Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by JMGL95 (2019)
MASSIVE UPDATE ALERT! (PLACEMENTS: COMPLETE - 100%, LYRICS: COMPLETE - 100% but under revision)
I've just entirely remade this chart because I've been relistening to all of the albums here and many other favourites and rerating them. This chart somehow seemed not really up to date with my tastes, as it was more similar to what I liked three or four years ago. Hope your ratings are still valid for this new chart or, if they aren't, feel free to drop/raise the rating at ease :P
I also added the rating of the album (and plan to add some lyrics). About my rating system: the first albums here are my perfect 10s. They are the ones that set the max note, so to say, in opposition to what would be considered a 0. Then, the rest of the albums are rated in comparison to those perfect 10s and placed somewhere in between them and the 0. I have taken into consideration my individual track average rating, the consistency/flow and lenght, my personal liking to the musical style and lyrics, the influence and relevance of the album, the innovation and uniqueness, the fun I had listening, etc.
Tbh, I'm not a big album listener. I usually tend to listen to playlists of the songs I consider memorable, so the albums are a gate for me to listen to more memorable songs to add to playlists. For that reason, I haven't listened to any of these albums more than four or five times (although I have heard to the top ones probable much more times as they're almost perfect for me). Because of that and because I don't have actually any idea about music theory or production, I won't be making any commentary. I couldn't really say something besides "I think the guitars sound nice" or "the lyric themes here are really cool", so I'll abstain from doing it, as it isn't really interesting.
EXTRA! Top 101-200: https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechart.php?c=47083
- Chart updated: 08/01/2019 15:45
- (Created: 05/29/2014 15:12).
- Chart size: 100 albums.
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Nothing can be changed
The past is still the past
The bridge to nowhere"
My rating: 10
Genres: Indie folk, Chamber folk
Favourite songs: Should Have Know Better, The Only Thing, Fourth of July
I feel that I need to write something special here for Carrie & Lowell. This is the only album of a bit more than 700 (at this moment) that I have rated 100/100. First time I heard this album I got literally obsessed with it. I had never heard before an album that had such a stunningly beautiful lyricism and at the same time it was so profoundly painful and deep. You can feel Sufjan's soul in every track, every ounce of pain he felt after he lost his mother. But at the same time it feels so relaxing that each songs haunts you in a spiral of bittersweet feelings that is almost magical. It's even incredibly solid, I can't find a weak song here. Sure there's some standouts, but every track has something special. To me this is the pinnacle of popular music. It's amazing how much can do just and artist, his guitar and not much more.(First added to this chart: 08/08/2015)
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won't heal"
My rating: 10
Genres: Alternative rock, Art rock
Favourite songs: Paranoid Android, Karma Police, No Surprises(First added to this chart: 05/29/2014)
They're not gonna happen"
My rating: 10
Genres: Art rock, Alternative rock
Favourite songs: Jigsaw Falling Into Place, Bodysnatchers, Weird Fishes/Arpeggi (hard to pick 3 here, so consistent)(First added to this chart: 05/29/2014)
Behind the hatred there lies
A murderous desire for love"
My rating: 9.91
Genres: Jangle pop, Indie pop
Favourite songs: The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, Cemetery Gates, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out(First added to this chart: 05/29/2014)
My heart's colder
And I can see that it's a lie"
My rating: 9.86
Genres: Chamber pop, Indie rock, Art pop
Favourite songs: Rebellion (Lies), Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels), Wake Up(First added to this chart: 05/29/2014)
News had just come over, we had five years left to cry in
News guy wept and told us, earth was really dying
Cried so much his face was wet, then I knew he was not lying "
My rating: 9.70
Genres: Pop rock, Art rock, Glam rock
Favourite songs: Ziggy Stardust, Starman, Five Years(First added to this chart: 05/29/2014)
I really doubt it
Rush a nigga quick and then we laugh about it
That’s ironic ‘cause I’ve never been violent, until I’m with the homies"
My rating: 9.63
Genres: Conscious hip hop
Favourite songs: Sing About Me/I'm Dying of Thirst, Swimming Pools (Drank), The Art of Peer Presure(First added to this chart: 01/01/2016)
I've seen your frown
And it's like looking down the barrel of a gun
And it goes off"
My rating: 9.55
Genres: Indie rock, Garage rock revival, Post-punk revival
Favourite songs: A Certain Romance, Mardy Bum, I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor(First added to this chart: 05/29/2014)
This isn't happening"
My rating: 9.48
Genres: Art rock, Experimental rock, Electronic
Favourite songs: How To Dissapear Completely, Idioteque, Everything Is In It's Right Place(First added to this chart: 05/29/2014)
About a boy who's just like me
Thought there was love in everything and everyone
You're so naive!"
My rating: 9.48
Genres: Chamber pop, Twee pop, Indie pop
Favourite songs: Get Me Away From Here I'm Dying, Like Dylan In The Movies, Seeing Other People(First added to this chart: 05/29/2014)
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|03/03/2019 17:39||joshbrooker2001||39 ratings||91/100|
|03/02/2019 01:43||JulianR||592 ratings||75/100|
|02/16/2019 06:33||Glitterboiii||12 ratings||93/100|
|02/16/2019 04:45||mjp11||9 ratings||93/100|
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Soooo... we pretty much have the same top ten :)
Very interesting and unique chart. Well done!
Absolutely love how you come across in your chart's bio, and appreciate the delicacy with which you've picked your favourite albums. Given the way you write about Carrie & Lowell, please please write more!! Don't be put off by music snobs toting about theory etc., you clearly have a talent when it comes to conveying your love of music.
I've noticed that the chart is a little more weighted to the last three decades, so here's a few older underground records that you might be missing out on:
Nico - Chelsea Girl (1967)
Brigitte Fontaine - Comme A La Radio (1969)
Steve Reich - Music For 18 Musicians (1978)
Roy Harper - Stormcock (1971)
Comus - First Utterance (1971)
Like Magical Mystery Tour getting some notice
That Porcupine Tree album creeping in at 27... Fantastic choice, and the chart is exactly what you said it would be, classics along with personal choices. Great
Really good chart! I appreciate the lesser known titles ranked alongside more obvious classics such as Funeral and London Calling.
I somewhat disagree with your 2000s+ albums selection.
85/100 for your albums selection before 2000.
65/100 for your 2000s+ albums selection.
Overall, this is a pretty good list.
WTF! The best chat I've seen so far.
I love Carrie & Lowell as #1
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