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The Greatest Albums of All-Time

Updated February 3, 2020 5.0m votes 80.0k 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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  • Abbey Road1
    21,178
    9,700

    Abbey Road

    Here Comes the Sun, Oh! Darling

    "Something"

    "Come Together"

    "Because"

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  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band2
    23,474
    10,756

    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"

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  • Revolver3
    17,563
    8,068

    Revolver

    Yellow Submarine, Taxman

    "Eleanor Rigby"

     "Yellow Submarine"

    "Here, There and Everywhere"

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  • Rubber Soul4
    14,541
    6,690

    Rubber Soul

    Drive My Car, If I Needed Someone

    "Drive My Car"

    "You Won't See Me"

    "Nowhere Man"

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  • Electric Ladyland5
    10,785
    5,269

    Electric Ladyland

    Little Miss Strange, Burning of the Midnight Lamp

    "All Along the Watchtower"

    "Crosstown Traffic"

    "Voodoo Chile [sic]"

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  • Pet Sounds6
    14,392
    7,113

    Pet Sounds

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

    "Caroline, No"

    "Sloop John B"

    "Wouldn't It Be Nice"

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  • The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars7
    13,230
    6,559

    "Starman"

    "Suffragette City"

    "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"

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  • Houses of the Holy8
    9,714
    4,764

    Houses of the Holy

    The Ocean, The Crunge

    "Over the Hills and Far Away"

    "Dancing Days"

    "D'yer Mak'er" 

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  • Let It Bleed9
    9,607
    4,748

    Let It Bleed

    Midnight Rambler, Let It Bleed

    "Let It Bleed"

    "You Got the Silver"

    "Live with Me"

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  • The Velvet Underground & Nico10
    9,570
    4,736

    The Velvet Underground & Nico

    There She Goes Again, I’ll Be Your Mirror

    "All Tomorrow's Parties"

    "I'll Be Your Mirror"

    "Sunday Morning" 

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  • Magical Mystery Tour11
    8,909
    4,436

    "Magical Mystery Tour"

    "The Fool on the Hill"

    "Your Mother Should Know"

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  • Exile on Main St.12
    8,854
    4,430

    Exile on Main St.

    Soul Survivor, Shine a Light

    "Tumbling Dice"

    "Sweet Black Angel"

    "Happy"

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  • Tommy13
    8,297
    4,128

    Tommy

    Sally Simpson, I’m Free

    "Pinball Wizard"

    "Dogs (Part Two)"

    "I'm Free"

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  • In the Court of the Crimson King14
    7,918
    3,928

    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"

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  • Quadrophenia15
    7,149
    3,567

    Quadrophenia

    I’ve Had Enough, The Punk and the Godfather

    "5.15"

    "Water"

    "Love, Reign o'er Me"

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  • Axis: Bold as Love16
    6,283
    3,126

    Axis: Bold as Love

    Castles Made of Sand, Little Miss Lover

    "Up from the Skies"

    "One Rainy Wish"

    "Ain't No Telling"

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  • Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers17
    7,136
    3,524

    "Is This Love"

    "Three Little Birds"

    "Get Up, Stand Up"

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  • Hunky Dory18
    7,038
    3,512

    Hunky Dory

    Quicksand, The Bewlay Brothers

    "Changes"

    "Andy Warhol"

    "Life on Mars"

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  • Please Please Me19
    6,930
    3,465

    Please Please Me

    Please Please Me, A Taste of Honey

    "Love Me Do"

    "Please Please Me"

    "Misery"

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  • Help!20
    7,656
    3,826

    Help!

    Yesterday, Another Girl

    "Ticket to Ride"

    "Help!"

    "You're Going to Lose That Girl"

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  • Sounds of Silence21
    6,377
    3,167

    Sounds of Silence

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

    "The Sound of Silence"

    "Homeward Bound"

    "I Am a Rock"

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  • Beggar's Banquet22
    6,424
    3,213

    Beggar's Banquet

    Sympathy for the Devil, Stray Cat Blues

    "Street Fighting Man"

    "No Expectations"

    "Jigsaw Puzzle"

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  • Cosmo's Factory23
    5,729
    2,853

    Cosmo's Factory

    Who'll Stop the Rain, Long as I Can See the Light

    "Run Through the Jungle"

    "Lookin' Out My Back Door"

    "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"

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  • "Heroes"24
    5,414
    2,657

    "Heroes"

    Moss Garden, Beauty and the Beast
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  • Meet the Beatles!25
    7,022
    3,512

    Meet the Beatles!

    All My Loving, Hold Me Tight

    "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

    "This Boy"

    "All My Loving"

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