Let's also poll and moan about ... Acclaimed Music's Top 50 Albums of All Time

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Love Forever Changes Psychedelic Folk, Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock 1967 5
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 3
Talking Heads Remain in Light 3
Radiohead OK Computer 3
The Clash London Callin 3
Stevie Wonder Innervisions 2
Arcade Fire Funeral 2
The Beatles Revolver 2
Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back 2
The Strokes Is This It 2
Pixies Doolittle 2
The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 2
Joy Division Closer 2
Television Marquee Moon 1
Radiohead Kid A 1
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV 1
Prince Sign 'O' the Times 1
Miles Davis Kind of Blue 1
Prince and The Revolution Purple Rain 1
Ramones Ramones 1
Patti Smith Horses 1
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead 1
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks 1
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 1
Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited 1
Nirvana Nevermind 1
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks - Here's the Sex Pistols 1
The Beatles The Beatles ["White Album"] 1
The Rolling Stones Exile on Main St. 1
U2 The Joshua Tree 0
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed 0
R.E.M. Automatic for the People 0
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life 0
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland 0
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper' 0
The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers 0
Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde 0
Massive Attack Blue Lines 0
The Beatles Abbey Road 0
Michael Jackson Thriller 0
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon 0
Bruce Springsteen Born to Run 0
Van Morrison Astral Weeks 0
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced? 0
The Doors The Doors 0
The Beatles Rubber Soul 0
The Who Who's Next 0
The Rolling Stones 0
Marvin Gaye What's Going On 0
James Brown 'Live' at the Apollo 0


Oor Neechy, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:16 (one month ago) link

Let's poll... RYM's Top 50 Albums of All Time

Oor Neechy, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:17 (one month ago) link

this is boring as hell but somehow i like it better than the other two

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Monday, 21 September 2020 15:17 (one month ago) link

because its based on critics rather than users?

Oor Neechy, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:19 (one month ago) link

because its a very very boring list with some bands not even best album in the list imo

Oor Neechy, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:20 (one month ago) link

this is slightly more boring than the other two lists, therefore it's the worst.

lol at Is This It being one of the best 50 albums ever, it was such a disappointment after the EP and has not aged well either.

好 now 烧烤 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 21 September 2020 15:20 (one month ago) link

One jazz album

Oor Neechy, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:21 (one month ago) link

Without checking, is it 'Kind of Blue'?

好 now 烧烤 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 21 September 2020 15:22 (one month ago) link

This one almost reads like the RS list.

pomenitul, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:22 (one month ago) link

xp yep

pomenitul, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:22 (one month ago) link

of course

好 now 烧烤 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 21 September 2020 15:22 (one month ago) link

blue lines is ??? unless this is based entirely on contemporaneous reviews, who the heck has rated that one over mezzanine in the last 20 years

ciderpress, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:24 (one month ago) link

I like Blue Lines a lot but I remember finding it weird that it was MA's check-marked album on AMG.

pomenitul, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:25 (one month ago) link

I'm not sure if they use critics reviews as well as year end and best of lists

Oor Neechy, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:35 (one month ago) link

Here's their alltime songs list
http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/year/alltime_songs.htm

Oor Neechy, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:54 (one month ago) link

I think acclaimedmusic only uses listicle results. (Critic reviews are metacritic's thing.) So if a now-dated-sounding record appeared on lots of end-of-year lists 20-25 years ago and failed to show up on any subsequent decade lists or whatever, it will likely still place really well.

billstevejim, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:55 (one month ago) link

trying to narrow down a shortlist... which of these albums has most ODB features?

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Monday, 21 September 2020 15:56 (one month ago) link

This list reads like a specific college student's CD collection circa 2005

Scam Likely (morrisp), Monday, 21 September 2020 15:59 (one month ago) link

xp

oh ok, cheers!

Is there a metacritic all time list?

Oor Neechy, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:59 (one month ago) link

haha

https://www.metacritic.com/browse/albums/score/metascore/all/filtered

Oor Neechy, Monday, 21 September 2020 16:05 (one month ago) link

that alltime list is certainly different to the others

Oor Neechy, Monday, 21 September 2020 16:09 (one month ago) link

xp 12-15 year olds love many of these records.

billstevejim, Monday, 21 September 2020 16:11 (one month ago) link

This list reads like a specific college student's CD collection circa 2005

Oh, that's interesting. I was struggling to imagine anyone whose favourite albums would be these albums, in this order, while I could easily do that with the RYM list.

The nexus of the crisis and the origin of storms (Sund4r), Monday, 21 September 2020 16:38 (one month ago) link

The RYM list looks more diverse to me, at a glance (more rap, some metal, etc.); the above looks more like a "these are the albums you need to own" list for someone who's not deeply into music.

Scam Likely (morrisp), Monday, 21 September 2020 16:41 (one month ago) link

The Rolling Stones

Indexed, Monday, 21 September 2020 16:47 (one month ago) link

The RYM list looks more diverse to me, at a glance (more rap, some metal, etc.); the above looks more like a "these are the albums you need to own" list for someone who's not deeply into music.

I agree. That's why I think it's hard for me to imagine this as an individual's collection.

The nexus of the crisis and the origin of storms (Sund4r), Monday, 21 September 2020 16:56 (one month ago) link

I guess I haven't known many people who care enough about music to seek out these albums but not enough to develop an individual taste or curiosity that departs from that?

The nexus of the crisis and the origin of storms (Sund4r), Monday, 21 September 2020 16:57 (one month ago) link

This list reads like a specific college student's CD collection circa 2005

Oh, that's interesting. I was struggling to imagine anyone whose favourite albums would be these albums, in this order, while I could easily do that with the RYM list.

― The nexus of the crisis and the origin of storms (Sund4r), Monday, 21 September 2020 17:38 (forty-six minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

I'm guessing your student listening was different to most students, lol

Oor Neechy, Monday, 21 September 2020 17:26 (one month ago) link

the people seeking them out are 12-15.

billstevejim, Monday, 21 September 2020 17:29 (one month ago) link

That I could maybe see.

The nexus of the crisis and the origin of storms (Sund4r), Monday, 21 September 2020 17:30 (one month ago) link

I think older more like 18-21

Oor Neechy, Monday, 21 September 2020 17:35 (one month ago) link

I'm guessing your student listening was different to most students, lol

It was different from both lists but I'm capable of observing other people. Two other people have said on the RYM thread that they knew people whose tastes looked like that list fwiw.

The nexus of the crisis and the origin of storms (Sund4r), Monday, 21 September 2020 17:40 (one month ago) link

Wait, these are not the top 50 albums I see here: http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/061024/1948-02a.htm

London Calling is #10 on that list, for instance, and Is This It falls outside the top 50. Ditto Doolittle. Where was this list from?

The nexus of the crisis and the origin of storms (Sund4r), Monday, 21 September 2020 17:58 (one month ago) link

I used this one which is the link on the main page!

http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/year/alltime_albums.htm

Oor Neechy, Monday, 21 September 2020 18:05 (one month ago) link

Weird. Is the other one an older list?

The nexus of the crisis and the origin of storms (Sund4r), Monday, 21 September 2020 18:08 (one month ago) link

No idea

Oor Neechy, Monday, 21 September 2020 18:10 (one month ago) link

yes, it was. pre 2015 apparently

Oor Neechy, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 10:47 (one month ago) link

So is the new revised RS top 50 better than this?

Oor Neechy, Wednesday, 23 September 2020 12:51 (four weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 00:01 (one week ago) link

I like at least one track from every one of these records. Best is Forever Changes over Astral Weeks.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 03:09 (one week ago) link

I voted forever changes

Oor Neechy, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 14:01 (one week ago) link

Until Metallica starts showing up on these things, I always am the one Ramones voter.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 14:03 (one week ago) link

This list reads like a specific college student's CD collection circa 2005

otm. it was a few years before that but yeah in college i definitely picked up a of a good portion of these as cheapo used discs, lol

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 14:46 (one week ago) link

voted for exile

covidiot wind (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 14:47 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 00:01 (one week ago) link


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