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The Greatest Albums of All-Time

Updated February 3, 2020 5.1m votes 80.9k voters 1.1m views3.1k items

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
    23,183
    10,547

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

    "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

    "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

    "Fixing a Hole"

  • 2
    20,945
    9,532

    Abbey Road

    Here Comes the Sun, Oh! Darling

    "Something"

    "Come Together"

    "Because"

  • 3
    17,450
    7,928

    Revolver

    Yellow Submarine, Taxman

    "Eleanor Rigby"

     "Yellow Submarine"

    "Here, There and Everywhere"

  • 4
    14,511
    6,591

    Rubber Soul

    Drive My Car, If I Needed Someone

    "Drive My Car"

    "You Won't See Me"

    "Nowhere Man"

  • 5
    14,348
    6,989

    Pet Sounds

    I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times, God Only Knows (live)

    "Caroline, No"

    "Sloop John B"

    "Wouldn't It Be Nice"

  • 6
    9,830
    4,805

    Houses of the Holy

    The Ocean, The Crunge

    "Over the Hills and Far Away"

    "Dancing Days"

    "D'yer Mak'er" 

  • 7
    9,667
    4,742

    Let It Bleed

    Midnight Rambler, Let It Bleed

    "Let It Bleed"

    "You Got the Silver"

    "Live with Me"

  • 8
    13,226
    6,548

    "Starman"

    "Suffragette City"

    "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"

  • 9
    10,818
    5,332

    Electric Ladyland

    Little Miss Strange, Burning of the Midnight Lamp

    "All Along the Watchtower"

    "Crosstown Traffic"

    "Voodoo Chile [sic]"

  • 10
    8,906
    4,425

    Exile on Main St.

    Soul Survivor, Shine a Light

    "Tumbling Dice"

    "Sweet Black Angel"

    "Happy"

  • 11
    12,377
    6,178

    The Doors

    The End, Take It As It Comes

    "Break On Through (To the Other Side)"

    "Light My Fire"

    "The Crystal Ship"

  • 12
    9,652
    4,799

    The Velvet Underground & Nico

    There She Goes Again, I’ll Be Your Mirror

    "All Tomorrow's Parties"

    "I'll Be Your Mirror"

    "Sunday Morning" 

  • 13
    8,991
    4,450

    "Magical Mystery Tour"

    "The Fool on the Hill"

    "Your Mother Should Know"

  • 14
    8,385
    4,142

    Tommy

    Sally Simpson, I’m Free

    "Pinball Wizard"

    "Dogs (Part Two)"

    "I'm Free"

  • 15
    7,598
    3,829

    L.A. Woman

    Crawling King Snake, Been Down So Long

    "Love Her Madly"

    "Riders on the Storm"

    "Cars Hiss by My Window"

  • 16
    7,765
    3,820

    Help!

    Yesterday, Another Girl

    "Ticket to Ride"

    "Help!"

    "You're Going to Lose That Girl"

  • 17
    6,480
    3,274

    Beggar's Banquet

    Sympathy for the Devil, Stray Cat Blues

    "Street Fighting Man"

    "No Expectations"

    "Jigsaw Puzzle"

  • 18
    8,073
    4,017

    In the Court of the Crimson King

    21st Century Schizoid Man (including Mirrors), Moonchild (including The Dream and The Illusion)

    "The Court of the Crimson King"

    "Epitaph"

    "21st Century Schizoid Man"

  • 19
    7,133
    3,551

    Meet the Beatles!

    All My Loving, Hold Me Tight

    "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

    "This Boy"

    "All My Loving"

  • 20
    7,185
    3,639

    Quadrophenia

    I’ve Had Enough, The Punk and the Godfather

    "5.15"

    "Water"

    "Love, Reign o'er Me"

  • 21
    11,833
    6,060

    Are You Experienced

    Remember, Third Stone From the Sun

    "Foxy Lady"

    "Can You See Me"

    "Love or Confusion"

  • 22
    7,006
    3,550

    Please Please Me

    Please Please Me, A Taste of Honey

    "Love Me Do"

    "Please Please Me"

    "Misery"

  • 23
    7,284
    3,614

    "Is This Love"

    "Three Little Birds"

    "Get Up, Stand Up"

  • 24
    6,009
    3,034

    Green River

    Commotion, Cross‐Tie Walker

    "Bad Moon Rising"

    "Lodi"

    "Green River"

  • 25
    6,452
    3,245

    Sounds of Silence

    I Am a Rock, Somewhere They Can’t Find Me

    "The Sound of Silence"

    "Homeward Bound"

    "I Am a Rock"