|An article on this subject was deleted on Wikipedia: |
Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of albums considered to be the best
Original thinking, even essays, are preferred. This adds to the worth of Hippiepedia, in addition to its presence as the Collection of Links that Wikipedia eschews, and the scholarly or media consensus to which WP limits itself (thereby making it entirely derivative and closer to the collection of links it supposedly eschews. Irony)
- Very bad deletion. Those proposing were not only immune to logic and susceptible to diversions like the common belief that OTHERSTUFF is an argument to avoid not an argument that is banned, they were not fully conversant with WP rules, eg they used OR when they should have argued SYNTH. Black Kite was a deletionist fulltime, and came out of retirement to off this gem, which applies a mathematical system to solid sourcing. The use of math to give usable results earns this article an OR tag
Many publications and organizations have tried to determine the albums considered the greatest ever. Those listed below have all have been frequently cited as among the greatest albums of all time by several publications and notable surveys, be it a popular poll or critics' poll.
None of these citations should be viewed as scientific. Many of these sources focus on albums appealing to middle-aged white American males that dismiss genres that aren't classic rock. Most implicitly consider only currently popular genres, with Wikipedia:classical music, Wikipedia:opera, Wikipedia:jazz, and other categories given short shrift. Wikipedia:USA Today noted that Wikipedia:Rolling Stone magazine's Wikipedia:The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time "is weighted toward testosterone-fueled vintage rock", with only a "smattering of country (Wikipedia:Johnny Cash), jazz (Wikipedia:Miles Davis) and seminal blues (Wikipedia:Howlin' Wolf)." There are often problems with vote stacking or skewed demographics; Internet-based surveys have a self-selecting audience. The methodology of some surveys may be questionable. Sometimes voters were asked to select albums from a limited list of entries.
Wikipedia:Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) by Wikipedia:The Beatles is the canonical example of what is typically cited as the best album of all time. It was ranked number one by Rolling Stone, The Definitive 200 by the Wikipedia:National Association of Recording Merchandisers, and others.
Below is a summary of the rank of 23 albums on 16 published lists of the greatest albums of all time. The albums selected are those with the highest average rank. Albums which were released after a particular list was published are designated by an Wikipedia:asterisk.
|Rank||Album||Mo 1995 ||Grd 1997 ||Virg 2000 ||MM 2000 ||VH1 2001 ||NME 2003 ||RS 2005 ||Ch4 2005 ||ABC 2006 ||Gui 2006 ||Q 2006 ||HF 2007 ||SV 2008 ||CS 2010 ||NME 2013 ||Avg |
|1||Revolver, Wikipedia:The Beatles (1966)||3||2||1||6||1||5||3||10||13||3||4||42||1||40||2||9.1|
|2||Wikipedia:Nevermind, Nirvana (1991)||33||4||17||3||2||19||17||3||6||6||3||10||13||32||11||11.9|
|3||The Beatles ("The White Album") (1968)||19||9||5||4||11||24||10||12||12||13||17||39||30||22||9||15.7|
|4||Wikipedia:Pet Sounds, Wikipedia:The Beach Boys (1966)||1||6||18||11||3||3||2||33||22||18||9||23||2||26||18.5|
|5||Wikipedia:Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (1967)||51||19||3||10||1||7||5||2||19||1||6||8||87||28.1|
|6||Wikipedia:Exile on Main St., Wikipedia:The Rolling Stones (1972)||4||25||35||23||12||52||7||42||42||34||6||15||46||24||31.2|
|7||Wikipedia:London Calling, Wikipedia:The Clash (1979)||23||17||37||28||12||8||44||26||12||20||96||12||3||39||31.8|
|8||What's Going On, Wikipedia:Marvin Gaye (1971)||6||1||39||24||4||27||6||78||57||32||38||36||19||25||32.9|
|9||Thriller, Wikipedia:Michael Jackson (1982)||64||23||20||4||35||3||4||131||35.5|
|10||Wikipedia:The Velvet Underground & Nico, Wikipedia:The Velvet Underground (1967)||9||8||13||12||19||9||13||46||100||55||42||10||5||5||36.5|
|11||Wikipedia:Rumours, Wikipedia:Fleetwood Mac (1977)||78||31||16||26||62||20||29||25||24||42||58||51||38.5|
|12||Wikipedia:Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, Wikipedia:Sex Pistols (1977)||22||3||29||10||17||10||41||31||43||16||109||38||41.5|
|13||Wikipedia:The Dark Side of the Moon, Wikipedia:Pink Floyd (1973)||37||9||51||43||5||1||8||15||2||14||7||132||41.8|
|14||Wikipedia:The Wall, Wikipedia:Pink Floyd (1979)||30||87||14||36||65||25||38||42.1|
|15||Wikipedia:OK Computer, Wikipedia:Radiohead (1997)||*||4||20||94||16||162||1||3||4||1||111||49||10||20||42.6|
|16||Wikipedia:Born to Run, Wikipedia:Bruce Springsteen (1975)||41||44||20||27||18||37||54||84||15||15||18||6||85||44.4|
|17||Wikipedia:Led Zeppelin IV, Wikipedia:Led Zeppelin (1971)||99||89||42||45||69||17||7||17||4||4||9||13||106||48.2|
|18||Wikipedia:Blonde on Blonde, Wikipedia:Bob Dylan (1966)||8||24||33||9||9||52||71||36||2||11||62||51.3|
|19||Purple Rain, Prince and The Revolution (1984)||72||18||76||61||73||16||50||50||91||56.3|
|20||Wikipedia:The Queen Is Dead, Wikipedia:The Smiths (1986)||28||10||1||8||216||20||49||9||12||1||56.8|
|21||Wikipedia:The Joshua Tree, Wikipedia:U2 (1987)||57||25||15||27||2||10||11||5||38||34||424||58.9|
|22||Wikipedia:Appetite for Destruction, Wikipedia:Guns N' Roses (1987)||137||42||62||9||73||26||32||35||194||67.8|
|23||Wikipedia:Back in Black, Wikipedia:AC/DC (1980)||107||62||82||72||77||25||80||17||21||29||197||69.9|
- Ralf von Appen and André Doehring: Nevermind The Beatles, here's Exile 61 and Nico: 'The top 100 records of all time' - a canon of pop and rock albums from a sociological and an aesthetic perspective. In: Popular Music 25(1), pp. 21–39. 
- The Observer's 100 Greatest British Albums of All Time. The Observer, 2004.
- The 50 albums that changed music Wikipedia:The Observer, 15 July 2006.
- TimePieces, Best Albums of All Time, an overview of greatest albums of all time charts from the US, UK, The Netherlands and Belgium.
- ↑ Template:Cite news
- ↑ "News". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5938174/the_rs_500_greatest_albums_of_all_time/print. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
- ↑ "Definitive 200". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Archived from the original on June 8, 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070608144112/http://www.rockhall.com/pressroom/definitive-200/.
- ↑ Wikipedia:Methodology: albums which are not ranked on a particular list are assigned a rank one higher than the highest-ranked album for that list (e.g., albums which are not ranked on a list of 100 albums are assigned a rank of 101). Lists which were published before an album was released are not included in averaging.
- ↑ Mo = Mojo's 100 Greatest Albums of All Time. Mojo Magazine, 1995.
- ↑ Grd = The Guardian's 100 Best Albums Ever. Wikipedia:The Guardian, 1997.
- ↑ Virg = Wikipedia:Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums, 2000
- ↑ MM = Melody Maker's 100 Greatest Music Albums. Wikipedia:Melody Maker, 2000.
- ↑ VH1 = Wikipedia:VH1's 100 Greatest Music Albums, 2001
- ↑ NME = NME's 100 Best Albums of All Time. Wikipedia:NME, 2003.
- ↑ RS = The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Wikipedia:Rolling Stone, 2005.
- ↑ Ch.4 = Channel 4's 100 Greatest Albums. Channel 4, 2005.
- ↑ ABC = ABC's Top 100 Albums. Wikipedia:Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006.
- ↑ Gui = Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with Wikipedia:NME, 2006
- ↑ Q = Q's 100 Greatest Albums Ever. Q, 2006.
- ↑ HF = The Definitive 200 Albums of All Time. Wikipedia:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2007.
- ↑ SV = The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Wikipedia:Sound & Vision Magazine, 2008
- ↑ CS = Top 100 Albums Ever by Wikipedia:Consequence of Sound, 2010
- ↑ NME = The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Wikipedia:NME, 2013.
- ↑ Avg = Average rank. Albums which are not ranked on a particular list are assigned a rank one higher than the highest-ranked album for that list (e.g., albums which are not ranked on a list of 100 albums are assigned a rank of 101).