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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by raadfactoryxny (2018)  

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This is my chart, getting a 2nd wind, after I turned 17 years old, at March 11th.

(For what I mean by 2nd wind, plz revisit the 99th album-description)
I chose now to only include 1 album per artist, just to show my bigger taste, and not only fewer artists will fill the list.
I've pasted a quote from a random song in each album that I liked + shortly rated the cover art for the album out of a whole ( /1), either how great it looks, how excellently it frames the album’s musical conception/statement…or both.
Be sure, if you want to, to leave a comment of your highlights in the chart - OR if you have any questions.

For a bonus, I've rated the rest of the artists' discography
in the 'FOLLOWING'
(★★★★★★ = 1 - 0.93 = classic,
★★★★★☆ = 0.92 - 0.81 = excellent,
★★★★☆☆ = 0.8 - 0.64 = good,
★★★☆☆☆ = 0.63 - 0.47 = average,
★★☆☆☆☆ = 0.46 - 0.24 = bad,
★☆☆☆☆☆ = 0.23 - 0 = awful)

Compilations, Soundtracks, EP's, and Posthumous releases are not included!
I really would have included "Skeleton Tree (2016)" by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and it would be included - but it is probably the longest EP ever: (8 tracks on the length of 39:47).

Almost every single sentence is structured like this.
+ I’m repeating myself in terms of adverbs.

- I want to respond to an old troll named xLILpumpx who deeply attacked me as a person, made fun of artists' finals, and threatened me to commit suicide etc. If it wasn't for your screen, you're hiding behind, are you brave enough yourSELF to say it to my face?...I don't think so. Well, you're banned now, so I hope you learn from your mistakes, and somewhere in the future, apologizes to me - as of how massive a push back into depression you gave me. You also stated that everyone on this site agreed with you. That woulda been the case if you weren't banned, and people weren't debating and discussing music with me in 'private messages'.
- I want to thank albummaster for taking action. This place is truly one of the greatest websites I've ever come across. Throughout, I've met new people, learned more about music, and be able to create my wholehearted chart that can pretty much illustrate how abstract my music taste is in a nutshell. By any means, good riddance folks.

Because I've worked my a$$ off this chart, I think I should challenge myself to something huge, to kind of give my chart a bit of legacy (meaning I didn't put all this effort into my chart, for nothing). For the next 10 months, I MUST NOT listen to ANY other records than these 100, but not only that - it's 10 albums a month:

August: 100-91
September: 90-81
October: 80-71
November: 70-61
December: 60-51
January: 50-41
February: 40-31
March: 30-21
April: 20-11
May: 10-1

Not one song outside the ten albums of the current month, can be listened to with me not handling a turn-off. For the last day of each month, I'm changing order of every tier of records, while simultaneously adding some new words here and there. I will be listening to upcoming and established records after May. If you have any suggestions to new artists/or albums, plz comment them on my "Albums to check out after May" chart, thanks. Anyways, Imma shut my introduction up now, my favorite albums-chart; let's go

Chart updated: 10/31/2018 12:15 (Created: 05/24/2018 06:11). Chart size: 100 albums.

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1. (=)

HIStory: Past, Present And Future, Book IUnited States Michael Jackson
Cover Art: 0.94/1
(The one we had before) other CA: 1 (https://twitter.com/TheLaunchMag/status/1009403036119289861)

This is definitely the highlight of highlights in this thing called the sixth sense or music. Everything about this colossal magnum opus is flawless, front to back, top to bottom. While previous said, I don't include compilations, but even without the first Greatest Hits disc, the original album stands alone as my favorite ever. With the mindblowing opener Scream, which has me dancing every single time, as the same goes for honest and focused Tabloid Junkie, the brilliant fusion of a classic/alternative rock-universe on D.S., and crazy follow-up to Bad, 2 Bad fx. There are of course memories connected to this album too, of course. Tracks like the true tear-weeping You Are Not Alone reminds me of my ex-girlfriend and gives me feelings of embracing her when she's in tears (while actually embracing alot of other pple too (when I feel a meaningful hug to anybody, this song can be played in the background of my subconscious - it becomes MORE touching everytime)), the goosebumping Stranger In Moscow, which brings me back to starting to not feel afraid of rain when I was younger. And who can neither forget nor adore the amazing cover of The Beatles classic Come Together, care-for-us anthem Earth Song, the extreme grooving Money, or the innovative title track, as excellent and ultimate as we get?!? Hands down, Michael is the greatest thing, the world has produced, in terms of vocals/voice, and musical persona(lities), past, present and for the future. And this statement only becomes clearer and clearer, the more deservedly time, HIStory gets play. Seriously, I can take half a year to more than year long vacation, from Michael’s discography, and as soon as I get back (home) to that, they surpasses literally every body of work, I’ve listen to/studied/yni, throughout the vacation…by ‘they’ surpasses, I mean the others records too. He’s probably the only artist in the world, worth worshipping for imho. This is without no doubt my favorite album of all time - you're dead to me if you dislike it.

"People say I'm not okay
'Cause I love such elementary things...
It's been my fate to compensate,
for the Childhood
I've never known..."


Dangerous ★★★★★★
Blood On The Dance Floor ★★★★★★
Invincible ★★★★★★
Bad ★★★★★★
Off The Wall ★★★★★☆
Thriller ★★★★★☆

R.I.P. Michael Jackson
(First added to chart: 05/24/2018)
Year of Release:1995Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1995:44Rank Score:1,151
Rank in 1990s389Overall Rank:1,862
Average Rating:  71/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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2. (=)

The Marshall Mathers LPUnited States Eminem
CA: 1
The one where he’s sitting infront of his house: 0.76

The perfect hiphop record. / By far the greatest rap album ever recorded. Arguably the most fearless album of our kind, as well. Eminem’s topclass skills of balancing clever humor, sarcasm and seriousness is as unique, creative and entertaining as freaking possible. Classics like Kill You, and The Real Slim Shady
are definitive torture for the laughtermuscles, while classics like Stan and The Way I Am illustrates an Em, who's giving a true outlet for his emotions with convictions and strengths, so wondrously and aggressively poetic, and we've never got to experience before or maybe even after. Joking or serious, Eminem continues to offend and provoking with
personality, throughout the whole masterpiece. And with a help from his fucking unique
I-don't-give-a-fuck-attitude, he paints a picture of a violent, unfair, and absurd America - thé America, he is a product of.
They are only a few albums (probably less than ten) that I would consider "perfect" - because even though a lot of them are flawless, they still have a lot of texture that could have been done better. Well, safe to say, MMLP is one of those pieces I would consider perfect. The flaws, somehow, is preferring to the thoughts of making it better, and if I were a critic from Pitchfork or something, this could probably be the only time I would give (or in this case redo) a 10. The Marshall Mathers LP, is an album that I either listen to; when I feel like giving up, when I feel like kicking back and relaxing, when I feel like getting hype, or when I feel like I'm about to make my biggest score (GTA reference). With the overdope beats, essential lyrics, memorable hooks and rawest personality, this album will never grow old, and will always be one of my ABSOLUTE favorites of favorites. Classic in every sense of the word.

"Get aware, wake up, get a sense of humor
Quit tryin' to censor music, this is for your kid's amusement
But don't blame me when little Eric jumps off of the terrace
You should've been watching him, apparently you ain't parents"


The Eminem Show ★★★★★★
Infinite ★★★★★★
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 ★★★★★☆
Relapse ★★★★★☆
The Slim Shady LP ★★★★★☆
Recovery ★★★★☆☆
Encore ★★★★☆☆
Revival ★★☆☆☆☆
I'm gonna listen to Kamikaze after May.
(First added to chart: 05/24/2018)
Year of Release:2000Appears in:616 charts
Rank in 2000:5Rank Score:14,218
Rank in 2000s33Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,044 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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3. (=)

Knock MadnessUnited States Hopsin
CA: 0.97

The world's most underrated album, best album of our generation, and a new masterpiece. Even though Hopsin is not the most lyrical MC you'll ever know, he's still so easy to understand and by that skill, he is creating an unbreakable reflection for my life with this album. Either it would be the Hopsin songs like superb Hip Hop Sinister, to the observational Rip Your Heart Out, he would always express the aggressive side of me. Simultaneously the Marcus songs like Caught In The Rain, Old Friend or Dream Forever, he is describing a poetic emotion, so potent, that I can relate to it, the greatest way imaginable, as if I wrote it myself. This brilliant record always sounds exciting to me for every track on there, while/well
it IS exciting everytime I bump it. There's of course also the combination of Marcus and Hopsin on songs like Good Guys Get Left Behind and Still Got Love For You, both mentioned are some of the feelings I've had with girls in the past, but I never even dared to admit frames of those feelings, even for myself. Everything about and around it is fearless (most definitely, relatability-wise). Knock Madness is literally the voice of my teenage-years, and in the end, I would still stand by my statement of that it is one of my life's most clearly principal works, musically. A life-changing album, with so many personal stories, humorous moments, and progressiveness, that it cannot fit the mind. I could go on forever, but Imma just finish by saying, Marcus, you're The new hope. To any trap fans, who says to me that Hopsin sucks nuts, I have 5 words "Hoe, shut the fuck up!" - False Advertisement

"America, I gave it my all, still you guys arrested me for bein black and standin on a sidewalk
It doesn't matter if I'm breakin laws or bein harmless,
I'm automatically hated by cops cause my dark skin
God was my smartest option, my soul is mine, ya'll ain't gonna bargain off it
Cause if you do that means the darkness profits"


No Shame ★★★★★★
Raw ★★★★★★
Pound Syndrome ★★★★☆☆
Emurge ★★★★☆☆
Gazing At The Moonlight ★★★★☆☆
(First added to chart: 05/24/2018)
Year of Release:2013Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 2013:202Rank Score:162
Rank in 2010s1,414Overall Rank:8,572
Average Rating:  63/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4. (=)

Born To Do ItUnited Kingdom Craig David
CA: 1

The first album I ever heard, my most played album in my life, and my childhood's favorite album. Plus it has ALWAYS been in my top 10, and is probably the greatest R&B, and
no-feature- album ever. You probably didn't still know that if I wasn't for Craig, then Justin Bieber and alot of other artists such as Conor Maynard, Ed Sheeran, etc wouldn't be as big as they were (that's how much Craig David has impacted music in reality). Fill Me In, my most played song ever, (still ain't tired of it), shows how intelligent of a story teller he is. Can't Be Messin' 'Round shows how great of a rapper he is, in comparison with other
R&B-wannabees, and even alot of hip hop artists who tries too hard. Rendezvous is the ultimate relaxing song, and has changed the taste of music for my ears, since I was born.
7 Days doesn't need a desciption, we all know its a classic. Follow Me is a phenomenal example of Craig making a phenomenal sex-song, without combing over. Last Night is one of the best etifying R&B tracks of all time (in my book), yet still chillingly beautiful. Walking Away is a terrific example of him inventing a song idea that gets stuck in mind for (at least) half of the post- R&B artists in the 2000s. Time To Party is - as the title says - a party song, but NOT the kind of party nowadays, with superspeakers, an oversized dancefloor etc. more like a relaxing, chilling, but still an uplifting party. Bootyman is one of the greatest example of an artist taking a shitty topic and still make a nonetheless masterfully song out of it - Craig sings about a website. Once In A Lifetime proves he's a genius vocalist. Without the songwriting skills, highlighting production, he wants you to pay attention to his vocal ability, and for me, it works every single time. You Know What is a super-unexpected outro (for the 11-tracked album), he sings about a relationship that should have been together for eternity. And the framing of his voice is indescribable, whether it's happy or sad, it's geniusly performed. And then there's Rewind, which not only illustrates that Craig still sounds amazing if you mess with his recording sessions, but an innovation of excellent new sound to the garage and R&B world. This album is a varied album, yet still at the same tone, instruments, and vocalist, and next to no albums can top that result. #THEperfectR&Balbum ;)

"But now I truly realise
Some people don't wanna compromise
Well I saw them with my own eyes spreading those lies
And well I don't wanna live a lie, too many sleepless nights
Not mentioning the fights, I'm sorry to say lady"


Slicker Than Your Average ★★★★★★
Following My Intuition ★★★★★☆
Trust Me ★★★★★☆
The Story Goes… ★★★★★☆
Signed, Sealed, Delivered ★★★★☆☆
The Time Is Now ★★★☆☆☆
(First added to chart: 05/24/2018)
Year of Release:2000Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2000:150Rank Score:208
Rank in 2000s1,697Overall Rank:7,161
Average Rating:  68/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5. (=)

IllmaticUnited States Nas
CA: 0.93

If I have to pick an album that contains the all-time best lyrics (on any record), this is it.
Illmatic, I Am..., and Hip Hop Is Dead is three of the most important and inspiring albums of my life. I Am... has 16 cuts that stylistically has radio-friendly sound - but on the intelligent department - the best beats on any rap album before millennium, and Nas is creepily on-point with his paintings, and lyrical statements. Hip Hop Is Dead, one of the rawest albums wrapped in industry-experience, 00-grindy production, ice cold statements, and humble-yet-mature bravery. But the debut, has most of the time, been my pick (just like 95% of Nas' fans). I know, even The Lost Tapes was my fav at a time, but every month (if not every week), it switches up. But after watching interviews, reading multiple reviews, and replaying this multiple times, I'll agree with the rest of the world; it is his greatest one. It's quite funny that my two top-spots of debut albums, is both recorded when the artist was 19 years old. And quickly speaking of recording, the record sounds classical on vinyl.
Every new year, its reputation as a pinnacle of rap music grows. Fx for being the first time, a rapper went on to get majority producers, to create his album - which I don't care for, or like that much, but for this album is pretty great because of this:: all the beats are simple but effective, and are setting the tone for what Nas is telling on thing, perfectly. BUT, even the most characterizing ones with some of the most clever found samples (N.Y. State of Mind, has its bassline and sour piano, Represent results a strong intense vibe/taste/feeling, of an New York 7am in the middle of January (taking a note from theneedledrop, one of my fav detailing critics ever), Life's A Bitch with this sweet jazzy instrumental etc.), they are still standing in the shade of NaS' incredible stories/overall rapping skills.
Illmatic shows a rapper with a nonstop phenomenal flow and lyrical content to even surpass.
N.Y. State of Mind can be labeled as one of my all time favorite tracks. With NaS rapping about drugs, money, gun toting gangsters... And the repeated ‘sleeping’ line on the song feels thoughtfully philosophical. However, not a single song on this project is boiled down to a single line or anything like that (just like not a single song says weak), an impressive thing about Illmatic cohesively is Nas’ lyrics flows so logically, it’s almost as easy to follow as a conversation. Life’s A Bitch has the only guest rapper on the album, which gives an amazingly creative verse of a hard knock life, and chorus is just a life-changing sentence that stucks in my head. Especially since AZ yells it like it’s the last thing he ever says. The World Is Yours is mostly, about the futuristic takeover that’ll happen, which he proves with three top-groomed strophes. And he does it again on Halftime, just with a darker beat, including the record’s very best wordplay in my opinion. Memory Lane cools it down to a chill beat, but with brutal lyrics (‘Here’s my basis, my razor embraces, my faces’), that collectively gives a nostalgic tone, but the most heartful way possible. One Love is the ultimate song storytelling-wise. He raps about his hood, but ...through a letter to his buddies in prison. Creativity like that was sick for a 90s rapalbum, just like the catchy piano throughout the cut. Plus I have never heard NaS so aggressively hungry as on Represent (god, I love that track). All this work ties up the fact that all Nasty Nas ever needed was a microphone.

"Or h.d.m., hit with numbers from 8 to 10
A future in a maximum state pen is grim
So I comes back home, nobody's helping shorty doo-wop
Rollin two Phillies together in the Bridge we called 'em oowops
He said, "Nas, niggas could be bustin' off the roof
So I wear a bullet proof and pack a black tres-deuce"


I Am... ★★★★★★
Hip Hop Is Dead ★★★★★★
Lost Tapes ★★★★★☆
God's Son ★★★★★☆
Stillmatic ★★★★★☆
It Was Written ★★★★★☆
Untitled ★★★★☆☆
Street's Disciple ★★★★☆☆
Life Is Good ★★★★☆☆
Nastradamus ★★★☆☆☆
(First added to chart: 05/24/2018)
Year of Release:1994Appears in:950 charts
Rank in 1994:5Rank Score:27,746
Rank in 1990s18Overall Rank:84
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,132 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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6. (=)

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
CA: 1

← This album right here, is the reason why experimental music should grow. Even the heralded OK Computer has been nudged down one spot in Valhalla. Kid A makes rock and roll childish. Considerations on its merits as "rock" (i.e. its radio fodder potential, its guitar riffs, and its hooks) are pointless. Comparing this to other albums is like comparing an aquarium to blue construction paper. This is an emotional, psychological experience. Kid A sounds like a clouded brain trying to recall an alien abduction. It's the sound of a band, and its leader, losing faith in themselves, destroying themselves, and subsequently rebuilding a perfect entity. Just two examples; Everything in Its Right Place opens like Close Encounters spaceships communicating with pipe organs. As your ears decide whether the tones are coming or going, Thom Yorke's cuisinarted voice struggles for its tongue. "Everything," Yorke belts in uplifting sighs. The first-person mantra of "There are two colors in my head" is repeated until the line between Yorke's mind and the listener's mind is erased. The closing "Motion Picture Soundtrack" brings pump organ and harp flutter as Yorke condones with affection, "I think you're crazy." To further emphasize your feeling at that moment and the album's overall theme, Yorke bows out with "I will see you in the next life." If you're not already there with him... Kid A is REALLY an album, that drowns my word in indescribable impression, and enormous afterthoughts about life. The experience and emotions tied to listening to Kid A are like witnessing the stillborn birth of a child while simultaneously having the opportunity to see her play in the afterlife on Imax. It's an album of sparking paradox.
It's cacophonous yet tranquil, experimental yet familiar, foreign yet womb-like, spacious yet visceral, textured yet vaporous, awakening yet dreamlike, infinite yet 48 minutes. It will cleanse your brain of those little crustaceans of worries and inferior albums clinging inside the fold of your gray matter. The harrowing sounds hit from unseen angles and emanate with inhuman genesis. When the headphones peel off, and it occurs that six men (Nigel Godrich included) created this, it's clear that Radiohead is the greatest band ever. This is by far the most philosophical, adventurous record I have ever heard. Yes, breathing people made this record! And I cannot wait to dive back in and try to prove that wrong over and over. Radiohead has DEFINITELY one of my favorite discographies of all time, so ranking their albums is of the more difficults. Pablo Honey has a 90's rawness that I really like. The Bends has a mature conceptual, and absolutely catchier feel to their debut which I do prefer. I can title OK Computer as the greatest rock album of the 1990's, and rich, detailed production, with melancholic, lonely songwriting, and artful singing. Amnesiac is dreamlike
(it is a soundtrack to every dream I have, good or nightmare - and that's where it's lack of consistency is incredible). In Rainbows is characterized by independent tear-inducing songs and a great flow from track to track. A Moon Shaped Pool can be called "a call from my depressive dark world". So the album pick right here, can change in a moment, but what do
I know? Plus recently I got a book named "Radiohead And Philosophy" and that's when
I discovered how intelligent this band (and this album specifically) is.
PS: It has to be the last album that is playing to my ear canal, before my final. Simultaneously, it also feels like the first album to be played in the next life.

"This one's optimistic
This one went to market
This one just came out of the swamp
This one dropped a payload
Fodder for the animals
Living on an animal farm"


OK Computer ★★★★★★
A Moon Shaped Pool ★★★★★★
Amnesiac ★★★★★★
Hail To The Thief ★★★★★☆
The Bends ★★★★★☆
In Rainbows ★★★★★☆
OKNOTOK 1997 2017 ★★★★☆☆
Pablo Honey ★★★★☆☆
(First added to chart: 05/24/2018)
Year of Release:2000Appears in:2,604 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:118,446
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,451 votes)
Comments: 476 comments
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7. (=)

FutureSex/LoveSoundsUnited States Justin Timberlake
CA: 0.84

If you thought SexyBack was misunderstanding and enervating, the first couple of times you heard it, is it only, because the dynamitduo Timbaland and Timberlake has created sophisticated, experimental dance-music, which first shows its format, when the penny drops. And with red ears, and shaking booty you must fucking admit, it lasts. No doubt ‘bout that, when you listen to the rest of the disc. Timbaland teams with Justin and Nate (Danja) Hills behind almost all the hard pumping songs. One single track by Jawbreakers featuring will.i.am also pumps hard, and then there’s two souls (which the trio stands behind) and a single tear-weeper by rock producer Rick Rubin, last on the album. That is nine tracks with bang for the bucks of overall 12 classic songs. Preserved, Justin’s falsetto is not a Michael Jackson, and Timbaland is not the greatest rapper. The lyrics ain’t nothing else but
you-make-me-go-oh, and come-here-girl (besides one single exception, the social-realistic Losing My Way). But, but, but, the two playboys, and human beat box-equilibrists has found each other in their common sandpit of sound, and created a fantastic entertaining and tuneful sandcastle of melodiousness. We can well say, that Timbaland has surpassed himself, but it hasn’t surely been that hard with a Justin Timberlake right in the chest. No doubt that the 2 men speak same language, and have the synergy on top, when they reach both the pop- and R&B-music’s absolute ceiling, with their innovative disco-funk. The album is super-consistent and a joy to listen to from start to finish. Definitely still after 10 years. Hail the kings of cool.
Editin' in 2018: Still, and always will remain, a hugely significant album in my heart.

"When you cheated girl
My heart bleeded girl
So it goes without saying that you left me feeling hurt
Just a classic case - A scenario
Tale as old as time
Girl you got what you deserved"


Justified ★★★★★★
The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 ★★★★★★
The 20/20 Experience 1 of 2 ★★★★★☆
Man of The Woods ★★★☆☆☆
(First added to chart: 05/24/2018)
Year of Release:2006Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 2006:23Rank Score:1,725
Rank in 2000s251Overall Rank:1,315
Average Rating:  69/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8. (=)

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
CA: 1

The Beatles is of course the most essential and popular band in the world, and I believe that their last recorded album is their best. It's one of the few albums where every cut on it is a 10 for me, reminds me of summer, happiness and joys. This is life-changing artistry. The instrumentals, choruses, lyrics, songwriting, and vocals are at its peak. All of my favorite Beatles songs is on Abbey Road. Something has me getting goosebumps, right from the start, just by its ultimative, and chilling guitar riff. Golden Slumbers is one of Paul's greatest vocal performances in his career. I Want You is the challenge of putting a song together with less than 15 words, but stretch it to over 5 minutes, and nobody can do it like the Fab Four. Especially with the last three minutes, ... *drying off the sweat of forehead*... Octopus' Garden is by all shape and form, my favorite Ringo song, and in my opinion, this is the only song where the other three couldn't have characterized the song any better. The song Because is disliked by a group of fans, but it is for me, an experimental, essential cute little song & I've been pretty annoyed, that they didn't make more songs like this. And the rest of the medley is indescribable - except that I cannot name any band who dares to make such a wholehearted pop/rock tune on the current mainstream scene. Every single minor detail and layer of musical composition, every single 6 seconds was/is trend-setting,innovative,
groundbreaking,bold, and it is to feel. An iconic piece that I can easily understand how 95% of bands would have given their right arm for making - and I really don’t need to say anything else. In this case, didn’t need to write anything at all. Almost anything that could be stated about Abbey Road is already said, and u probably already own the album, and love it too. And if you don’t own the record, neither heard or heard about it, then thank god for stepping outta your rock now lol ;) Where would we be without The Beatles?!??

"We would shout and swim about
The coral that lies beneath the waves
Oh what joy for every girl and boy
Knowing they’re happy and they’re safe"


Rubber Soul ★★★★★★ - if it means the US Mono
Revolver ★★★★★★
Let It Be ★★★★★★ - I highly prefer Let It Be...Naked
The White Album ★★★★★★
Magical Mystery Tour ★★★★★☆
A Hard Day's Night ★★★★★☆
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ★★★★★☆
Beatles 4 Sale ★★★★★☆
With The Beatles ★★★★★☆
Please Please Me ★★★★☆☆
Yellow Submarine ★★★★☆☆
Help! ★★★☆☆☆

R.I.P. John Lennon and George Harrison
(First added to chart: 05/24/2018)
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2,883 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:146,417
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,547 votes)
Comments: 373 comments
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9. (=)

VoodooUnited States D'Angelo
CA: 0.95 (try to stare at D’Angelo, few meters away from your vinyl copy, for 2-3 min, and see how hard it is to flee his appearance off your retina).

D'Angelo is a genius. I consider him a genius beyond words. At the same time, I say to myself, 'How can I scream someone's genius if they hardly have any work to show for it?' Then again, the last work he did was so powerful that it has lasted more than a decade. Anyways, when I first saw this cover as a little kid, I thought this was a rap album, I 'kid' you not (both looking at the script choice for 'Voodoo' but D'Angelo actually looks like an MC). But I never got to hear it, or put in the player. Then in 2013 I saw that album has gotten a perfect score by Pitchfork, and I normally cannot stand them, but when they give a record a 10, then it normally is brilliance. And boy, were they right!! This is easily one of the greatest, most artistic, multi-layered, timeless, sexy, relaxing, yet darkest and mysterious records ever conceived by man.
Its element of sampling is crucial and varied as well, whether through sly cut-ups, or well-chosen covers. Voodoo was literally born from classic funk and soul albums, and is, oh so surprisingly, scaling it all.
Now not all music needs to be built to last, but Voodoo was designed and willed and technically optimized to be a testament for the ages; it captures empty space and heartbreak as well as it does rim shots and joy. When a no-bonus-tracks vinyl reissue causes palpable excitement 12 years later, it's a rare accomplishment.
Stylistically, artistically and musically, the album has everything, an album needs. A perfectly imperfect production, with an incredibly qualified demo-feel. Cohesive, memorable, catchy riffs & hooks. Next to no features, with an exception of Left & Right (but that song is superb nonetheless). Variation, yet still consistent in sound. A soulful singer, with shine on the outside (delivery, charm), introspectively (emotions), and in the voice, which by any means, is the pinnacle of Voodoo. And last but definitely not least, loads of mysterious yet colorful lyrics, themes etc; The valley of near suicide in The Line, the cool coffee shop soul high of Send It On and funk jam Chicken Grease. Second half, from One Mo' Gin through Africa, goes from the depths of despondency, to regret, to carnal ecstasy, to something more spiritual and everlasting. These songs get to the bottom of nothing less than the core of human interaction; what happens when people collide and come together and break apart. And it's all done with the omnipotent knowing of a saint; Nothing is overstated. There are even loads of ghosts hidden within this record. They're still being drawn out. The concept of it itself, as portrayed via the record's voodoo-ceremony photos, is also multi-layered - same with details. The album's gentle avoidance of common song structures adds spontaneity...I mean even after countless listens, I'm still being surprised; e.g. the barely-heard words spoken in intros and outros give things continuity and a voyeuristic quality, like you're hearing it all through a city wall. Screw Prince with his Dirty Minds and Signs of Times, I personally got D'Angelo's Voodoo...and his debut-innovation for neo-soul, the tasteful Brown Sugar.
This is a perfect album to listen to; on a train, when I study, when I'm writing stanzas/poems, to a chilling rave at home, etc. And that's normally highlights to a life of mine.

"Africa is my descent
and here I'm far from home
I dwell within a land that's meant
meant for many men not my tone"


Brown Sugar ★★★★★★
Black Messiah ★★★★★☆
(First added to chart: 05/24/2018)
Year of Release:2000Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:3,554
Rank in 2000s135Overall Rank:696
Average Rating:  79/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10. (=)

The Big Seven Collection
United States K-Rino
Universal Curriculum: 0.73
Conception of Concept: 0.82
Enter The Iron Trap: 0.51
Wizard’s Ransom: 0.95
American Heroes: 0.74
Welcome To Life: 0.53
Intervention: 0.88

It’s impossible to pick one favorite album by K-Rino, one of the most underrated artists in the history of all art, who’s discography’s 20+ albums, all great, some even classic ones. Quickly mentioning many records, back in late Dec ’16, K made history of most albums dropped in one day, with 7. Then I thought, y-not put all 7 albums as my pick, and the only pick on my chart, where one spot is >1 CD - cuz these albums work collectively. I advice to check out the two links I posted right b4 quote, but now if I have to sum up/reduce my feelings for these CD’s. These seven, can go toe to toe with any discographies of your favorite rappers, point blank period.
I would compare Universal Curriculum to the likes of a underground hiphop’s equivalent to Highway 61 Revisited, in terms of stylistic flow and memorable songs throughout. Conception of Concept was my first favorite of those, and I still cannot find a single flaw in it. If the 7 CD’s were personalities, then this would be the scientific one - it illustrates how concepts, ideas, etc. are born. The third one, Enter The Iron Trap, is simply a great hiphop record. It’s hard to break down K’s styles because he has so many, but if I were to break them down into 3, you would get the extreme lyrical, the dope creative story telling, and then the educational and this album, just like all his previous work embodies all three.
When we’re talking variety, from the dedicated song Keepin’ Your Name Alive (RIP Wickett Cricket), to a necessary critic of the subjective question; who’s the best ever?, to clever tracks like the title track, to conspiracial enlightenings like Worth More Dead. 4th album, Wizard’s Ransom, is the most emotionally deep and emotionally intelligent album of probably K-Rino’s entire discog (Antonio this might be your pick, homie :D). American Heroes may be, in my opinion, the BEST political album ever written. Welcome To Life is currently (at the time of writing) the more inspirational record for me. It’s just so realistic, and conversational (with no lyrical twists at all, just life!). & The last one, Intervention, is unquestionably, a perfect ending to an album-sequel. An intro with phone calls of excitement for history, some of the best story-tellings in rap (saved for last), a firing squad to make sure, his entire crew is with him, making (again) history, and a thank-you-outro.
For more info, excitement, and purpose to check the records out (please do, please please I beg you. You will NOT regret it, trust me on this one), here:)
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3WOi2OLabQ
Listening party/Q&A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eMPP2YsHkc&t=

"These days the average family is so unbalanced
Not many men are willing to take on that challenge
Lot of women got children but their real dad failed them
And they afraid that they gonna scare a man off when they tell him
But a good man will separate the real and the fake
And whatever responsibility he’s willing to take
Pick them up from school, take them out when she need a break
Cook the food and hold the house down if she running late”

"They say practice makes perfection
Well that I question ‘cause you’ll never reach it matters how many sessions you invest in
Every minor success is a blessing
Every failure is a lesson
The shoes of greatness are stepped in by the best men”

"Any artist with a free mind who fought for their work
Was strategically plotted on and eventually murked
When you control your art, they attack and assault
Who gunna end up with the music Prince had in his vault?
The music outlives the artist, and the truth is the truth
After they kill'em, then the record sales shoot through the roof
Digital, physical sell'in fast, with foot on the gas
Eternal cash and dead artist, K put'em on blast”

"A picture captures a moment, the song speaks to the soul
A prayer strengthens the spirit, the world seeks to control
The mind triggers an action, your life's part of the whole
The eyes can tell a story the mouth has never told”

"What's happening in the minds of these dudes
I be wonder where the hell they be findin' these fools
And these dumb chicks too, I ain't with that yet
You gotta drop it like it's hot just to get that check
See the news networks slick way to be racist
Is to get dumb black folks to make those statements
They don't even recognize how they mind done flip
Cosignin' like you tryin' to help 'em buy 'em a whip”

"Partners be telling lies, acting like they known to support
When it get real, they be on side him like a phone up in court
I’m tryna grow to where my dreams are too strong to abort
In the hood, blasting out somebody’s dome is a sport
Facing the everyday pressure of life’s stressful demands
But the stronger the mind is, the more successful your plans
Even to run a special blessings is a test for a man
Your money count is only based on where the decimal lands”

"My phone rung, man, it's her, I ain't believing that
I'm saying "hello, hello" but ain't nobody speaking back
Heard a little mumbling, hold up what was that sound?
Real deep voice talking smooth in the background
Then I heard her breathing all passionate
Now I realized that she called me by accident
Hung it up quick before they went all in
Now I know what it's like to be my girlfriend's boyfriend”


The Maven ★★★★★★
Deprogrammed ★★★★★★
Alien Baby ★★★★★★
Annihilation of The Evil Machine ★★★★★☆
theRAPeutic ★★★★★☆
K-Rino ★★★★★☆
Solitary Confinement ★★★★★☆
Deeper Elevation ★★★★★☆
The Day of The Storm ★★★★★☆
Stories From The Black Book ★★★★★☆
Speed of Thought ★★★★☆☆
Book Number 7 ★★★★☆☆
Makin' Enemies ★★★★☆☆
The Hit List ★★★★☆☆
Timetraveler ★★★★☆☆
80 Minute Eternity ★★★★☆☆
Plantation Rebellion ★★★★☆☆
Worst Rapper Alive ★★★★☆☆
(First added to chart: 08/31/2018)
Year of Release:2016Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 2016:228Rank Score:91
Rank in 2010s2,547Overall Rank:14,061
Average Rating: Not enough data
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %

1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 2 2%
1970s 6 6%
1980s 3 3%
1990s 33 33%
2000s 34 34%
2010s 22 22%
Artist Albums %

Kid Cudi 1 1%
D'Angelo 1 1%
DJ Quik 1 1%
New Edition 1 1%
R. Kelly 1 1%
U2 1 1%
Tyler, The Creator 1 1%
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Country Albums %

United States 71 71%
United Kingdom 16 16%
Australia 3 3%
New Zealand 2 2%
France 2 2%
Ireland 2 2%
Switzerland 1 1%
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Biggest climbers
climbers Up 10 from 83rd to 73rd
Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager
by Kid Cudi
climbers Up 10 from 82nd to 72nd
by Lorde
climbers Up 10 from 81st to 71st
Red House Painters (Rollercoaster)
by Red House Painters
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 15 from 80th to 95th
by Chingy
fallers Down 13 from 73rd to 86th
What's Going On
by Marvin Gaye
fallers Down 13 from 75th to 88th
Shotgun Willie
by Willie Nelson

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From BigJuice 5 hours ago
I'm glad you like Elliott too. I won't rate your chart cause I'm a bit too unfamiliar. I don't like most modern rap music, but I agree that Joey Bada$$ and Denzel Curry are pretty cool. If you're ever feeling depressed, I recommend checking out Peter Hammill.
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From 22erik22 11/11/2018 21:07
Amazing chart! Keep up the good work!
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From baystateoftheart 11/10/2018 18:22
Love to see D'Angelo in the top 10 and Ghostface in the top 30! Too many artists I don't like for me to rate it right now, but I will be watching to see how this develops.
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From PaperVinnie 11/03/2018 13:46
I’ve only listened to about 10 albums on this list, I’ll have to check out some more...

Great descriptions, too! A chart is nothing without context.
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From phantom1305 10/19/2018 15:55
Wow, yeah our charts are different, but I like the differences. :)
Demon Days will forever be a huge favorite of mine. I had it at number 3 for some time, might still move it back, but I'm trying something a little different for now.
I love your descriptions.
History by Michael Jackson for number 1... Honestly, I can't say I disagree. I know it's not entirely a compilation album, but I have trouble deciding how to rate compilation albums (Like it's the best, so isn't it all technically "perfect"? I'm not sure.), but I decided to rate it just on what it did new. But if we're talking everything together, then yes! It's deserving of the number 1 spot. To be honest, I'm surprised not more artists have tried something like this. I'd love to see some bands that have been around for ages make an album that is half old and half new. :)
Eminem the Marshall Mathers LP is also another favorite of mine.
Admittedly, I never gave Justin Timberlake much of a chance because I was never sure where to start with him so I might give that album a try sometime too. :)
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From splashfoop 10/15/2018 03:08
Your taste is completely opposite to mine, but I really appreciate the effort you put into creating this list.
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From Clarence42069 10/13/2018 13:01
Dude ive been watching this guy. Don't worry he is just a troll hahah but he should stop. Don't listen to him. Awesome chart
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From raadfactoryxny 10/13/2018 10:09
@jeffrey-hodgson never in my life have I read a comment on my chart that helped so much with my process. Dude, I don't think it's a good idea to judge someone's taste, especially without reading a word on their respective descriptions. Would like some more in-depth reviews on yours though. But thanks for your great comment, it really helped me give me a vision of music that's "really very good" XD
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From travelful 10/09/2018 15:00
Very interesting pop & rap choices. I don't know any hip-hop heads would put a Hopsin or Xxxtentacion record in their top albums all time.
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