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The Greatest Albums of All Time  

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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 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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The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
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"Money" 

"Any Colour You Like"

"Us and Them"

Artist: Pink Floyd

Release Date: 1973

Producer: Pink Floyd

Tracks: Time, Any Colour You Like, Speak to Me / Breathe, Brain Damage, Eclipse, On the Run, Money, Us and Them, The Great Gig in the Sky

Length (mins): 00:42:57

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
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"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

"Fixing a Hole"

Artist: The Beatles

Release Date: 1967

Tracks: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Within You Without You, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, With a Little Help From My Friends, Fixing a Hole, A Day in the Life, A Day in the Life, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!, When I’m Sixty‐Four, Good Morning Good Morning, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise), She’s Leaving Home, Good Morning Good Morning, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Lovely Rita, When I’m Sixty‐Four, Within You Without You, She’s Leaving Home, With a Little Help From My Friends, Getting Better, Getting Better, Lovely Rita, Fixing a Hole

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

"Come Together"

"Because"

Artist: The Beatles

Release Date: 1969

Producer: George Martin

Tracks: Here Comes the Sun, Oh! Darling, Because, You Never Give Me Your Money, Sun King, Carry That Weight, The End, Octopus's Garden, I Want You (She’s So Heavy), Her Majesty, Polythene Pam, She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Come Together, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Mean Mr. Mustard, Something

Length (mins): 00:47:27

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Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
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"Black Dog"  

"Misty Mountain Hop"

"Rock and Roll"

Artist: Led Zeppelin

Release Date: 1971

Producer: Jimmy Page

Tracks: Black Dog, Going to California, When the Levee Breaks, Rock and Roll, Misty Mountain Hop, The Battle of Evermore, Four Sticks, Stairway to Heaven

Length (mins): 00:42:39

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