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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 Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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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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+ - 4,664 2,546
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

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+ - 4,383 2,502
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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+ - 3,829 2,433
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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Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
+ - 3,576 2,270
Wish You Were Here is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd

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+ - 3,090 2,369
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
+ - 2,740 2,048
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

12
+ - 2,446 1,934
Are You Experienced is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Are You Experienced The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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+ - 2,620 2,306
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

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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 Incredibly Famous Bands Playing Shows You Would Never Imagine They Would

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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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+ - 2,193 1,944
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

21
+ - 2,001 1,805
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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+ - 2,147 2,455
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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+ - 2,018 1,885
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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+ - 2,303 2,519
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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+ - 2,512 2,819
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

28
+ - 1,796 1,857
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

29
+ - 1,962 2,419
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time The Worst Qualities in a Woman

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Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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+ - 1,838 2,032
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

33
+ - 1,308 1,475
Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones

34
+ - 1,672 1,729
Bridge Over Troubled Water is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel

35
+ - 1,712 1,576
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

36
+ - 1,587 2,071
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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+ - 1,512 1,709
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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+ - 2,066 2,415
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

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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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+ - 1,485 1,661
The Velvet Underground & Nico is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Velvet Underground & Nico Nico, The Velvet Underground

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

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+ - 1,348 1,370
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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+ - 1,587 1,827
Moving Pictures is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album The Best Board Games For Kids

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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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+ - 1,171 1,191
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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+ - 1,476 1,948
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Van Halen Van Halen

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+ - 1,357 1,497
Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Machine Head Deep Purple

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+ - 1,642 1,673
At Folsom Prison is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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+ - 1,341 1,595
Ten is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Ten Pearl Jam

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What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
What's Going On Marvin Gaye