Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

  1. Sgt. Pepper‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles
  2. Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys
  3. Revolver, The Beatles
  4. Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan
  5. Rubber Soul, The Beatles
  6. What‘s Going On, Marvin Gaye
  7. Exile on Main Street, The Rolling Stones
  8. London Calling, The Clash
  9. Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan
  10. The Beatles (The White Album), The Beatles
  11. The Sun Sessions, Elvis Presley
  12. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis
  13. Velvet Underground and Nico, The Velvet Underground
  14. Abbey Road, The Beatles
  15. Are You Experienced?, The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  16. Blood on the Tracks, Bob Dylan
  17. Nevermind, Nirvana
  18. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen
  19. Astral Weeks, Van Morrison
  20. Thriller, Michael Jackson
  21. The Great Twenty-Eight, Chuck Berry
  22. Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon
  23. Innervisions, Stevie Wonder
  24. Live at the Apollo, James Brown
  25. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac
  26. The Joshua Tree, U2
  27. King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. 1, Robert Johnson
  28. Who‘s Next, The Who(1971)
  29. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin(1969)
  30. Blue, Joni Mitchell
  31. Bringing It All Back Home, Bob Dylan
  32. Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones
  33. Ramones, Ramones
  34. Music From Big Pink, The Band
  35. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, David Bowie
  36. Tapestry, Carole King
  37. Hotel California, The Eagles
  38. The Anthology, 1947 - 1972, Muddy Waters
  39. Please Please Me, The Beatles
  40. Forever Changes, Love
  41. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here‘s the Sex Pistols, The Sex Pistols
  42. The Doors, The Doors
  43. The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd
  44. Horses, Patti Smith
  45. The Band, The Band
  46. Legend, Bob Marley and the Wailers
  47. A Love Supreme, John Coltrane
  48. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Public Enemy
  49. At Fillmore East, The Allman Brothers Band
  50. Here‘s Little Richard, Little Richard
  51. Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Simon and Garfunkel
  52. Greatest Hits, Al Green
  53. The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings, Ray Charles
  54. Electric Ladyland, The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  55. Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley
  56. Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder
  57. Beggars Banquet, The Rolling Stones
  58. Trout Mask Replica, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
  59. Meet the Beatles, The Beatles
  60. Greatest Hits, Sly and the Family Stone
  61. Appetite for Destruction, Guns n‘ Roses
  62. Achtung Baby, U2
  63. Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones
  64. Phil Spector, Back to Mono (1958 - 1969), Various Artists
  65. Moondance, Van Morrison
  66. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin
  67. The Stranger, Billy Joel
  68. Off the Wall, Michael Jackson
  69. Superfly, Curtis Mayfield
  70. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin
  71. After the Gold Rush, Neil Young
  72. Purple Rain, Prince
  73. Back in Black, AC/DC
  74. Otis Blue, Otis Redding
  75. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin
  76. Imagine, John Lennon
  77. The Clash, The Clash
  78. Harvest, Neil Young
  79. Star Time, James Brown
  80. Odessey and Oracle, The Zombies
  81. Graceland, Paul Simon
  82. Axis: Bold as Love, The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  83. I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Aretha Franklin
  84. Lady Soul, Aretha Franklin
  85. Born in the U.S.A., Bruce Springsteen
  86. Let It Be, The Beatles
  87. The Wall, Pink Floyd
  88. At Folsom Prison, Johnny Cash
  89. Dusty in Memphis, Dusty Springfield
  90. Talking Book, Stevie Wonder
  91. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John
  92. 20 Golden Greats, Buddy Holly
  93. Sign ‘o‘ the Times, Prince
  94. Bitches Brew, Miles Davis
  95. Green River, Creedence Clearwater Revival
  96. Tommy, The Who
  97. The Freewheelin‘ Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan
  98. This Year‘s Model, Elvis Costello
  99. There‘s a Riot Goin‘ On, Sly and the Family Stone
  100. In the Wee Small Hours, Frank Sinatra

  101. Fresh Cream, Cream
  102. Giant Steps, John Coltrane
  103. Sweet Baby James, James Taylor
  104. Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Ray Charles
  105. Rocket to Russia, Ramones
  106. Portrait of a Legend 1951 - 1964, Sam Cooke
  107. Hunky Dory, David Bowie
  108. Aftermath, The Rolling Stones
  109. Loaded, The Velvet Underground
  110. The Bends, Radiohead
  111. Court and Spark, Joni Mitchell
  112. Disraeli Gears, Cream
  113. The Who Sell Out, The Who
  114. Out of Our Heads, The Rolling Stones
  115. Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, Derek and the Dominos
  116. At Last, Etta James
  117. Sweetheart of the Rodeo, The Byrds
  118. Stand!, Sly and the Family Stone
  119. The Harder They Come Original Soundtrack, Various Artists
  120. Raising Hell, Run-DMC
  121. Moby Grape, Moby Grape
  122. Pearl, Janis Joplin
  123. Catch a Fire, Bob Marley and the Wailers
  124. Younger Than Yesterday, The Byrds
  125. Raw Power, The Stooges
  126. Remain in Light, Talking Heads
  127. If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears, The Mamas and the Papas
  128. Marquee Moon, Television
  129. 40 Greatest Hits, Hank Williams
  130. Paranoid, Black Sabbath
  131. Saturday Night Fever Original Soundtrack, Various Artists
  132. The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle, Bruce Springsteen
  133. Ready to Die, The Notorious B.I.G.
  134. Slanted and Enchanted, Pavement
  135. Greatest Hits, Elton John
  136. Tim, The Replacements
  137. The Chronic, Dr. Dre
  138. Rejuvenation, The Meters
  139. All That You Can‘t Leave Behind, U2
  140. Parallel Lines, Blondie
  141. Live at the Regal, B.B. King
  142. Phil Spector, A Christmas Gift for You, Various Artists
  143. Gris-Gris, Dr. John
  144. Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A
  145. Aja, Steely Dan
  146. Surrealistic Pillow, Jefferson Airplane
  147. Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology, Otis Redding
  148. Deja Vu, Crosby Stills Nash and Young
  149. Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin
  150. Santana, Santana
  151. Darkness on the Edge of Town, Bruce Springsteen
  152. The B-52‘s, The B-52‘s
  153. Moanin‘ in the Moonlight, Howlin‘ Wolf
  154. The Low End Theory, A Tribe Called Quest
  155. Pretenders, The Pretenders
  156. Paul‘s Boutique, Beastie Boys
  157. Closer, Joy Division
  158. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Elton John
  159. Alive, Kiss
  160. Electric Warrior, T. Rex
  161. The Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding
  162. OK Computer, Radiohead
  163. 1999, Prince
  164. Heart Like a Wheel, Linda Ronstadt
  165. Let‘s Get It On, Marvin Gaye
  166. Imperial Bedroom, Elvis Costello
  167. Master of Puppets, Metallica
  168. My Aim Is True, Elvis Costello
  169. Exodus, Bob Marley
  170. Live at Leeds, The Who
  171. The Notorious Byrd Brothers, The Byrds
  172. Every Picture Tells a Story, Rod Stewart
  173. Something/Anything?, Todd Rundgren
  174. Desire, Bob Dylan
  175. Close to You, The Carpenters
  176. Rocks, Aerosmith
  177. One Nation Under a Groove, Parliament/Funkadelic
  178. Greatest Hits, The Byrds
  179. The Anthology 1961 - 1977, Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions
  180. The Definitive Collection, Abba
  181. The Rolling Stones, Now!, The Rolling Stones
  182. Natty Dread, Bob Marley and the Wailers
  183. Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac
  184. Red Headed Stranger, Willie Nelson
  185. The Stooges, The Stooges
  186. Fresh, Sly and the Family Stone
  187. So, Peter Gabriel
  188. Buffalo Springfield Again, Buffalo Springfield
  189. Happy Trails, Quicksilver Messenger Service
  190. From Elvis in Memphis, Elvis Presley
  191. Funhouse, The Stooges
  192. The Gilded Palace of Sin, The Flying Burrito Brothers
  193. Dookie, Green Day
  194. Transformer, Lou Reed
  195. Bluesbreakers, John Mayall With Eric Clapton
  196. Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965 - 1968, Various Artists
  197. Murmur, R.E.M.
  198. The Best of, Little Walter
  199. Highway to Hell, AC/DC
  200. The Downward Spiral, Nine Inch Nails

  201. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, Simon and Garfunkel
  202. Bad, Michael Jackson
  203. Wheels of Fire, Cream
  204. Dirty Mind, Prince
  205. Abraxas, Santana
  206. Tea for the Tillerman, Cat Stevens
  207. Ten, Pearl Jam
  208. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Neil Young With Crazy Horse
  209. Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd
  210. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, Pavement
  211. Tattoo You, The Rolling Stones
  212. Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner, Ike and Tina Turner
  213. New York Dolls, New York Dolls
  214. Bo Diddley/Go Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley
  215. Two Steps From the Blues, Bobby Bland
  216. The Queen Is Dead, The Smiths
  217. Licensed to Ill, Beastie Boys
  218. Look-Ka Py Py, The Meters
  219. Loveless, My Bloody Valentine
  220. New Orleans Piano, Professor Longhair
  221. War, U2
  222. The Neil Diamond Collection, Neil Diamond
  223. Howlin‘ Wolf, Howlin‘ Wolf
  224. Nebraska, Bruce Springsteen
  225. The Complete Hank Williams, Hank Williams
  226. Doolittle, Pixies
  227. Paid in Full, Eric B. and Rakim
  228. Toys in the Attic, Aerosmith
  229. Nick of Time, Bonnie Raitt
  230. A Night at the Opera, Queen
  231. The Kink Kronikles, The Kinks
  232. Mr. Tambourine Man, The Byrds
  233. Bookends, Simon and Garfunkel
  234. The Ultimate Collection, Patsy Cline
  235. Mr. Excitement!, Jackie Wilson
  236. The Who Sings My Generation, The Who
  237. Like a Prayer, Madonna
  238. Can‘t Buy a Thrill, Steely Dan
  239. Let It Be, The Replacements
  240. Run-DMC, Run-DMC
  241. Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath
  242. The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer No Filler!, Jerry Lee Lewis
  243. Freak Out!, The Mothers of Invention
  244. Live Dead, Grateful Dead
  245. Bryter Layter, Nick Drake
  246. The Shape of Jazz to Come, Ornette ColemanAutomatic for the People, R.E.M.
  247. Reasonable Doubt, Jay-Z
  248. Low, David Bowie
  249. The River, Bruce Springsteen
  250. The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul, Otis Redding
  251. Metallica, Metallica
  252. Trans-Europe Express, Kraftwerk
  253. Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston
  254. The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, The Kinks
  255. The Velvet Rope, Janet Jackson
  256. Stardust, Willie Nelson
  257. American Beauty, Grateful Dead
  258. Crosby Stills and Nash, Crosby Stills and Nash
  259. Buena Vista Social Club , Buena Vista Social Club
  260. Tracy Chapman, Tracy Chapman
  261. Workingman‘s Dead, Grateful Dead
  262. The Genius of Ray Charles, Ray Charles
  263. Child Is Father to the Man, Blood, Sweat and Tears
  264. Cosmo‘s Factory, Creedence Clearwater Revival
  265. Quadrophenia, The Who
  266. There Goes Rhymin‘ Simon, Paul Simon
  267. Psycho Candy, The Jesus and Mary Chain
  268. Some Girls, The Rolling Stones
  269. The Beach Boys Today!, The Beach Boys
  270. Going to a Go-Go, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
  271. Nightbirds, Labelle
  272. The Slim Shady LP, Eminem
  273. Mothership Connection, Parliament
  274. Rhythm Nation 1814, Janet Jackson
  275. Anthology of American Folk Music, Harry Smith, ed.
  276. Aladdin Sane, David Bowie
  277. The Immaculate Collection, Madonna
  278. My Life, Mary J. Blige
  279. Folk Singer, Muddy Waters
  280. Can‘t Get Enough, Barry White
  281. The Cars, The Cars
  282. Five Leaves Left, Nick Drake
  283. Music of My Mind, Stevie Wonder
  284. I‘m Still in Love With You, Al Green
  285. Los Angeles, X
  286. Anthem of the Sun, Grateful Dead
  287. Something Else by the Kinks, The Kinks
  288. Call Me, Al Green
  289. Talking Heads: 77, Talking Heads
  290. The Basement Tapes, Bob Dylan and the Band
  291. White Light / White Heat, The Velvet Underground
  292. Greatest Hits, Simon and Garfunkel
  293. Kick Out the Jams, MC5
  294. Meat Is Murder, The Smiths
  295. We‘re Only In It For the Money, The Mothers of Invention
  296. Weezer (Blue Album), Weezer
  297. Master of Reality, Black Sabbath
  298. Coat of Many Colors, Dolly Parton
  299. Fear of a Black Planet, Public Enemy

  300. John Wesley Harding, Bob Dylan
  301. The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem
  302. Grace, Jeff Buckley
  303. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Lucinda Williams
  304. Odelay, Beck
  305. Songs for Swingin‘ Lovers, Frank Sinatra
  306. Avalon, Roxy Music
  307. The Sun Records Collection, Various Artists
  308. Nothing‘s Shocking, Jane‘s Addiction
  309. BloodSugarSexMagik, Red Hot Chili Peppers
  310. MTV Unplugged in New York, Nirvana
  311. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill
  312. Damn the Torpedoes, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  313. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground
  314. Surfer Rosa, Pixies
  315. Rock Steady, No Doubt
  316. The Eminem Show, Eminem
  317. Back Stabbers, The O‘Jays
  318. Burnin‘, Bob Marley and the Wailers
  319. Pink Moon, Nick Drake
  320. Sail Away, Randy Newman
  321. Ghost in the Machine, The Police
  322. Station to Station, David Bowie
  323. The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt, Linda Ronstadt
  324. Slowhand, Eric Clapton
  325. Disintegration, The Cure
  326. Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette
  327. Exile in Guyville, Liz Phair
  328. Daydream Nation, Sonic Youth
  329. In the Jungle Groove, James Brown
  330. Tonight‘s the Night, Neil Young
  331. Help!, The Beatles
  332. Shoot Out the Lights, Richard and Linda Thompson
  333. Wild Gift, X
  334. Squeezing Out Sparks, Graham Parker
  335. Superunknown, Soundgarden
  336. Aqualung, Jethro Tull
  337. Cheap Thrills, Big Brother and the Holding Company
  338. The Heart of Saturday Night, Tom Waits
  339. Damaged, Black Flag
  340. Play, Moby
  341. Violator, Depeche Mode
  342. Bat Out of Hell, Meat Loaf
  343. Berlin, Lou Reed
  344. Stop Making Sense, Talking Heads
  345. 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul
  346. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Pink Floyd
  347. At Newport 1960, Muddy Waters
  348. Roger the Engineer (a.k.a. Over Under Sideways Down), The Yardbirds
  349. Rust Never Sleeps, Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  350. Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits
  351. 52nd Street, Billy Joel
  352. Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds, The Yardbirds
  353. 12 Songs, Randy Newman
  354. Between the Buttons, The Rolling Stones
  355. Sketches of Spain, Miles Davis
  356. Honky Chateau, Elton John
  357. Singles Going Steady, Buzzcocks
  358. Stankonia, Outkast
  359. Siamese Dream, The Smashing Pumpkins
  360. Substance, New Order
  361. L.A. Woman, The Doors
  362. Ray of Light, Madonna
  363. American Recordings, Johnny Cash
  364. Louder Than Bombs, The Smiths
  365. Mott, Mott the Hoople
  366. Is This It, The Strokes
  367. Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine
  368. Reggatta de Blanc, The Police
  369. Volunteers, Jefferson Airplane
  370. Siren, Roxy Music
  371. Late for the Sky, Jackson Browne
  372. Post, Bjork
  373. The Eagles, The Eagles
  374. The Ultimate Collection (1948 - 1990), John Lee Hooker
  375. (What‘s the Story) Morning Glory?, Oasis
  376. CrazySexyCool, TLC
  377. Funky Kingston, Toots and the Maytals
  378. Greetings from Asbury Park, Bruce Springsteen
  379. Sunflower, The Beach Boys
  380. Modern Lovers, Modern Lovers
  381. More Songs About Buildings and Food, Talking Heads
  382. A Quick One (Happy Jack), The Who
  383. Pyromania, Def Leppard
  384. Pretzel Logic, Steely Dan 386. Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, Wu-Tang Clan
  385. Country Life, Roxy Music
  386. A Hard Day‘s Night, The Beatles
  387. The End of the Innocence, Don Henley
  388. Elephant, The White Stripes
  389. The Pretender, Jackson Browne
  390. Willy and the Poor Boys, Creedence Clearwater Revival
  391. Good Old Boys, Randy Newman
  392. For Your Pleasure, Roxy Music
  393. Blue Lines, Massive Attack
  394. Eliminator, ZZ Top
  395. Rain Dogs, Tom Waits
  396. Anthology, The Temptations
  397. Californication, Red Hot Chili Peppers
  398. Illmatic, Nas

  399. (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd), Lynyrd Skynyrd
  400. Dr. John‘s Gumbo, Dr. John
  401. Radio City, Big Star
  402. Sandinista!, The Clash
  403. Rid of Me, PJ Harvey
  404. I Do Not Want What I Haven‘t Got, Sinead O‘ Connor
  405. Strange Days, The Doors
  406. Time Out of Mind, Bob Dylan
  407. 461 Ocean Boulevard, Eric Clapton
  408. Pink Flag, Wire
  409. Double Nickels on the Dime, Minutemen
  410. Mezzanine, Massive Attack
  411. Beauty and the Beat, Go-Go‘s
  412. Greatest Hits, James Brown
  413. Van Halen , Van Halen
  414. Mule Variations, Tom Waits
  415. Boy, U2
  416. Band on the Run, Wings
  417. Dummy, Portishead
  418. With the Beatles, The Beatles
  419. The “Chirping” Crickets, Buddy Holly and the Crickets
  420. The Best of the Girl Groups, Volumes 1 and 2 , Various Artists
  421. Greatest Hits, The Mamas and the Papas
  422. King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. 2, Robert Johnson
  423. Changesone, David Bowie
  424. The Battle of Los Angeles, Rage Against the Machine
  425. Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica, The Ronettes
  426. Kid A, Radiohead
  427. Grievous Angel, Gram Parsons
  428. At Budokan, Cheap Trick
  429. Anthology, Diana Ross and the Supremes
  430. Sleepless, Peter Wolf
  431. Another Green World, Brian Eno
  432. Outlandos D‘Amour, The Police
  433. To Bring You My Love, PJ Harvey
  434. Here Come the Warm Jets, Brian Eno
  435. All Things Must Pass, George Harrison
  436. 1 Record, Big Star
  437. In Utero, Nirvana
  438. Sea Change, Beck
  439. Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt
  440. Boys Don‘t Cry, The Cure
  441. Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963, Sam Cooke
  442. Criminal Minded, Boogie Down Productions
  443. Rum Sodomy and the Lash, The Pogues
  444. Suicide, Suicide
  445. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Devo
  446. In Color, Cheap Trick
  447. The World Is a Ghetto, War
  448. Fly Like an Eagle, Steve Miller Band
  449. Back in the USA, MC5
  450. Music, Madonna
  451. Ritual de lo Habitual, Jane‘s Addiction
  452. Getz/Gilberto, Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim
  453. Synchronicity, The Police
  454. Third/Sister Lovers, Big Star
  455. For Everyman, Jackson Browne
  456. John Prine, John Prine
  457. Strictly Business, EPMD
  458. Love It to Death, Alice Cooper
  459. How Will the Wolf Survive?, Los Lobos
  460. Here, My Dear, Marvin Gaye
  461. Tumbleweed Connection, Elton John
  462. The Blueprint, Jay-Z
  463. Golden Hits, The Drifters
  464. Live Through This, Hole
  465. Love and Theft, Bob Dylan
  466. Elton John, Elton John
  467. Metal Box, Public Image Ltd.
  468. Document, R.E.M.
  469. Heaven Up Here, Echo and the Bunnymen
  470. Hysteria, Def Leppard
  471. A Rush of Blood to the Head, Coldplay
  472. Live in Europe, Otis Redding
  473. Tunnel of Love, Bruce Springsteen
  474. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  475. The Score, Fugees
  476. Radio, LL Cool J
  477. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight, Richard and Linda Thompson
  478. Faith, George Michael
  479. The Smiths, The Smiths
  480. Armed Forces, Elvis Costello and the Attractions
  481. Life After Death, The Notorious B.I.G.
  482. Branded Man, Merle Haggard
  483. All Time Greatest Hits, Loretta Lynn
  484. Maggot Brain, Funkadelic
  485. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, The Smashing Pumpkins
  486. Voodoo, D‘Angelo
  487. Guitar Town, Steve Earle
  488. Entertainment!, Gang of Four
  489. All the Young Dudes, Mott the Hoople
  490. Vitalogy, Pearl Jam
  491. That‘s the Way of the World, Earth, Wind and Fire
  492. She‘s So Unusual, Cyndi Lauper
  493. New Day Rising, Husker Du
  494. Destroyer, Kiss
  495. Yo! Bum Rush the Show, Public Enemy
  496. Tres Hombres, ZZ Top
  497. Born Under a Bad Sign, Albert King
  498. Touch, Eurythmics