Acclaimed Music

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Type of site
Review aggregator and database
Available in English
Owner Henrik Franzon[1]
Created by Henrik Franzon[1]
Alexa rank Increase 177,348 (August 2018)[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][5] 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][6][7][8][9][10][excessive citations] Lists that are submitted by readers to magazines or websites are excluded from the aggregation.[10] Author Michaelangelo Matos writes that "Franzon's methods are imperfect, but as indicators of overall critical appeal go, it's hard to beat."[3]

As of 2018, the site's aggregated lists name the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds (1966) as the most highly rated album of all time, and Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" (1965) as the most highly rated song of all time.[11][12] Additionally, the Beatles are the most acclaimed band, Dylan is the most acclaimed male artist, and Madonna is the most acclaimed female artist.[13]


  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 Google Books Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Mar 31, 2004
  4. ^ a b Carys Wyn Jones, The Rock Canon: Canonical Values in the Reception of Rock Albums Google Books p.27 Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008
  5. ^ Mendelsohn, Jason; Klinger, Eric (February 14, 2014). "Counterbalance Special Report". PopMatters. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Unterberger, Andrew (October 6, 2014). "Why 1991 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  7. ^ Steve Sullivan, Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volume 2 Google Books p.viii Scarecrow Press, Oct 4, 2013
  8. ^ Andy Breeding, The Music Internet Untangled: Using Online Services to Expand Your Musical Horizons p.108 Google Books Giant Path Pub., 2004
  9. ^ Scott Miller, Music p.87 Google Books 125 Records, 2010
  10. ^ a b Henrik Franzon, "Questions & Answers" Archived February 13, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Henrik Franzon, "Top 3000 Albums" Archived August 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. August 21, 2015
  12. ^ Henrik Franzon, "Top 3000 Songs" Archived August 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. August 21, 2015
  13. ^ {{cite web|Music -

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