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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
8,706 6,084
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

2
7,428 4,228
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
6,679 4,281
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

4
7,184 3,968
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

5
5,847 3,853
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
5,721 3,357
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
4,215 3,784
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
5,604 3,584
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
4,603 3,556
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
4,411 3,172
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
4,076 3,139
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

12
4,017 2,862
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
4,345 3,410
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

14
4,232 3,389
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

The 50 Most Absurd Translations of Film Titles

15
4,148 2,941
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

16
5,008 4,565
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

17
3,860 2,841
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
3,707 3,310
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
3,534 3,448
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
3,216 2,578
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

21
3,385 2,937
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
4,166 4,020
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

23
3,832 4,003
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

24
3,177 2,642
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

25
3,221 3,132
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

26
2,876 2,522
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

27
3,445 3,549
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

28
2,855 2,421
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
3,453 3,268
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

30
2,287 2,135
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
2,544 2,346
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

32
2,895 3,470
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

33
2,772 2,751
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

34
2,584 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
2,594 2,455
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 Best Genres of Music

36
2,493 2,212
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,785 2,859
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
2,317 2,921
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
565 171
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
3,035 3,389
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

41
1,956 1,941
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

42
2,203 2,049
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

The Best Songs on J. Cole's Album KOD

43
2,342 2,157
Animals is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

44
1,938 2,312
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

45
2,079 2,499
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
1,843 1,622
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

47
1,685 1,623
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

48
2,172 2,117
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 1,540
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

50
2,083 2,685
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Van Halen Van Halen