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The Greatest Albums of All-Time

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 list is not simply a compilation of your "favorite" albums, but rather a list of the best albums. Whatever your musical tastes are, please vote for the studio LPs that you think have had the most impact throughout music history, the most influence on culture and other musicians, and the most authentic songwriting. From multi-platinum and diamond-certified albums to the most popular Grammy Award winning full-length projects ever, this list features every album one can think of. Some of the thousands of studio albums featured below range from the Beatles' Abbey Road to the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, to the Who's My Generation.

So what are the best albums ever? How about the top albums of all time? Vote below, and be sure to vote based on the quality of their music and overall impact on listeners worldwide instead of just their popularity or number of streams.

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  • 1

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
    22,223
    10,333

    ArtistThe Beatles

    Release Date1967

    "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

    "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

    "Fixing a Hole"

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    #3 of 55 The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners#10 of 10 The 10 Most Expensive Albums Ever Made#61 of 75 Historical Events Jonathan The Tortoise Has Lived Through

  • 2
    Here Comes the Sun, Oh! Darling
    20,187
    9,433

    ArtistThe Beatles

    Release Date1969

    ProducerGeorge Martin

    Length (mins)00:47:27

    "Something"

    "Come Together"

    "Because"

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    Behind The Scene Stories From The Recording Of The Beatles' 'Abbey Road'#7 of 116 What Are the Best Diamond Certified Albums of All Time?#2 of 17 The Posters You Always See in College

  • 3

    Revolver

    Yellow Submarine, Taxman
    16,897
    7,877

    ArtistThe Beatles

    Release Date1966

    ProducerGeorge Martin

    "Eleanor Rigby"

     "Yellow Submarine"

    "Here, There and Everywhere"

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  • 4

    Rubber Soul

    Drive My Car, If I Needed Someone
    14,109
    6,624

    ArtistThe Beatles

    Release Date1965

    "Drive My Car"

    "You Won't See Me"

    "Nowhere Man"

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  • 5

    Pet Sounds

    I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times, God Only Knows (live)
    13,985
    6,862

    ArtistThe Beach Boys

    Release Date1966

    ProducerBrian Wilson

    Length (mins)00:36:27

    "Caroline, No"

    "Sloop John B"

    "Wouldn't It Be Nice"

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  • 6

    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

    Ziggy Stardust, Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
    12,945
    6,678

    ArtistDavid Bowie

    Release Date1972

    "Starman"

    "Suffragette City"

    "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"

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    #2 of 12 The Wildest Concept Albums Of All Time#1 of 29 The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

  • 7

    The Doors

    The End, Take It As It Comes
    12,080
    6,207

    ArtistThe Doors

    Release Date1967

    ProducerPaul A. Rothchild

    Length (mins)00:44:30

    "Break On Through (To the Other Side)"

    "Light My Fire"

    "The Crystal Ship"

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  • 8

    Houses of the Holy

    The Ocean, The Crunge
    9,693
    4,992

    ArtistLed Zeppelin

    Release Date1973

    ProducerJimmy Page

    Length (mins)00:40:56

    "Over the Hills and Far Away"

    "Dancing Days"

    "D'yer Mak'er" 

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  • 9

    Are You Experienced

    Remember, Third Stone From the Sun
    11,636
    6,050

    ArtistThe Jimi Hendrix Experience

    Release Date1967

    ProducerChas Chandler

    Length (mins)00:40:02

    "Foxy Lady"

    "Can You See Me"

    "Love or Confusion"

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    #9 of 260 The Best Debut Albums of All Time, Ranked#2 of 15 The Best Jimi Hendrix Albums of All Time

  • 10
    Soul Survivor, Shine a Light
    8,730
    4,533

    ArtistThe Rolling Stones

    Release Date1972

    "Tumbling Dice"

    "Sweet Black Angel"

    "Happy"

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  • 11

    Magical Mystery Tour

    8,886
    4,601

    "Magical Mystery Tour"

    "The Fool on the Hill"

    "Your Mother Should Know"

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  • 12
    Little Miss Strange, Burning of the Midnight Lamp
    10,647
    5,597

    ArtistThe Jimi Hendrix Experience

    Release Date1968

    "All Along the Watchtower"

    "Crosstown Traffic"

    "Voodoo Chile [sic]"

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  • 13

    Tommy

    Sally Simpson, I’m Free
    8,183
    4,241

    ArtistThe Who, London Symphony Orchestra

    Release Date1969

    "Pinball Wizard"

    "Dogs (Part Two)"

    "I'm Free"

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    #3 of 12 The Best Who Albums of All Time#149 of 165 All Rock Operas

  • 14

    Let It Bleed

    Midnight Rambler, Let It Bleed
    9,438
    4,960

    ArtistThe Rolling Stones

    Release Date1969

    "Let It Bleed"

    "You Got the Silver"

    "Live with Me"

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    #39 of 564 The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time#26 of 339 The Greatest Album Covers of All Time#7 of 50 The 50 Greatest Albums Released Between 1960 - 1969

  • 15

    Please Please Me

    Please Please Me, A Taste of Honey
    6,957
    3,640

    ArtistThe Beatles

    Release Date1963

    ProducerGeorge Martin

    Length (mins)00:32:48

    "Love Me Do"

    "Please Please Me"

    "Misery"

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  • 16

    Help!

    Yesterday, Another Girl
    7,751
    4,020

    ArtistThe Beatles

    Release Date1965

    ProducerGeorge Martin

    Length (mins)00:34:49

    "Ticket to Ride"

    "Help!"

    "You're Going to Lose That Girl"

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    #33 of 112 Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection#40 of 240 The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy#8 of 30 The Best Beatles Albums

  • 17

    Quadrophenia

    I’ve Had Enough, The Punk and the Godfather
    7,021
    3,689

    ArtistThe Who

    Release Date1973

    ProducerGlyn Johns, Kit Lambert

    "5.15"

    "Water"

    "Love, Reign o'er Me"

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  • 18

    L.A. Woman

    Crawling King Snake, Been Down So Long
    7,585
    4,028

    ArtistThe Doors

    Release Date1971

    ProducerBruce Botnick

    Length (mins)00:48:48

    "Love Her Madly"

    "Riders on the Storm"

    "Cars Hiss by My Window"

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  • 19

    Meet the Beatles!

    All My Loving, Hold Me Tight
    7,086
    3,667

    ArtistThe Beatles

    Release Date1964

    "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

    "This Boy"

    "All My Loving"

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  • 20

    The Velvet Underground & Nico

    There She Goes Again, I’ll Be Your Mirror
    9,450
    5,037

    ArtistNico, The Velvet Underground

    Release Date1967

    ProducerAndy Warhol, Tom Wilson

    Length (mins)00:48:59

    "All Tomorrow's Parties"

    "I'll Be Your Mirror"

    "Sunday Morning" 

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  • 21
    Sympathy for the Devil, Stray Cat Blues
    6,418
    3,406

    ArtistThe Rolling Stones

    Release Date1968

    ProducerJimmy Miller

    Length (mins)00:40:37

    "Street Fighting Man"

    "No Expectations"

    "Jigsaw Puzzle"

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  • 22

    In the Court of the Crimson King

    21st Century Schizoid Man (including Mirrors), Moonchild (including The Dream and The Illusion)
    7,928
    4,222

    ArtistKing Crimson

    Release Date1969

    "The Court of the Crimson King"

    "Epitaph"

    "21st Century Schizoid Man"

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  • 23

    Imagine

    I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die, Oh My Love
    6,770
    3,598

    ArtistJohn Lennon

    Release Date1971

    ProducerPhil Spector, Jack Douglas

    Length (mins)00:39:10

    "Imagine"

    "It's So Hard"

    "Gimme Some Truth"

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  • 24
    I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party, Medley: Kansas City / Hey‐Hey‐Hey‐Hey!
    5,902
    3,072

    ArtistThe Beatles

    Release Date1964

    ProducerGeorge Martin

    Length (mins)00:34:15

    "I'm a Loser"

    "No Reply"

    "I'll Follow the Sun"

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  • 25

    Green River

    Commotion, Cross‐Tie Walker
    6,026
    3,220

    ArtistCreedence Clearwater Revival

    Release Date1969

    ProducerJohn Fogerty

    Length (mins)00:29:44

    "Bad Moon Rising"

    "Lodi"

    "Green River"

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    #4 of 30 The Best Albums Under 30 Minutes Long#3 of 9 The Best Creedence Clearwater Revival Albums of All Time