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I was curious when the update of the top albums is coming ?
Right now I can not say anything else than sometime this year.
The update will include 2010 and 2011 (both albums and songs) and it will be another huge update of the all-time songs list. A small number of all-time and decade albums lists will also be added to the site.
Henrik, what was this craziness about the possibility of a Top 4000 or 5000? Are you actually considering it?
I actually agree with you on this, Henrik. 4000-5000 albums= nearly a top 100 for each year, and probably more than 100 for several years.
You have to ask yourself if there is a point where an album's acclaim is so low, that it's just a statistical anomaly. I always figured (ideally) if every album on AM was reissued and reevaluated, most critics would give said albums roughly 8/10 or higher (even if initial meta-critic reaction was mixed.)
The second you go into big numbers, you start bumping into more albums that aren't necessarily acclaimed as they are just a personal favorite of one or two publications. I think 3,000 is a good place for quality control purposes right now.
I agree when you get to 4000-5000 the statistical variability gets too big to be relevant.
Something that I'd be interested in is if there's a special category of BU for albums with top-heavy praise. Some kind of 'Divisively Acclaimed' category.
If you ask a hundred different people to name the best album of all time, the chances are that you will not get a unanimous answer.
This web site's purpose is to achieve a means of establishing the greatest music albums of all time by using legitimate critical sources and calculating a ranking based on the rank and number of times an album has appeared in a 'greatest album' chart and then ranking the albums according to their aggregate performance.