Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by jackbrown8786 (2022) Unknown

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Finally got them back on here. Needed to do this to add them to my collection on this site b/c I recently picked them all up on vinyl and I keep track of my collection on here.

#51-86 aren't actually my next favorite albums, I just needed to get them added to this site so that I could add them to my collection.

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August 1966. You can't find a song like Taxman before that. There was no punk. No anti-government lyrics in any significant release. No nails-on-chalkboard guitar solos like that. Punk records today don't typically have a bite like this. And that's just the opening track. Who would have thought that was a good idea? Who wants to hear nails on a chalkboard? They didn't care - it fit their mood, the lyrics, and sound. You couldn't have done this if you wanted to. If you went to a record producer with this in 1966, they'd tell you to fuck off. The Beatles could do it b/c they were the biggest band in the world - and as TWENTY YEAR OLDS they said, "hey guys, let's stop touring the world and getting all the girls and everything else that we want - let's sit in the studio instead and just create art unlike anyone's ever heard." Who does that in their 20's? Everyone I know would just keep touring and sleeping around well into their 40's, releasing the same pretty hits and making mountains of cash. Why gamble on this? Who would? These guys, they're gods. And this finally opened the door for other bands. NOW someone could go to a record producer with ugly shit and he'd say, "okay, let's go." How much dumber and prettier The Velvet Underground & Nico might have been without this, we'll never know. No more "Tutti Fruiti." No more "Rock Around The Clock." No more Buddy Holly. As good as it was, this marked the end of it.

To follow that track with Eleanor Rigby? Where was the orchestral rock before that? The blasphemous lyrics? Nonexistent. Next - I'm Only Sleeping.... The 60's are known for psychedelic rock, but where was this before August 1966? It wasn't around. This is where it started. They use brand new production techniques here too - playing riffs back backwards. Sounds like nothing special now but it's only been done so many times b/c of this.

The next track, Love You To... find another rock song/Indian music before this. Find another song that lyrically and musically puts you in the middle of a drugged orgy, even today that would be controversial. Back before the puritan times this was released in, it was entirely unheard of. I mean... whether or not John Lennon literally pissed on nuns is still debated. No one has these balls today.

Look at Yellow Submarine - you take that cinematic middle section for granted today but it had never been done before - nothing like it in the middle of a song. The lyrical content is again focused on the mind-opening power of drugs and continues in She Said and Doctor Robert. Look at the closing track - yet more brand new, drug-fueled production techniques.

Rock was cookie cutter before this, not art. Music was a product to be bought and sold. It played to a simple feeling like happiness or sadness. There was no complexity of this level in rock music. In classical, yeah. Jazz, yeah. Blues? Arguably also yeah. And this record comes from what was basically a glorified boy band in comparison before this. Imagine if the Backstreet Boys just suddenly released an album full of songs each in brand new genres. It doesn't even make sense that this came out in August 1966.

I didn't even mention how good the songs actually are. I just mentioned how brand new and all-encompassing the sounds are. But yeah, every layer is far better than they should be, considering how high they must have been. It's not like they were just the first to paint a fucking square, or something lame like that. Most songs are perfect and will never stop seeing play. A couple others are 9/10 at least.

At #4 in the overall chart, I think it's HIGHLY underrated. There is a gulf between this and everything else.
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1973
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1997
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1972
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1991
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1975
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2000
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1969
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1969
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 1 1%
1960s 20 20%
1970s 31 31%
1980s 15 15%
1990s 17 17%
2000s 9 9%
2010s 7 7%
2020s 0 0%
Artist Albums %


Radiohead 8 8%
The Beatles 5 5%
Led Zeppelin 4 4%
The Rolling Stones 4 4%
Swans 4 4%
Pink Floyd 3 3%
David Bowie 3 3%
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Country Albums %


United States 49 49%
United Kingdom 40 40%
Mixed Nationality 5 5%
Canada 4 4%
Norway 1 1%
France 1 1%
Compilation? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

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From 05/30/2022 05:21
Hey dude, very nice list, fairly similar to mine.
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From 05/05/2022 17:24
I've come to the conclusion that there are a handful of 10/10 albums and then literally hundreds of 9/10 albums that are all essentially interchangeable, so I'm done for a while again. I probably listen to some more than others, or return to some more frequently and I don't think this chart reflects that accurately enough. I thought at least my top 10 were cemented, but that's not even the case. Top 2 are almost surely cemented. That's all I can be sure of.

When I get on a roll of adding albums, after a few of them I start to question myself. I just deleted Station to Station to add Trilogy, but after my next inevitable Bowie kick there's no doubt I'm going to readd the album to an essentially random location between 50 and 100. I have the urge to add Can's Tago Mago like that right now. Cocteau Twins' Heaven or Las Vegas as well. But I won't b/c it seems pointless right now. They're not comparable to anything and the question of which is better seems a joke. Maybe I'm just feeling down about losing all those Bowie and Eno albums I had at the bottom of the list, which was preventing me from adding anything for a long time - I didn't want to delete them and couldn't justify it b/c I couldn't see anything as strictly better in any capacity. And I love them so much.

Lately at work, I've been playing albums from the top 200. Mostly at random, but with the goal of making sure I play completely different albums throughout the course of a day. It seems to make time go faster. I don't even listen to what I want to. It's definitely affecting what albums I listen to more. Experimental albums are getting much more play. It's stopping me from ordering albums based on how much I listen. The chart was already hard enough and now it doesn't even make sense (again). I don't see this cycle ending. Other people don't seem to have such problems. They seem so sure. I should be too, but I suppose I don't know my own opinions. Or they change throughout the year. Sometimes I don't even believe in opinions. I don't believe in them now. I think anyone could admit that creating a symphony worse than Beethoven's 5th would be a much easier task than creating a better one (which the idea alone makes me laugh). I don't think anyone really believes in them. With opinions out of the equation, refer back to the first sentence of this whole rant.
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From 04/16/2022 09:52
Every time I see Con Air in the tv listings I chuckle. I haven’t listened to Tom Waits in a while. I keep wondering if I might just spend a whole year listening to Mingus. Now would be an appropriate time!
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From 04/14/2022 18:53
I haven't looked at this in years. I don't even remember putting the Con Air soundtrack at #1, that is hilarious. I was probably drunk. I've never even listened to it, what a troll.... Con Air is the best worst movie of all time though. Back in 6th grade, decades ago now, me or my friends or all of us (I don't even remember) would go to the local video store and swap the VHS tapes of classics like The Godfather with that of Con Air... good times.

Anyway, I've fallen completely in love with Tom Waits since my 2nd most recent trip through his older stuff now and I have no clue where he belongs in the midst of this. How could I?..... Is he better than Metallica, The Beatles, MBV, Swans, Nas?! Impossible to say, they just aren't comparable. Tips, please? I listen to Waits more NOW, but I've heard them more throughout my life. I don't even know where to start. The more I appreciate different genres, the more hopeless I feel attempting to rank these. The very concept of ranking them is just absurd and laughable at this point, I don't know why I still care to.
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From 04/17/2019 19:41
Con Air's the one with the iceberg, right?
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From 04/23/2018 23:38
well now it's even messier. I just added a bunch of Bowie and Eno albums to the end of it but I'm still leaving room at the end to add albums to the site through here (it's the only way I know how).

I feel so full of shit b/c I can't even rank the Bowie albums against each other, let alone against Metallica or Parliament or Michael Jackson.... I don't really know what to do with these. I know they're wrong where they are but it feels wrong to move them up. I'm stuck.
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From 02/04/2018 20:04
When it takes its final shape I'll rate again, seems messy at this point
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From 01/19/2018 19:11
Hi Jack, I know it's a bit nerdy, but I put everything on a spreadsheet first, then transpose it to BEA afterwards.
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From 01/19/2018 00:37
....Well, this is embarrassing... I was adding more albums and went to add Simon And Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water at around the 60th album and after clicking "Add Chart" it automatically deleted the album b/c I already had it listed at #38.... oops. How do you say? "Facepalm"? If that tells you anything about how hard it is for me to order these........... The order really can't be taken too seriously past about 25.

Whatever, the list will always be screwed b/c I'll never have a guess as to where double LP's should go in relation to single LP's. I never listen to doubles anyway, I don't have time for it in my life right now.
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From 01/06/2018 00:41
@mozzmozz - you're absolutely right and I'll remove each of the albums from this list after they're added to the site. So, now (most of them). I don't know how else to add them to the site though but after adding them to the chart and then adding them to my collection, I'll then delete them from the chart from now on.
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