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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by glynspsa (2019)  

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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: 5 days ago (Created: 04/08/2017 13:48). Chart size: 100 albums.

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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:2,356 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:101,671
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,057 votes)
Comments: 272 comments
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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 2013:245Rank Score:134
Rank in 2010s1,789Overall Rank:10,144
Average Rating:  83/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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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:590 charts
Rank in 1969:8Rank Score:14,662
Rank in 1960s32Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  75/100 (858 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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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:1,189 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:36,865
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,337 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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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:935 charts
Rank in 1969:6Rank Score:23,345
Rank in 1960s22Overall Rank:106
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,258 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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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:415 charts
Rank in 1971:20Rank Score:6,150
Rank in 1970s106Overall Rank:430
Average Rating:  82/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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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:609 charts
Rank in 1969:12Rank Score:11,531
Rank in 1960s40Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  83/100 (728 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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8. (11) Up3

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Psychedelic genius amazing concept with quite possibly my favorite cover art of all time. Truly iconic record that really made me see music as art and made me want to start making lists like this of my favorite or "Best" records. A day in the Life is among the finest pop songs ever recorded.
(First added to chart: 04/08/2017)
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,846 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:136,282
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,662 votes)
Comments: 399 comments
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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:31 charts
Rank in 1970:101Rank Score:310
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,370
Average Rating:  80/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10. (8) Down2

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 1971:124Rank Score:211
Rank in 1970s1,184Overall Rank:7,268
Average Rating:  73/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 28 28%
1970s 46 46%
1980s 8 8%
1990s 12 12%
2000s 2 2%
2010s 4 4%
Artist Albums %


Pink Floyd 4 4%
The Beatles 4 4%
Grateful Dead 4 4%
The Velvet Underground 2 2%
The Beach Boys 2 2%
David Bowie 2 2%
The Notorious B.I.G. 2 2%
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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 11 from 99th to 88th
The Sun Rises In The East
by Jeru The Damaja
climbers Up 3 from 11th to 8th
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
by The Beatles
climbers Up 2 from 16th to 14th
Live/Dead
by Grateful Dead
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 2 from 8th to 10th
Music To Eat
by Hampton Grease Band
fallers Down 1 from 10th to 11th
If I Could Only Remember My Name
by David Crosby
fallers Down 1 from 14th to 15th
Eat A Peach
by The Allman Brothers Band

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From boppare 01/23/2019 21:40
If I included more than 1 album per artist in my chart, it would have something like 60% in common with yours! Excellent choices, some old-school favorites, and a couple of suggestions that were new to me and I will check out.
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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.
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From greatson 12/07/2018 07:43
Great chart
Thanks!
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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.
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From skelter54 12/06/2018 16:09
Great chart!
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From raadfactoryxny 12/06/2018 13:11
I like your taste for Hip Hop
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From AMS 12/06/2018 09:45
Reliable and synthetic comments indeed, a well-balanced collection
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From sidneyfranklyn 12/06/2018 09:43
Wow, the time and effort you've put into your notes is truly impressive - well done!
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From Julelios 12/05/2018 13:16
Nice chart !
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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.
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