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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
6,525 4,404
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 Genres of Music

2
5,418 3,024
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
5,550 3,043
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

4
5,097 3,301
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

5
4,537 2,898
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
4,327 2,534
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
3,284 2,852
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
4,173 2,772
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
3,567 2,844
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
3,345 2,423
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
2,999 2,276
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
3,256 2,720
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

13
2,904 2,371
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

14
3,237 2,378
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

15
3,704 3,744
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 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

16
3,131 2,776
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

17
2,833 2,269
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
2,894 2,641
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
2,662 2,849
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
2,424 2,095
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

21
3,051 3,333
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

22
2,688 2,409
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

23
2,449 2,163
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

24
2,505 2,602
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

25
3,047 3,324
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

26
2,193 2,104
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

27
2,669 2,954
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

28
2,202 2,013
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
2,306 2,883
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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30
1,682 1,720
Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones

31
2,229 2,304
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

32
2,413 2,599
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

33
2,022 2,008
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
1,879 1,961
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

35
1,939 1,975
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
2,045 1,807
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,306 2,434
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
1,813 2,470
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
1,717 1,625
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

40
2,392 2,861
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

41
1,467 1,236
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

42
1,471 1,568
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

43
1,728 1,746
Animals is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

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44
1,452 1,524
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

45
1,732 1,785
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

46
1,948 1,938
At Folsom Prison is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

47
1,666 1,953
Ten is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Ten Pearl Jam

48
1,274 1,320
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

49
1,197 1,182
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

50
1,703 2,327
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Van Halen Van Halen