albums The Greatest Albums of All Time  

Originally by
763.7k votes 23.1k voters 402.1k views 4,242 items Embed
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. 

So what are the best albums ever? How about the top albums of all time? Vote now!
list ordered by

1
6,231 4,164
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
5,116 2,876
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
5,293 2,922
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

4
4,889 3,173
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

5
4,357 2,769
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
4,108 2,435
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
3,138 2,732
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
3,998 2,655
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
3,439 2,729
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
3,192 2,332
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
2,851 2,190
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
3,114 2,614
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

13
2,726 2,284
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

14
3,097 2,293
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

15
3,530 3,596
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
2,972 2,676
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

17
2,675 2,176
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
2,776 2,540
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
2,534 2,748
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
2,944 3,215
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

21
2,580 2,336
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

22
2,316 2,026
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

23
2,337 2,090
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

24
2,406 2,508
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

25
2,888 3,193
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

26
2,577 2,845
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

27
2,093 2,044
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

28
2,221 2,761
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

29
2,102 1,940
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
2,160 2,233
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

31
2,242 2,492
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

32
1,584 1,667
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
1,945 1,938
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
1,785 1,907
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

35
1,832 1,902
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
1,964 1,755
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,244 2,353
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
1,739 2,382
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
2,308 2,759
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

40
1,396 1,183
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

41
1,384 1,514
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

42
1,622 1,571
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

43
1,646 1,678
Animals is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album Quality Wines Brands at the Best Prices

44
1,372 1,447
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

45
1,592 1,862
Ten is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Ten Pearl Jam

46
1,130 1,100
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

47
1,868 1,884
At Folsom Prison is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

48
1,659 1,716
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

49
1,647 2,242
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Van Halen Van Halen

50
1,746 2,123
Moving Pictures is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time