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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 and go down as the best albums of all time, regardless of their genre. 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. From Diamond-certified albums to the most popular albums ever, this list has them all.

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1
11,276 8,289
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

2
10,101 5,440
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
9,265 4,832
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

4
8,320 5,555
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

5
7,451 4,778
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

6
7,388 4,180
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

7
5,390 4,702
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Who

8
6,516 5,692
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nirvana

9
5,556 3,936
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beach Boys

10
5,350 4,086
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors

11
5,627 4,459
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

12
5,725 3,784
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

13
5,645 4,382
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Fleetwood Mac

14
5,220 3,446
Are You Experienced is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Jimi Hendrix Experience

15
7,000 4,484
Wish You Were Here is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pink Floyd

16
5,052 3,427
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

17
5,002 3,680
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

18
4,512 4,160
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Clash

19
4,704 4,112
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

20
4,659 4,900
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

21
5,414 5,004
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Michael Jackson

22
4,119 3,075
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Jimi Hendrix Experience

23
4,024 3,048
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Rolling Stones

24
4,289 4,363
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

25
3,697 2,893
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Rolling Stones

26
4,040 3,571
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

27
3,028 2,511
Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Rolling Stones

28
3,855 3,825
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Black Sabbath

29
3,612 2,803
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

30
3,533 4,256
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

31
3,335 2,718
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

32
4,573 4,136
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Radiohead

33
3,263 2,807
Bridge Over Troubled Water is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Simon and Garfunkel

34
3,413 2,953
The Velvet Underground & Nico is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nico, The Velvet Underground

35
3,243 3,359
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

36
2,795 3,581
Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

37
3,694 4,146
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Guns N' Roses

38
3,272 3,435
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

39
3,124 2,574
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

40
2,932 2,422
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

41
2,510 2,369
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Bob Dylan

42
2,486 2,983
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

43
2,596 3,096
What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Marvin Gaye

44
2,273 1,900
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

45
2,519 3,285
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Van Halen

46
2,800 2,391
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors

47
2,356 1,999
Imagine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
John Lennon

48
2,611 3,165
Boston is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Boston

49
2,160 1,880
Beggar's Banquet is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Rolling Stones

50
2,578 2,310
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time