Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by seb7 (2022)

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Age of Consent - New order
Song of the Winds- Santana
Ceremony - New Order
Eureka - Jim O’ rourke
Himig Natin - Juan Dela Cruz Band
Who am I? - Country Joe and the Fish
Waiting to be Found - Petrified Anthem
Heroes - David Bowie
The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
Riders on the Storm - The Doors
Tao - Sampaguita
Bikeage - Descendents
Youth of America - Wipers
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
Disorder - Joy Division
Knees - Injury Reserve
Blues Run the Game - Jackson C. Frank
Schizophrenia - Sonic Youth
Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone
Never find a Girl - Steve Hiett
Earthmover - Have a Nice Life
The Lung - Dinosaur Jr.
Oot End Credits - Koji Kondo
Almost crimes (radio kills remix) - Broken Social Scene
This is the Day - The The
It never entered my mind - Miles Davis
All My Friends - LCD Soundsystem
Concorde - Black Country, New Road
Beach life-in-death - Car Seat Headrest
I shall be released (live)- Bob Dylan and the Band
Tunnels - Arcade Fite
Graceland - Paul Simon
From the Morning - Nick Drake
Alapaap - Eraserheads
The Creator Has a Master Plan - Pharaoh Sanders
While my Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
Acknowledgements - John Coltrane
Instant Karma- John Lennon
Cut Lips - Weatherday
Teen Age Riot - Sonic Youth
Ya ya breathe - Bruno Pernadas
Ooharu Piano - Masakatsu Takagi
Astral weeks - Van morrison
All the Love of the Universe - Santana
Summer’s End - Susquatch
Marquee Moon - Television
Who’ll stop the rain - CCR
Once in a Lifetime (live) - Talking Heads
The Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Colors- Pharaoh Sanders
The Message- Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
The Fool - Quicksilver Messenger Service
Long Season (live) - Fishmans
Revolution Will Not Be Televised - Gil Scott-Heron
Posing for Cars - Japanese Breakfast
Coyote - Joni Mitchell
Forever Young (live) - Bob Dylan and the Band
Edward, the Mad Shirt Grinder - Quicksilver Messenger Service
Mortal Man - Kendrick Lamar
Everyday People - Sly and the Family Stone
I can’t give everything away - David Bowie
This Must be the Place (live) - Talking Heads
Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
Good Vibrations (smile)- Beach Boys
All We Ever Wanted Was Everything - Bauhaus
Tarmac - Petrified Anthem
‘Round Midnight - Miles Davis
Stand! - Sly and the Family Stone
Imitation of Christ - Psychedelic Furs
Gnaw - Alex G
Plantasia - Mort Garson
Heroes and Villains - Beach Boys
Heaven or Las Vegas - Cocteau Twins
Yurameki In the Air - Fishmans
Slim Slow Slider - Van Morrison
Bela Lugosi’s Dead - Bauhaus
The Ascension - Glenn Branca
Station to Station - David Bowie
Zimbabwe - Bob Marley
Gone Again - Quicksilver Messenger Service
I see it too - Brave Little Abacus
Bonny - Prefab Sprout
Lost in the Supermarket- The Clash
Echoes - Pink Floyd
Save the Children/God is Love - Marvin Gaye
Dirty Boots - Sonic Youth
Pay To Cum - Bad Brains
Arabesque- Lily Chou-Chou
What You Want - My Bloody Valentine
Basketball Shoes - Black Country, New Road
Sunglasses - Black Country, New Road
Carry the Zero - Built to Spill
I’m Still Your Fag - Broken Social Scene
KC Accidental - Broken Social Scene
Problem Number 6 -Bruno Pernadas
Lachrymose - Bruno Pernadas
Freewheel - Team Dresch
Alison - Slowdive
#1 Chance Pirate TV - Team Dresch

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The most transportation album ever. I literally lose consciousness at parts when listening to this album. Colors is easily the third best album-finale ever. Just *muah* This is perfection.

Mother Nature seems to love us so
When she smiles there is a subtle glow
And with tears of joy, the happiness flows
I see red and orange and purple
Yellow and blue and green
People say that life is misery
But in him there is no mystery
So he sends to us his rainbow of love
Red and orange and purple
Yellow and blue and green
[First added to this chart: 01/28/2021]
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1969
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An album that obliterated what was expected from Motown at the time. As Gaye displays his talent in writing and performing compositions, he also perfectly displays his thoughts and feelings about the outside world. It is, arguably, a perfect album, or as close to perfect as you can come.

But who really cares?
Who's willing to try?
To save our world
To save our sweet world
To save a world
That is destined...to die
Oh, la la la la, la la la
Oh, oh, dig it everybody
[First added to this chart: 11/11/2020]
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1971
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21,000
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This is Those Who Throw Objects At the Crocodiles Will Be Asked To Retrieve Them by Bruno Pernadas.

Jazz Pop / Jazz Rock / Jazz Fusion / Space Pop

Key Tracks: Problem Number 6, Ya Ya Breathe, Lachrymose


Lachrymose does exactly what it promises. It’s all way over my head but in these times, only these times, I can still feel.
It took a while to get here.
Bruno Pernadas’ 2016 album Those Who Throw Objects At the Crocodiles Will Be Asked To Retrieve Them is just as intriguing as it seems. It says so many truths. It says one just want to be free of boundaries. They want to be no one but themselves, anywhere in the Galaxy, Anywhere in Spacetime. It doesn’t matter what others think of them. They have you. They are lost without you. But when you are by their side they can go anywhere in the Galaxy, Anywhere in Spacetime. Those Who Throw Objects can take you anywhere.
I got in that spaceship. It rocked and rumbled under me. I saw heaven for two seconds, I thought of you. I saw fire for two seconds, I thought of me. I crashed into the cold water, a valley in the ocean, I died thinking of you and me. I waited by the water and you never came. We never had boundaries. Now I don’t.

This album transcends all boundaries. Like all innovations of music somehow led to this point. Jazz, Rock, Pop, Electronica, all welded together into a warm hug of beautiful guitar solos and trumpets and funky basslines. There’s electronic instrumentation reminiscent of Sweet Trip’s best music and just the sweetest, silkiest vocals present all over this album. The lyrics present such vivid imagery of days and love gone by. However, it amazes me how much the music adds to that image. Perhaps even more than the lyrics. I read Circe while listening to this album for the first time. I weeped for the first time in a long time. It was before December. I could still feel.

I knew a guy who used to cry. He sat in bed all day and night. He was lachrymose, closed all day. He dreamed of flying, he had to stay.
I don’t mind and I don’t care. You caught my eyes, I had to stare. What a star you are. I don’t know what that means. It’s been a while since you grounded your dreams.

10 rockets / 10
Sometimes I stop and wonder
Will you start to fly
You drive by and shoot in places
I thought I saw you try
Oh, what a mess
Almost a year now
Oh, what a star you are
Stop making sense
Down by the water
It's over my head, now
Way over my head, now
Way over my head, now
[First added to this chart: 10/06/2021]
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2016
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305
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"You're committing a career suicide"- Clive Davis.
That quote is somewhat true. After this album, the popularity of the band and the man both took a substantial downturn. However, almost 50 years, this album has become a cult classic, and a favorite of mine. The first time I listened to this, I had a transcendent experience. This album keeps me coming back, and back again. It is just great.

Oh, oh, do
New thoughts
Will purify my mind
And clean my body
New lives
Will fall together like an endless story
All the love of the universe
Will be shared by all that's living
And I don't really care
About tomorrow
Today
Is all I really need to find the answers
I'll find the constant flow
Of all the harmony
Everybody needs a helpin' hand
Everybody needs a helpin' hand
[First added to this chart: 01/12/2021]
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1972
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1,168
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[First added to this chart: 09/24/2021]
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1995
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177
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Best Songs: KC Accidental. Almost Crimes, I’m Still Your Fag

You can sometimes forget that there is darkness in people. That they can be forced out of this world by a little pill or shot just because they wanted to escape it. And we blame them, not the world for doing this.

I don’t need drugs. I have Broken Social Scene. Their sophomore album is like a drug. It brings me euphoria and calms me and makes me feel so much. But everytime that final note of Pitter Patter fades out, I think it takes little bit of my soul with it. Soon there won't be any soul left. For now, I can sit here, in pitch black at 11 pm and just bask in the wonder that pours from my headphones.
I found this album at the end of winter break. When I was as tired inside as I looked on the out. Those days when my eyes were glossed over with sorrow and tears. This album spoke to me like nothing else did. I hold this music very dear to my heart. Those drums took their rough calloused hands and reached out. They pulled me in close. Those horns told me that I could do it, that I could push through. I will always be grateful,

I will always be BSS’s Fag.



Heard about your wife and kids where we slept
Felt their mouths with stitches at that were slowly lit
Kept your uniform this time because I couldn't quit
Haven't felt the ground so cold without getting sick
And I'm still your fag
I'm still your fag
[First added to this chart: 01/04/2022]
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2002
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6,940
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An unrivaled collection of 60’s pop that just hold so much nostalgia. Even the most forgettable track, Overs, is emotionally impactful and a great listen. The best S&G album!

Wish I was a Kellogg's Cornflake
Floatin' in my bowl takin' movies,
Relaxin' awhile, livin' in style,
Talkin' to a raisin who 'caisson'ly plays L.A.,
Casually glancing at his toupee.
Wish I was an English muffin
'Bout to make the most out of a toaster.
I'd ease myself down,
Comin' up brown.
[First added to this chart: 11/11/2020]
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1968
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My personal favorite "80s" album. Yknow, it just sounds like the 80s. Even so, Paddy's songwriting just brings the album to a whole new level. There's just something different about this album.

I spend the days with my vanity
I'm lost in heaven and I'm lost to earth
Didn't give you minutes not even moments
All my life in a tower of foil
Shaded feelings, don't believe you
When you were there before my eyes
No one planned it took it for granted
[First added to this chart: 05/07/2021]
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1985
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[First added to this chart: 10/24/2021]
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1999
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You are sitting on the edge of your seat, and backwards you fall. Your head crashes into the water. A pool filled with angels and memories and catharsis.

Ants may be my most important release of this whole year. It is so good that I can confidently make that decision at February. Impeccable songwriting. The instruments lend themselves not unlike Masked Dancers, which I just reviewed. Somehow the guitar wiggles its way into your heart, the violin and sax into your soul. Isaac Wood may just be my favorite male vocalist of all time. His words over 1 short hour carry more emotional weight than I may be able to produce in my life. Scratch that. Even the drums have more emotion than I could hope to convey in words. It’s stunning…..

Do you even like me? You are going to say yes and I’ll take that I guess. I would be lying if I said I don’t seek your social emotional validation. I said I didn’t care, but maybe I do. Is this even part of the write-up anymore? Am I even saying things I mean? Is that guitar that’s ringing in my ears real or are you calling out to me? Is that violin really comforting me? Does that sax really whisper my story? Am I so blind to the world? I think that with a few more listens, I could answer those questions.

And I haven't felt this way in, like, ever
I am the convo, you are the weather
And the clamp is a cracked smile cheek
And it tortures me
In my bed sheets now wet
Of Charlie, I pray to forget
All I've been
Forms the drone, we sing the rest
Oh, your generous loan to me
Your crippling interest
[First added to this chart: 02/05/2022]
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2022
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602
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 7 7%
1960s 14 14%
1970s 19 19%
1980s 19 19%
1990s 14 14%
2000s 8 8%
2010s 13 13%
2020s 6 6%
Country Albums %


United States 56 56%
United Kingdom 15 15%
Japan 7 7%
Mixed Nationality 5 5%
Canada 4 4%
Philippines 3 3%
Korea, South 3 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%
Live? Albums %
No 97 97%
Yes 3 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 95 95%
Yes 5 5%

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From 07/22/2022 15:22
Thank you so much for you rating and comment Seb! I will be happy to listen to your recommendation quite soon <3
I really love your chart as well and your notes are awesome.
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From 03/24/2022 14:20
fantastic chart.
It starts nicely with some classics, but it shows some pretty unknown and interesting picks besides the mainstream.
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Nice chart, as far as 60s/70s-centric charts go, this one is right up my alley. Personally my chart is more slanted towards the recent decades, but this is great.

I'll have to listen to the Philippine albums here
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From 03/17/2021 06:34
Very nice. Lots of my favorites here. I got to give Quicksilver Messenger Service a try.
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From 01/07/2021 17:58
So Time Out is back on! I really like your list still. Good stuff. A little bit too 70s oriented, which is okay since it's such a great decade for music, but I like to see diversity through out the decades and genres. It just shows more of an open mind but eh... I get it. My original list had nearly 40 entries for the 90s lol.
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