Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Santiago (2021)
- Chart updated: 01/12/2021 19:15
- (Created: 06/27/2012 09:45).
- Chart size: 100 albums.
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This is not a perfect, round album, so I am not sure why it produces such a strong feeling in me. It just feels magical, warm, nostalgic, playful, crazy and powerful. Listening to the White Album is always an event for me. An event that requires paying attention and show deference to the genius involved in putting all these wonderful music together.
With occasion of the 50th anniversary of its release, Jordan Orlando wrote an article for the New Yorker, aptly titled "The Accidental Perfection of The Beatles' White Album". Indeed, this messy, mismatched mumbo jumbo of a record cannot be more beautiful. [First added to this chart: 06/28/2012]
Rubén Blades is an intelligent, literate composer and here we find him at his height, offering 7 instant classics that are enjoyable as much as relevant. "Epochal" can really be a more appropriate word.
The extremely well crafted songwriting prompts laughs, tears and reflection by recounting everyday anonymous stories or important social issues of Latin America. Rubén Blades is such an outstanding songwriter; the words of his songs are so creative, relevant and powerful, that he deserves the Nobel Prize in Literature as much as Bob Dylan. [First added to this chart: 09/14/2012]
It´s a bit disheartening to see that many decades after its release, the issues approached in the lyrics are still pretty much unsolved. This record continues to be relevant; or actually, it is more relevant than ever. [First added to this chart: 06/28/2012]
Sometimes, I forget how good the Beatles are, until I play this record after not listening it for a while, and it just blows my mind again and again.
In addition, it has one of the most iconic and recognizable artworks of all time with a picture that has entered pop culture.
The only low point for me is "Maxwell´s Silver Hammer". I can understand Lennon and Harrison tired of playing these "Granny Tunes" as John used to call them. [First added to this chart: 06/28/2012]
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Listening to the Pixies always elicits a "screw everything" mood... and that's a great feeling.
Some of the songs even feel like they have been left with a "not so great" finish, but that only adds more personality. It´s like if the band didn´t take all the recording process so seriously, and as long as the songs sounded fresh, powerful and fun, they could go unpolished.
It feels like a statement of a relaxed way of seeing life. [First added to this chart: 06/03/2018]
Even better than the concept, this album´s best feature, is the incredible guitar work by David Gilmour.
I think he reached his zenith as a guitar player in Animals, and his solo in "Dogs", that starts in minute 3:41 is for me the best of all time. There are other guitar players that may play louder, faster or more acrobatically, but Gilmour´s guitar has superb taste and is extremely dramatic. It almost sounds as if Miles Davies had switched instruments.
The packaging of the songs, with the two acoustic short ones in the beginning and the end, and the 3 main pieces in the middle makes the album structure unusual but coherent. Dogs and Pigs are in my Top 5 best Pink Floyd songs due to their powerful lyrics and music.
The cover is one of the most famous and creative in history and I still have trouble thinking that it's an actual
picture and not a painting. This record deserves a 10/10 for sure. [First added to this chart: 06/28/2012]
The lyrics are charmingly naive because they feel extremely honest and appropriate for the time, place and situation of the composer.
The stories in the songs and the way they are told are a fantastic window into many aspects of the urban "carioca" Afro-Brazilian culture.
Topics like Football, History, Mysticism and "Candomblé" are treated in a fresh, creative, sometimes lighthearted, sometimes dignified manner. [First added to this chart: 07/04/2012]
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The White album is a good pick for number 1. It's stuck with me a lot longer than Abbey Road
You put the Beatles on number 1 what is clearly cool. But i like the rest of your list as much as i can. Some artists i don´t know before from Spain and Brazil but that makes the diversity .
You put a lot of effort on this. Really good chart with amazing picks. Im more of a Revolver/Highway 61 kind of guy. Though theres good tracks im not too fond of White Album/Desire. I 100% agree on Sgt Pepper though, Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane shouldve replaced some of those weaker songs.
I hope you liked La Barranca. Just came to check your recommendations. Now I'll have to pay more attention to Low, I've heard some songs but I will check that album. It was hard for me to put Beatles' White Album for the same reason as yours: it is so irregular. But I guess we put it there for that exact reason, I love those albums where you can tell the band is finding exactly different sounds and ideas that's why I love Pearl Jam's No Code or Radiohead's Kid A.
Anyway... ¡Saludos desde México!
I like your list very much, especially the comments that are spot on in my opinion and the inspiration it gives me to listen to records I do not know yet or haven't give much attention untill now.
This is a great chart, full of variety in terms of its regional and chronological scope.
Great choice for #1
It's a great chart full of stuff i'll need to look up! You should check out the album O LP by the Brasilan jazz band Os Cobras if you haven't yet. You'll probably really like it!
Really good chart
Completely agree with your choice for number 1
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