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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
7,921 5,463
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

2
6,696 3,818
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
6,093 3,917
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

4
6,582 3,677
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

5
5,346 3,537
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
5,230 3,069
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
3,849 3,449
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
5,091 3,277
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
4,244 3,308
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
4,017 2,920
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
3,665 2,878
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

12
3,899 3,163
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

13
3,651 2,655
Are You Experienced is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Are You Experienced The Jimi Hendrix Experience

14
3,838 2,755
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

The Scariest Animals in the World

15
3,895 3,192
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

16
4,544 4,286
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

17
3,518 2,637
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
3,427 3,069
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
3,243 3,229
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
2,950 2,406
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

21
2,924 2,463
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

The Best R.E.M. Albums

22
3,133 2,753
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

23
3,542 3,775
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

24
3,747 3,796
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

25
2,976 2,951
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

26
2,642 2,364
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

27
3,140 3,354
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

28
2,624 2,294
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
2,086 1,984
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

30
3,100 3,024
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

31
2,322 2,214
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

32
2,593 2,594
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

33
2,687 3,276
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

34
2,375 2,257
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
2,355 2,286
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

Rock Stars Whose Deaths Were The Most Untimely

36
2,331 2,061
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,606 2,709
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
2,137 2,765
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
2,800 3,208
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

40
1,796 1,807
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

41
2,017 1,913
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

42
1,719 1,479
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

Every Song in Tommy, Ranked by Singability

43
2,114 2,011
Animals is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

44
2,026 2,001
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

45
1,552 1,519
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

46
1,517 1,411
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

47
1,725 2,180
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

48
1,893 2,376
What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
What's Going On Marvin Gaye

49
1,764 1,786
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

50
2,234 2,123
At Folsom Prison is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time