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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
7,225 4,910
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 Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders

2
6,046 3,402
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
5,577 3,603
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

4
6,056 3,361
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

5
4,917 3,220
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
4,779 2,790
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
3,560 3,141
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

8
4,602 3,034
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
3,892 3,090
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

10
3,670 2,671
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
3,264 2,614
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

12
3,316 2,454
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
3,571 2,940
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

14
3,536 2,570
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

15
4,130 3,996
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 Greatest Rap Songs by One-Hit Wonders

16
3,200 2,436
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

17
3,472 3,006
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

18
3,131 2,882
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
2,964 3,036
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

20
2,701 2,243
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

21
2,905 2,595
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

22
3,294 3,580
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

23
2,692 2,305
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

24
3,405 3,562
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

25
2,427 2,232
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

26
2,741 2,803
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

27
2,435 2,152
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin

28
2,895 3,182
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

29
1,899 1,849
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

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30
2,764 2,830
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

31
2,413 2,461
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

32
2,116 2,089
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

33
2,495 3,120
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

34
2,202 2,133
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
2,178 2,130
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
2,210 1,935
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

37
2,459 2,596
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
1,886 1,768
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

39
1,645 1,691
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan

40
1,973 2,634
Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

41
2,599 3,071
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

42
1,611 1,362
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

43
1,382 1,296
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

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44
1,895 1,900
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
L.A. Woman The Doors

45
1,622 1,659
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

46
1,917 1,905
Animals is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd

47
1,438 1,421
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

48
2,108 2,038
At Folsom Prison is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

49
1,839 2,135
Ten is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Ten Pearl Jam

50
1,718 2,280
What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
What's Going On Marvin Gaye