Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)

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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1986
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1989
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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%
Artist Albums %


The Smiths 4 4%
Manic Street Preachers 3 3%
Beastie Boys 3 3%
The Beatles 3 3%
Radiohead 2 2%
Pulp 2 2%
David Bowie 2 2%
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Country Albums %


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

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74/100 (from 85 votes)
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From 08/25/2020 11:27
Not bad. Not great. Nice to see something slightly different from Rolling Stone lol.
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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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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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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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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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