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Acclaimed Music is a website created by Henrik Franzon, a statistician from Stockholm, Sweden[1][3] 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] Lists that are submitted by readers to magazines or websites are excluded from the aggregation.[5] Author Michaelangelo Matos writes that "Franzon's methods are imperfect, but as indicators of overall critical appeal go, it's hard to beat."[3]

Acclaimedmusic.net
Type of site
Review aggregator and database
Available inEnglish
OwnerHenrik Franzon[1]
Created byHenrik Franzon[1]
Websitehttp://www.acclaimedmusic.net/
Alexa rankDecrease 271,366 (January 2019)[2]
CommercialNo
RegistrationForum only, optional and free
LaunchedSeptember 2001
Current statusActive

As of 2019, 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.[6] Additionally, the Beatles are the most acclaimed band, Dylan is the most acclaimed male artist, and Madonna is the most acclaimed female artist.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Rosoff, Matt (September 12, 2007). "The critics vs. the people". CNET.
  2. ^ "Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Matos, Michaelangelo (March 31, 2004). Prince's Sign O' the Times. Bloomsbury Publishing.
  4. ^ Wyn Jones, Carys (2008). The Rock Canon: Canonical Values in the Reception of Rock Albums. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 27.
  5. ^ Franzon, Henrik. "Questions & Answers". acclaimedmusic.net. Archived from the original on February 13, 2014.
  6. ^ Franzon, Henrik (August 21, 2013). "Top 3000 Albums". acclaimedmusic.com. Archived from the original on August 21, 2015.
  7. ^ "Music - Top Artists". acclaimedmusic.net.

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