Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by benschrier00 (2019)

  • Chart updated: 09/16/2019 19:45
  • (Created: 08/10/2016 07:19).
  • Chart size: 100 albums.

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Indie, Folk Rock, Folk-Fuzz

Best Tracks: All of 'Em(First added to this chart: 08/31/2016)
Year of Release:
1998
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91,285
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Post Rock, Drone and Field Recording

Best Tracks: Storm, Sleep, Antennas to Heaven... (but also Static too)(First added to this chart: 10/20/2016)
Year of Release:
2000
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24,713
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3. (6) Up3
Alternate Rock, Electronic, Ambient, EDM, Art Rock

Best Tracks: The National Anthem, Idioteque, Motion Picture Soundtrack

Kid A is a landscape. More than any other album I've heard, this project is one cohesive album. Where some SONGS have notable changes and dynamic constrasts, this album exaggerates its ups and downs by pairing different but similar songs right next to each other. For as erethreal and atmospheric this album is, it manages to be incredibly groovy when it's supposed to be. The first two tracks make me think of the flat, icy surface depicted on the album cover, combining mysterious vocal lines and chord progressions with ambient keyboard and glitchy background vocals. The title track lays down a subtle groove, met with more synthesized melodies and invasive electronic strings. The song resolves in the madness to a final harmonic on the guitar, a glimmer of hope in the desolate landscape. For a split second, we hear an absence of sound for the first time in the album. Before we can begin to enjoy the break, The National Anthem begins, with the standalone bass line roaring in your ears. The song breaks into a straight jam session, with grooving drum fills and the ever so constant bass. Thom's vocals sound restrained, covered with a filter of distortion. Saxophones and horns join the song, each playing a viable groove in their own sense, but sounding mad with all of them playing at once. The craziness subsides again and spirals into the beautiful How To Disappear Completely, the most human song of the album, not only from the clear vocals and acoustic guitar, but from the painful lyrics as well. The interlude Treefingers is our reminder that this is an electronic album, and gives us a good halfway point through the album. Optimistic kicks off the second half of the album, becoming apparent that this most resembles a "rock song," and is a great one at that. The soaring oohs of the background vocals compliments the groovy tom toms, and the song once again becomes massive and crazy, ending on a final D chord, but then going straight into a pure groove, with incredible sounding drums guitar and bass that leads straight into In Limbo which moves the album right along. Idioteque is probably the first EDM track I really loved, as it blends the classic Radiohead style with looped drum machines and synths. Maybe the lowest point on the album, Morning Bell, is still a great mix of subtly and confusion with its 5/4 time and odd chord progression. Finally, Motion Picture Soundtrack may be the most beautiful album closer of all time, as its vocal melody and organ harmony to transcend the listener to heaven.(First added to this chart: 08/31/2016)
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2000
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123,245
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Lo-Fi, Indie, Folk

Best Tracks: I Want Wind To Blow, The Glow Pt. 2, My Warm Blood(First added to this chart: 09/28/2017)
Year of Release:
2001
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12,157
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Chamber Pop, Indie, Alternative Rock, Art Rock

Best Tracks: Black Mirror, Intervention, Windowsill(First added to this chart: 08/31/2016)
Year of Release:
2007
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23,706
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Indie, Alternative Rock, Chamber Pop

Best Tracks: Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels), Rebellion (Lies), In The Backseat(First added to this chart: 08/31/2016)
Year of Release:
2004
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106,651
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Alternative Rock, Art Rock

Best Tracks: Paranoid Android, Exit Music (For a Film), Karma Police(First added to this chart: 08/31/2016)
Year of Release:
1997
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200,130
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Shoegaze, Dream Pop

Best Tracks: Alison, When The Sun Hits, Altogether(First added to this chart: 10/31/2017)
Year of Release:
1993
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16,752
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Indie, Alternative Rock, Jangle Pop, Shoegaze

Best Tracks: Sailing, Basement Scene, Helicopter(First added to this chart: 10/31/2017)
Year of Release:
2010
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9,678
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Ambient, Dream Pop

Best Tracks: Vapor Trails, She Loves Me That Way, Come Softly(First added to this chart: 10/13/2018)
Year of Release:
2011
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678
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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 0 0%
1960s 1 1%
1970s 4 4%
1980s 0 0%
1990s 6 6%
2000s 28 28%
2010s 61 61%
Artist Albums %


Radiohead 7 7%
Arcade Fire 4 4%
Brockhampton 4 4%
Beach House 4 4%
Car Seat Headrest 3 3%
Deerhunter 3 3%
Pink Floyd 3 3%
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Country Albums %


United States 55 55%
United Kingdom 18 18%
Canada 11 11%
Australia 5 5%
France 3 3%
Sweden 3 3%
Iceland 2 2%
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 17 from 36th to 19th
Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground
by Bright Eyes
climbers Up 6 from 39th to 33rd
Sauna
by Mount Eerie
climbers Up 3 from 35th to 32nd
Weird Era Cont.
by Deerhunter
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 17 from 27th to 44th
The Dark Side Of The Moon
by Pink Floyd
fallers Down 13 from 38th to 51st
A Moon Shaped Pool
by Radiohead
fallers Down 12 from 24th to 36th
Teen Dream
by Beach House

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86/100 (from 29 votes)
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From gidgidi 09/01/2019 08:17
Great picks from the last decade. Very well done
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From foxytreeko 05/08/2018 05:30
Fantastic chart! I'm pretty much a fan of all the artists featured on your chart
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From n8rob 05/07/2018 20:39
Niiice. Your top 20 are really similar to mine.
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From LedZep 05/07/2018 17:26
Definitely a great 21st century chart. Love to see all 3 Saturations, Deafheaven so high and 3 Gizzard albums! My favourite is Polygondwanaland though, listen to that one if you haven't already.
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From panapsal 05/07/2018 17:14
interesting and very personal chart .... it is wired to see some current albums of 2018 dominating.... the year is not over yet
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From Ulf 05/07/2018 11:10
decent chart but i dont believe that 86% of the greatest albums ever where made in the past eighteen years so theres alot that you can still discover
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From ForegroundNoise 05/07/2018 08:46
Some really nice picks here, and with a bit of tweaks would make a great Best of the '10s chart. I normally don't mind a slant towards more modern stuff (I am a young-un' myself) but I feel in this chart it's gotten a little out of hand - Arcade Fire are one of my favourite bands ever but to say their third best release is better than the everything that happened in the decades before the 90s is a little much. I get the feeling from four of your five 70s picks being Pink Floyd that there's a couple more 20th century gems for you to discover; if you want records that sound ahead of their time maybe try Amon Duul II's Yeti, Television's Marquee Moon and Faust's IV?
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From nlanata30 08/17/2017 13:03
Great chart! :)
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Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
6. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
10. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
11. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
12. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
13. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
14. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
15. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
16. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
17. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
18. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Ella & Louis by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong


 
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