Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by imimesis (2022)
There are (still) so many albums that I want to hear, so I have undoubtedly missed something that will someday be in this list (including an album you love that I've criminally excluded). As such, this reflects what I intentionally and carefully listened to and what stands apart from the crowd in some artistic or classic sense.
I wanted to stay away from many of the obvious best albums found here and elsewhere, but some of those I couldn't help but include.
While I would like to keep the list to one album per artist, that just isn't possible when an artist is so good that they put out consistently excellent albums.
Also worth noting: I strove to include as many female artists and bands as possible. While I am enjoying this website and community, I am surprised by how male-dominated the top albums and artists are.
That is all for now.
- Chart updated: 02/21/2022 14:15
- (Created: 12/30/2015 17:08).
- Chart size: 100 albums.
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really liked your chart, i can say you like folk and not the go to albums from some artists, good taste friend
Congratulations on a well considered and diverse list - and I couldn't agree more on the need to give credit to the female artists in the album world. I would also suggest that music outside the USA/UK bastions, need to be better acknowledged - something you have given thought to. Good to see Australians bands getting a mention - 3 in your top 100 is a good start (lol). Cheers!
A very good chart, Steeleye Span is particularly noteworthy. Although I have not fully heard them, the Books, Ella Fitzgerald and Wanda Jackson are worth noting as well. There are a few over-familiar choices here, but they are more than balanced by the number of exceptional records like ‘Divers’, ‘Lift Your Skinny Fists like Antennas to Heaven’, ‘Dummy’, ‘Hounds of Love’, and ‘Hejira’.
Some you may not have heard of but really would be worth your time to listen to:
— ‘New York Tendaberry’ by Laura Nyro
— ‘Parallelograms’ by Linda Perhacs
— ‘The Christ Tree’ by the Trees Community
— ‘St. Radigunds’ by Spirogyra
— ‘Swing the Statue’ by Victoria Williams
— ‘Native Speaker’ by Braids
— ‘Love Agenda’ by Band of Susans
Really interesting and good chart very unique and I found something new thank you for Over-the-rhine and Steeleye Span.
Totally my cup of tea, and more!!
Some of my 2nd tier favourites here, bands that aren't in my top 100 but could be on a different day. From Yo La Tengo and St. Vincent to Aphex Twin and Glass. Seems like the only thing I'm not a fan of here is Vampire Weekend lol. A great chart
I like the amount of female artists here and I think that's an underrated aspect of a good chart and honestly something mine could be more inclusive of, too. I appreciate how much non-western music here too--a lot of good stuff to dig into!
Outstanding chart: very diverse and interesting.
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