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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Space Ambient / Progressive Electronic

"There's corruption everywhere. There's corruption in the shadows of the streets you walk through endlessly without a guide you can see. There's corruption in the neon lights that serve you your beer. There's corruption in the jazz music played at the clubs you pass while going to work. There's corruption in the human. There's corruption in the robot. Whatever rights people claim to kill passively are nothing but another excuse to assume dominance of one form or another. In the end, robots and humans are only different because of their parts."
[First added to this chart: 04/03/2020]
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1994
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1,787
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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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3,887
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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."
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1997
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4,281
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Trip Hop

"I try not to scream. Screaming is the same as succumbing to your pain, and acts as a predecessor to suicide. To slowly let out your pains through mellow whispers will suffice. It's not yoga, or something as spiritual. It's a simple process anyone can partake in: calm your nerves while fixating on your pain. Don't ignore them, just give them a slow push."
[First added to this chart: 04/03/2020]
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1994
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19,838
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Post-Rock

"Not to make assumptions or be rude, but I believe I can see into your mind. I might not know your greatest achievements, deepest sorrows or even what you had for breakfast, but I can make an educated guess at everything that surrounds you and how you soak it in. Could you make a list of the many things that you take for granted, all because you compare all that's good and golden with things born of evil and soot? The pain that you are going through this very moment (and have been for thousands of moments just like this one) is simply a variant of the pain anyone else could be going through. Through connecting all of these variants of pain into one human category, we're all someone who deserves a kind examination of the soul, so if you're willing to let me see what you want me to see, I'll help you see the world in a new light."
[First added to this chart: 04/03/2020]
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1996
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4,660
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Neoclassical New Age / Electronic

"Upon the seas of life I find a map before unseen, not charting stars from up above but navigating dreams. In desperate times I found myself in poor-man's Shangri-La, with no known way to enter but to fantaize it all. And now I bear a map through all my dreams of childhood, of sailing seas all soaked with blood and battling for good. A theme for total conquest I apply to total peace. For when I find this realm of mine, reality will cease."
[First added to this chart: 04/04/2020]
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1992
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140
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Atmo-Sludge Metal / Post-Metal

"I've written too many poems on my old war life to forgive myself. My whole life has been dedicated to the stench of death and the droppings of bombs that I thought I had ran away from. If I don't stop writing, the past will haunt my dreams. When you're at war, you can't focus on the vibrant daytime sky. You can only focus on the smoke coming from the wounds you've dealt to the earth, and like an optical illusion... the whole sky goes gray. Your memories are distorted, much like your mind once you've set foot on the battlefield."
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1996
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881
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Post-Rock

The weather has feelings to. You don't really have to be a spiritualist to figure it out. The one thing a weatherman gets right, is predicting the feelings of the weather, rather than nature's actions. The people in it also affect the weather. They're the ones taking the world with a grain of salt, and that's why Mother Nature sometimes acts irrationally, or seemingly irrationally. I guess if we become more in tune with her, not by environmentalism or saving animals, but just by chatting with her every now and then, we could start something new and beautiful for our planet. I once heard from a spiritualist that even if we destroyed the world through some sort of apocalyptic catastrophe, Mother Nature would live on. God placed her on this Earth for a reason, and that's why she's the only natural being on Earth who can't be killed."
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1997
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7,804
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Acoustic Blues / Acoustic Rock

"I hope you don't mind, but I'm gonna reinvent myself for an album or two, if that's alright. I know a lot of you like it when your favorite artists stick to the same old stuff, but the truth is that my style was originally built for the acoustic guitar. Maybe I can open your mind a bit. There's real poetry when it comes to acoustica, and it's too bad people are too modernized to see it."
[First added to this chart: 06/03/2020]
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1992
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1,687
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Pop Rock / Sophisti-Pop / Adult Contemporary

"I have a lot that I want to say to everybody. Live, love, liberty, emotion, evolution, etc. It's hard to fit it all onto one album, but I think that's the beauty of life: the challenge. If I can't pass this challenge, I'm not just a failure of a musician, I'm a failure of a man. I'd rather celebrate my ability to go above and beyond because of my humanity."
[First added to this chart: 04/03/2020]
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1993
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691
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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%
Artist Albums %


Led Zeppelin 3 3%
The Beach Boys 2 2%
Stevie Wonder 2 2%
Jay-Z 2 2%
Charles Mingus 2 2%
Johnny Cash 2 2%
Portishead 2 2%
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Country Albums %


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

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From 06/29/2020 10:37
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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