Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by mostlymor (2019)

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In the unfeasibly fruitful month of September 1991 Alice Temple & Eg White arrived in the musical landscape to save the world with a tastefully crafted set of deftly melodic and delicately melancholic mor songs! In that momentous month of 'Nevermind', 'Use Your Illusion', 'Dangerous' and the very same week as 'Screamadelica' the world told them where to stick 'em!! I still carry a torch for the album the world missed. It soundtracked my life when I was 24, through the incandescently good times and depressingly bad times. And everybody needs one of those.(First added to this chart: 07/01/2014)
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1991
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132
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OK, so this is objectively the best album I've heard. The epitome of musical perfection, it's absolutely bloody gorgeous! Been listening to it for thirty years and I'm still not tired of it.(First added to this chart: 07/01/2014)
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1977
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12,879
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(First added to this chart: 10/15/2014)
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1967
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The first album I ever owned was "Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy" by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, I say owned, rather than bought... One morning in the summer of 1975 a big oblong box turned up at my childhood home, it was totally unexpected. Inside was it turned out the prize for winning an art competition - a deluxe looking album with an extraordinary surreal gatefold sleeve replete with books of lyrics and still more art, and a mock scrapbook - a graphic visualisation of EJ & BT's early years of struggle and hard won success - the tale they were telling over the ten songs that formed the black vinyl disc within all that tantalising packaging. It was a great place to start with the album. Those songs are the perfect expression of the album as unified artistic statement, as a statement in and of itself rather than a collection of hit singles and fillers. (It also contained only one minor EJ Hit, an unusual thing at the time for EJ.) A set of (again) rather reflective and subtly melodic numbers. I grew up close to where Bernie Taupin also grew up and have seen the village where he lived as a child, and you can feel it's presence in many of the lyrics he has written. Elton and Bernie's most flawless album, in my opinion.(First added to this chart: 07/01/2014)
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1975
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3,351
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My favourite group of the 'eighties. At the time they seemed like the only oasis in that hellish musical desert. How we huddled together for warmth around small cassette players and sang along to cherished copies of "Swoon" and "Steve McQueen"! It was like that scene at the end of 'Fahrenheit 451' where the guy meets the other outcasts and dissidents who've learned favourite books off by heart so the words will live on in the future.(For some strange and now unfathomable reasons I refused to climb down from a position of hatred towards The Smiths! That was, sadly, my loss as I like them now.) I'm also very glad I got to see them live three times while I could, as I doubt that'll ever happen again.(First added to this chart: 07/01/2014)
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1985
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Twenty perfect pop songs from the greatest pop group of all-time. All the singles from first to last. Those songs were soaked into British people's lives in the 1970's.(First added to this chart: 07/01/2014)
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1982
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Yet another nostalgic favourite from less complicated times gone by. Side One is still as damn near perfect as music gets, imo. And also does what it says on the tin - THE great Saturday night soundtrack!(First added to this chart: 07/01/2014)
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1977
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And another album from the last quarter of 1991. U2 absorbed hip and eclectic musical idea's from the (more cutting edge) world around them and refashioned them into lazer sharp pop diamonds. Just like Bowie did a decade before them. THE great modern rock album! Still works for me, even if I've long lost interest in them as an ongoing musical concern.(First added to this chart: 07/01/2014)
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1991
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A swaggeringly confident tour-de-force, and the pinnacle of the Brian Eno produced era. Melding the afro-funk influences with avant-garde post-industrial English stuff like Joy Division et al. I think this is a damn near perfect LP. Again, like most of these higher placed entries I've been listening to it for decades now and still remain in love with it.(First added to this chart: 07/01/2014)
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1980
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Another album that's like time travel whenever I put it on. Takes me right back to wherever I was in the past when I used to play it. Which kind of fits the nostalgic yearning themes of the album.(First added to this chart: 07/01/2014)
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1982
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 5 5%
1960s 12 12%
1970s 32 32%
1980s 13 13%
1990s 23 23%
2000s 8 8%
2010s 7 7%
Artist Albums %


Donald Fagen 3 3%
Steely Dan 3 3%
The Beatles 3 3%
Rod Stewart 2 2%
Pink Floyd 2 2%
Eagles 2 2%
Various Artists 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 56 56%
United Kingdom 26 26%
Mixed Nationality 7 7%
Canada 3 3%
Ireland 2 2%
Japan 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
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84/100 (from 58 votes)
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From Yann 02/17/2019 21:39
Totally agree with your description of The Nightfly. Personal nostalgia matching the theme of nostagia of the album
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From jeffrey-hodgson 10/15/2018 16:21
good stuff on there but too much disco
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From raadfactoryxny 08/26/2017 07:56
Fine chart. Got a little too much disco for my taste, but some excellence in there too. Plus I really like your little descriptions, that makes the chart more interesting. :)
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From Stover75 08/25/2017 05:34
Good chart, I enjoyed reading the comments, nice to see someone else who appreciates Radiohead's TKOL remix album, albeit it is not on my all-time chart but in my 2010s chart. I must admit that Reeling In The Years aside I have never heard any Steely Dan. I will have to listen to Aja and their greatest hits. Ditto Donald Fagen. Education of musical tastes is what this is all about for me. Enjoyed this chart, its eclectic and fun and I like how you placed The Eagles next to The Dead Kennedys. Cool stuff.
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From Josian 08/24/2017 18:23
An interesting chart with a lot of personality. Steely Dan's Aja was buried deep in my playlist... thanks for the nudge ;)
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From platus 08/24/2017 17:22
Very good chart
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From O.T. 07/29/2017 20:30
Beautiful list. Personal but with arguments for nearly each choice. Funny how the german Steely Dan fans of our generation say "Gaucho" as the british say "Aja". I found the 80s quite interesting, but yes, I remember well too, when "Swoon" and "Steve McQueen" came out and how their beauty unfolded slowly. A friend of mine liked David Ackles a lot, maybe Steve Young would be a good companion or David Blue oder Mac Gayden but you might have them on your list already.
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From authorunknown 07/18/2017 14:55
Interesting list. Many good classic 70s, Bowie and Fagen but also some personal newer favorites like Sufjan, Josh Rouse, Pnau. AND Eg and Alice! I've been looking for that album for a while now....
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From LedZep 05/26/2017 08:52
It's extremely thought-provoking but I didn't know is it in a bad or good way. Then I saw Rising.
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From Helios 11/07/2016 01:18
Idk if you're a very bad troll or just want to have fun giving low ratings to good bands...
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