Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by awesomness425 (2019)

34 in Top 100
18 in Top 200
9 in Top 300
4 in Top 400
5 in Top 500
5 in Top 600
4 in Top 700
1 in Top 800
3 in Top 900
1 in Top 1000
4 in Top 2000
5 in Top 3000
4 in Top 4000
2 in Top 6000
1 in Top 9000

My Top 10 Favourite Artists (1-3 are solid, 4-10 Change rapidly all the time)
1. Radiohead
2. Frank Ocean
3. Kanye West
4. Brand New
5. Kendrick Lamar
6. Sufjan Stevens
7. Sigur Ros
8. Brockhampton
9. The Smashing Pumpkins
10. Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Albums for Next Update
Give Up By The Postal Service
Halcyon Digest By Deerhunter
Die Lit By Playboi Carti
Never Hungover Again By Joyce Manor
S/T By Joyce Manor
Ghosts of the Great Highway By Sun Kil Moon
Innerspeaker By Tame Impala

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Alternative Rock,Art Rock

"A heart that's full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won't heal

You look so tired and unhappy
Bring down the government
They don't, they don't speak for us
I'll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
Silent, silent

This is my final fit, my final bellyache with

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises please

Such a pretty house, such a pretty garden

No alarms and no surprises (let me out of here)
No alarms and no surprises (let me out of here)
No alarms and no surprises please (let me out of here)"

I only really got into music about a little bit longer than a year ago. Before that it was just the odd band's that i favored which at the start of Gr.10 Would have just been Creed,Pearl Jam, Nirvana, And Pink Floyd. Month by month the amount of music i was listened was growing faster each this time i probably wouldn't have been able to even make a Top 100 albums until one day i found this band..Radiohead. I mean i knew the song Creep (Thank you Rock Band), but nothing else. i went through watchmojo's top 10's of alternative bands and watched Radiohead's first i thought nothing much of them..then day's later i watched it again and thought it was amazing, so i decided to get the best of album and was blown away that the next day i got all of their music and just put it on without not even knowing what song was playing. OK Computer is the album i adored the most out of their whole catologue. From opening with an interstellar burst and ending with a beautiful 5 minute ballad of Thom saying to "Slow Down" there is never a sour note with this album. 100+ listens have already been put into this album and none of those listens have been regretted. There is a reason why this album is number 1 on this website and i believe the overall rank really speaks for itself. One thing i notice in Radiohead's music is layers. Every one of the instruments are all layered together very well to the point where just every little sound has a reason to be there. I would be surprised if you haven't listened to this album, but if you haven't check it out

Fav Tracks: Paranoid Android, Let Down, No Surprises(First added to this chart: 03/16/2015)
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Alternative R&B, Neo-Soul, Art Pop

"I wanted that act right in Colorado that night
I brought trees to blow through, but it's just me and no you
Stayed up 'til my phone died, smoking big, rolling solo"

When this album clicked for me and ended up being my fav of 2016 over Radiohead (wtf), it probably came to a shock to fellow BEA crew who saw what this chart used to look like. Obviously, when it comes to an album like this caliber ending up so high on my list it's due to many factors.

One, concept - Frank got his heart broke and when that substance is added into the listening all the more entertaining (sorry Frank, I love you)

Two, vocals - Frank is an R&B singer that does not need to strain his voice to make something so great. It's clear and concise, and smooth like butter.

Three, THAT MOTHAFUCKIN BEAT SWITCH ON NIGHTS (pretty self-explanatory)

Also, intensely catchy and has fantastic hooks. If I listen to this album, I get every song stuck in my head throughout the day. Give this album a chance peeps

Favourite Songs - Nights, Futura Free, Self Control, Solo(First added to this chart: 12/13/2016)
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Post-Punk Revival, Post Punk, Indie Rock

"I'm gonna pull you in close
I'm gonna wrap you up tight
I'm gonna play with the braids that you came here with tonight
I'm gonna hold your face, and toast the snow that fell
Because friends don't waste wine when there's words to sell"

What a record. Especially when the first time i listened to the album i thought it was alright. It was alright? No, it's a damn masterpiece. I've now decided to put it in my top 10 (sorry Neutral Milk Hotel out of the top 5). The album hits hard with very killer bass lines and Paul Banks has such an emotional tone with his voice that it blows everything out of proportion. I don't know what to say. I used to think the songs were boring, then i ended up listening to the album in it's entirety 8 times in one day. a Post-Punk that has rivaled Joy Division.

Favorite Songs- NYC, Leif Erikson, Stella Was A Diver and She's Always Down(First added to this chart: 09/27/2015)
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Post-rock, Dream Pop, Ambient

"I put on my blue pajamas
Go straight to bed
I caress the soft covers
Close my eyes
I hide my head under the sheets" (Translation)

Has there ever been anything more beautiful, emotional? I'm not so sure. Sigur Ros seems to be professionals at making such emotional pieces that such a huge and grand scale. Listening to these songs make me feel like i'm in the middle of a huge vast opening of land in Iceland looking over at the landscape and the only thing that comes to my mind is happiness. Pure happiness seem's like such a hard thing to come by, but this album seems to portray that for me. With such beautiful and ambient sounds as well as the fantastic String Quartet's oh and don't even get me started with the cymbal work on Ny Batteri. With all this lush and beautiful instrumentation Jonsi's voice seems to top it all off with such a peaceful and such a raw voice with the best falsetto's. An album to listen to with headphone while looking up at the stars. A Good Start

Favorite Songs - Starálfur , Olsen Olsen , Ný Batterí, Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása(First added to this chart: 06/29/2015)
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Conscious Hip-Hop, West Coast Hip-Hop, Jazz Rap
(Seen Live)(First added to this chart: 05/09/2015)
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Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Indie Pop

"In the morning, through the window shade
When the light pressed up against your shoulder blade
I could see what you were reading

All the glory that the Lord has made
And the complications you could do without
When I kissed you on the mouth

Tuesday night at the Bible study
We lift our hands and pray over your body
But nothing ever happens"

(All 3 verses are so good, i couldn't pick)

The first time i heard Sufjan Stevens, i became overwhelmed with some feeling of euphoric calmness where i just wanted to lay in bed staring at my ceiling for hours on end with just a smile on my face. Sufjan's music is just something that can be played at any time and it just feels right. Illinois is truly where his genius peaks. We have slow melancholic folk songs as well as some upbeat chamber pop tracks and it just all works. Sufjans lyricism is also very clever and helps with enjoying it even more. If anything the best thing Sufjan has is his BEAUTIFUL voice. Literally he has the soothing voice of an angel. Anyways Masterpiece start to finish
Favorite Songs-Casimir Pulaski Day, Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois(First added to this chart: 03/16/2015)
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Indie Rock, Emo, Alternative Rock(First added to this chart: 01/03/2019)
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Lo-Fi Indie, Ambient, Drone

"And I remember the lines I thought that I'd forgotten
"Your only flaw is that you're flawless"
I'm so full of shit, I'm surprised you bought it
But to say that I don't care is more or less astounding
'Cause I wrote an entire album about us drowning
Wasn't that enough?"

What an experience of an album. I honestly can never put this record down. Not only is it called sleep, but it soothes me to sleep. The songs first half is filled with Lo-Fi folk songs that are calming as well as melancholy and then leads the next half with pure Drone like ambiance. It's just such a beautiful experience. This album is not known or listened to it seems by anyone on this site. Check this album out for sure.

Favorite Songs - Summer or Spring, Don't Call Me At All, To See You Alive(First added to this chart: 06/27/2016)
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Indie Rock, Slowcore, Post-Rock

"Suddenly every machine stopped at once,
and the monitors beeped the last time.
Hundreds of thousands of hospital beds,
and all of them empty but mine.

Well, I was lying down with my feet in the air,
completely unable to move.
The bed was misshapen, and awkward and tall,
and clearly intended for you.

You checked yourself out when you put me to bed,
and tore that old band off your wrist.
But you came back to see me for a minute or less,
and left me your ring in my fist.
My hair started growing, my face became yours,
my femur was breaking in half.
The sensation was scissors and too much to scream,
so instead, I just started to laugh."

From start to finish this album can give such an emotional impact towards someone. Especially when you piece the story together Epilogue makes you just want to break down and cry. The lead's voice is a very whiney voice that a lot say is annoying, but the whimpering tone in his voice express' the emotion that is trying to be evoked in this record. Sad music is my jam if you haven't noticed already

Favourite Songs - Atrophy, Kettering, Epilogue(First added to this chart: 10/16/2015)
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Lo-Fi Indie, Psychedelic Folk, Indie Rock

"O What a loss! My soft hands replaced by claws. You turned me into a stray dog from a mighty human man. O what a loss!
O What a loss. I miss my closest friend"

It's May 1st, 2017 and I needed to add this album t0 my top 10. I haven't really updated my chart intensly in the past while (It needs to be) due to the fact that it takes way too long to reevaluate everything. But this album was one that I needed to represent in my charts as soon as I could. Another /mu/ masterpiece clicks with me. I have listened to this album on and off for over a year, but one late night while looking for something chill to put on, this was my choice. It gain's strengths from the lo-fi production and the emotional whining voice from Phil Elverum. Highlight's as well is that with songs with great acoustic melody, the noise rock elements blend in well and give strength to it all. In the end, this album is an experience other than just an all-round consistent album which is what makes this album a masterpiece.

Favorite Songs - I Want Wind To Blow, Headless Horseman, The Mansion(First added to this chart: 05/01/2017)
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Total albums: 100. Page 1 of 10

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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %

1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 1 1%
1960s 5 5%
1970s 9 9%
1980s 2 2%
1990s 23 23%
2000s 27 27%
2010s 33 33%
Artist Albums %

Radiohead 6 6%
Sufjan Stevens 3 3%
Brockhampton 3 3%
Brand New 3 3%
Pink Floyd 3 3%
Kanye West 3 3%
Sigur Rós 3 3%
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Country Albums %

United States 64 64%
United Kingdom 22 22%
Canada 5 5%
Iceland 3 3%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Sweden 1 1%
France 1 1%
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From doubleA 10/10/2019 09:58
A really enjoyable chart! Good reads and personal picks.

Some recommendations to give some more variety outside the top 300:

Sung Tongs by Animal Collective
Hypnotic UnderWorld by Ghost
Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown
Octopus by Gentle Giant
Future Days and Ege Bamyasi, both by Can

Some might suit you, some might not. Go figure!
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From LedZep 03/10/2018 14:57
Totally dig the comments, and also some fantastic picks. Haven't listened to Interpol in some time, gotta give TOTBL a listen now!
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From travelful 02/17/2018 15:55
Definitely some records I wanna checkout on here. I don't care for Coldplay, Drake, Arcade Fire, or Linkin Park much. But even with that said we have 31 albums and 20 artists in common, so we have pretty similar taste. I'd let you have aux if we were driving in a car together, which I wouldn't allow many to do.
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From JulianR 09/17/2017 07:45
great chart! I like a ton of your picks yet also gleaned some stuff I'm gonna check out, and I love your album comments.
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From bobbyb5 06/05/2017 03:51
I expected the worse when i saw OK Computer as #1. But then i saw Wire, and Galaxie 500, and several other great ones.
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From bobbyb5 02/05/2017 00:39
I almost live in Ontario. I live about 2 miles from the Canadian border. I can SEE Ontario from my fifth floor balcony tho. Well, I can see the bridge anyway .
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From louisjwyatt 01/14/2017 17:39
Cool chart! Love to see two great emo albums represented in your top 20.
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From izaksen 11/26/2016 09:29
nice chart...very exact and innovative because it has very variety I think it's good ...i loved it ... I will follow some of these composers...
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From benpaco 11/14/2016 20:16
What can I say, you got great taste. A lot of the classics I adore are here too (Unknown Pleasures, The Queen Is Dead, Ziggy Stardust), some more modern masterpieces (Deja, TDAG, For Emma), and some emo releases that don't get enough love (Flatsound and Merchant Ships).

Also, if you're into Merchant Ships, definitely listen to Old Gray. An Autobiography is on my overall, the dex EP is the best single/EP I've ever heard, and their part on the Tiny Moving Parts split is incredible, too.

Also would welcome any recommendations you might have, "especially if [they] are emo and super angsty." ;)
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From jhuik 10/21/2016 13:19
Superior commenting and personal thoughts. Many choices in common but also some divergence from mine. Great chart, great work, my fellow Ontarian! Not just one but two by CSH. Some others here that I will need to check out sometime.
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