Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by LittleM1971 (2020)

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The single Trigger Cut was already on heavy rotation for me so when this album was released I was really excited and it didn't disappoint. I must have played it 4 times on that day alone and was immediately hooked. 20+ years on and I still love it to bits, for me it somehow just retains that freshness. It's an absolute joy which for me they would never better. For years I've avoided putting this album top of my list, always going for something more widely respected like Pet Sounds or something. Not anymore and with amazing tracks like Summer Babe / Trigger Cut / In the Mouth a Desert through to beautiful songs like Here, Zurich is Stained and fuzzy gems like Perfume it's just brilliant. I'm standing up and claiming this to be the greatest album of all time and that feels good. [First added to this chart: 11/11/2013]
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1992
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Because we all need somewhere dark to go every once in a while. It's one of those albums that you can easily forget just how incredible it is until you listen again. [First added to this chart: 12/02/2013]
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1979
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The thing I love about My Bloody Valentine is that they never lose sight of the melody. They may bend it and twist it but it's always there. To Here Knows When sounded so strange when it came out, I still enjoy peoples reaction when they hear it for the first time now. As a footnote MBV remain the only band that have actually made me black out at a gig! The Rollercoaster Tour, what a line-up that was...The Mary Chain, MBV, Dinosaur Jr and Blur. [First added to this chart: 11/16/2013]
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1991
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I was a few months short of turning 18 when this album came out and Bang!...the indie landscape had changed forever in Britain. In one sweep all those great British bands we all loved suddenly sounded dated, The Smiths, The Wedding Present, The House of Love, The Cure, Mary Chain etc, we even started dressing and dancing differently such was the impact of this album. It's brilliant from start to finish with perhaps Shoot You Down suffering from being dwarfed by everything else. The running order of the album is also perfect and I sometimes still get goosebumps thinking about the needle hitting this record for the first time as the start of I Wanna Be Adored built up. Lots of love for this album. [First added to this chart: 11/15/2013]
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1989
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Just brilliant from start to finish and I absolutely love Lou Reeds voice. [First added to this chart: 11/18/2013]
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1967
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61,558
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As soon as I put this outstanding album on the turntable I immediately begin to question my decision to rank Doolittle higher. This normally results in me then having to play Doolittle to double check which is a win win situation really. (Edit) Changed my mind again...this is better than Doolittle. [First added to this chart: 11/14/2013]
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1988
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Much like The Stone Roses a huge impact album which fortunately arrived in the prime of my youth. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, My Generation, Anarchy In The UK...Smells Like Teen Spirit, yep it was and still is that important!!! The album itself is so strong and sounds huge and I count my blessings that I was lucky enough to catch them at the Reading Festival in 1992. [First added to this chart: 11/10/2013]
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1991
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I first heard this album sometime around 1991 and instantly fell in love with it. An incredible piece of work with stunning arrangements of jaw dropping beauty. [First added to this chart: 11/11/2013]
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1966
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Such an emotional, honest, heart-breaking journey from start to finish. This album really captures that sense of emptiness that you get upon losing someone but also gives you that solace that you crave as you come to terms with life and death. A very special album which I'm sure will still be lauded in decades to come. [First added to this chart: 07/18/2015]
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2015
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What can I say about how important The Smiths are to me. From about the 3rd year of secondary school up until the Stone Roses shook things up it would be quicker to count the days I didn't play The Smiths than to those when I did. I remember precisely when I bought this album holding this in one hand and Hatful of Hollow in the other for an eternity trying to figure out which one to buy. To be honest either The Queen is Dead or Meat Is Murder could occupy this spot but this will always be that little more special to me...first love and all that. [First added to this chart: 11/11/2013]
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1984
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 10 10%
1970s 18 18%
1980s 30 30%
1990s 28 28%
2000s 9 9%
2010s 5 5%
2020s 0 0%
Artist Albums %


Pixies 4 4%
The Smiths 4 4%
The Jam 3 3%
Ride 2 2%
The Damned 2 2%
The Cure 2 2%
PJ Harvey 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 59 59%
United States 28 28%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Jamaica 3 3%
Ireland 2 2%
Canada 2 2%
Australia 1 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%

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From 07/15/2020 15:12
An alt-rock lover's dream. One of the best lists on the site, love it to bits.
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From 05/20/2020 19:36
Just a gorgeous, personal, vitality-inducing chart. Can't believe it was created seven years ago and I'm only finding it now???
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From 05/03/2020 15:49
Cool! Started off like a number of charts but ended up having a bunch of lesser known artists which I appreciate. There's many I need to check out from your chart. Especially since I want to get more familiar with the late eighties and early nineties.
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From 04/05/2020 13:23
Nice chart with very interesting comments, keep it up!
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From 09/14/2019 22:48
Really cool chart and I also like your notes. The personal anecdotes help me to appreciate where you're coming from with this distinctive taste of yours. I really don't know why I never gave Pavement much of a chance; they're quite enjoyable.
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From 12/05/2018 14:35
Excellent choices !
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From 08/17/2018 04:25
Love this chart! Would like to check out some of the few I haven't heard at some stage...and props for Goon Sax and Beach Slang. Not in my faves but I really enjoyed them, and I like seeing some unique choices.
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From 08/15/2018 14:32
not so much in common but I couldn't agree more with your comments about "the White Album"
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From 07/19/2018 22:18
nice chart
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From 01/08/2018 19:28
Really helpful chart for extending my indie rock knowledge further. Nice one!

Also, liked the comment for Tigermilk. Very true.
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