Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Liedzeit (2022)

Lots of Seventies, I know. I cannot help it. Homer Simpson Syndrome ("Rock attained perfection in 1974"). I was only 20 when the Eighties began, but for me Music basically died then. It is pathetic. I tried to keep an open mind, though. Honest.

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By a bizarre coincidence the first album I ever bought is not only the best album of all times but it has the best cover art as well. [First added to this chart: 07/16/2014]
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1975
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Acoustic Punk. I discovered him on my first trip to London in 78. He just had the EP The Paranoid Ward/The Bedroom Tapes out. I fell in love immediately. He can do no wrong. "You and me are just little fishes".
In one of his songs he sings: "I don’t want to be your hero". I just have to ignore this. He certainly is my hero.
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1979
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This is not a Compilation, just some songs recorded between 74 and 77. Probably too weird even for Coyne to be included on his other albums. At least that is my explanation. Weird, of course, in this case is a synonym for utterly wonderful. Especially: Mona, where’s my trousers? [First added to this chart: 07/16/2014]
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1977
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This is the one album that will always cheer me up. I am a city dweller, but boy, do I wish to be a country boy, whenever I hear this. Early to bed, early to rise. Fiddle when I can work when I should. - In addition to the music I love the way Denver talks. I can listen to his introducing the band/orchestra endlessly. [First added to this chart: 07/16/2014]
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1975
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I saw her live probably the first time in 1980. She came on stage wearing sun glasses. That to me seemed rather odd. But after a couple of songs she took them off and I could understand. She had by far the most beautiful eyes any mortal being ever possessed. I could not concentrate on the music anymore. And the music is very nearly as beautiful as her eyes! And luckily the music is still there. For years I could not find anyone who could stand her. Very happy that she seems to be very popular around here. [First added to this chart: 07/16/2014]
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1967
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Like everyone else I had Velvet Underground and Nico in here. But this is the album I grew up with. It is a compilation and should not qualify. But I just had to make an exception. At the time I did not know it was a compilation. For me, it is just The VU. Also, I prefer the Cola to the banana. [First added to this chart: 07/23/2014]
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1971
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When I started listening to music seriously in 1974 one thing was crystal clear. I would not fall for fake music. Or as it was called then progressive rock or avantgarde or art. No Genesis, no Yes, no ELP, no Pink Floyd no Led Zeppelin. Really a punk attitude. I mellowed down since then. In the case of Led Zeppelin I even became a convert. With Pink Floyd, I can understand why people like them. I can tolerate Pink Floyd to some extent and admit that some of their stuff is not really bad (I still hate The Wall, though) but I do only really care except for this one (and the very early stuff). The one with the fly that gets crushed in the end. (Reminds me of a story by Knut Hamsun, by the way.) [First added to this chart: 07/16/2014]
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1969
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This one is unique. It is the only album that results in me humming one of the songs the whole next day. It is impossible not to have one song in my mind. And incredibly it is always a different one. Art School Canteen , Punchbag, Hit Factory or one of the others. Everything here a gem. [First added to this chart: 07/16/2014]
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1978
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I can barely understand that she did not become a superstar. But being totally ignored? She is not even present in ITunes! Of course, I was lucky to have seen her live a couple of times in the 70ies when she was the lover of some bloke in my home town. So she played in some pubs to 30 listeners. While she should have filled Carnegie Hall. Beautiful voice, incredible melodies, and in addition great step dancing too. [First added to this chart: 07/16/2014]
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1979
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The best thing that Punk music brought us. Like in many cases this one record would have been enough for a career. And although I like Join Hands and some other LPs I could argue that they would have been even greater if they stopped after this one. [First added to this chart: 07/16/2014]
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1978
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 1 1%
1960s 10 10%
1970s 66 66%
1980s 14 14%
1990s 3 3%
2000s 5 5%
2010s 1 1%
2020s 0 0%
Country Albums %


United Kingdom 52 52%
United States 30 30%
Germany 7 7%
Australia 3 3%
Canada 2 2%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Italy 1 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%
Live? Albums %
No 90 90%
Yes 10 10%

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From 06/06/2020 11:51
Gute Top 100 mit richtig guten Alben ein paar sind mir unbekannt. Aber du hast auch Klassiker hier drin. Darum gibt es 85 Punkte. Und gut ist dass du auch Tame Impala hier hast.
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Very jingly and swell
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From 05/24/2019 17:45
I totally agree with you that music went downhill rapidly after the 70's, but my taste is completely different to yours. 60's & 70's are by far the best decades for music.
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Good chart!
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From 10/15/2018 02:10
love ummagumma
love the wall too
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From 10/14/2018 13:51
Such a great chart! Siouxsie And The Banshees, Nico and Sparks in top 10 are my favourite picks here. Also Comes a Time as favourite Neil Young record? That's pretty cool
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From 10/14/2018 09:47
Super Liste! Ich muss mir den Ruck geben und mal deine deutschen Alben in deinem Chart anhören.
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From 10/14/2018 09:01
Not really my thing and like you say I think there’s a tad too much focus on the 70s, but really like your notes and eclecticism!!
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Nice, diverse collection
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very nice chart !!
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Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
13. Funeral by Arcade Fire
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. Nevermind by Nirvana (US)
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
19. London Calling by The Clash
20. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
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