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best albums, 1 per artist, #1-100 by paladisiac (2017)

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06/09/2016: major updates since this list was last put together in 2013
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Chart updated: 11/01/2017 21:15 (Created: 10/31/2012 01:19). Chart size: 100 albums.

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The Lamb Lies Down On BroadwayUnited Kingdom Genesis

(First added to chart: 10/30/2012)
Year of Release:1974Appears in:604 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:13,797
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  83/100 (717 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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2. (=)

Mellon Collie And The Infinite SadnessUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins

(First added to chart: 10/30/2012)
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,205 charts
Rank in 1995:3Rank Score:31,902
Rank in 1990s14Overall Rank:74
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,489 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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3. (=)

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead

(First added to chart: 10/30/2012)
Year of Release:1997Appears in:3,726 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:198,923
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,606 votes)
Comments: 741 comments
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NevermindUnited States Nirvana

(First added to chart: 10/30/2012)
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,655 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:105,574
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,638 votes)
Comments: 371 comments
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Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution

(First added to chart: 10/30/2012)
Year of Release:1984Appears in:1,043 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:26,124
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,231 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson

(First added to chart: 10/30/2012)
Year of Release:1982Appears in:1,230 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:32,248
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,724 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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7. (9) Up2

...But SeriouslyUnited Kingdom Phil Collins

(First added to chart: 10/30/2012)
Year of Release:1989Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1989:34Rank Score:821
Rank in 1980s397Overall Rank:2,523
Average Rating:  69/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8. (10) Up2

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode

(First added to chart: 10/30/2012)
Year of Release:1990Appears in:874 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:20,054
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,044 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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9. (7) Down2

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon & Garfunkel

(First added to chart: 06/09/2016)
Year of Release:1970Appears in:984 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:22,059
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:117
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,221 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyUnited States Kanye West

(First added to chart: 10/30/2012)
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,349 charts
Rank in 2010:2Rank Score:43,732
Rank in 2010s2Overall Rank:43
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,793 votes)
Comments: 227 comments
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best albums, 1 per artist, #1-100 composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 13 13%
1980s 19 19%
1990s 25 25%
2000s 33 33%
2010s 10 10%
Artist Albums %


Ben Folds Five 1 1%
Daft Punk 1 1%
Janet Jackson 1 1%
Richard Marx 1 1%
The Wrens 1 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 1 1%
Eagles 1 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 66 66%
United Kingdom 23 23%
Canada 4 4%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Australia 2 2%
Sweden 1 1%
Ireland 1 1%
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best albums, 1 per artist, #1-100 chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 2 from 10th to 8th
Violator
by Depeche Mode
climbers Up 2 from 9th to 7th
...But Seriously
by Phil Collins
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 2 from 7th to 9th
Bridge Over Troubled Water
by Simon & Garfunkel
fallers Down 2 from 8th to 10th
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
by Kanye West
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