Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Brad1770 (2019)

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Released: March 1988
32:50
Producer: Steve Albini
Recorded: November 1987 at Downtown Recorders , South End Boston and December 1987 at Q Division, Somerville, Massachusetts

Fact 1: The album was made for the total sum of $9,000

Fact 2: Steve Albini would insist that Kim Deals backing vocals for "Where Is My Mind" and lead vocals for "Gigantic" be recorded in a bathroom to achieve a real echo effect
[First added to this chart: 08/25/2017]
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1988
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28,399
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Released: February 1998
39:55
Producer: Robert Schneider
Recorded: July-September 1997 at Pet Sounds Studio Denver Colorado

Fact 1: On February 13 1998 Rolling Stones Ben Ratliff gave 'In The Aeroplane Over The Sea' an underwhelming 3.0 stars out of 5 stating " For those not completely sold on its folk charm , Aeroplane is thin-blooded , woolgathering stuff ".

Fact 2: In 2011 Rolling Stone recast the record with a near-perfect four and a half stars and surmising " As a whole, Aeroplane is a fragile , creaky, dignified, and ballsy record , one that would spawn its own passionate cult" .
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1998
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91,565
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Released: July 1986
38:23
Producer: Don Gehman
Recorded: April to May 1986 at Belmont Mall Studios , Belmont Indiana

Fact 1:The source for the title of the album according to Peter Buck is from the 1964 film "A Shot in the Dark " . Inspector Clouseau opens car door and falls into a fountain , Maria: "You should get out of these clothes immediately. You'll catch your death of pneumonia, you will " , Clouseau: "Yes, I probably will. But it's all part of LIFES RICH PAGENT , you know?".


Fact 2: Lifes Rich Pageants track listing omits 2 songs ( Superman and Underneath The Bunker) and promises a different running order to what actually appears on the final record
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1986
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6,274
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Released: November 1985
38:55
Producer: The Jesus and Mary Chain
Recorded: March 1985 at Southern Studios Wood Green , North London

Quote 1: “We just did it. I don’t know how we did it. It’s a little miracle" (Jim Reid)

Quote 2: “We used to put a lot of this mad, drunken energy into the gigs with this pent-up anger that was kind of a, ‘If we don’t do this, we’re gonna die’ attitude. So when it came to making the record, we were very conscientious and not drinking and not getting wasted.” Bassist Douglas Hart discusses recording Psycocandy.
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1985
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10,007
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Released: June 1985
39:44
Producer: Joe Boyd
Recorded: February to March 1985 at Livingston Studios London

Fact 1: Stipe revealed to Melody Maker that he had been listening to a lot of Appalachian folk music prior to the recording of Fables and had become fascinated by the oral tradition of local legends being passed down the generations

Fact 2: 'Green Grow The Rushes ' was stemmed from a pact Stipe and Natalie Merchant made to write songs about the genocide of American Indians
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1985
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2,270
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Released: February 1977
39:43
Producer: Fleetwood Mac , Ken Caillat & Richard Dashut
Recorded: February 1976 at Record Plant , Sausalito California

Fact 1:Fleetwood Mac's Cocaine consumption during the Rumours sessions is legendary for its excess to the point whereby the band considered thanking their coke dealer on the Albums linar notes.

Fact 2: Mick Fleetwoods twin balls that appeared on the iconic Rumours cover photo were actually Lavatory Chains ripped from the toilet a few minutes earlier.
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1977
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57,019
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Released: September 1987
39:51
Producer: Scott Litt and R.E.M
Recorded: March 30 to May 2nd at Sound Emporium Nashville Tennessee

Fact 1:Rejected suggestions for the album title include 'R.E.M No.5 ' , 'Table of Content' , 'Mr Evil Breakfast' , 'Skin Up ' and 'Last Train to Disneyland'.

Fact 2: "It's the End of the World (and I Feel Fine) is either my favorite song on the record or my least favorite , I'm still deciding " Peter Buck to Rolling Stone 27/08/1987
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1987
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7,156
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Released: September 1991
64:48
Producers: The Orb , Andrew Weatherall , Hugo Nicolson and Jimmy Miller
Recorded: 1990 to 1991 at Jam Studios , London

Quote 1: "I vaguely remember bits of it , I think I remember bits of it" Bobby Gillespie 23/03/2011 when asked what he recalls of the Screamadelica recording sessions

Quote 2: " I broke all the rules because I didn't know what the rules were" Andy Weatherall discussing his role as Screamadelica Producer

Fact : On Loaded the piano chords are lifted from “Sympathy For The Devil “ , the drums are lifted from a dance mix of Edie Brickells “What Am I” whilst drugged out Peter Fonda dialogue is included from the movie “ The Wild Angels “.
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1991
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11,499
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Released: August 1987
46:37
Producer: Warne Livesey and Midnight Oil
Recorded:1987 at Albert Studios Sydney

Fact 1: In 2010 Diesel and Dust was ranked no 1 in the book 100 Best Australian Albums.

Fact 2: In 1986 Midnight Oil would skip headline arenas for a tour of the Australian Outback where the band saw first hand the brutal poverty and suffering of Australia's Aboriginal people , the bands anger at what they experienced would come pouring out in Diesel and Dust . "It was a life-changing event for all of us" Rob Hirst 2013.
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1987
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Released: June 2013
58:59
Producer: Jack Shirley and Defheaven
Recorded: January 2013 at Atomic Garden Studios , East Palo Alto California

Fact 1:George Clarke named the album "Sunbather" because "that's the feeling it gives me , it is the sadness and the frustration and the anger that comes with striving for perfection , dreaming of warmth and love despite the pain of idealism " .

Fact 2:The pink and orange colors on the album cover are meant to resemble the color seen on the inside of one's eyelids when lying in the sun .
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2013
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4,390
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 3 3%
1970s 9 9%
1980s 37 37%
1990s 31 31%
2000s 11 11%
2010s 9 9%
Artist Albums %


Pixies 3 3%
R.E.M. 3 3%
The Cure 3 3%
Midnight Oil 2 2%
The Kinks 2 2%
Sonic Youth 2 2%
Big Star 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 49 49%
United Kingdom 33 33%
Australia 14 14%
France 2 2%
Canada 1 1%
Ireland 1 1%

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