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Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« on: May 25, 2024, 08:29:52 am »
Apple Musicís top 100 albums. Discuss  ;D

ďIts team crafted the list alongside a group of artists that included Pharrell Williams, J Balvin, Maren Morris, and Charli XCX. The list is an editorial statement and does not take into account any streaming figures on Apple Music or any other streaming service.Ē

1   The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill   Lauryn Hill
2   Thriller   Michael Jackson
3   Abbey Road   The Beatles
4   Purple Rain   Prince & The Revolution
5   Blonde   Frank Ocean
6   Songs in the Key of Life   Stevie Wonder
7   Good Kid, M.A.A.D City   Kendrick Lamar
8   Back to Black   Amy Winehouse
9   Nevermind   Nirvana
10   Lemonade   Beyoncť
11   Rumours   Fleetwood Mac
12   OK Computer   Radiohead
13   The Blueprint   Jay-Z
14   Highway 61 Revisited   Bob Dylan
15   21   Adele
16   Blue   Joni Mitchell
17   What's Going On   Marvin Gaye
18   1989 (Taylor's Version)   Taylor Swift
19   The Chronic   Dr. Dre
20   Pet Sounds   The Beach Boys
21   Revolver   The Beatles
22   Born to Run   Bruce Springsteen
23   Discovery   Daft Punk
24   The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars   David Bowie
25   Kind of Blue   Miles Davis
26   My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy   Kanye West
27   Led Zeppelin II   Led Zeppelin
28   The Dark Side of the Moon   Pink Floyd
29   The Low End Theory   A Tribe Called Quest
30   When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?   Billie Eilish
31   Jagged Little Pill   Alanis Morissette
32   Ready to Die   Notorious B.I.G.
33   Kid A   Radiohead
34   It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back   Public Enemy
35   London Calling   The Clash
36   Beyoncť   Beyoncť
37   Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)   Wu-Tang Clan
38   Tapestry   Carole King
39   Illmatic   Nas
40   I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You   Aretha Franklin
41   Aquemini   OutKast
42   Control   Janet Jackson
43   Remain in Light   Talking Heads
44   Innervisions   Stevie Wonder
45   Homogenic   BjŲrk
46   Exodus   Bob Marley & The Wailers
47   Take Care   Drake
48   Paul's Boutique   Beastie Boys
49   The Joshua Tree   U2
50   Hounds of Love   Kate Bush
51   Sign o' the Times   Prince
52   Appetite for Destruction   Guns 'N Roses
53   Exile on Main Street   The Rolling Stones
54   A Love Supreme   John Coltrane
55   Anti   Rihanna
56   Disintegration   The Cure
57   Voodoo   D'Angelo
58   (What's the Story) Morning Glory?   Oasis
59   AM   Arctic Monkeys
60   The Velvet Underground and Nico   The Velvet Underground & Nico
61   Love Deluxe   Sade
62   All Eyez on Me   2Pac
63   Are You Experienced?   The Jimi Hendrix Experience
64   Baduizm   Erykah Badu
65   3 Feet High and Rising   De La Soul
66   The Queen Is Dead   The Smiths
67   Dummy   Portishead
68   Is This It   The Strokes
69   Master of Puppets   Metallica
70   Straight Outta Compton   N.W.A
71   Trans-Europe Express   Kraftwerk
72   SOS   SZA
73   Aja   Steely Dan
74   The Downward Spiral   Nine Inch Nails
75   Supa Dupa Fly   Missy Eliott
76   Un Verano Sin Ti   Bad Bunny
77   Like a Prayer   Madonna
78   Goodbye Yellow Brick Road   Elton John
79   Norman Fucking Rockwell!   Lana Del Rey
80   The Marshall Mathers LP   Eminem
81   After the Gold Rush   Neil Young
82   Get Rich or Die Tryin'   50 Cent
83   Horses   Patti Smith
84   Doggystyle   Snoop Dogg
85   Golden Hour   Kacey Musgraves
86   My Life   Mary J. Blige
87   Blue Lines   Massive Attack
88   I Put a Spell on You   Nina Simone
89   The Fame Monster   Lady Gaga
90   Back in Black   AC/DC
91   Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1   George Michael
92   Flower Boy   Tyler, the Creator
93   A Seat at the Table   Solange
94   Untrue   Burial
95   Confessions   Usher
96   Pure Heroine   Lorde
97   Rage Against the Machine   Rage Against the Machine
98   Astroworld   Travis Scott
99   Hotel California   Eagles
100   Body Talk   Robyn

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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2024, 10:08:26 am »
Apple Music's shite

Well, it's servicable, but thier artist bios are frequently erroneous, and the UI is a pain. I'd trust their taste about as far as I can throw the headquarters of Apple Inc

Reads like a randomised list of commonly high-regard albums picked almost arbitrarily... probably because that's what it is

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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2024, 10:32:44 am »
Apple Music's shite

Well, it's servicable, but thier artist bios are frequently erroneous, and the UI is a pain. I'd trust their taste about as far as I can throw the headquarters of Apple Inc

Reads like a randomised list of commonly high-regard albums picked almost arbitrarily... probably because that's what it is

And probably AI generated.

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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2024, 02:51:39 pm »
Defo not AI generated. Theyíve listed some of those involved in the process.

Any such list is going to be controversial. In fact, itís probably the aim from appleís perspective. I dont agree with most of it, but itís refreshing to see a few albums Iíve never listened to. And to see hip-hop better represented. Definitely less of a white rockers list.

I hate Apple Music UI. Loathe it. But the sound quality is great.

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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2024, 04:44:01 pm »
Ten - Pearl Jam not in it?
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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2024, 04:55:31 pm »
Ten - Pearl Jam not in it?
Itís the top 100, not the top million Rob ;)

The number of these lists that have Lauren Hill at the top staggers me.  Higher than the most influential albums of all time.  I just donít get it.  Maybe itís a US thing?
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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2024, 11:05:48 pm »
Itís a decent album but nothing groundbreaking. Borrows a lot from better artists that should feature more highly. It seems to have influenced a lot of people, though. Thing is with these lists, Iíd struggle to name my own top 10 favourite albums so itís never going to be definitive. And my top list would be extremely subjective too - with choices being purely emotional or nostalgic. I just find them fascinating as they usually throw up some Iíve not heard.

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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2024, 02:04:26 pm »
Are my eyes deceiving me or does this list omit Sgt Peppers, the White Album, Achtung Baby, Wish You Were HereÖ!

Iím all for seeing past the obvious choices of 50+ year old rock records but fuck me that is just wrong. There is no way there is 100 better albums than WYWH,
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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2024, 12:35:37 am »
Again, itís all subjectivity. Iíd personally have abbey road over the white album and sgt pepper. Iíve always felt the white album was too bloated. Achtung baby is the first cd I ever bought and I still think itís excellent but likely wouldnít make my top 100 but Joshua tree probably would. WYWH is phenomenal, but many PF fans wouldnít have it as their fave album.

My personal number one would probably be Nevermind. Objectively, itís likely not the best album ever made, but subjectively nothing comes close to the impact it had on me.
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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2024, 10:10:14 am »
I see your point, Iím a huge Pink Floyd fan and Wish You Weíre Here isnít my favourite of theirs, that accolade goes to Animals, but I understand that album is a bit more polarising so wouldnít expect it on this list but Wish You Weíre Here simply must be in my opinion.

I also agree regards the Beatles. Iíd go one further and say Sgt Peppers isnít in my top 5 Beatles records but that is my personal taste. For the cultural impact and lasting legacy alone itís a must have. Itís not like theyíve only selected one album from each artist (there is Kid A and OK Computer for example)

Ah well I wonít lose any sleep over it :)

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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2024, 10:57:39 am »
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City being at number 7 but To Pimp A Butterfly not on the list at all is certainly a take.

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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2024, 03:56:50 pm »
I think thereís a strong argument for kid a and ok computer making it. Personally, Iíd probably have kid a in my top 5. I wouldíve thought DSOTM would be the Ďobviousí pink Floyd one for lists like this.

Happy to see Frank Ocean poll so highly. That album is utterly brilliant. He and Donald Glover opened my tastes up to a lot of new flavours, so I give their work quite a bit of weight.

Arcade fire wouldíve surely made the top 100 had Butler not been such a creep.
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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2024, 03:46:03 pm »
It's fairly similar to the Rolling Stone list, which had some of the same albums insanely high, but these lists always tend to grade along a recency curve. Very American perspective too, so you have to take both into account and not take them too seriously. I'd be more interested in RAWK posters' personal lists to be honest. Hmm...

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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #13 on: June 1, 2024, 04:42:50 pm »
I'm pretty cool and happy that none of the stuff i like makes that list. Maybe Exodus and London Calling would sneak in!

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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #14 on: June 1, 2024, 08:20:07 pm »
I promised myself I wouldn't look at another one of these, because all they do is make me very, very angry. I'm not going to let that happen this time - I'm just going to say one thing. The fact that Jagged Fucking Pill is at 31 and Exile in Guyville is not even on there is all you need to know about this list. Fuck right off.
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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #15 on: June 1, 2024, 08:40:05 pm »
I promised myself I wouldn't look at another one of these, because all they do is make me very, very angry. I'm not going to let that happen this time - I'm just going to say one thing. The fact that Jagged Fucking Pill is at 31 and Exile in Guyville is not even on there is all you need to know about this list. Fuck right off.

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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #16 on: June 1, 2024, 09:39:55 pm »
I promised myself I wouldn't look at another one of these, because all they do is make me very, very angry. I'm not going to let that happen this time - I'm just going to say one thing. The fact that Jagged Fucking Pill is at 31 and Exile in Guyville is not even on there is all you need to know about this list. Fuck right off.
Exile in Guyville is just inferior, overproduced versions of Girly-Sound songs. Sooty is a better album IMO, though obviously both are miles ahead of Jagged Little Pill.

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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #17 on: June 3, 2024, 09:33:54 am »
I promised myself I wouldn't look at another one of these, because all they do is make me very, very angry. I'm not going to let that happen this time - I'm just going to say one thing. The fact that Jagged Fucking Pill is at 31 and Exile in Guyville is not even on there is all you need to know about this list. Fuck right off.

Why? Itís just a group of peopleís subjective opinions.

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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #18 on: June 3, 2024, 11:07:31 am »
I like this list, reflects a lot of my musical tastes from Nirvana to Jay-Z to Radiohead and Stevie Wonder.

I would have Thriller at number one though. For me (personal to me, not expecting anyone to agree necessarily) it's been the record that's had the biggest overall impact on music.
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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #19 on: June 3, 2024, 11:48:53 pm »
I prefer Bad as it was my first introduction to Michael Jacksonís music. But thriller is probably objectively better, for sure. Rarely see it at the top of lists, though.

I never much enjoyed TMOLH when it was released and am surprised to see it top this poll. My sisters absolutely adored it and played it on repeat. I re-listened to it a few times the other day and wouldnít even say it was the best album of 1998*, never mind best ever.

* Air, Fatboy Slim, Neutral Milk Hotel, massive attack, Jurassic 5, Mercury RevÖ all better imo, with a couple of them being genre-defining and hugely influential.

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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #20 on: June 5, 2024, 10:34:06 am »
Lists like this are pretty subjective and meaningless.

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« Reply #21 on: June 5, 2024, 05:45:46 pm »
Exile in Guyville is just inferior, overproduced versions of Girly-Sound songs. Sooty is a better album IMO, though obviously both are miles ahead of Jagged Little Pill.

I'd never heard of this, nor Liz Phair, so had a listen yesterday, started off OK then got boring. Sounds very much like a later singer Tracey Bonham.

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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #22 on: June 6, 2024, 07:38:45 pm »
I'd never heard of this, nor Liz Phair, so had a listen yesterday, started off OK then got boring. Sounds very much like a later singer Tracey Bonham.


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« Reply #23 on: June 6, 2024, 08:13:17 pm »
Tracy Bonham, absolutely forgotten she existed. I had the single Mother Mother back in the day

My ex at the time bought a couple of her CD's, I had them on in the car all the time for a bit.
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« Reply #24 on: June 9, 2024, 12:13:28 pm »
No Who's Next or Quadrophenia 🤔
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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #25 on: June 9, 2024, 11:51:38 pm »
All about whoís judging, innit? My top 100 would have neither of those too. BOíR would make my top 100 songs but none of the albums by the who did it for me, despite a lot of trying.

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Re: Apple Musicís top 100 albums
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2024, 11:32:12 am »
Isnít it ironic?

Iím still laughing at this ten days later.
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