Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by stevengnz

This chart is based on actual number of listens over my life time and does not necessarily reflect my top 100 albums at the moment - my tastes have changed over the years.

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In Absentia is the first Porcupine Tree album I ever heard. What appealed to me was that a blend of a contemporary sound with obvious nods to progressive rock. It was a slow burn. It wasn't until I listened to Deadwing two years later, that I really got into this album. [First added to this chart: 04/03/2012]
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2002
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This album got some serious rotation in '98. It is by far Tommy Shaw's best solo effort, IMO. It just brims with confidence, which is missing from his other release. Wonderful production and song-writing. [First added to this chart: 04/03/2012]
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1998
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121
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Brilliant album. So much more than Radar Love. I prefer the international version, which includes a re-recorded version of Big Tree Blue Sea replacing Just Like Vince Taylor and Suzy Lunacy. It goes well with the other four lengthy tracks providing the perfect aural experience. [First added to this chart: 04/03/2012]
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1973
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466
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This is the album that got me interested in pop music. After the stores in Greenland were all sold out, Santa Claus went all the way to Spitzbergen to deliver this album to me on Christmas Day :-) [First added to this chart: 04/03/2012]
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1975
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742
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This is the album that ultimately got me into Porcupine Tree and everything Steven Wilson touches. [First added to this chart: 04/05/2012]
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2005
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2,690
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A well-crafted and mature sounding album, demonstrating that Jon Bon Jovi is not just a singer in a hair metal band. [First added to this chart: 04/03/2012]
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1997
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202
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Optimal mix of progressive rock with lush pop tunes. [First added to this chart: 04/03/2012]
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1999
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1,006
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Concept album with an interesting storyline, well crafted lyrics, superb production and a strong list of vocalists. [First added to this chart: 04/03/2012]
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1995
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122
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Steven Wilson at his creative best, IMO. [First added to this chart: 04/03/2012]
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2011
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476
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Another brilliant concept album. The storyline is still relevant. Carefully crafted lyrics matched with great melodies and instrumentation. [First added to this chart: 04/14/2012]
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1998
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141
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 4 4%
1970s 29 29%
1980s 18 18%
1990s 27 27%
2000s 20 20%
2010s 2 2%
2020s 0 0%
Artist Albums %


Porcupine Tree 10 10%
Golden Earring 6 6%
Ayreon 5 5%
Styx 4 4%
ABBA 4 4%
Foreigner 3 3%
Steven Wilson 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 38 38%
United States 35 35%
Netherlands 11 11%
Sweden 6 6%
Mixed Nationality 4 4%
Denmark 3 3%
France 1 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 95 95%
Yes 5 5%

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
Climber Up 11 from 58th to 47th
Mirage
by Camel
Biggest fallers
Faller Down 2 from 56th to 58th
10,000 Hz Legend
by Air
Faller Down 1 from 47th to 48th
Hallucination
by Shaw Blades
Faller Down 1 from 48th to 49th
Signify
by Porcupine Tree

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81/100 (from 39 votes)
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From 09/30/2023 23:25
I love this chart!. Love not seenig the usual suspects at the top, and yes Porcupine Tree is awesome!.
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From 09/30/2023 16:05
A great diversity here you like what you like .... I appreciate your comments that really does add some personality to a list
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From 09/30/2023 09:34
An interesting & unique chart indeed. A bit sad that you have no Aussie or NZ artists/albums in your top 100 - but I appreciate your choices.
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From 09/19/2021 09:39
Nice chart. I do love a bit of Porcupine Tree
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From 10/18/2018 18:32
I'm clearly not as into progressive as you are, but I do quite love Porcupine Tree and its especially rare to see them so high on this site. Nice chart!
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From 01/13/2018 12:11
100% just for Golden Earring On the double
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From 01/13/2018 10:59
Heads up for a brave chart with lots of Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson in the top places, other less known prog albums like Damnation or Misplaced childhood around and a few albums in the top 10 I don't know. Maybe you could add some comments to make the chart easier to appreciate.
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From 01/09/2018 16:32
Interesting chart with great honesty. As a fellow Steven Wilson fan I appreciate the inclusions of PT, Blackfield and No-Man in the list, but puzzled that Raven and H.C.E did not make the cut. I like the Abba/Styx inclusions as counterpoint. Nothing wrong with that.
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From 10/12/2017 01:57
go listen to Hand cannot erase some more and then put it in the top 10 :)
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From 06/17/2017 15:18
This is strangely likeable. I used to be a great Bon Jovi fan (teenage years heh), but Destination Anywhere was never a good album to me. Nice to see some love for it though! I love Porcupine Tree btw. Add descriptions, it's much more cool that way
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