Acclaimed Music
Type of site
Database and community
Available in English
Owner Henrik Franzon[1]
Created by Henrik Franzon[1]
Alexa rank Increase 588,650 (July 2016)[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. 1 2 3 4 Matt Rosoff, "The critics vs. the people" September 12, 2007 CNET
  2. " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
  3. 1 2 3 Michaelangelo Matos, Prince's Sign O' the Times Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Mar 31, 2004
  4. 1 2 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. 1 2 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

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