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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by bonnequestion (2019)

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A few things to know about my charts:

1. My choices are based on my personal taste first. I'm not trying to make an objective list of the best albums of all-time, but rather a list of the best albums I've ever heard.

2. If I rate an album and/or add it to my charts, it means I've listened to it more than once. I don't rate an album based on only one listen on Spotify. I own my albums and I listen to them many times before judging them.

3. For me, an album isn't just a collection of songs. It isn't just the sum of its individual tracks. There's something more than that in an album, there's the flow, the concept, the cohesiveness, the general feel, the magic. My best-rated albums have that, they are not simply the albums in which I like the most individual tracks.

4. There are no live albums and no best-of/compilation in my charts, just studio albums.

5. This list will always change, and that's very important. If it didn't, it would mean that I'm not discovering anything new, and that would be the worst thing that could happen. Not only will there always be new music coming out, but I will always be moved by different music. And I intend to keep it that way. I don't want to be one of those guys that has his musical taste fixed forever.

That's it for now, I hope you enjoy this chart!

Chart updated: 08/04/2019 18:45 (Created: 07/24/2018 16:32). Chart size: 100 albums.

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RankAlbumArtist
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Odd SoulUnited States Mutemath
Mutemath is my favorite band right now and "Odd Soul" represents the epitome of what this band is. A succession of amazing songs, a level of energy almost unmatched, a drummer out of this world and a very creative and amazing production. On top of that, you can add a very talented bassist and a singer-songwriter in Paul Meany that has a once-in-a-generation talent. Then you get "Odd Soul", my favorite and most influential album of all-time.

10/10
(First added to chart: 07/25/2018)
Year of Release:2011Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2011:117Rank Score:382
Rank in 2010s679Overall Rank:4,593
Average Rating:  76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2. (=)

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
This album screams perfection. From the artwork to the lyrics and of course the brilliant production, it is just flawless.

I love every Radiohead album, but "In Rainbows" is just from another world. The songs are all great and they flow together so easily, I'm always in pure awe when I listen to this album.

10/10
(First added to chart: 07/25/2018)
Year of Release:2007Appears in:2,378 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:104,793
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,166 votes)
Comments: 345 comments
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Three FriendsUnited Kingdom Gentle Giant
I might be the only one to think that, but for me, "Three Friends" is Gentle Giant's masterpiece. This is their best album conceptually, lyrically and musically. Some of their albums may have bigger hits (Octopus, Free Hand) but this album has the perfect pacing, great themes and is very well-crafted. It is also the only album featuring Malcolm Mortimore on drums, and I really enjoy his playing.

Each song is great in its own way and complements the others. The concept is simple, yet very effective. Three school friends grow up to become three very different people. This is quite basic, but combine this idea with the genius of the Schulmans and Kerry Minnear, and you get this wonderful album, full of amazing moments and great musicianship. Gentle Giant might be my favorite band ever, and this is my favorite album from them.

10/10
(First added to chart: 07/25/2018)
Year of Release:1972Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1972:52Rank Score:742
Rank in 1970s529Overall Rank:2,760
Average Rating:  78/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4. (=)

Falling Bough Wisdom TeethUnited States Kiev
I know this a very obscure album to be no.4 on my all-time list, but I can't help it, it's just too good. I really hope they make another record soon, because right now, Kiev only has one album and it's the freaking bomb! Great music, great production, awesome piece of art.

10/10
(First added to chart: 07/25/2018)
Year of Release:2013Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 2013:178Rank Score:186
Rank in 2010s1,387Overall Rank:8,112
Average Rating:  77/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
What can I say about "Pet Sounds"? This album is just so ridiculously out-of-this-world. Especially considering where music was at in 1966, it is very hard to believe that a guy could create this music almost single handedly. Composition and production-wise, this album is a complete masterpiece and showcases the genius of Brian Wilson like never before, or after.

I think the Beatles were a better band than the Beach Boys, but for me, "Pet Sounds" is better than any Beatle album. There is absolutely no flaws in it and, in my perception, it is the very first album that really felt like an album. "Rubber Soul" was close, then "Pet Sounds" was it. And the rest is history.

10/10
(First added to chart: 08/15/2018)
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,315 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:102,417
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,678 votes)
Comments: 284 comments
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Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV is the ultimate Led Zeppelin album in my mind. It is just massive. I can't imagine how it would have felt to hear this back in 1971. I mean, each song is better than the last. And just when you thought it couldn't get any better, here comes "When The Levee Breaks" and you realize that these guys were really at their peak at this moment. Amazing album.

10/10
(First added to chart: 08/27/2018)
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,559 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:107,241
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,334 votes)
Comments: 257 comments
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7. (=)

The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
I was seeing this album on top of so many charts and I was like "Come on guys, can't you be a little bit original?"...

And then, I listened to it. And I understood. And now it's in my chart, near the top. Sometimes an album is just universally good, I think this one is.

I don't like everything Pink Floyd did, but I sure like The Dark Side Of The Moon!

10/10
(First added to chart: 11/07/2018)
Year of Release:1973Appears in:3,448 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:178,379
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,372 votes)
Comments: 491 comments
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8. (=)

MutemathUnited States Mutemath
Mutemath's debut is as solid as a debut can get. They came out of the gates with so much energy. I mean "Typical", seriously, what a freaking song!! A great album with a great artwork that completely changed the way I see music.

10/10
(First added to chart: 07/25/2018)
Year of Release:2006Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2006:98Rank Score:449
Rank in 2000s909Overall Rank:4,056
Average Rating:  77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9. (=)

Happiness Is Not A Fish That You Can CatchCanada Our Lady Peace
I don't know why, but I've always loved that album more than I should have. I can't put my finger on what it is that makes it my favorite Our Lady Peace album and one of the few albums I have rated 10/10. But there is definitely something good going on in this album. It's full of awesome songs like "Blister", "Potato Girl", "Happiness & The Fish" and the list goes on. But more than that, it works really well as an album. At least, for me.

10/10
(First added to chart: 07/25/2018)
Year of Release:1999Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1999:151Rank Score:174
Rank in 1990s1,666Overall Rank:8,496
Average Rating:  74/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10. (=)

Narrow StairsUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Another album that came at the right time for me and changed my perception of music. DCFC takes a very minimalist approach and it works just so well. Great album from start to finish.

9,8/10
(First added to chart: 07/25/2018)
Year of Release:2008Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 2008:23Rank Score:1,482
Rank in 2000s312Overall Rank:1,579
Average Rating:  74/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 12 12%
1970s 26 26%
1980s 3 3%
1990s 14 14%
2000s 23 23%
2010s 22 22%
Artist Albums %


Sloan 7 7%
Gentle Giant 6 6%
Spoon 5 5%
Red Hot Chili Peppers 5 5%
The Beatles 4 4%
Neil Cowley Trio 4 4%
Our Lady Peace 4 4%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 39 39%
United States 35 35%
Canada 22 22%
Ireland 2 2%
South Africa 1 1%
Israel 1 1%

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86/100 (from 6 votes)
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I never heard of any of those ones you named except Neil Young. There's other Canadian bands I loved when I was young like Triumph, The Pursuit of Happiness, Rough Trade, Loverboy, Jane siberry, the Kings. And I like Steppenwolf who are kind of Canadian. And I'm still a fan of Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell. I even like Buffy sainte-marie.
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Hahaha I love OLP, Sloan and The Guess Who. Maybe I know them because I'm Canadian, but that's not why I love them. As for Rush and BTO, they are two bands I respect, but I've never been a big fan of their music. If you want to talk about canadian bands, I much prefer Mother Mother, The Stills, The Barr Brothers, Patrick Watson, Hey Rosetta, Neil Young, Half-Moon Run and most of all, the holy trinity of Sloan, OLP and The Guess Who. I've never been a fan of Arcade Fire either.
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As soon as I saw how many Sloan and OLP and Guess Who albums you had, I knew you must be Canadian. HEH HEH. I have a lot of their albums in my charts too. I'm a little surprised there's no BTO or Rush though. Lol.
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