Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Altsoul (2019)

My chart is not here to fulfill snob requirements. I don't venerate your sacred cows. I counterbalance the negative hypes. I laugh at the imperative of "variety" (where are the hardcore punk, tango, black metal, cumbia or world genres in your charts?). I choose feelings over rationalization, galvanic reaction over snob conformity and authenticity over posing. And I will always embrace punk rock, such an underrated genre on this site. This is not the greatest albums of all time chart but my personal all time favourites list.

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1991
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106,921
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1993
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1991
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1988
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38,790
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2001
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18,870
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1993
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41,537
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1983
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788
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1995
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32,630
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2004
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107,669
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1992
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169
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 6 6%
1970s 9 9%
1980s 20 20%
1990s 36 36%
2000s 22 22%
2010s 7 7%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 5 5%
Radiohead 4 4%
Nirvana 3 3%
Pearl Jam 3 3%
Jens Lekman 3 3%
Sonic Youth 3 3%
Elliott Smith 3 3%
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Country Albums %


United States 53 53%
United Kingdom 20 20%
Argentina 10 10%
Canada 4 4%
Sweden 3 3%
Ireland 3 3%
Australia 2 2%
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85/100 (from 55 votes)
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From kynes 08/30/2019 23:43
This chart is fun as hell. Ignition in the top 10 is bold. Great stuff.
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From elo269megv 12/21/2018 17:38
Did we just become best friends?
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From ForegroundNoise 12/21/2018 09:37
LOVE the inclusion of 'This Is A Long Drive...' and 'Signals, Calls & Marches'! Great to see them getting the recognition they deserve. Your chart is a little alt-rock heavy for my liking however (+ they were things going on in the 60s that weren't the Beatles!!). Would be nice to see some hip hop/electronic/jazz thrown in the mix!
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From LedZep 05/29/2017 13:50
Really great chart, nothing more to add!
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From WayneMC 11/15/2016 17:06
20 albums in common and 27 that I don't own, including the 9 from Argentina (which I'm broad minded enough to check out). Not that much variety though.
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From platus 05/10/2016 13:41
Nice chart
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From LordMark 05/10/2016 08:09
22 albums in common
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From Anti 05/23/2014 22:46
Yeah! Nice list!
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From AMS 05/23/2014 21:03
Fine Argentine contributions. The Wipers - gone but not forgotten. In the 80s the Polish Radio 3 created a set of enigmatic songs, no-exact-name, only by Greek letters. Beta was for 'When it's over'.
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From quadrophenia17 05/23/2014 16:58
Even though there's a lot of 90's grunge here, I'm glad you balanced out other genres in your chart!
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Best Albums of the 1980s
1. Doolittle by Pixies
2. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
3. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
4. The Joshua Tree by U2
5. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
6. Disintegration by The Cure
7. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
8. Closer by Joy Division
9. Thriller by Michael Jackson
10. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
11. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
12. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
13. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
14. Back In Black by AC/DC
15. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
16. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
17. Graceland by Paul Simon
18. Murmur by R.E.M.
19. Moving Pictures by Rush
20. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
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