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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
7,893 5,440
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

2
6,674 3,795
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
6,077 3,900
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

4
6,562 3,663
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

5
5,334 3,519
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
5,215 3,055
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
3,836 3,437
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
5,074 3,263
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
4,235 3,295
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
4,003 2,906
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
3,646 2,864
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

12
3,883 3,153
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

13
3,635 2,647
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
3,828 2,741
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

The Scariest Animals in the World

15
3,876 3,177
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

16
4,528 4,269
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

17
3,501 2,628
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
3,414 3,057
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
3,233 3,220
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
2,939 2,397
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

21
2,916 2,450
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

The Best R.E.M. Albums

22
3,123 2,740
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

23
3,530 3,763
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

24
3,726 3,787
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

25
2,965 2,939
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

26
2,633 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
3,128 3,342
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

28
2,615 2,284
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
3,088 3,010
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

30
2,074 1,975
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
2,311 2,205
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

32
2,585 2,584
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

33
2,677 3,263
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

34
2,364 2,246
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
2,344 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

Rock Stars Whose Deaths Were The Most Untimely

36
2,325 2,051
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,600 2,697
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
2,129 2,752
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
2,786 3,194
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

40
1,789 1,797
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

41
2,007 1,903
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

42
1,716 1,468
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

Every Song in Tommy, Ranked by Singability

43
2,107 2,001
Animals is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

44
2,020 1,993
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

45
1,545 1,510
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

46
1,506 1,402
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

47
1,714 2,170
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

48
1,887 2,369
What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
What's Going On Marvin Gaye

49
1,760 1,774
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

50
2,226 2,116
At Folsom Prison is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time