"Don't you know there ain't no devil, There's just God when he's drunk"

- Tom Waits
 

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by glynspsa (2018)  

« View previous chartView next chart »

This list has gone through many incarnations. I used to care if people liked it so I had it tweaked a certain way then I tried just one album per artist for a while. this however is my purest 100 Favorite Music albums of all-time. I didn't really know how to define best so i am going with the 100 that bring me the most pleasure and or make me think in a productive way.

Chart updated: 12/25/2018 23:45 (Created: 04/08/2017 13:48). Chart size: 100 albums.

There are 20 comments for this chart from BestEverAlbums.com members and Top 100 Greatest Music Albums has an average rating of 89 out of 100 (from 38 votes). Please log in or register to leave a comment or assign a rating.

View the complete list of 36,000 charts on BestEverAlbums.com from The Charts page.

Share this chart
Share | |
| RSS feed: | Download CSV file: Log in / register
URL to this chart: |
Collector's summaryLog in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title | Artist | Date Added
RankAlbumArtist
1. (=)

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
As amazing as any album in history. It took me about 40 years but I finally began to enjoy Revolution 9 and now actually love it along with the rest of the album. The Beatles may have been falling apart at the time but it made for a tremendous artistic achievement.
(First added to chart: 04/08/2017)
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,321 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:100,630
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,027 votes)
Comments: 271 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
2. (=)

Sunshine Daydream (Veneta, Oregon 8/27/72)United States Grateful Dead
The greatest concert from the greatest live act of all-time, released in stunning HDCD quality, This is transcendent music. The Playing in The Band and Dark Star are especially Mind blowing as is the China Cat Sunflower-> I know You Rider pairing. A benefit Concert for The Creamery. There is plenty of video on youtube from the show, and there was a dvd released with the cd, well worth watching for any Classic Rock fan. The El paso and Sing Me back Home covers are phenomenal.
(First added to chart: 05/09/2017)
Year of Release:2013Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2013:244Rank Score:134
Rank in 2010s1,756Overall Rank:10,049
Average Rating:  82/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
3. (=)

Trout Mask ReplicaUnited States Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
The most creative Record every recorded. Pure genius that took me several listens to get. A complex and demanding double album that is best when consumed as one session. Legendary for a reason this is the only album ever to sound like this. Even other Beefheart is out there but not to this level. Mind Blowing Stuff here.
(First added to chart: 04/08/2017)
Year of Release:1969Appears in:584 charts
Rank in 1969:8Rank Score:14,593
Rank in 1960s32Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  75/100 (848 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
4. (=)

Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Not always sure what he is signing about but it is fascinating and the playing is transcendent and gorgeous.
(First added to chart: 04/08/2017)
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,181 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:36,644
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,317 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
5. (=)

The Velvet UndergroundUnited States The Velvet Underground
Always been my favorite velvet underground album, well at least since the first time i heard it. Candy Says What Goes On are the strongest tracks in a collection of continually great songs. Not the sonic assault of the previous two albums which are also fantastic.
(First added to chart: 04/08/2017)
Year of Release:1969Appears in:928 charts
Rank in 1969:6Rank Score:22,898
Rank in 1960s23Overall Rank:108
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,239 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
6. (=)

Maggot BrainUnited States Funkadelic
Best opening track in LP history. Eddie Hazel is genius. Best album in the impressive P-Funk cannon.
(First added to chart: 04/08/2017)
Year of Release:1971Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 1971:21Rank Score:6,089
Rank in 1970s107Overall Rank:430
Average Rating:  82/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
7. (=)

Hot RatsUnited States Frank Zappa
Zappa at his guitar god best. Shreds the ax all over this album, Contains my favorite Zappa Song with lyrics by Captain Beefheart Willie the Pimp. A hot guitar fest such a treat much of the album is just jamming which is right down my alley.
(First added to chart: 04/08/2017)
Year of Release:1969Appears in:601 charts
Rank in 1969:12Rank Score:11,455
Rank in 1960s40Overall Rank:243
Average Rating:  83/100 (720 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
8. (=)

Music To EatUnited States Hampton Grease Band
Wow! Wow Wow. This record is wild. Original creative one of the most original records on this list. I can not get enough of this album. Has a similar aesthetic to Zappa or Beefheart. Was rumored to be one of the worst selling rock n roll albus of all-time. That tells you how out there it is but it s fantastic especially for fans of bizarre boundary pushing music.
(First added to chart: 06/28/2017)
Year of Release:1971Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1971:123Rank Score:213
Rank in 1970s1,174Overall Rank:7,141
Average Rating:  73/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
9. (=)

Small Talk At 125th And LenoxUnited States Gil Scott-Heron
I do not agree with everything said on this album but there is no denying it is a powerful example of a particular movement at a particular moment in time. It is raw and hits hard it is unapologetic and completely not politically correct but this album is essential and should be played in history courses studying the late 60's early 70's. POWERFUL.
(First added to chart: 03/02/2018)
Year of Release:1970Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1970:98Rank Score:315
Rank in 1970s918Overall Rank:5,250
Average Rating:  80/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
10. (=)

If I Could Only Remember My NameUnited States David Crosby
A great album with an All star cast Including members of the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, CSNY, Joni Mitchell and Other Luminaries of the scene. A great record that has really been moving up my charts over the years.
(First added to chart: 04/08/2017)
Year of Release:1971Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1971:42Rank Score:1,275
Rank in 1970s366Overall Rank:1,732
Average Rating:  77/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.

« View previous chartView next chart »

Don't agree with this chart? Create your own from the My Charts page!

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 28 28%
1970s 47 47%
1980s 9 9%
1990s 11 11%
2000s 1 1%
2010s 4 4%
Artist Albums %


Pink Floyd 4 4%
The Beatles 4 4%
Grateful Dead 4 4%
Bruce Springsteen 3 3%
The Velvet Underground 2 2%
The Beach Boys 2 2%
David Bowie 2 2%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 69 69%
United Kingdom 22 22%
Mixed Nationality 5 5%
Germany 1 1%
Jamaica 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
Canada 1 1%

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 24 from 70th to 46th
Illmatic
by Nas
climbers Up 1 from 46th to 45th
Hunky Dory
by David Bowie
climbers Up 1 from 45th to 44th
All Eyez On Me
by 2Pac
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 5 from 44th to 49th
Doggystyle
by Snoop Dogg
fallers Down 1 from 49th to 50th
Business As Usual
by Men At Work
fallers Down 1 from 50th to 51st
Dreamer
by Bobby Bland

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums similar charts

Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s by glynspsa (2018)
Albums favorite songs come from by glynspsa (2018)
Best Albums For 4:20 by glynspsa (2018)
Guitar Albums by glynspsa (2017)
Top 100 Music Albums of the 1960s by glynspsa (2018)

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums similarity to your chart(s)


Not a member? Registering is quick, easy and FREE!

Why register?
Yes Join a passionate community of over 37,000 music fans.
Yes Create & share your own charts.
Yes Have your say in the overall rankings.
Yes Post comments in the forums and vote on polls.
Yes Comment on or rate any album, artist, track or chart.
Yes Discover new music & improve your music collection.
Yes Customise the overall chart using a variety of different filters & metrics.
Yes Create a wish list of albums.
Yes Help maintain the BEA database.
Yes Earn member points and gain access to increasing levels of functionality!
... And lots more!

Register now - it only takes a moment!

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums ratings

Average Rating: 
89/100 (from 38 votes)
  Ratings distribution  Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this chart. | Show all 38 ratings for this chart.

Rating
Date logged
Member
No. chart ratings
Avg. chart rating
 
90/100
3 days ago
81/100
 
100/100
12/26/2018 00:41
99/100
  
95/100
12/22/2018 16:47
89/100
  
90/100
12/07/2018 07:43
79/100
  
95/100
12/06/2018 23:47
92/100

Related links: top charts.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating.

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 20 comments | Most Helpful First | Newest First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
95/100
From HeavyChair 12/22/2018 16:49
Excellent chart. Some real groovy juice. This is music you can really feel and I like how it's quite unpredictable but still made of albums I feel like most who like music should easily appreciate.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From greatson 12/07/2018 07:43
Great chart
Thanks!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
95/100
From elo269megv 12/06/2018 16:29
Not much in common (only 8 albums & 8 artists) but phenomenal choices in rock, hip-hop, funk, soul, prog, jazz, etc. Super rich and inclusive. Great notes too. Loved seeing Cat Stevens at #12, he was one of my first loves and that album was among the first few I owned. I saved some of your rap selections to listen to later. None of your choices seemed cliche (Even Beatles at #1), I'm glad you chose this method of entry. Saving this chart to my favorites.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
95/100
From skelter54 12/06/2018 16:09
Great chart!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
95/100
From raadfactoryxny 12/06/2018 13:11
I like your taste for Hip Hop
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From AMS 12/06/2018 09:45
Reliable and synthetic comments indeed, a well-balanced collection
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (1 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From sidneyfranklyn 12/06/2018 09:43
Wow, the time and effort you've put into your notes is truly impressive - well done!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From Julelios 12/05/2018 13:16
Nice chart !
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From bobbyb5 12/02/2018 22:44
I liked reading your notes. They are really sensible. And I liked what you wrote about trying to make an honest chart about what are REALLY your favorite albums, rather than what you think SHOULD be your favorite albums. But even that isn't as easy as it sounds, as I've discovered.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From Skinny 09/17/2018 20:01
Great chart. If you don't know them, you should listen to UGK, especially Super Tight. Peace.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 20 comments

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment.

Your feedback for Top 100 Greatest Music Albums

Let us know what you think of this chart by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Anonymous
Your rating: Login or register to assign a rating to this chart.
Your comment: Login or register to comment on this chart.
Login or register to add this chart to your favourites.
BestEverAlbums.com  Site Newsletter
Sign up to receive the latest site news.
We value your privacy

BestEverAlbums.com   Music Stores
United States  Buy from your favourite store:
eBay Amazon iTunes


Copyright © 2005-2019 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map