Well, here we are! That was some work , but I've added all the lists I planned to except for a few which proved too difficult.
Here's the list of lists:Dick Weissman: Blues (2005)Rolling Stone 100 Greatest ex-Yugoslavia albums 1955-2015 (2015)YU 100: Greatest Yugoslav Rock and Pop music albums (1998)Večernji list: 101 albums for a desert island (Croatia, 2008)Afisha's 50 best Russian albums of all time (2010)Nový čas: The 100 Greatest Slovak Albums of All Time (2007)César Miguel Rondón - Basic discography from "The Book of Salsa" (2008)Record Collectors Rock Album Best 100 book (Japan, 2007)Record Collectors Rock Album Best 100 of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s (Japan, 2007)The Music Magazine 40th anniversary top 100 lists (Japan, 2009)Richard Cook & Brian Morton - The Penguin Guide to Jazz (2010 Edition)Latin Times - Top 35 Latin American Alternative Albums of All Time (2013)La Tempestad: Un continente musical (2014)Florent Mazzoleni - The Epic of African Music - Selective Discography (2013)Robert Haagsma - The Golden Years of Dutch Pop Music 1960-1979 (Netherlands, 2016)Soundi - 50 Best Finnish Albums (2005)Esensja's 50 Best Polish Albums (Poland, 2009)Esensja End of Decade list for the 2000s (Poland, 2010)Flavorwire: The 50 best albums you've never heard (2013)Les Inrockuptibles (France) - Hidden Treasures (1999)Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe: Yé-yé girls of 60's French Pop (2013)Songlines - The 50 Greatest World Music Albums of the Last Five Years (2015)NME - 100 Lost Albums You Need to Know (2015)The Guardian: DJ John Peel's 20 Favorite Albums (1997)Andrew Earles: Gimme indie rock - 500 Essential American Underground Rock Albums 1981-1996 (2014)Revista Zero: 100 albums you must have if you don't want to be ashamed (2004)Gino Castaldo - Musique: Box (France, 2011)Q - The Debut Albums That Changed Music (2017)Ultimate Classic Rock - Masterpieces: The Very Best Albums From More Than 100 Classic Rock ActsUltimate Classic Rock - Rock's 100 Most Underrated Albums (2017)Classic Rock Magazine (UK) - The Real 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (2016)Classic Rock Magazine (UK) - The Real 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s appendix: The Albums That Built the 1980s (2016)Lorenzo Barbagli - After the Flood: Progressive rock 1976-2010 (Italia, 2011)Will Romano - Mountains Come Out of the Sky: The Illustrated History of Prog Rock (2010)The Tsunami Edizioni booksNME - The 50 Greatest Live Albums Ever (2014)Muziq - 101 essential live discs (2008)Ultimate Classic Rock - Top 100 Live Albums (2015)Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore 1987-2003 (2004)The lists from Martin PopoffHard Rock Magazine: Top 50 Live Albums (1999)Hard Rock Magazine - 170 legendary albums (2004)Kerrang!: 666 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2012)Christian Eudeline - Hard Rock - 100 Essential Hard Albums (2007)Christian Eudeline: From Hard Rock to Heavy Metal: The 100 Cult Albums (2014)Loudwire - Top 50 Metal Albums (2015)Deena Weinstein's Heavy Metal: The Music and Its Culture - Top 100 definitive metal albums (2009)D'Head Banger: 100 Best Hard Albums (1990)Hard Rock Magazine: 100 Best Albums 1984-1993 (1993)Hard Rock Magazine: 50 Best Albums 1990-1995 (1995)Decibel Magazine: Top 100 old-school metal albums of all time (up-to-1989) (2015)Roadie Crew: 100 greatest heavy metal & classic rock albums (Brazil, 2007)Loudwire - Top 70 Hard Rock + Metal Albums of the 1970sLoudwire - Top 90 Hard Rock + Metal Albums of the 1990sLoudwire - Top 100 Hard Rock + Metal Albums of the 21st CenturyRoadie Crew: the 80 best albums of 1980 (Brazil, 2010)Top 50 Albums of 2007 - Consequence of Sound [US] (2017)Drum Magazine - Top 20 Drum Albums of the Last 20 Years (2012)Faster Louder (AUS): The Most Underrated Albums of All Time (2012)Philippe Margotin - 100 Years of Blues and Soul - Selective Discography (2016)
That was a busy week. I've also taken craploads of notes so instead of making a long tedious post, I've joined my Word file. That should be more... simple I guess?
Aside from a certain grunge album scoring big and potentially becoming the most acclaimed album of all time, I'm not actually expecting much major shake-up from this amount of lists, as many are specialized in different fields and give points to a lot of different albums. If anything, if there are major movements they'll occur in the bubblerzone.
In hard rock and metal, the main juggernauts should keep on sailing unhindered, with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Queensrÿche, Guns N' Roses, Rainbow and System of a Down crushing all opposition. For the rest, there's a lot of vote dispersion, for instance for Rush, Scorpions, Helloween or Mercyful Fate/King Diamond, which may not help them to make real progress.
Potentially good news for Nassim: Queen shoud get a few new bubblers. Potentially bad news for Nassim: Dream Theater will probably climb a bit.
Potentially good news for jamieW: Nightwish and maybe Evanescence may score a bubbler album each. However, Within Temptation are not even close.
Potentially bad news for everybody: I don't see what could stop Ted Nugent's Double Live Gonzo!
from at least be a bubbler on the next album update, and maybe even more than that.
Otherwise, I'm annoyed by how sexist the lists for classic rock and heavy metal remain. I mean, Heart, X, the Runaways and solo Joan Jett and Lita Ford, Pat Benatar, the Plasmatics and Wendy O. Williams, Bitch or Girlschool, and more recent female-fronted acts like Evanescence, Nightwish or Within Temptation all scored negligible gains. It's not today that they will make their legacy break through.
In other news, jazz, salsa and African music may make some gains, but I don't know well enough how Henrik gives points to very underrated styles like these to make projections. In those lists, there was a lot of new entries so it may have very little impact.
The lists of "rare and underrated" albums are interesting but should have little influence either. I'm cautiously optimistic for Rowland S. Howard, White Noise and Jobriath to score bubblers but that's about all.
I also have cautious hopes for live albums in general. At the very least, live music should score some new bubblers.
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