AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 LIST THREAD

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AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 LIST THREAD

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Hello! I've had some people say that they would like me to open this thread, so here it is! This is the 2020 Edition of the Acclaimed Music Forum's Favorite Albums of All-Time!

Rules for Submissions:

1. The minimum submission length is 50 albums. I will allow up to 1000 albums per ballot either in this thread, or by PM (but I really do encourage posting here and participating in conversation for those of you that are newcomers, you won't regret it!)
2. ((100*tan(101/900))/(tan((Rank+100)/900))*((1001-(0.5*Rank)/1000.5) will be used as the formula. (It's a bit convulted but I like its curve.)
3. EP's are eligible as per the "Burial Clause"
4. Feel free to edit your lists as much as you want until the deadline, just let me know in the thread or through PM when you do!
5. The HARD deadline is going to be October 15, 2020. The rollout will begin on October 20.
6. Compilations are not allowed. If in doubt, consult Acclaimed Music. If your album is there, bubbling under or otherwise, it's eligible. If still in doubt, check Rate Your Music.

Those are the concrete rules, but I also have an ask for all of you submitting lists regarding formatting. Please, in order to make it much easier on me for inputting lists, especially longer ones, format them with a character, such as a hyphen, period, or bar, separating the rank, artist, and album. It's not a huge deal, but it makes it much easier to add into spreadsheets for me!
Examples:
1 | Portishead | Dummy
2. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

Also, while I definitely encourage posting the lists in the thread, if you’d like to also put them in a spreadsheet (preferably google sheets) to help me a little bit that’d be awesome, so if you’d like to do that, share the spreadsheet with holdenstats26@gmail.com

Additionally, the rollout this year will contain a component based on how differently aged voters ranked albums. If you submit a list, please include your age! I am missing the following voters ages:

Edre Peraza
Jirin
BryanBehar
Chris K.
bonnielaurel
profeta
luvulongTIM
Fred
Cold Butterfly
whuntva
Akhenaten
VanillaFire1000
Brad
spiritualized
Nassim
Michel
Krurze
Rocky Raccoon
vivian
votingbloc
spiderpig
Emerald
Zombeels

If you really don't wish to share that information, I understand, but if you don't mind it'll help make the rollout a little bit better!
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I AM WORKING ON A NEW LIST
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My Top 500 Albums of All Time:

1. The Beatles- Revolver
2. Radiohead- OK Computer
3. The Clash- London Calling
4. The Beach Boys- Pet Sounds
5. The Beatles- Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
6. The Beatles- The Beatles (“The White Album”)
7. LCD Soundsystem- Sound of Silver
8. The Strokes- Is This It
9. David Bowie- The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
10. Bob Dylan- Highway 61 Revisited
11. Radiohead- Kid A
12. The Beatles- Abbey Road
13. Arcade Fire- Funeral
14. Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
15. Oasis- (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?
16. The Velvet Underground- The Velvet Underground & Nico
17. Wilco- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
18. Wilco- Summerteeth
19. Television- Marquee Moon
20. My Bloody Valentine- Loveless

21. Pink Floyd- The Dark Side of the Moon
22. Led Zeppelin- IV
23. Nirvana- Nevermind
24. Bruce Springsteen- Born to Run
25. Talking Heads- Remain in Light
26. R.E.M.- Automatic for the People
27. The Smiths- The Queen Is Dead
28. The Rolling Stones- Exile on Main Street
29. Michael Jackson- Thriller
30. Bob Dylan- Blonde on Blonde
31. The Avalanches- Since I Left You
32. Prince- Purple Rain
33. Radiohead- In Rainbows
34. Pixies- Doolittle
35. The Doors- The Doors
36. The Beatles- Rubber Soul
37. Neutral Milk Hotel- In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
38. Miles Davis- Kind of Blue
39. Frank Ocean- Channel Orange
40. Kendrick Lamar- Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

41. Beastie Boys- Paul’s Boutique
42. Joy Division- Unknown Pleasures
43. Vampire Weekend- Modern Vampires of the City
44. Daft Punk- Random Access Memories
45. David Bowie- Blackstar
46. Sufjan Stevens- Illinois
47. Marvin Gaye- What’s Going On
48. Kendrick Lamar- To Pimp a Butterfly
49. The Who- Who’s Next
50. Jimi Hendrix- Electric Ladyland
51. Jimi Hendrix- Are You Experienced?
52. U2- The Joshua Tree
53. The White Stripes- Elephant
54. Oasis- Definitely Maybe
55. Bob Dylan- Blood on the Tracks
56. Radiohead- The Bends
57. Blur- Parklife
58. Fleetwood Mac- Rumours
59. Van Morrison- Astral Weeks
60. LCD Soundsystem- This Is Happening

61. Arcade Fire- The Suburbs
62. Beach House- Teen Dream
63. The Flaming Lips- Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
64. The White Stripes- White Blood Cells
65. Jay-Z- The Blueprint
66. The Flaming Lips- The Soft Bulletin
67. John Coltrane- A Love Supreme
68. Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion
69. J Dilla- Donuts
70. Nas- Illmatic
71. Kanye West- Late Registration
72. Daft Punk- Discovery
73. OutKast- Stankonia
74. Stevie Wonder- Innervisions
75. Neil Young- After The Gold Rush
76. Ramones- Ramones
77. Primal Scream- Screamadelica
78. The Rolling Stones- Let it Bleed
79. Weezer- Pinkerton
80. John Coltrane- Giant Steps

81. Spiritualized- Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
82. Steely Dan- Aja
83. Bruce Springsteen- Born in the U.S.A.
84. Herbie Hancock- Head Hunters
85. DJ Shadow- Endtroducing…..
86. Pavement- Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
87. The Rolling Stones- Beggars Banquet
88. The Rolling Stones- Sticky Fingers
89. Bob Dylan- Bringing It All Back Home
90. Smashing Pumpkins- Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
91. The Replacements- Let it Be
92. Pulp- Different Class
93. Air- Moon Safari
94. Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend
95. Smashing Pumpkins- Siamese Dream
96. Weezer- Weezer (The Blue Album)
97. Black Sabbath- Paranoid
98. The Modern Lovers- The Modern Lovers
99. Kanye West- The College Dropout
100. Beck- Odelay

101. Nirvana- In Utero
102. Portishead- Dummy
103. The Clash- The Clash
104. Massive Attack- Blue Lines
105. Public Enemy- It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
106. Red Hot Chili Peppers- Blood Sugar Sex Magik
107. Björk- Post
108. Elvis Costello- This Year’s Model
109. Pixies- Surfer Rosa
110. Lou Reed- Transformer
111. Guns N’ Roses- Appetite for Destruction
112. Arctic Monkeys- Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
113. A Tribe Called Quest- The Low End Theory
114. David Bowie- Hunky Dory
115. Led Zeppelin- II
116. Massive Attack- Mezzanine
117. Nine Inch Nails- The Downward Spiral
118. Miles Davis- In a Silent Way
119. Simon and Garfunkel- Bridge Over Troubled Water
120. The Stone Roses- The Stone Roses

121. The Cure- Disintegration
122. The Stooges- Fun House
123. Joy Division- Closer
124. Paul Simon- Graceland
125. Charles Mingus- The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
126. Prince- Sign ‘O’ the Times
127. The Streets- Original Pirate Material
128. Love- Forever Changes
129. Franz Ferdinand- Franz Ferdinand
130. Panda Bear- Person Pitch
131. Brian Wilson- SMiLE
132. X- Los Angeles
133. Sex Pistols- Nevermind the Bollocks- Here’s the Sex Pistols
134. Queen- A Night at the Opera
135. Eagles- Hotel California
136. Depeche Mode- Violator
137. Interpol- Turn on the Bright Lights
138. Prince- 1999
139. David Bowie- Low
140. Todd Rundgren- Something/Anything?

141. Wu-Tang Clan- Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
142. Kraftwerk- Trans-Europa Express
143. The Allman Brothers Band- At Fillmore East
144. Blondie- Parallel Lines
145. Kanye West- Yeezus
146. Björk- Homogenic
147. M.I.A.- Kala
148. Portishead- Third
149. Fleet Foxes- Fleet Foxes
150. Sonic Youth- Daydream Nation
151. AC/DC- Back in Black
152. Joni Mitchell- Blue
153. Elton John- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
154. Kraftwerk- The Man-Machine (Die Mensch Maschine)
155. Todd Terje- It’s Album Time
156. Disclosure- Settle
157. Daft Punk- Homework
158. Beastie Boys- Licensed to Ill
159. Tom Waits- Rain Dogs
160. Carole King- Tapestry

161. Neil Young- Harvest
162. Mount Eerie- A Crow Looked at Me
163. Sun Kil Moon- Benji
164. Pavement- Slanted and Enchanted
165. TV on the Radio- Return to Cookie Mountain
166. Coldplay- A Rush of Blood to the Head
167. Tame Impala- Currents
168. Tame Impala- Lonerism
169. Weyes Blood- Titanic Rising
170. Dr. Dre- The Chronic
171. Flying Lotus- Cosmogramma
172. The Jesus and Mary Chain- Psychocandy
173. T. Rex- Electric Warrior
174. The Velvet Underground- Loaded
175. Billy Joel- The Stranger
176. Pink Floyd- The Wall
177. Michael Jackson- Off the Wall
178. Bee Gees and Various Artists- Saturday Night Fever
179. Bob Dylan- The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
180. PJ Harvey- Let England Shake

181. Moby- Play
182. Elvis Costello- My Aim is True
183. U2- Achtung Baby
184. Cream- Disraeli Gears
185. Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense
186. Led Zeppelin- Houses of the Holy
187. Beastie Boys- Ill Communication
188. The Notorious B.I.G.- Ready to Die
189. Nine Inch Nails- Pretty Hate Machine
190. The Doors- L.A. Woman
191. The B-52’s- The B-52’s
192. Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here
193. Johnny Cash- At Folsom Prison
194. Fatboy Slim- You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
195. Janelle Monáe- The ArchAndroid
196. The National- High Violet
197. The Beatles- A Hard Day’s Night
198. Tom Waits- Swordfishtrombones
199. The Band- The Band
200. Miles Davis- Bitches Brew

201. The Stooges- Raw Power
202. The Zombies- Odessey and Oracle
203. Black Flag- Damaged
204. Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin
205. Brian Eno- Another Green World
206. Peter Gabriel- So
207. King Crimson- In the Court of the Crimson King
208. Green Day- American Idiot
209. The Beatles- Help!
210. Big Star- #1 Record
211. Sigur Rós- Ágætis Byrjun
212. David Bowie- Station to Station
213. Green Day- Dookie
214. Big Star- Radio City
215. Rage Against the Machine- Rage Against the Machine
216. The Byrds- Sweetheart of the Rodeo
217. Soundgarden- Superunknown
218. Stevie Wonder- Songs in the Key of Life
219. John Lennon- John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
220. Sly and the Family Stone- There’s a Riot Goin’ On

221. Aretha Franklin- I Never Loved a Man The Way I Love You
222. OutKast- Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below
223. Creedence Clearwater Revival- Cosmo’s Factory
224. Arcade Fire- Reflektor
225. Parliament/ Funkadelic- One Nation Under a Groove
226. Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention- Hot Rats
227. Nick Drake- Five Leaves Left
228. Arcade Fire- Neon Bible
229. James Blake- James Blake
230. The War on Drugs- A Deeper Understanding
231. Roxy Music- For Your Pleasure
232. John Lennon- Imagine
233. The Verve- Urban Hymns
234. Donald Fagen- The Nightfly
235. The Magnetic Fields- 69 Love Songs
236. David Bowie- “Heroes”
237. Nick Drake- Pink Moon
238. M.I.A.- Arular
239. TV on the Radio- Dear Science
240. LCD Soundsystem- LCD Soundsystem

241. Eminem- The Marshall Mathers LP
242. Destroyer- Kaputt
243. The Velvet Underground- The Velvet Underground
244. Bon Iver- Bon Iver, Bon Iver
245. Bruce Springsteen- The River
246. The Beach Boys- The SMiLE Sessions
247. N.W.A- Straight Outta Compton
248. The Rolling Stones- Some Girls
249. Eric Dolphy- Out to Lunch!
250. Deep Purple- Machine Head
251. Van Morrison- Moondance
252. Madvillain- Madvillainy
253. The Police- Synchronicity
254. R.E.M.- Murmur
255. Iggy Pop- Lust for Life
256. Björk- Debut
257. Metallica- Master of Puppets
258. Sly and the Family Stone- Stand!
259. Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti
260. Frank Sinatra- In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

261. Derek and the Dominos- Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
262. Parliament/ Funkadelic- Mothership Connection
263. The Band- Music from Big Pink
264. Jimmy Cliff and Various Artists- The Harder They Come
265. Yves Tumor- Heaven to a Tortured Mind
266. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- 2012 – 2017
267. The Chemical Brothers- Dig Your Own Hole
268. Coldplay- Parachutes
269. Radiohead- Amnesiac
270. Aphex Twin- Selected Ambient Works 85-92
271. MGMT- Oracular Spectacular
272. Godspeed You! Black Emperor- Life Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
273. Justice- Cross
274. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy
275. Pearl Jam- Ten
276. St. Vincent- St. Vincent
277. Arctic Monkeys- AM
278. Steely Dan- Pretzel Logic
279. The Allman Brothers Band- Eat a Peach
280. Curtis Mayfield- Superfly

281. The Beatles- Let it Be
282. Patti Smith- Horses
283. Jeff Buckley- Grace
284. Jamie xx- In Colour
285. Swans- The Seer
286. Yuu Miyake, et al.- Katamari Fortissimo Damacy
287. Fiona Apple- Fetch the Bolt Cutters
288. Jimi Hendrix- Axis: Bold as Love
289. The Kinks- The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society
290. The Human League- Dare!
291. James Brown- Live at the Apollo 1963
292. Otis Redding- Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul
293. The Who- Tommy
294. The Smiths- The Smiths
295. The Pretenders- Pretenders
296. George Harrison- All Things Must Pass
297. Death Grips- The Money Store
298. Lana Del Rey- Norman Fucking Rockwell!
299. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band- Trout Mask Replica
300. Grateful Dead- American Beauty

301. PJ Harvey- Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
302. Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues
303. Kamasi Washington- Heaven and Earth
304. The Kinks- Something Else by The Kinks
305. The Beach Boys- Surf’s Up
306. Miles Davis- Sketches of Spain
307. Sleigh Bells- Treats
308. R.E.M.- Document
309. Parliament/ Funkadelic- Maggot Brain
310. Jefferson Airplane- Surrealistic Pillow
311. Stevie Wonder- Talking Book
312. Aphex Twin- Richard D. James Album
313. Aerosmith- Toys in the Attic
314. Run-D.M.C.- Raising Hell
315. Dusty Springfield- Dusty in Memphis
316. The Cars- The Cars
317. Curtis Mayfield- Curtis
318. Iggy Pop- The Idiot
319. The Beatles- Please Please Me
320. My Bloody Valentine- m b v

321. The National- Boxer
322. Queens of the Stone Age- Songs for the Deaf
323. Run the Jewels- Run the Jewels 2
324. Ramones- Rocket to Russia
325. Modest Mouse- The Moon & Antarctica
326. Talking Heads- Speaking in Tongues
327. Yo La Tengo- I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
328. Echo & The Bunnymen- Ocean Rain
329. U2- War
330. The Stooges- The Stooges
331. The Beatles- Magical Mystery Tour
332. Beach House- Bloom
333. Suicide- Suicide
334. Violent Femmes- Violent Femmes
335. The La’s- The La’s
336. PJ Harvey- To Bring You My Love
337. Nirvana- MTV Unplugged in New York
338. Metallica- Metallica (“The Black Album”)
339. De La Soul- 3 Feet High and Rising
340. Grizzly Bear- Veckatimest

341. Public Enemy- Fear of a Black Planet
342. Kanye West- Graduation
343. Phoenix- Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
344. Neil Young- Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
345. Burial- Untrue
346. The xx- xx
347. Leonard Cohen- I’m Your Man
348. Madonna- Like a Prayer
349. Cut Copy- In Ghost Colours
350. Philip Glass- Koyaanisqatsi
351. Van Halen- Van Halen
352. Coldplay- Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
353. Santana- Abraxas
354. The Shins- Chutes Too Narrow
355. The Velvet Underground- White Light/White Heat
356. Buddy Holly & The Crickets- The “Chirping” Crickets
357. Kate Bush- Hounds of Love
358. Lauryn Hill- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
359. New York Dolls- New York Dolls
360. AC/DC- Highway to Hell

361. Gnarls Barkley- St. Elsewhere
362. My Chemical Romance- The Black Parade
363. Yes- Fragile
364. Red Hot Chili Peppers- Californication
365. Mercury Rev- Deserter’s Songs
366. Vampire Weekend- Contra
367. Big Boi- Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
368. Vince Guaraldi Trio- A Charlie Brown Christmas
369. Philip Glass- Glassworks
370. The Doors- Strange Days
371. Led Zeppelin- III
372. New Order- Technique
373. Janis Joplin/ Big Brother and The Holding Company- Cheap Thrills
374. Creedence Clearwater Revival- Green River
375. Joni Mitchell- Court and Spark
376. The Byrds- Mr. Tambourine Man
377. Pink Floyd- The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
378. The Flaming Lips- Clouds Taste Metallic
379. Neil Young- On the Beach
380. James Brown- Sex Machine

381. Black Sabbath- Master of Reality
382. Justin Timberlake- FutureSex/ LoveSounds
383. Gorillaz- Demon Days
384. Steve Reich- Music for 18 Musicians
385. T. Rex- The Slider
386. The Who- My Generation
387. Anohni- Hopelessness
388. Father John Misty- I Love You, Honeybear
389. Sufjan Stevens- Carrie & Lowell
390. Elvis Presley- Elvis Presley
391. Dave Brubeck Quartet- Time Out
392. Courtney Barnett- Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
393. Swans- To Be Kind
394. Jay-Z- The Black Album
395. The Killers- Hot Fuss
396. The War on Drugs- Lost in the Dream
397. The Notorious B.I.G.- Life After Death
398. Beach House- 7
399. Aretha Franklin- Lady Soul
400. Animal Collective- Strawberry Jam

401. Andrew W.K.- I Get Wet
402. Lorde- Melodrama
403. The Postal Service- Give Up
404. Kendrick Lamar- Damn
405. Grimes- Art Angels
406. Janelle Monáe- Dirty Computer
407. Wilco- A Ghost is Born
408. At the Drive-In- Relationship of Command
409. Amy Winehouse- Back to Black
410. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood- Nancy & Lee
411. Kraftwerk- Autobahn
412. A Tribe Called Quest- Midnight Marauders
413. The Prodigy- The Fat of the Land
414. New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein- The Planets
415. Fishmans- Long Season
416. Fela Kuti- Zombie
417. Serge Gainsbourg- Initials B.B.
418. Happy Mondays- Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches
419. Grizzly Bear- Shields
420. Girls- Father, Son, Holy Ghost

421. Deerhunter- Halcyon Digest
422. Leonard Cohen- Songs of Leonard Cohen
423. Belle and Sebastian- If You’re Feeling Sinister
424. Bob Marley and The Wailers- Natty Dread
425. Talking Heads- Fear of Music
426. Thelonious Monk- Brilliant Corners
427. Hüsker Dü- Zen Arcade
428. Rod Stewart- Every Picture Tells a Story
429. The Streets- A Grand Don’t Come for Free
430. Fugees- The Score
431. Ryan Adams- Heartbreaker
432. Antony and The Johnsons- I Am a Bird Now
433. Beastie Boys- Check Your Head
434. Girls- Album
435. Justin Timberlake- The 20/20 Experience
436. Deafheaven- Sunbather
437. Julia Holter- Have You in My Wilderness
438. Boston- Boston
439. Basement Jaxx- Remedy
440. Bloc Party- Silent Alarm

441. Gorillaz- Plastic Beach
442. Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago
443. Elvis Presley- From Elvis in Memphis
444. Bon Iver- 22, A Million
445. Car Seat Headrest- Teens of Denial
446. Danny Brown- Atrocity Exhibition
447. Robyn- Body Talk
448. John Zorn- Naked City
449. Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young)- Déjà Vu
450. Simon and Garfunkel- Bookends
451. Cream- Wheels of Fire
452. Phil Spector and Various Artists- A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records/Phil Spector
453. The Flying Burrito Brothers- The Gilded Palace of Sin
454. Supertramp- Breakfast in America
455. Blur- 13
456. INXS- Kick
457. Isaac Hayes- Hot Buttered Soul
458. Bruce Springsteen- Darkness on the Edge of Town
459. Bob Dylan- Time Out of Mind
460. Johnny Cash- American Recordings

461. Primal Scream- XTRMNTR
462. The Weeknd- House of Balloons
463. Fiona Apple- The Idler Wheel…
464. Bright Eyes- I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
465. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Fever to Tell
466. Spoon- Kill the Moonlight
467. The Knife- Silent Shout
468. Adele- 21
469. Japandroids- Celebration Rock
470. Bruce Springsteen- Nebraska
471. Brian Eno- Ambient 1: Music for Airports
472. Arctic Monkeys- Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
473. Carly Rae Jepsen- Emotion
474. Blur- Blur
475. New Order- Power, Corruption & Lies
476. Pink Floyd- Animals
477. Bob Dylan- Modern Times
478. Blur- Think Tank
479. Dizzee Rascal- Boy in da Corner
480. Joanna Newsom- Ys

481. Electric Light Orchestra- Out of the Blue
482. Dinosaur Jr.- You’re Living All Over Me
483. Creedence Clearwater Revival- Willy and the Poor Boys
484. Bob Marley and The Wailers- Exodus
485. The Jam- All Mod Cons
486. The Rolling Stones- Aftermath
487. Devo- Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
488. Steely Dan- Can’t Buy a Thrill
489. Gang of Four- Entertainment!
490. Radiohead- Hail to the Thief
491. Neil Young- Rust Never Sleeps
492. Sigur Rós- Kveikur
493. Grimes- Visions
494. The Who- The Who Sells Out
495. Neil Young- Tonight’s the Night
496. R.E.M.- Out of Time
497. Jane’s Addiction- Ritual de lo Habitual
498. David Bowie- Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
499. John Coltrane- My Favorite Things
500. Beck- Midnite Vultures

Statistics:

Albums per decade:

1950s: 6
1960s: 75
1970s: 121
1980s: 57
1990s: 81
2000s: 84
2010s: 74
2020s: 2

Artists with 3 or more albums in the top 500:

10 albums:
The Beatles

7 albums:
Bob Dylan
David Bowie

6 albums:
Led Zeppelin
Neil Young
Radiohead
The Rolling Stones

5 albums:
Bruce Springsteen
Kanye West
Pink Floyd

4 albums:
Arcade Fire
Beastie Boys
Blur
Miles Davis
R.E.M.
Talking Heads
The Velvet Underground
The Who

3 albums:
Arctic Monkeys
Beach House
Björk
Bon Iver
Coldplay
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Daft Punk
Jimi Hendrix
John Coltrane
Kendrick Lamar
Kraftwerk
LCD Soundsystem
Nirvana
Parliament/ Funkadelic
PJ Harvey
Prince
Steely Dan
Stevie Wonder
The Beach Boys
The Doors
The Flaming Lips
The Stooges
U2
Vampire Weekend
Wilco

Albums that were on my 2017 list that have since been removed (30):

326. Elliott Smith- Either/Or
327. Nick Drake- Bryter Layter
376. Bob Marley and The Wailers- Catch a Fire
427. Prefab Sprout- Steve McQueen/Two Wheels Good
428. Janis Joplin- Pearl
446. The Smiths- Strangeways, Here We Come
453. Godspeed You! Black Emperor- 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
456. Al Green- Call Me
457. Eric B. & Rakim- Paid in Full
471. Fleet Foxes- Crack-Up
474. Stereolab- Emperor Tomato Ketchup
477. Talk Talk- Spirit of Eden
480. Big Star- Third Album/Sister Lovers
482. Slint- Spiderland
483. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti- Before Today
484. Talking Heads- Talking Heads: 77
486. Little Richard- Here’s Little Richard
487. U2- All That You Can’t Leave Behind
488. Morrissey- You Are the Quarry
490. David Bowie- Aladdin Sane
491. Snoop Dogg- Doggystyle
492. Sonny Rollins- Saxophone Colossus
493. Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young)- Crosby, Stills & Nash
494. Spiritualized- Sweet Heart Sweet Light
495. Massive Attack- Protection
496. The Beatles- With The Beatles
497. New Order- Low-Life
498. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
499. Talking Heads- More Songs About Buildings and Food
500. Suede- Suede

Albums that have been added to my list since 2017 (30):

169. Weyes Blood- Titanic Rising
230. The War on Drugs- A Deeper Understanding
246. The Beach Boys- The SMiLE Sessions
265. Yves Tumor- Heaven to a Tortured Mind
266. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- 2012 - 2017
286. Yuu Miyake, et al.- Katamari Fortissimo Damacy
287. Fiona Apple- Fetch the Bolt Cutters
298. Lana Del Rey- Norman Fucking Rockwell!
303. Kamasi Washington- Heaven and Earth
316. The Cars- The Cars
362. My Chemical Romance- The Black Parade
363. Yes- Fragile
398. Beach House- 7
402. Lorde- Melodrama
404. Kendrick Lamar- Damn
405. Grimes- Art Angels
406. Janelle Monáe- Dirty Computer
410. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood- Nancy & Lee
414. New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein- The Planets
415. Fishmans- Long Season
417. Serge Gainsbourg- Initials B.B.
445. Car Seat Headrest- Teens of Denial
447. Robyn- Body Talk
448. John Zorn- Naked City
454. Supertramp- Breakfast in America
456. INXS- Kick
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Only took two lists for OK Computer to hit the top spot (so far)... for variety's sake let's hope the trend doesn't continue...
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Holden wrote: Tue May 05, 2020 9:27 pm Only took two lists for OK Computer to hit the top spot (so far)... for variety's sake let's hope the trend doesn't continue...
I don't mind if it does. It's my #6 album.
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A question about two albums. In 1967 the Beach Boys were set to release the album Smile. It never happened. Years later it finally got released in 2011 as the Smile Sessions. RateYourMusic does not consider this album to be a compilation. Though they do tag it as archival. In 1969 the Zombies were supposed to release an album titled R.I.P. but it was also never released. Although the album in it's entirety ended up on the Zombie Heaven Box Set it was also released in Japan in 2000. RateYourMusic considers this album a compilation. Now I struggled myself whether or not to include albums like these on my list and there may be other albums that fit this category of being released many years after they were recorded. My main issue is why is one album consider a compilation yet the other one isn't?
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Zombeels wrote: Wed May 06, 2020 1:50 am A question about two albums. In 1967 the Beach Boys were set to release the album Smile. It never happened. Years later it finally got released in 2011 as the Smile Sessions. RateYourMusic does not consider this album to be a compilation. Though they do tag it as archival. In 1969 the Zombies were supposed to release an album titled R.I.P. but it was also never released. Although the album in it's entirety ended up on the Zombie Heaven Box Set it was also released in Japan in 2000. RateYourMusic considers this album a compilation. Now I struggled myself whether or not to include albums like these on my list and there may be other albums that fit this category of being released many years after they were recorded. My main issue is why is one album consider a compilation yet the other one isn't?
This is a good question. I’d say that a compilation is anything released to compile works rather than and album that is recorded for the purposes of being an album, which may seem obvious but it’s a good question to ask yourself before adding it in. I’d say that R.I.P., as described, is a similar case to the Smile Sessions, so I’d say throw it in your list. This definition is really weak ultimately, as you see Hatful of Hollow in AM, but like I said before, I’d really take AM as the final word: if it’s in AM, it’s eligible. If it’s not, then run it by RYM and then by me to see if I think it’s a compilation for the purposes of this poll. Obviously I’m not the final, universal verdict on what albums are and aren’t compilations, and if anyone has an issue with this method then let me know and we can keep discussing it.

TL;DR: I’ll allow R.I.P. by the Zombies under the case that it is similar to The Smile Sessions by the Beach Boys
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Holden wrote: Tue May 05, 2020 9:27 pm Only took two lists for OK Computer to hit the top spot (so far)... for variety's sake let's hope the trend doesn't continue...
OK Computer was the AMF #1 album of all time in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2017. The only year it didn't come in #1 was in 2014, when it came in #2.

So I wouldn't get your hopes up.
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Nick wrote: Wed May 06, 2020 2:38 am
Holden wrote: Tue May 05, 2020 9:27 pm Only took two lists for OK Computer to hit the top spot (so far)... for variety's sake let's hope the trend doesn't continue...
OK Computer was the AMF #1 album of all time in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2017. The only year it didn't come in #1 was in 2014, when it came in #2.

So I wouldn't get your hopes up.
I know lol. I don’t think any other album even stands a chance. Honestly I think that watching the second and third place is more interesting.
2005: Revolver, Pet Sounds
2008: Revolver, Highway 61 Revisited
2009: Pet Sounds, London Calling
2011: The Velvet Underground & Nico, Pet Sounds
2014: OK Computer, Pet Sounds
2017: Abbey Road, The Velvet Underground & Nico

To me this all seems to signify a recent move away from the default favorites and towards albums that are more of forum consensus, such as Abbey Road especially.
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Holden wrote: Wed May 06, 2020 2:03 am
Zombeels wrote: Wed May 06, 2020 1:50 am A question about two albums. In 1967 the Beach Boys were set to release the album Smile. It never happened. Years later it finally got released in 2011 as the Smile Sessions. RateYourMusic does not consider this album to be a compilation. Though they do tag it as archival. In 1969 the Zombies were supposed to release an album titled R.I.P. but it was also never released. Although the album in it's entirety ended up on the Zombie Heaven Box Set it was also released in Japan in 2000. RateYourMusic considers this album a compilation. Now I struggled myself whether or not to include albums like these on my list and there may be other albums that fit this category of being released many years after they were recorded. My main issue is why is one album consider a compilation yet the other one isn't?
This is a good question. I’d say that a compilation is anything released to compile works rather than and album that is recorded for the purposes of being an album, which may seem obvious but it’s a good question to ask yourself before adding it in. I’d say that R.I.P., as described, is a similar case to the Smile Sessions, so I’d say throw it in your list. This definition is really weak ultimately, as you see Hatful of Hollow in AM, but like I said before, I’d really take AM as the final word: if it’s in AM, it’s eligible. If it’s not, then run it by RYM and then by me to see if I think it’s a compilation for the purposes of this poll. Obviously I’m not the final, universal verdict on what albums are and aren’t compilations, and if anyone has an issue with this method then let me know and we can keep discussing it.

TL;DR: I’ll allow R.I.P. by the Zombies under the case that it is similar to The Smile Sessions by the Beach Boys
I would most likely be the only one to vote for it but as long as I bring attention to this great album then it's a win.
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Holden wrote: Tue May 05, 2020 9:27 pm Only took two lists for OK Computer to hit the top spot (so far)... for variety's sake let's hope the trend doesn't continue...
Looks like it's already been decided. See you next time, everyone!

It's like #100-something on my list, but then it's been like that the last couple times I've voted.
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I'm doing my part by NOT putting OK Computer on my list. I hope others will follow suit!
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Sweepstakes Ron wrote: Wed May 06, 2020 4:07 pm I'm doing my part by NOT putting OK Computer on my list. I hope others will follow suit!
May be a bit hypocritical but I will be having it on my list. Can’t help that it was a big part of my growth as a consumer of music. It’ll probably be around #100 or so.
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Sweepstakes Ron wrote: Wed May 06, 2020 4:07 pm I'm doing my part by NOT putting OK Computer on my list. I hope others will follow suit!
We can have a special rollout that only goes up to #2. (As the years go on and we get more and more tired of our taste, we can just roll out #901-1000 and call it a day.)
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Live in Phoenix wrote: Wed May 06, 2020 6:03 pm
Sweepstakes Ron wrote: Wed May 06, 2020 4:07 pm I'm doing my part by NOT putting OK Computer on my list. I hope others will follow suit!
We can have a special rollout that only goes up to #2. (As the years go on and we get more and more tired of our taste, we can just roll out #901-1000 and call it a day.)
OK Computer won't be very high on my list. Back on 2017 I had it at 419. I doubt that it gets much higher this time :greetings-waveyellow:

I wonder if it will make Hymie's list. I doubt it :happy-partydance:
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Henry wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 3:33 am
Live in Phoenix wrote: Wed May 06, 2020 6:03 pm
Sweepstakes Ron wrote: Wed May 06, 2020 4:07 pm I'm doing my part by NOT putting OK Computer on my list. I hope others will follow suit!
We can have a special rollout that only goes up to #2. (As the years go on and we get more and more tired of our taste, we can just roll out #901-1000 and call it a day.)
OK Computer won't be very high on my list. Back on 2017 I had it at 419. I doubt that it gets much higher this time :greetings-waveyellow:

I wonder if it will make Hymie's list. I doubt it :happy-partydance:
Has Hymie ever made an all-time list? One time I got curious and tried to find his but couldn't find one anywhere lol.
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Holden wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 4:53 am
Henry wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 3:33 am
Live in Phoenix wrote: Wed May 06, 2020 6:03 pm

We can have a special rollout that only goes up to #2. (As the years go on and we get more and more tired of our taste, we can just roll out #901-1000 and call it a day.)
OK Computer won't be very high on my list. Back on 2017 I had it at 419. I doubt that it gets much higher this time :greetings-waveyellow:

I wonder if it will make Hymie's list. I doubt it :happy-partydance:
Has Hymie ever made an all-time list? One time I got curious and tried to find his but couldn't find one anywhere lol.
If I recall, Hymie isn't an albums listener. He mostly sticks to individual songs.
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Nick wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 2:31 pm
Holden wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 4:53 am
Henry wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 3:33 am

OK Computer won't be very high on my list. Back on 2017 I had it at 419. I doubt that it gets much higher this time :greetings-waveyellow:

I wonder if it will make Hymie's list. I doubt it :happy-partydance:
Has Hymie ever made an all-time list? One time I got curious and tried to find his but couldn't find one anywhere lol.
If I recall, Hymie isn't an albums listener. He mostly sticks to individual songs.
His #1 album, from the 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll, is Hank Williams - Moanin' the Blues. A list would have maybe been forthcoming, but that was one of his last days as "Bruce."
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A campaign against Ok Computer? :?
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panam wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 12:56 am A campaign against Ok Computer? :?
Yes, it is what it seems, however absurd it may be.
I think it would be the first time here on the forum.

Making it clear, “Ok Computer” will be on my list if I participate this year, although attitudes like this discourage me.
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It's still showing up on my list. There's no use in me omitting anything that I thought was worthy of inclusion, let alone something that showed up all of #128 on my list last time. If anything, if people are sick of seeing it top the poll, I actually wonder if we should hold the poll less frequently. I can't think of anywhere else that keeps running such a poll every 3 years. I would imagine the results at the top (1 through 10, or through 100) are fairly similar each time.
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I’m sorry if people interpret my comments as attempting to sway people away from selecting OK Computer. That was not my intention at all! If Ok Computer is our favorite album, then it is a worthy choice! Honestly, of all the albums I’d want in our top spot, OK Computer is up there! I really hope not to dissuade anyone from joining the poll, and OK Computer will certainly be on my list, as it is a really good album that helped me get into listening to music in the manner I do now! I just thought it was interesting how quickly it jumped to number 1, and that it would be cool to see something different. But like I said, the only way I’d want an album to beat it is if it truly deserved it and was accepted by members as superior, not because I tried to push people away from choosing it. Again, sorry if I came off as having a bad attitude, and there is no campaign by me against OK Computer!
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Live in Phoenix wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 3:28 pm
Nick wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 2:31 pm
Holden wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 4:53 am

Has Hymie ever made an all-time list? One time I got curious and tried to find his but couldn't find one anywhere lol.
If I recall, Hymie isn't an albums listener. He mostly sticks to individual songs.
His #1 album, from the 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll, is Hank Williams - Moanin' the Blues. A list would have maybe been forthcoming, but that was one of his last days as "Bruce."
I'm glad "Moanin' the Blues" came up -- as I was checking albums for my list, it shows up as a compilation in Rate Your Music. And it is, technically, though it is also primarily the first time many of these singles were released in LP format. Similar albums denoted as compilations in RYM include Bo Diddley, Moanin' in the Moonlight, Berry Is on Top, Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino, and Genius of Modern Music vols. 1 & 2. (Here's Little Richard is listed as an album, so it's in for me. I've also omitted The Sun Sessions because, unlike the others, it was not released contemporaneously.)

Any ruling on these?
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I still think stuff like King of the Delta Blues should be eligible, cause even though they were compilations, if albums were a thing when the songs came out they would have been albums.
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I was largely being facetious with my statement, OK Computer would have never made my list regardless and I had no expectation that anyone would actually be swayed by my "call to action".
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Those albums mentioned above can be considered eligible.
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1. The Beatles - Revolver
2. Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
3. The White Stripes - Elephant
4. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
5. Patti Smith - Horses
6. David Bowie - Blackstar
7. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
8. Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years
9. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You
10. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
11. Prince - Purple Rain
12. Led Zeppelin - IV
13. Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
14. Neil Young - On The Beach
15. Tim Buckley - Starsailor
16. Tim Buckley - Happy Sad
17. Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
18. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
19. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
20. Outkast - Stankonia
21. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
22. Tricky - Maxinquaye
23. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
24. The National - Boxer
25. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
26. Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
27. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
28. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
29. Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
30. The Loud Family - Plants And Birds And Rocks And Other Things
31. The Stooges - Raw Power
32. Jeff Buckley - Grace
33. Prince - Sign O The Times
34. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
35. My Morning Jacket - Z
36. Joanna Newsom - Divers
37. The Flaming Lips - Yoshime Battles The Pink Robots
38. Joanna Newsom - Ys
39. Michael Jackson - Thriller
40. Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
41. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
42. Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual
43. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
(Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues)
44. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
45. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol 2
46. The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
47. Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction
48. Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs
49. The Band - Music From Big Pink
50. Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch
51. Pixies - Doolittle
52. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
53. Fela Kuti - Zombie
54. Nirvana - Nevermind
55. The Sound - Jeopardy
56. Janis Joplin - Pearl
57. Townes Van Zandt - Townes Van Zandt
58. Tom Waits - Closing Time
59. Leonard Cohen -Songs Of Love And Hate
60. Slint - Spider
61. Milton Nascimento & Lo Borges - Clube da Esquina
62. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
63. The National - I Am Easy To Find
64. The Beatles - Abbey Road
65. The Knife - Silent Shout
66. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St
67. Stone Jack Jones - Love & Torture
68. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
69. Sun Kil Moon - Benji
70. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
71. St Vincent - Masseduction
72. TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
73. Wire - Pink Flag
74. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
75. This Heat - Deceit
76. Nick Cave - Abbatoir Blues/Lyre Of Orpheus
77. Public Enemy - Fear of A Black Planet
78. Fennesz - Black Sea
79. FKA Twigs - MAGDALENE
80. TV On The Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes
81. Joni Mitchell - Hejira
82. Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool
83. Nina Simone - Pastel Blues
84. Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery
85. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
86. Tom Waits - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
87. Auktyon - Top
88. Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
89. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
90. Arthur Russell - World Of Echo
91. B.B. King - Live At The Regal
92. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
93. Elvis Costello - Get Happy!!
94. Pulp - Different Class
95. M.I.A. - Kala
96. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
97. Jay Z - The Blueprint
98. Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
99. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
100. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
101. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
102. New Order - Technique
103. Pere Ubu - Dub Housing
104. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
105. Big Thief - U.F.O.F.
106. Pretenders - Pretenders
107. Derek and the Dominos - Layla
108. Ravi Shankar - Shankar Family and Friends
109. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
110. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
111. PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
112. Phillip Glass - Glassworks
113. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
114. Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
115. De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
116. Lucinda Williams - Sweet Old World
117. Richard Buckner - Bloomed
118. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
119. PJ Harvey - Dry
120. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
121. Stina Nordenstam - And She Closed Her Eyes
122. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
123. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
124. Janis Joplin - Cheap Thrills
125. Bob Dylan - The Basement Tapes
126. Fever Ray - Plunge
127. Jacques Brel - Olympia 1964
128. The Replacements - Let It Be
129. The Libertines - Up The Bracket
130. The National - High Violet
131. Bjork - Post
132. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
133. Marquis de Sade - Rue De Siam
134. Nick Cave - Ghosteen
135. John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
136. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
137. The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
138. Godspeed You Black Emperor - F#A# Infinity
139. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
140. REM - Out Of Time
141. The Sound - From The Lion's Mouth
142. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
143. Godspeed You Black Emperor - Lift Yr Tiny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
144. Talking Heads - Remain In Light
145. Swans - The Seer
146. Mount Eerie - Sauna
147. Arvo Part - Tabula Rasa
148. Roxy Music - Siren
149. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
150. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu
151. Serge Gainsbourg - History de Melody Nelson
152. Kate Bush - The Sensual World
153. Scritti Politti - Cupid & Psyche 85
154. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells III
155. John Lennon - Imagine
156. Sonny Sharrock - Ask The Ages
157. Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
158. Pixies - Come On Pilgrim
159. Neil Young - Hitchhiker
160. Duke Ellington - Money Jungle
161. The Upsetters - Super Ape
162. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith & Devotion
163. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
164. Velvet Underground - Loaded
165. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
166. Portishead - Third
167. Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle
168. Fiona Apple - When The Pawn
169. Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
170. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
171. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
172. Black Keys - El Camino
173. Fela Kuti - Original Sufferhead
174. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen
175. TV On The Radio - Dear Science
176. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
177. Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
178. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
179. The Slits - Cut
180. The Verve - Urban Hymns
181. Malibu Ken - Malibu Ken
182. The Doors - The Doors
183. Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsys
184. Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full
185. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
186. Joanna Newsom - The Milk Eyed Mender
187. NWA - Straight Outta Compton
188. Sigur Ros - Agaetius Byrgun
189. Fennesz - Endless Summer
190. Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
191. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
192. Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps
193. Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
194. Ambrose Akinmusire - The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint
195. Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest
196. Frank Ocean - Blonde
197. The Cure - Disintigration
198. Stan Getz & Joao gilberto - Getz/Gilberto
199. Nick Cave - Dig Lazarus, Dig!!!
200. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

If Delta Blues is eligible just slide everything I placed below it down one.

I know a lot of people love Blackstar but I wonder if I'm going to be the only one who considers it the best Bowie album.

I think it's just cause I'm not a fan of what I consider exaggerated personalities and histrionics, and I've got a thing for serious, personal albums. Like Wish You Were Here is my favorite Pink Floyd.
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Awesome list, Jirin! Blackstar is my #2 Bowie now (to Low), though based less on your reason than on a combination of consistency and excellent songs. Ziggy is my #3.
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Holden wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 2:25 pm Those albums mentioned above can be considered eligible.
Great! I may as well list out everything I was wondering about, for posterity and a final Holden ruling. Please weigh in and I'll include/exclude as appropriate (and hopefully everyone else will follow).

Contemporaneous collections of otherwise unreleased recent singles and tracks from 50s artists:

IN | Bo Diddley | Bo Diddley
IN | Chuck Berry | Berry Is On Top
IN | Fats Domino | Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino
IN | Howlin' Wolf | Moanin' in the Moonlight
IN | Howlin' Wolf | Howlin' Wolf
IN | Hank Williams | Moanin' the Blues
IN | Thelonious Monk | Genius of Modern Music
IN | Thelonious Monk | Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2

Posthumous or much-later releases of blues singles, particularly from a few individual sessions:

IN? | Robert Johnson | King of the Delta Blues Singers
IN? | Blind Willie Johnson | Dark Was The Night
IN? | Blind Willie McTell | 1927-1933: The Early Years
IN? | Charley Patton | Founder of the Delta Blues
IN? | Mississippi John Hurt | 1928 Sessions
IN? | Skip James | The Complete 1931 Session

Contemporaneous collections that "feel" like albums and often get mentioned in all-time lists:

OUT? | Buzzcocks | Singles Going Steady
OUT? | Various Artists | The Harder They Come
OUT? | The Beta Band | The Three EPs

Contemporaneous collections that "feel" like albums which I personally like and want a ruling on:

OUT? | Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force | Planet Rock: The Album
OUT? | Derrick May | Innovator - Soundtrack for the Tenth Planet
OUT? | Stereolab | Refried Ectoplasm [Switched On Vol. 2]

Posthumous or much-later collections of singles and tracks that are more sweeping in scope, but are still focused on a singular period and are often cited in all-time lists:

OUT? | Louis Armstrong | The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings
OUT? | Elvis Presley | The Sun Sessions
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I’d say it’s a go on all of those except maybe the bottom categories (Sun Sessions, etc.)
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The Three EP's, Planet Rock, and Innovator are all on AM, so they should definitely be in.
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Sweepstakes Ron wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 3:57 pm The Three EP's, Planet Rock, and Innovator are all on AM, so they should definitely be in.
Great call, and I made the mistake of going straight to RYM for their classifications rather than checking AM first. D'oh.

That said, I think I'm answering my own questions now. I'm pretty sure that Singles Going Steady, The Sun Sessions, and The Harder They Come would both be on AM if they were eligible, and that they have not been means I'm going to leave them out.

Either way, thanks for all the quick responses!
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Jirin wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 2:32 pm
I know a lot of people love Blackstar but I wonder if I'm going to be the only one who considers it the best Bowie album.
For what it's worth, Blackstar is my #2 Bowie album (behind Ziggy), and my #3 Bowie album (Hunky Dory) doesn't really come close to Blackstar in my rankings. It's a very, very solid second place.
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What was the ruling on the eligibility of King of the Delta Blues in 2017?
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The Harder They Come was on AM for a long time until Henrik decided to remove it some years back. It seems like the qualification rules for the AMF album poll have always been slightly more loose than the main AM list.
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Also, Jirin, that's a pretty awesome list! Love the inclusion of Dig, Lazarus, Dig on there!
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Sweepstakes Ron wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 6:03 pm The Harder They Come was on AM for a long time until Henrik decided to remove it some years back. It seems like the qualification rules for the AMF album poll have always been slightly more loose than the main AM list.
Yeah, I am gonna include it on my list along with R.I.P.
I feel like that
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One of my favorite parts of compiling lists is seeing oddities early on that I know are going to disappear. For example, I would love for our final list to have Swordfishtrombones in the top twenty like it does right now, but obviously that's not going to happen. Blackstar at #11? Great album, can't imagine it stays that high though. Violator at #14, Quadrophenia at #37, Summerteeth at #78? It's interesting to see them resting around the top with some of the accepted all time favorites.
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Jirin wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 2:32 pm I know a lot of people love Blackstar but I wonder if I'm going to be the only one who considers it the best Bowie album.
I have it as top Bowie album, but I thought I would be an outlier given that I am not acquainted with Bowie's vast catalogue beyond his biggest 6-7 albums.
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prosecutorgodot wrote: Sat May 09, 2020 4:15 am
Jirin wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 2:32 pm I know a lot of people love Blackstar but I wonder if I'm going to be the only one who considers it the best Bowie album.
I have it as top Bowie album, but I thought I would be an outlier given that I am not acquainted with Bowie's vast catalogue beyond his biggest 6-7 albums.
For me, Blackstar will be at the same level as Low. My favorite Bowie albums by far are Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust.

I doubt if any albums from the 1950s or 2020s will make the ultimate 2020 AM album top 100. And the 1970s has always been considered the album decade, but with the voting audience getting younger, I am curious if the last 3 decades will take the overhand and conquer the most spots.

Anyway, thank you Holden for starting this poll! :music-rockon:
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prosecutorgodot wrote: Sat May 09, 2020 4:15 am
Jirin wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 2:32 pm I know a lot of people love Blackstar but I wonder if I'm going to be the only one who considers it the best Bowie album.
I have it as top Bowie album, but I thought I would be an outlier given that I am not acquainted with Bowie's vast catalogue beyond his biggest 6-7 albums.
I think you're going to be pleasantly surprised. I fully expect Blackstar to place in the top 4 Bowie albums when the poll is done.
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Andre wrote: Sat May 09, 2020 11:11 am I doubt if any albums from the 1950s or 2020s will make the ultimate 2020 AM album top 100.
Well there's always Kind of Blue, but I think that'll be the only 50s album to crack our top 100.
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Andre wrote: Sat May 09, 2020 11:11 am
prosecutorgodot wrote: Sat May 09, 2020 4:15 am
Jirin wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 2:32 pm I know a lot of people love Blackstar but I wonder if I'm going to be the only one who considers it the best Bowie album.
I have it as top Bowie album, but I thought I would be an outlier given that I am not acquainted with Bowie's vast catalogue beyond his biggest 6-7 albums.
For me, Blackstar will be at the same level as Low. My favorite Bowie albums by far are Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust.

I doubt if any albums from the 1950s or 2020s will make the ultimate 2020 AM album top 100. And the 1970s has always been considered the album decade, but with the voting audience getting younger, I am curious if the last 3 decades will take the overhand and conquer the most spots.

Anyway, thank you Holden for starting this poll! :music-rockon:
The trouble with 00s and 10s music placing high on these polls is that there's a far smaller amount of consensus. All the most loved albums have an equal share of detractors. No matter how much love a hip hop album gets there's a decent share of the forum that will never like hip hop. Also among the great indie rock groups like The National, Sufjan Stevens, LCD Soundsystem, St Vincent, they may not have as many detractors as the hip hop acts but much more than the iconic 60s and 70s acts.
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Top Albums

1. Neutral Milk Hotel-In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
2. X- Los Angeles
3. R.E.M.- Chronic Town
4. The Clash- London Calling
5. Weezer- Pinkerton
6. The Beatles- A Hard Day’s Night
7. Stone Roses- Stone Roses
8. The Zombies- Odessey and Oracle
9. David Bowie- The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
10. Johnny Cash- American Recordings
11. Oasis-(What’s the Story) Morning Glory
12.:Bruce Springsteen- The River
13. Bob Dylan- Nashville Skyline
14. The Replacements- Tim
15. Lou Reed- Transformer
16. Willie Nelson- Phases and Stages
17. The Go-Go’s- Beauty and the Beat
18.:Elvis Costello- My Aim is True
19. Paul Simon- Paul Simon
20. Lone Justice- Lone Justice
21.:Grateful Dead- American Beauty
22. Pavement- Slanted and Enchanted
23. Wilco- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
24. Love- Forever Changes
25.:Leonard Cohen- Songs from a Room
26. R.E.M.- New Adventures in Hollywood-Fi
27. The Police-Outlandos d’Amour
28. Three O’Clock- Baroque Hoedown
29. The Killers- Hot Fuss
30. Rolling Stones- Sticky Fingers
31. Neil Young- Ragged Glory
32. Husker Du- Flip Your Wig
33. Kris Kristofferson- Kristofferson
34.:Pixies- Doolittle
35. The Strokes- Is This It
36. The Kinks- Village Green Preservation Society
37.Cat Stevens- Tea for the Tillerman
38. The Blasters- The Blasters
39. Belle & Sebastian- If You’re Feeling Sinister
40. Beach Boys- Pet Sounds
41.:The Beatles- Meet the Beatles
42. Arcade Fire- Funeral
43. Tracy Chapman- Tracy Chapman
44.:The Smiths- The Queen is Dead
45. Jesus & Mary Chain- Psychocandy
46. Townes Van Zandt- The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
47. The National- Boxer
48.:Derek & the Dominoes- Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
49. White Stripes- White Blood Cells
50. Elton John- Tumbleweed Connection
51. The Plimsouls- The Plimsouls
52. Nirvana-Nevermind
53. Bruce Springsteen- Darkness on the Edge of Town
54.;Radiohead- The Bends
55.:Bob Dylan- Blood on the Tracks
56. R. E. M. - Reckoning
57. Stevie Wonder-Talking Book
58.:Kendrick Lamar- To Pimp a Butterfly
59. Green Day-Kerplunk
60. The Beatles- Rubber Soul
61. Rolling Stones- Exile on Main Street
62.:Wu-Tang Clan- Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
63.:Traveling Wilburys- Volume One
64. The Byrds- Mr. Tambourine Man
65. The Bangles- The Bangles
66.U2- The Unforgettable Fire
67. The Monkees - Pisces Aquarius Capricorn and Jones
68.:The Jam- Setting Sons
69. The Kinks- Lola Versus Powerman
70.The Clash- The Clash
71. Bruce Springsteen- The Rising
72. Stray Cats- Built for Speed
73. X- Wild Gift
74. Oasis- Definitely Maybe
75.The Beatles- Revolver
76. Neil Young- Freedom
77.Arctic Monkeys- Whatever People Say I Am
78. Beastie Boys- Paul’s Boutique
79. Paul McCartney- Ram
80. Fountains of Wayne- Welcome Interstate Managers
81. Bob Dylan- Blonde on Blonde
82. Public Enemy- It Takes a Nation of Millions
83.:Aztec Camera- High Land, Hard Rain
84.Prince- Purple Rain
85.Wilco- A.M.
86. Squeeze- Argy Bargy
87. XTC- Skylarking
88. Bonnie Raitt- Nick of Time
89.:The Replacements- Let it Be
90. OutKast- Stankonia
91.:Green Day- Dookie
92. The Libertines- Up the Bracket
93. Run D.M.C.- King of Rock
94.:Franz Ferdinand- Franz Ferdinand
95. The Jam- All Mod Cons
96.:Paul Simon- Graceland
97. The Smiths-The Smiths
98.:Buzzcocks- Singles Going Steady
99. Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend
100. X- More Fun in the New World
101, The Beatles- White Album
102.:R.E.M.- Murmur
103. Husker Du- Zen Arcade
104. Bruce Springsteen- Born to Run
105. Neil Young - Harvest
106.:Tom Petty- Damn the Torpedoes
107.:Radiohead-Ok Computer
108.:Beck- Sea Change
109. Belle & Sebastian- The Boy with the Arab Strap
110. Led Zeppelin- Houses of the Holy
111.The Who- My Generation
112.:N.W.A.- Straight Outta Compton
113.:Rancid- And Out Came the Wolves
114. Rolling Stones- Let it Bleed
115.:The Jam- The Gift
116.Beck- Mutations
117. Grateful Dead- Wake of the Flood
118. Velvet Underground- Velvet Underground
119. Uncle Tupelo- Anodyne
120.:Gram Parsons- Grievous Angel
121.:David Bowie- Hunky Dory
122.;The Beatles- Abbey Road
123. The Police-Zenytta Mondatta
124.;Bob Dylan- Highway 61 Revisited
125. R.E.M.- Life’s Rich Pageant
126.:The Cars- The Cars
127.:The Replacements- Pleased to Meet Me
128. Liz Phair- Exile to Guyville
129. Bruce Springsteen- Tunnel of Love
130. Grateful Dead- Workingman’s Dead
131.:Weezer- Blue Album
132. Pavement- Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
133. The Monkees- Headquarters
134.:Stevie Wonder- Innervisions
135. Prince - 1999
136.:Nirvana- In Utero
137. White Stripes- Elephant
138.:Pearl Jam- Vitalogy
139. Lou Reed-New York
140.:Bruce Springsteen- The Rising
141.:R.E.M.- Autocratic for the People
142.:Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
143. Marvin Gaye- What’s Going On
144.;Arcade Fire- The Suburbs
145.;The Byrds-Sweethearts of the Rodeo
146.:U2- War
147. CCR- Green River
148.:Wilco- Being There
149. Guns N’ Roses- Appetite for Destruction
150. Oingo Boingo- Only a Lad
151. Pulp- Different Claus
152, Squeeze- Argybargy
153. The Beatles- Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
154. - Superchunk
155.Green Day- American Idiot
156.;Frank Ocean- Channel Orange
157.:Grateful Dead- From the Mars Hotel
158.:Hole- Celebrity Skin
159.;Sebadoh- Bakesale
160. Pearl Jam- Ten
161.:Dinosaur Jr.- Bug
162.;Sonic Youth- Daydream Nation
163.:Grateful Dead- Terrapin Station
164.:Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
165.:Beyoncé- Lemonade
166. U2- Joshua Tree
167. Kendrick Lamar- Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
168. Elvis Costello- This Year’s Model
169.:The Knack- Get the Knack
170.:CCR- Cosmo’s Factory
171.:Blur- Parklife
172.;R.E.M. Out of Time
173.:The Killers-Sam’s Town
174.:OutKast- Speakerboxx
175.;Beastie Boys- Ill Communication
176. The Shins-Chutes Too Narrow
177.:Beck-Odelay
178.:Kanye West- College Dropout
179. Hole- Celebrity Skin
180.:The Kinks-Something Else
181. Willie Nelson- Red Headed Stranger
182,:The Who-Quadrophenia
183.;Rolling Stones- Tattoo You
184.;U2- Achtung Baby
185.:The Police- Regatta de Blanc
186.;David Bowie- Let’s Dance
187.;0Pixies- Surfer Risa
188. Dinosaur Jr. Where You Been?
189.;Brian Wilson- Smile
190.:Bruce Springsteen- Magic
191.:Tom Petty- The Waiting
192.;Paul Simon- There Goes Rhymin’ Simon
193. ELO- Out of the Blue
194. The Housemartins- London 0 Hull 4
195.:Jane’s Addiction- Nothing’s Shocking
196.:Thelonious Monster- Stormy Weather
197.;Rage Against the Machine- Guerilla Radio
197. The Monkees- More of the Monkees
199.:The Byrds- Notorious Byrd Brothers
200. Fleetwood Mac- Rumours
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Jirin wrote: Sat May 09, 2020 4:08 pm
Andre wrote: Sat May 09, 2020 11:11 am
prosecutorgodot wrote: Sat May 09, 2020 4:15 am
I have it as top Bowie album, but I thought I would be an outlier given that I am not acquainted with Bowie's vast catalogue beyond his biggest 6-7 albums.
For me, Blackstar will be at the same level as Low. My favorite Bowie albums by far are Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust.

I doubt if any albums from the 1950s or 2020s will make the ultimate 2020 AM album top 100. And the 1970s has always been considered the album decade, but with the voting audience getting younger, I am curious if the last 3 decades will take the overhand and conquer the most spots.

Anyway, thank you Holden for starting this poll! :music-rockon:
The trouble with 00s and 10s music placing high on these polls is that there's a far smaller amount of consensus. All the most loved albums have an equal share of detractors. No matter how much love a hip hop album gets there's a decent share of the forum that will never like hip hop. Also among the great indie rock groups like The National, Sufjan Stevens, LCD Soundsystem, St Vincent, they may not have as many detractors as the hip hop acts but much more than the iconic 60s and 70s acts.
I feel like these acts will likely do very well. Sufjan, The National and LCD Soundsystem have been getting higher and higher every poll. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Illinois in the top 20, Boxer/High Violet in the top 100, and Sound of Sovler in the top 30
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BryanBehar wrote: Sat May 09, 2020 7:54 pm Top Albums

154. - Superchunk
Which Superchunk album is this?
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Are classical works allowed?
Or is it only non-classical albums?
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Schüttelbirne wrote: Sun May 10, 2020 1:28 pm Are classical works allowed?
Or is it only non-classical albums?
Have these been allowed in the past?
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Holden wrote: Sun May 10, 2020 2:43 pm
Schüttelbirne wrote: Sun May 10, 2020 1:28 pm Are classical works allowed?
Or is it only non-classical albums?
Have these been allowed in the past?
I think they were, but am not sure. What I am sure of though is that classical songs were allowed in the song poll and following that logic it seems that classical albums should be allowed.
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Rob wrote: Sun May 10, 2020 8:19 pm
Holden wrote: Sun May 10, 2020 2:43 pm
Schüttelbirne wrote: Sun May 10, 2020 1:28 pm Are classical works allowed?
Or is it only non-classical albums?
Have these been allowed in the past?
I think they were, but am not sure. What I am sure of though is that classical songs were allowed in the song poll and following that logic it seems that classical albums should be allowed.
In that case, though, the votes were for the piece itself rather than any specific recording. For albums, I think it only makes sense to vote for a specific recording, which would lead to confusion as to whether or not different recordings of the same piece should be counted together.
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