Greatest Albums The Greatest Albums of All Time  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
1.4M votes 44.8k voters 656.8k views 4,738 items
Ranker Video Greatest Albums Of All Time

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. 

So what are the best albums ever? How about the top albums of all time? Vote now!

list ordered by

1
11,792 8,735
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

2
10,672 5,673
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
9,784 5,023
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

4
8,657 5,858
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

5
7,863 4,952
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

6
7,806 4,332
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

7
5,746 4,882
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Who

8
6,942 5,944
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nirvana

9
5,920 4,090
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beach Boys

10
5,675 4,251
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors

11
6,084 3,897
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

12
5,951 4,652
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Fleetwood Mac

13
5,840 4,711
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

14
5,571 3,581
Are You Experienced is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Jimi Hendrix Experience

15
7,284 4,724
Wish You Were Here is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pink Floyd

16
5,373 3,563
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

17
5,174 3,899
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

18
4,788 4,328
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Clash

19
4,951 4,355
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

20
4,863 5,169
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

21
5,658 5,313
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Michael Jackson

22
4,433 4,609
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

23
4,400 3,188
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Jimi Hendrix Experience

24
4,283 3,125
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Rolling Stones

25
3,952 2,964
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Rolling Stones

26
3,674 4,506
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

27
4,172 3,781
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

28
3,267 2,593
Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Rolling Stones

29
3,976 4,040
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Black Sabbath

30
3,862 2,868
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

31
3,580 2,794
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

32
4,769 4,413
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Radiohead

33
3,663 3,076
The Velvet Underground & Nico is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nico, The Velvet Underground

34
3,461 2,896
Bridge Over Troubled Water is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Simon and Garfunkel

35
3,341 3,561
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

36
2,874 3,798
Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

37
3,822 4,362
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Guns N' Roses

38
3,342 2,637
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

39
3,379 3,632
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

40
3,161 2,489
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

41
2,608 3,216
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

42
2,609 2,542
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Bob Dylan

43
2,707 3,321
What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Marvin Gaye

44
2,611 3,490
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Van Halen

45
2,483 1,950
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

46
3,013 2,443
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors

47
2,584 2,066
Imagine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
John Lennon

48
2,732 3,373
Boston is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Boston

49
2,364 1,930
Beggar's Banquet is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Rolling Stones

50
2,769 2,437
In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time