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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.

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1
7,854 5,416
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

2
6,642 3,769
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
6,045 3,883
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

4
6,535 3,641
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

5
5,308 3,501
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
5,195 3,035
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
3,821 3,420
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
5,049 3,249
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
4,222 3,284
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
3,988 2,892
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
3,624 2,851
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

12
3,860 3,143
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

13
3,617 2,636
Are You Experienced is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Are You Experienced The Jimi Hendrix Experience

14
3,812 2,730
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

The Scariest Animals in the World

15
3,854 3,167
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

16
4,504 4,253
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

17
3,486 2,617
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
3,395 3,049
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
3,214 3,209
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
2,922 2,388
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

21
2,902 2,441
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

The Best R.E.M. Albums

22
3,110 2,730
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

23
3,511 3,758
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

24
3,708 3,782
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

25
2,622 2,345
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

26
2,952 2,933
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

27
3,110 3,338
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

28
2,608 2,273
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin

The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time

29
2,064 1,965
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
3,064 3,000
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

31
2,298 2,197
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

32
2,576 2,575
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

33
2,666 3,253
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

34
2,349 2,239
Bridge Over Troubled Water is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel

35
2,335 2,268
The Velvet Underground & Nico is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Velvet Underground & Nico Nico, The Velvet Underground

Rock Stars Whose Deaths Were The Most Untimely

36
2,317 2,044
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,591 2,690
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
2,121 2,746
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
1,782 1,790
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

40
2,774 3,190
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

41
2,004 1,892
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

42
1,711 1,458
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

Every Song in Tommy, Ranked by Singability

43
2,098 1,994
Animals is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

44
2,013 1,984
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

45
1,538 1,503
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

46
1,496 1,396
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

47
1,878 2,364
What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
What's Going On Marvin Gaye

48
1,750 1,767
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

49
1,702 2,167
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

50
2,216 2,110
At Folsom Prison is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time