Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by BLO (2020) Unknown

Here's my personal list of favorite albums. Keep in mind, I haven't listened to everything. I made sure to add albums that I feel are greatly unappreciated and unknown. I understand I don't have much past the 70's, so let me know if there's anything newer you think I'd like!

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An absolute masterpiece and triumph of Brazillian music. Jorge Ben had shown his brilliance before this point numerous times, but this album is an explosion of beauty and pure joy. I cannot understand a single word he says, but I understand every feeling he wants me to feel. The melodies are hypnotic and the rhythms are infectious. If you are a fan of rock, soul, or samba I implore you to listen to this album. It is so fresh and magical, there's nothing else like it. [First added to this chart: 08/15/2019]
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1970
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Love Forever Changes. This album has a mystical, haunting feeling that is unique to it. When making this album, Arthur Lee was absolutely convinced he was going to die. If you listen closely to the lyrics this album reads like a farewell letter. Lee attempts to warn us that are own ideologies will be our own undoing, as he reflects on his own life and what he wants out of his final moments. This is all backed up by one of the most beautiful orchestral arrangements ever put to vinyl as well as an occasional searing guitar dripping with feedback. Love is the best of the summer of love. [First added to this chart: 11/22/2017]
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1967
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20,817
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The Beatles' last hurrah is a joyous celebration of the creativity and innovation of their past albums, while blazing trails that would take music into new directions in the 1970s. Abbey Road has impeccable production by 1960's standards. The sweet, ear filling melodies on songs like "Something" or "Here Comes the Sun" are enchanting and soothing. "I Want You" invented Doom Metal before Heavy Metal was considered a genre.

Most of all, this album has a carefree, youthful energy that never fails to bring me back up on a bad day. This is my deserted desert island album.
[First added to this chart: 11/16/2017]
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1969
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Neil Young tends to fluctuate from heavy rock that drips with deeply distorted guitar tones to sweet country folk. On this album his folky side prevails with the best results of his career. The perfect album for driving through a cold country side at 11pm. A majority of the songs are sweet ballads that slow dance with the listener, and the rest are the aforementioned heavy rockers. However, unlike with You Don't Mess Around with Jim, this album transitions between fast rock songs and slow folk songs perfectly. [First added to this chart: 01/10/2018]
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1970
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Country is a genre that tends to get a lot of hate, and rightfully so much of the time. The genre has devolved into either right-wing propaganda or extremely basic cash-grabs about sappy love stories or vague descriptions of country life. Townes Van Zandt however understood the genre better than anyone else. The songs on this album aren't about riding your horse across a prairie or dry humping an American flag. They're about working class struggles, drug addiction, or the simple beauty in watching an old woman wash clothes. Townes sings all the songs in his Texas accent, and plays his acoustic guitar with a Texas accent as well. His words paint pictures more beautiful than any artist could ever put to paper. [First added to this chart: 12/10/2019]
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1969
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Unconditional love, sex, kickass riffs, drugs, and country blues. Easily the best Stones album. Can't You Hear Me Knocking and Wild Horses are easily the highlights. [First added to this chart: 11/16/2017]
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1971
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An amazing recording of a bunch of really weird instruments and beautiful harmonies. [First added to this chart: 11/18/2017]
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1966
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This album may not have greatly written lyrics that make you ponder your own existence, or musicians with legendary skills, but what this album does better than any other album is something more fundamental. The melody. Each song flows wonderfully and every word, while generic, fits perfectly with every note. The string sections in each song never feel overblown, and create such a lifting atmosphere. [First added to this chart: 11/16/2017]
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1976
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This album will bring you to tears then make you jam out in a matter of minutes. Surprisingly a lot of variety for a S&G record. [First added to this chart: 11/21/2017]
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1970
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Over an hour of music and not a single dull moment. An unapologetic combination of sounds from different cultures and eras of music, brought together with a heaping helping of punk. This album will make you want to smash your bass guitar because god damn you can never be as good as The Clash at their peak. [First added to this chart: 11/19/2017]
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1979
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 2 2%
1960s 26 26%
1970s 50 50%
1980s 7 7%
1990s 4 4%
2000s 4 4%
2010s 6 6%
2020s 1 1%
Country Albums %


United States 46 46%
United Kingdom 38 38%
Canada 6 6%
Brazil 5 5%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Mexico 1 1%
Bahamas 1 1%
Live? Albums %
No 96 96%
Yes 4 4%

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
Climber Up 1 from 36th to 35th
Rubber Soul
by The Beatles
Climber Up 1 from 34th to 33rd
Innervisions
by Stevie Wonder
Climber Up 1 from 33rd to 32nd
Ram
by Paul & Linda McCartney
Biggest fallers
Faller Down 6 from 28th to 34th
What's Going On
by Marvin Gaye
Faller Down 1 from 35th to 36th
Helplessness Blues
by Fleet Foxes

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From 04/19/2020 02:33
Pretty good. Not a fan of Fleet Foxes myself, as they remind me of stroking stoats in the West Country. Good to see Forever Changes by Love ranked so high.
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From 12/11/2019 23:22
It's really cool to see such a classic rock oriented chart, focusing especially on the 1960s and 1970s, also valuing albums such Fleet Foxes' self-titled debut. Great job on this chart!
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From 12/10/2019 17:25
Great chart, just gave Força Bruta a listen & loved it!!

Try listening to L'Via L'Viaquez by The Mars Volta - I think you might like!!
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From 07/09/2019 21:16
The closest anyone has come to one of my charts. 21 albums in common
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From 07/09/2019 09:22
Great 70’s chart. Nice new albums sprinkled through.
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From 01/29/2019 06:47
28 albums in common - great chart! always nice to see Beach Boys love :)
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From 10/29/2018 18:34
We seem to have quite similar taste in music. You should listen to more hip hop.
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From 10/21/2018 15:35
I like this chart a lot and have or recognise many of the albums and artists. I too love the 70s but less so the 60's - although I like many of the 60s artists and albums you have here.
It's always interesting in your chart when a more recent album appears - like Stone Roses, Arcade Fire, Strokes, Fleet Foxes and Neutral Milk Hotel - love that stuff.
I like your comments and found similar views on many albums like Black Angel's Death Song on Velvets and Nico!
I've been listening to more recent stuff myself (post 90's which I guess is still nearly 30 years ago!!!) and found lots of excellent although different from the 60s and 70s.
I've also added your Croce album since I've never even heard of him but hope our musical taste persist with that suggestion.
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From 10/12/2018 12:18
Very good list. Love the love for S and G.
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From 06/13/2018 15:39
Brilliant chart - I'll check out the Jim Croce album!
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