Albums from the 21st Century that Should Be on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time but Aren't

I know, this list is inspired from Martin_Canine's songs list.

The Top Ten

1 Lateralus - Tool

Lateralus is one of Alternative Metal's greatest albums. It surprises me it's not on the list. - Mumbizz01

Thank you for putting this at #1. It's seriously one of the greatest albums of this century. - cjWriter1997

One of the best albums of all time, no question about it.

2 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

This album proves to you that some mainstream hip-hop can't be bad after all. - Mumbizz01

It should replace Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on the list.

#353 on the 2012 edition - djpenquin999

My bad. I did my perfect research on a website called "Genius" And I must of not noticed. Sorry 'bout that. - Mumbizz01

3 Illinois - Sufjan Stevens
4 To Be Kind - Swans

This is an severely overlooked album. Not many know about this album except people who like more obscure music genres. But this is probably one of the most atmospheric, chilling and creative experiences I have ever heard. - cjWriter1997

5 Blackstar - David Bowie

Although it was great it was made after the list was compiled so it could not have been included.

Blackstar was the final album by Bowie just before he died two days later. And this was his swan song. Deserves to be on the list. - Mumbizz01

6 MBV - My Bloody Valentine

This was the first album in such a long time by My Bloody Valentine. Should be on the list. - Mumbizz01

7 Madvilliany - Madvillian
8 Blackwater Park - Opeth
9 Dopethrone - Electric Wizard
10 Merriweather Post Pavilion - Animal Collective

The Contenders

11 Mutter - Rammstein

Not only was this album a massive blockbuster in their home country, it was also a huge hit internationally and with "Mein Herz brennt" and "Sonne" has two of their best known songs. It also had great reviews. Please, a Rammstein album should be on the list. If not "Sehnsucht", then "Mutter". - Martin_Canine

12 Epic - Blood on the Dance Floor
13 Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven - Godspeed You! Black Emperor

The fact that it's on neither makes me want to break things. - djpenquin999

14 The Eminem Show - Eminem

Had songs like "Sing for the Moment", "Cleaning Out My Closet", "Till I Colapse" and "Without Me" and is considered one of Eminem's greatest. - Martin_Canine

15 21 - Adele

I am very sure this album will become a classic in the future.
Adele is generally acclaimed by critics and both mainstream and indie audiences of every age and gender. Adele is a great songwriter and has a certain nostalgic charm but nevertheless is very modern. - Martin_Canine

16 Bangerz - Miley Cyrus
17 Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven - Kid Cudi
18 The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
19 My World 2.0 - Justin Bieber


20 Honest - Future
21 Sremmlife - Rae Sremmurd
22 Sremmlife 2 - Rae Sremmurd
23 Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz - Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz - Miley Cyrus
24 My World - Justin Bieber
25 Lulu - Metallica and Lou Reed
26 Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - Nicki Minaj
27 Take Me Home - One Direction
28 Train Does Led Zeppelin II - Train
29 Fortune - Chris Brown
30 Angelic 2 the Core - Corey Feldman
31 Shades of Purple - M2m

While it was not such a smash hit commercially, it was a critical darling (rightfully so), and the duo was already hailed as the next big pop stars - but after their second album, they disbanded. - Martin_Canine

32 Blink-182 - Blink-182
33 The Rising - Bruce Springsteen
34 The 59 Sound - Gaslight Anthem
35 The Fame - Lady Gaga
36 The Fame Monster - Lady Gaga
37 Born This Way - Lady Gaga
38 Artpop - Lady Gaga
39 Joanne - Lady Gaga
40 Audacious - Cupcakke
41 C** Cake - Cupcakke
42 Queen Elizabitch - Cupcakke
43 Halcyon Days - Ellie Goulding
44 Sit Still, Look Pretty - Daya
45 Memories... Do Not Open - The Chainsmokers
46 Siberia - Lights
47 The Listening - Lights
48 Bright Lights - Ellie Goulding
49 24k Magic - Bruno Mars
50 Fallen - Evanescence
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