Top 97 Greatest Music Albums by nocturnaldelight (2019)

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This chart is fun in progress. Currently It's dominated by 80's albums but I try to add more stuff from other decades in the future.

The first music I remember were tapes with songs from ABBA, Elton John and Jean-Michel Jarre from the late 70s. I wasn't exposed to rock or punk so the wave era of the 80s appeared to me as the logical evolution of music.

My first records were vinyl singles from David Bowie and the Eurythmics in the early 80s and I bought a lot of records until the beginning of the 90s. Then I focused more on electronic dance music (Techno, Trance & Progressive) for more than 20 years. Now I find more time to rediscover my old albums and fill the gaps. It's an interesting musical journey and BEA is a very cool place to organize your music collection.

The ranking is based on track by track ratings for every album. I calculate the album ratings with the following formula:

sum of single ratings of every track / number of tracks

Every rating above 50% means I like the song/album more or less
Every rating 80% and beyond means I really enjoy that song/album
Every rating below 50% means I don't like the song/album more or less
Every rating 20% and less means I really can't stand that song/album

short prelude or interlude tracks are excluded from album ratings

  • Chart updated: 09/14/2019 11:45
  • (Created: 09/03/2018 10:16).
  • Chart size: 97 albums.

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Top 97 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %

1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 4 4%
1980s 61 63%
1990s 17 18%
2000s 6 6%
2010s 9 9%
Artist Albums %

Roachford 4 4%
Pink Floyd 4 4%
Kate Bush 3 3%
Icehouse 3 3%
a-ha 3 3%
John Cougar Mellencamp 3 3%
Tina Turner 3 3%
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Country Albums %

United Kingdom 56 58%
United States 22 23%
Australia 6 6%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Canada 3 3%
Norway 3 3%
Ireland 2 2%
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Top 97 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest fallers
fallers Down 7 from 70th to 77th
The Colour Of Spring
by Talk Talk
fallers Down 7 from 71st to 78th
On The Beach
by Chris Rea
fallers Down 7 from 72nd to 79th
Primitive Man
by Icehouse

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Top 97 Greatest Music Albums ratings

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84/100 (from 12 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

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09/14/2019 09:45 ForegroundNoise  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 440 ratings87/100
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09/11/2019 10:25 Timooosterink  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 59 ratings87/100
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From ForegroundNoise 09/14/2019 09:46
Sure, by your own admission a bit 80s heavy, but still a really cool mix of alternative rock and pop from that period. Good stuff
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From LedZep 10/28/2018 22:12
Interesting choices but looks incomplete. I'll have to rate again after you finish the chart. A nice start that's for sure
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From bobbyb5 09/25/2018 10:39
Lots of long-forgotten but very good albums by 80s acts like Icehouse, Robert Cray, Enya, Billy Idol, Toni Childs, Simple Minds, The The. Very very cool.
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From DeusExMackia 09/05/2018 19:34
Really, properly off the beaten track compared to a lot of charts here. Two Kate Bush albums in the top 10 is a big thumbs up for me!
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