Best Albums of All Time

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101 Comfort Eagle - Cake
102 Blackstar - David Bowie

One of the best albums I've ever heard, with cryptic lyrics and experimental rhythms. The emotions in this album are very strong like in the song "Lazarus" a song essentially about dying, you can really hear the emotions on the track, so much that it can be quite difficult not to choke up at times.. A brilliant album, unique as well.

It was the final album by David Bowie. So show respek - Beckc

103 Smile - The Beach Boys

So what is the deal with Pet Sounds anyway? It's like people are in a trance with that album. I've listened to it several times and I like a few songs but the rest just reminds me of lullaby's for babies. The thing about albums is that the ones people rave about all the time aren't always that special. Some of the best are the ones that not as many people know about, they didn't get the recognition, sales and hype. I've never listened to Smile but it might be way better than Pet Sounds. - frankmartin

I think this is better than pet sounds, but I don't think many people have listened to it - RecklessGreed

104 See You On the Other Side - Korn
105 Reign In Blood - Slayer

I'm not even into Heavy Metal, but I can still recognize the importance of this album, as being most influential for creating sub-genres like Speed Metal. Deserves to be higher.

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106 Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits

Still way too low, another one that should have been in Rolling Stone's 100 best as well.

Love this album 9 sellout out concerts in perth wa on the back off brothers in arms tour near on 100'000 people great concert

Greatest album of all time for me. Definitely belongs in the top 50. If not, it must be higher.

What an album! Should easily be in top 20. So many amazing songs:

- Brothers in arms
- Money for nothing
- Walk of life
- So far away
- Your latest trick - SSchirm

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107 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

108 All Eyez on Me - 2Pac

"The Only One Scared Of Death Is The One That Didn't Contribute Enough In Life"-Makaveli The Don Killuminati - MAKAVELIthedon

Every single track was amazing and diverse in nature. It has a lot of top songs which defined Tupac's career

This is one of the greatest rap albums of all time by one of the greatest rappers who touched the mic. His lyrics were very deep, he brought emotion to hip hop and at the same time was a thug raised by the streets. He was a true inspiration! The greatest rapper of all time! Rest in peace Tupac!

First Double Disc Album in hip hop history, certified Diamond, and with Singles like How do you Want it and the smashing hit California Love how can it not be great. It should be in the top 50 or at least in the top 100. Other songs on this album are great too like : Ambitionz az a ridah, All bout u, 2 of Americkas most wanted, Only God Can Judge Me, Picture me Rollin', All Eyez on me,

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109 Deep Purple - Machine Head

The list is leaning more to the pop side than anything else so rock really doesn't feature that many classic albums. This would be way up there on a classic rock album list. - frankmartin

What the matter people? Number 206? Machine Head has to be up there with Zeppelin 4 and Sabbath's Paranoid. The three albums are the triple crown of heavy rock in the 70's.
This album has everything a Rock&Roll lover need. Just listen to it one more...

Certainly this has to be one of top 5 hard rock albums of all time.

DP = Department of Pure excellency

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110 Season In the Abyss - Slayer

Thrash classic, how is Master Of Puppets and Ride The Lightning So High and this so low? - Lucretia

111 Modern Vampires of the City - Vampire Weekend
112 Every Picture Tells a Story - Rod Stewart

Easily a Top 50; probably Top Ten!

Such a shame that so many are put off of Rod Stewart due to his capacity to have a good time and enjoy himself and not take anything too seriously. This album is a major piece and definitely should be in the Top Ten. The title track is possibly the best piece of rock n roll ever committed to vinyl... the rest s quite simply breath-taking.

EPTAS is at least top ten worthy.
First album ever that set the standard in unconventional songwriting; A chorus was no longer needed.

113 Is This It - The Strokes

By far the best album made in the 21st century. (The international version, that is).

I really can't describe what's so good about the album, it's just that it is awesome from the first to the last song. Short and intense!

Needs to be way higher... Such an amazing album with a brilliant, unique sound

An absolutely flawless album. This record alone kickstarted the rivival of rock music in the 21st century. Bands like Arctic Monkeys, the Killers and Franz Ferdinand wouldn't have been where they are now without Is This It.

114 Blood On the Tracks - Bob Dylan

I have over 40 of bob dylans live and studio albums I have over 26 of the rolling stones live and studio albums and I have over 60 of elvis presleys live, soundtrack and studio albums for example but MICHAEL JACKSON and THE ROLLING STONES are my personal number 1 favorite ELVIS PRESLEY and QUEEN are my personal number 2 EMINEM and LED ZEPPELIN are my personal number 3 MADONNA and BOB DYLAN became my personal number 4 and 5 while ABBA became like my personal number 6. I think at least one of THE ROLLING STONES albums deserves to be at number 2 and MICHAEL JACKSONs thriller album deserves to be at number 1 and one of ELVIS presleys albums deserves to be at 3 or at least 4 and one of QUEENs albums deserves to be at number 5 or number 6 at least you beatles loving freaks.

Its Bob Dylan Blood On The Tracks for Pete's sake! 94? - backflip

Early one morning the sun was shining, I was laying in bed
Wondering if she'd changed at all, if her hair was still red...

How can anyone rate this work of genius below the Script? Words fail me, so I will use Dylans own lyrics

'The Deputy walks on high heels
The Preacher rides a mount
Nothing really matters
Only truth will count'

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115 Holy Diver - Dio

Holy Diver shoul be in first 50. Holy Diver, Rainbow in The Dark, Don't Talk To Strangers are great songs!

Definitely his best album. Might fare better on a hard rock / metal album list. - frankmartin

116 Axis: Bold as Love - Jimi Hendrix
117 Rise - Skillet V 1 Comment
118 Funeral - Arcade Fire

Only got this like two months ago. One of the best buys I've ever ever gotten before. Its pure brilliance. - mangomorse

An album like this being so low shows me how much good music there must be

119 Dookie - Green Day

I just like the idea of animals throwing loads of poop at human beings. that just proves that animals don't like to be abused by humans so it's pay back time!

Has sold well over 23 million copies and has some of their best songs like "Longview" and "When I Come Around". Deserves to be in the top 15

The album that revitalized punk and created pop punk.

What?! Top 50 at least not 401...
This and American Idiot should swap places

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120 Selling England by the Pound - Genesis

Genesis best album. Firth of Fifth, The Cinema Show, Dancing With the Moonlit Knight, I Know What I Like - Wow. Probably the best prog rock album of all time. Hearing these songs played live takes them to to an even higher level, seeing the band perform the intricate melodies and time signatures.

Such an under valued album, personally, it's a top 5 album, but looking at it from the outside, this album should still be in the top 50

More people need to hear and know about Genesis. ALL of Genesis's music. Both eras: Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel as singers. Also, progressive rock should be more appreciated in general.

This is the best album of all time, genesis are really great. I like duke too - MonkeyDude98

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