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Best Albums Of The...


Presents the all time top 100 - and beyond - album charts from the US, the UK, The Netherlands and Belgium. 
Hoping to provide guidance for all popular music enthusiasts, we commend a wide range of the best albums available.
To make your search easier, all first 100 albums are indexed both alphabetically as well as by year of release. 

We hope to offer you a helping hand in your quest to find or rediscover great music. 
Enjoy and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.

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  • Lifeforms (1994)

    The Future Sound of London

    Lifeforms is a 1994 double album by experimental electronica group The Future Sound of London. With time, it has become their best-known album and is considered to be an important and influential classic of avant-garde electronic music.

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  • Tri Repetae (1995)


    Tri Repetae is the third album by the electronic music group Autechre and was released in 1995. In the United States, this album was released as Tri Repetae++, a two-CD set with the Garbage and Anvil Vapre EPs constituting the second CD. In Japan, it was released with the bonus track "...

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  • Chutes Too Narrow (2003)

    The Shins

    Chutes Too Narrow is the second studio album by American rock band The Shins. Produced by Phil Ek and the band themselves, the album was released on October 21, 2003, through Sub Pop. The album title comes from a lyric in the song "Young Pilgrims". The album was very well received by...

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  • Crack the Skye (2009)


    Crack the Skye is the fourth studio album by American metal band Mastodon, released on March 24, 2009 through Reprise Records. The album debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200, selling 41,000 copies in its first week. In Australia, the album debuted at number 19. It had sold 200,000 copies in...

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  • Tabula Rasa (1984)

    Arvo Pärt

    Tabula Rasa is a musical composition written in 1977 by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. The piece contains two movements, "Ludus" and "Silentium," and is a double concerto for two solo violins, prepared piano, and chamber orchestra.


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‘The Joni 6’ – Joni Mitchell’s Best Albums

'Joni Mitchell’s classic album ‘Blue’ tops the chart, ‘Court and Spark’ finishes way behind in second place, Hejira comes third.’ We present you the ‘Joni 6’, Joni Mitchell’s 6 best albums. A top 6 based on how many times an album appears in a list, divided by the number of times the album could be listed, depending it's year of release. Please scroll further down for the U.S. top 4, the U.K. top 5 and the Dutch top 3......plus MOJO Music Magazine’s ‘how to buy Joni Mitchell’ guide of 2003.



Dutch Radio Veronica Album 750: Cast your votes!

Dutch radio listeners can now cast their votes for Radio Veronica's Album Top 750 Allertijden (750 greatest albums of all time). Radio Veronica will start broadcasting their '750 greatest albums of all time' on Monday July 28. Will U2's 'The Joshua Tree' top the chart for the 9th time? or..... You can make a difference by casting your votes here!



'The Springsteen 6' - Bruce Springsteen's Best Albums

'‘Born to Run’ still wins hands down, ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ climbs up to second place, ‘The River’ comes third.' We present you the 'Springsteen 6', Bruce Springsteen's 6 best albums. A top 6 based on how often an album appears in a list, divided by the number of times the album could be listed, depending it's year of release. Please scroll further down for the U.S. top 6, the U.K.



Studio Brussel Album 500: Cast your votes!

After 15 years, Belgian radio station Studio Brussel (a.k.a. StuBru) breaks with a long time tradition. This year there will be no Studio Brussel Album 100..... this year it will be the first Studio Brussel Album 500! During a 36 hours marathon, Studio Brussel will broadcast tracks from the albums in this list on Thursday May 29 and Friday May 30. In 2013 Pearl Jam's 'Ten' topped te list.



Dutch Radio 3FM 'Hemelse 100' (heavenly 100)

Dutch radio listeners can now cast their votes for Radio 3FM's 2014 annual 'Hemelse 100' (heavenly 100). Radio 3FM will be broadcasting their 100 greatest albums of all time on Thursday, May 29th and Friday, May 30. Will Pearl Jam's 'Ten' be the best album of all time for the 10th time in a row? Or will Nirvana's 'Nevermind' finally beat 'Ten' to the number one position? You can make a difference by casting your votes here.



Radio Caroline's 2014 Top 500 Album Countdown

For the 4th time in a row Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' tops Radio Caroline's all time album list. With this list added, we now have 135 all time greatest albums lists in our database. 

3 new album titles were added to the album database: 



NME's 2013 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

'The Smiths' 'The Queen is Dead' finishes top of the latest NME Writers' poll'. -It took the NME writers 25 years to catch up with their readers, who already placed 'The Queen is Dead' on top of the 1988 readers' poll. In 2006 NME held a survey among 40.000 music fans in cooperation with the book of 'British Hit Singles and Albums'.



'The Dylan 6' - Bob Dylan's best albums

'Blood on the Tracks' beats 'Blonde on Blonde' to the number one position, 'Highway 61 Revisited' comes third.'  -We present you 'The Dylan 6', Bob Dylan's best albums. An overall Bob Dylan greatest albums chart based on the number of times a Dylan album appears in the now 135 all time greatest albums of all time charts in our database.