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Top 50 Greatest Music Albums by jlancast1996 (2019)

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This is very much a work in progress, but these are my favorite 50 albums at the moment. As I discover new music things are bound to move around a little bit. Let me know what you think, and any suggestions are much appreciated.

Chart updated: 05/08/2019 03:45 (Created: 04/14/2015 12:45). Chart size: 50 albums.

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1. (=)

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
The album that changed it all for me. Through high school, I pretty much listened to rap music and whatever my friends were listening to. Then, watching Parks and Rec, April mentioned Jeff Mangum and Neutral Milk Hotel. Out of curiosity to see if it was a real band, I found them on YouTube. When I heard that acoustic guitar come on in King Of Carrot Flowers, I was hooked. I was in love. This album is what made me explore and find music for myself, and is the reason I have heard the vast majority of albums on this list. After seeing them at Kalamazoo State Theatre, my love for the band and this album only grew. I may not listen to it as much as I used to, but it will always be number 1 to me for it's profound impact on my life. This is also the best album to sing along to in the car by yourself. So much power in Jeff's voice.
(First added to chart: 04/15/2015)
Year of Release:1998Appears in:2,078 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:90,933
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,392 votes)
Comments: 384 comments
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To Pimp A ButterflyUnited States Kendrick Lamar
The best album this decade, and it isn't close. Good Kid is an instant classic also, but the jazz beats really put this one over the edge for me. The best hip-hop/rap album ever created.
(First added to chart: 04/15/2015)
Year of Release:2015Appears in:1,301 charts
Rank in 2015:1Rank Score:42,003
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:51
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (1,636 votes)
Comments: 305 comments
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DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Heard the song at the end of Fight Club off of Surfer Rosa. I knew it was the Pixies because my dad is a fan, but I had never listened to any other songs. I decided to listen to their albums, and Doolittle was on repeat for a few weeks.
(First added to chart: 04/20/2015)
Year of Release:1989Appears in:2,127 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:83,966
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,416 votes)
Comments: 249 comments
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9. (8) Down1

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Many people like to hate Nirvana because of their popularity, and those hipsters are plain wrong. This is great music. Angry, sad, even humorous, Cobain put it all together with this classic.
(First added to chart: 09/15/2015)
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,422 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:41,414
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (2,204 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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10. (9) Down1

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Not quite as good as TPAB in my opinion, but it was the first rap album that truly blew me away. I heard it the day it came out after hearing the first single with Dr. Dre. I remember not being able to sleep that night because I wanted to tell my friends about it the next day.
(First added to chart: 04/15/2015)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,153 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:35,769
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,542 votes)
Comments: 166 comments
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11. (10) Down1

For Emma, Forever AgoUnited States Bon Iver
This is an album I often turn to in the winter when I'm feeling down, and it always manages to cheer me up.
(First added to chart: 04/12/2016)
Year of Release:2007Appears in:997 charts
Rank in 2007:2Rank Score:27,081
Rank in 2000s11Overall Rank:92
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,263 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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12. (11) Down1

Turn On The Bright LightsUnited States Interpol
This albums atmosphere makes me think of 20000 Leagues Under the Sea. Hauntingly beautiful.
(First added to chart: 12/27/2015)
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,036 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:28,684
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:84
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,306 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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14. (13) Down1

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco

(First added to chart: 02/15/2017)
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,373 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:42,502
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,618 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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15. (14) Down1

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.

(First added to chart: 05/07/2019)
Year of Release:1983Appears in:886 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:18,918
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,105 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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17. (16) Down1

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean

(First added to chart: 04/27/2017)
Year of Release:2016Appears in:553 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:13,519
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:208
Average Rating:  84/100 (733 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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Top 50 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 3 6%
1980s 11 22%
1990s 6 12%
2000s 10 20%
2010s 20 40%
Artist Albums %


Queens Of The Stone Age 3 6%
Radiohead 3 6%
Kendrick Lamar 2 4%
R.E.M. 2 4%
Pixies 2 4%
Joy Division 2 4%
Arcade Fire 2 4%
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Country Albums %


United States 27 54%
United Kingdom 15 30%
Canada 4 8%
Sweden 1 2%
Iceland 1 2%
Denmark 1 2%
Australia 1 2%

Top 50 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 20 from 24th to 4th
Hounds Of Love
by Kate Bush
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 2 from 6th to 8th
Unknown Pleasures
by Joy Division
fallers Down 1 from 4th to 5th
Kid A
by Radiohead
fallers Down 1 from 5th to 6th
Disintegration
by The Cure
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From gidgidi
This is great!
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From rliberty
Some really great picks here, love pretty much all of these albums personally. My only suggestion is to explore a bit more from the 60s and 70s as you continue to fill this out, as there's some truly amazing albums/artists to be found there.
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More love for the 60's and especially the 70's !
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Great chart, full of excellent albums. My suggestions:

-Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (basically any Eminem album outside of Revival, Encore, and Relapse). - I saw you love Kendrick, so...
-P.M. Dawn - of The Heart of The Soul And of The Cross: The Utopian Experience (icy rap album full of introspective, philosophical lyrics - and nothing less of a eminent album to play in the winter).
-Soundgarden - Superunknown (grunge rock about depression, at its finest).
-The Calling - Camino Palmero (simply a worthwile rock album, jampacked of quintessential subjects)
-Coldplay - A Rush of Blood To The Head / X&Y (anyone with Interpol's debut on their list, needs to listen to these two classics. And oppositely).

PS: Your descriptions are very nice. Check out my chart! =)
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From brunotp
That's a very fine selection!
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From mdbaxter
Good list!
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Excellent chart. I love it
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Really love the picks on this chart (great to see Blood Visions getting some love), has potential to be one of the best on the website when done!! We've got quite a few records in common so feel free to scout my chart for suggestions you may like :)
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From LedZep
This is truly a wonderful chart. You never know what's coming next, and some choices are superb.
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