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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
6,969 4,724
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 Greatest Classic Rock Bands

2
5,819 3,258
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
5,402 3,466
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

4
5,858 3,258
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

5
4,773 3,098
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
4,609 2,702
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
3,461 3,024
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
4,442 2,925
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
3,782 2,986
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
3,546 2,581
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
3,203 2,378
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
3,138 2,522
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

13
3,455 2,861
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

14
3,435 2,484
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

15
3,346 2,920
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time The Worst Albums by Great Bands

16
3,967 3,900
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

17
3,066 2,371
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
3,060 2,782
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
2,847 2,961
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
2,590 2,188
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

21
2,840 2,510
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

22
3,210 3,486
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

23
2,603 2,253
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

24
3,279 3,463
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

25
2,655 2,724
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

26
2,334 2,188
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

27
2,816 3,097
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

28
2,346 2,105
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
1,815 1,797
Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones

The Best Beatles Albums Awesome Superpowers We'd Give Anything to Have

30
2,645 2,729
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

31
2,350 2,395
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

32
2,441 3,025
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

33
2,026 2,040
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

34
2,129 2,092
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
2,087 2,078
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
2,147 1,898
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,407 2,533
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
1,924 2,567
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
1,816 1,719
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

40
1,585 1,639
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

41
2,525 2,986
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

42
1,545 1,325
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

43
1,847 1,840
Animals is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

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44
1,555 1,611
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

45
1,315 1,253
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

46
1,823 1,863
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

47
1,779 2,056
Ten is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Ten Pearl Jam

48
2,043 2,007
At Folsom Prison is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

49
1,365 1,382
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

50
1,657 2,216
What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
What's Going On Marvin Gaye