Top 50 Greatest Music Albums by Yann

Today I value silence more, but these albums have brought me, and still bring me some happiness, and I'm grateful.
I like the great power of reminiscence of music. For instance, the way the DX7 synth brings back to the eighties, or the way an album, or a song, brings back to a moment in life. We know it's not just a memory but the full atmosphere of it that is magically recreated in the mind (as Marcel Proust vividly described). However if you listen too much to a record for this purpose, it gradually looses its power of reminiscence, because the present moment gradually permeates it: no more than a listening per decade is then recommended.

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Both concentrated and bursting with life. Amazing. [First added to this chart: 05/27/2017]
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1982
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Deluxe production. Clear lyrics (as opposed to Steely Dan), very good songs. I've listened to this album so much..
The last two songs slightly inferior, like in a rush (a slow and nostalgic song to finish with would have been even better, in my opinion).
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1982
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Subtle music; Both prog and minimalist, with hints of 20th classical, and jazz. Extremely personal sounds [First added to this chart: 05/27/2017]
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1991
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Depressing, but mind-blowing rock-opera [First added to this chart: 12/16/2019]
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1979
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I still cannot decide whether it would have been better as a single album (George Martin thought so, Macca did not). A great patchwork anyway, perfectly produced. [First added to this chart: 05/27/2017]
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1968
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43,280
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Nostalgic and heartbreaking (but a little too much of maracas!) [First added to this chart: 05/27/2017]
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1966
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45,033
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Epic and friendly. Sad and full of love. Such an inspired record ! [First added to this chart: 05/27/2017]
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1971
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19,651
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Frail vocals under a magma of nicely produced guitars. The songs are almost folk, pastoral at times. What a production! Such sound has never been matched. A unique record in history. [First added to this chart: 05/27/2017]
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1991
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33,806
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Psychedelic 60's with no folk in it (rare) [First added to this chart: 05/27/2017]
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1967
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A great version with a children choir [First added to this chart: 06/11/2017]
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1984
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87
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Top 50 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 5 10%
1970s 14 28%
1980s 10 20%
1990s 16 32%
2000s 3 6%
2010s 2 4%
2020s 0 0%
Country Albums %


United Kingdom 27 54%
United States 15 30%
France 4 8%
Mixed Nationality 2 4%
Ireland 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Live? Albums %
No 49 98%
Yes 1 2%

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I love your chart, although your first place is my seventh.
keep up the good work for the TOP 100 and try Supertramp "crime of the Century" the doors "the doors"... Jean Miche Jarre "Oxygene" is a masterpiece.
Pink Floyd is out of this world, the best of all
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From 04/04/2023 13:11
a little bit too much pink floyd for me but otherwise I really like this chart…divine comedy, blur, hall and oates, the police. nice pop choices. also I agree with you on silence. its the best possible music
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From 01/18/2022 17:59
Very nice chart. Good to see Rattlesnakes in here
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From 10/23/2020 21:49
Still a very impressive chart, with the love for standout songwriting being obvious. And it's always a super-plus to have MJ in his place!
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From 10/23/2020 13:32
Love this, would be interested to see it expanded to 100, but the 50 here are great
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From 03/23/2020 17:29
Spicy with just the right amount of seasoning. What a tasteful list backed up with sweet writing! Would've love some more daring flavours, but fantastic nonetheless!
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From 06/18/2019 08:52
Really great stuff, and I love your small descriptive notes too!!
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From 05/03/2019 18:27
@Julelios : oui, peut-être un peu haut pour l'album de Fleurent Didier, mais ce site est rempli de charts avec d'obscures albums indépendant en bonnes places, et c'est vrai on peut toujours se dire, : est-ce que tel album est vraiment meilleur que, disons, the VU&Nico? Ceci dit, La Reproduction est vraiment un très bon album, plus que "sympathique" à mon avis (bien que léger par moment, ce qui n'est pas un reproche bien sûr).
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From 04/25/2019 12:35
"La Reproduction" de Florent-Didier en 23ème place !
Ok, suis d'accord, c'est un album sympathique, mais de là à le placer si haut dans ton classement (Curtis Mayfield doit se retourner dans sa tombe le pauvre !).
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From 03/03/2019 10:07
Oh wow Thriller and Laughing Stock. What a strange one-two punch! Love it :)
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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. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
8. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
11. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
12. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
13. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
14. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
15. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
16. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
17. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
18. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
19. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
20. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
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