Best Albums of All Time

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61 Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs - Derek and the Dominos

The greatest collection of love songs of all time, I really expected this to be top 10. - Doom

The best album of all time for guitars, intensity and depth.

62 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

63 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.

64 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.

Love the 80s rock sound xx

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65 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

This album has 3-4 hits that make this album memorable for foREVer. RIP THE REV

Easily one of the greatest albums of all time

1. Ten 2. Nightmare... This should be the top 2

Nice rock song

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66 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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67 Led Zeppelin I - Led Zeppelin

Of all if the great Led Zeppelin albums, this is the best. Just so many classic songs! Good Times Bad Times, Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You, Communication Breakdown, Dazed and Confused, pretty much every track on this album is great. Also, this is the best debut album ever.

Led Zeppelin's first through sixth album are the most consistantly brilliant string of rock albums ever made, surpassing the Beatles and Stones easily. Any one of them could top this list. - bobby

This album is it. This is the greatest Rock and Blues album ever.

Just amazing all around

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68 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 Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin

So so underrated album from most underrated band. Listen guys take this higher it deseves more.

This is a good album but it should NOT be this high up the list

I will not bow my favorite song from them

I didn't expect this one to go up this high in the list...but I have to say, it's an excellent albums

70 The Stranger - Billy Joel

I'm glad to see this in the top 200. Pop music doesn't get much better. - PetSounds

How could this be so low? It could be a greatest hits album!

Listen, then come back and say thanks, I was shocked it wasn't top 5, :(

71 Ten - Pearl Jam

If Eddie had taken both barrels instead of Kurt, these guys would be considered the most influential band of the grunge scene.

All the songs that made this album are wonderful

Best grunge album ever made, I would dare to say this album is tied with "London Calling" or "Re"

Better than Nevermind

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73 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

Easily the best album of all time

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74 Illmatic - Nas

Why is this album not at least in the top ten on this list. Christ is seems like the people who vote on these lists think that music died with nirvana. I personally do not strive to be hipster but I do believe that music is all just a matter of taste and opinion but God the hipster type always put down hip hop as being meaningless just because they have only heard mainstream hip hop. Well, hipsters I challenge u to listen to this album and not respect the pure genius that is Nasir jones

This album was not only astounding on every level, providing it's audience with every single one of it's exceptional tracks, but it also revolutionized a genre, a remarkable feat that I can't speak for every album of this list, but I must say it's rather hard to believe that many others have done so as well.

Best Rapper of all the Time! And One of the Best Rap producers make a Album! = ILLMATIC = Best Rap Album Ever!
I've Never listened to Album with so much Quality, I would change nothing On it. It's THE perfect Album of all the Time.

If you listen to these lyrics you will seriously be blown away. I suggest searching on youtube with lyrics displayed on the screen.

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75 Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division

Man, this is literally one of the best albums of all time how is this not at least within the top 3, and even more to the point, how did things like Michael jackson, lady gaga and other albums that are near 20th place get in front of JOY DIVISION has the world gone insane!

I cannot say this is the greatest album of all time because as I look through this list I see so many albums I could rank at number 1 but damn this is a good album, there are so many fantastic albums not on this list and so many awful albums that are but Joy Divisions Unknown Pleasures should be in the top 5!

86th is a disgraceful place for one of the most extraordinary albums to emerge from the Manchester punk scene. Not only a pioneer for all the fantastic post-punk albums that would follow, Unknown Pleasures is a masterpiece of lyrics and minimalism. - mjgass

This is a pretty important album in the music industry and one of my favorites. - Mumbizz01

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76 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!

Great one; )

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77 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

78 Master of Reality - Black Sabbath

Are you kidding me, one of the best vinyl's in terms of guitar riffs. Deserves the top 50 at least I mean there's not even a bad song on here

Amazing album

79 Vincebus Eruptum - Blue Cheer

Prepare to be merged!
This list already exists.

No it does not. I look on the website before. What list is the same as this one? - BlueFuse

Here is why this album and Outsideinside is the best. I know I said something like this before on best Rock albums and on pages why Blue Cheer is the best. I really do not have a whole lot to say and still keep posting about Blue Cheer just in case people do not see those pages. I post a comment right here and let them know how Blue Cheer and the albums of Blue Cheer are great. Blue Cheer Rocks the most that is not Metal. Blue Cheer is Rock. Rock is the best. Blue Cheer has the feel of Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Cream, and The Who. Blue Cheer plays the classic Rock way that really rocks it out. These 2 Blue Cheer albums rocks the most of Blue cheer. It is not that Blue Cheer is Rock and not the other Rock types of music that makes them the best. Blue Cheer is just the best. I was just giving reasons why there the best albums. - BlueFuse

80 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.

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

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.

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