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all-time fav arteests (pts) #001-100 by paladisiac (2019)

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Here i'm ranking my favorite artists of all-time by an artist-album-points method, current through new albums released in the year 2018. I'm ranking artists by giving points to each artist based on where their albums rank within my top 3700 albums (updated 04/16/2019). The #1 album ("the lamb...") is worth 3700 points and the #3700 album is worth 1 point. Disclaimer: i don't own ALL of the albums of ALL of these artists (which might constitute an unfair detriment for some). Tiebreaker = fav album.

I just felt like having another perspective on my favorite artists of all-time. The official list of my all-time fav artists is called "my all-time fav artists" (with companion list of #101-200) and factors in total impact of that artist IMO (regardless of album catalog breadth).

Obviously, a lengthy album catalog will garner a higher ranking on this list than an artist with a handful of strong material. Also, there are some artists of which i grouped albums of other monikers; for example, prince & the npg and prince & the revolution both count as prince, ryan adams along with his cardinals count as ryan adams, etc. (I generally did that when that 1 artist was the dominant, creative force or focal point of the artist's popularity.)

This does not count "current year" albums. Once a year is complete, i will add ranking points for those artists' albums to this list.

For each artist, i will be including my fav album of theirs. In the comment section, i will give their point total.

And for the record, Various Artists is at 42733. :-P

There is a continuation of this chart, named "all-time fav arteests (pts) #101-200
THRU 2018

Chart updated: 04/18/2019 15:45 (Created: 04/26/2017 21:42). Chart size: 100 albums.

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1. (=)

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
PTS = 60802

I was quite surprised how CLOSE Bowie came to surpassing Genesis on my initial run of this chart. But at a top 2300, he eclipsed Genesis. Now (02/01/2018) I have a top 2500.

RIP David Bowie
(First added to chart: 04/26/2017)
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2,407 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:95,903
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,791 votes)
Comments: 242 comments
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2. (=)

Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution
PTS = 52780*

* Counting albums by Prince, Prince & The Revolution, Prince & the new power generation, Prince & 3rd eye girl

RIP Prince
(First added to chart: 04/26/2017)
Year of Release:1984Appears in:1,043 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:26,124
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,231 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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3. (=)

The Lamb Lies Down On BroadwayUnited Kingdom Genesis
PTS = 50350

By almost any measure, genesis is my favorite artist of all-time. But on this chart, Bowie edges 'em out.
(First added to chart: 04/26/2017)
Year of Release:1974Appears in:604 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:13,797
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  83/100 (717 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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4. (=)

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
PTS = 41628*

* Counts Tom Petty + Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

I really didn't become a big Tom Petty fan until about 2009 when i started to closely examine the history of pop/rock music.

RIP Tom Petty
(First added to chart: 04/26/2017)
Year of Release:1989Appears in:349 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:4,395
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:597
Average Rating:  77/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5. (=)

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
PTS = 39540

There was a time in college when i didn't like R.E.M. Go figure.
(First added to chart: 04/26/2017)
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,437 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:38,141
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,762 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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6. (=)

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon & Garfunkel
PTS = 39183*

* Counting Simon & Garfunkel & Paul Simon together
(First added to chart: 04/26/2017)
Year of Release:1970Appears in:984 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:22,059
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:117
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,221 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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7. (=)

Off The Deep EndUnited States "Weird Al" Yankovic
PTS = 38382

One thing said about him over-and-over again that is so true -- he's had a great career that has outlasted nearly every artist that he's ever parodied. This is my favorite artist on this list that I've seen live (and have seen live twice).
(First added to chart: 04/26/2017)
Year of Release:1992Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1992:234Rank Score:112
Rank in 1990s2,366Overall Rank:12,007
Average Rating:  73/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8. (=)

Songs In The Key Of LifeUnited States Stevie Wonder
PTS = 37599

Long, long career. Great talent.
(First added to chart: 04/26/2017)
Year of Release:1976Appears in:860 charts
Rank in 1976:1Rank Score:20,045
Rank in 1970s34Overall Rank:133
Average Rating:  84/100 (951 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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9. (=)

HarvestCanada Neil Young
PTS = 35530*

* Counting Neil Young + him w/ Crazy Horse
(First added to chart: 04/26/2017)
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,041 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:24,325
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,380 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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10. (=)

The StrangerUnited States Billy Joel
PTS = 35218

Long career until he just gave it up. Very good talent. I'm surprised how high he is on this list.
(First added to chart: 04/26/2017)
Year of Release:1977Appears in:509 charts
Rank in 1977:12Rank Score:9,833
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:291
Average Rating:  81/100 (649 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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all-time fav arteests (pts) #001-100 composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 25 25%
1980s 28 28%
1990s 18 18%
2000s 17 17%
2010s 12 12%
Artist Albums %


Death Cab For Cutie 1 1%
David Bowie 1 1%
Toad The Wet Sprocket 1 1%
Josh Ritter 1 1%
Huey Lewis & The News 1 1%
Daryl Hall & John Oates 1 1%
Pearl Jam 1 1%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 63 63%
United Kingdom 24 24%
Canada 5 5%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Australia 2 2%
Sweden 1 1%
Ireland 1 1%
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all-time fav arteests (pts) #001-100 chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 2 from 16th to 14th
New
by Paul McCartney
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 1 from 14th to 15th
Weezer (The White Album)
by Weezer
fallers Down 1 from 15th to 16th
Let It Be
by The Beatles
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