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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
6,982 4,738
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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2
5,836 3,265
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
5,871 3,263
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

4
5,409 3,478
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

5
4,784 3,104
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
4,622 2,706
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
3,468 3,031
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
4,450 2,939
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
3,784 2,996
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
3,557 2,585
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
3,209 2,383
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
3,147 2,528
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

13
3,464 2,867
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

14
3,438 2,491
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

15
3,351 2,930
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

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16
3,980 3,907
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

17
3,075 2,376
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
3,063 2,791
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
2,856 2,965
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
2,598 2,191
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

21
2,843 2,518
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

22
3,216 3,495
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

23
2,611 2,258
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

24
3,288 3,472
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

25
2,662 2,731
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

26
2,343 2,191
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

27
2,823 3,105
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

28
2,351 2,108
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
1,821 1,800
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

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30
2,651 2,737
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

31
2,351 2,402
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

32
2,444 3,032
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

33
2,035 2,042
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

34
2,135 2,094
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
2,096 2,079
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
2,153 1,901
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,408 2,541
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
1,925 2,573
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
1,591 1,640
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

40
1,822 1,723
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

41
2,527 2,995
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

42
1,549 1,328
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

43
1,851 1,847
Animals is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

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44
1,564 1,615
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

45
1,320 1,255
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

46
1,831 1,864
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

47
2,052 2,009
At Folsom Prison is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

48
1,781 2,060
Ten is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Ten Pearl Jam

49
1,371 1,385
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

50
1,660 2,220
What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
What's Going On Marvin Gaye