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.

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Jazz Rap / Conscious Hip Hop / West Coast Hip Hop

"Make yourself a bigger sponge, because you've got a lot to soak in now. You got your golden age of sex and violence, but the point of aging is to mature like a fine wine, and so we can get something better than gold: spirit. You think that's what defines the part of the 'rainbow' I came from? You think you know everything, and not just about me but yourself? I dare you to go through more than an hour of experimentation and tell me if you expected that from someone like me."
[First added to this chart: 04/04/2020]
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2015
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40,232
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Psychedelic Rock / Blues Rock / Acid Rock

"This next film I will direct will focus on a very controversial topic: philosophical intercourse. Imagine the man who makes love to his guitar, and imagine the woman who makes love to her drugs. Bring them together and film it. With my direction, you have something as pure as gold, as well as something more controversial than pornography but not as vulgar. You have an epic poem played like a rock album, a story of love, life and loss as well as death, drugs and damsels in distress. Come play with Jimi. Come play with Dr. Feelgood, because philosophical intercourse is not a belief, or a sin. It's a musical style. And when you've perfected it, you've won my respect."
[First added to this chart: 04/15/2020]
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1968
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20,515
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Neo-Psychedelia / Psychedelic Pop

"Should children listen to sonic landscapes that never make it on the radio? Children should be playing with their pop punk rockers and wearing Britney Spears clothes... or, maybe we need to re-evaluate what we consider "for the children," because sonic pop is something new and innovative. And if we don't take advantage of that, our children will never become men."
[First added to this chart: 04/03/2020]
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2002
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16,079
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Soul

"You are a brother."
[First added to this chart: 04/03/2020]
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1973
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14,339
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Folk Pop / Singer-Songwriter

"I see the brightest blue sky covering the glowing green natural world around me, shielding us all from the darkness of other realms. Instead, we must work to not let our own personal darknesses taint the natural world, not like politics but like men should to mice. The birds want to sing with us, but we rarely ever give them a reason to join us. Now maybe we can try to understand the pain of the birds by sharing with us our own, and they'll no longer have to hide from us by flying high up on the telephone wires, and we can sit on a tree branch like two little kinds and chirp and chat together."
[First added to this chart: 04/04/2020]
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1974
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3,482
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Gothic Rock / Alternative Rock

"I need someone to talk to about the relationships between an average man and the average noir. Did those old movies get so popular because stories like that happen everyday? That seems to be my whole life. I'm doing fine most of the time, but it's hard to let go of a lot of things."
[First added to this chart: 04/03/2020]
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1994
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3,844
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Pop Rock / Psychedelic Pop

"So, were you guys always this drugged up? Because I jumped as high in the sky as I could, and couldn't find a woman named Lucy. Though I think I have an idea of what's going on in your tiny little minds, because I did see a lot of things that nearly killed me. It's a shame I cleaned myself up, because I'd like to meet them again for a cup of tea. But if you want to brave the journey to a knock-off of Heaven to see these odd sites again, tell me about it."
[First added to this chart: 04/03/2020]
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1967
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72,086
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Post-Punk / Art Rock

"I bought a book on magic a few days ago, and it's probably the best self-help book I've ever read. Every written word is like a note to a song."
[First added to this chart: 04/03/2020]
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1988
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414
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Country

"No ticket required. All you have to do is shoot a man in Reno, and record him dying with a camera. Play me the video, and I'll judge how much masculinity you had when you killed the man. It helps if this was the manner in which you decided to divorce your 'wife.' Play me the video, then I'll show you what a real cowboy is like."
[First added to this chart: 04/04/2020]
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1968
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6,206
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Art Rock / Neo-Psychedelia / Alternative Rock

"I'm drunk, and I'm drugged. You just can't imagine what I'm seeing right now. For example, you look like a walrus head. Your wine looks like my dick, and I'm making out with a goddess of storms."
[First added to this chart: 04/03/2020]
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1997
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4,287
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 3 3%
1960s 15 15%
1970s 32 32%
1980s 11 11%
1990s 19 19%
2000s 14 14%
2010s 6 6%
Country Albums %


United States 51 51%
United Kingdom 27 27%
Canada 9 9%
Greece 2 2%
Germany 2 2%
Japan 2 2%
France 2 2%
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest fallers
Faller Down 1 from 71st to 72nd
The Dreadful Hours
by My Dying Bride
Faller Down 1 from 72nd to 73rd
Yerself Is Steam
by Mercury Rev
Faller Down 1 from 73rd to 74th
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
by Dream Theater
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New entry Made In Japan
by Deep Purple

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From 5 days ago
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.''
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From 06/19/2020 12:52
Your list made me think again on my own decisions. I cant stand Jay Z though lol, good list regardless.
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From 06/11/2020 01:17
Solid work mate.
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From 06/10/2020 23:30
I may not like all of them, but this is a great blend of albums with some cool recs to check out.
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From 06/10/2020 18:42
For the new created chart i give you 90 points because you have more Led Zeppelin album here and that is what i like.
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From 06/09/2020 00:00
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.
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From 06/08/2020 16:25
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.
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From 06/05/2020 03:15
Good chart! Jazz and R&B are well-represented.
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From 06/03/2020 20:23
When a chart can be eclectic and consistent at the same time. Love your write-ups.
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From 05/31/2020 22:24
Woah, blade runner sound track, I love it!
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