Best Albums of All Time

Artists work around the clock to craft somewhere between seven and 15 songs that they think sound pretty good together. Throw them all together and you just might go triple platinum. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.


History Volume 1 - Michael Jackson

He is the king! long live the king! I love you

This is awesome I love my baby the king of thanks michael


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2Thriller - Michael Jackson


It includes Human nature my favorite Michael's song

3 words - Too High To Get Over! Thats 5 words acutally.. me and my poor math!

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3Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

The original concept album - revolutionary in the 1960's and beyond. It is the gold standard by which all other albumns are judged.

Social impact unchallenged

Pure genius...

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4The Fragile - Nine Inch Nails
5Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys

Such a masterpiece, nothing else can give you mixed feelings somewhere between tranquility, melancholy, and hopefulness. Brian Wilson is the man.

Brittney Spears above the Beach Boys? WTF? You people are flipping morons

6Antichrist Superstar - Marilyn Manson
7Revolver - The Beatles

Simply awe inspiring.

to me the best because it shows the raw talent and deversity of the beatles

8Origin of Symmetry - Muse
9Mezzanine - Massive Attack
10Sigh No More - Mumford & Sons Listen to sample


11Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
12Amnesiac - Radiohead
13Rubber Soul - The Beatles
14Eden - Sarah Brightman

This is truly her best album. It is an absolute evergreen you can listen to a million times without getting tired of. Whenever I introduce a new person to her I show them Eden because it really shows everything in her vocal range and is really touching to the listener.

Eden is a truly incredible work. Nothing by anyone else has ever even come close to this level of beauty and raw emotion. This is by far the best thing I have heard in my life, no quetions asked.

I love Eden

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1513 - Blur
16What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
17Machina: The Machines of God - Smashing Pumpkins
18Exile on Main Street - The Rolling Stones
19London Calling - The Clash
2010,000 Days - Tool
21The Secret - Marie Picasso
22Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
23The Dark Side of the Spoon - Ministry
24Dangerous - Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson is the King of Music!

This is my favorite album!


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25Bad - Michael Jackson

I love all of MJ's music...but I think Bad is the best album


I love you MJ


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26Around the Fur - Deftones
27The Beatles (The White Album) - The Beatles
28Return Home - Vitas

Explain why I voted?
Can I? I wish I could find the most suitable word to describe in the rightest way how his powerful voice is? His voice is diamond and with the sensitive, beautiful soul, he creates a Legend. About this album, it deserves to be voted millions times


Ah, Vitas is so wonderful... what can I say? Too wonderful for words. I love the way he sings Opernaya, and really, everything on this album.

It is really like a home for me. Whenever I feel weak , feel depressed , feel out of temper , I will listen to Vitas's Return Home. It consoles me , comforts me , and I always feel refreshed and strong after hearing his song. How I owe my most pleasure to you , dear Vitas!

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29Appetite For Destruction - Guns N' Roses

Numero uno! They were the best band of the 90's until Axl had a huge ego trip. Still, I love all of them-Duff, Izzy, Matt, Slash and Rose. GnR lives on in my heart and appetite lives on in my mind.

They are like greatest rock band ever. love old Guns n' Roses. they were original and creative. They have their own style. I love them so much.

this should be number 1

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30Nevermind - Nirvana

Okay, listen to Lithium, Territorial Pissings, and Drain You, come back, then you'll be amazed.

no one can explainn what is so good in this album.
everyone just love it.
such a great band, such a great KURT.
In addition, it was the first grung album in the world!

Best Album Ever, Loved all the songs, 5 Stars, R. I. P. Kurt

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31A Night At The Opera - Queen

AMAZING album. Just simply the greatest. Nobody will ever beat Queen, they had such amazing talent.

An album that will be remembered forever!
Go Queen!

best ever

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32The Wall - Pink Floyd

The Wall should be #1 on this list... from the looks of this list you people are missing out on a lot of great music

No contest... next question?

pathetic list. Give respect to the trully great albums!

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33Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

Apparantly Britney Spears' album is better than DSOTM. Gentlemen, we live in dark times.

Easily the greatest album of all time. Not a wasted note

Best LP of All Time...

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34Hotel California - Eagles

Grew up with these guys, Joe Walsh great guitarist still unreconized. Don Henley added the voice. Hotel California was there best but i believe every album is great.


The one Eagles album where you can play it over and over again.. Joe Walsh adds a distinct guitar sound!

35Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi

Bon jovi is my idol, his lyrics is so cool

this is one of the greatest albums the world has ever been blessed with how is it not in the top ten?


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36In The Zone - Britney Spears

In The Zone showed the evolution of a teen girl into a woman, where she explored not only her sexuality but the new highs she took pop music into. This album is classic pop, where an iconic artist took pop music somewhere it has never been before.

each of her albums are amazing. I'm still waiting for her new song.

pop music perfection

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37Led Zeppelin IV (Zoso) - Led Zeppelin

Just amazing.

There are no words to describe this music! It is absolutely perfect and it gives me goose bumps every time I listen to it! Led Zeppelin will rock forever!

are you kiddin' me? 18? maaan!

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38Joshua Tree - U2

Classic album that saw U2 become the mega band they still are. In 1987, NOONE could touch these guys, they were truly the only band that mattered.

Each song on this album meshes so well with the other songs. This album is more of a mood than a collection of songs. It's proof that a great album is more than just a bunch of great songs. It's a collection of great songs that works perfectly together.

This album has so many great songs. It should be further up there

39Metallica (The Black Album) - Metallica

Metallica deserves to be in top 5! Michael Jackson isn't the only singer in the world! Nirvana deserves a better place, AC/DC, and The Beatles too!

Its Metallica. What else is there to be said?

Black album is always gunna be 1 of the greatest albums ever


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40Ten - Pearl Jam

It's an intense orgy of amazing and grunge

"Every single song on this album is incredible. Brilliant album.

Alive, Black, Once, Jeremy, Why go, Porch, Garden, Oceans, Release... Come on- Give me an album with more #1's?

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41Let Go - Avril Lavigne

shes just her own person. just like Amy Lee. Expect Avril has more "POP" in her music. Plus I love her hair! =D

Best album of all time
She was just 16 years old when she created this album!!! How cool and amazing


42The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
43Back in Black - AC/DC

Possibly their greatest album, and it proved that the loss of Bon Scott wouldn't stop AC/DC


44Whitesnake - Whitesnake

Top 3 in this list are Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the moon and the Wall, also Sgt Pepper's by The beatles. I vote for Whitesnake self titled 'cause it deserve a higher rank.

45A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay

Their music is magical. Especially this album, every track is a classic.


This album is not for entertainment, but for those who listen by their hearts

46Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold

this the best album... and the afterlife solo oh! my God.. it's out of this world

47Crash - Dave Matthews Band
48Rumours - Fleetwood Mac

Pure perfection! Everything you could want from an album. It takes you through an aray of emotions... aaaah it's just the best album ever. WHY IS BRITNEY BEATING THE MAC?!

The best album of all time from the best band of all time

49Boston - Boston

Fantastic vocals

Best of the best

50Britney - Britney Spears

i love you

I agree that this album of Britney Spears is amazing!!! but now she’s a total DISASTER!!
sorry but that’s really the truth..


Britney was the first album on which Spears assumed some creative control co-writing five of the album’s tracks. It had a successful debut at number one in the U.S. selling 745,744 units during its first week, and making her the only female artist in SoundScan history to have her first three albums debut at number one.The album fared well with critics such as All Music Guide who gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars describing the album’s title tracks as being "pivotal moments on Britney Spears’ third album, the record where she strives to deepen her persona, making it more adult while still recognizably Britney.

51Use Your Illusion II - Guns N' Roses
52Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette

no wonder, no matter how many times I listen to it, it still rocks! the best ever album.. my medicine..

The best album of all time!

53Fallen - Evanescence

Amy Lee's voice is just great

54Grace - Jeff Buckley

Should be top ten

55Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

Born To Run carries all the feelings teenagers have always felt and will always feel. There's despair, wanderlust, yearning and desire. Just sit down, close your eyes and let yourself fall in that wall of sound and poetry!

56The Best Damn Thing - Avril Lavigne

most catchy songs

The best album of all time


57Use Your Illusion I - Guns N' Roses

is where there legendary start... best4ever...

58Carnival Ride - Carrie Underwood

An album which can represents the rising power of female country singers!

59Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins

one of the greatest albums of the 90s

60The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill
61Pleasureman - G√ľnther

The best album ever!

62King - T.I.

The best rap album ever...

63Alive! - KISS


The Best Album Ever! It's None Over and Many Under! Jonas Brothers go Home!

64Paranoid - Black Sabbath

You have to put Black Sabbath's Paranoid up there with the greatest albums of all time for the number of artists that have cited that band and that album as an influence. This album was way ahead of its time.


65American Idiot - Green Day
66How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - U2
67The Colour and Shape - Foo Fighters
68Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart
69Pure - Hayley Westenra

The highest selling debut album from a classical artist, the title defines Hayley's angelic voice, impeccable interpretation and unique tracklist.

70Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones
71Fragile - Yes

Most Albums have one or two tracks which stand out from the rest. This album has nine. It also has nine total tracks. Every song is a masterpiece in and of itself, and they fit together perfectly on the album to create pure perfection.


72Cosmic Thing - B-52's

Best party album ever

73Pretty Hate Machine - Nine Inch Nails
74Faust - Faust
75The Good Son - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
76Forever Changes - Love
77City of Evil - Avenged Sevenfold

Amazing Album from beginning to end. Covers everything from Metal to Ballads


78The Black Halo - Kamelot
79Abbey Road - The Beatles
80Sacrament - Lamb of God
81The Division Bell - Pink Floyd

Listen to coming back to life


Listen to coming back to life, great song by pink floyd, this song is not just a song its more than that


82Twin Infinitives - Royal Trux

A terrifying and compelling journey through the drug-addled minds of two souls spiraling into oblivion.

83The Parable of Arable Land - The Red Krayola

One of the most creative albums ever made, Parable is a compositional masterwork. The songs are bookended by "free-form freakouts" which have been weaved into the music. The result is a dizzying but highly gratifying experience.

84Lorca - Tim Buckley
85Y - The Pop Group
86Fare Forward Voyagers - John Fahey
87Third - Soft Machine
88Like Vines - The Hush Sound
89Moby Grape - Moby Grape
90Alias I - Dirk Hamilton
91Thug Of Love- Dirk Hamilton
92Moondance - Van Morrison
93Distant Relatives - Nas & Damian Marley

A very positive album with great songs about Africa with best voices of Rap & Hip Hop and Reggae, one of the greatest collaborative albums of ALL TIME!


94The Cars - The Cars
95Candy-O - The Cars
96In Utero - Nirvana
97Marquee Moon - Television
98Illmatic - Nas
99The Bodyguard - Whitney Houston
100Rock Bottom - Robert Wyatt

The most emotional ever made. This miracle of an album is beyond words.

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This list was created on March 31, 2007 and has been voted on over 16,000 times. This list contains 101 items, has been remixed 1 times.