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This is a list of the greatest albums of all time, created and ranked by music fans worldwide. Music is as subjective as any art form, but most people can agree that there are works that rise above the rest. This is not a list of your "favorite" albums, but a list of the "greatest" albums. Whatever your musical tastes, vote and rank the albums you think had the most impact on music, the most influence on culture and other musicians... the greatest relevance to their genre.

If you see an album that should be listed here, be sure to add it! And to really impact this list's order, reranking it to add your own version of how these albums should be ranked. You can also explain your choices for the best albums of all time in the top 10 comments section below. 

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1
6,245 4,175
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

The 300 Best Albums of the 00's The Best Drummers of All Time

2
5,131 2,884
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
5,307 2,928
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

4
4,900 3,180
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

5
4,368 2,775
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
4,123 2,441
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
3,150 2,739
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
4,007 2,664
Wish You Were Here is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd

9
3,445 2,738
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
3,201 2,341
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
2,863 2,194
Are You Experienced is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Are You Experienced The Jimi Hendrix Experience

12
3,125 2,619
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

13
2,738 2,290
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

14
3,106 2,297
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

15
3,536 3,604
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time The Worst Albums by Great Bands

16
2,978 2,682
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

17
2,685 2,180
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
2,780 2,548
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
2,540 2,753
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
2,948 3,223
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

21
2,585 2,339
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

22
2,325 2,030
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

23
2,344 2,094
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

24
2,410 2,516
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

25
2,893 3,203
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

26
2,580 2,854
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

27
2,100 2,047
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

28
2,225 2,770
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

29
2,108 1,943
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin

The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time Things You Should Know How to Do Before You Turn 30

30
2,165 2,238
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

31
2,244 2,499
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

32
1,590 1,669
Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones

33
1,949 1,942
Bridge Over Troubled Water is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel

34
1,790 1,910
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

35
1,840 1,905
The Velvet Underground & Nico is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Velvet Underground & Nico Nico, The Velvet Underground

36
1,969 1,757
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,248 2,359
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
1,744 2,388
Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

39
2,312 2,767
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

40
1,401 1,188
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

41
1,393 1,517
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

42
1,628 1,573
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

43
1,651 1,685
Animals is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

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44
1,378 1,453
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

45
1,593 1,868
Ten is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Ten Pearl Jam

46
1,876 1,887
At Folsom Prison is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

47
1,668 1,720
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

48
1,133 1,105
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

49
1,650 2,250
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Van Halen Van Halen

50
1,750 2,129
Moving Pictures is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time