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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 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
10,234 7,373
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

2
8,968 4,914
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
7,650 4,948
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

4
8,329 4,445
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

5
6,719 4,397
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
6,632 3,853
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
4,827 4,313
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
5,878 5,058
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

9
4,885 3,588
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

10
5,173 4,049
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

11
4,817 3,735
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

12
5,073 3,927
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

13
5,086 3,531
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

14
4,677 3,154
Are You Experienced is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Are You Experienced The Jimi Hendrix Experience

15
6,420 4,126
Wish You Were Here is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd

16
4,480 3,141
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

17
4,626 3,326
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

18
4,039 3,801
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

19
4,168 3,743
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

20
4,935 4,499
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

21
4,257 4,464
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

22
3,690 2,831
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

23
3,922 3,957
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

24
3,606 2,857
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

25
3,730 3,288
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

26
3,293 2,718
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

27
3,562 3,496
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

28
3,240 3,848
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

29
3,251 2,625
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin

30
2,636 2,333
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
4,101 3,700
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

32
2,955 2,527
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

33
3,007 3,065
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

34
2,998 2,686
The Velvet Underground & Nico is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Velvet Underground & Nico Nico, The Velvet Underground

35
2,915 2,630
Bridge Over Troubled Water is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel

36
2,568 3,251
Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

37
3,402 3,771
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

38
3,025 3,148
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

39
2,797 2,400
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

40
2,565 2,251
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

41
2,223 2,163
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

42
2,224 2,630
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

43
2,353 2,780
What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
What's Going On Marvin Gaye

44
2,284 2,983
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Van Halen Van Halen

45
1,966 1,761
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

46
2,493 2,239
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

47
2,239 2,100
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

48
2,342 2,868
Boston is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Boston Boston

49
2,679 2,432
Animals is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

50
2,013 1,849
Imagine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Imagine John Lennon