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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Ashmark (2018)  

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Music is often about time and place. This means that some of my choices resonate with me more or less than they may touch you. Still, I am sure we can mostly agree that great music is timeless! About timing, I think Vic Chesnutt cpatured it best: “when I ran off and left her, she wasn’t holding a baby. She was holding a bottle and a big grudge against me.”
*This chart are the 100 or so albums that I need to be happy. My other charts are records of highly rated albums which I may rate highly, occasionally enjoy or put on the list as a reminder to listen to when I have time. All these charts will evolve.

Chart updated: 06/19/2018 03:45 (Created: 02/11/2018 20:28). Chart size: 100 albums.

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The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
A work of genius. Absorbing from beginning to end.
(First added to chart: 02/16/2018)
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2,357 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:94,779
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,711 votes)
Comments: 237 comments
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The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd

(First added to chart: 02/16/2018)
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,817 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:69,226
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,782 votes)
Comments: 207 comments
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NevermindUnited States Nirvana
The greatest album of its time. I wish I had been a bit younger when it came out. It still blows me away when I hear it though.
(First added to chart: 02/16/2018)
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,615 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:104,320
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,531 votes)
Comments: 365 comments
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The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd

(First added to chart: 02/18/2018)
Year of Release:1973Appears in:3,369 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:175,217
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,235 votes)
Comments: 468 comments
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GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley

(First added to chart: 02/16/2018)
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,359 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:41,459
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:49
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,540 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Devoted a year of my life almost exclusively listening to this and her earlier albums. No regrets.
(First added to chart: 02/16/2018)
Year of Release:1985Appears in:892 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:22,986
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  84/100 (907 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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Greatest Hits
Compilation
Canada Neil Young

(First added to chart: 02/16/2018)
Year of Release:2004Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2004:102Rank Score:318
Rank in 2000s1,207Overall Rank:5,251
Average Rating:  82/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Remasters
Compilation
United Kingdom Led Zeppelin

(First added to chart: 02/16/2018)
Year of Release:1990Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1990:58Rank Score:509
Rank in 1990s718Overall Rank:3,602
Average Rating:  84/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
One of a kind. A marmite band-I love the early albums.
(First added to chart: 02/16/2018)
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,978 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:76,139
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,259 votes)
Comments: 212 comments
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Wave Of Mutilation: Best Of Pixies
Compilation
United States Pixies

(First added to chart: 02/16/2018)
Year of Release:2004Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 2004:144Rank Score:208
Rank in 2000s1,721Overall Rank:7,349
Average Rating:  80/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 1 1%
1960s 1 1%
1970s 24 24%
1980s 27 27%
1990s 26 26%
2000s 12 12%
2010s 9 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 4 4%
Pink Floyd 3 3%
The Cure 3 3%
Arcade Fire 2 2%
Kate Bush 2 2%
Car Seat Headrest 2 2%
Liz Phair 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 43 43%
United Kingdom 42 42%
Canada 9 9%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Ireland 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
Jamaica 1 1%

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest fallers
fallers Down 2 from 44th to 46th
Obscure Alternatives
by Japan
fallers Down 2 from 45th to 47th
(What's The Story) Morning Glory?
by Oasis
fallers Down 2 from 46th to 48th
Steve McQueen
by Prefab Sprout
New entries
newentries Teens Of Denial
by Car Seat Headrest
newentries How To Leave Town
by Car Seat Headrest

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From Michael1981 03/03/2018 19:02
Bonus points for The Dreaming and Lola Vs Powerman!
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From SamNassiri98 02/23/2018 22:34
Although I defintitely like this chart. I think it's a bit unfair to only use Greatest Hits compilations, because then you're simply ranking bands instead of albums. Anyway, just my opinion. Nevertheless, you've got a great taste for music!
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From Purplepash 02/22/2018 05:13
The Kiss - 3am, full volume, deserted freeway. Awesome musical space and time moment. (Lights on though lol). Possibly my favourite driving song. Nice chart! Pretty much like everything on here.
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From PeterSmith 02/20/2018 20:41
Yeah I love your chart but... you sure you're not cheating with some of those "Greatest Hits" and "Best of"? And thanks for your comments.
I've a lot of your stuff and love it equally so I will try out some of the stuff I don't know in your chart over the next year - especially any recent stuff.
I'm a big Bowie fan but surprised to see Let's Dance feature ahead of some obvious others, but that might be your time and place thing which I totally get. I just started to get into him at Let's Dance and loved the feel at the time but was blown away when my next purchase was Ziggy (your number 1 - top, top album) and Hunky Dory. Then I discovered he was the same guy who had done Under Pressure, Ashes to Ashes and Cat People (the single rather than the more poppy version on the album) and I was hooked for life.
Also great shout for Aeroplane over the Sea - amazed first time I heard this. Crazy album, you can feel the guys mental pressure - completely off the wall. And I used to love Japan but only got a best of, so need to get back into those old albums.
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From bobbyb5 02/20/2018 20:21
10 bonus points for Whip Smart. I love that album. It's so Superior to her first album but I don't know why everyone seems to hate it. I'm the only person I know that likes it. At least until now. Lol
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From randomchildbam 02/16/2018 17:51
Looking good! I'm a fan of a lot of these albums so I look forward to checking out some more. Hope you keep adding to it as well!

Thanks for reaching out on my chart. It gave me some added motivation. I plan on adding a lot more to it and making it more personal like you did.
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From Mercury 02/16/2018 17:27
I'm liking what I see here. I am not a huge fan of some of it. But thats obvious. But the Prefab Sprout and Smiths is nice and of course I'm a great lover of Wilco and that Winehouse record.

I'm looking forward to your top 40 when you're ready. And of course your top 50 and then 100 when that comes.

Anyway, glad to have you around.
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From guilhermesoi 02/16/2018 15:43
I'm not a really fan of war by U2 haha but thanks for all the comments. Nice taste too!
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From Ashmark 02/16/2018 12:31
Thanks. My list is highly personal. I expect it to evolve into a more genuine, more objective greatest album list in the future.
I have dipped a toe into some of the music you suggest, with an ambivalent reaction. I am sure they need more of my time and attention. Loveless in particular is an album I want to entertain thoroughly.
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From JulianR 02/16/2018 02:50
Nice list, and thank you for the kind comments on some of mine! You've got lots of great classic rocks here. You've also got some later 80's stuff that's pretty good. Relating to that, I think I have a couple albums you might like. They fall under the genre of shoegaze, which is essentially kind of a continuation of what the Cocteau Twins, the Jesus and Mary Chain, and Echo and the Bunnymen where doing in the 80's. If you haven't checked it out, I think you might like it.

Slowdive - Just For A Day. A great one to start out with. It has some similarities with the Cure and Bunnymen, but more dreamy. Their follow up to this one, Souvlaki, is also wonderful, but maybe a little more different from what you have on your chart.
Ride - Nowhere. A pretty good shoegaze record that comes from the britpop end of the spectrum. I personally don't love it too much but many people do, and I think it's a great starting point.
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless. My #1 of all time at the moment. This is an album that I would give at least a couple listens; its well worth it, even if you don't "get" it first time around.
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