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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
11,798 8,744
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

2
10,680 5,675
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

3
9,794 5,027
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

4
8,663 5,863
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

5
7,870 4,957
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

6
7,815 4,334
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

7
5,751 4,884
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Who

8
6,949 5,948
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nirvana

9
5,929 4,090
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beach Boys

10
5,679 4,256
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors

11
5,958 4,656
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Fleetwood Mac

12
6,092 3,899
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Beatles

13
5,843 4,716
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

14
5,578 3,583
Are You Experienced is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Jimi Hendrix Experience

15
7,287 4,731
Wish You Were Here is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pink Floyd

16
5,377 3,564
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

17
5,179 3,903
Led Zeppelin II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

18
4,793 4,330
London Calling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Clash

19
4,954 4,360
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

20
4,867 5,173
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

21
5,661 5,318
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Michael Jackson

22
4,437 4,614
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

23
4,286 3,129
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Rolling Stones

24
4,406 3,190
Electric Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Jimi Hendrix Experience

25
3,955 2,967
Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Rolling Stones

26
3,675 4,511
The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

27
3,272 2,595
Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Rolling Stones

28
4,176 3,786
Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

29
3,978 4,045
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Black Sabbath

30
3,868 2,870
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

31
3,585 2,797
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

32
4,771 4,419
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Radiohead

33
3,669 3,079
The Velvet Underground & Nico is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nico, The Velvet Underground

34
3,467 2,897
Bridge Over Troubled Water is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Simon and Garfunkel

35
3,344 3,566
Led Zeppelin III is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin

36
2,874 3,806
Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

37
3,824 4,369
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Guns N' Roses

38
3,345 2,640
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

39
3,381 3,638
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

40
3,166 2,493
Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

41
2,611 3,222
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

42
2,611 2,548
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Bob Dylan

43
2,709 3,327
What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Marvin Gaye

44
2,617 3,494
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Van Halen

45
2,486 1,952
Disraeli Gears is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

46
3,017 2,446
L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors

47
2,589 2,069
Imagine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
John Lennon

48
2,736 3,377
Boston is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Boston

49
2,368 1,932
Beggar's Banquet is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Rolling Stones

50
2,567 1,945
Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Who