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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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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2002
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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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2005
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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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2009
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13,707
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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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2001
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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 album..beauty...Thom'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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2007
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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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2006
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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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2000
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Alt-Country, Americana, Singer/Songwriter(First added to this chart: 01/03/2019)
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2000
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Post-Rock(First added to this chart: 10/31/2015)
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2003
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Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Midwest Emo(First added to this chart: 01/27/2019)
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2003
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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 5 days ago
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 Albums of 1971
1. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
5. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Imagine by John Lennon
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
18. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
19. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
20. Songs Of Love And Hate by Leonard Cohen


 
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