Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by LordMark

Alternative rock is my favourite genre, and that's why the 90s will probably always be my favourite decade of music. I also love Britpop (the best of which also comes from the 90s) and South Korean girl groups.

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Just like that beetle on the front cover, Mezzanine is creepy, dark, and menacing. But unlike that insect, Massive Attack's 3rd studio album is also damn sexy! Mezzanine seduced me right from the opening bassline of "Angel", and it kept me enthralled right until the end.

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Group Four
2. Angel
3. Dissolved Girl
[First added to this chart: 04/18/2019]
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1998
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10,166
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A perfect album. And a very sad album that likes to remind me that I'm getting older, and that I'm going to die someday. R.E.M. stepped out of their comfort zone, abandoning jangle pop and moving into baroque pop, and it paid off. I really like their previous albums, but I think that Automatic for the People is R.E.M.'s most consistent and enduring work.

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Nightswimming
2. Try Not to Breathe
3. Man on the Moon
[First added to this chart: 04/18/2019]
Year of Release:
1992
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20,282
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Even after all these years, A Rush of Blood To The Head remains my favourite album of the 21st century. While Parachutes had multiplatinum success and a breakthrough single about the colour "Yellow", Coldplay's sophomore release was arguably the album that helped bring indie rock into the mainstream. "The Scientist" and "Clocks" are the clear fan favourites, and for good reason, but "Amsterdam" is my personal favourite. Top 3 Tracks:
1. Amsterdam
2. The Scientist
3. Clocks
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2002
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13,106
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Released one year before Britpop got really popular, this album was ever-so-slightly ahead of its time. Even in the UK, MLiR never got the attention it deserved. If at all possible, try to get the American version, which includes "Popscene".

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Coping
2. For Tomorrow
3. Popscene
[First added to this chart: 04/18/2019]
Year of Release:
1993
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2,389
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United States Nas
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Definitely my favourite rap album. Nas' lyrical flow is excellent, and at only 40 minutes, it's surprisingly focused and doesn't overstay its welcome, unlike so many other albums in the genre. Lastly, it's nearly impossible to talk about Illmatic and not bring up one of rap music's greatest lines: "I never sleep, 'cause sleep is the cousin of death".

Top 3 Tracks:
1. N.Y. State of Mind
2. The World Is Yours
3. Halftime
[First added to this chart: 04/18/2019]
Year of Release:
1994
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18,480
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(What's the Story) Morning Glory might have the better B-sides, but I slightly prefer Definitely Maybe's main album. Oasis had no originality, but unlike some other people, that never bothered me. This is simply an excellent rock album.

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Supersonic
2. Slide Away
3. Live Forever
[First added to this chart: 04/18/2019]
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1994
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11,717
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I have a confession. I love Korean girl groups, and Girls' Generation is (and probably always will be) my favourite one of them all. As much as I adore Love & Peace, I always get a bit sad when I listen to it because, in many ways, it was the end of an era. This was their final Japanese studio album, and their last one with member Jessica Jung.

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Karma Butterfly
2. Flyers
3. Galaxy Supernova
[First added to this chart: 04/18/2019]
Year of Release:
2013
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148
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Of all the great Canadian rock albums from the 1990s, Naveed is definitely my favourite. Released in 1994, Our Lady Peace's debut was a breath of fresh air, and I like to think it was one of the first post-grunge albums. Rather than hop on the Nirvana or Pearl Jam bandwagon, they created an album which, at the time, sounded like it could have been a bridge between grunge and the next big thing. Raine Maida's falsetto and haunting lyrics are both excellent here, and Jeremy Taggart's impressive drumming is even more so when you consider the fact that he was only 18 when Naveed was recorded.

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Hope
2. The Birdman
3. Denied
[First added to this chart: 04/18/2019]
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1994
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255
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"I almost view Lateralus (and especially "The Grudge") as the counter piece to the entirety of Ænima. Maybe even a brother/sister type of album pairing. Ænima being the ruthless, angry, prick brother. Lateralus being the beautiful, knowledgeable, and engaging sister." - BEA User "AAL2014"

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Lateralus
2. The Grudge
3. Schism
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2001
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8,744
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Nine Inch Nails meets David Bowie. The result? One of the best Canadian rock albums of the 90s.

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Sparkle and Shine
2. Home
3. All That You Are
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1997
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97
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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 2 2%
1980s 8 8%
1990s 42 42%
2000s 19 19%
2010s 22 22%
2020s 3 3%
Artist Albums %


Billy Talent 5 5%
Radiohead 5 5%
트와이스 [Twice] 5 5%
Suede 4 4%
Supergrass 4 4%
R.E.M. 4 4%
Our Lady Peace 4 4%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 38 38%
United States 28 28%
Korea, South 17 17%
Canada 13 13%
France 2 2%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Compilation? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%
Live? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
Climber Up 6 from 11th to 5th
Illmatic
by Nas
Climber Up 4 from 8th to 4th
Modern Life Is Rubbish
by Blur
Climber Up 1 from 4th to 3rd
A Rush Of Blood To The Head
by Coldplay
Biggest fallers
Faller Down 3 from 3rd to 6th
Definitely Maybe
by Oasis
Faller Down 2 from 5th to 7th
Love & Peace
by 소녀시대 [Girls' Generation]
Faller Down 2 from 6th to 8th
Naveed
by Our Lady Peace
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From 06/09/2023 19:27
great list - a few personal favourites on here as well as a few I'll be checking out!
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From 10/05/2022 21:27
It's different, but that is what makes this site such a delight. Thanks for wearing your heart in your chart. I will have a look at some of your choices that are new to me - like Econoline Crush.
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From 10/05/2022 08:10
Ace chart. Love it
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From 02/10/2022 15:15
I like it, eclectic lists like this one make BEA so interesting and worthwhile.
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From 10/10/2020 12:44
Good descriptions man. May not agree, but that's irrelevant.
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From 08/22/2020 08:32
Wow. Naveed at Number 2. I've got Clumsy in my Top 100 and Naveed a little further down. It's always great to see OLP.
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From 01/22/2020 01:10
Definitely more 90s focused than most charts you see, but still some wonderful albums and many I haven't heard of and would be interested in checking out. I'm really intrigued by all the K-Pop!
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