Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Spyglass (2020)
My chart is ordered from best to worst. These albums I have chosen are albums that go above and beyond the boundaries of music, and have brilliance to share in whatever forms they take. All of the albums I've chosen are very special to me in one way or another, even if they're outside of my comfort zone, because a comfort zone doesn't matter when you're trying to comprehend all forms of music.
I've added little stories that describe my feelings when listening to each album. They're quite odd, but I love a little odd now and then.
- Chart updated: 06/23/2020 18:45
- (Created: 04/03/2020 22:07).
- Chart size: 100 albums.
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"I can't wait until the day I can finally learn to speak alien languages. Who knows what some of the more primal and tribal ones are saying? You know, it feels weird that we write so many stories of aliens having superior technology. When we have greater technology to offer them, they have greater culture to offer us." [First added to this chart: 06/01/2020]
"A lot of rock music forgets that marijuana is used as a relaxant as well as a stimulant. I occasionally write songs about the joy one can get from it, but everyone writes songs just like that. SO I decided to write a few about the mellow side of marijuana." [First added to this chart: 04/03/2020]
"The streets may not be the best place to live or hang out it, but they are the best place to get some great stories and amazing songs. The cruel truths are the ones you learn from, even if learning from them is hard." [First added to this chart: 06/10/2020]
"There's room enough for both the breath of life and the breath of weed. The leaf we burn in our sadism is a weapon against the demons of yore, those ancient myths that still lie about being myths. With these leaves we eradicate with our fire and lungs like Burning Man everyday we reject the devil. He will not kill us, though our Burning Man culture may. Some call this suicide. Others call it enlightenment. I call it reality." [First added to this chart: 04/04/2020]
"There's something about the homeland that keep you there for the rest of your life, and it's not really nostalgia. Nostalgia can help, but that's irrelevant when you've had a bad childhood. Mine was alright, but I think the thing that holds us there is that home is what we know best. I still remember the games on the farm, the sad songs around the weekly campfire, the gospels at the churches, the animals who listened to use when we opened up to them, and the vibrant colors of the barn and its many living and non-living decorations, even under a cloudy Winter sky. These memories, both good and bad, are so vivid that it's impossible for me to know anything more well than that. I think most people are a lot like that." [First added to this chart: 06/10/2020]
"Hell, yeah, you can join me. But I warn you, our little club is about doing whatever you want no matter how obscene or weird. Attack people with fruit, dress like mice, sing about being a lumberjack, it doesn't matter. Here, you're free as a bird." [First added to this chart: 04/04/2020]
"The mystics outside my village always go on about their chants and their strange instruments. I didn't know guitars could be built or sound the way that the mystics make them. I don't know if I'll become one, but they invite me to their ceremonies because I can understand them. There is something about their ability to traverse whole landscapes of magic and music in seconds, and the stories they bring with them are phenomenal. Every time I'm with them, I feel like I'm flying atop a gryphon like the one they have tied in their stable, but silver and glistening in the sun. I feel as though I have a magic sword with the power of light, but I never need it, because I'm on a worldwide mission of peace. I guess you don't need to get high to find ecstasy." [First added to this chart: 04/03/2020]
"This is what it means to be a black man. But to preach about our indomitable soul, our strict code of honor, and our revolution and growth, seems almost pointless when you can just come here and listen to us sing instead." [First added to this chart: 04/04/2020]
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"I'm ready to travel the world. I've been to the world of sadness and sang the ancient ballads of Africa, I've traveled to England and taken their fairy tales and turned them into memorable melodies, and now I'm ready to do so much more. I want to go above and beyond what I've mastered. I have to do more. How can I call myself a true artist if I can't go beyond my horizons? Each horizon is only one step in a huge journey, one that overwhelms and excites me." [First added to this chart: 04/04/2020]
"I know you've likely heard this all before, but you need to hear it again. You need to carefully vent instead of screaming when your in pain, otherwise you're just going to hurt other people. You think that's fair. It's not." [First added to this chart: 04/10/2020]
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes
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The Dreadful Hours
by My Dying Bride
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Yerself Is Steam
by Mercury Rev
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by Dream Theater
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The notes themselves deserves 110/100, brilliant work and a great list! As one trying to write something for my own chart for a veery loooong time, i had a great time going through it and tbh it inspired me!!!
And how beautifully this sums up Fleetwood Mac's Rumours:
''Let us all sing about how the hate we have for each other brings us together as friends.''
Your list made me think again on my own decisions. I cant stand Jay Z though lol, good list regardless.
Solid work mate.
I may not like all of them, but this is a great blend of albums with some cool recs to check out.
For the new created chart i give you 90 points because you have more Led Zeppelin album here and that is what i like.
Love the notes throughout, they've made me reappraise some albums I tend to keep overlooking. Also, we have very little albums in common, which always excites me. Few things are as exciting as new discoveries.
Good chart i like your collection only one point there is only one Beatles album here. but ok I gave you 85 point for good album and much diversity.
Good chart! Jazz and R&B are well-represented.
When a chart can be eclectic and consistent at the same time. Love your write-ups.
Woah, blade runner sound track, I love it!