Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Cosmo (2020)
This chart is a collection of pieces of my musical psyche...I guess I've tried to create a list of the greatest albums *within my own taste*. There are a few compilation albums included, but only if they are coherent samples of non-album songs, like Hatful of Hollow or the Smile Sessions, for example.
I am often drawn to music that I find beautiful and imaginative, not necessarily influential. The heavy emphasis on 2010s records is owed to it being the music of my time, and thus I have been able to live in its landscape and feel its effects more deeply than, say, 1970s music.
Still very much a work-in-progress.
I hope you like it!
- Chart updated: 03/17/2020 19:15
- (Created: 08/21/2017 23:40).
- Chart size: 100 albums.
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On a hillside I remember
I am loving losing life."
Favorite Track: Dark Spring, L'Inconnue, Black Car [First added to this chart: 05/03/2018]
Favorite Tracks: I Just Wasn't Made For These Times, You Still Believe In Me, Caroline No [First added to this chart: 08/22/2017]
Favorite Tracks: Chance, Spring, Tonight [First added to this chart: 10/23/2019]
Favorite Tracks: Blue Bayou, My Prayer, Dream [First added to this chart: 10/02/2019]
Favorite Tracks: Under Wraps, Blue Lips, Harvey [First added to this chart: 10/02/2019]
Favorite Tracks: Movies, Picture Me Better, A Lot's Gonna Change [First added to this chart: 06/05/2019]
Favorite Track: Machine Gun, When The Sun Hits, Souvlaki Space Station [First added to this chart: 08/21/2017]
But is it Heaven or Las Vegas?
But you're much more brighter than the sun is to me."
Favorite Tracks: Frou-frou Foxes In Midsummer Fires, Cherry-coloured Funk, Heaven or Las Vegas [First added to this chart: 08/21/2017]
And there’s nothing I can do
My world is turning pages
While I am just sitting here."
Favorite Tracks: Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control, Endors Toi, Keep On Lying [First added to this chart: 08/21/2017]
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition
Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes
| Up 3 from 46th to 43rd|
The Dark Side Of The Moon
by Pink Floyd
| Up 1 from 28th to 27th|
The Smile Sessions
by The Beach Boys
| Up 1 from 27th to 26th|
| Down 8 from 41st to 49th|
Sleep Well Beast
by The National
| Down 8 from 42nd to 50th|
Flight Of The Conchords
by Flight Of The Conchords
| Down 7 from 44th to 51st|
by Beach House
| The Slow Rush|
by Tame Impala
| Another Green World|
by Brian Eno
| And Their Refinement Of The Decline|
by Stars Of The Lid
| High Violet|
by The National
| Little Dark Age|
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What a breath of fresh air this chart is!! It's nice to see someone unafraid to put modern picks right up there with the classics, '7' is such a good pick for no.1 (definitely my favourite Beach House album too). As far as I can tell a large part of the governing rule of what sways you is how 'beautiful' an album is, so here's a few picks I think'll be up your street:
Joanna Newsom - Ys
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
Arthur Russell - World Of Echo
Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
Fishmans - Long Season
Happy to see Ceres & Calypso so high up :)!
Fantastic. Can’t disagree with all the Smiths albums/compilations. Every single of these 6 deserves to be on my chart too, but I have 3 per artist rule. Although the chart is mainly indie, there are several hidden gems and unexpected picks, as well as some classics you can’t disagree with. Great chart all in all.
A great eclectic bunch and some fine jazz picks in there. Keep it up!
Surprised to see Joy Division so far down though. But a lot of great stuff there nice chart