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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.

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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 (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

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Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

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Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

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Wish You Were Here is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd

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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

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Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

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Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

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Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

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Rumours is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

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Are You Experienced is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Are You Experienced The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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The Doors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

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Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time The 36 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

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A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

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Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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London Calling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

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Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

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Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

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Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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Thriller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

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Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

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Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy

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The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin

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OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

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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

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Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones

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+ - 1,629 1,526
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

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Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

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Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

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Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

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Moving Pictures is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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The Velvet Underground & Nico is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Velvet Underground & Nico Nico, The Velvet Underground

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Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Machine Head Deep Purple

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Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album The Best Adventure Travel Companies

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Animals is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

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Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

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What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
What's Going On Marvin Gaye

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In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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At Folsom Prison is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Van Halen Van Halen

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Aqualung is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Aqualung Jethro Tull