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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
8,359 5,780
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

2
7,083 4,024
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
6,402 4,115
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

4
6,909 3,816
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

5
5,609 3,704
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
5,490 3,218
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
4,053 3,627
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
5,369 3,450
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
4,435 3,448
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
4,234 3,057
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
3,885 3,013
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

12
3,856 2,770
Are You Experienced is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Are You Experienced The Jimi Hendrix Experience

13
4,085 3,283
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

14
4,124 3,302
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

The 300 Best Albums of the 00's

15
3,997 2,854
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

16
4,802 4,426
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

17
3,701 2,747
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
3,567 3,200
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
3,404 3,342
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
3,096 2,502
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

21
3,072 2,547
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

22
3,258 2,852
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

23
3,695 3,888
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

24
3,944 3,908
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

25
2,771 2,440
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

26
3,094 3,049
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

27
3,311 3,452
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

28
3,305 3,148
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

29
2,195 2,054
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
2,735 2,360
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin

31
2,438 2,276
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

32
2,802 3,369
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

33
2,680 2,677
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

34
2,493 2,367
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
2,483 2,328
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

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

36
2,408 2,137
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,694 2,786
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
2,232 2,843
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
2,922 3,289
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

40
1,879 1,873
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

41
2,108 1,983
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

42
2,241 2,086
Animals is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

The Best Beatles Albums

43
409 111
Pink Floyd – The Wall is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
passionsears added Pink Floyd – The Wall

44
1,787 1,552
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

45
1,829 2,245
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

46
1,987 2,436
What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
What's Going On Marvin Gaye

47
2,105 2,053
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

48
1,615 1,571
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

49
1,595 1,478
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

50
1,849 1,855
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time