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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
6,537 4,411
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

The 300 Best Albums of the 00's The Best Genres of Music

2
5,427 3,031
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
5,560 3,049
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

4
5,105 3,304
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

5
4,543 2,904
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
4,331 2,539
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
3,288 2,856
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
4,180 2,774
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
3,575 2,847
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
3,352 2,427
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
3,007 2,279
Are You Experienced is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Are You Experienced The Jimi Hendrix Experience

12
3,259 2,723
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

13
2,909 2,373
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

14
3,243 2,380
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

15
3,713 3,749
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

16
3,137 2,780
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

17
2,842 2,271
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
2,897 2,643
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
2,665 2,851
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
2,429 2,098
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

21
3,056 3,335
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

22
2,694 2,410
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

23
2,453 2,166
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

24
2,509 2,605
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

25
3,054 3,327
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

26
2,197 2,106
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

27
2,675 2,955
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

28
2,206 2,015
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin

29
2,308 2,886
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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30
2,234 2,304
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

31
1,686 1,723
Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones

32
2,418 2,602
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

33
2,024 2,010
Bridge Over Troubled Water is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel

34
1,882 1,961
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

35
1,942 1,976
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

36
2,048 1,807
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,309 2,435
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
1,815 2,471
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
1,720 1,626
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

40
2,396 2,863
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

41
1,474 1,568
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

42
1,468 1,238
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

43
1,730 1,748
Animals is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

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44
1,452 1,526
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

45
1,732 1,787
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

46
1,950 1,939
At Folsom Prison is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

47
1,672 1,955
Ten is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Ten Pearl Jam

48
1,277 1,320
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

49
1,202 1,183
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

50
1,703 2,328
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Van Halen Van Halen