The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)

The Definitive 200 was developed by NARM, the National Association of Recording Merchandisers in celebration of the art form of the record album.
(Official website: www.narm.com)

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1967
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72,171
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1973
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98,071
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1982
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19,136
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1971
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59,304
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1987
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25,759
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1972
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30,025
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1971
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7,338
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1965
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40,963
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1966
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58,298
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1991
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55,700
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The Definitive 200 composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 1 1%
1960s 12 12%
1970s 33 33%
1980s 18 18%
1990s 24 24%
2000s 12 12%
2010s 0 0%
Country Albums %


United States 62 62%
United Kingdom 25 25%
Canada 5 5%
Mixed Nationality 4 4%
Australia 2 2%
Ireland 2 2%
Compilation? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%
Live? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

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The Definitive 200 ratings

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53/100 (from 157 votes)
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70/100
From 01/15/2020 06:05
Needs some Radiohead
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From 03/20/2019 03:27
Bad for a recognized chart (RS Top 100 is better)
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55/100
From 07/16/2017 22:21
In defence of this list-it opts for commercially successful albums so will likely appeal to people who find critics lists a bit snobbish. I wouldn't want to put Shania or the Dixie Chicks on my own list though!
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40/100
From 07/04/2017 18:41
What the fuck is Creed doing anywhere near this list
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90/100
From 03/28/2016 06:48
This is actually a list of the top selling of all time, not the best.
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5/100
From 02/21/2016 07:54
If most magazine lists are bad, this one seems to cater to the musically illiterate living in cloistered suburbs as I did during my childhood.

It was finding bands like Matchbox Twenty, Coldplay, Nirvana, Silverchair and the White Stripes so, so unlistenable that made me want to look to music that people in cloistered outer suburban Melbourne have no chance to hear. When one gets some reasonable sources of advice – though I am no believer in slavishly following influential critics – one can basically discredit this sort of list.
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75/100
From 10/13/2015 00:32
Finally a chart where Dark Side of the Moon is where it belongs, in the top 10.
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From 08/19/2015 04:54
"How to use music to make a ton of money".

Still, not a BAD chart per se.
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70/100
From 02/08/2015 01:53
I'm not personally a radiohead fan, so I thought the chart was ok.
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45/100
From 01/25/2015 14:42
Top 100 and no Radiohead and shite ordering with Thriller in 3rd and Shania Twain! How embarressing. Sure it was great at the time, but in 2007 it should be lower. There are a lot of great albums otherwise but also a lot of essential aren't there...
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