When electing my album, I didn't give too much thought to the songs after #5 since I never thought I would make it this far. (Ranked them by iTunes popularity BTW).
In hindsight it did much better than my initial choices would ever had: Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd where I couldn't find an album that had 10 songs on it, decent sounding videos or an album with some diversity for general appeal.
So I'm against @Leo and if Madonna wins, I will be more than glad for both taking the cup!
Madonna's album is very good but the one songs that are more lyrically challenging are also the ones that lack the musical counterbalance to elevate them to fully fledged songs.
Stevie Wonder has an excellent #3 placing and I don't deem this album to be better than the two remaining ones. A legendary status doesn't automatically grant you higher than average assessments. (See Michael Jackson)
The biggest surprise, though, is Abba at #6 as it is the most sophisticated album in terms of song composition and production (admittedly bar the odd song or two that are just plain terrible). Should have been in the last four albums final
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' album is so great and I'm still puzzled why it drowned here.
Also thought that the Police would do better; just like Interpol (but with them I was sure they would tank on UKMiX).
The Magnetic Fields' Holiday is such a jolly album and if you listen to it as a continues remix with variations of the same theme: it's just perfect. Very happy to have discovered it.
So let's get down to the nitty gritty (before I bore you to death)
4 Fleetwood Mac
(Not ground breaking or single release worthy but it's still a good enough song; and Stevie Nicks is on lead vocals. This is more in line with what I'm used to listen to so it gets my vote [even if it's my song and I will called out for rigging])
(If it's meant to be lyrically deep it's still not a master-piece. The verses aren't very researched or of artistic merit. Most rhymes are way too easy. The sonic synth weave is OK; but I couldn't listen to this kind of music over a longer period of time)