Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by dr_worm_md (2019)

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Most of the time, I listen to music because I want to feel something...usually I just want to feel cool. But sometimes, I hear an album and it feels really incredible...sometimes it feels important. In The Aeroplane feels important.

And the key reason to me is that it sounds so familiar. To me, it's the sound of remembering childhood... Not actual childhood...the remembering. Because the lyrics are very adult at times, but only because it is an adult remembering those innocent things and knowing that at times it wasn't so innocent...like maybe innocence is something we put on children in a bogus way. Like I never felt like a child when I was one. I just remember trying to figure it all out. But maybe that's just another bogus trip I’m imposing on my memories.

At any rate...the sounds and words of In The Aeroplane help me explore that idea of "what have I gone through" without granting any easy answers. So that makes the album honest and exciting for me. It makes the album important.(First added to this chart: 03/07/2011)
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1998
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As you'll see from exploring my lists...TMBG are my favorite band. And I can't decide if it was because they came into my ears during what I consider a crucial year in every listener's life...the age of fourteen.

Tiny Toons was my entry point...like a lot of fans...but I stuck around after Flood to experience the entire catalog. And like a lot of fans...Lincoln is my favorite.

Seeing it now as an adult I know exactly why I like it more than Flood. It's more lo-fi....it's weirder...it's a little darker in places...but at the time there was just one reason: it was more emotionally brutal. They'll Need a Crane is this upbeat danceable tune set alongside this tragic tale of a crumbling marriage. Santa's Beard again is a rocking-ly fun song about infidelity. And I've always been drawn to the heartbreaking loneliness of Ana Ang.

An early teen me fell in love instantly. It was the songs that truly spoke to my angst...even though now I understand I was just being a kind of typical child of divorce.

Whatever the reason...Lincoln will always raise that young me from the grave to dance. I have felt worse than when I was a teen...but few albums have ever made me feel better.(First added to this chart: 03/07/2011)
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1988
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I got into this album several years after its release. It's a popular album and band in the indie music circles that I typically run. But my well cultivated snobbishness from my youth made me suspicious of anything that was popular...even if it was only popular in a small, insular circle of other snobs. Such was the strength of my elitism.

But then I started hanging with my friend Brent who was...like those other indie snobs I had met before...really into Wilco. But by this time I was older...mellowed...not such a dick. So I gave it a whirl.

Surprise, surprise...it's awesome.

I have never dug Spoon or Yo La Tengo. But Wilco...they were the ones I began to really like from among that group of solid, rocking indie band. And it's probably for all the reasons everyone else likes them...the songs are fucking great.

So whenever I hear Heavy Metal Drummer...I don’t just bounce along...I remember how far I've progressed from my early music listening days. I remember that I have gotten over myself.(First added to this chart: 03/07/2011)
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2002
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42,343
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I figure that most folks that are really into records...they went through a phase when they sided with a snobbish, slightly dick-ish clique about how terrible popular music is and how great un-popular music is. When I discovered Jawbreaker...I was essentially president of that clique.

The only problem was I found Dear You before I found 24 Hour Revenge Therapy. You see Dear You is considered the "sell-out" album of the band. It's polished and slicker than the band's earlier albums. It's closer to pop than punk.

So when I began to find out that other indie folks loved Jawbreaker, I was pumped...but then I saw how they all mourned Dear You's existence.

As a young callow person, I lacked the confidence to stand up for my tastes and lead the charge in Dear You's defense. Instead, I hid my true allegiance and weaponized my snobbishness into obnoxiousness (ironically in direct defiance of the message of Boxcar).

But now I display my appreciation boldly. May 4th isn't about Star Wars to me...it's The Sluttering.(First added to this chart: 03/07/2011)
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1995
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I'm from Fort Worth, TX...so...yeah...pretty much.(First added to this chart: 04/16/2011)
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1997
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Do you know what Dallas has that Fort Worth doesn't? A better town thirty minutes away.(First added to this chart: 08/30/2012)
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1995
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I get a lot of heat for this pick. I know it seems weird having a Blink album in the Top 10 of anything. But when I was trying to figure out what rank this album had...I kept coming back to the same realization...I love all of these songs. And if you grew up in the 90's...chances are you are familiar with most of these songs. And you never love any music more than the music you loved when you were a teen. What's my age again?(First added to this chart: 02/01/2012)
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1999
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Whenever I look over my Top 10, I usually look at Blonde on Blonde and furrow my brow in suspicion. Am I just name-checking this album? Do I really like Bob Dylan this much? Then I go back and just look at the track listing: One of Us Must Know, Just Like a Woman, Stuck Inside...et cetera. And I realize that this album should be an auto pick for everyone's Top 10.(First added to this chart: 03/07/2011)
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1966
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When I went back to re-listen to my favorite albums to make these charts, I came across some real forgotten gems. That's really why I love this site, it helped me re-discover more than anything else. And when I came across Long Tall Weekend, I thought I was totally unfamiliar with the tracks. It was one of the first new release albums released digitally, so I guess I associated the lack of official CD with lack of familiarity. But I was totally wrong. I basically had the whole thing memorized. Music is really fun that way...it sticks with you. I really enjoyed remembering these great songs and the times spent listening to them.(First added to this chart: 03/07/2013)
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1999
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You probably had a vibrant local scene if you grew up in the 90's. It seems that every medium sized community in America had one. Well DFW was no different, and this album is easily my favorite from that scene. That's not to say that Funland, Dooms U.K., Brutal Juice, Baboon, Tablet or the rest aren't really great. They are. But Rocks Your Lame Ass does just that. And for that, I give thanks to Hagfish.(First added to this chart: 05/03/2011)
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1995
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 20 20%
1970s 9 9%
1980s 9 9%
1990s 26 26%
2000s 20 20%
2010s 16 16%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 4 4%
They Might Be Giants 3 3%
Kanye West 3 3%
Simon & Garfunkel 3 3%
Ben Folds Five 2 2%
Pixies 2 2%
Jay-Z 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 78 78%
United Kingdom 18 18%
Canada 2 2%
Sweden 2 2%

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From Shiebs17 03/10/2018 16:19
Great chart, interesting to see that blink album in the top 10.
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From Ulf 03/10/2018 12:20
nice personal picks but you should listen to some pink floyd my man.
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From LedZep 05/26/2017 22:20
Really interesting, fantastic description for Aeroplane. Very 90s, 00s and 10s heavy but it's personal and good
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From BraddlesHendo 04/09/2016 01:11
Really kinda quirky but that's a good thing
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From ShadowColossi 04/08/2016 15:48
While I don't like every album on this chart, I thoroughly enjoyed your comments on the top 10, and had to chuckle to myself as I remember my own group of snob-ish friends that I used to hang out with. Love a lot of the picks on here, there were a few that don't get enough credit for what they are (particularly "I See a Darkness" and "Gorilla Manor"). Will definitely be checking out the ones I don't know, particularly They Might Be Giants.
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From louisjwyatt 04/08/2016 15:25
Wow, this could be one of my favorite charts. They Might Be Giants is fantastic, though not that many people really get them. I applaud you sir.
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From dihansse 04/08/2016 15:00
Very honest comments to a good list
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From josh333 04/08/2016 12:32
Alot of Genre hugging, but some gems on here.
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From platus 04/08/2016 10:14
Good taste. Intresing choices.
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