Best Albums of All Time

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281 Violator - Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode was and is one of the most influential bands of all time, and with this album they reached their highest peak. Dave Gahan sang Personal Jesus like lost in the desert of his own consciousness, like a faithless plea of salvation and forgiveness, so deliciously alien, yet so familiar, that you felt the lyric of Martin L. Gore penetrating your very soul, I could go deeper and deeper on every song, as they're as good as Jesus, but there's a lack of space and time, so I'll just close by saying: Listen to it, you won't regret it.

Simply the best. That's all there's to say. Listen to it and you won't regret it. Ever

282 Hysteria - Def Leppard

The Beatles, Stones, the Who, Zeppelin, and Floyd albums deserve their respective places on this list because of their great song writing and backing music. They all stand alone but on the next level a band like definitely Leppard leads the charge. They had several great albums, led by Hysteria, an album that has been underrated due to it's connection to the hair band era. It had six hit singles and the fillers were nearly as good. How many albums out there can you say that about? This should be at least a top 75 album.

One of the Staples of 80's Rock. Def Leppard Blew down the doors in 87 with this album. For a while they were the biggest band in the world.

This album should take the place of Pet Sounds at the top and Pet Sounds should be way down here where Def Leppard is. - frankmartin

Definitely deserves top 10.

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283 Legend - Bob Marley

I love this album, but compilations have always an obvious advantage, picking the artist's best songs. Should be in separate list 'Best Compilations'.

Why is a Hollywood Unread album higher? - 445956

284 Phobia - Breaking Benjamin

Every song in this album is great -including-diary of jane, breath, had enough and others

The most flawless album to date.

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285 Out of the Blue - Electric Light Orchestra

A revelation when it was first released, concerto for a rainy day stills sends shivers down my spine, nearly thirty years on

This album should be up there with The Beatles and Pink Floyd. Very melodic, well produced, timeless, - frankmartin

Deserves in top 25 at least

This would be ELO's magnum opus, a Beatle's Abbey Road or Sgt. Pepper. Seventeen creations being the work of one man. A good many of the top listed albums had more than one writer. Songs like Mr. Blue Sky, Sweet Talking' Woman, Turn To Stone... - frankmartin

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286 Absolution - Muse

Time is Running Out, Hysteria, Stockholm Syndrome, Sing for Absolution, Fury, and Bitterflies and Hurricanes - they're just my favourites. - LaurenLauren

Best album ever by Muse and until I'm convinced otherwise, the best album ever. Every single song on this album sounds fantastic from Apocalyse Please to Fury (the bonus track).

287 British Steel - Judas Priest

What?!?!?! One of the greatest albums in history is 280?!

288 Sign 'O' the Times - Prince

Sign O The Times, you Got The Look, Adore, Housequake, If I Was Your Girlfriend, Hot Thing, I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man, Strange Relationship, The Cross. Some of the best of Prince

289 Get Rich or Die Tryin' - 50 Cent

Released for only a few years ago and is already a classic!

One of the best albums I've ever heard. It is 8x platinum and one of the best rap albums. Singles Like In the Club make it a success. Other songs like : 21 Questions, P.I.M.P, Many Men, Patiently Waiting, And What up gangsta are great

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290 Endtroducing... - DJ Shadow

I listened to The Mountain Will Fall just yesterday, and the semi-enjoyable calamity that that album was only made this one better. It's an electronic classic. It's soothing, calm, focused, tight, subdued, and authentic. There's only a few minor gripes I have with this album: the song Untitled (not exactly horrible, but there's only four bars and they are of someone complimenting the butts and eyes of six different sisters), the fact that this record ends up toppling itself after a while, -- and even then is still enjoyable -- and the fact that this is an album of samples, but even then it's all very cleverly used.

I'm thinking a decent 9/10, and my highest of recommendations. - WonkeyDude98

291 Rising - Rainbow

The Blackmore-Dio-Powell axis at their creative peak. Legendary music. - Matt74

292 Reckless - Bryan Adams

FANTASTIC Album by a FANTASTIC singer. - jessiebrownx

One of the best pop rock albums of the 1980s and made even better by seven extra tracks on the deluxe reissue. - frankmartin

293 Pink Friday - Nicki Minaj

This album Is the best album from any female rapper to ever exist. Sold nearly 4 million copies and has the hit singles "super bass" and "your love".


It's really a big shame that NIcki Minaj can't go back to her old self. It was so much better...

This was absolutely amazing back then. Now we have crap like The Pinkprint.

She should seriously go back to being the 2010 self since she was a
four-star artist back then. Now she dropped to a one-star which is pissing me off because I know Nicki can do better.

But overall. 4/5 - AlphaQ

294 Dangerous - Michael Jackson

Its Michael jackson and what more do you need? Give into me, who is it, remember the time, dangerous! Greatest songs of the 90s. Anybody who can be discreet enough to see through an artist with his art will love this classic album

Always the king of pop

So what happened to this album? It got forgotten because MJ fans all wanted Thriller. - frankmartin

Michael Jackson en estado puro.

295 Madman Across the Water - Elton John

Just an all out EJ piano fest back when he just played the music and hadn't really started his quest for the pop crown. - frankmartin

296 Sea Change - Beck
297 Atlas: Space 2 - Sleeping at Last
298 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Pink Floyd

I have great respect for the albums listed on this site and it has given me the opportunity to reflect on my past and change my thoughts and reshuffle my own personal top 100 or so favorite albums of all time. I will not try convince you that this is the best album of all time because I don't believe it is. I will however suggest that you give it a spin. You may be pleasantly surprised by what you hear. It's a different Pink Floyd than you hear on the radio. Syd was a genius and formed the foundation of what we have loved from Roger, David, Richard and Nick since his departure.

This a pretty good album.

299 Lonerism - Tame Impala
300 Hot Rats - Frank Zappa

Deserves to be way higher on this list - Jiorl

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