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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
7,885 5,427
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

2
6,662 3,788
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
6,068 3,893
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

4
6,554 3,656
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

5
5,325 3,515
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
5,207 3,050
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
3,832 3,431
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
5,068 3,258
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
4,233 3,295
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
3,997 2,904
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
3,638 2,862
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

12
3,876 3,151
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

13
3,630 2,644
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
3,823 2,739
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

The 300 Best Albums of the 00's

15
3,870 3,174
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

16
4,518 4,267
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

17
3,498 2,625
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
3,407 3,056
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
3,229 3,219
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
2,934 2,396
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

21
2,913 2,449
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

22
3,120 2,738
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

23
3,527 3,762
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

24
3,722 3,785
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

25
2,963 2,938
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

26
2,631 2,354
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

27
3,126 3,340
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

28
2,613 2,282
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin

The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

29
2,073 1,973
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

30
3,081 3,009
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

31
2,309 2,203
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

32
2,583 2,583
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

33
2,675 3,261
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

34
2,362 2,245
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
2,341 2,276
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

The Worst Albums by Great Bands

36
2,321 2,049
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,598 2,696
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
2,127 2,751
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
2,782 3,193
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

40
1,788 1,796
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

41
2,006 1,901
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

42
1,715 1,465
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

The Best Beatles Albums

43
2,105 1,999
Animals is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

44
1,545 1,508
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

45
2,018 1,991
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

46
1,502 1,402
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

47
1,886 2,368
What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
What's Going On Marvin Gaye

48
1,710 2,170
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

49
1,755 1,773
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

50
2,223 2,116
At Folsom Prison is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time