Top Three Thousand Songs and Albums
March 9, 2009 2:00 PM Subscribe
Acclaimed Music: The 3000 most recommended albums and songs of all time.
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From the Q&A section of the site:
Which lists have been included for the compilation of the Acclaimed Music lists?
Almost all critics lists I have got my hand on, including best-of-year lists, best-of-all-times lists etc., from critics, artists and music industry people all over the world . . .
How have the lists been compiled?
This is really not simple to explain. Please do not despair if you do not fully understand...
I have written a program which computes the lists. The basic idea is that I match all records against each other in pairs. In a match, each critics list is weighted depending on
* the number of lists I have from different parts of world (USA, UK or the rest of the world)
** when the list was presented (newer lists are weighted more heavily)
*** how many matches the list is a part of (a list which only embraces a few years is not part of many matches and is therefore weighted heavily in the matches where it is included).