History of AOTY-core

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

Trying to catalogue all the albums AOTY users love.

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. 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
18.
80
Jazz / Hard Bop
Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
27.
80
Folk / Singer-Songwriter
Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch!
32.
80
Avant-Garde Jazz
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
35.
100
Avant-Garde Jazz
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
36.
90
Folk Rock / Singer-Songwriter
Nina Simone - I Put a Spell on You
37.
80
Vocal Jazz / Soul Jazz
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
38.
100
Folk Rock / Singer-Songwriter
Nina Simone - Pastel Blues
40.
80
Vocal Jazz / Soul
The Beatles - Rubber Soul
42.
80
Pop Rock / Classic Rock
Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence
43.
70
Folk Rock / Singer-Songwriter
The Monks - Black Monk Time
45.
60
Garage Rock / Krautrock / Protopunk
Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
46.
90
Folk Rock / Singer-Songwriter
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
47.
100
Psychedelic Rock / Baroque Pop / Psychedelic Pop
Nina Simone - Wild is the Wind
48.
80
Vocal Jazz / Soul
John Coltrane - Meditations
50.
80
Free Jazz / Spiritual Jazz
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1mo
@alfredo446 Only the ones that matter
2mo
100th like!
4mo
This list so awesome please continue to add on🔥
4mo
i swear every album ever is on this list
8mo
lmaooooooooooo
8mo
Damn, AOTY really just took my fucking job /hj
9mo
Hey all! If you haven't noticed, I eventually ended up agreeing with @Toasterqueen12 (thanks for the suggestion!) so now this list reflects all albums over 80, regardless of when they were released. I'm still working on getting it up to the present day, as right now it's only complete up to 2019, but when it's done it should go all the way up to 2022!
10mo
I think five/six years or something around that is definitely a fine cutoff point; albums that came out roughly that long ago that spring to mind are often ones AOTY reveres.
1y
Okay, so I am considering changing the list criteria to include albums from 5 years ago instead of 10? I still want this to be restricted to albums that are old enough for there to be some sort of consensus on them, or confirmation that they have lasting staying power, but either way it's gonna be sort of an arbitrary cutoff point.
1y
thank you for this stellar contribution to the AOTY list catalouge
1y
@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!
1y
Also could you please make this a numbered list? It'd be easier to keep track of the albums if it was.
1y
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.
1y
Yooooo, good luck with this!
1y
@DoubleZ Thank you so much!!!
1y
Beautiful and solid list !
1y
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
1y
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!
1y
Such a good list, I found many albums to listen. Thanks!
1y
@elextranodpl Thanks! I'll keep up to date on that one.
1y
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
1y
Great list
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