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Best Ever Albums is a music-rating website started in 2005 that, unlike other websites of its ilk (such as Rate Your Music and Acclaimed Music), is dedicated almost entirely to the full-length album. Each registered user can make a chart of their favorite albums of all time, in which all user charts are used to rank the albums on the website's overall chart. Each user gets a certain amount of points for what they contribute to the website (points for forum posts, ratings, editing album info etc), and the more points they get the more albums they can include on their overall as well as create charts for their favorite albums by decade, year and even special Customized charts for whatever musical list they want to do beyond just a standard Best Albums chart. In fact, the website's entire musical database is completely user-controlled, as an album only shows up on the site if a user puts it on one of their charts. Users are also encouraged to contribute in adding each newly-added-to-the-website album's information, including track information, release date, cover images and country of origin.

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Along with making charts and rating albums there is also a forum section for discussion both musical and other off-topic discussions, notable for being more congenial and less rife with Trolls than most other, larger sites involved with art rating/criticism.

While the website does have an overall chart that is easily accessible, there also exists another chart of every album ranked by rating average that is varied enough to be considered its own community-ranked chart. As it's ranked by average ratings, this chart is not only more prone to drastic changes, but it's possible for newer albums to rank more highly than on the overall chart.

The Top 100 albums on the overall chart are:

  1. OK Computer by Radiohead
  2. The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
  3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
  4. Revolver by The Beatles
  5. Kid A by Radiohead
  6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
  7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
  8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
  9. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars by David Bowie
  10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by Velvet Underground
  11. Funeral by Arcade Fire
  12. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
  13. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
  14. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
  15. Nevermind by Nirvana
  16. The Beatles (better known as The White Album) by The Beatles
  17. Doolittle by The Pixies
  18. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
  19. London Calling by The Clash
  20. The Bends by Radiohead
  21. Is This It by The Strokes
  22. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
  23. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
  24. The Wall by Pink Floyd
  25. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  26. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
  27. In the Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson
  28. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
  29. The Doors by The Doors
  30. Remain in Light by Talking Heads
  31. Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dylan
  32. The Stone Roses Album by The Stone Roses
  33. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
  34. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
  35. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
  36. Who's Next by The Who
  37. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  38. Disintegration by The Cure
  39. Animals by Pink Floyd
  40. Kind of Blue by Miles Davis
  41. good kid, m.A.A.d city by Kendrick Lamar
  42. Exile on Main St. by The Rolling Stones
  43. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
  44. Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan
  45. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Music/Wilco
  46. Illinois by Sufjan Stevens
  47. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
  48. Marquee Moon by Television
  49. The Joshua Tree by U2
  50. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys
  51. Ten by Pearl Jam
  52. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
  53. (What's the Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
  54. Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins
  55. In Utero by Nirvana
  56. Low by David Bowie
  57. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
  58. Automatic for the People by R.E.M.
  59. Grace by Jeff Buckley
  60. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
  61. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
  62. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
  63. Lonerism by Tame Impala
  64. Ágætis byrjun by Sigur Rós
  65. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
  66. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
  67. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
  68. Weezer (The Blue Album, to be precise) by Weezer
  69. Closer by Joy Division
  70. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
  71. Forever Changes by Love
  72. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  73. Illmatic by Music/Nas
  74. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
  75. Dummy by Portishead
  76. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  77. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
  78. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
  79. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  80. Thriller by Michael Jackson
  81. Hounds of Love by Kate Bush
  82. Turn On The Bright Lights by Interpol
  83. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
  84. Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  85. Blue by Joni Mitchell
  86. Purple Rain by Prince
  87. For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
  88. A Rush of Blood to the Head by Coldplay
  89. A Night at the Opera by Queen
  90. Spiderland by Slint
  91. Elephant by The White Stripes
  92. Madvillainy by Madvillain (collaboration between MF Doom and Madlib)
  93. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
  94. Pinkerton by Weezer
  95. Surfer Rosa by The Pixies
  96. Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin
  97. Odessey and Oracle by The Zombies
  98. Appetite for Destruction by Guns N' Roses
  99. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips
  100. Harvest by Neil Young
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The top 100 albums ranked by the community on average (excluding compilation albums) are:

  1. The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
  2. OK Computer by Radiohead
  3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
  4. Revolver by The Beatles
  5. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
  6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
  7. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars by David Bowie
  8. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
  9. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  10. In Rainbows by Radiohead
  11. Kid A by Radiohead
  12. Kind of Blue by Miles Davis
  13. 98.12.28 男達の別れ (98.12.28 Otokotachi no wakare) by Fishmans
  14. In the Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson
  15. The White Album by The Beatles
  16. The Velvet Underground & Nico by Velvet Underground
  17. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
  18. Funeral by Arcade Fire
  19. good kid, m.A.A.d city by Kendrick Lamar
  20. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
  21. Doolittle by The Pixies
  22. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
  23. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
  24. Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dylan
  25. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
  26. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  27. Animals by Pink Floyd
  28. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
  29. The Bends by Radiohead
  30. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  31. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
  32. Remain in Light by Talking Heads
  33. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
  34. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
  35. Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan
  36. The Doors by The Doors
  37. London Calling by The Clash
  38. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
  39. Nevermind by Nirvana
  40. The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus
  41. Illinois by Sufjan Stevens
  42. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  43. The Wall by Pink Floyd
  44. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
  45. Disintegration by The Cure
  46. Who's Next by The Who
  47. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
  48. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  49. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
  50. Marquee Moon by Television
  51. Ágætis byrjun by Sigur Rós
  52. Long Season by Fishmans
  53. Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan
  54. The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground
  55. In A Silent Way by Miles Davis
  56. Illmatic by Music/Nas
  57. Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  58. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
  59. Low by David Bowie
  60. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
  61. Red by King Crimson
  62. MTV Unplugged in New York by Nirvana
  63. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
  64. Exile on Main St. by The Rolling Stones
  65. The Stone Roses Album by The Stone Roses
  66. The Smile Sessions by The Beach Boys
  67. Is This It by The Strokes
  68. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
  69. Closer by Joy Division
  70. Madvillainy by Madvillain
  71. Blackstar by David Bowie
  72. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
  73. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
  74. Station to Station by David Bowie
  75. Close to the Edge by Yes
  76. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
  77. Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin
  78. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
  79. Forever Changes by Love
  80. Harvest by Neil Young
  81. The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
  82. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
  83. Lonerism by Tame Impala
  84. Souvlaki by Slowdive
  85. Odessey and Oracle by The Zombies
  86. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
  87. Songs of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
  88. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
  89. Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder
  90. Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake
  91. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
  92. Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins
  93. Surfer Rosa by The Pixies
  94. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
  95. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
  96. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time OST by Koji Kondo
  97. Spiderland by Slint
  98. Hounds of Love by Kate Bush
  99. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
  100. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
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