Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000) United Kingdom

Melody Maker was a British weekly music magazine, one of the world's earliest music weeklies. These are their best albums of all time. Melody Maker, published in the United Kingdom and founded in 1926, was the world's oldest weekly music newspaper. In 2000, it ceased to exist and merged with NME. During that year it also published their all time top 100 albums.

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Year of Release:
1986
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38,623
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1989
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25,713
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1991
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42,224
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1968
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43,271
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1995
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33,017
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Year of Release:
1966
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56,675
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1971
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21,865
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1994
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11,875
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1991
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5,425
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1977
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11,756
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Total albums: 100. Page 1 of 10

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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 11 11%
1970s 19 19%
1980s 28 28%
1990s 42 42%
2000s 0 0%
2010s 0 0%
2020s 0 0%
Country Albums %


United Kingdom 62 62%
United States 33 33%
Australia 2 2%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Canada 1 1%

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Year charts

TitleSourceTypePublishedCountry
Melody Maker Best Albums of 2000Melody Maker2000 year chart2000United Kingdom
Melody Maker Best Albums of 1999Melody Maker1999 year chart1999United Kingdom
Melody Maker Best Albums of 1998Melody Maker1998 year chart1998United Kingdom
Melody Maker Best Albums of 1997Melody Maker1997 year chart1997United Kingdom
Melody Maker Best Albums of 1996Melody Maker1996 year chart1996United Kingdom
Melody Maker Best Albums of 1995Melody Maker1995 year chart1995United Kingdom
Melody Maker Best Albums of 1994Melody Maker1994 year chart1994United Kingdom
Melody Maker Best Albums of 1993Melody Maker1993 year chart1993United Kingdom
Melody Maker Best Albums of 1992Melody Maker1992 year chart1992United Kingdom
Melody Maker Best Albums of 1991Melody Maker1991 year chart1991United Kingdom
Melody Maker Best Albums of 1990Melody Maker1990 year chart1990United Kingdom
Melody Maker Best Albums of 1989Melody Maker1989 year chart1989United Kingdom
Melody Maker Best Albums of 1988Melody Maker1988 year chart1988United Kingdom
Melody Maker Best Albums of 1987Melody Maker1987 year chart1987United Kingdom
Melody Maker Best Albums of 1986Melody Maker1986 year chart1986United Kingdom
Melody Maker Best Albums of 1979Melody Maker1979 year chart1979United Kingdom

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Overall charts

TitleSourceTypePublishedCountry
Top 100 Greatest Music AlbumsMelody Maker2000United Kingdom

[Melody Maker was founded in 1926 and disbanded in 2000.]

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73/100 (from 86 votes)
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70/100
From 08/25/2020 11:27
Not bad. Not great. Nice to see something slightly different from Rolling Stone lol.
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25/100
From 03/15/2019 01:39
Although this list is dated and has many flaws common to British music magazines, it still does include quite a lot of sometimes-overlooked albums of extreme merit, like ‘Spiderland’ and ‘Dummy’. There is even some semi-underground British music that is overlooked by more modern magazine lists in the United States. Nevertheless, it is ridiculous to recommend this list compared to something by Harrington or Scaruffi.
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From 05/02/2018 09:54
This chart doesn't work for me, far too 90's orientated. Stone Roses at number 2, good grief.
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60/100
From 01/09/2017 18:44
Dog Man Star at 16? Modern Life is Rubbish at 22? Sure, whatever. On the plus side, glad to see Screamadelica in the top 10 and also some albums like Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express, which I consider rather underrated, featured in the list.

Farewell Melody Maker, we hardly knew ye...
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From 07/06/2016 09:42
Solid chart but some silly choices in top 10. Can tell it's a British chart with the love for the manic street preachers who don't seem popular anywhere else.
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From 01/18/2015 12:36
11 albums and 11 artists in common. This was 2000 so having OK computer so low is okay. The order overall is not for me but most of the albums in the list is great.
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90/100
From 03/27/2014 03:29
Since today, this is my favorite professional chart
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From 02/05/2014 14:54
finally a fresh chart!
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50/100
From 12/17/2013 02:24
The first ten are great but further down the list, some albums just seem so random.
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Best Albums of 1966
1. Revolver by The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
3. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
4. Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
5. Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
6. Freak Out! by The Mothers Of Invention
7. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme by Simon & Garfunkel
8. Wild Is The Wind by Nina Simone
9. The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators by 13th Floor Elevators
10. Face To Face by The Kinks
11. Ascension by John Coltrane
12. Fresh Cream by Cream
13. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears by The Mamas And The Papas
14. Black Monk Time by Monks (US)
15. Fifth Dimension by The Byrds
16. Sunshine Superman by Donovan
17. Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter
18. Blues Breakers by John Mayall & Eric Clapton
19. Da Capo by Love
20. Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo [The Good, The Bad & The Ugly] by Ennio Morricone
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