Top 49 Greatest Music Albums by hailey (2020)

In the summer of 2018, I had a friend of mine introduce me to the best music I have ever listened to. Before I started talking to my friend I was listening to today's alternative music, which, isn't near as great as any of the things I have listed on this chart. The first album he had me listen to was Illinois by Sufjan Stevens. It was very different, but I loved it. I then asked him for some more music suggestions and he gave me a list that was almost 100 albums long with all sorts of artists. I am still working on listening to them, but my experience so far has been so great with this music.

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Favorite: surf wax America

this album was one of the first GOOD albums I got attached to. I remember listening to say it ain't so a million times because I couldn't get over how good it is. I feel like this album has a song for each kind of day. Surf Wax America for the good summertimes, The World Has Turned and Left Me Here for the I don't car moments, and say it ain't so because of your alcoholic abusive father......wait what? Anyways really good and catchy and I love the fact that this album cover is just a big ole meme.
[First added to this chart: 11/28/2018]
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1994
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Favorite: Sleep

it's sad, it's emo, it's just my favorite. This album for me has every emotion that I can think of, sadness, anger, loss, and recklessness. The story is about "the patient"'s death which is quite the reality check to everyone because its a reminder that life isn't very happy sometimes.
[First added to this chart: 11/28/2018]
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2006
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Favorite: PUPPET

Ok, this is so great. He explains his journey throughout his relationship with someone. Its a rollercoaster of emotion. In a lot of ways, I can relate to it. Every single track has something for me. Also, this album has made me cry on a number of occasions.
[First added to this chart: 09/02/2019]
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2019
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Favorite: UGH! and Love Me

woah. it just hit me that this is by far one of my favorites of all time. I previously thought this was just an alright album, but dang, it's so much more than that. perfection.
[First added to this chart: 10/22/2019]
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2016
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Favorite: oh comely

when I first came upon this one, I got a little skeptical of the cover art. much confusion. but this album is so fun to listen to.
[First added to this chart: 12/10/2018]
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1998
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Favorite: Wanted U

Woah. It's absolutely crazy that this guy was filthy frank. Turns out, he has a lot of feelings that he can put into music beautifully. I cannot tell you how many times I have cried to this record. Every single track is so beautiful in its own way. I really love the guitar solo in WANTED U. It took me a fat minute, but I finally learned the whole song and it's super exciting that I can actually play it.
[First added to this chart: 04/10/2019]
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2018
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Favorite: Breed

this one never failed to put a smile on my face. I love listening to this when I'm excited because of the very energetic music but it also has a lot of sad, darker ones, which I appreciate as well.
[First added to this chart: 11/28/2018]
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1991
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Favorite: The Man Who Sold The World

While a lot of live performance albums are a lot of chaos with fans screaming, this one is the opposite. Its very chill, acoustic. and beautiful
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1994
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Favorite: Have a Cigar and Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here was the first song (besides the stupid ones on a guitar learning app that I used in the beginning) that I learned in the guitar, and for that, this song holds a special place in my heart......and this guy that works at the maverick in the town that I live in compliments my Pink Floyd shirts which I really appreciate so I thought id add that here if someone were to actually give a frick.
[First added to this chart: 11/28/2018]
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1975
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Favorite: Pink Triangle

It was really a surprise to me that once this first came out, people weren't very big fans of it. Anyways, I love it because I love Weezer and the fact that I can get a really happy album like blue and a sad one like this one is really the best thing. Also, Rivers if you're reading this can we be besties????
[First added to this chart: 11/28/2018]
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1996
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Top 49 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 1 2%
1970s 6 12%
1980s 1 2%
1990s 10 20%
2000s 9 18%
2010s 22 45%
Artist Albums %


Weezer 5 10%
My Chemical Romance 4 8%
Pink Floyd 3 6%
The 1975 3 6%
Nirvana 3 6%
Green Day 2 4%
Led Zeppelin 2 4%
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Country Albums %


United States 32 65%
United Kingdom 15 31%
Canada 1 2%
Mixed Nationality 1 2%

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The variety in this chart is truly staggering.
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From 07/03/2019 12:13
Good start and welcome to the journey. Keep going and finding new stuff - old classics, weird and new. I won't give any suggestions since you've got someone guiding you there for now. Your Pink Floyd and Bon Iver are amongst my fav's and isn't Neutral Milk Hotel just an amazing and emotional album.

Enjoy the journey and remember to add comments to your picks - why you like them and what they are - helps others decide if they want to give it a listen.
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Best chart on the website homie
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Lovely top ten <3
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