Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by BrandonC375 (2021)

This is my first chart, and I chose a simple theme (My 100 Favorite Albums). I am a big fan of alt-rock (specifically albums in the garage rock revival, piano rock, and psychadelic rock subgenres), classic rock, jazz, and a fan of some pop and rap (if there are good narratives or good tongue-in-cheek lyricism). Hit me up if you have a good album recommendation within those genres that aren't already on here. Thanks!

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I've heard this album before, but I think it fell on immature ears. I was eager to hear the guitar solos and listen to the lyrics. Upon those previous listens, I enjoyed the album, and thought the concept was very good.

Then I got back to the album this past summer...and I'm proud to say that I finally understand! This album is incredible and utilizes every ounce of talent that the 4 musicians, the producer, and every sound engineer/mixer/person involved. My opinion of a perfect album are between this and "Pet Sounds".
[First added to this chart: 02/27/2020]
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1973
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Beautifully done album by Brian Wilson (aka, not Mike Love- what a jagoff). The concept of falling in love and your emotions swinging every which way like a flag in a warm, summer breeze. Pet Sounds is also one of the first complete albums with instrumentation other than "guitar music". It's even more of an impressive feat after watching Love & Mercy and being exposed to just how much time and delicate touch Brian put into this album. God only knows what I'd be without it. [First added to this chart: 05/18/2015]
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1966
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More polished than "Is This It?", I am confident that I can put this album on shuffle and let it seamlessly entertain me song after song. The theme of giving into your impulses, temptations, and "reptile" brain is prevalent in many songs and it's all done in about 35 minutes. Just like "Is This It?", the duo of Albert Hammond Jr. and Nick Valensi on guitar is a lowkey secret weapon. I know guitarists get almost too much praise for crazy solos and incredible dexterity, but the bouncing of riffs, changes from lead to rhythm to lead part, and the ability to not overdo it are the pair's greatest accomplishment. Nikolai isn't as hidden beneath the tracks and Fabrizio doesn't sound as much like a drum machine as on the debut. All in all, people don't pay as much attention as they should to this album. It's outstanding! [First added to this chart: 05/18/2015]
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2003
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7,318
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Flows a lot better than "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not" but still maintains the garage rock influence. Drummer Matt Helders is featured the best on this album better than any other Arctic Monkeys album and the band as a whole is more mature and more talented on FWN. [First added to this chart: 05/18/2015]
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2007
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Grew up with this album and I still feel that I haven't heard more songs by any other alt-rock album on the radio. [First added to this chart: 05/18/2015]
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1994
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[First added to this chart: 01/01/2021]
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2020
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2,116
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I definitely believe this is Grizzly Bear's best album. The strange blend of baroque style with psych-rock works very well and the production is impeccable hear! Some of the best I've ever heard! The middle couple songs don't hit as hard, but they're still good! Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen's writing hits home though sometimes feels a bit ambiguous. Chistopher Bear's drumming is so precise and fits perfectly and Dan Taylor's bass and production of the album is so calculating and meticulous at the right times! Favorite songs: "Two Weeks", "All We Ask", "Fine For Now", "Ready, Able". [First added to this chart: 09/29/2015]
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2009
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Incredible debut album that put Arctic Monkeys on everyone's radar. Very jagged guitar riffs mixed with lyrics of nightclub life in downtown Sheffield, England mixed with awesome drumming. Need I say more? Oh yeah, "A Certain Romance" is pure brilliance! [First added to this chart: 07/11/2015]
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2006
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Maybe it's my college-side speaking, but this album piques my interest in its diversity from one song to the next in terms of instrumentation. The band itself is pretty solid, but the string accompaniment and alternative uses of percussion are very mature without being snobby. Ezra Koenig also has a superb vocabulary as I had to read the lyrics to understand some of the songs. [First added to this chart: 07/11/2015]
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2008
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[First added to this chart: 11/20/2018]
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2018
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 2 2%
1960s 6 6%
1970s 4 4%
1980s 3 3%
1990s 6 6%
2000s 33 33%
2010s 45 45%
2020s 1 1%
Country Albums %


United States 76 76%
United Kingdom 14 14%
Mixed Nationality 5 5%
Australia 2 2%
Ireland 2 2%
France 1 1%
Live? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

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Climber Up 50 from 92nd to 42nd
Oh, Inverted World
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Climber Up 34 from 93rd to 59th
The Velvet Underground & Nico
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Climber Up 21 from 46th to 25th
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Faller Down 7 from 45th to 52nd
Momentary Masters
by Albert Hammond, Jr.
Faller Down 6 from 38th to 44th
Sound Of Silver
by LCD Soundsystem
Faller Down 6 from 44th to 50th
Walk The Moon
by Walk The Moon

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From 08/01/2019 17:37
I love your notes (thought they are all in the wrong place??), and your mix of records too. Would be great to see some more stuff from the older decades!!
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From 08/01/2019 16:24
nice choices but you might wanna check the captions, they are all on the wrong place
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From 08/01/2019 10:16
The captions are so confusing but I like it nonetheless
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From 07/12/2017 08:34
Nice chart
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From 02/26/2016 10:39
You've got a wide amount of variety too! :)
I replied to your comment on my chart, no idea if you got notified or not. I like that you've written about the albums.
Glad to see another Twenty One Pilots fan. :D
I also love Tame impala and Sam's Town by The Killers. I didn't include them on my chart, but I remember coming so close to xD
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From 02/12/2016 08:07
Only 1 album in common, but I like your modern chart with some classic albums as well :D
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From 05/22/2015 21:49
Very very nice and interesting.. Wish to list the whole list! Cheers!
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From 05/20/2015 06:26
Aaargh! You posted Blurryface before me!!! Though it only came out a few days ago, I haven't stopped listening to it! Definitely my favorite album already...and I've been listening to a lot of music in the last few years. You have a lot of The Strokes on your list, and I definitely agree that Room On Fire is better than Is This It. ROF has more refinement to it and isn't as fuzzy, though ITI is awesome! But go twenty one pilots!
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