Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by bea (2019)

Simply the 100 best albums in my opinion.
Not trying to include as many artists/genres as possible, nor limiting the number of albums per artist.
Original versions are mainly considered; however, good deluxe editions can score some extra points (e.g. In Rainbows, Mellon Collie & Live at Leeds).
No compilations.

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[First added to this chart: 11/17/2012]
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1997
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201,985
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[First added to this chart: 12/07/2012]
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2007
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106,107
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[First added to this chart: 11/17/2012]
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1975
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1966
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60,849
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[First added to this chart: 11/17/2012]
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1973
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179,992
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[First added to this chart: 11/17/2012]
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1979
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95,701
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[First added to this chart: 11/23/2012]
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1995
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86,039
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[First added to this chart: 11/17/2012]
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1965
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77,081
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[First added to this chart: 11/17/2012]
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2004
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107,670
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[First added to this chart: 11/29/2012]
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1986
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77,851
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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 1 1%
1960s 14 14%
1970s 20 20%
1980s 3 3%
1990s 15 15%
2000s 31 31%
2010s 16 16%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 6 6%
Radiohead 5 5%
Arcade Fire 4 4%
Pink Floyd 3 3%
Van Morrison 3 3%
Sigur Rós 3 3%
Håkan Hellström 3 3%
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Country Albums %


United States 43 43%
United Kingdom 30 30%
Canada 11 11%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Denmark 3 3%
Sweden 3 3%
Iceland 3 3%
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Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 2 from 14th to 12th
Abbey Road
by The Beatles
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 1 from 12th to 13th
The Suburbs
by Arcade Fire
fallers Down 1 from 13th to 14th
Kid A
by Radiohead

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88/100 (from 117 votes)
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From Lastings 06/26/2019 19:43
really nice chart. good mix of classics and also some unexpected stuff for a personal touch. I dig it.
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From jpajovich 06/26/2019 12:20
fantastic picks (my favs being takk... and med). Also out of curiosity did you not include Slow Riot since it's an EP pr do you believe F#A# is better?
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From gidgidi 06/26/2019 12:07
Great chart!
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From Paule 05/14/2019 08:11
Great chart. Personally, I never got the Bob Dylan thing (I'm probably in the wrong) but apart from that, I enjoy most of the albums here.
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From Pretender 03/30/2019 06:55
Maybe the chart I have most in common with on this website. A lot of Håkan and very little on Beatles. Thats perfectly understandable for me. I found some non known album on your chart and will kolla in dom.
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From antaiospiano 08/13/2018 12:30
I would recommend you should look up some albums that don’t have a 10/10 rating from almost every music critic on the internet. Music critics are just people too, create your own opinion.
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From Peppa 08/13/2018 12:06
Great!
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From sophialeviev 06/17/2018 01:34
LOVE this chart! Finally someone who appreciates Mellon Collie.... ;)
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80/100
From Thad 04/17/2018 19:56
I think it could probably use a little more variety at the top, but I do think you have a lot of good albums here and have good taste.

I'm kinda shocked at having Good News... by Modest Mouse on here but not any other MM albums. I can understand if you simply like it better, but I'm inclined to believe you haven't explored MM's earlier work. Check out The Lonesome Crowded West, The Moon & Antarctica, and This Is a Long Drive..., all are fantastic albums that are much more well done than Good News in my and a vast majority of MM fans' views - again I don't wanna come off as pretentious so its not that there's anything wrong with liking that one more if you've heard the other stuff. But I think you will probably like all 3 of those albums much more if you enjoyed Good News.
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From DommeDamian 12/12/2017 10:22
Blood On The Tracks !!!!
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Best Artists of the 1970s
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. The Clash
5. The Rolling Stones
6. Neil Young
7. The Who
8. Bruce Springsteen
9. Fleetwood Mac
10. Black Sabbath
11. Bob Dylan
12. Genesis
13. Joy Division
14. Queen
15. Yes
16. Stevie Wonder
17. Nick Drake
18. Bob Marley
19. Joni Mitchell
20. Television
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