Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by KyleDouglas98 (2020)

My personal favorites out of what I've listened to
Classics 1-22
Great 23-69
Very Good 70-100

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Life-changing
This band (particularly Robert Smith) finally get it right, which makes the album even more satisfying to listen to. The musical elements of the album work so well with the lyrical elements. On top of that, the intricate simplicity of the music (Williams' drumming, Smith's guitar) is amazing. Gallup's phenomenal base playing really carries this album and cements his status as one of the best bassists of all time. All in all, this record is atmospheric, groovy, and beautiful.
Best: "Pictures of You", "Lullaby", "Fascination Street" (especially the bassline), the opening riff of "Prayers for Rain"
Rating: 10
"And let's move to the beat, like we know that it's over"
[First added to this chart: 09/12/2017]
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1989
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30,110
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Life-changing
Nearly perfect in every way, with phenomenal music, lyrics, and production. Very relevant and prescient themes of 21st century life, creating essentially Black Mirror: The Album.
Best tracks: "Let Down", "Lucky", "Karma Police"
Rating: 10
"One day I am gonna grow wings, a chemical reaction, hysterical and useless"
[First added to this chart: 03/23/2017]
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1997
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108,787
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Best: "Videotape", "Nude", "15 Step"
A beautiful album, everything works very well together.
Rating: 10
"How come I end up where I started? How come I end up where I went wrong? I won't take my eyes off the ball again, First you reel me out and then you cut the string"
[First added to this chart: 12/19/2017]
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2007
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66,746
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Best: "Drive", "Nightswimming", "Try Not to Breathe"
Rating: 10
"Hey kids, shake a leg, Maybe you're crazy in the head"
[First added to this chart: 10/12/2017]
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1992
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23,819
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I think I'll see this album as perfect from now on
Rating: 10
[First added to this chart: 04/15/2019]
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1997
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6,631
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Life-changing
A truly epic record. Listening to it feels like a journey. It explores the full breadth of human emotion and a wide variety of genres. This album is a testament to Billy Corgan's genius and his ability to build a world out of sound
Best: "Tonight, Tonight", "Zero", "1979"
Rating: 9.5
"you know you're never sure, but you're sure you could be right, if you held yourself up to the light"
[First added to this chart: 03/26/2017]
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1995
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20,066
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A remarkable, breath-taking, dreamy masterpiece. The opener is stellar, and the concept of the second half is very interesting. Her voice reminds me of a Disney Princess
Best: "Running up that Hill (A Deal with God)"
Rating: 9.5
[First added to this chart: 04/09/2019]
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1985
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18,800
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Life-changing
Liz Fraser's indecipherable warble is perfect (even more so than Michael Stipe's in REM's early catologue), and the music is so dreamy and colorful.
Best: "Heaven or Las Vegas" (unintelligible yet very melodic vocals, guitar solo), "Cherry-colored Funk", "Pitch the Baby"
Rating: 9.5
[First added to this chart: 07/11/2018]
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1990
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8,145
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Life-changing
Hope. Despair. Love. Sadness. Beauty. Death. Life. This album is all these things at once. On top of that it feels both rooted in the past and set in the future. Seeing this album performed live front to back was an incredible experience. This is U2 at their best. Bono's voice is as incredible as ever and his lyrics are strong. The Edge creates a layered symphony of guitars, which is some of the most impressive and effective use of the guitar ever. The rhythm section excels as well
Best (after first three): "Bullet the Blue Sky", "Red Hill Mining Town", "In God's Country"
Rating: 9.0
"I have climbed the highest mountains, I have run through the fields, only to be with you"
[First added to this chart: 02/24/2017]
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1987
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26,159
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The band floors the gas pedal and never lets off. This is an incredibly consistent and captivating album given its length. Brock is a lyrical genius, and the simplicity of his guitar playing complements that perfectly. Green and Judy also contribute substantially with some exceptional drum and bass parts. On top of that, there is a conceptual story line with an arc, which is awesome. There really isn't much to complain about here. This is indie rock at its best.
Best: "3rd Planet", "Paper Thin Walls", "Lives"
Rating: 9.0
"It's all about moderate climates"
[First added to this chart: 02/19/2018]
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2000
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14,278
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 4 4%
1970s 7 7%
1980s 18 18%
1990s 36 36%
2000s 13 13%
2010s 22 22%
Artist Albums %


Radiohead 5 5%
R.E.M. 4 4%
Slowdive 4 4%
Talk Talk 4 4%
Björk 4 4%
Tool 3 3%
The Smashing Pumpkins 3 3%
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Country Albums %


United States 44 44%
United Kingdom 44 44%
Iceland 4 4%
Ireland 3 3%
New Zealand 2 2%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Canada 1 1%

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84/100 (from 25 votes)
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From jpajovich 06/23/2019 20:33
phenomenal
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From Peppa 07/17/2018 11:22
20 artists in common!
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From RoundTheBend 04/29/2018 22:18
If basic means not full of pretentious cooler than thou/I only listen to this to impress pitchfork/RYM type music, then yeah, this chart is lacking. Thank you for not being pretentious.
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From DommeDamian 04/28/2018 22:08
Now 13 artists in common!!
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From RoundTheBend 01/20/2018 18:12
My first chart was dominated by R.E.M. too! https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechart.php?c=31041
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From Brad1770 01/18/2018 04:42
Fellow R.E.M fan also, nice to see 7 of their albums on your list. I note there’s no “Fables” within your 7 , of course it’s a matter of opinion but personally I adore this album and have as my number 2 R.E.M album just behind “Life’s Rich Pageant “

Overall I think it’s an excellent list
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From Stover75 10/25/2017 22:01
What's not to like? Very good chart, many of my favourites you have put your honest favourite s you're not out to impress anyone. That is commendable. There are quite a few I used to have on my chart like Achtung Baby, Mellon Collie & By The Way. They may edge back in one day. I like the fact that it's not a top 100. You have simply made a list of your favourite albums. And I enjoyed the notes. Regarding the number 1 album Let Down is my favourite Radiohead song. Glad to see it's also one of yours.
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From saltysurprise 09/26/2017 00:23
Cool list! Looks like we have a lot in common. Some good personality here.
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From JulianR 08/09/2017 00:00
pretty basic
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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. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
11. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
12. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
13. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
14. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
17. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
18. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Pithecanthropus Erectus by Charles Mingus
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