Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Santiago (2022)
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- (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 generates such a strong feeling in me. I see it as a warm, nostalgic, playful, weird and powerful collection of songs. Listening to the White Album is always an event for me; an event that requires paying attention and showing deference to the genius involved in putting all this outstanding 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... or "epochal" can really be a more appropriate word.
The extremely well crafted lyrics prompt laughs, tears and reflection by recounting everyday anonymous stories or important social Latin American issues. Rubén Blades is such an outstanding songwriter and his lyrics are so creative, relevant and powerful, that he deserves the Nobel Prize in Literature more than Bob Dylan. I wonder if they are listening to Ruben Blades in Sweeden? [First added to this chart: 09/14/2012]
It´s really sad to see that many decades after its release, the issues approached in the lyrics are still pretty much unsolved. The poorest Americans dying on wars abroad, racial tensions and environmental disaster are realities that we see everyday. For all these reasons, this record continues to be relevant; or actually, it´s even more relevant than ever before [First added to this chart: 06/28/2012]
Sometimes, I forget how extremely good the Beatles are, until I play this record, after not listening it for a while, and it just keeps blowing 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]
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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pretty much an excellent chart, love your jazz picks
Nice list. Interesting to see classic rock mixed with stuff I've been unaware of. Thanks for the eye opener!
I have mixed emotions about this chart on the whole.
‘Escafandra’ is at large not wrong about it being good in terms of its variety chronologically and its regional scope. The former is something I demand of charts; whilst the latter does add a great deal of interest. The jazz albums also add a lot of interest although they are by no means unique. However, I must say that the chart is weak on one decade – the 1990s, from which the albums included – with the conspicuous exception of ‘Dummy’ – really are to my mind overrated at best.
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
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