Top Ten Things That Make a Music Album Good

The Top TenXW

1The Songs

A good combination of songs, for that matter. Something to stretch to everything the artist can do. Better still when mixed in between albums. - PositronWildhawk

The only list, blog post, or pretty much anything that I made in any of my accounts PositronWildhawk commented on. This just makes it one of the lists I'm most proud of on a garbage account. - DarkenedBrutality

2The Production

Production is what makes albums really good. Terrible production can make an album sound terrible like Death Magnetic (Metallica), because of all the loudness. Good production can make an album well-worth listening, like Ride the Lightning, which made it one of Metallica's greatest albums. - AggressiveBlaze

3It Was Unique
4It Didn't Define Any Genres
5You Could Easily Hear the Bass

I can't think of an example for this one, but I can think of a bad example. Metallica's...And Justice For All, had no bass, and wasn't good at all. - AggressiveBlaze

6Good Drumming

St. Anger was stupid. - AggressiveBlaze

7Good Solos

St. Anger was stupid. - AggressiveBlaze

8Has Justin Bieber As a Guest StarV1 Comment
9Good Riffs
10Has Miley Cyrus As a Guest Star

The Contenders


Pacing is really the most important thing to me. Bad pacing can kill an album. Great pacing can make an album so much like a journey. - LelouchYagami

12Has Nicki Minaj As a Guest Star
13Has Rebecca Black As a Guest Star
14Has Barney As a Guest Star
15Understandable Vocals
16Have Ariana Grande As a Guest Star
17Has Yoko Ono As a Guest Star
18Good Opening Track

Examples: Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones - He introduces himself
Baba O Riley - The Who - Keyboard Intro, and ending of the song reminds you you're in for a good album
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles - We Hope You All Enjoy The Show

19Good Closing TrackV1 Comment
20It Stands Out in Some WayV1 Comment
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