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Top 50 Greatest Music Albums by micah88800 (2019)

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These are albums I have spent literally years of my life obsessing over, so this chart is obviously subjective. Still, they are albums I believe are of the highest possible quality. I'm going to attempt to write a small review/comment on every album and what it means to me

Chart updated: 06/04/2019 02:45 (Created: 12/01/2016 19:20). Chart size: 50 albums.

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DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
The Cure made one the moodiest records of all time with this one. Perfect for days when you want to feel sorry for yourself. Expansive soundscapes meet great song writing. No other output from the Cure affects me too much. I like Pornography and Head on the Door just fine, and Kiss Me has some solid tunes, but this album is perfection. It’s very hard for to say one thing critical about this album. I don’t like Fascination Street and Last Dance all that much if I’m being critical, but I love the rest of the record so much that this is a very minor discrepancy. It is also home to what I believe is the greatest song ever written "Pictures of You". I love both the album long-version as well as the single cut, they both have their own charm. Its such a heartbreaking song but done in optimistic and touching way. Its the quickest 7 min in music and is the core of why I love music so much. At the end of the day, I can’t imagine music getting better than this
(First added to chart: 12/01/2016)
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,374 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:44,088
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:43
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,555 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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Lost In The DreamUnited States The War On Drugs
It wears its influences on its sleave, but at the same time this album sounds incredibly original and new. Id call this some kind of marriage between Heartland Rock/shoegaze/indie rock/synth pop, though it doesnt really delve to deep in any one area. This album is perfect in every way. The production, the song writing, the raw emotion. War on Drugs struck gold on this record. From the opening tapping pattern of "Under the Pressure" to the closing sweeping epic "In Reverse", theres never a dull moment
(First added to chart: 12/01/2016)
Year of Release:2014Appears in:695 charts
Rank in 2014:1Rank Score:12,277
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  82/100 (919 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
The Smiths are my favorite band of the 80s hands down, and this is their true masterpiece. Not putting this at number 1 was a hard decision for me, because I literally cant count how many times I've hard all these songs. And they dont get old. Its weird, I literally cannont get tired of this album, no matter how much I hear it. Its just too perfect. I could probably write an essay on each and every song. If I had to pick one song for you to take from this masterpiece, it would probably be "I Know Its Over". One of those songs where the lyrics and the music couldn't be more in unison. Its heartbreaking and uplifting and were eerily relate able to me at the time I was getting into the Smiths. This record has Johnny Marr is at his absolute best with his Jangle Style and lofty guitar work. You can't not love this album. Period.
(First added to chart: 12/01/2016)
Year of Release:1986Appears in:2,014 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:76,921
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,350 votes)
Comments: 219 comments
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Stadium ArcadiumUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
The first album I ever truly fell in love with. It may be nostalgia, but this album rocks like no other album ive heard. It is the perfect alternative rock album. This is Part 1 of albums that shaped my musical taste.
(First added to chart: 12/01/2016)
Year of Release:2006Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 2006:8Rank Score:5,898
Rank in 2000s91Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  73/100 (775 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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5. (7) Up2

The SuburbsCanada Arcade Fire
This is the highwater mark for indie rock. Arcade Fire grabbed all the best of 00s indie rock and gave it a proper send off. Indie rock has since faded from relevance, but this record should be the staging point for that genre.
(First added to chart: 12/01/2016)
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,551 charts
Rank in 2010:1Rank Score:47,631
Rank in 2010s1Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,298 votes)
Comments: 222 comments
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6. (5) Down1

BloomUnited States Beach House
Terrific dream pop. Beach house are at the top of their game on this album. The melody in "New Year" alone is enough to make it on anyone's list
(First added to chart: 12/13/2017)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:601 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:9,836
Rank in 2010s23Overall Rank:292
Average Rating:  81/100 (909 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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7. (6) Down1

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Though I might pick Superunkown or Dirt for best grunge album, this is the record that really blew open my love for 90s alt. For that reason it demands to be placed in my top 10
(First added to chart: 12/01/2016)
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,493 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:46,501
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,936 votes)
Comments: 151 comments
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(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Before this record, I listened to almost strictly american music. This record was so freaking good that it turned me on to britsh rock. All the alternative british artists I love such as the Smiths or Stone Roses, root back how much this album blew me away.
(First added to chart: 12/01/2016)
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,440 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:43,952
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:44
Average Rating:  81/100 (2,068 votes)
Comments: 197 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Overrated. Sure. However thhe influence of this record is monumental, on my personal taste as well as '00s music as a whole.
(First added to chart: 12/01/2016)
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,983 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:68,887
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,486 votes)
Comments: 243 comments
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LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Love love love this record. The sounds are so grainy and the melodies are often list in the murky production, but every time you listen it gets better and better. At some point this album may bump up to #1. The opening track is a terrific, explosive opener and the quality just keeps going, without ever letting up. The closing chords send off he record in such a heavenly way, you usually restart the album after you finished. This album is why music exists
(First added to chart: 12/01/2016)
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,781 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:65,581
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,981 votes)
Comments: 273 comments
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Top 50 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 3 6%
1970s 6 12%
1980s 4 8%
1990s 12 24%
2000s 12 24%
2010s 13 26%
Artist Albums %


Red Hot Chili Peppers 4 8%
The National 3 6%
The Beatles 3 6%
Bruce Springsteen 3 6%
Led Zeppelin 3 6%
Modest Mouse 2 4%
Oasis 2 4%
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Country Albums %


United States 30 60%
United Kingdom 16 32%
France 2 4%
Ireland 1 2%
Canada 1 2%

Top 50 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 2 from 7th to 5th
The Suburbs
by Arcade Fire
climbers Up 1 from 40th to 39th
The Beatles (The White Album)
by The Beatles
climbers Up 1 from 38th to 37th
Pinkerton
by Weezer
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 6 from 34th to 40th
Led Zeppelin III
by Led Zeppelin
fallers Down 1 from 5th to 6th
Bloom
by Beach House
fallers Down 1 from 6th to 7th
Ten
by Pearl Jam
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newentries Bon Iver, Bon Iver
by Bon Iver
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87/100 (from 8 votes)
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Great chart, glad to see someone appreciating Congratulations by MGMT
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Magnificent.
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Class chart! I'll check out the Passion Pit record :)
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Great list, with the odd surprise (nice to see Bloom in the top ten). Sorry you didn't like my throwaway comment about Abbey Road. I can see what you mean about 'Her Majesty' providing contrast but for me it just felt a little superfluous and I think 'The End' would have provided a fitting finale. As you say though, it's how the Beatles wanted to finish it all and who am I to disagree with them.
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From Brad1770
Yes ! If I Should Fall From The Grace Of God is a modern classic and the most interesting album here , other wise it’s a fairly standard list
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Fantastic picks, love the number one!
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Good chart although a bit too one-dimensional... (Maybe check out my charts?)
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