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The Greatest Albums of All-Time

Updated February 3, 2020 5.1m votes 79.6k 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.

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  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1
    24,337
    11,125

    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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  • Abbey Road2
    21,937
    10,051

    Abbey Road

    Here Comes the Sun, Oh! Darling

    "Something"

    "Come Together"

    "Because"

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  • Revolver3
    18,174
    8,301

    Revolver

    Yellow Submarine, Taxman

    "Eleanor Rigby"

     "Yellow Submarine"

    "Here, There and Everywhere"

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  • Rubber Soul4
    15,004
    6,866

    Rubber Soul

    Drive My Car, If I Needed Someone

    "Drive My Car"

    "You Won't See Me"

    "Nowhere Man"

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  • Electric Ladyland5
    11,114
    5,379

    Electric Ladyland

    Little Miss Strange, Burning of the Midnight Lamp

    "All Along the Watchtower"

    "Crosstown Traffic"

    "Voodoo Chile [sic]"

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  • Houses of the Holy6
    9,987
    4,864

    Houses of the Holy

    The Ocean, The Crunge

    "Over the Hills and Far Away"

    "Dancing Days"

    "D'yer Mak'er" 

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  • Let It Bleed7
    9,881
    4,878

    Let It Bleed

    Midnight Rambler, Let It Bleed

    "Let It Bleed"

    "You Got the Silver"

    "Live with Me"

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  • Pet Sounds8
    14,849
    7,384

    Pet Sounds

    I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times, God Only Knows (live)

    "Caroline, No"

    "Sloop John B"

    "Wouldn't It Be Nice"

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  • The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars9
    13,646
    6,793

    "Starman"

    "Suffragette City"

    "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"

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  • The Velvet Underground & Nico10
    9,835
    4,904

    The Velvet Underground & Nico

    There She Goes Again, I’ll Be Your Mirror

    "All Tomorrow's Parties"

    "I'll Be Your Mirror"

    "Sunday Morning" 

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  • Magical Mystery Tour11
    9,152
    4,554

    "Magical Mystery Tour"

    "The Fool on the Hill"

    "Your Mother Should Know"

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  • Tommy12
    8,529
    4,241

    Tommy

    Sally Simpson, I’m Free

    "Pinball Wizard"

    "Dogs (Part Two)"

    "I'm Free"

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  • Exile on Main St.13
    9,132
    4,562

    Exile on Main St.

    Soul Survivor, Shine a Light

    "Tumbling Dice"

    "Sweet Black Angel"

    "Happy"

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  • Help!14
    7,851
    3,898

    Help!

    Yesterday, Another Girl

    "Ticket to Ride"

    "Help!"

    "You're Going to Lose That Girl"

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  • In the Court of the Crimson King15
    8,123
    4,043

    In the Court of the Crimson King

    21st Century Schizoid Man (including Mirrors), Moonchild (including The Dream and The Illusion)

    "The Court of the Crimson King"

    "Epitaph"

    "21st Century Schizoid Man"

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  • Please Please Me16
    7,119
    3,553

    Please Please Me

    Please Please Me, A Taste of Honey

    "Love Me Do"

    "Please Please Me"

    "Misery"

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  • Hunky Dory17
    7,227
    3,603

    Hunky Dory

    Quicksand, The Bewlay Brothers

    "Changes"

    "Andy Warhol"

    "Life on Mars"

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  • Quadrophenia18
    7,335
    3,663

    Quadrophenia

    I’ve Had Enough, The Punk and the Godfather

    "5.15"

    "Water"

    "Love, Reign o'er Me"

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  • Beggar's Banquet19
    6,612
    3,298

    Beggar's Banquet

    Sympathy for the Devil, Stray Cat Blues

    "Street Fighting Man"

    "No Expectations"

    "Jigsaw Puzzle"

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  • Cosmo's Factory20
    5,867
    2,914

    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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  • Meet the Beatles!21
    7,212
    3,589

    Meet the Beatles!

    All My Loving, Hold Me Tight

    "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

    "This Boy"

    "All My Loving"

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  • Green River22
    6,065
    3,017

    Green River

    Commotion, Cross‐Tie Walker

    "Bad Moon Rising"

    "Lodi"

    "Green River"

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  • Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers23
    7,301
    3,629

    "Is This Love"

    "Three Little Birds"

    "Get Up, Stand Up"

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  • Beatles for Sale24
    5,971
    2,950

    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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  • Sounds of Silence25
    6,520
    3,237

    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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