Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Exist-en-ciel (2020)

40 favorite contemporary songs, chronologically:

So What - Miles Davis (1959)
Part I - Acknowledgement - John Coltrane (1965)
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys (1966)
Suzanne - Leonard Cohen (1967)
Epitaph - King Crimson (1969)
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield (1970)
One of These Days - Pink Floyd (1971)
Halleluwah - Can (1971)
The Cinema Show - Genesis (1973)
No Quarter (The Song Remains the Same live version) - Led Zeppelin (1976)
Comme un sage - Harmonium (1976)
"Heroes" - David Bowie (1977)
La Villa Strangiato - Rush (1978)
Disorder - Joy Division (1979)
Duke's Travels - Genesis (1980)
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division (1980)
Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads (1980)
Lorelei - Cocteau Twins (1984)
Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) - Kate Bush (1985)
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths (1986)
Invisible Touch - Genesis (1986)
Bizarre Love Triangle (Brotherhood version) - New Order (1986)
With or Without You - U2 (1987)
It's Alright (Introspective version) - Pet Shop Boys (1988)
Teen Age Riot - Sonic Youth (1988)
Like a Prayer - Madonna (1989)
Only Shallow - My Bloody Valentine (1991)
Digging in the Dirt - Peter Gabriel (1992)
Hyper-Ballad - Björk (1995)
Building Steam With a Grain of Salt - DJ Shadow (1996)
Teardrop - Massive Attack (1998)
Storm - Godspeed You Black Emperor! (2000)
Unison - Björk (2001)
Secret World (Growing Up Live version) - Peter Gabriel (2003)
J'erre - Dumas (2003)
Where I End and You Begin - Radiohead (2003)
No Cars Go (Arcade Fire EP version) - Arcade Fire (2003)
Someone Great - LCD Soundsystem (2007)
Olympians - Fuck Buttons (2009)
Christmas Unicorn - Sufjan Stevens (2012)

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Progressive Rock, Symphonic Prog

Favorite tracks: The Cinema Show & Firth of Fifth
[First added to this chart: 06/01/2020]
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1973
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Progressive Folk, Symphonic Prog, Orchestral

Favorite tracks: Comme un sage & Lumières de vie
[First added to this chart: 06/01/2020]
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1976
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667
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Art Rock, Progressive Rock, Art Pop

Favorite track: Secret World (Growing Up Live version)
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2003
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102
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Romanticism, Symphony, Choral

Favorite tracks: 4th Movement (Presto) (tracks 4 & 5)
[First added to this chart: 06/01/2020]
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1963
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433
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Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Favorite track: Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1-5)
[First added to this chart: 06/01/2020]
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1975
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64,804
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Baroque Muisc, Solo Instrument

Favorite track: Aria & Variations 1-15
[First added to this chart: 06/01/2020]
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1982
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246
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Art Rock, Alternative Rock, Electronic

Favorite track: All I Need
[First added to this chart: 06/01/2020]
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2007
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66,659
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Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Symphonic Prog

Favorite track: Epitaph
[First added to this chart: 06/01/2020]
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1969
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38,023
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Shoegaze, Noise Pop, Dream Pop

Favorite track: Only Shallow
[First added to this chart: 06/01/2020]
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1991
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42,414
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Post-Punk, Gothic Rock

Favorite track: Disorder
[First added to this chart: 06/01/2020]
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1979
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33,559
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 3 3%
1960s 13 13%
1970s 22 22%
1980s 15 15%
1990s 18 18%
2000s 15 15%
2010s 13 13%
2020s 1 1%
Artist Albums %


Genesis 2 2%
Harmonium 2 2%
Peter Gabriel 2 2%
Pink Floyd 2 2%
Sufjan Stevens 1 1%
Cocteau Twins 1 1%
LCD Soundsystem 1 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 34 34%
United States 34 34%
Canada 13 13%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Germany 3 3%
Austria 3 3%
Iceland 2 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%
Live? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

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From 07/10/2020 12:21
I notice you really like Genesis' and Gabriel's solo works. I love Peter Gabriel, too, both with Genesis and solo. Interesting chart! We have several albums in common: "Pink Moon", "Music for 18 Musicians", "Spirit of Eden", etc. I just happened to see your chart, after catching sight of your rating to my own chart.
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From 06/27/2020 20:28
I like the variety of this,i really like classical music,but haven't a clue about it.
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From 06/25/2020 23:49
Certainly some wide & interesting taste here with more of interest in prog rock & classical than myself.
It would be boring if we were all the same & its given me ideas for different things to give a kisten.
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From 06/23/2020 19:24
Changed my rating. Finished the rest of the chart and listened to Good Mad City for a 4th time. I still dont like it much but I get why it's so high on your list.
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From 06/23/2020 19:13
Awesome inclusion of Harmonium!
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From 06/18/2020 16:44
Seems you're the person I go see to discover new music lol. I love the addition of classical music. Gave me a good laugh. I was disappointed in Kendrick Lamar coming over so many better records. Lamar is good, but not THAT good.
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From 06/15/2020 07:19
Original you have The Ninth Symphony on here!!!
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