Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by hahol (2019)

I think personal charts always are feelings,combined with nostalgic connections to your youth and childhood favourites melted together with lifeexperiences and strong impressions from the past. I can not point at classic albums from the near past, because defining classics takes time! A great example is Nick Drake!
Some 25 years passed before his genius was rediscovered! I hope there are still several other artists out there to be appreciated and yet are to be discovered from the hidden past!
  • Chart updated: 10/02/2019 12:45
  • (Created: 09/24/2014 20:22).
  • Chart size: 100 albums.

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Bob Dylan's albums are a journey through his life. From his debut in 1962 to this day his story is written through music and words in 6 decades. It has been ups and downs, but this man is destined to go on and on and ....!
In the 60's he mattered as the artist who gave rock importance and depth! His unwillingness to adapt , but do his own thing, made him the most influential artist ever! How many important artists have made cover versions of this man's output or made songs derived from his works? I name a few: Jimi Hendrix (All along the watchtower), Beatles (Rubber Soul), Stones (Aftermath), Elvis Presley (Tomorrow is a long time), Manfred Mann, Hollies, Fairport Convention ....! Blonde on Blonde was the last record in the trilogy of his "thin wild mercury sound" after going "electric". He was booed at his live concerts at the time, called Judas from the folk purists, but Dylan never compromised! His vision was clear and he was in his own bubble at the time. Unbelievable he made music so mysterious and enigmatic in such circumstances, but he did! I think this album is his masterpiece of this decade, a groundbreaking doublealbum at the time and with a lot of superb songs! My favourites are :
I want you, Just like a woman, Visions of Johanna, One of us must know and the sublime epic Sad eyed lady of the Lowlands. This 11,5 minutes long song written to his wife (Sara), is an absolute masterpiece.
The retirement (motorcycle-accident ) from live appearances perhaps saved his life in the period to come, but Dylan never came back to this greatness and significance!(First added to this chart: 10/02/2014)
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1966
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This is one of the most moving melancholic pieces in music history along with Gustav Mahler's best classical works.
Shine on you crazy diamond is a beautiful starter, producing an atmospheric soundscape that set you in trance. Mindfulness music, cosmic blues .... Whatever you may call it? Relax and let it flow through your heart and brain. Of course this album is dedicated to their former leader, Syd Barrett. His absense is the thematic pillar for "Shine on you crazy diamond" and "Wish you were here".
This is close to perfection and Floyd defines a new direction and dimension within popular music.(First added to this chart: 10/02/2014)
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1975
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106,328
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I might have chosen any of this group's first five albums and placed them in my top ten, but this album is my personal favourite against all odds. Long distance love, All that you dream, One love stand, Somebody's leavin', Mercenary territory. Love them all ! Long distance love might be one of the most underrated songs in this group's catalog. I place it on top of the list! Sublime music!(First added to this chart: 10/02/2014)
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1975
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159
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The Beatles is an institution in popular music, It is hard to point out the most important album, but Sgt.Pepper was the last album where the groupmembers cooperated with synergy! My favourite track by the group is A day in the life. I never get tired listening to it and of course it is the obvious end of this album. There are albums I appreciate more, but the significance of this album as an artwork is without any doubt! It is said that this record put Brian Wilson into "coma" and set the standard for the year of "summer of love"!(First added to this chart: 10/02/2014)
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1967
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Like a rolling stone is the birth of what we call rock music. From now on is music and words equally significant. Dylan defines what matters and give a damn in the popformula and patterns that exist in the musicscene. Over 6 minutes long, this track foresee what to come. Desolation row do it perhaps even better and every artist that matters is overwhelmed by this workaholic maniac who writes lyric as potent as a Nobelprizewinner. All of a sudden the music changes! Rock is defined as a serious artform!(First added to this chart: 10/23/2014)
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1965
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Beatles' swansong is a decent and magnificent farewell. Mature music and mostly pure manna for the public. From the start Come together to The End, there are lots of genious songs: Something, Oh! Darling, Here comes the sun, Because, and McCartney's trilogy She came in through the bathroom window, Golden Slumbers, Carry that weight.
One of the best albums ever!(First added to this chart: 10/23/2014)
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1969
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In my opinion The Who is the second best group ever from Britain. This is their magnum opus. It could have been even better if the "lifehouse " -project had been fulfilled! Baba O'Riley, Behind blue eyes, Won't get fooled again are monster-tracks on this superb album! Pete Townshend is a genius!(First added to this chart: 10/23/2014)
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1971
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Van Morrison creates his own world of music. Astral weeks is neither rock, jazz, nor anything that is heard before. He is an extraordinaire singer hiring jazzmusicians which do their improvisional contributions to these otherworldly compositions! Never to be repeated, not by himself either! Music from another cosmic consciousness.(First added to this chart: 10/02/2014)
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1968
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My favourite jazz album! Coltrane and Miles are dynamite! A perfect record and a milestone in music history! One of the most influential records ever!(First added to this chart: 10/23/2014)
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1959
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Robert Fripp's first progressive milestone is groundbreaking in its definition of a new genre. From the stress and precision of 21.century schizoid man to the totally relaxing mood of I talk to the Wind, the record is given a dynamic counterbalance. Epitaph is a stunning musical achievement and a learningbook in intelligent use of the mellotron. This is where the word progressive music is used and defined for the first time. A truly original piece of work. Still influential, but never repeated.(First added to this chart: 10/02/2014)
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 2 2%
1960s 27 27%
1970s 52 52%
1980s 9 9%
1990s 7 7%
2000s 3 3%
2010s 0 0%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 4 4%
Pink Floyd 4 4%
Little Feat 3 3%
The Byrds 3 3%
Bob Dylan 3 3%
Be-Bop Deluxe 2 2%
Elvis Presley 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 43 43%
United Kingdom 41 41%
Canada 6 6%
Mixed Nationality 4 4%
Norway 2 2%
Australia 2 2%
Sweden 1 1%
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 50 from 78th to 28th
The Pretender
by Jackson Browne
climbers Up 38 from 67th to 29th
Meddle
by Pink Floyd
climbers Up 11 from 17th to 6th
Abbey Road
by The Beatles
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 34 from 43rd to 77th
Highway
by Free
fallers Down 8 from 8th to 16th
Revolver
by The Beatles
fallers Down 3 from 16th to 19th
Dixie Chicken
by Little Feat

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From Juneof44 03/13/2019 22:46
Very impressive, i love the comments for every album.
Just a little lack of nowadays records.
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From platus 11/11/2017 08:37
Great chart! I agree completely. Excellent comments, by the way.
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From vancevisuals 11/11/2017 01:28
to our children's children's children brst Moody Blues
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From Oselju 11/10/2017 10:34
Excellent chart and excellent comments.
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From zrommeke 02/19/2017 07:54
Great chart, maybe just too much 70s, but thanks for making me want to discover some of the unknown!
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From LedZep 02/18/2017 20:29
Would like to see more 90s, maybe 00s and newer albums as well though cause it is a fantastic chart so I'm interested what albums you like from those decades
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From Lgk21 02/18/2017 12:40
Great choices and really interesting comments. I love so many of these records.
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From buzzdainer 06/08/2016 13:53
I see we have similar feelings about Blonde on Blonde and Pet Sounds. I really appreciate the comments you've made for the various albums you've listed; they are enjoyable to read and make a good case for your selections.
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From Davy 03/14/2016 14:36
Great comments :D
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Excellent comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s
1. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
2. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
3. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
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12. Blonde by Frank Ocean
13. Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
14. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
15. ★ (Blackstar) by David Bowie
16. Lost In The Dream by The War On Drugs
17. This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem
18. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
19. An Awesome Wave by ∆ (alt-J)
20. AM by Arctic Monkeys


 
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