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The Greatest Albums of All Time  

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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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list ordered by
1
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pink Floyd

"Money" 

"Any Colour You Like"

"Us and Them"

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

"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

"Fixing a Hole"

3
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

"Something"

"Come Together"

"Because"

4
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

"Black Dog"  

"Misty Mountain Hop"

"Rock and Roll"

5
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

"Back in the U.S.S.R."

"Glass Onion"

"Wild Honey Pie"

6
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

"Eleanor Rigby"

 "Yellow Submarine"

"Here, There and Everywhere"

7
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nirvana

"Smells Like Teen Spirit"

"Come as You Are"

"Lithium"

8
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Who

"Won't Get Fooled Again"

"Baba O'Riley"

"Behind Blue Eyes"

9
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
David Bowie

"Starman"

"Suffragette City"

"Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"

10
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Fleetwood Mac

"Go Your Own Way"

"Dreams"

"Don't Stop"

11
Are You Experienced is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Jimi Hendrix Experience

"Foxy Lady"

"Can You See Me"

"Love or Confusion"

12
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beach Boys

"Caroline, No"

"Sloop John B"

"Wouldn't It Be Nice"

13
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors

"Break On Through (To the Other Side)"

"Light My Fire"

"The Crystal Ship"

14
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Clash

"London Calling"

"Clampdown"

"Train in Vain"

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

"Have a Cigar" 

"Welcome to the Machine"

"Wish You Were Here"

16
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

"Drive My Car"

"You Won't See Me"

"Nowhere Man"

17
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

"Good Times Bad Times" 

"Communication Breakdown"

"You Shook Me"

18
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Queen

"Bohemian Rhapsody"

"Love of My Life"

"You're My Best Friend"

19
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

"Whole Lotta Love"

"Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)"

"Thank You"

20
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Radiohead

"Paranoid Android"

"Karma Police"

"Lucky"

21
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
U2

"With or Without You"

"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"

"Where the Streets Have No Name"

22
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
AC/DC

"You Shook Me All Night Long"

"Hells Bells"

"Back in Black"

23
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Michael Jackson

"The Girl Is Mine"

"Billie Jean"

"Beat It"

24
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Eagles

"New Kid in Town"

"Hotel California"

"Life in the Fast Lane"

25
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Jimi Hendrix Experience

"All Along the Watchtower"

"Crosstown Traffic"

"Voodoo Chile [sic]"