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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by jdizzle123456 (2019)

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This is always changing obviously. Always looking for recommendations in my comments. I'm a somewhat young man, going through phases where I explore certain artists. Anyway, enjoy I suppose. I now have been on this website for 5 years and I truly and deeply appreciate it. I've found so much great music through here and I appreciate you all.

Chart updated: 06/23/2019 01:45 (Created: 10/08/2014 02:18). Chart size: 100 albums.

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Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
A breakup album. A journey from wistful reflection to desperate acceptance. A mixture of folk and purely-American rock from the Nobel prize winning poet at his mature peak. This album has been with me so deeply and for so long, I couldn't put it at any other spot. The lyrics are delicious; the album is just the right length. At times beautifully bittersweet (If You See Her, Say Hello), at other times viciously vengeful (Idiot Wind). It's a great album about the beginning of love, the midst of love, and the end of love and what could be more important at the end of the day? Death... maybe, but even that is transcended in loves gained and loves lost. It reminds me of long drives from Knoxville to Memphis, meditating on possible pasts and possible futures.
Fave track: Shelter from the Storm
(First added to chart: 10/07/2014)
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,461 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:50,176
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,764 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
This album is an utterly beautiful mix of Irish folk, jazz, and soul. I don't know if there is an afterlife or not, but listening to Astral Weeks gives me the deepest cosmic assurance and optimism. It is so authentic, hypnotic almost, heavenly, and arresting. It features oh-so-human songs about the fragility of goodness, redemption, cherished loved ones, and the transmigration of souls. Is it the musically modernist answer to Van Morrison's fellow Irishman Joyce's Ulysses? Some critics have thought so.
"And you shall take me strongly
In your arms again
And I will not remember
That I even felt the pain.
We shall walk and talk
In gardens all misty and wet with rain
And I will never, never, never
Grow so old again"
For whoever is reading this - play some of this album at my funeral.
This album is an unclassifiable experience of organic & soulful exploration of love, death, the afterlife, and touching the Untouchables. Reaching into, sympathizing, empathizing with those on the fringes.
Fave track: Astral Weeks
(First added to chart: 10/22/2014)
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,220 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:37,427
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,375 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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Music For 18 MusiciansUnited States Steve Reich
Steve Reich is my favorite "art music" composer (at least of the 21st century). This was chosen as a representative work for him for my chart. Of course, it's a bit more than that. It IS my favorite work of his. Built of eleven chord pulses in multiple sections of mostly percussion, piano and voice, this work makes me feel like I'm grasping the platonic forms directly. After a dose of this piece, I feel at one with the world; in a moment of intense clarity. This was often background music for the reading of philosophy throughout my Master's program, but now I can never really put it in the background. As a work of quasi-religious Gamelan, Music for 18 Musicians, oxymoronically, remains one of the most complex works of Minimalism. While not strictly belonging to the camp of Arvo Part, et. al., this piece of music certainly deserves the designation of "Holy Minimalism."
(First added to chart: 06/20/2016)
Year of Release:1978Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1978:15Rank Score:4,046
Rank in 1970s153Overall Rank:642
Average Rating:  83/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
This album provided an incalculable influence on all rock that came after it. At times it feels secluded, lo-fi, chaotic, buzzing, hot, sweaty, hip, artful, vibrant, and more. A true essential-listen that remains a spawner of genres, this album features fantastic lyricism from Reed, spellbinding drones from Cale, and bewitching verses from Nico. Ignoring the obvious parallels the management and the cover art offers us, The Velvet Underground did for music what Warhol did for visual arts in the 20th century. Paradigmatic of the change in consciousness of both the public and the avant-garde in the 1960s, this album rocks, emulsifies, and stands out as an exemplar of what rock and roll should and can be.
Fave track: Heroin
(First added to chart: 10/07/2014)
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,517 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:107,006
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,897 votes)
Comments: 297 comments
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To Pimp A ButterflyUnited States Kendrick Lamar
This album is a jazz rap masterpiece about staying true to yourself, the socio-economic pressures on African Americans, and not choosing the pursuit of material gain over spiritual growth. It's DENSE, complex, soulful, jazzy, funky, and full of allusions to the Bible and the canon of hip hop. Kendrick is truly a master of his craft, accompanied by other great jazz and funk sidemen and producers. This is a conscious rap album with a message that we all need to take to heart, black or white (even if this album is black to its core). United by a beautiful poem that amazingly enters the final track as a plea mid-interview to the long past Tupac, this album is clearly one of the best albums of the 2010s. The point of the record is that one should not sell your soul and that an authentic existence is the primary goal of life. This album proves not only that Lamar is probably the greatest living hip hop lyricist, but also that he is a black existentialist on par with Fanon and Ellison.
Fave track: The Blacker the Berry
(First added to chart: 07/31/2015)
Year of Release:2015Appears in:1,292 charts
Rank in 2015:1Rank Score:42,578
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (1,628 votes)
Comments: 305 comments
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6. (=)

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead

(First added to chart: 10/07/2014)
Year of Release:2000Appears in:2,721 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:123,102
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,638 votes)
Comments: 500 comments
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7. (=)

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis

(First added to chart: 10/22/2014)
Year of Release:1959Appears in:1,322 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:49,134
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,827 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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8. (=)

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush

(First added to chart: 06/20/2016)
Year of Release:1985Appears in:932 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:23,847
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:105
Average Rating:  84/100 (945 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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9. (=)

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane

(First added to chart: 05/03/2017)
Year of Release:1965Appears in:978 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:27,677
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:88
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,160 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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10. (=)

YsUnited States Joanna Newsom

(First added to chart: 05/03/2017)
Year of Release:2006Appears in:583 charts
Rank in 2006:3Rank Score:14,038
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:201
Average Rating:  82/100 (678 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 6 6%
1960s 20 20%
1970s 23 23%
1980s 11 11%
1990s 10 10%
2000s 15 15%
2010s 15 15%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 4 4%
Radiohead 4 4%
Pink Floyd 3 3%
The Beatles 3 3%
Joanna Newsom 3 3%
Kanye West 2 2%
Vampire Weekend 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 63 63%
United Kingdom 28 28%
Canada 3 3%
Sweden 1 1%
Iceland 1 1%
Ireland 1 1%
Mixed Nationality 1 1%
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