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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
8,717 6,102
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

2
6,694 4,287
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

3
7,442 4,234
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

4
7,195 3,972
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

5
5,855 3,857
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
5,728 3,363
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
4,222 3,788
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
5,611 3,589
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
4,614 3,557
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
4,416 3,176
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
4,083 3,141
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

12
4,023 2,863
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
4,349 3,417
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

14
4,239 3,394
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

The 300 Best Albums of the 00's

15
4,155 2,943
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

16
5,017 4,568
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

17
3,865 2,845
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
3,710 3,313
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
3,535 3,454
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
3,218 2,582
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

21
3,391 2,939
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

The Best Concert Movies Streaming on Hulu

22
4,174 4,024
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

23
3,836 4,004
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

24
3,181 2,647
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

25
3,227 3,133
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

26
2,881 2,525
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

27
3,450 3,551
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

28
2,859 2,425
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 Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

29
3,459 3,273
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

30
2,289 2,139
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
2,545 2,351
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

32
2,895 3,476
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

33
2,777 2,754
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

34
2,586 2,398
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
2,598 2,458
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 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

36
2,496 2,212
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,788 2,860
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
2,319 2,924
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
569 173
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
3,039 3,392
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

41
1,960 1,943
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

42
2,204 2,053
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

The Best Beatles Albums

43
2,345 2,159
Animals is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

44
1,940 2,315
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

45
2,080 2,502
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
1,848 1,623
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

47
1,688 1,624
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

48
2,173 2,119
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

49
2,088 2,687
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Van Halen Van Halen

50
1,655 1,542
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie