Best Albums Ever
Tying to figure out the best albums ever can be really hard. People will find that rating the work of music artists can difficult because people have to take into consideration different tastes as well as preferences and the artist themselves. When searching for the best albums ever it is important for a person to come up with a method on how to do so. In this article I will discuss the best albums ever along with explanations as to why they were picked. I will go through the best albums ever from the fifties to the nineties, breaking them down by decade. This will be a lot easier for people to understand what was the most popular and trending during the times. Hopefully people will understand why these artists were picked and offer feedback on what they think the best albums ever should have been.
Best Albums Of The 1950s
When looking for the best albums ever it is important to look at the artist behind the album. What was the artist doing for the music scene, what message did they try to set and what did their music do for the times? These are the important questions and they allow people to really understand what to be looking for when looking for the best albums ever. Obviously the music needs to be good and it is important that you look the music, but it is even more then the music, it is everything else. This is why the best albums of the 1950s go as follows:
- Frank Sinatra: "In the Wee Small Hours"
- Miles Davis: "Kind of Blue"
- Little Richard: "Here's Little Richard"
- Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: "Ella and Louis"
- Johnny Cash: "Johnny Cash with his Hot and Blue Guitar!"
- Elvis Presley: "Elvis Presley"
These are the best albums of the 1950s. These albums were not just some of the top grossing albums of the 1950s they were also some of the most influential. All of the artists mentioned were not just influential in the 1950s they are still heavily influential now. Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Little Richard, Ella and Louis Fitzgerald, Johnny cash and Elvis Presley have transcended time and restraints and they are still listened to today and heavily influence the music that comes out today. These albums from the 1950s were raw and really portrayed intense emotions from just pure fun with Little Richard, to rocking out with Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, to enjoying the intense jazz that Miles Davis brought to his listeners and the amazing songs and lyrics from Frank Sinatra as well as Ella and Louis.
Best Albums Of The 1960s
- The Beatles: "Abby Road"
- Otis Redding: "Otis Blue"
- Bob Dylan: "Blonde on Blonde"
- Jimi Hendrix: "Are You Experienced"
- Aretha Franklin: "Lady Soul"
- Van Morrison: "Astral Weeks"
The best albums of the 1960s are full of soul, funk, rock, country, folk and much more. These albums present their listeners with lyrics that made the people really think and feel something about the world around them and of the times. The 1960s where all about people beginning to question and see the things around them and these artists really helped their listens to begin to realize what was going on in the world. With poetic lyrics for Bob Dylan, to the Beatles urging everyone to listen and see what was going on around them. The music of the sixties had some amazing soul and great beats.
The Best Albums Of The 1970s
- The Clash: "London Calling"
- Fleetwood Mac: "Rumours"
- The Eagles: "Hotel California"
- The Ramones: "Ramones"
- Bruce Springsteen: "Born to Run"
- Simon and Garfunkle: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
The music of the seventies was full of soul, conviction and messages. Much of the music in the seventies was politically charged with lyrics about capitalism, war, government policies and life in general. The music and albums of the seventies heavily influenced the different cultures and mentalities of those who were listening. For instance, the lyrics of the Clash were there to get people in London thinking about the politics and the capitalism mentality that seemed to be taking over. The other albums were set to really have people enjoying the lyrics and enjoying life. A balance was needed back in the seventies and a lot of times people would escape from all of the Civil Rights riots, the ongoing war and all the mudslinging in politics and they would escape the music to get them through.
The Best Albums Of The 1980s
- Madonna: "Like a Prayer"
- Public Enemy: "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back"
- Prince: "Sign of the Times"
- U2: "Joshua Tree"
- Run-DMC: "Raising Hell"
- Michael Jackson: "Thriller"
The music of the 1980s much much more uplifting and more pop then the seventies. Madonna and Michael Jackson (The Queen and King of pop music) would lead the world into these fun albums and have people dancing and singing along in their cars, in their homes and on the dance floors. Prince would end up releasing the best album of the eighties with "Sign of the Times" and this album is still one of the most popular even now. Many people tend to disregard the eighties music as being too pop and not enough emotion, but that is not true. There are tons of messages and sounds that the artists in the eighties were trying to relay to their listeners, people just need to listen.
The Best Albums Of The 1990s
- Nirvana: "Nevermind"
- Dre. Dre: "The Chronic"
- Oasis: "Whats the Story Morning Glory"
- Bob Dylan: Time Out Of Mind"
- Radiohead: "OK Computer"
- A Tribe Called Quest: "The Low End Theory"
The nineties would be the introduction of grunge music and it would really take over. The highest grossing album of the nineties was Nirvana's "Nevermind." The music of the nineties really would relate some amazing messages and end up allow people to just have fun and be themselves. There was also a lot of new creations of urban music that really defined the times. Dre. Dre was one of the first rappers to really bring these urban beats to the scene. A lot of the music of the nineties was influential and would end up opening doors to many more artists and new music genres that we see today.