Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by emptysquares (2022)

After around 50 years of listening, these are some of my favourites so far (I kept it to a max of 4 albums per artist - man that was hard!)

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Roger Waters paints a dark dystopian landscape of life in 1970's Britain where a ruthless "dog eat dog" culture exists in order to control and subdue the general populous ruled by a greedy & corrupt political elite.
Aaah....those were the days.
But we can make Britain great again.....let's take back control!!
Baaaa…..Baaaa...
[First added to this chart: 06/29/2018]
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1977
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29,349
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Greg Lake's voice heralds an entire era of edgy symphonic prog rock that would go on to bore girllfriends and annoy rock "journalists" for many years to come. [First added to this chart: 06/29/2018]
Year of Release:
1969
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36,299
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Mr.Jones gives a lesson in the art of song-writing accompanied by Mr.Wakeman on his Joanna and also Mr.Ronson performing with his martian arachnid associates. [First added to this chart: 06/29/2018]
Year of Release:
1971
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25,454
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The one where that nice Mr. McCartney invites us all to "do it in the road", young Georgie plays with his little piggies whilst that nasty Mr. Lennon sings about his filthy "warm gun".

Don't you just love the sixties???


Number nine...….number nine...…number nine...…
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1968
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50,020
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Polly trades in her trusty Telecaster for an auto-harp and sings some jolly ditties about horrors of war seen from a female perspective. [First added to this chart: 06/29/2018]
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2011
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6,295
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Not. For. Shandy. Drinkers. [First added to this chart: 06/29/2018]
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1985
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14,448
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Created in a pre-digital world, this somehow manages to be both funky and creepy at the same time. [First added to this chart: 06/29/2018]
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1981
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2,846
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Roger Waters writes about some fundamental topics that people thought and worried about in the 1970's including religion, class, ageing, wealth, sanity and death.
A modern updating of the concept for the 21st century is set to also include additional songs about the challenges of taking a good selfie, lack of 5G coverage and videos of cute animals doing the sweetest things.
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1973
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84,521
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The troubled ex-Beatle shares unedited intimate thoughts and feelings for our entertainment and amusement. [First added to this chart: 06/29/2018]
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1970
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11,732
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You too are a pig in a cage on anti-biotics [First added to this chart: 06/29/2018]
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1997
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91,162
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Total albums: 100. Page 1 of 10

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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 3 3%
1960s 15 15%
1970s 29 29%
1980s 15 15%
1990s 12 12%
2000s 16 16%
2010s 9 9%
2020s 1 1%
Artist Albums %


Pink Floyd 4 4%
David Bowie 4 4%
The Beatles 4 4%
Radiohead 3 3%
Steven Wilson 3 3%
Kate Bush 3 3%
King Crimson 3 3%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 65 65%
United States 22 22%
Germany 4 4%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Canada 2 2%
Iceland 2 2%
Jamaica 1 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%
Live? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

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From 07/14/2020 15:29
Didn't mean to piss you off, dude. You've got a good chart and the funniest commentary I've seen around here.
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From 11/14/2019 20:15
Nice chart, the comments I enjoyed the most were the ones I didn't understand.
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From 07/05/2018 07:34
Great comments that made me laugh quite a few times. Some great selections too!!
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From 07/04/2018 20:19
Lol gotta love these top 5s. Haven't watched the Classic Who, but absolutely love the 10 series. Smith - Tennant - Capaldi - Ecclestone (only 1 season that's why last, Hurt is great but only 1 episode, and the rest are brilliant and tend to change places). Also Maradona - Messi - Pele - others. "Franco" meaning Zola, Baresi or Guillermo Franco? The chart itself is great, Animals and Crimson's debut are both in my top 10, and the whole thing is a very interesting read.
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