Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by scwrlw (2020)

Subjective chart, just my opinion on what I have listened to so far.

Any album suggestions are welcomed! I also regularly update the current yearly charts so check those out if you're interested!

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Cover Art: 9/10

Avant-Soul ● Psychedelic Pop ● Alternative R&B

Favorite(s): Ivy, Self Control, White Ferrari, Solo, Nights, Nikes, Siegfried, Close To You, Pink + White, Skyline To, Godspeed, Solo (Reprise), Good Guy

Least Favorite: Futura Free
[First added to this chart: 10/22/2017]
Year of Release:
2016
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13,426
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10/10
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Post-Punk ● Shoegaze ● Post-Industrial ● Gothic Rock

Favorite(s): Holy Fucking Shit: 40,000; The Big Gloom; Bloodhail; I Don't Love; Hunter; Earthmover; Deep, Deep; Who Would Leave Their Son out in the Sun?; Waiting for Black Metal Records to Come in the Mail; There Is No Food; A Quick One Before the Eternal Worm Devours Connecticut; Telephony

Least Favorite: The Future
[First added to this chart: 01/03/2020]
Year of Release:
2008
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4,294
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10/10
Cover Art: 7/10

Art Rock ● Alternative Rock ● Experimental Rock

Favorite(s): Nude, Reckoner, Weird Fishes/Arpeggi, House of Cards, Jigsaw Falling Into Place, All I Need, Bodysnatchers, Videotape

Least Favorite: 15 Steps
[First added to this chart: 10/22/2017]
Year of Release:
2007
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66,586
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10/10
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Glitch Pop ● Electronica ● Art Pop

Favorite(s): Unison; Undo; Aurora; Pagan Poetry; Cocoon; It's Not Up to You; Hidden Place; Heirloom; Sun In My Mouth; An Echo, a Stain; Harm of Will; Frosti

Least Favorite: None!
[First added to this chart: 10/25/2017]
Year of Release:
2001
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8,367
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10/10
Cover Art: 9/10

Conscious Hip-Hop ● Jazz Rap ● Experimental Hip-Hop

Favorite(s): The Blacker the Berry, How Much a Dollar Cost, i, u, King Kunta, Hood Politics, You Ain't Gotta Lie (Momma Said), Momma, Mortal Man, Complexion, These Walls, Wesley's Theory, Alright, Institutionalized

Least Favorite: For Free? (Interlude)
[First added to this chart: 10/22/2017]
Year of Release:
2015
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38,736
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10/10
Cover Art: 8/10

Art Rock ● Proto-Punk ● Experimental Rock

Favorite(s): Sunday Morning, Venus In Furs, Heroin, Femme Fatale, I'm Waiting for the Man, I'll Be Your Mirror, European Son, Run Run Run, There She Goes Again, All Tomorrow's Parties

Least Favorite: Black Angel's Death Song
[First added to this chart: 02/27/2018]
Year of Release:
1967
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61,995
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Comments:
10/10
Cover Art: 8/10

Experimental Rock ● Post-Rock ● Drone ● Noise Rock

Favorite(s): Bring the Sun / Toussaint L'Ouverture, Oxygen, She Loves Us, Just a Little Boy (For Chester Burnett), Screen Shot, A Little God In My Hands, Nathalie Neal, Kirsten Supine, To Be Kind, Some Things We Do

Least Favorite: None
[First added to this chart: 04/30/2019]
Year of Release:
2014
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7,330
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9/10
Cover Art: 8/10

Folk Rock ● Blues Rock ● Singer-Songwriter

Favorite(s): Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again, Just Like a Woman, I Want You, Visions of Johanna, Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands, One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later), Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat, 4th Time Around, Obviously Five Believers, Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, Temporary Like Achilles, Pledging My Time, Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)

Least Favorite: Absolutely Sweet Marie... if I had to pick one
[First added to this chart: 09/24/2019]
Year of Release:
1966
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34,277
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9/10
Cover Art: 10/10

Abstract Hip-Hop ● Jazz Rap ● Alternative Hip-Hop

Favorite(s): Accordion, All Caps, Raid, Meat Grinder, Figaro, Rhinestone Cowboy, Fancy Clown, Curls, Great Day, Strange Ways, Shadows of Tomorrow, Money Folder, Rainbows, Eye, America's Most Blunted, Bistro, Supervillain Theme, The Illest Villains

Least Favorite: Hardcore Hustle
[First added to this chart: 09/04/2018]
Year of Release:
2004
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16,689
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9/10
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Shoegaze

Favorite(s): Sometimes, To Here Knows When, When You Sleep, What You Want, Only Shallow, Soon, Loomer, I Only Said, Blown A Wish, Come In Alone

Least Favorite: Touched
[First added to this chart: 05/22/2018]
Year of Release:
1991
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42,935
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 1 1%
1960s 13 13%
1970s 10 10%
1980s 9 9%
1990s 17 17%
2000s 16 16%
2010s 34 34%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 4 4%
Radiohead 4 4%
Bob Dylan 3 3%
Frank Ocean 3 3%
Björk 3 3%
Brockhampton 2 2%
Swans 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 61 61%
United Kingdom 26 26%
Mixed Nationality 4 4%
Iceland 3 3%
Spain 2 2%
France 1 1%
Ireland 1 1%
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums ratings

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85/100 (from 21 votes)
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From ForegroundNoise 08/09/2019 09:10
Really nice mix of genres, and I especially like your picks from this decade (I'll have to check out that Rosalía record at no.4!), I look forward to seeing your writings on why these are your favourite genres. Seeing as you ask for recommendations (and you have so many from the current decade already) here's a few older picks that you might enjoy:

Nico - Chelsea Girl
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Neil Young - Harvest
Brian Eno - Another Green World
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From Peppa 08/08/2019 15:50
Noice!
More love for the 70's please!
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90/100
From gidgidi 08/08/2019 15:13
Great chart!
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90/100
From Timooosterink 08/08/2019 08:20
Great chart! I would recommend demon days - gorillaz and plastic beachtl - gorillaz
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From LedZep 03/11/2019 20:08
Pretty great! Love the inclusion of so many recent albums, and the whole chart has much personality.
Also if you've enjoyed that Daughters album I'd recommend some classic noise and no wave albums like The Birthday Party's Junkyard, Swans' Soundtracks for the Blind, Sonic Youth's Evol etc.
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From ExTeaSea 01/22/2019 17:38
Bjork! Good chart.
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From IgnacioJoaquin 01/21/2019 22:27
Love the variety of genres and the amount of records from the 2010s
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90/100
From DommeDamian 11/08/2018 18:48
10+ albums in common is always a plus XDD
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From Thad 11/02/2018 18:00
A bit artist heavy, but they're all great artists so I can't complain
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From antaiospiano 10/28/2018 19:51
A bit safe isn’t it? Love the addition of Vespertine though, I need to listen that again.
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Best Artists of the 2010s
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Kanye West
3. Arcade Fire
4. Tame Impala
5. Frank Ocean
6. Sufjan Stevens
7. Beach House
8. Radiohead
9. The National
10. Vampire Weekend
11. Death Grips
12. Bon Iver
13. Car Seat Headrest
14. The War On Drugs
15. David Bowie
16. The Black Keys
17. Arctic Monkeys
18. Mark Kozelek
19. Fleet Foxes
20. Swans
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