Apple Music’s All Time Best 100 LP List

According to Apple Music‘s 100 Best Albums of All Time List, Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson and The Beatles rule the top ten.

Completely independent of any streaming numbers on the music giant’s platform and working in tandem with a select group of artists, songwriters, producers and industry professionals, Apple Music experts curated the historic full length collection.

The former’s only solo album, is in first place.

About owning the the coveted #1 LP slot with her 1998 timeless classic, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’, the solo artist said: “This is my award, but it’s a rich, deep narrative, and involves so many people, and so much sacrifice, and so much time, and so much collective love.”

In terms of worldwide influence and domination, few albums have even come close to the Jackson’s legendary 1982 ‘Thriller’ album that holds the #2 position.

About the King of Pop’s legendary release, Apple Music’s Zane Lowe said “Not only did it outsell everything in its opening year, it outsold everything in its second year. It changed the way people approached making music, releasing music, distributing, marketing music, and no one ever caught up to it. It set the bar so high.”

Nile Rodgers added “When Michael dropped this record, to me, the world changed. It was a seismic shift. Having a Black artist do a music video on the level of ‘Thriller’ just changed the world.”

A cultural behemoth that transcends time, The Beatles’ 1969 studio album ‘Abbey Road’ owns the #3 position, with Rodgers stating “There’s something about the Beatles that’s always really magical to me. Believe it or not, the first song I ever actually learned to play on guitar was a Beatles song. I knew at that moment that I was going to be a guitar player. Prior to that, I played the clarinet.”

Lowe added “The amount of songs that have stayed with people as they’ve lived their lives to a point… played at anniversaries, weddings, funerals, fall in love to, broken up to. There are lots of songbooks that speak to many times in life. I think The Beatles have the songbook of life.”

The remaining Top 10 includes Prince and The Revolution’s ‘Purple Rain’, Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’, Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs in the Key of Life’, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city (Deluxe Version)’, Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’, Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’, and ‘Lemonade’ by Beyoncé.

Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums (Top 10):

10. Lemonade – Beyoncé

9. Nevermind – Nirvana

8. Back to Black – Amy Winehouse

7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (Deluxe Version) – Kendrick Lamar

6. Songs in the Key of Life – Stevie Wonder

5. Blonde – Frank Ocean

4. Purple Rain – Prince and The Revolution

3. Abbey Road – The Beatles

2. Thriller – Michael Jackson

1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Lauryn Hill

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Abhijit Tembhekar from Mumbai, India