Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone Magazine recently published their top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, originally being released in 2003, edited in 2012, and now the latest in 2020. Does it cause arguments among friends about what album is better, and which artist deserves to be where? Yup. Does it create colorful conversation? Sure does. But is it fun? Oh yeah. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and that’s what makes articles like this great. Below are a few highlights, but you can check out the entire list and explanation of how they came up with it at RollingStone.com.

468 – Rolling Stones Some Girls
443 – David Bowie Scary Monsters
408 – Motorhead Ace of Spades
381 – Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd
379 – Rush Moving Pictures
375 – Green Day Dookie
366 – Aerosmith Rocks
355 – Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
316 – The Who The Who Sell Out
292 – Van Halen Van Halen
286 – Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
266 – The Beatles Help
264 – Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
248 – Green Day American Idiot
214 – Tom Petty Wildflowers
207 – Eagles Eagles
190 – The Who Tommy
160 – Pearl Jam Ten
144 – Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
139 – Black Sabbath Paranoid
129 – Pink Floyd The Wall
128 – Queen A Night At the Opera
118 – The Eagles Hotel California
101 – Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
84 – AC/DC Back in Black
53 – Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland
47 – The Rolling Stones Led It Bleed
40 – David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
11 – The Beatles Revolver
6 – Nirvana Nevermind

 

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