Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by seb7

currently reworking my top 100 songs. unsorted spotify playlist of top 500 here

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Jazz Pop // Jazz Rock // Jazz Fusion // Space Pop

Favorites: Problem Number 6, Galaxy, 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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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.

Favorite Tracks: both lol

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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Chamber Rock // Post-Rock

Favorite Tracks: Concorde, Haldern, Basketball Shoes

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.

Concorde, we're old now
And you wield a lightsaber
And led by the dark to our place on the table
So don't tell me you're hungry
'Cause darling I'm starving myself
And I heard you're on Atkins as well
I was made to love you
Can't you tell?
[First added to this chart: 02/05/2022]
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Folk Pop // Folk Rock

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!

Favorite Tracks: Overs, Old Friends, Punky's Dilemma

How long can I delay?
We're just a habit, like saccharin
And I'm habitually feelin' kinda blue
But each time I try on the thought of leavin' you
I stop
[First added to this chart: 11/11/2020]
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Noise Pop // Noise Rock // Emo

Favorite Tracks: Sleep In While You're Doing Your Best, My Sputnik Sweetheart, Cut Lips, Porcelain Hands

You have late nights of seeing red. People misunderstand your anger and that makes you all the more rageful. It’s not them or yourself who are to blame. It’s the world. It’s the feeling of empty defeat caused by betrayal. It’s your closest confidants turning a blind eye. It’s the rage at your loneliness. It all comes full circle, a downward spiral towards doom. Fortunately, Come In is always here to help.

Weatherday is a Swedish act created by the swedish musician Sputnik. Released in 2019, Come In initially appears to just be another album that has ridden the Emo wave of the last 5 years. That couldn’t be further from the truth. On Come In, every progressive note sounds so fresh, yet it presents a type of cohesive soundscape that marks only the best albums. That soundscape is bittersweet. Almost every song speaks of bad days of the past. Those days when you were still in love but it hurt so bad. You had to leave just to come crawling back. You hurt each other, you were both guilty. You both hoped you would never see each other again but you always would. Every harsh word stung like little cuts. Each one hurt a little bit more than the last. Suddenly you were trapped, left only to wallow in your pain and suffering. This music hurts to listen to, but you can’t stop loving. It’s not who you are.

“Of the past”, however, is a powerful statement. This album speaks of triumph. It speaks of moving past those days when you were paralyzed by the pain. For every moment of darkness and despair, there is one of warmth. Bittersweet, an oxymoron.
You could change yourself, hole up and tunnel till you don’t know the day or time. Distract yourself from it all.The pain outside could go away, but the hurt inside always remains. And I know Weatherday was hurt badly.

One can’t write a song like My Sputnik Sweetheart and not be coming from a place of deep, dark, shattering hurt.

But you let Weatherday knock on your door. You say Come In and they do. This music can Come In your earbuds and warm up the otherwise cold head you call home. There is always light at the end of the tunnel. The hurt may remain, but it fades over time. Scars can heal. They were once bleeding but they stitch up and eventually stop. They are pink and raw and then they aren’t. Scars can heal.

Come In can heal

9.5 stitches /10

If you're crying, know there is reason to
If you want to come in, it's okay to
If you want to sit this one out, you could come back
If a space is too big, a room can still get small
Remember that it isn't always your fault
Remember that a poorly drawn person can still be loved
And if you hate yourself sometimes
Sputnik sweetheart you're for one
If you're alone and no one's there to see it
Does it count?
Anyway alone's too vague and relative
If you need a reference to compare with
And no one is around
If you're painted, does it count?
If you feel so very vulnerable
And helpless in their arms
Then what's the point, in sharing your flaws
[First added to this chart: 02/23/2022]
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Riot Grrrl // Post-Hardcore

Favorite Tracks : Fagetarian and Dyke, Freewheel, , She's Amazing, #1 Chance Pirate TV

All of this is me and i'm not sure who the other is
she maybe came from all of you
this house is warm i think i'll take a nap just like
[First added to this chart: 09/24/2021]
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Latin // Jazz // Rock

"You're committing a career suicide"- Clive Davis.

Favorite Tracks: Song of the Wind, All the Love of the Universe, Every Step of the Way

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
Is all I really need to find the answers
I'll find the constant flow
Of all the harmony
[First added to this chart: 01/12/2021]
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Third Stream

Favorite Tracks: all of it lol
[First added to this chart: 04/14/2021]
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Chamber Pop // Lounge // Progressive Pop

Favorite Track: Eureka

Here on this phone
A quarter a day room for me
And as things stay the same
I'm quickly running out of change
You're thinking on your feet
While you're sitting there on your ass
Fresh crease in your shirts
No stain of sweat on your back
There's no need
There's an employee
To make up for all of your slack
A seed don't make a tree
Without a servant who waters the grass
[First added to this chart: 10/24/2021]
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Midwest Emo // Post-rock

Favorite Tracks: I See It Too, Born Again So Many Times, (Underground), It's A Lot It's Seamlees

With every scream, you can feel it too. You feel the loneliness, the insecurity in that lisp.
Masked Dancers is an album plagued by longing and sorrow. That insane songwriting that’s somehow both technically complex and simple/catchy. Those warm guitars and some of the best drumming you have ever heard in your goddam life. Oh and that production, that dreamy dreamy production. Euphoric. Adam Demijirian, the lead vocalist, has what can be described as a very strained relationship with pitch, tone, intonation, and all the other basics. He has a very present speech impediment that makes the sound “ess” nonexistent in his vocabulary. Yet, it fits perfectly. It couldn’t have been any other way.

Midwest emo is this kind of music that a bullied lonely kid would listen to on the bus while looking through the window and wishing for a better life. Adam is that kid. You are that kid. This album is an escape, if just for 50 minutes, to a world where the only voice in the room is the one that gets you.

All the movement, nostalgic, I am thinking
That I don't wanna, but know that I'm gonna' run
Run on highways, I should run on highways
Thrown towards the exits, the air acts like pillows
I don't wanna, but know that I'm gonna
Feel all these feelings, so many many feelings
Why I oughta, I really might just oughta
Be beneath the spotlight, projected like the moonlight
Are you filming? You better not be filming
Why are you filming? Exploit some other reasons
Time for substance, I really need some substance
No, I don't wanna, but know that I'm gonna rot
Rot on highways, like teenagers with nightmares
Almost finished, I swear I'm almost finished
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Total albums: 100. Page 1 of 10

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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %

1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 5 5%
1960s 12 12%
1970s 16 16%
1980s 16 16%
1990s 12 12%
2000s 11 11%
2010s 19 19%
2020s 9 9%
Country Albums %

United States 67 67%
United Kingdom 11 11%
Japan 6 6%
Mixed Nationality 4 4%
Philippines 3 3%
Korea, South 2 2%
Canada 2 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%
Live? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 96 96%
Yes 4 4%

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
Climber Up 14 from 39th to 25th
An Abundance Of Strawberries
by Julia Brown
Climber Up 10 from 25th to 15th
Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill
by Grouper
Climber Up 2 from 15th to 13th
Pieces Of A Man
by Gil Scott-Heron
Biggest fallers
Faller Down 5 from 12th to 17th
Steve McQueen
by Prefab Sprout
Faller Down 2 from 24th to 26th
by Blue Smiley
Faller Down 1 from 17th to 18th
What's Going On
by Marvin Gaye

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From 04/14/2023 21:45
¡Dios mío! la mitad de los álbumes que están aquí no los conozco. Me diste algo para escuchar, grandioso chart.
Tu lista de canciones también es muy interesante.
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OMG! Half of the albums that are here I don't know. You gave me something to listen to, great chart.
Your track list is also very interesting
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From 08/29/2022 18:41
Team Dresch!!! Killer selection, my friend! Quite diverse!
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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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From 04/15/2021 20:51
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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merry christmas
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Cool stuff Great Number 1
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Best Albums of 1995
1. The Bends by Radiohead
2. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
3. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
4. Different Class by Pulp
5. Post by Björk
6. Liquid Swords by GZA/Genius
7. Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
8. To Bring You My Love by PJ Harvey
9. The Infamous by Mobb Deep
10. Elliott Smith by Elliott Smith
11. Wowee Zowee by Pavement
12. Foo Fighters by Foo Fighters
13. Garbage by Garbage
14. Maxinquaye by Tricky
15. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... by Raekwon
16. Clouds Taste Metallic by The Flaming Lips
17. Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt
18. Alien Lanes by Guided By Voices
19. Symbolic by Death (Metal)
20. The Great Escape by Blur
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