Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Chris15789 Unknown

These records have all had an impact on me in one way or another, many of them at times feeling like they personally defined the most emotional and unforgettable moments of my life. Anyway, this is a list I just came out with so I will continue adding descriptions and records day-by-day.

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From Compton to Congress, set trippin’ all around
Ain't nothin' new, but a flu of new Demo-Crips and Re-Blood-licans
Red state versus a blue state, which one you governin'?
They give us guns and drugs, call us thugs
Make it they promise to fuck with you
No condom, they fuck with you, Obama say, "What it do?"

I was born in '94 so my experience is somewhat limited but I've never experienced a release quite like this one. In terms of popularity and social context, I can't name many more important but also thoroughly enjoyable and brilliantly crafted pieces of art out there that keep your attention and dig deeper every single time they are experienced. It almost feels like a musical the way it plays out, telling a deeply personal yet universally poignant narrative. This album checks all the boxes-- as timely as they come and as close to infinitely listenable as an album can get.
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2015
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Used to be one of the rotten ones and I liked you for that
Now you're all gone, got your makeup on and you're not coming back

The ultimate example of sound = emotion. From the crashing waves of KC Accidental to the subtle murmurings of Anthems of a Teenage Girl to the helpless beckoning of Lover's Spit, this album is as much a cacophony of happiness, sadness, and angst as ITAOTS. It will bring you up over the clouds.
[First added to this chart: 02/11/2020]
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2002
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Did you keep him on your side?
Did you ever get to ask what on earth he meant by
"Might take some time to learn how to use these bodies right
But it is for this that God has gave us both the night"
And Henry hung to all of these
His battleship of memory
A small nation of souvenirs
Make Henry whole but porously

Too high, too soon? How about too undeniable to keep lower on my list. I LOVE this band. I LOVE this record. This killer plays over and over again at my place. My favorite songs always change, with each and every track providing hard-hitting rips on love and some of the best musical arrangements I've ever heard. I still can't believe the members of this band are in their early twenties for how perfectly they merge each note of each instrument they play. Also, might be the best three track ending to any album, ever.
[First added to this chart: 03/23/2022]
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2022
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Now how I remember you
How I would push my fingers through
Your mouth to make those muscles move
That made your voice so smooth and sweet

A record with so much unique power and personality. Mangum's voice here is tremendously hopeful and painful. This is an album that could have a million interpretations and it seems that with each listen, depending on what I'm going through, the music caters to the opposite feeling and always reels me back into the earth. Perfect.
[First added to this chart: 02/11/2020]
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1998
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39,895
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[First added to this chart: 02/14/2020]
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1969
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66,314
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Ahh, the mountains are crumbling
Ahh, the canyons are thundering
All the people are fucking
They're just a pile of writhing, selfish bliss
I know I'll never die
I scream up at the sky
"You have arrived."

Never have I been more scared by an album. A true nightmare conducted brilliantly, The Seer condemns humanity and thrusts the listener into a hellscape on Earth, where they are surrounded by the thunderous booms of the end days. Who knew the apocalypse could sound this good?
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2012
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3,927
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You sat along the fire...
You're so in love, you're so...
You've suffered long
You're so alone, you're so...
You sigh 'so long'
You sigh 'so long'

It's for a golden-hour summer in the woods, a dark wintery night on a mountain, the first fall of leaves in the autumn and when the snow melts in the spring. It's for every moment, big or small, happy or sad, lonely or comforted. A masterpiece.
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2002
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And heard the furious sound
The roar of waves,
The pounding surf.
Two bodies on the earth:
It was intense just getting to be there next to you.

One of the most intimate albums I've ever heard, with Phil Elvrum's lyrics pointing the listener to both the gritty, and the beautiful on a journey as experimental and mind-blowing as anything I've listened to before or since. A true masterpiece.
[First added to this chart: 02/11/2020]
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2001
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Spanish weeks in my disco casino
The freedom fighters died upon the hill
They sang the red flag
They wore the black one
But after they died it was Mockingbird Hill
Back home the buses went up in flashes
The Irish tomb was drenched in blood
Spanish bombs shatter the hotels
My senorita's rose was nipped in the bud

Classic rock is almost always undeniably good and getting recs from "the elders" is a favorite cultural exchange of mine. They lived in a musical time period that just smacked, period. Bands were constantly innovating and the rules by which sound and melody was created were established and broken constantly. That being said, I usually kinda know what to expect with classic bands. Not The Clash. Not London Calling. My dad sent me this album after I got my first record player and it was one of those albums that changed music for me. The searing sociopolitical commentary of Joe Strummer matches up to anything written today. The sardonic lyrics match the playful banging of Headon's drums, the booming of Simonon's bass, and the riffs of Jones perfectly. Let's not forget that this album is long as hell, and every track is a hit. Just goes to show the excellence of punk's greatest band, who not only rocked hard but also worked arguably harder than any other band I can think of.
[First added to this chart: 02/11/2020]
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1979
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You're only what you see
It's all you'll ever be
It's never been in me
And you never see in me

This album isn't particularly popular and I can't find one place that rates it well, even here. I don't even remember exactly when I found this bad boy, but my lord, what a gem. I've listened to this album on repeat so, so many times. While writing, while brainstorming, while flying, while simply laying on my bed, awake, and staring at the ceiling. This album gives me chills. Its instrumentation is pure genius. Brilliant, unique, and spellbinding on every single track. The lyrics are simple, short and effective. Each track is honestly just so imaginative, I thought they must all be hits, but they aren't, even in the genre of music they belong to. For anyone who is a fan of Deathconsciousness, check this out.
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2013
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118
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 9 9%
1970s 11 11%
1980s 9 9%
1990s 15 15%
2000s 17 17%
2010s 25 25%
2020s 14 14%
Artist Albums %


Pink Floyd 4 4%
Radiohead 2 2%
The Beatles 2 2%
King Crimson 2 2%
Big Thief 2 2%
The Clash 2 2%
Fred Again.. 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 57 57%
United Kingdom 33 33%
Canada 5 5%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Australia 1 1%
Ireland 1 1%
Iceland 1 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

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From 09/25/2023 17:44
Great chart, looking forward to seeing more of the comments when you get to it!
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From 09/25/2023 08:33
Love to see your personality shine through. Nice that Dylan just slip into your chart with an early 60's album that is exceptional but largely overlooked. Also nice to see Australia represented via Angus Stone - very cool!
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Always love a chart with personal notes
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From 03/02/2023 10:58
Gorgeous chart with lovely descriptions, can't believe I'm only coming across it now! Lots of familiar picks, but arranged in a way that makes it clear you have a unique relationship to them.
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Love the descriptions
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From 02/13/2021 13:55
Great list! Full of personal picks and I like it! Would be even better if you added some notes like you did in the top 10
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From 11/07/2020 22:15
Nice stuff on here.
I still need to get into Kendrick Lamar and Deerhunter. I see them on almost every list I check out.

Thanks for this list. Peace and Love
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From 05/16/2020 10:57
Really appreciate this chart and I think it is excellent! Weird that you have Antlers Burst Apart on here because while I was looking at this a song of theirs from the album was stuck in my head. Also a Perfume Genius song haha. Checked this out because of your comment on the new Perfume Genius and you already have it on your top hundred, that's really cool, it is very good.
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From 04/27/2020 13:40
Awesome list, I love a lot of these albums.
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From 02/25/2020 13:12
This chart is awesome, in every different sight. Sure, I love your new entries (car seat, spoon) but also it's nice to explore some artists thats I didn't know
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