Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by bermolder (2021)
My FAVORITE** albums.
This is by no means a list of the greats of all time (what does "greatest" even mean?!).
In 2017, I embarked on a quest to suss out my personal favorites. Long work hours at a cubicle, brutal commute... Good music to supplement such banalities became essential. And while this chart will be regularly adjusted, I feel I've narrowed the list to a point where I'm as happy as feasibly possible.
First things first, I'm in it for the album as a whole. A lone misplaced or weak track is too significant a detriment to an album's flow. Additionally, I'm a sucker for albums which abide by a given theme or tell a story. Finally, we're talking about my personal favorites of all time. Albums which have spoken to me specifically or have garnered points for nostalgia. Bearing this all in mind, welcome to my chart.
- Chart updated: 5 days ago
- (Created: 07/06/2017 16:48).
- Chart size: 100 albums.
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Favorite Tracks: Bodysnatchers, Jigsaw falling into place, Weird Fishes, House of Cards, etc.
PS. Wait for the bridge in bodysnatchers. The shift in layers is phenomenal. [First added to this chart: 07/07/2017]
The untrying, bored tone of Julian. The precision of Valencia. The organization of Hammond. The culminating sound is unique and infectious. It's rock for the new age. As an adult, I still find myself singing along in the car, unabashed by the glances of fellow morning commuters whom I like to pretend ponder the very question... "Is This It?"
Favorite Tracks: Hard to Explain, Barely Legal, Last Nite, Someday [First added to this chart: 07/07/2017]
There's a certain energy associated with LCD records. I tend to turn to them when I'm going for a run or need to crush out an insane amount of work in an unreasonable amount of time. This is Happening is all tempo and truths.
All I Want, Home, You Wanted a Hit, Dance Yourself Clean, I Can Change
Sidenote. 'Drunk Girls' is still funny at listen 50. [First added to this chart: 08/02/2017]
Top Tracks: Time, Great Gig in the Sky, Us and them, Money... Are we even allowed to select favorites off Dark Side? Or will the immensity of that decision generate a black hole [First added to this chart: 07/07/2017]
Favorite tracks: Crown of Love, In the Backseat, Neighborhood #1 [First added to this chart: 07/07/2017]
"Well they might wear classic Reeboks, or knackered Converse, or tracky bottoms tucked in socks. But all of that's what the point is not. The point's that there ain't no romance around there"
Top Tracks: A Certain Romance, When the Sun Goes Down, Mardy Bum [First added to this chart: 07/07/2017]
Favs: Money Trees, The Recipe, Sherane, Art of Peer Pressure [First added to this chart: 07/07/2017]
Finally, pay attention to the drums. Chris Thatcher is ridiculously talented and deserves recognition as one of the best.
"please excuse my enemies, I think they do not know... I will gladly self destruct if they leave me alone"
Top tracks: A moment of silence, Point counterpoint, If and when we rise, Here's to life [First added to this chart: 07/07/2017]
Listen: Ara Batur, Inni mer syngur, Festival [First added to this chart: 07/14/2017]
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes
| Up 5 from 22nd to 17th|
by Fleetwood Mac
| Up 2 from 33rd to 31st|
Sound Of Silver
by LCD Soundsystem
| Up 2 from 6th to 4th|
This Is Happening
by LCD Soundsystem
| Down 4 from 2nd to 6th|
by Arcade Fire
| Down 2 from 7th to 9th|
Everything Goes Numb
by Streetlight Manifesto
| Down 2 from 16th to 18th|
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
by Kanye West
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Although there is something of a stereotypical pattern to this chart in its focus on 2000s alternative and 1970s progressive rock, both genres of inconsistent attraction at most to my ears, I do not think of it as remotely bad. There are enough surprising choices to maintain interest, and even some well-known choices that might not be expected (which I actually like).
Excellent chart, lots in common. I love your descriptions of the ska albums since you're a brass player, super cool thinking about music from that perspective.
Too much Rh but your descriptions win me over as always.
Cool selection and nice effort. I was stoked to see Streetlight Manifesto up there, but a little less stoked about Kanye... Personally, i'm not crazy with some of your selections but as a whole your chart holds up especially with stuff like Flatliners, Catch 22, Common and the moe obvious like Arctic Monkeys and the Strokes, etc...
Excellent chart. Commutes can't be too bad if you listening to this lot
A good friend of mine turned me on to Streetlight Manifesto last year. Some amazing drumming, indeed.
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