Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by stangetzaway (2021)

Always on the look out for new music so all suggestions welcome. I'd like to think all of these albums are gems so if you have 't heard any of them they're pretty safe bets. A handful of albums culled by dominant artists for the sake of diversity but nothing too drastic.

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[First added to this chart: 12/08/2015]
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1959
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30,020
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[First added to this chart: 12/08/2015]
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1968
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53,634
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[First added to this chart: 12/08/2015]
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1979
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48,308
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[First added to this chart: 07/12/2016]
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1956
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2,980
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1966
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33,993
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According to the bean counters this a compilation. 16 perfect songs written and recorded within months of each other satisfies my definition of an album for what it's worth. [First added to this chart: 06/29/2016]
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1984
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7,634
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[First added to this chart: 12/08/2015]
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1969
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81,264
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[First added to this chart: 12/08/2015]
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1959
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7,951
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[First added to this chart: 12/08/2015]
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1970
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19,749
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[First added to this chart: 12/08/2015]
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1968
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20,701
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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 12 12%
1960s 21 21%
1970s 22 22%
1980s 17 17%
1990s 12 12%
2000s 12 12%
2010s 4 4%
2020s 0 0%
Country Albums %


United States 49 49%
United Kingdom 31 31%
Australia 9 9%
Canada 3 3%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Germany 2 2%
France 1 1%
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Live? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
Climber Up 2 from 63rd to 61st
The Clash
by The Clash
Climber Up 2 from 62nd to 60th
Bringing It All Back Home
by Bob Dylan
Climber Up 1 from 77th to 76th
Get Happy!!
by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
Biggest fallers
Faller Down 8 from 69th to 77th
White City: A Novel
by Pete Townshend
Faller Down 1 from 61st to 62nd
In A Silent Way
by Miles Davis

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90/100 (from 61 votes)
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From 01/09/2021 16:50
Some of the choices are not my personal preference, but I love the jazz focus on this chart.
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From 07/26/2020 16:14
Interessting chart very innovative maybe you can add Pink Floyd as a new Pick for the Frank sinatra Album from 57 but nevertheless immense good choices.
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From 07/30/2019 11:25
nice chart, very eclectic
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From 11/10/2018 06:49
I would’ve loved something more ‘drastic’ and less safe.
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From 11/09/2018 22:49
Thanks for the kind comments and ratings. Enjoy your weekend guys
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From 11/09/2018 14:08
Nice selections of rock, jazz, folk, indie/alt, and hip-hop. A good blend of well known albums and more under the radar choices. I added a couple to my "listen to later" list. Cool!
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From 11/09/2018 11:52
Love it. Still need to listen to Mingus Ah Um
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From 11/09/2018 10:06
Really nice jazz picks! :)
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From 11/09/2018 09:33
Very nice chart !
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From 06/05/2018 16:53
Fantastic list. I hadn't heard of the McLaughlin Blacklight album until I saw it here, so I will most definitely give it a listen
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