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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: 02/15/2019 21:45 (Created: 04/08/2017 13:48). Chart size: 100 albums.

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RankAlbumArtist
71. (=)

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane
Revolutionary and one of the most Iconic Jazz records ever recorded. Wildly influential on improvisational Rock as well as Jazz and fusion musicians for years, A truly classic record.
(First added to chart: 06/14/2017)
Year of Release:1965Appears in:948 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:26,970
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:90
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,118 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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72. (=)

Into The Great Wide OpenUnited States Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Expert songs with a mixture of 80s pop and classic rock to the sound. Pettys unique vocals and expert songcrafing combine to make a fantastic record. Learning to Fly is among the best songs in an amazing catalog.
(First added to chart: 05/21/2017)
Year of Release:1991Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1991:37Rank Score:882
Rank in 1990s482Overall Rank:2,353
Average Rating:  77/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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73. (=)

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
One of the first Double Albums and an AMazing achievement in modern art. The Lyrics are typically deep mind blowing Dylan and the band he assembled for this album is top notch.
(First added to chart: 04/08/2017)
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,554 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:58,900
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,923 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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74. (=)

One More From The RoadUnited States Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tremendous live album from the southern rock gods. Triple lead guitar assault combined with one of the sweetest lead vocalists in rock. One of the greatest live albums ever recorded. Free Bird, Tuesday's Gone and Sweet Home Alabama are rock classics along with several other choice cuts make this live record a must have for any southern rock, classic rock, jam or even country fan.
(First added to chart: 04/03/2018)
Year of Release:1976Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1976:56Rank Score:600
Rank in 1970s595Overall Rank:3,149
Average Rating:  75/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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75. (=)

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
New Wave Classic this is one of the first records I ever bought, Debbie Harry is an Icon for a reason and this is her masterpiece. Cant believe i still get a thrill out of this album even after nearly 40 years of listening to it.
(First added to chart: 04/12/2017)
Year of Release:1978Appears in:590 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:9,046
Rank in 1970s84Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  81/100 (709 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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76. (=)

Straight Outta ComptonUnited States N.W.A
The album that brought Gangster Rap to the masses. Gritty urban tales from one of Raps most important and influential groups. Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Easy E are three of Rap histories most important figures add MC Ren and DJ Yella and the talent is unsurpassed in hip hop except for maybe Wu-Tang. F#@% the Police got them on the FBI radar and all the controversy helped make this record a legend. The title track is easily one of the genres best tracks.
(First added to chart: 04/11/2017)
Year of Release:1988Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1988:6Rank Score:6,080
Rank in 1980s61Overall Rank:441
Average Rating:  79/100 (544 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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77. (=)

Fulfillingness' First FinaleUnited States Stevie Wonder
Funky Classic from Stevie Wonder during a period where he put out classic album after classic album. All of them from this period are essential for any top notch record collection. The playing is out of this world and the singing is every bit as good. Boogie On Reggae Woman is among my favorite Stevie Wonder Songs.
(First added to chart: 10/08/2018)
Year of Release:1974Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1974:31Rank Score:1,734
Rank in 1970s289Overall Rank:1,334
Average Rating:  79/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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78. (=)

AnimalsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Powerful political statement with some of Waters most scathing songs of the political elite.Pigs Three different ones is probably the best of a great collection of political songs pigs on the wing is a more personnel song about a relationship. this is Waters at possibly his deepest lyrically a true masterpiece.
(First added to chart: 04/11/2017)
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,325 charts
Rank in 1977:2Rank Score:45,093
Rank in 1970s12Overall Rank:42
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,099 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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79. (=)

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
An amazing hits filled masterpiece. Money for nothing is legendary and one of the most identifiable songs of the decade with a fantastic assist from Sting on background vocals. Knopfler is at his writing and playing best. A truly decade defining album. This is terrific quality music.
(First added to chart: 04/09/2017)
Year of Release:1985Appears in:615 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:12,026
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  77/100 (850 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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80. (=)

Marquee MoonUnited States Television
Punk with a more classic rock approach. tom verlaine is a guitar god who makes a clever inventive original punk record. the sprawling title track is a special high point on the album.
(First added to chart: 04/08/2017)
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,332 charts
Rank in 1977:3Rank Score:41,472
Rank in 1970s13Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,455 votes)
Comments: 112 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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