Albums You Would Add to Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time


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21 Heaven On Earth - Belinda Carlisle

One of the greatest albums in pop industry. Singles "Heaven Is a Place on Earth", "Circle in the Sand" and "I Get Weak" were/are memorable - Irina2932

22 Rising - Rainbow
23 Cold Fact - Rodriguez

Everyone who has seen "Searching for Sugar Man" knows this forgotten masterpiece all too well. If only the documentary was released earlier, maybe it would have made it onto that list. "Cold Fact" deserves to be a classic. In every way. It needs to be in one list with "Nevermind" or "The Wall". Actually, most South Africans would add it to a list of the greatest classics of music history without hesitating, as there it is considered a must-hear album for everyone. But neither in the States nor in Europe Rodriguez has been given the credit he deserves. The first of only two albums the American singer-songwriter released in the early 70s, this disc contains 12 songs of strong melody, perfectly blending folk with rock with 70s pop and more (for folk, there are too many instruments), with lyrics that feature themes of drug addiction, self pity, angst, rebellion and more in the most poetic of ways. It is simply an album that is perfect in every way that wouldn't have lost any of its charms ...more - Martin_Canine

24 The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
25 Secrets - Toni Braxton

Thanks to this album, she became one of the most important artists of the 90's - Irina2932

26 Definitely Maybe - Oasis

Rolling Stone magazine is a joke if DM wasn't on the list! - Monners55

27 Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull

I am absolutely flabbergasted.
This may well be the best album of all time.
Shame on you, Rolling Stone voters.

Agreed, Poetry, Art, Ian Anderson Is Genius. Definitely One Of The Greatest Albums Of All Time For Sure.

28 Close to the Edge - Yes

How did they not put Fragile in the list...Its complete joke

29 Once - Nightwish
30 The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Various Artists
31 Damned Damned Damned - The Damned
32 Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
33 Moving Pictures - Rush
34 Excitable Boy - Warren Zevon

Should totally be in the top 50

Should be in the top 50!

35 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel

This album deserves to be on there for it's influence alone.

36 Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin
37 Love at First Sting - Scorpions

Wonderful Heavy Metal/Hard Rock album. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and "Still Loving You" are marvelous songs. The whole album is fantastic - Irina2932

38 Selling England by the Pound - Genesis

A masterpiece"!

39 The Eminem Show - Eminem
40 Come On Over - Shania Twain

This powerful woman put Country music on much higher level with this album. So many brilliant hits were released - "You're Still the One", "From This Moment on", "That Don't Impress Me Much", "Man! I Feel Like a Woman! ", "Don't Be Stupid"... To name a few - Irina2932

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