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
  • Chart updated: 03/28/2019 20:15
  • (Created: 02/13/2015 21:21).
  • Chart size: 100 albums.

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Indie Folk, Indie Rock, Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter

"Oh comely, I will be with you when you lose your breath,
Chasing the only meaningful memory you thought you had left.
With some pretty, bright and bubbly terrible scene
That was doing her thing on your chest.
But oh comely,
It isn't as pretty as you'd like to guess
In your memory, you're drunk on your awe to me
It doesn't mean anything at all."

So my friend HATES almost all of the music i listen to and if you ever hear him listening to music it's 4 hour trap remixes on youtube or surprisingly enough "The Cranberries", but one day i had this record as my album of the day and he actually decided to listen to it...and fucking adored it from the get go which then led to me loving it even more because i had an album that was able to connected very closely to a friendship..which has lead to him coming over and everytime i spin it on Vinyl and start singing the starting line "When you were young, you were the king of carrot flowers"..and it's just great to have that...anyways yes this album kind've is everything about it, especially the lyrics that are in it

Favorite Songs - Oh Comely, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea , Two Headed Boy, Pt.2(First added to this chart: 04/04/2015)
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Alternative Rock, Art Rock, Electronic

"No matter what happens now
I shouldn't be afraid
Because I know today has been the most perfect day I've ever seen"

This is the first album of their 21st century endeavors that i got myself into right away. This album was such a comeback for Radiohead and what a fantastic one at that. The album starts off with extremely fast-paced songs that are extremely great songs to dance like Thom to..then it leads up to the song "Nude" which i feel really set's the mood to what we are going to hear on the majority of this's melancholic vocals with what i believe is Phil's best drum work in the discography with song's like All I Need, Reckoner, and my favorite of Phil's drum work "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi"..if there was an album i would recommend to get someone into Radiohead i would choose this album because it has a very easy listen comparing to other albums.

Fav Tracks: Nude, Weird Fishes/Arpeggi, All I Need(First added to this chart: 03/16/2015)
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Hip Hop, Pop Rap, Art Pop(First added to this chart: 05/24/2015)
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Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Baroque(First added to this chart: 10/17/2015)
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Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Symphonic Prog(First added to this chart: 09/27/2015)
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Midwest Emo, Math Rock

"Let's just forget
Everything said
Everything we did
Best friends and better halves
And the autumn night when we realized
We were falling out of love
(There were some things that were said that weren't meant)
But we never did
Not to be
Overly dramatic
I just think it's best
'Cause you can't miss what you forget
So lets just pretend
Everything and
Anything between you and me
Was never meant"

All the lyrics to Never Meant are important. American Football has intensely catchy rhythms, again an emotional vocal performance from Mike Kinsella and a strong concept of heartbreak and teenage youth. What really makes me love this album so much is the imagery the music provides me with. Every time I put this record on I thinks of myself as a teenager in the late 90's in a small midwestern town enjoying the summer before going to University. I found love, then have to leave it. This imagery becomes so personal for me and feels so real throughout the album.

Favourite Songs - Never Meant, The Summer Ends, Stay Home(First added to this chart: 08/06/2015)
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Post-Punk, Gothic Rock

"I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling
I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling
Feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling"

This is the first album on my chart that is not from the 90's onward. And considering I don't have many albums from before the 90's (Which I'm trying to open my horizon to older music) You can tell then that this album is fantastic regardless of when it was released. You could tell this record was well ahead of its time right away when the drums and especially that damn bassline came in on the opener "Disorder". Disorder is easily in my top 10 favorite songs of all time. I now have listened to this album enough times to know all the songs, but when i first started listening to this record i could not recall any of the song titles. I just put my headphones in and sang along to the unknown song titles. I knew "Disorder" and "She's Lost Control". I feel as if a strong reasoning as to why i like this album so much is it's dark tone that comes with it.
The strongest reason i have not many albums from 60-80's on my chart is because i am not interested in all the classic rock bands that came with it. I feel as if that's true because it is all i heard when i was younger since my dad is always blaring "AC/DC or Metallica" in the car. I have heard them so many times that it does not do much for me. Also, I am super alternative. If you people on BEA could recommend some older records for me that aren't your typical classic rock, it would be greatly appreciated

Favorite Songs - Disorder, Shadowplay, I Remember Nothing(First added to this chart: 05/09/2015)
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Emo, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock

"I used to pray like God was listening.
I used to make my parents proud.
I was the glue that kept my friends together,
Now they don't talk and we don't go out."

This album keeps coming back as a repeat recently and I am not sure how to really explain my reasoning. Just song by song brings emotional hard hitting pieces with very emotionally in-depth lyrics. I thought Deja Entendu was my favorite until I took multiple heavy listens with this one
Easily one of my favorite albums of all time

Favorite Songs- You Won't Know, Luca, Sowing Season(First added to this chart: 04/23/2015)
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Lo-Fi Indie, Singer/Songwriter
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Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Electronic

"Red wine and sleeping pills
Help me get back to your arms
Cheap sex and sad films
Help me get where I belong"

My first few listens gave me a different impression of the album than it gives me now..I did not understand the music at all and thought it was quite odd..I mean i enjoyed Everything In It's Right Place, Idioteque, and Optimistic, but hadn't really understood anything else. At the start of my Radiohead journey i had split playlists for their "Rock" music and then their "Electronic" Music. Near June i was in class studying for finals and had on my electronic playlist and a few songs from Kid A would come up here and now, but i realized...this is fantastic. Not much of a listener of Electronica, but this album made me realize the greatness there is in many genres of music outside of "Rock" music. I mean there is songs that aren't Electronic based like The National Anthem has a sort of jazzy feel as well as an extremely kick-ass bass line and Optimistic seems very alt-rocky as well. All in All i adore this album. Great album to listen to before you go to sleep

Fav Tracks: How To Disappear Completely, Everything In It's Right Place, Kid A(First added to this chart: 03/16/2015)
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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%
Country Albums %

United States 64 64%
United Kingdom 22 22%
Canada 5 5%
Iceland 3 3%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Japan 1 1%
Australia 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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Best Artists of the 2000s
1. Radiohead
2. Arcade Fire
3. The Strokes
4. Coldplay
5. Muse
6. Arctic Monkeys
7. The White Stripes
8. Animal Collective
9. Wilco
10. Sufjan Stevens
11. Modest Mouse
12. Interpol
13. Kanye West
14. Queens Of The Stone Age
15. The Flaming Lips
16. The Killers
17. The National
18. Bon Iver
19. Godspeed You! Black Emperor
20. Gorillaz

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