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The Greatest Albums of All-Time

Updated February 3, 2020 5.1m votes 80.9k voters 1.1m views3.1k items

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 and go down as the best albums of all time, regardless of their genre. 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. From Diamond-certified albums to the most popular albums ever, this list has them all.

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  • 1
    23,195
    10,566

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

    "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

    "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

    "Fixing a Hole"

  • 2
    20,961
    9,546

    Abbey Road

    Here Comes the Sun, Oh! Darling

    "Something"

    "Come Together"

    "Because"

  • 3
    17,460
    7,944

    Revolver

    Yellow Submarine, Taxman

    "Eleanor Rigby"

     "Yellow Submarine"

    "Here, There and Everywhere"

  • 4
    14,519
    6,607

    Rubber Soul

    Drive My Car, If I Needed Someone

    "Drive My Car"

    "You Won't See Me"

    "Nowhere Man"

  • 5
    14,362
    7,004

    Pet Sounds

    I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times, God Only Knows (live)

    "Caroline, No"

    "Sloop John B"

    "Wouldn't It Be Nice"

  • 6
    9,687
    4,758

    Let It Bleed

    Midnight Rambler, Let It Bleed

    "Let It Bleed"

    "You Got the Silver"

    "Live with Me"

  • 7
    9,840
    4,826

    Houses of the Holy

    The Ocean, The Crunge

    "Over the Hills and Far Away"

    "Dancing Days"

    "D'yer Mak'er" 

  • 8
    13,236
    6,575

    "Starman"

    "Suffragette City"

    "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"

  • 9
    10,843
    5,348

    Electric Ladyland

    Little Miss Strange, Burning of the Midnight Lamp

    "All Along the Watchtower"

    "Crosstown Traffic"

    "Voodoo Chile [sic]"

  • 10
    12,409
    6,182

    The Doors

    The End, Take It As It Comes

    "Break On Through (To the Other Side)"

    "Light My Fire"

    "The Crystal Ship"

  • 11
    8,918
    4,440

    Exile on Main St.

    Soul Survivor, Shine a Light

    "Tumbling Dice"

    "Sweet Black Angel"

    "Happy"

  • 12
    9,659
    4,816

    The Velvet Underground & Nico

    There She Goes Again, I’ll Be Your Mirror

    "All Tomorrow's Parties"

    "I'll Be Your Mirror"

    "Sunday Morning" 

  • 13
    9,002
    4,472

    "Magical Mystery Tour"

    "The Fool on the Hill"

    "Your Mother Should Know"

  • 14
    8,392
    4,157

    Tommy

    Sally Simpson, I’m Free

    "Pinball Wizard"

    "Dogs (Part Two)"

    "I'm Free"

  • 15
    7,616
    3,836

    L.A. Woman

    Crawling King Snake, Been Down So Long

    "Love Her Madly"

    "Riders on the Storm"

    "Cars Hiss by My Window"

  • 16
    7,771
    3,835

    Help!

    Yesterday, Another Girl

    "Ticket to Ride"

    "Help!"

    "You're Going to Lose That Girl"

  • 17
    6,500
    3,285

    Beggar's Banquet

    Sympathy for the Devil, Stray Cat Blues

    "Street Fighting Man"

    "No Expectations"

    "Jigsaw Puzzle"

  • 18
    8,077
    4,035

    In the Court of the Crimson King

    21st Century Schizoid Man (including Mirrors), Moonchild (including The Dream and The Illusion)

    "The Court of the Crimson King"

    "Epitaph"

    "21st Century Schizoid Man"

  • 19
    11,858
    6,068

    Are You Experienced

    Remember, Third Stone From the Sun

    "Foxy Lady"

    "Can You See Me"

    "Love or Confusion"

  • 20
    7,136
    3,571

    Meet the Beatles!

    All My Loving, Hold Me Tight

    "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

    "This Boy"

    "All My Loving"

  • 21
    7,194
    3,651

    Quadrophenia

    I’ve Had Enough, The Punk and the Godfather

    "5.15"

    "Water"

    "Love, Reign o'er Me"

  • 22
    7,299
    3,624

    "Is This Love"

    "Three Little Birds"

    "Get Up, Stand Up"

  • 23
    6,021
    3,041

    Green River

    Commotion, Cross‐Tie Walker

    "Bad Moon Rising"

    "Lodi"

    "Green River"

  • 24
    5,839
    2,944

    Cosmo's Factory

    Who'll Stop the Rain, Long as I Can See the Light

    "Run Through the Jungle"

    "Lookin' Out My Back Door"

    "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"

  • 25
    7,011
    3,564

    Please Please Me

    Please Please Me, A Taste of Honey

    "Love Me Do"

    "Please Please Me"

    "Misery"