Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by ffudnebbuh (2019)

I used to be a buyer for one of the largest record chains in the Midwest and had access to every album that one can imagine. So my chart is a strange collection of genres, well known albums and not so well known, from the highly regarded to the disdained..I went through my soul/r&b phase beginning in 1958(which I am still moving through), Beatles, Stones, etc, Simon/Garfunkel phase, Parliament/Funkadelic etc phase, Sex Pistols, Wire,Joy Division,Talking Heads phase, then Cocteau Twins, JMC, Pixies, MBV phase etc, and now my list is just what I am listening to the most at any moment. My interest in popular music is split between jazz, blues, and r/b on one hand and pop/rock on the other. I have an undergrad degree in classical piano. My chart is based partly on being in record retail for so many years(20) and having heard almost every album made and being bored with most of it...but is also informed from a performer's perspective, how I feel that a given artist is successful in communicating the particular ideas in words, music and arrangement and production regardless of genre.

When I left retail for graduate school in 1994, I became relatively out of touch with the music catalogue. I have been using Pandora more, so I feel that I am now caught up with most of the music from all music genres over the past 15 years.

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1967
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1975
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268
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1989
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1973
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1977
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1968
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1975
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1975
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1963
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20,250
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1972
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 5 5%
1960s 16 16%
1970s 41 41%
1980s 15 15%
1990s 6 6%
2000s 8 8%
2010s 9 9%
Country Albums %


United States 57 57%
United Kingdom 31 31%
Canada 6 6%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Germany 2 2%
Iceland 1 1%
Ireland 1 1%

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 43 from 58th to 15th
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers
by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 9 from 19th to 28th
A Love Supreme
by John Coltrane
fallers Down 1 from 15th to 16th
Astral Weeks
by Van Morrison
fallers Down 1 from 16th to 17th
Revolver
by The Beatles

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From sssvnnn 05/07/2019 19:38
One of the best charts on bEA.
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From bkogz 02/22/2019 03:31
great chart. we have lots of similar tastes in music.
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From Kurtco 02/21/2019 16:17
This charte is really great... I love Velvet Underground, Pixies. Very interesting picks
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From ffudnebbuh 02/12/2019 14:08
yes I am still here, Love your chart, Thanks for commenting..and you are still here as well.
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From joyofdivision 02/11/2019 19:41
It's great to see you here after all this time! Hope you're doing OK
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From Peppa 08/12/2018 09:13
Way too focused on the 70's, but it is still a good and unique chart!
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From DommeDamian 01/11/2018 18:51
May disagree with like Velvet Underground, but you still got many albums that I love here. Awesome to see Doolittle, The White Album and Blood On The Tracks in the top 10 =)
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From Pretender 09/18/2017 05:16
How can anyone have another person's chart as a favourite?! Me no understando
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From RandolphCarterJr 07/11/2017 06:19
Doolittle and Mingus Top 10 Yes!
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From Lgk21 02/02/2017 21:50
Lots in common, very neat chart.
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4. Revolver by The Beatles
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