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The new RYM chart can be filtered by the age of the voters, and the all-time top 10 is strikingly, although not surprisingly, different for different age groups.

-19 years
1 | To Pimp a Butterfly
2 | In Rainbows
3 | In the Court of the Crimson King
4 | Madvillainy
5 | Kid A
6 | Loveless
7 | Wish You Were Here
8 | The Glow Pt. 2
9 | OK Computer
10 | good kid, m.A.A.d city

20-29 years
1 | OK Computer
2 | Loveless
3 | Kid A
4 | To Pimp a Butterfly
5 | In the Court of the Crimson King
6 | In Rainbows
7 | good kid, m.A.A.d city
8 | In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
9 | The Velvet Underground & Nico
10 | Remain in Light

30-39 years
1 | OK Computer
2 | Wish You Were Here
3 | Abbey Road
4 | In the Court of the Crimson King
5 | The Dark Side of the Moon
6 | The Velvet Underground & Nico
7 | Revolver
8 | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
9 | Paranoid
10 | Kid A

40-49 years
1 | Revolver
2 | Abbey Road
3 | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
4 | Paranoid
5 | The Velvet Underground & Nico
6 | A Love Supreme
7 | Wish You Were Here
8 | Kind of Blue
9 | Led Zeppelin IV
10 | Are You Experienced

50-59 years
1 | Revolver
2 | Wish You Were Here
3 | Led Zeppelin IV
4 | Kind of Blue
5 | Abbey Road
6 | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
7 | Are You Experienced
8 | Highway 61 Revisited
9 | The Doors
10 | The Dark Side of the Moon

60- years
1 | Are You Experienced
2 | Revolver
3 | The Dark Side of the Moon
4 | Abbey Road
5 | Highway 61 Revisited
6 | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
7 | Blood on the Tracks
8 | Kind of Blue
9 | Wish You Were Here
10 | In the Court of the Crimson King

Top 100 positions for each album
(Album title -19 - 20-29 - 30-39 - 40-49 - 50-59 - 60-69)

OK Computer 9 - 1 - 1 - 13 - NR - NR
Kid A 5 - 3 - 10 - 85 - NR - NR
The Dark Side of the Moon 37 - 13 - 5 - 12 - 10 - 3
Wish You Were Here 7 - 12 - 2 - 7 - 2 - 9
Loveless 6 - 2 - 13 - NR - NR - NR
In the Court of the Crimson King 3 - 5 - 4 - 23 - 31 - 10
The Velvet Underground & Nico 26 - 9 - 6 - 5 - 14 - 34
In Rainbows 2 - 6 - 76 - NR - NR - NR
Abbey Road 33 - 22 - 3 - 2 - 5 - 4
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 11 - 8 - 52 - NR - NR - NR
Revolver 42 - 23 - 7 - 1 - 1 - 2
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 20 - 16 - 8 - 3 - 6 - 6
To Pimp a Butterfly 1 - 4 - NR - NR - NR - NR
Remain in Light 15 - 10 - 16 - 64 - 20 - NR
Paranoid 70 - 25 - 9 - 4 - 25 - 23
good kid, m.A.A.d city 10 - 7 - 99 - NR - NR - NR
Led Zeppelin IV NR - 78 - 14 - 9 - 3 - 22
Kind of Blue 65 - 32 - 15 - 8 - 4 - 8
Madvillainy 4 - 14 - NR - NR - NR - NR
The Doors NR - 68 - 28 - 17 - 9 - 36
A Love Supreme 35 - 27 - 12 - 6 - 15 - 15
Highway 61 Revisited NR - 84 - 19 - 14 - 8 - 55
Are You Experienced NR - NR - 31 - 10 - 7 - 1
The Glow Pt. 2 8 - 42 - NR - NR - NR - NR
Blood on the Tracks NR - NR - 44 - 43 - 26 - 7
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To Pimp a Butterfly falls from 4th place outside the top 100 between the 20-29 and 30-39 age groups!!

Also, OK Computer falls outside the top 100, from 13th place, between 40-49 and 50-59. This surprised me.

Same fall for Loveless, but between the 30-39 and 40-49 groups, although this album is 6 years older than OKC.

It’s really interesting to compare the age trends for OK Computer and In Rainbows.

Wish You Were Here was really close to make the top 10 for all age categories.
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One album on here I never really got the hype about was Madvillainy. It was alright, but shocked my age group had it at #4 of all time!
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I never would have guessed that King Crimson was still hip among the kids.
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Looks like Wish You Were Here is the meta-list winner :shock:
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The average RYM user is some nerdy white dude, OF COURSE the community loves prog rock.

(No hating, I say this as a nerdy white dude myself).
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Disappointed in my age group for not having The Doors in the Top 100!
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Why in God's name, or maybe Yeezus's name, would teenagers be listening to In the Court of the Crimson King. (Except I listened to it when I was 17. This thread is giving me all sorts of terrible ideas, like thinking of when I approx. first listened to each album in the AM top 100, what my list of favorite albums would have looked like in my teens, 20s, 30s, etc.)
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What's up with how good King Crimson does on this site? A great album but don't see it top 10 much.

It's refreshing to see Kendrick Lamar do better than Kanye West for all age groups.
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Conclusions:
*Every generation has a worse taste than the previous one.
*One thing all generations have in common: they don't like women.
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I don’t have time, but it would be interesting to compare the age groups for a specific decade or year. Would there still be a lot of differences?
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Henrik wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:36 pm I don’t have time, but it would be interesting to compare the age groups for a specific decade or year. Would there still be a lot of differences?
OK, a quick one - there are differences!

Top albums of the 2010s

Up to age 19
1. To Pimp a Butterfly
2. good kid, m.A.A.d city
3. The Money Store
4. Blonde
5. Atrocity Exhibition
6. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
7. Blackstar
8. To Be Kind
9. Igor
10. Minecraft: Volume Alpha :)

40 and above
1. Blackstar
2. Let England Shake
3. Carrie & Lowell
4. A Moon Shaped Pool
5. Skeleton Tree
6. Mgla - Exercises in Futility
7. Steven Wilson - The Raven...
8. To Pimp a Butterfly
9. Push the Sky Away
10. good kid, m.A.A.d city
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The work with these lists has made me realise how young the RYM voters are!

Number of votes:

To Pimp a Butterfly
-19 | 4,679
20-29 | 16,856
30-39 | 2,948
40- | 997

Even for an album like Sgt Pepper...
-19 | 2,811
20-29 | 12,079
30-39 | 4,664
40 | 2,928

Really!!!??? I think RYM only includes voters that have visited RYM during the last year (or something like that). Otherwise the numbers of voters from the 40 and above group seem very low.
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Henrik wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:51 pm
Henrik wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:36 pm I don’t have time, but it would be interesting to compare the age groups for a specific decade or year. Would there still be a lot of differences?
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Live in Phoenix wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:19 am Why in God's name, or maybe Yeezus's name, would teenagers be listening to In the Court of the Crimson King. (Except I listened to it when I was 17. This thread is giving me all sorts of terrible ideas, like thinking of when I approx. first listened to each album in the AM top 100, what my list of favorite albums would have looked like in my teens, 20s, 30s, etc.)
I started listening to King Crimson soon after I got into music in my late teens. Looking back at the all-time list I submitted in AMF's 2011 all-time albums poll when I was 19, both Red and In the Court of the Crimson King were in my top 25 (they haven't moved much since then). The cross generational appeal of them on RYM stood out to me as well looking at Henrik's initial post, but it doesn't surprise me. In the Court probably stands out to younger listeners because it is a late-60s classic that doesn't sound like anything like the music commonly associated with the era, it contains a high degree of technical musicianship, and it has an attention-grabbing and iconic cover. Also, the band's lack of popular success may help it too - it's definitely not your parent's music. Kanye prominently sampling 21st Century Schizoid Man in his song Power may have also helped the band's cool factor.
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Rob wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:16 pm I never would have guessed that King Crimson was still hip among the kids.
Yeah, that's the one that baffled me as well. I'm guessing it gets some cred from the Kanye sample.
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I'm 50. The ones I would be most likely to find common ground outside my age niche on and the ones I tend to break ranks with my peers and elders on:
Henrik wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:29 pm -19 years
2 | In Rainbows
7 | Wish You Were Here

20-29 years
6 | In Rainbows
8 | In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
9 | The Velvet Underground & Nico
10 | Remain in Light

30-39 years
2 | Wish You Were Here
3 | Abbey Road
5 | The Dark Side of the Moon
6 | The Velvet Underground & Nico
7 | Revolver
8 | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
9 | Paranoid

40-49 years
1 | Revolver
2 | Abbey Road
3 | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
4 | Paranoid
5 | The Velvet Underground & Nico
7 | Wish You Were Here
8 | Kind of Blue
9 | Led Zeppelin IV
10 | Are You Experienced

50-59 years (NONE. Guess I'm a stereotypical 50-something.)
1 | Revolver
2 | Wish You Were Here
3 | Led Zeppelin IV
4 | Kind of Blue
5 | Abbey Road
6 | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
7 | Are You Experienced
8 | Highway 61 Revisited
9 | The Doors
10 | The Dark Side of the Moon

60- years
10 | In the Court of the Crimson King
I agree with BonnieLaurel that the list is kind of X chromosome deficient.
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I don’t know why RYM didn’t add charts by gender as well. I would love to explore the list from female voters.
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Is there any information on where RYM users live? Because the highest rated album for user in both the UK and the United States is To Pimp a Butterfly, which is at 11 on the overall chart. Unless I did something wrong when I made those charts, it seems strange that two places where I imagine a bulk of the site's users are from wouldn't have more sway.
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My top 10 if I just include albums I heard during my teenage years (throwing out Joy Division and the Sundays).

1 | Nirvana | Nevermind
2 | Bruce Springsteen | Born in the U.S.A.
3 | Sting | The Soul Cages
4 | Suzanne Vega | Solitude Standing
5 | Justin Hayward | Songwriter
6 | Bob Dylan | Blonde on Blonde
7 | Billy Idol | Whiplash Smile
8 | Pearl Jam | Ten
9 | R.E.M. | Murmur
10 | The Beatles | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
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