Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Lacobra (2020)

Honestly, I don't like making "all time" albums charts. I don't like the idea of putting records that belong to very different universes, like The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady and Modern Vampires of the City on side with each other. The concept of popular music today is not the same as it was 50 years ago. Things change, you see?

Regretably BEA doesn't allow me to post decade or year lists until I get to level 5, and I don't know how long that will take, so...

Note: Naturally, I'm not including classical releases.

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1966
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78,435
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1997
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1998
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1967
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2004
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62,056
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2010
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32,919
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2002
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1991
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42,777
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1988
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1971
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 2 2%
1960s 16 16%
1970s 21 21%
1980s 13 13%
1990s 22 22%
2000s 15 15%
2010s 11 11%
Country Albums %


United States 54 54%
United Kingdom 24 24%
Germany 4 4%
Canada 4 4%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Ireland 1 1%
Uruguay 1 1%
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 15 from 98th to 83rd
To Pimp A Butterfly
by Kendrick Lamar
climbers Up 13 from 89th to 76th
I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
by Yo La Tengo
climbers Up 10 from 82nd to 72nd
Omona Wapi
by Franco & Rochereau
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 44 from 51st to 95th
Desertshore
by Nico
fallers Down 27 from 60th to 87th
Spiderland
by Slint
fallers Down 7 from 54th to 61st
Illmatic
by Nas

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From Peppa 10/11/2018 05:49
Solid top 50!!
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From Thad 10/10/2018 21:43
This is an absolute gem of a chart. 22 albums/27 artists in common so plenty we agree with, a few albums I love but didn't quite make the charts, albums I've never heard of and will have to check out, and a few surprising picks as well. Variety of genre and nationality as well, and I also like how after the top 10 your picks aren't necessarily the artist's consensus "best."
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From ekingshill 02/20/2018 15:54
Some great off the mainstream road picks
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From JulianR 08/18/2017 06:51
good picks! it would be cool to have some analysis for why you grade each album as such. especially with unconventional picks like magical mystery tour in the top 10
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From crimson 05/04/2017 20:24
It's very weird to find someone that likes Wilco so much to put it in his top 10. Very good chart (except for the Beatles, IMO).
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From SaulCortes1992 01/18/2017 02:52
I love your chart!
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From crimson 11/19/2016 01:31
I also think that listing Jazz or Classical music with popular music is unfair.
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