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Welcome to 100 Best Albums Radio, where we reveal our definitive list of the greatest albums ever made. Assembled with the help of artists and experts, it’s a love letter to the records that have shaped the world we live and listen in. Below you’ll find the official countdown, daily radio episodes with our hosts’ reactions, and stories behind each of the albums. Dive in, (re)discover some classics, and see if your favorite albums made our list.

100 Best Albums Radio Apple Music

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Welcome to 100 Best Albums Radio, where we reveal our definitive list of the greatest albums ever made. Assembled with the help of artists and experts, it’s a love letter to the records that have shaped the world we live and listen in. Below you’ll find the official countdown, daily radio episodes with our hosts’ reactions, and stories behind each of the albums. Dive in, (re)discover some classics, and see if your favorite albums made our list.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Story of No. 1: Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Extended Preview)

    The Story of No. 1: Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Extended Preview)

    On this deep dive into Lauryn Hill’s masterpiece The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Apple Music’s Nadeska Alexis unpacks the story and legacy of the album voted No. 1 on Apple Music’s definitive list of the 100 Best albums of all time.

    In this excerpt, Nadeska learns the emotional story behind “To Zion," Lauryn Hill’s ode to her newborn son. Nadeska finds out why, when Lauryn was told to “use her head," she chose to “use her heart” instead.

    The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill dropped on August 25, 1998, and changed everything. It’s a deeply personal collection of songs that document a time of major change in a young artist’s life. The album not only expanded the sound of hip hop, it massively extended its reach as well: Miseducation has been credited for helping to push hip hop firmly into the mainstream all over the globe. But, as we hear in this podcast, it’s an album that might never have been released.

    In this series, Apple Music subscribers can hear the remarkable story behind this groundbreaking and culture-shifting album, find out the truth behind the blistering opening track “Lost Ones,” discover what happened behind the scenes at Bob Marley’s studio in Jamaica, and learn how the album helped launch the career of another music superstar.

    Contributors include:
    Jayson Jackson, Lauryn Hill’s former manager
    Dr Joan Morgan, hip hop journalist and author of She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
    Commissioner Gordon Williams, the album’s engineer and production supervisor
    Music stars including H.E.R., Rapsody, Dua Lipa and John Legend

    Pt. 1: The Story of No. 1: Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

    Pt. 1: The Story of No. 1: Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

    Diss tracks and break-up anthems.

    Pt. 2: The Story of No. 1: Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

    Pt. 2: The Story of No. 1: Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

    They told her to use her head, instead she chose to use her heart.

    Pt. 3: The Story of No. 1: Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

    Pt. 3: The Story of No. 1: Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

    Taking it to Jamaica and the legacy of a masterpiece.

    No. 2: Michael Jackson's Thriller

    No. 2: Michael Jackson's Thriller

    The King of Pop takes his crown.

    No. 3: The Beatles' Abbey Road

    No. 3: The Beatles' Abbey Road

    The perfect send-off for the band that changed the world.

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

MS parent ,

One word: Solange

So you’re telling us that SOLANGE (the ultimate coattail rider) is on this list but so far not a single album yet from the Beatles, Dylan, Pearl Jam, Lenny kravitz, Johnny cash, hall & Oates, mellencamp, Carly Simon, Aretha, eagles, Diana Ross, James Taylor, Billy Joel..the list goes on. And yes, I am aware that they’ll like appear closer to the front of list but these artists had MULTIPLE memorable albums that def deserve a place over Solange.

pordftgy ,

A forgettable list of homogenous clichés

Trying so hard to look diverse and wise in their judgement that they just end up hitting all the clichés. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess there will be very little classical, British alt rock, mzansi, new age, religous, punk, house, or soundtracks. I'm also going to assume any artists which aren't carried on Apple Music won't appear here (Sorry Garth brooks) Instead at least a quarter of this list will be comprised of hiphop, R&B, and rap all from one country and from just the last 3 decades. ...."100 greatest albums?" by what reasonable standard?

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