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The Greatest Albums of All-Time

Updated February 3, 2020 4.7m votes 78.5k 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.

If you see an album that should be listed here, be sure to add it! And to really impact this list's order, rerank it to add your own version of how these albums should be ranked. 

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  • 1
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    23,680
    10,767

    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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  • 2
    Revolver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    17,533
    8,023

    Revolver

    Yellow Submarine, Taxman

    "Eleanor Rigby"

     "Yellow Submarine"

    "Here, There and Everywhere"

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  • 3
    Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    21,240
    9,792

    Abbey Road

    Here Comes the Sun, Oh! Darling

    "Something"

    "Come Together"

    "Because"

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  • 4
    Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    14,393
    6,619

    Rubber Soul

    Drive My Car, If I Needed Someone

    "Drive My Car"

    "You Won't See Me"

    "Nowhere Man"

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  • 5
    Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    10,591
    5,156

    Electric Ladyland

    Little Miss Strange, Burning of the Midnight Lamp

    "All Along the Watchtower"

    "Crosstown Traffic"

    "Voodoo Chile [sic]"

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  • 6
    Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    9,510
    4,637

    Houses of the Holy

    The Ocean, The Crunge

    "Over the Hills and Far Away"

    "Dancing Days"

    "D'yer Mak'er" 

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  • 7
    Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    9,470
    4,628

    Let It Bleed

    Midnight Rambler, Let It Bleed

    "Let It Bleed"

    "You Got the Silver"

    "Live with Me"

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  • 8
    Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    8,768
    4,297

    Exile on Main St.

    Soul Survivor, Shine a Light

    "Tumbling Dice"

    "Sweet Black Angel"

    "Happy"

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  • 9
    Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    8,727
    4,275

    "Magical Mystery Tour"

    "The Fool on the Hill"

    "Your Mother Should Know"

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  • 10
    Tommy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    8,156
    3,989

    Tommy

    Sally Simpson, I’m Free

    "Pinball Wizard"

    "Dogs (Part Two)"

    "I'm Free"

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  • 11
    Legend: The Best of Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    6,960
    3,382

    "Is This Love"

    "Three Little Birds"

    "Get Up, Stand Up"

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  • 12
    Beggar's Banquet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    6,291
    3,093

    Beggar's Banquet

    Sympathy for the Devil, Stray Cat Blues

    "Street Fighting Man"

    "No Expectations"

    "Jigsaw Puzzle"

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  • 13
    Meet the Beatles! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    6,840
    3,338

    Meet the Beatles!

    All My Loving, Hold Me Tight

    "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

    "This Boy"

    "All My Loving"

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  • 14
    Sounds of Silence is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    6,183
    3,012

    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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  • 15
    Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    6,985
    3,446

    Quadrophenia

    I’ve Had Enough, The Punk and the Godfather

    "5.15"

    "Water"

    "Love, Reign o'er Me"

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  • 16
    Please Please Me is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    6,741
    3,324

    Please Please Me

    Please Please Me, A Taste of Honey

    "Love Me Do"

    "Please Please Me"

    "Misery"

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  • 17
    Green River is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    5,754
    2,827

    Green River

    Commotion, Cross‐Tie Walker

    "Bad Moon Rising"

    "Lodi"

    "Green River"

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  • 18
    Cosmo's Factory is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    5,562
    2,735

    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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  • 19
    My Generation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    5,712
    2,794

    My Generation

    Instant Party (Circles), Much Too Much
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  • 20
    Diamond Dogs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    4,405
    2,149

    Diamond Dogs

    Sweet Thing (reprise), We Are the Dead
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  • 21
    Morrison Hotel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    4,978
    2,444

    Morrison Hotel

    Maggie M’Gill, The Spy

    "You Make Me Real"

    "Roadhouse Blues"

    "The Spy"

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  • 22
    Beatles for Sale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    5,643
    2,744

    Beatles for Sale

    I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party, Medley: Kansas City / Hey‐Hey‐Hey‐Hey!

    "I'm a Loser"

    "No Reply"

    "I'll Follow the Sun"

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  • 23
    Transformer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    5,075
    2,476

    Transformer

    Hangin’ ’Round, New York Telephone Conversation
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  • 24
    Some Girls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    4,828
    2,370

    Some Girls

    Shattered, Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
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  • 25
    Willy and the Poor Boys is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All-Time
    4,252
    2,079

    Willy and the Poor Boys

    Side o’ the Road, Fortunate Sun
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