Acclaimed Music

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Type of site
Database and community
Available in English
Owner Henrik Franzon[1]
Created by Henrik Franzon[1]
Alexa rank Increase 308,696 (March 2017)[2]
Commercial No
Registration Forum only, optional and free
Launched September 2001
Current status Active

Acclaimed Music is a website created by Henrik Franzon, a statistician from Stockholm, Sweden[1][3][4] in September, 2001. Franzon has statistically aggregated hundreds of published lists that rank songs and albums into aggregated rankings by year, decade and all-time.[1][3][4][5][6][7][8] Lists that are submitted by readers to magazines or websites are excluded from the aggregation.[8] Author Michaelangelo Matos writes that "Franzon's methods are imperfect, but as indicators of overall critical appeal go, it's hard to beat."[3]

According to the site's most recently updated aggregated lists, Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys is the most highly rated album of all time, and "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan is the most highly rated song of all time.[9][10] According to the site The Beatles is the most acclaimed band, Bob Dylan is the most acclaimed male artist, and Madonna is the most acclaimed female artist.[11]


  1. ^ a b c d Matt Rosoff, "The critics vs. the people" September 12, 2007 CNET
  2. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2017-03-12. 
  3. ^ a b c Michaelangelo Matos, Prince's Sign O' the Times Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Mar 31, 2004
  4. ^ a b Carys Wyn Jones, The Rock Canon: Canonical Values in the Reception of Rock Albums p.27 Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008
  5. ^ Steve Sullivan, Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volume 2 p.viii Scarecrow Press, Oct 4, 2013
  6. ^ Andy Breeding, The Music Internet Untangled: Using Online Services to Expand Your Musical Horizons p.108 Giant Path Pub., 2004
  7. ^ Scott Miller, Music p.87 125 Records, 2010
  8. ^ a b Henrik Franzon, "Questions & Answers" Archived February 13, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Henrik Franzon, "Top 3000 Albums" Archived August 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. August 21, 2015
  10. ^ Henrik Franzon, "Top 3000 Songs" Archived August 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. August 21, 2015
  11. ^ "Acclaimed Music - The 1000 Most Recommended Artists of All Time". 

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