Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Tap (2019)

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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209
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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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88
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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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625
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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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1,442
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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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12,339
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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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132
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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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86
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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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1,626
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Animal Collective strips down, breaks apart and sings together. [First added to this chart: 01/01/2016]
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2004
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2,747
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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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767
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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%
Country Albums %


United States 40 40%
United Kingdom 14 14%
France 8 8%
Mixed Nationality 7 7%
Germany 6 6%
Japan 6 6%
Austria 3 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 97 97%
Yes 3 3%
Live? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

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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94/100 (from 75 votes)
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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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