Top 200 Albums: #177 – 188

itunes_imageWe last counted down the Top 200 albums in my iTunes library four years ago. Since that time, the world has literally changed, and my commute has decreased from 1+ hours each way to 25 steps. So, despite the decrease in potential listening time, I figured it was time to take another look, based on number of plays from late 2007 through the morning of January 1, 2022.

We continue today with the next batch of ten albums that I have listened to the most over the last 15 years, including one comedy album, one compilation, and an even one half of the albums coming from the 90s.

#187: Tegan and Sara – Sainthood
iTunes stats: 68 plays
Previous Ranking: 140

Eleven of the thirteen songs from this sixth studio album from the Canadian twins added only 13 new listens, causing it to drop 60 spots over the last four years.

#187: Pink – Missundaztood
iTunes stats: 68 plays
Previous Ranking: NR

Pink climbs on to the chart thanks to three singles from her 2001 smash release, which increased its listens by more than 74%.

#187: Cracker – Cracker
iTunes stats: 68 plays
Previous Ranking: 176

The 1992 debut from Cracker needed contributions from only two songs, which added a combined 22 new listens, while dropping 18 spots.

#187: The Muffs – The Muffs
iTunes stats: 68 plays
Previous Ranking: 179

The debut album from The Muffs, released in 1993, uses three songs, including one that was featured in a Fruitopia ad, to make up this total.

#186: Various Artists – Pure Disco Volume 2
iTunes stats: 69 plays
Previous Ranking: NR

Five tracks from this compilation album, featuring hits by Barry White, Wild Cherry, and others, powered a nearly 92% increase in plays.

#185: Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction
iTunes stats: 70 plays
Previous Ranking: NR

A huge 112% increase for this 1987 debut album for Guns N’ Roses, thanks in large part to Craig Kimbrel using Sweet Child O’ Mine as his entrance music with both the Cubs and the White Sox.

#182: Stone Temple Pilots – Core
iTunes stats: 71 plays
Previous Ranking: 165

Four out of the twelve songs on this 1992 debut album contributed to this total, with a 48% increase leading to a 17-spot fall in the rankings.

#182: Soundgarden – Superunknown
iTunes stats: 71 plays
Previous Ranking: 182

A decent 61% increase the four tracks from the 1994 release, their fourth studio album, which was nominated for the Best Rock Album Grammy Award.

#182: Arrested Development – 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of …
iTunes stats: 71 plays
Previous Ranking: 151

The 1992 debut album from the Atlanta-based alternative hip-hop group has a fairly even split amongst its three hit singles to make up this total.

#177: George Carlin – Back In Town
iTunes stats: 72 plays
Previous Ranking: 196

The 15th comedy album from George Carlin was released in 1996 and uses an 80% increase in listens across all of its tracks to jump 19 spots.

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