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The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time 

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Updated August 19, 2019 8k votes 1.2k voters 18.1k views

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

The Rolling Stones are rock legends, with one of the best male rock singers (Mick Jagger), and one of the best guitarists (Keith Richards) of all time. They're widely hailed as one of the best rock bands in the history of rock and roll. List of the best Rolling Stones albums, including pictures of the album covers. This Rolling Stones discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Rolling Stones albums can be found at the top of the list.

To make it easy for you, we haven't included The Rolling Stones singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Rolling Stones album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Rolling Stones album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Rolling Stones album of all time, this list will answer your questions. It includes Let It Bleed, Exile on Main St., Some Girls, and more. This list of popular Rolling Stones CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1971); Tracks: You Gotta Move, Bitch & Dead Flowers

Producer: Jimmy Miller

Length (mins): 00:46:26

Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Rock and roll, Roots rock, + more

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Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1972); Tracks: Soul Survivor, Shine a Light & I Just Want to See His Face

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Country, Blues-rock, Rock and roll, + more

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#17 of 3,542 The Greatest Albums of All-Time #85 of 621 The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time #87 of 403 The Greatest Album Covers of All Time

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Let It Bleed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1969); Tracks: Midnight Rambler, Let It Bleed & Live With Me

Label: London Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Rock and roll, Roots rock, + more

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#9 of 3,542 The Greatest Albums of All-Time #60 of 621 The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time #22 of 403 The Greatest Album Covers of All Time

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Beggar's Banquet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1968); Tracks: Sympathy for the Devil, Stray Cat Blues & Salt of the Earth

Producer: Jimmy Miller

Length (mins): 00:40:37

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Roots rock, + more

5
Some Girls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1978); Tracks: Shattered, Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) & Lies

Genres (Music): Rock music, Country, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Rock and roll, + more

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6
Aftermath is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1966); Tracks: Think, Stupid Girl & I Am Waiting

Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham

Length (mins): 00:53:47

Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

7
Tattoo You is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1981); Tracks: Hang Fire, Neighbours & Heaven

Genres (Music): Rock music, Hard rock, Rock and roll

8
Goats Head Soup is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1973); Tracks: Angie, Hide Your Love & Silver Train

Producer: Jimmy Miller

Length (mins): 00:46:47

Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Rock and roll, Funk, + more

9
Between the Buttons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1967); Tracks: Please Go Home, Cool & Calm & Collected

Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham

Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Baroque pop

10
Out of Our Heads is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1965); Tracks: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man & The Spider and the Fly

Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham

Length (mins): 00:34:01

Label: London Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Rock and roll

11
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
12
Black and Blue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1976); Tracks: Fool to Cry, Hey Negrita & Hot Stuff

Length (mins): 00:41:41

Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Jazz, Reggae, + more

13
Their Satanic Majesties ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1967); Tracks: Sing This All Together (See What Happens), The Lantern & Sing This All Together

Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Experimental rock, Psychedelic pop

14
Between the Buttons UK ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
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12 x 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1964); Tracks: 2120 South Michigan Avenue, Susie Q & Empty Heart

Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham

Length (mins): 00:32:26

Label: London Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues-rock

16
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
17
Flowers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
18
Voodoo Lounge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1994); Tracks: The Worst, Suck on the Jugular & Thru and Thru

Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Rock and roll, Roots rock

19
December's Children (And... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1965); Tracks: Talkin’ About You, As Tears Go By & You Better Move On

Length (mins): 00:30:08

Label: London Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Rock and roll

20
Emotional Rescue is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1980); Tracks: Send It to Me, Where the Boys Go & Emotional Rescue

Length (mins): 00:41:20

Genres (Music): Rock music

21
Steel Wheels is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1989); Tracks: Almost Hear You Sigh, Break the Spell & Hold On to Your Hat

Producer: Chris Kimsey

Length (mins): 00:53:05

Genres (Music): Rock music, Hard rock

22
The Rolling Stones, Now!... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1965); Tracks: Surprise, Surprise & Down Home Girl

Label: London Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues-rock

23
Blue & Lonesome is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
24
The Rolling Stones No. 2... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (1965); Tracks: Down the Road Apiece, Down Home Girl & Susie Q

Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues-rock, Rock and roll

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A Bigger Bang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rolling Stones Albums of All Time
By The Rolling Stones (2005); Tracks: Rough Justice, This Place Is Empty & Driving Too Fast

Producer: Don Was, Don Was & The Glimmer Twins

Length (mins): 01:04:25

Label: Virgin Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Rock and roll, Punk blues