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Apple Music celebrates the greatest records ever made with the launch of the 100 Best Albums list

By Aaron Yip - on 14 May 2024, 12:16pm

Apple Music celebrates the greatest records ever made with the launch of the 100 Best Albums list

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Apple Music has recently launched its inaugural 100 Best Albums list, a carefully curated selection that aims to celebrate the most influential records ever made. The project is spearheaded by Apple Music’s team of experts alongside renowned artists including Maren Morris, Pharrell Williams, J Balvin, Charli XCX, Mark Hoppus, Honey Dijon, and Nia Archives. The selections are independent of streaming metrics, and instead, serve as a love letter to the albums that have profoundly impacted the musical landscape.

The announcement marks the beginning of a 10-day countdown celebration, during which Apple Music will reveal 10 albums daily. The initiative includes a dedicated microsite, exclusive content, and special Apple Music Radio episodes, culminating in a broadcast radio special unveiling the top 10 albums.

Zane Lowe, Apple Music’s global creative director and lead anchor for Apple Music 1, shares the difficulty and passion involved in creating the list. “Putting this list together was a true labor of love, both in that it was incredibly difficult to do and in that we are all so passionate about it.”

“We were tasked with selecting the 100 best – that’s practically mission impossible. But as music fans, it was also amazing to really take a minute and sit and think about the music and albums and artists that we love so much in this context. If this list sparks more debate among fans outside of Apple Music and gets people talking passionately about the music they love, then we’ve done what we set out to do,” he adds.

Here’s a look at the 90-100 best albums from the list:

100. Body Talk by Robyn
99. Hotel California by Eagles
98. ASTROWORLD by Travis Scott
97. Rage Against the Machine by Rage Against the Machine
96. Pure Heroine by Lorde
95. Confessions by Usher
94. Untrue by Burial
93. A Seat at the Table by Solange
92. Flower Boy by Tyler, The Creator
91. Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 by George Michael

Stay tuned to Apple Music for the ongoing reveal of their 100 Best Albums at

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