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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
8,696 6,078
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

2
7,418 4,223
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
6,669 4,279
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

4
7,174 3,965
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

5
5,840 3,850
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
5,715 3,353
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
4,210 3,780
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
5,596 3,578
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
4,597 3,554
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
4,406 3,169
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
4,072 3,135
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

12
4,014 2,859
Are You Experienced is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Are You Experienced The Jimi Hendrix Experience

13
4,335 3,410
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

14
4,231 3,386
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

These Celebrities Have Been Caught Being More Than Just A Little Racist

15
4,142 2,940
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

16
5,004 4,560
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

17
3,857 2,840
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
3,702 3,309
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
3,532 3,446
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
3,214 2,576
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

21
3,381 2,936
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

The Best R.E.M. Albums

22
4,160 4,019
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

23
3,827 4,000
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

24
3,175 2,640
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

25
3,220 3,130
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

26
2,875 2,520
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

27
3,440 3,548
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

28
2,853 2,420
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 Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time

29
3,451 3,265
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

30
2,284 2,134
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
2,543 2,345
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

32
2,894 3,469
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

33
2,770 2,750
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

34
2,579 2,396
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
2,593 2,453
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 Greatest Classic Rock Bands

36
2,492 2,211
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,780 2,859
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
2,315 2,920
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
561 170
Pink Floyd – The Wall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
passionsears added Pink Floyd – The Wall

40
3,032 3,388
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

41
1,955 1,939
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

42
2,201 2,048
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked

43
2,338 2,157
Animals is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

44
1,931 2,310
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

45
2,077 2,498
What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
What's Going On Marvin Gaye

46
1,842 1,621
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

47
1,684 1,622
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

48
2,172 2,115
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

49
1,654 1,538
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

50
2,081 2,684
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Van Halen Van Halen