Top 10 Most Deserving Albums on Apple's Music's 100 Best Albums

Yes, I'm doing this. Apple Music just released a list of the 100 best albums of all time, and I have my thoughts. They are mostly negative, but I will start with the good side of things. I don't want to spread negativity, and I also want to give props to what they got right. The least deserving list will obviously go nuclear.

Warning: The picks from this list need to be albums that made Apple Music's 100 Best Albums list. So, don't put albums that didn't make the list.
The Top Ten
1 Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder

I'm putting this at #1 not necessarily for being my favorite but for being arguably one of the most likable albums ever made. If you ask me, this one deserved to take the #1 spot overall, but I'm happy with its inclusion because if I feel there's one album that deserves to be discussed in more "best of" lists, it's definitely this one, up there with What's Going On by Marvin Gaye.

2 Kind of Blue - Miles Davis

One of the few jazz albums to make it on the list but also one of the most important. Arguably the most important album of all time if you ask me, either in the jazz scene or music as a whole.

3 The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground

I put this one because even if it's an extremely well-known album, sometimes I feel it isn't as well known to get the respect that it should have. It's also an unconventional first listen for someone who is just getting into music. So hey, if this list is giving it recognition, that's a good sign for me.

Glad that this album gets some attention.

It’s not the most accessible album for everyone, but it's undoubtedly one of the most important albums of all time.

4 Blue - Joni Mitchell

It must be very predictable to say that Blue by Joni Mitchell might be the greatest female album of all time. Even as predictable as it is, it's just the correct statement for a good reason (and hell, this wasn't even the highest-charting album there by a woman).

5 Hounds of Love - Kate Bush

Kate Bush's resurgence is just the best thing that has happened in music for this decade. Hounds of Love getting here is just something that we should celebrate.

6 Homogenic - Bjork

Even if Björk is usually a darling for critics and music nerds, the fact she managed to land an album here is legitimately surprising, especially considering how some of these songs go and other albums present here.

7 Trans Europe Express - Kraftwerk

Is it correct to say that Trans Europe Express by Kraftwerk might be the most important electronic album of all time? I don't know if that is true, but it definitely feels the most influential. For a list that lacks so much electronic music outside of big names using it as an influence for their music, this album's presence feels welcome.

8 The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails

Same as I said for Kraftwerk, but considering how dark and heavy this album is, the fact that it even made Apple's Music best list just feels amusing in all the right ways. This variety, while extremely flawed, at least tries to be kept.

9 After The Gold Rush - Neil Young

Personally, I'm more of a Rust Never Sleeps guy, but hey, After the Gold Rush comes extremely close, and finding Neil Young here will always feel welcome on a best-of list.

10 Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
The Contenders
11 Nevermind - Nirvana
12 Untrue - Burial

I can say the same as I added to Trans Europe Express, but this one is more interesting because of Burial's semi-obscurity among well-known music sites. Also, I was shocked to find it here, but this album comes very close to home for me, and finding it on this list made me appreciate it a little more.

13 The Queen is Dead - The Smiths
14 Disintegration - The Cure
15 London Calling - The Clash
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