Best Albums of the 20th Century

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The Top Ten

1 Thriller - Michael Jackson

This album should be #1. This is literally what made MJ artist of the century. He also won the award Artist of the Century. This album is also the best selling album of all time with over 100 million copies sold. This is the very first and only album to reach over 100 million copies sold. It has hit singles such as the legendary Billie Jean and Beat It. Then Thriller the single music video is the best music video of all time and it is the first music video to get accepted into National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. It was nominated for 13 Grammy's and won 8 in one night making Michael Jackson the first and only solo artist to win 8 Grammy's in one night. It also broke racial barriers and Michael Jackson gained lots of airplay on MTV.

2 Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

greatest album ever! a masterpiece! - russian

3 Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf
4 Back in Black - AC/DC
5 Millennium - Backstreet Boys
6 Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
7 Come On Over - Shania Twain
8 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

#1 of all time. End of discussion.

9 Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette
10 Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin

The Contenders

11 2112 - Rush

Better album than stupid dumb o michael jackson that freak 2112 rocks this should be 1

Greatest album of all time!

12 A Night at the Opera - Queen
13 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
14 Like a Prayer - Madonna
15 Escape - Journey
16 Frontiers - Journey
17 Love at First Sting - Scorpions
18 True Blue - Madonna
19 Ray of Light - Madonna
20 Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
21 Crimes of Passion - Pat Benatar
22 Tropico - Pat Benatar
23 Toys In the Attic - Aerosmith
24 Pump - Aerosmith
25 Hounds of Love - Kate Bush
26 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
27 Antichrist Superstar - Marilyn Manson
28 The Beatles (The White Album) - The Beatles
29 The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails
30 The Wall - Pink Floyd
31 Pretty Hate Machine - Nine Inch Nails
32 Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs - Ministry
33 The Fragile - Nine Inch Nails
34 Mechanical Animals - Marilyn Manson
35 Nevermind - Nirvana
36 Master of Puppets - Metallica
37 Rust in Peace - Megadeth
38 ... and Justice for All - Metallica
39 Reign in Blood - Slayer
40 Ride the Lighting - Metallica
41 Scream Bloody Gore - Death

The first true death metal album.

42 Sad Wings of Destiny - Judas Priest
43 Operation: Mindcrime - Queensryche
44 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
45 British Steel - Judas Priest
46 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera
47 Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory - Dream Theater
48 Oceanborn - Nightwish
49 Stupid Dream - Porcupine Tree
50 Painkiller - Judas Priest
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