Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Larcx13

Slightly evened out the decades just because.

I definitely prefer to do the yearly charts. Having to choose between all these different decades is quite the task... and the amount of good music from the 70s makes it difficult to even things out without feeling like I'm leaving out too many good albums.
I try to make them as subjective as possible, because I think that everyone's charts would be too much of the same otherwise, and that's kind of lame to me.

Anyway, of you want to see more things like my grading system then check my yearly charts. Otherwise, once I'm confident enough with my ranking, I'll start working on some entries for each album on my general top 100 list.

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A+ [First added to this chart: 07/08/2020]
Year of Release:
1975
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50,338
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A+ [First added to this chart: 06/17/2020]
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1965
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30,732
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A+ [First added to this chart: 06/29/2020]
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1959
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24,596
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A+ [First added to this chart: 06/17/2020]
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1994
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18,483
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5. (=)
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A+ [First added to this chart: 11/07/2022]
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1977
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9,611
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A+ [First added to this chart: 06/01/2021]
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1970
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8,910
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A+ [First added to this chart: 09/17/2023]
Year of Release:
1970
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9,149
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A+ [First added to this chart: 06/17/2020]
Year of Release:
1979
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35,604
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A [First added to this chart: 11/07/2022]
Year of Release:
1972
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3,707
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A [First added to this chart: 02/01/2022]
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1973
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2,497
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 15 15%
1960s 20 20%
1970s 20 20%
1980s 10 10%
1990s 20 20%
2000s 15 15%
2010s 0 0%
2020s 0 0%
Country Albums %


United States 63 63%
United Kingdom 21 21%
Ukraine 6 6%
Canada 4 4%
Jamaica 4 4%
Brazil 1 1%
Russia 1 1%
Compilation? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%

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From 09/13/2023 13:29
Excellent chart man. Great picks
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From 10/10/2022 13:50
This is a GREAT chart...missing only one thing...some input from an obvious lover of all genres of popular music. The list is varied, from 60's to 2020's...and has some wonderful consistencies and even better variations. The best thing about the list is it has quite a bit in common with my own...but branches off into hip hop, funk and jazz. As an old fart I have a lot to learn about certain genres. Utilizing a list like this will help guide me to artists I may have discounted. My ONLY knock is there's no comments on the albums. You seem to be someone who has a lot of knowledge...so it's our loss to not be able to benefit from some observations.
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From 03/25/2022 20:52
cool chart
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From 02/07/2022 20:06
I've gotta get on that Stevie Ray Vaughan stuff ASAP. Great chart
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From 02/03/2022 23:18
Nice balance!
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From 01/31/2022 11:58
Awesome chart! Some great diversity here and it's got me keen to check out more of the funk and soul artists/albums you've listed here.
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From 03/02/2021 17:50
Cool Chart. You've really got it down. I could more or less disagree with your top ten, but I feel that every album has a place on your chart, even if I don't agree with its placing or inclusion.
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From 01/15/2021 00:02

Hey Larcx13,

Thanks for commenting on my chart. As stated in the chart comments, it "is an attempt to chart my taste in strictly rock 'n' roll music". I refrained from adding any classical music (my favorite all time genre) and jazz (because it would be full of it) thus leaving out some of the lesser unknown all-time-greats (in my book).

You've got a very diverse chart going here, covering many genres and some of the greatest music made in the past 70 years. Enjoy the site and the art of chart making! Because it is an art, trying to fit some of the greatest music ever made in 100 entries. :)
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From 12/09/2020 05:21
Seems like we have a lot in common when it comes to the jazz albums, which is awesome. I admittedly haven't dug super deep into 90s hip-hop, so I'm definitely going to take some recs from here. Haven't heard of CunninLynguists so I'll probably need to check that out too. Overall great chart
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From 11/27/2020 18:49
Thanks for the comment on my chart! I've heard some of the hip hop groups you've mentioned, but there's some solid recs too. In fact I got the sudden urge to relisten to God Loves Ugly after your comment and it's now in the top 15 of 00s. Almost forgot how much I loved that one. CunninLynguists has been on my shortlist for so long... Gonna bump it today. Solid chart, love the jazz, punk and hip hop choices. You can bet I'll try some of these albums!
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