Best Albums of All Time

The Contenders: Page 4

61 Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon

The most emotional experience you can have with a piece of music

51? Are you guys out of your mind? this is the album that got John Lennon to continue making music for us! - Mumbizz01

I would put this up there with Sargent Peppers and Revolver. Simply amazing. - jefflebowski

62 Ganging Up On the Sun - Guster Ganging Up On the Sun - Guster

Not my personal pick (Which is a tie between Pink Floyd's The Wall and Queen's A Night At The Opera,) But I'm still really happy to see Guster on here. They deserve 10 times the fans that they have now. Their songs are so quirky and strangely beautiful that you can't help but be charmed by them. Awesome band, terrific album.

63 In Utero - Nirvana In Utero - Nirvana

Bearing a more raw aesthetic than it's predecessor, Nirvana's "In Utero" surpasses "Nevermind" in almost all areas.

In my opinion, this album was even better than Nevermind. There's a lot of variety on this album, from the haunting sound of 'Dumb' to the raw screams of 'Scentless Apprentice'. This is just an amazing album, my favourite ever.

Even better than Nevermind, that's true.

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64 Van Halen - Van Halen Van Halen - Van Halen

Infectious, melodic, and ear blistering! Still has me in awe. It's impact on the future guitar slingers alone makes it a top 20, and the fact most if these sings are known and loved by most put in top 10!

For grab your *****, EXCITEMENT,non-cerebral,kick ass guitar,no pretense,straight ahead ummm ROCK AND ROLL..don't overlook this one!

Among my favorite groups of all time, and this is definitely their best effort. Not sure this is a top ten album, certainly top 20 for me.

Should be top 10.

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65 Phobia - Breaking Benjamin 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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66 The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground

For me it was a toss up between this and bridge over troubled water, though I love Simon and garfunkel and there music is just so charming, this album is so out there and creative it had to get the vote, the velvet underground are pure genius and yes this album may not have the mass appeal of Sgt. Pepper but does that mean it's not as good of course not, in fact this album is above and beyond, no one has made music quite like the velvet underground, they shown another side to music, they shown us what music can be, it's amazing what they did with this album and they should be recognised as one of the greats

This is the most influential and greatest album of all time. End of discussion. To have it in the 100s is a disgrace. The album is so far ahead of it's time that we still haven't caught up to it. The blues drone, the proto-punk lyrics and riffs. This album was designed to shock, using overdrive in a way Hendrix would never have imagined and literally creating alternative and noise rock. It's a brutal, maniac genius album, with the only free rock song I've ever heard. European Son

Lou Reed is undoubtedly the greatest songwriter in history, surpassing even the great Bob Dylan in his craft. Reed's borderline insanity and suicidal thoughts are exhibited in every song on this album. Listen to it. Step into a mind filled with madness.

Nico and the Velvet Underground are the dream team

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67 Pinkerton - Weezer Pinkerton - Weezer

Come on? 99? IT should be in the top ten at least! This is by far the most experimental Weezer album, and Rivers Cuomo definitely indeed make this album the most honest and dark emotions that anyone has in the common like. If How could Green Day, My Chemical Romance, and even Fall Out Boy be above this? I've never heard so much raw passion and emotion in any other album! Let's get to the top 10!

A musical masterpiece. Back when it was released, it got some underground success in the emo world, but it was hated by the 1994 =w= fans, because it was more dark than there previous Blue album. But now it's a cult classic, and is one the best albums of all time. If anything, this albums is WAY more emotional than American Idiot, while this you can actually feel the emotions put into such an amazing album. It is a masterpiece of an album, and it will always be my favorite simply because it made me cry, and the emotions have changed me.

In all honesty It should be in the top 20 at Least. It has so much emotional background to it, there is no denying that this album is timeless. It's a cult classic and there will never be an album like it that touches you the way Pinkerton does.

This album is pure greatness. I was listening to it as I read this.

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68 BloodSugarSexMagik - Red Hot Chili Peppers BloodSugarSexMagik - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Amazing album. It have everything. From punk, over rock to funk and pop

its the best album I've ever lisin 2. it has so many styles of music. - bleaghh

I personally think that Californication, but Blood Sugar Sex Magik is not far behind at all. I'm listening to it right now!

Unbelievable album, masterpiece

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69 Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera

Its hard to believe people are voting for sissy boy bands over this tough heavy album. What the hell people

One of their best. Great ballads. True power.

Best album ever. It contains "Walk" and "Mouth for War"; isn't it enough to be the best?

First 6 or 7 songs are great, then it slides a little bit

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70 Sha Sha - Ben Kweller Sha Sha - Ben Kweller
71 True Blue - Madonna True Blue - Madonna

Everything about Madonna is so intriguing. True Blue is one of the most successful albums of history, and one of the Queen's very best. Papa Don't Preach, Open Your Heart, Live To Tell, La Isla Bonita... such songs are not merely hits but masterpieces, immoratal musical achievemments. Perfection.

Just because Michael Jackson died, it doesn't make him the best artist of all time. People, please stop giving him a pity vote! Madonna was a true artist. She wrote her songs, created her own music, directed her own videos, organized her tours. MJ was good, but NOTHING compared to a great artist like Madonna.

While I absolutely love and admire Madonna and her body of work (although I'd hardly call this her BEST album), she has never directed her own music videos. Perhaps devised their concepts and such, but to my knowledge has never been the director of any music video she's done. - theOpinionatedOne

True Blue is a masterpiece and Madonna's best album, you don't hear such quality in today's music scenario. It is truly her immaculate collection!

One of the best albums I've heard. Why so low?

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72 Toxicity - System of a Down Toxicity - System of a Down

Every song has a message that it reveals, and most songs are underrated because of the album's singles.
This should be much higher people, vote!

This and Lateralus are the best! Lateralus isn't even on this list though! And Lateralus is probably BETTER than Toxicity! - moose4life19

I don't understand how this is so low and lateralus isn't even on the list. - Flying_spidermonkey

This album is literally one of the best albums, but nothing will ever compare to "Steal This Album."

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73 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

Artwork is second to none. This album contains most of the songs on Elton Johns Greatest Hits album and "Candle In The Wind".

You are given the beautiful candle in the wind which follows the amazingly composed Funeral for a Friend, then he comes at you with Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting. This is Elton John. He is the most talented, diverse artist to ever live.] - LPR20

Influential & powerful album many years prior to 'candle in the wind' becoming the top selling single in the last 50 years.

Elton John just was hitting his peak. The peak of the best decade by any musician ever, OK fine maybe the Beatles in the 60s are unbeatable, but he got close. Great songs all around on this album.

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74 Images and Words - Dream Theater Images and Words - Dream Theater

oh comon! who's above this? 30 seconds to mars? Christina Aguilera? Leona Lewis??? please! anyone who has listened to the likes of Under a Glass Moon, Pull Me Under, Metropolis Pt. 1; the Miracle and the sleeper or Take the Time (all amazingly off one album - this one) will know that this deserves to be higher! - thunder2221

It inspired all modern prog metal- arguably the most-played type of metal by all modern metal bands with a record deal. A perfectly put together album; perfect contrast with heavy, light and different emotions. Best album ever.

Go vote for Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory, it's currently number 426

75 Dreamboat Annie - Heart Dreamboat Annie - Heart

So happy to see this on a "best" list! One of my all-time favorites!

Absolute classic and a gem of an original album.

Love this band. Real rock pioneers.

Great songs and singing!

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76 Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine

RATM: empowering a rebellion amongst a society where the majority believes there's nothing to rebel GENIUS! This record is a true masterpiece that undoubtedly deserves a spot in the top 5. You should all be ashamed of yourselves, every song is phenomenal

This was the first album on the list that I seen that I actually own so I vote for this one. Also love Rage Against The Machine! - Jonerman

Another great album to work out to

77 Come on Over - Shania Twain Come on Over - Shania Twain

Shania is just so amazing, I only discovered her songs recently but she is just amazing. I am so glad I came across her because wow, she is just so talented and amazing. All her songs are amazing and I love her so much. My favorite song by her is totally that don't impress me much, this song is just the best and it is so catchy. Shania put country-pop on new level with this album.

The Best selling country album of all time. Record sales of 39 million world withe. The best selling album by a female of all time.

And the singer herself, she's so amazing and very sexy.

78 Ray of Light - Madonna Ray of Light - Madonna

Shame to the people who say pop music is shallow. This album written and produced by Madonna along with William Orbit is amazing and influenced the mainstream by bringing electronic music into its work. This album deals with themes of motherhood, loneliness, selfishness and death. The vocals are Madonna's strongest and compositions range from trip hop inspired ballads to techno/drum and bass lite dance songs. This pop album is worlds better than Thriller.

Madonna's Ray of Light is purely and simply, a work of art. Just listen to it and be engulfed in its ambience and artistry. Certainly an emotional, mature, and introspective album. Definitely some of Madonna's best work.

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79 Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi

28 million records baby! Deserves to be in the top 10! People have only heard prayer, bad name and dead or alive, which are their masterpieces! But when you hear the whole album including Never say goodbye, Raise your hands, I'd die for you and wild in the streets, you will understand how truly amazing this album is! It was due to this album Bon Jovi became famous and till today in 2012, have maintained their popularity! They got a younger fan base with Crush and an country rock fan base with Lost Highway! Incredible!

Slippery When Wet defined the 80's! Bon Jovi's career at this time was in full swing as many other bands were as well but unlike the "others" listed above Bon Jovi did not follow the downward spiral of "sex, drugs and rockn'roll" no instead they chose a path of example and inspiration. For these reasons and many others this album certainly deserves more credit than it is receiving here. It represents not only an entire album of unforgettable music and lyrics that defined a generation.

has some of the best rock anthems on this album - Living on a prayer, wanted dead or alive, yglabn and nothing left to say. The only ones that deserve to be in this top ten are MJ, Queen, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Metallica - idolangelx13

The greatest band, till now this band still exist and still show in the world
This band should be in 3 the greatest band all the time

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80 City of Evil - Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil - Avenged Sevenfold

Has some of my favourite songs from my favourite band with some of the best drumming and guitar they've played a7x foREVer

Every song on this album is enough for the top spot. It has been extremely underrated by this poll, it seems no one has properly functioning ears.

This album almost make me like a beast! This album just like the symbol of "GO TO DEATH"

I'm not into Pink Floyd, it's good, I just don't like it, this is my favorite band ever. - EliHbk

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