The 100 Best Albums of All Time

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The 100 Best Albums of All Time

Postby hectorthebat » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:57 pm

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1. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
2. The Beatles - Revolver
3. The Clash - London Calling
4. Nirvana - Nevermind
5. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
6. Joni Mitchell - Blue
7. Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
8. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
9. Velvet Underground & Nico - Velvet Underground & Nico
10. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
11. Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
12. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
13. Television - Marquee Moon
14. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard
15. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Symbols) IV
16. Radiohead - OK Computer
17. The Band - The Band
18. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)
19. Pixies - Doolittle
20. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
21. U2 - Achtung Baby
22. Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge over Troubled Water
23. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
24. Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
25. Prince - Sign o' the Times
26. Arcade Fire - Funeral
27. Michael Jackson - Thriller
28. Neil Young - On the Beach
29. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
30. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
31. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
32. Carole King - Tapestry
33. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
34. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
35. Paul Simon - Graceland
36. Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power
37. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?
38. Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul
39. Ramones - Ramones
40. Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
41. Patti Smith - Horses
42. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
43. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
44. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
45. The Beatles - Abbey Road
46. Guns 'n Roses - Appetite for Destruction
47. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
48. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
49. Green Day - American Idiot
50. The Doors - The Doors
51. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
52. James Brown - Live at the Apollo
53. Creedance Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
54. Pearl Jam - Vs.
55. The Wailers - Burnin'
56. The Monkees - Headquarters
57. Talking Heads - Remain in Light
58. Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story
59. Devo - Q. Are We Not Men? A. We are Devo!
60. Chuck Berry - After School Session
61. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
62. Blondie - Parallel Lines
63. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
64. R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
65. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go?
66. Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
67. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
68. Jeff Buckley - Grace
69. The White Stripes - Elephant
70. Eagles - Hotel California
71. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
72. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
73. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
74. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
75. The Who - Live at Leeds
76. Joy Division - Closer
77. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
78. Randy Newman - Sail Away
79. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
80. Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
81. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
82. The Strokes - Is This It
83. Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust
84. Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
85. The Kinks - The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society
86. Pretenders - Pretenders
87. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
88. Primal Scream - Screamadelica
89. Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking
90. Elvis Costello and the Attractions - This Year's Model
91. Portishead - Dummy
92. AC/DC - Back in Black
93. Beck - Odelay
94. Gang of Four - Entertainment
95. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
96. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
97. Queen - A Night at the Opera
98. Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
99. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
100. The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo

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Re: The 100 Best Albums of All Time

Postby irreduciblekoan » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:05 pm

American Idiot? Yuck. On the other hand, I like that My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is there. That album may have a chance yet to reach the AM top 100!

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Re: The 100 Best Albums of All Time

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:11 pm

irreduciblekoan wrote:American Idiot? Yuck. On the other hand, I like that My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is there. That album may have a chance yet to reach the AM top 100!

I don't have a strong opinion on MBDTF yet, but it's pretty clear that it's going to make a huge jump in the next update.
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Re: The 100 Best Albums of All Time

Postby Nick » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:51 pm

I know this is REALLY premature, but does anyone else think MBDTF may just end up as the most acclaimed album of the decade when all is said and done? The acclaim behind this album is just so huge.

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Re: The 100 Best Albums of All Time

Postby Harold » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:08 pm

This looks eligible for inclusion at AM. It's a book by two Australian critics, Craig Mathieson and Toby Creswell; Creswell was the author of the book 1001 Songs: The Great Songs of All Time, which is included here.

The only album on this top 100 that isn't currently in the AM top 3000 is #55, The Monkees' Headquarters.

I agree that MBDTF seems destined to - deservedly - rise in the rankings over time. I just hope that, given West's ongoing Kardashification, future commentary on the album doesn't become a case of "remember how great he used to be?"

Based on this list and the NME top 500, there seems to be a serious revisionist consensus building that Neil Young's On the Beach deserves to be ranked higher.

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Re: The 100 Best Albums of All Time

Postby JimmyJazz » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:16 pm

Harold wrote:I agree that MBDTF seems destined to - deservedly - rise in the rankings over time. I just hope that, given West's ongoing Kardashification, future commentary on the album doesn't become a case of "remember how great he used to be?"


He's got more to worry about - Mr. "Yeezus" has provoked the ire over the course of the year of the President, Jimmy Kimmel, and, thanks to his Confederate Flag wearing, various civil rights groups. I could go on a tirade about this dude... But I won't. Once again, not trying to stir up anything :mrgreen:

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Re: The 100 Best Albums of All Time

Postby Mattceinicram » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:42 am

For the most part very typical, except for this handful of surprises.

28. Neil Young - On the Beach
29. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
49. Green Day - American Idiot
54. Pearl Jam - Vs.
56. The Monkees - Headquarters
60. Chuck Berry - After School Session
65. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go?
80. Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
83. Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust
84. Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
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Re: The 100 Best Albums of All Time

Postby Nick » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:38 am

Mattceinicram wrote:For the most part very typical, except for this handful of surprises.


57. Talking Heads - Remain in Light



"Remain In Light" a surprise?

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Re: The 100 Best Albums of All Time

Postby irreduciblekoan » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:49 am

Harold wrote:I agree that MBDTF seems destined to - deservedly - rise in the rankings over time. I just hope that, given West's ongoing Kardashification, future commentary on the album doesn't become a case of "remember how great he used to be?"


I actually don't think Kanye has to worry about dwindling critical appreciation anytime soon. "Yeezus" is one of this year's most acclaimed albums and I foresee it doing very well on EOY lists. His personal life has always been the target of ridicule, but that hasn't stopped the critics, yet, from praising his music.


Harold wrote:Based on this list and the NME top 500, there seems to be a serious revisionist consensus building that Neil Young's On the Beach deserves to be ranked higher.


Yes, an interesting development, and one I agree with. I've always been a big fan of On The Beach. I also agree with this particular list that Darkness on the Edge of Town is up there with Born to Run as Springsteen's best.

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Re: The 100 Best Albums of All Time

Postby Harold » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:06 am

Nick wrote:
Mattceinicram wrote:For the most part very typical, except for this handful of surprises.
57. Talking Heads - Remain in Light

"Remain In Light" a surprise?


I'm guessing the "surprise" is that it's ranked that low, not that it's on the list at all.

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Re: The 100 Best Albums of All Time

Postby VanillaFire1000 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:02 am

If they're going to put Coldplay on the list (being the biggest UK band of the 00s) and they put Viva la Vida on there? Strange indeed.

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Re: The 100 Best Albums of All Time

Postby PlasticRam » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:53 am

Harold wrote:
Nick wrote:
Mattceinicram wrote:For the most part very typical, except for this handful of surprises.
57. Talking Heads - Remain in Light

"Remain In Light" a surprise?


I'm guessing the "surprise" is that it's ranked that low, not that it's on the list at all.

36th on Acclaimed Music, 57th on this list. What a snub.

Edit: I listened to the Chuck Berry album, thought it was great. Prolly my fav album of the 50s actually. Obv haven't listened to that many though.
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Re: The 100 Best Albums of All Time

Postby sonofsamiam » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:49 pm

All those token soul albums, and no Stevie Wonder at all? Baffling.

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Re: The 100 Best Albums of All Time

Postby Mattceinicram » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:09 am

Nick wrote:
Mattceinicram wrote:For the most part very typical, except for this handful of surprises.


57. Talking Heads - Remain in Light



"Remain In Light" a surprise?

Didn't mean to include that one :P
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Re: The 100 Best Albums of All Time

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