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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
6,341 4,250
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 Rappers of the 2000s

2
5,223 2,926
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
5,390 2,963
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

4
4,966 3,222
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

5
4,430 2,813
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
4,197 2,466
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
3,200 2,780
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
4,064 2,706
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
3,487 2,772
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
3,257 2,365
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
2,906 2,223
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
3,171 2,651
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

13
2,798 2,318
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

14
3,150 2,325
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

15
3,593 3,655
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

16
3,030 2,711
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

17
2,737 2,208
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
2,816 2,574
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
2,586 2,779
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
2,614 2,356
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

21
2,982 3,253
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

22
2,357 2,050
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

23
2,378 2,110
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

24
2,443 2,539
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

25
2,945 3,246
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

26
2,128 2,061
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

27
2,613 2,884
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

28
2,140 1,957
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
2,258 2,806
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time The Best Ways to Be a Good Person

30
2,187 2,253
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

31
1,618 1,682
Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones

32
2,299 2,534
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

33
1,973 1,961
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
1,814 1,928
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

35
1,870 1,925
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
1,996 1,773
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,265 2,382
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
1,761 2,414
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
2,336 2,797
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

40
1,425 1,200
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

41
1,662 1,585
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

42
1,420 1,530
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

43
1,675 1,707
Animals is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

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44
1,692 1,733
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

45
1,406 1,473
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

46
1,898 1,901
At Folsom Prison is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

47
1,613 1,898
Ten is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Ten Pearl Jam

48
1,159 1,125
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

49
1,237 1,285
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

50
1,665 2,272
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Van Halen Van Halen