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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. 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.

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

The 300 Best Albums of the 00's The Best Concert Movies Streaming on Hulu

2
+ - 4,162 2,198
Abbey Road 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Abbey Road The Beatles

3
+ - 3,904 2,178
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

4
+ - 3,934 2,394
Led Zeppelin IV 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

5
+ - 3,441 2,111
The White Album 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The White Album The Beatles

6
+ - 3,163 1,836
Revolver 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Revolver The Beatles

7
+ - 2,761 2,089
Led Zeppelin 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

8
+ - 3,201 1,960
Wish You Were Here 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd

9
+ - 2,362 2,208
Who's Next 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Who's Next The Who

10
+ - 2,429 1,760
Rubber Soul 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles

11
+ - 2,391 2,033
The Doors 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Doors The Doors

12
+ - 2,147 1,679
Are You Experienced 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Are You Experienced The Jimi Hendrix Experience

13
+ - 2,429 1,764
Led Zeppelin II 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin

14
+ - 2,301 1,967
Rumours 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

15
+ - 2,008 1,686
Pet Sounds 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time The Worst Albums by Great Bands

16
+ - 2,706 2,746
Nevermind 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana

17
+ - 2,239 1,850
A Night at the Opera 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

18
+ - 2,388 2,470
Back in Black 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

19
+ - 1,886 1,691
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

20
+ - 2,053 1,841
Physical Graffiti 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin

21
+ - 1,782 1,575
Electric Ladyland 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

22
+ - 1,904 2,148
London Calling 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
London Calling The Clash

23
+ - 1,884 1,965
Paranoid 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Paranoid Black Sabbath

24
+ - 1,798 1,665
Sticky Fingers 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones

25
+ - 2,058 2,221
Hotel California 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

26
+ - 2,253 2,487
Thriller 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Thriller Michael Jackson

27
+ - 1,928 1,683
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

28
+ - 1,601 1,650
Let It Bleed 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

29
+ - 1,742 1,745
Led Zeppelin III 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin

The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

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+ - 1,767 2,103
The Joshua Tree 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

31
+ - 1,492 1,496
Bridge Over Troubled Water 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel

32
+ - 1,521 1,615
OK Computer 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
OK Computer Radiohead

33
+ - 1,584 1,550
Houses of the Holy 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin

34
+ - 1,118 1,268
Exile on Main St. 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones

35
+ - 1,433 1,790
Born to Run 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

36
+ - 1,855 2,127
Appetite for Destruction 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

37
+ - 1,317 1,501
Highway 61 Revisited 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

38
+ - 1,439 1,450
Tommy 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tommy The Who, London Symphony Orchestra

39
+ - 1,427 1,562
Moving Pictures 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

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+ - 279 112
Tomorrow Is Yesterday 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Tomorrow Is Yesterday The Arcana - Musical style is alternative rock and melodic pop, with a spritz of funk and psychedelia.

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+ - 1,173 1,415
What's Going On 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
What's Going On Marvin Gaye

42
+ - 1,518 1,453
At Folsom Prison 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

43
+ - 1,249 1,441
The Velvet Underground & Nico 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
The Velvet Underground & Nico Nico, The Velvet Underground

The Best Albums of the 2000s The Best '60s Kung Fu Movies

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+ - 1,180 1,154
Magical Mystery Tour 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time

45
+ - 1,185 1,337
Ten 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Ten Pearl Jam

46
+ - 1,322 1,703
Van Halen 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Van Halen Van Halen

47
+ - 930 859
Quadrophenia 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Quadrophenia The Who

48
+ - 1,130 1,112
Aqualung 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Aqualung Jethro Tull

49
+ - 1,208 1,272
Machine Head 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Machine Head Deep Purple

50
+ - 1,204 1,190
Animals 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd