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2000-2014: A 'Factored' Top 100

Take a look at the Top Album lists of recent years and you'll notice an obvious trend. In 2005 the average rating of the top 25 albums is 8.76. Jump to 2014 and the average among the top 25 has dropped to 8.26. An almost linear decrease is observable for the 10 years in between.

I was curious to see what a Top 100 for 2000-2014 would look like if I factored the votes to account for the 'rating decline'. I hope you find it interesting.

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Blindead - Affliction XXIX II MXMVI
4. Aquilus - Griseus
5. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World

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Created by Moose on 13.09.2015

Albums Of The Years

1. 2006:
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. Týr - Ragnarok
4. Summoning - Oath Bound

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Created by Zykloncrawaxx on 18.06.2015

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The Most Majestic Albums Of All Time

This list contains most beautiful,majestic and soul-touching albums I've ever experienced;albums that are more than music ,and they will remain so precious for me. my most favorite genres are Ambient/Atmospheric/Cascadian Black Metal, BM with Post Rock/Post Metal/Shoegaze elements,Doom Metal and Post Metal.
Albums are ranked by no purpose, I really couldn't care about ranking.for me,all of these musics are important and beautiful in their own way.
I will keep expanding my list.

1. Wolves In The Throne Room - Black Cascade
2. Wolves In The Throne Room - Diadem Of 12 Stars
3. Wolves In The Throne Room - Two Hunters
4. Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
5. Darkspace - Dark Space I

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Created by Moonlover on 10.06.2015

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1. ...And Oceans - The Symmetry Of I - The Circle Of O
2. A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See
3. Ahab - The Boats Of The Glen Carrig
4. Akercocke - Choronzon
5. Alcest - Écailles De Lune

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Created by gnimas on 29.03.2015

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Oh God... Did You Eat All This Acid? That's Right. Music!

You better pray to God there's some Thorazine in that bag....

A personal list of metal, vaguely metal and metal related albums I consider psychedelic that expand, contort, implode, transcend and numb my mind, in the nicest possible ways. Read that as: I don't care about your definition of psychedelic; my mind goes where it gets carried

1. A Forest Of Stars - The Corpse of Rebirth
2. A Void In Coma - A Primal Obsession With The Cosmos​.​.​.
3. Acid Witch - Witchtanic Hellucinations
4. Aluk Todolo - Occult Rock
5. Arizmenda - Within The Vacuum Of Infinity...

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 19.09.2014

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The 50 Dearest Albums/EPs to my Pumping Central Hub

My top 50 albums/EPs of all time in alphabetical order. This list will change over time and if you have any suggestions on bands I might like based on the info provided below, feel free to mention it. Albums with a ❤ have received a 10 from me. Comment/critique/complain away.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
3. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
4. Agalloch - The Mantle
5. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea

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Created by Dima on 30.01.2014

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Choice Albums Of Atmospheric Metal

My choices of albums with strong forms of atmospheric sound in metal. Recommendations are welcome, though I won't add all as this will be towards personal taste.

1. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
4. Akelei - De Zwaarte Van Het Doorstane
5. Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde

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Created by CyberSymphony on 15.07.2013

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mz's Favs

These are the albums which I like the most. Since I have not listened to a lot of albums( let's say, max 400 for me), it would be pretentious to make a list of my 100 favorite albums, so I keep this list short.

1. Tool - Lateralus
2. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
3. Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice
4. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
5. Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God

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Created by mz on 09.05.2013

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I'm So Good, I Can Relate To That Album!

I'll be introducing some albums people can possibly relate to, either because of the music, or the lyrics that people find more personal than others. Also included are my personal favorites.

1. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
2. Abandon - The Dead End
3. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
4. Antimatter - Fear of a Unique Identity
5. Agalloch - The Mantle

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Created by Monolithic on 17.01.2013

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Top 40 Most Beautiful Album Covers

Please, keep in mind that this list is subject to changes. If you find a prettier album cover, please send me a PM.

1. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
2. Anathema - Eternity
3. Cormorant - Metazoa
4. Epica - The Divine Conspiracy
5. Anathema - Weather Systems

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Created by Dead Eternity on 26.12.2012

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Best Of Bleak, Spacey And Melancholic Atmospheres

The title says it all. Of course it's highly subjective.

1. Isis - Panopticon
2. Year Of No Light - Ausserwelt
3. Agalloch - Marrow Of The Spirit
4. Rosetta - Wake / Lift
5. Shape Of Despair - Illusion's Play

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Created by Hallford9000 on 25.12.2012

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Iron Recommends: A Metal Selection

Yep, one of those lists. Everyone has one, so I thought I'd make a list of metal albums I really recommend.

This is not an absolute "best-of" list, for a few reasons:
1) I stick to one album per band, unless there's been a drastic style shift (like Katatonia's).
2) I try to cover all major subgenres fairly, so I have something for everyone. It counterbalances the tendency to list all the cool bands in a style I'm into right now (like drone or epic doom).

1. Warning - Watching From a Distance
2. Candlemass - Nightfall
3. Reverend Bizarre - In The Rectory of the Bizarre Reverend
4. Pagan Altar - The Lords Of Hypocrisy
5. Katatonia - Dance of December Souls

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Created by IronAngel on 11.09.2012

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Urs' Top 10 Of 2007 (updated)

How my tastes evolved over the last two years. For the sake of comparison, I reported the original list below the updated one.

1. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2. Evoken - A Caress Of The Void
3. Cobalt - Eater Of Birds
4. The Angelic Process - Weighing Souls With Sand
5. Shining - V - Halmstad

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Created by Urs Blank on 29.06.2012

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An Uncharted Exploration Of The Shapeless - A Guide To Drone And Dark Ambient

...and everything in between.

Here's an intensive guide to 100 artists that inhabit the world of drones, ambients, noise and all the tiny variations within and between, both metal and beyond. One release per artist (aside from a few collaborations which I felt were of high quality and worthy of being mentioned). This is the world in which I am happiest, when structure is little more than a dot on the horizon of alien landscapes. This is where the mind drifts and consciousness and music become intertwined.

1. Abandoned Place - Shadow Of Memory
2. Abruptum - Potestates Apocalypsis
3. Aderlating - Spear of Gold and Seraphim Bone Pt.1
4. Aghast - Hexeri im Zwielicht der Finsternis
5. Alec Empire - Generation Star Wars

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.02.2012

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My Top Albums Of The Decade: 2000's (On Going)

1. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
4. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
5. Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet

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Created by Red_Travis on 03.02.2012

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