. Last week I was reading about human emotion and how different cultures have their own native words for their emotions, and it allowed me to understand so much about this sea of consistent emotional ups and downs in my mind, it allows you to understand so much more and to give voice to that human expression inside of you, and recognize that moment of bliss in which we found ourselves to find a meaning in the universe around us, and it's a fucking beautiful place.

"An Empty Bliss Beyond This World follows the mind of a person who tries and struggles to remember even small parts of his life using broken sounds. The record was based on a 2010 study about the ability of people with alzheimer's disease to remember music they listened to when they were younger, as well as where they were and how they felt when they listened to it. The Caretaker project was inspired by the use of ballroom music in films such as Carnival Of Souls, The Shining, and the television series Pennies from Heaven, which drew James Kirby to themes of memory loss that appear on An Empty Bliss Beyond This World: "Famously, people as they got older have started seeing dead people, people from the past, and that's their reality because the brain's misfiring. I'm very interested in these kinds of stories. Music's probably the last thing to go for a lot of people with advanced Alzheimer's. There are a lot of people who suffer from Alzheimer's who just hum the same songs over and over again"(First added to this chart: 01/30/2018)
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2011
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I have so many things to say about this song. When I got into the fishmans a year ago, this was the first song of theirs that I've put my ears onto, and surely I was not expecting it to be so long, but most surprisingly I was not expecting it to throw many diverse feelings into me. See, long season is built over a single melody that variate into 5 parts shaping inside a 43 minute puzzle, minimalistic dream pop made correctly, the way the harmonies lay beside the guitars and that looping piano track it's hysterical, and there is also space for a 6 minutes drum solo. While listening to this live album I was so excited for this song to come on, because it's indeed the epitome of everything they have played through this record, it's filled with too many details, more than the recorded version, that the reward for the risk of going through this monumental musical piece is as big as the effort to immerse yourself into it. Long season is a song that would be the musical equivalent of a photography book, the phase of growing up and realizing how weird the world is, all of this in just a long winter. Knowing that this would be shinji last song, someway puts me in his position, in a way that the song feels like an enormous flashback through the life of this little boy, all the happiness all the sadness, a bittersweet taste of having the life passing through this melody, its ups and downs. I know that I am very paranoid about keeping old stuff with me, avoiding everything that built myself as a man, blow away like dust, keeping every single human and moment someway next to me, so I don't find myself lost in oblivion sometime, so I can someway find a existential meaning in these little pieces of my memory I've brought with me, and I guess this might be long season. There is this moment in the song where everybody in the crowd is swallowed by this immense amount of high and sweetly sharp sounds, that almost feel like a purifying moment, I could say that it's kinda spiritual for those who believe in it, and for those who even don't, everyone (from the band to the last person standing on the crowd) is tune with this animistic and outer-dimensional spiritual body. Some people keep photographs, some other videos, I like to think that this was shinji's way to remember all that the universe meant to him, and they played it like never before. after these 37 minutes there is a taste in my mouth (or ears) that wants more. Winter has never been so warm.(First added to this chart: 07/31/2016)
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1996
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One of the things I love the most in Carrie & Lowell (and there are infinite of them) is how sufjan's naked emotion is disposed to the listener, it always feels like we're way too intimate with him, almost trespassing his comfort zone just to feel his raw and impulsive sensitive spectrum, it's such a human atmosphere, grief seen through the eyes of a man who cries like a kid, looking for his parents comfort. Only himself by the light of his bedroom looking at photographs of his old memories, shadows fading, lovely breakfast with mom and that warm feel of comfort that is to be with someone you truly love and know that in the curves of her/his arm you will find an island of hope and bright light. And like I said we are way too close to the ethereal atmosphere that is being portrayed in Stevens' soul that all the ghostly instrumentation that dances around his track move soo soft between our ears, not noticing its presence and letting it swift its fingers upon our inside. One of my favorite moments in this experience is the ending of "shade in the shadow of the cross", the quiet sound of sufjan's grief infested bedroom, his breath slowly dragging us out of the painting that he drew with his lyrics. Before I ever began to write these notes and sink deeper into my own musical inner journey, I always told myself I would never connect albums with moments and feelings, because it should stand as it is thematically, after a few blue moons, I just can't resist to connect this with my old tree drawing, with all those spirals, it meant something about missing that one person, life has so many teardrops of emotion and hysterical moments of quirkiness, we don't eve notice how quickly all the sunsets leaves us. It's also really wonderful and worth noticing how many of these songs end in such a dreamy way, the foggy atmosphere that catches and traps us inside the purgatory-like process that this album is inserted into, all the thematic hell that is to pass through the loss of your deary parents, who told you how to see and taste the world around, comforted you in the times of darkness, and to see how Sufjan portrays how this loss affects all his daily-routine, haunts him in his bests dreams, is too see his naked emotion, to feel his shape, to appreciate the raw picture of his soul, these are the moments that make me cry everytime the only thing hits the first string of my deary heart, making me appreciate how lovely everyone around is (with their mistakes and strong points) by pouring all his miserability so close to me, god bless your vesuvius sized impossible soul sufjan.(First added to this chart: 09/17/2017)
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2015
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"Every time you look up at the stars, it’s like opening a door. You could be anyone, anywhere. You could be yourself at any moment in your life. You open that door and you realize you’re the same person under the same stars. Camping out in the backyard with your best friend, eleven years old. Sixteen, driving alone, stopping at the edge of the city, looking up at the same stars. Walking a wooded path, kissing in the moonlight, look up and you’re eleven again. Chasing cats in a tiny town, you’re eleven again, you’re sixteen again. You’re in a rowboat. You’re staring out the back of a car. Out here where the world begins and ends, it’s like nothing ever stops happening" - Bryan Lee O'Malley

Stargazing for a whole night, solidifying the feeling of being eaten by the moonlight, Wondering How many stars are out there, and looking for numerous meaning of existence. I remember that one of my favorite hobbies when listening to music in the past (about 2 or 3 years ago) was to lay on my backyard at night and look at all the stars and moons with patience, appreciate the shine from each light, I tried to identify where they were in the universe, if they all were from different galaxies, and if someone out there could just hear me. And one of the reasons this habit was so addicting was because space would bring a certain etheral energy for me, I would feel so fulfilled with myself as I gazed upon all the dozens of stars that shined continuously or periodically, and loved how the moon used to shine on me. And one of the best experiences I could ever have was to do this while listening to AIA, having a backstory of not doing this for quite a long time. And as the night went to pass by, this record looped at least 3 times before I decided to silently hear my own breath. Transcendence is the magical word that this record will forever associated, that intimate feeling which your feel your aural self levitate some feet above your material yourself in a state where bliss and the unknown meet, a magical line of pleasure and mystery is extended and you're quite walking on both sides, it feels like a spiritual heal, in a way that it elevates this little boy out from this world and all that look he has given the universe has dilated in some orgasmic and soft moments, your eyes are closed and you feel nothing but a weight over your shoulders disappear and a slow lifting like a feather. And there is something beyond all these dreamy layers, which liz involves us, there is all this lush and warm fog, that involves all our organs from inside and puts up in connection with the higher presence of this being that is in touch with us, all this nakedness, all this pureness, bring us to our instincts, to our most inner wishes and wishes, letting us in such an vulnerable aural state to allow the melodies to shape our dreamland. Alien observer is such a special gift for me, and such a great memory from all the nights I have spent out there looking for the beauty in the universe, it is one of the few way outs that can wormhole me into a different dimension in such an effective and crystal way, wrapped in a bubble flying out there calmly and silently. It is something certainly otherwordly, and what a better way to celebrate this extraterrestrial experience than with a outherspace lady which slowly invades our ears and make our hearts as her home.


It's a blessing we are not alone in the universe.

.(First added to this chart: 04/15/2017)
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2011
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"Really it's impossible to chose a number one sometimes, and I found with my other number one spots I'd place the album on a sort of pedestal and try to savour it in someway, which often lead to be becoming scared that when I listened to it I wouldn't enjoy it as much as the last time. On Fire isn't an album that totally blows me away or requires my complete attention, but instead it's an album I find infinitely comforting. The very first time I heard it I felt at home, everything about it was just as it should be. To me, that's what makes the album special, no matter what my mood, all the songs on this album feel like an old friend to accompany me along the way.

And 'friend' is accurate, because there's something so charmingly human about this album. Every imperfection is what makes it, the production is amateur, Wareham isn't the worlds greatest vocalist and the guitar solos feel pretty directionless, but the album is the sound of some kids grabbing a guitar and creating music they can call their own, and create something they care about. It's something I've always wanted to do, and to me it's the most perfect form music can take, because there's something special about forming a band with people who share that vision, and I can hear that here. 'Strange' is a perfect example, there's so much raw passion in the verses, and the quaint lyrics in the chorus really contrast with the more downbeat tone that just sounds to me like a moment of sadness can be found in any situation, regardless of how mundane it is. Moments like that in this album are what make me love it so much. Even the cover of 'Isn't It A Pity' works so well, as though the whole album is a live performance that's open to cover songs.

It may be the only album that sounds just as on-point every time I hear it, because there's no pretences or surprises, it's just fantastic pop rock music through and through."
- Puncture Repair(First added to this chart: 12/07/2014)
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1989
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Step Inside, it's all a dream. Nothing that you see is real, but what you wanted it to be, You are in a perfect place, do not fall on the hypnosis of the truth. "loveless" attracted me to the amazing aural power it contained. Sounds like askafroa made it, with her all calm, and little details, with her mystic fingers, planting little roses and lotus flowers in every tree she's next. (http://ericahenderson.net/art/images/media/Askafroa.jpg). Everything is a dream, waves go in front, and drown your feelings, it is a soul bath made by angels, that clean your spirit and burn the pessimistic sense. Everything begins with the initial step you take in "only shallow." The moment that you fall in dream leafs, you forget the real world ,and feel a kind of light, coming from your heart, You begin to falling from the real world but your feelings you hold preventing you from hitting into the nightmare,and when you're on the floor you don't know what you do, but an angelic voice comes to guides you through a world in black and white. throughout the album you discover the power of your subconscious takes the brush from inside, and paint the art that flows through your fingers, and allows you to transpire for the regular sun. Not only are the feelings that bring you to euphoric aura, are the memories, and feelings, "When You Sleep" I go back to my childhood when I was younger and saw the world with eyes of platinum that sparkled with the magic that the world brought me where fantasy surrounded me and took me to do unimaginable things, take a rain shower while the sun does not leave to cool, feel every drop running down his body, reach the bottom of the nervous system. I was thinking that there was something missing while I was listening to this song So I just got my guitar at night went to my backyard's garden and then sang to the night, for minutes the feeling of euphoria controled me I would like to never stop to play it, The stars were dancing with me and I was feeling at each chord that was playing there were invisible colors getting out of my guitar, floating in the garden, and letting my backyard invisibly colorful, even My Neighbor's dog saw me playing and decided to come with me That was an amazing night, and when the chorus come you feel the happiest person of the world you're 100% out of evil, just let the love get into your heart and direct you to the song's heart. Meanwhile the album leads me to earthworms where my body is small tube I get empty in the middle of the zig zag movement of my head. we arrived in "sometimes" a moment of the night, I rise to the moon I get to sit on it slowly singing. Feelings traveling by mind as the heartbeat of my adrenaline, It is the power of closing your eyes and the... a new universe expand on your brain, you start to ignore reality, let the love hit the last part of your hate, Because We really just need to found our twin soul, but she could be aborted and you just survived being created by an horrible world, and that was not what you want, so you escaped.Life will be no longer scary, Life will be no longer azoic or mediocre, just believe that you are living this moment, and do never wake up after you do that. the whole album I walk with a flower on my head but I 'm not a tree, I 'm just fascinated by what mother nature can do, or maybe I just opened my beauty to the world, but the world haunted me and I finally found my trail. butterflies, rabbits, Blue- jays, etc... follow the trail sometimes afraid, but nothing scares us here. small ladybugs stick in my hair and make it a home (actually someone already told me this story). I can finally find myself, I can find my world to live on, it is far away from the urban stress, a place where everything seems to not making sense, but sometimes the senses lost the reason, when emotions control you.(First added to this chart: 03/01/2014)
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1991
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I used to compare Phil Elvrum's works as the musical equivalent of Lars Von Trier's movies. The Boldness is combined with a sense of creativity that spills emotion all over the listener, He/She is ripped out from the comfort zone and thrown out in the middle of a hurricane without any clues of how he got there, and how Elvrum decides to treat us is insanely weird, he quietly comes closer and closer until we can listen to him breathing, so close that we can hear his blood moving through his veins, so close that we can see that wilderness that is covered behind his eyes. He appears alone to calm down the disorder that is established in "The Sun", and inserts us in some kind of stellar ritual, with the moon and the sun as witnesses, the abstract glow is now swallow by a big mass of vacuum and negative energy coming from a big black hole. What I most love in Phil's works is how much it seems personal and how much it represents the chaos that is the human mind, our pessimism personified in trumpets and nymphs' voices, inducting you to be weaker and weaker. "Solar System" is the perfect ode to the myth of the eternal return, The troubadour that interacts with his loneliness and outside forces to wish his lover comeback, The continuous use of "I Know you're out there" reinforces the feeling of how much he has waited and will wait for her to be back, let it rain, let there be sun, the world will end and his dreams will still be floating in the ether. In "universe I" the band join its multi-instrumental magic to give life to the fragility of human conscience and confidence, from the lonely guitar that follows Elvrum through the glow of the moon, going through reflexes in mud puddles with her curves drawn, until our hero down to his knees offers himself to the force that moves the universe, and we are brought then to a weird journey that is mount eerie, a force that purifies and devours each piece of your soul. The eclipse starts, his eyes are burnt, he is tilting towards the sun, and the mount eerie wakes from his thrones and begins to drain any light that remains in the listener's hope. This has been a hell of an adventure huh? When I first completed Mount Eerie I got myself theorizing all night and dawn, what the hell did I just passed through? Is this some kind of metaphor to the trifling human emotions and feelings? That's why I consider this record to be so great, it explores the outside world of music, it's not just about listening to something, but rather taking a philosophical walk to somewhere, we are humans and overall we should know how soulless we have become in the last years. In the end we have stars and galaxies inside us, we are a whole universe of deception and loneliness, love and hate, we are a big avalanche of synesthesia, we are a big mess of sense. And In the end we will be all swallow and superb about how deep our night is, how coloured our supernovas are, how enormous our soul is.(First added to this chart: 10/15/2016)
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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 6 6%
1970s 15 15%
1980s 7 7%
1990s 15 15%
2000s 23 23%
2010s 34 34%
Artist Albums %


Jim O'Rourke 4 4%
Mac DeMarco 2 2%
Radiohead 2 2%
The Caretaker 2 2%
Sonic Youth 2 2%
Kendrick Lamar 2 2%
Daft Punk 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 54 54%
United Kingdom 24 24%
Canada 7 7%
Brazil 3 3%
Australia 2 2%
Sweden 2 2%
France 2 2%
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 41 from 100th to 59th
Daydream Nation
by Sonic Youth
climbers Up 34 from 85th to 51st
Everyone Asked About You
by Everyone Asked About You
climbers Up 32 from 86th to 54th
To Be Kind
by Swans
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 39 from 58th to 97th
Power, Corruption And Lies
by New Order
fallers Down 35 from 48th to 83rd
Teen Dream
by Beach House
fallers Down 34 from 61st to 95th
Pulling Our Weight
by The Radio Dept.

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From Paule 05/12/2019 08:06
Great effort and awesome picks, I'll add this chart to my favourites! Loud City Song is fantastic, good to see it getting love. Keep it up!!!
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From Reppu1976 02/02/2019 00:39
Teu chart é muito original, não somente pelas escolhas dos discos, mas tb pelo comentários que vc faz. No geral, não tenho saco de ficar lendo (acho chato saber o ponto de vista X sobre um o disco Y...) e não tenho a paciência de fazer o mesmo no meu chart. Mas, algumas das suas descrições são distintas e merecem destaque. Gostei muito dos seus comentários sobre Lovless, por exemplo.
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From JimagineL 12/27/2018 04:51
Cara, você conseguiu, meu Deus, esse teu chart é o melhor que eu já vi. O único defeito que eu tenho com ele, o único, pode me chamar de besta, mas eu sinto falta de mais álbuns brs nessa porra. Eu sei que algumas vezes pode soar meio patriotismo forçado, e eu não sou totalmente contra essa questão dar valor aos gringos, mas a total falta de clássicos aqui como os Novos Baianos ou o Clube da Esquina me afeta meio que pessoalmente. Eu sei, isso é besta, você tem o direito de não gostar disso, até pq é o lugar comum dos "grandes álbuns brasileiros".
É óbvio que tem várias coisas que eu não concordo aqui, a maioria ali dos teus primeiros lugares do 10-ao-20 ou são de bandas que eu completamente desconheço (o que é perdoável), ou são de bandas que eu definitivamente acho uma merda (Slowdive um deles), mas até aí beleza, mas mano, quando tu acerta, tu acerta em cheio, e eu penso como que esse cara conseguiu tão bem descrever como eu me sinto em relação ao albúm?

Já que teu nome é Antônio e pelo jeito tu sabe dos bagulho tu vai provavelmente entender a piada: The Neddle Drop é o caralho amigo, tu é cara!

O jeito que você descreve porque você ama os albúns é simplesmente sensacional, eu pretendo ser escritor e até tenho algumas coisas escritas, leio pra caramba também, e cara, você tem jeito pra essas coisas, puta merda. Só pra deixar claro, eu não li tudo, mas te garanto que aos poucos eu vou ler toda essa porra. Vou voltar pra isso aqui de vez em quando pq parece que você escreveu cada coisa com muito amor e carinho e aliás você parece que não terminou ainda.

Por enquanto posso te dizer os dois álbuns com que eu mais concordei contigo. O primeiro é o "A Moon Shaped Pool", sua descrição é perfeita, hoje mesmo (ou ontem porque está de madrugada) eu pensei que a coesão era mesmo o forte desse álbum, ele faz uma coisa que nenhum outro álbum do Radiohead faz: Te transporta pra outro mundo. Te imerge nele.
O outro álbum é o que tá nesse exato momento no terceiro da minha lista que é o Twin Fantasy (O meu é o Face To Face pq eu acho a versão de Bodys dele muito melhor). E é isso cara, é exatamente isso, Bodys também é minha faixa preferida desse álbum, não só do álbum mas também da banda e talvez da década. E meu deus do céu, esse álbum tem "Sobre to Death", "My Boy", "Beach Life In Death", "High to Death", meu deus. Eu sinto ainda que esse álbum fala mais sobre você do que sobre mim, eu tô entrando agora no terceiro ano, e eu nunca tive assim um relacionamento, nunca rolou nada do tipo comigo, nunca cheguei nesse ponto. Mas sempre tem não é? As pessoas que você admira, que te deixam com o coraçáo batendo, que fazem sua vida ser vida, sabe? E o fato dessa minha timidez ou dificuldade nesse caso talvez explique pq eu gosto tanto desse álbum.
"my boy
We don't see each other much
It Will take sometime
But somewhat down line
We won't be Alone"
Ah, cara, eu cheguei tão perto de não ser mais "alone", pelo menos por um tempinho sabe, ter alguém onde encostar a cabeça e chorar. Em 2016 eu deixei a Bahia e grandes amigos que eu tinha lá, agora eu tô aqui no sul e a única pessoa com quem me conectei não deu certo. Acho que você deve entender pq eu gosto tanto desse álbum.
"Don't worry, you and me won't be alone no more".
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From raadfactoryxny 12/03/2018 10:35
Happy Birthday, Antonio
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From Luigii 12/03/2018 02:33
Want to say Happy Birthday.
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From C_Krug2009 11/03/2018 16:21
Coming back to this chart, I get it more. Yo, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the best game ever. Beach House is amazing too
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From raadfactoryxny 10/10/2018 09:32
29th revisit to this chart:
I've seriously never come across another chart like this =)
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From bobbyb5 07/15/2018 00:21
Your commentaries are awesome. I like reading them even if I don't like the album.
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From raadfactoryxny 06/08/2018 10:38
You are one of the best (if not the best) creatively fresh, deep and hardhitting writing skills on BEA!!!!
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From Hayden 06/01/2018 16:28
*goes on tour in Brazil* *has two shows, both 99% not sold out, prices half-off for the time being*
But yeah, glad you dig the chart. Always diving in South America, especially enjoying hearing what's going on there this decade. Elza Soares is almost 81 and just dropped another fire album.
All seriousness, I'm thinking of maybe staying in Lima or Santiago (or Mexico, dunno) at some point later this year for a couple months. Maybe. Gotta work some kinks out.
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