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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
6,694 4,529
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 Rock Vocalists

2
5,573 3,127
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
5,664 3,138
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

4
5,216 3,368
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

5
4,622 2,989
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
4,430 2,608
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
3,347 2,927
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
4,274 2,837
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
3,648 2,900
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
3,419 2,493
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
3,339 2,779
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

12
2,991 2,433
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

13
3,070 2,327
Are You Experienced is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Are You Experienced The Jimi Hendrix Experience

14
3,308 2,422
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

15
3,221 2,833
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time The Top 500 Musical Groups/Artists of All Time

16
3,803 3,815
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

17
2,936 2,316
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
2,951 2,702
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
2,728 2,902
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
2,490 2,144
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

21
3,111 3,399
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

22
2,745 2,451
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

23
2,507 2,203
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

24
3,138 3,384
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

25
2,570 2,651
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

26
2,246 2,143
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

27
2,728 3,017
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

28
2,261 2,054
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin

29
1,732 1,756
Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones

The Best Beatles Albums 39 Ways to Repel a Potential Girlfriend

30
2,279 2,344
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

31
2,508 2,653
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

32
2,355 2,946
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

33
1,940 1,992
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

34
2,064 2,047
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
1,999 2,019
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
2,082 1,849
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,346 2,480
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
1,860 2,509
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
1,753 1,671
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

40
1,512 1,601
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

41
2,445 2,915
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

42
1,499 1,278
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

43
1,776 1,784
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 The Best Stacy's Pita Chips Flavors of All Time

44
1,771 1,820
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

45
1,986 1,968
At Folsom Prison is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

46
1,494 1,567
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

47
1,718 2,003
Ten is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Ten Pearl Jam

48
1,250 1,216
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

49
1,312 1,347
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

50
1,603 2,173
What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
What's Going On Marvin Gaye