History of AOTY-core

(Inspired by DoubleZ's fantastic "The history of the albums")

Trying to rate all the albums AOTY users love in chronological order.

Rules:
1. Every album on here is listed in chronological order to the best of my ability
2. but if an album's specific date cannot be found, it will be put on here as if it came out on January 1 of that year, or the first of the month that is listed.
3. To enter the list, an album has to have at least 100 user ratings,
4. and have an average user score of 80 or higher
5. No albums from after 2011.
6. At the start of 2022, I'll update the list with albums from 2012, then 2013 in 2023 and so on.
7. EPs are included as long as they meet the criteria.

Obviously, users are always rating albums from all time periods, so there will be albums that cross the threshold to be included on this list after I've already made it. I'll do my best to keep up on those albums and update the list as needed, but please comment if there are specific ones I've missed.

This will take me literal years if I stick with it, so please be patient!

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings
1.
80
Vocal Jazz / Standards
Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours
2.
70
Vocal Jazz / Standards
John Coltrane - Blue Train
8.
90
Jazz / Hard Bop
Miles Davis - Milestones
9.
80
Jazz / Hard Bop
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
17.
80
Jazz / Hard Bop
Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
25.
80
Folk / Singer-Songwriter
Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch!
30.
80
Avant-Garde Jazz
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
33.
100
Avant-Garde Jazz
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
34.
90
Folk Rock / Singer-Songwriter
Nina Simone - I Put a Spell on You
35.
80
Vocal Jazz / Soul Jazz
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
36.
100
Folk Rock / Singer-Songwriter
Nina Simone - Pastel Blues
38.
80
Vocal Jazz / Soul
The Beatles - Rubber Soul
40.
80
Pop Rock / Classic Rock
Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence
41.
70
Folk Rock / Singer-Songwriter
The Monks - Black Monk Time
43.
Garage Rock / Krautrock / Protopunk
Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
44.
Folk Rock / Singer-Songwriter
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
45.
Psychedelic Rock / Baroque Pop / Psychedelic Pop
John Coltrane - Meditations
48.
Free Jazz / Spiritual Jazz
The Beatles - Revolver
49.
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Pop / Psychedelic Rock
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3w
@Toasterqueen12 The numbered list thing is a good idea! I mostly keep to the 10 years old rule though because I want this to be a list of albums that are more or less "classics," and I don't necessarily think that can be determined in less than 10 years, but I'll think about it!
1mo
Also could you please make this a numbered list? It'd be easier to keep track of the albums if it was.
1mo
This is actually a pretty useful resource for gathering every major release in the last 50 or so years. Part of me kinda what's you to continue into now just so it's a complete guide.
2mo
Yooooo, good luck with this!
3mo
@DoubleZ Thank you so much!!!
3mo
Beautiful and solid list !
5mo
Hey there, this other album will soon meet the minimum reviews to appear here so you might as well keep an eye on it

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/49941-soda-stereo-dynamo.php
5mo
Aight, just got done listening to every 60's album on this list! I wanted to take a bit of a break from rating stuff so I figured I'd listen to as much stuff as I could so I'd have more context for figuring out how I feel about all of them. Expect reviews to start again soon!
8mo
Such a good list, I found many albums to listen. Thanks!
10mo
@elextranodpl Thanks! I'll keep up to date on that one.
10mo
Also, this album will soon meet the criteria, just telling you so you can keep an eye on it and add it when it does:

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/52990-gustavo-cerati-bocanada.php
10mo
Great list
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