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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by quadrophenia17 (2018)

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It's very hard to pick your favorite albums, and it's even harder to put them in some consecutive order, so just consider this an incomplete list. It's also bound to change, because of new releases and other various factors. These are the albums that keep getting better the older I get, and make me want to come back for more.

But enough rambling; here's my list. Enjoy!

Chart updated: 08/25/2018 23:45 (Created: 10/14/2011 01:52). Chart size: 100 albums.

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12. (=)

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
"With or without you, I can't live with or without you"

"U2 graduated to superstardom with The Joshua Tree, an album that's survived all those years in the spotlight as a masterpiece." – Pitchfork

This is my favorite U2 album to introduce new fans to the group. Though I don't love it as much as 'Achtung Baby', I feel this is much more hopeful than 'Achtung Baby'. Also, this is the first time since 'October' that they were exposing their faith in their music. Though not as blunt as 'October', it serves well with what the themes of the album of faith, and the idea that is America. It's a great album for beginners, as well as one that older fans can enjoy more and more as the years go by.
(First added to chart: 10/13/2011)
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,524 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:49,653
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:37
Average Rating:  82/100 (2,044 votes)
Comments: 198 comments
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16. (=)

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
"Now and then when I see her face, she takes me away to that special place"
(First added to chart: 10/13/2011)
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,113 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:32,560
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:71
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,617 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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28. (=)

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
"Sometimes it's like someone took a knife, baby, edgy and dull and cut a six inch valley through the middle of my soul"
(First added to chart: 10/22/2011)
Year of Release:1984Appears in:671 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:13,582
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,050 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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29. (=)

Back In BlackAustralia AC/DC
Well, I'm back in black"
(First added to chart: 10/13/2011)
Year of Release:1980Appears in:987 charts
Rank in 1980:3Rank Score:25,221
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,532 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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32. (=)

WarIreland U2
"And it's true we are immune. When fact is fiction, and TV is reality"
(First added to chart: 10/24/2011)
Year of Release:1983Appears in:575 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:8,432
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:338
Average Rating:  79/100 (974 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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40. (=)

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley & The Wailers
"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery"
(First added to chart: 10/13/2011)
Year of Release:1984Appears in:424 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:11,577
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  84/100 (863 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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42. (=)

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
"Free at last, they took your life, they could not take your pride"
(First added to chart: 10/24/2011)
Year of Release:1984Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:6,554
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:407
Average Rating:  77/100 (784 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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43. (=)

Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution
"If you don't like the world you're living in, take a look around you, at least you got friends"
(First added to chart: 11/16/2014)
Year of Release:1984Appears in:1,042 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:26,119
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:96
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,229 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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44. (=)

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
"She said I am the one will dance on the floor in the round"
(First added to chart: 10/13/2011)
Year of Release:1982Appears in:1,231 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:32,250
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,724 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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45. (=)

1984United States Van Halen
"Model citizen, zero discipline, don't you know she's coming home with me?"
(First added to chart: 10/26/2011)
Year of Release:1984Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1984:16Rank Score:3,434
Rank in 1980s116Overall Rank:748
Average Rating:  76/100 (500 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 18 18%
1970s 38 38%
1980s 17 17%
1990s 7 7%
2000s 7 7%
2010s 13 13%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 9 9%
U2 7 7%
David Bowie 6 6%
Led Zeppelin 6 6%
The Who 5 5%
Bruce Springsteen 4 4%
Queen 3 3%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 51 51%
United States 33 33%
Ireland 7 7%
Canada 3 3%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Australia 2 2%
Jamaica 1 1%
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest fallers
fallers Down 1 from 85th to 86th
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fallers Down 1 from 86th to 87th
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fallers Down 1 from 87th to 88th
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by David Bowie
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