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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 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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1
11,763 8,711
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

2
10,638 5,662
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
9,754 5,014
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

4
8,639 5,836
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

5
7,841 4,943
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

6
7,780 4,326
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

7
5,729 4,870
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Who

8
6,917 5,929
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nirvana

9
5,901 4,077
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beach Boys

10
5,659 4,239
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors

11
6,063 3,891
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

12
5,941 4,631
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Fleetwood Mac

13
5,830 4,696
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

14
5,551 3,573
Are You Experienced is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Jimi Hendrix Experience

15
7,264 4,708
Wish You Were Here is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pink Floyd

16
5,352 3,553
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

17
5,160 3,885
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

18
4,774 4,318
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Clash

19
4,940 4,342
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

20
4,855 5,151
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

21
5,649 5,295
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Michael Jackson

22
4,431 4,594
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

23
4,386 3,181
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Jimi Hendrix Experience

24
4,271 3,119
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Rolling Stones

25
3,940 2,959
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Rolling Stones

26
4,168 3,767
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

27
3,668 4,491
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

28
3,254 2,587
Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Rolling Stones

29
3,848 2,864
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

30
3,972 4,026
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Black Sabbath

31
3,568 2,788
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

32
4,752 4,396
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Radiohead

33
3,650 3,069
The Velvet Underground & Nico is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nico, The Velvet Underground

34
3,446 2,892
Bridge Over Troubled Water is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Simon and Garfunkel

35
3,339 3,548
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

36
2,872 3,784
Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

37
3,818 4,350
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Guns N' Roses

38
3,331 2,633
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

39
3,375 3,619
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

40
3,145 2,486
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

41
2,605 3,201
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

42
2,608 2,529
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Bob Dylan

43
2,705 3,306
What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Marvin Gaye

44
2,608 3,477
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Van Halen

45
2,472 1,947
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

46
3,002 2,437
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors

47
2,570 2,063
Imagine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
John Lennon

48
2,726 3,360
Boston is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Boston

49
2,354 1,927
Beggar's Banquet is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Rolling Stones

50
2,755 2,433
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time