Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Tap

There is a lot of good music out there, but these are the albums I know how to listen to.

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Fennesz, Jim O'Rourke, and Peter Rehberg improvise two concerts using computers and samples. [First added to this chart: 01/27/2013]
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2002
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116
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Jacques Lejeune creates a musique concrete soundtrack for a dance performance of Snow White. [First added to this chart: 08/28/2013]
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1975
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51
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Boredoms transition from noisy young goofballs into adults who are serious about worshiping the sun. [First added to this chart: 01/27/2013]
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1998
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568
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Julia Holter captains a loose ship on a world falling apart. [First added to this chart: 12/29/2018]
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2018
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1,307
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5. (=)
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Can hook you in and then pull out the rug. [First added to this chart: 08/28/2013]
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1971
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10,149
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Keith Rowe looks back. [First added to this chart: 02/10/2017]
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2016
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97
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Olivia Block turns up the contrast. [First added to this chart: 01/01/2016]
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2006
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51
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Aphex Twin takes his Tuss sound out of the box and into the room. [First added to this chart: 09/21/2014]
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2014
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2,028
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Animal Collective strips down, breaks apart and sings together. [First added to this chart: 01/01/2016]
Year of Release:
2004
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2,141
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Charles Mingus pushes his talent for composing and enters into strange territory. [First added to this chart: 01/01/2016]
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1972
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1,034
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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 2 2%
1960s 13 13%
1970s 16 16%
1980s 18 18%
1990s 17 17%
2000s 16 16%
2010s 18 18%
2020s 0 0%
Artist Albums %


Ruth White 1 1%
AMM 1 1%
John Coltrane 1 1%
Liars 1 1%
Borbetomagus 1 1%
Various Artists 1 1%
Wobbly 1 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 40 40%
United Kingdom 14 14%
France 8 8%
Mixed Nationality 8 8%
Japan 6 6%
Germany 6 6%
Austria 3 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 97 97%
Yes 3 3%
Live? Albums %
No 96 96%
Yes 4 4%

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums chart changes

Biggest climbers
Climber Up 2 from 6th to 4th
Aviary
by Julia Holter
Biggest fallers
Faller Down 2 from 4th to 6th
The Room Extended
by Keith Rowe
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 2000s Tap2000s decade chart2019
Top 63 Music Albums of the 1970s Tap1970s decade chart2019
Top 100 Music Albums of the 2010s Tap2010s decade chart2019
Top 58 Music Albums of the 1990s Tap1990s decade chart2019
Top 57 Music Albums of the 1980s Tap1980s decade chart2019
Top 50 Music Albums of the 1960s Tap1960s decade chart2019
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From 10/08/2019 12:32
Tap carves out his brain and puts his mind on display.
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From 05/08/2019 12:13
Few charts seem to reflect the member's personality so well. The core is the history of electronic and electro-acoustic music, but also a wide range of experimental music, contemporary music and eccentric jazz choices. Also appreciate the pithy comments for every album.
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From 03/13/2019 17:02
You consistently gave me recommendations that fascinated and amazed, so I had to check out your chart and I'm not disappointed. Stunning variety and appreciation for the avant-garde, not to mention your short little descriptions compliment the albums wonderfully. Will absolutely be raiding this for hidden gems ...
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From 03/03/2019 20:17
Ok now this, this is the most original chart I've seen on here. It makes me want to listen to everything on here. I've only heard a handful. I love that you have Big Science by Laurie Anderson and cool seeing Cornelius.
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From 10/30/2018 06:29
oh thanks but I'd have to disagree, there's a ton of people on here who are on their own wild trip and do good stuff, like dividesbyzero, kool keith sweat, brun027, jimmy dread, splashfoop, and a ton of others. and even the people who I don't share taste with exactly, they're still cool and doing their thing, I wouldn't say I'm higher than any of them really.
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From 06/27/2018 01:39
Verry impressive chart! Never saw anything like it!
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From 03/23/2018 00:54
MBV is great, don't know a lot of albums you added though
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From 08/09/2017 22:38
very unique
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From 07/20/2017 05:41
Whenever I look up an obscure electronic pioneer or album you've usually listened to it. This list has a lot for me to explore.
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From 06/19/2017 08:53
This is the kind of awesome chart that makes me wanna try to change my listening habits a bit. But i wont. I cant help it if my taste in electronic music runs toward the sensationalistic. Ha ha. It just DOES. I cant help it. Even the ambient i like is sensationalistic. Nice to see Fennesz way up there tho. And REAL nice to see Come Away With ESG. An old favorite of mine. Tho i actually prefer the Dance to the Beat of Moody 12".
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