Annotation

Note: the Official Website directs you to the correct page, but Rolling Stone Magazine has edited the list to reflect the 2012 Rolling Stone Magazines 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, not the 2003 list.

Annotation last modified on 2021-08-23 23:00 UTC.

Release Groups

#YearTitleArtistTypeRatingReleases
11967Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe BeatlesAlbum4.5561
21966Pet SoundsThe Beach BoysAlbum4.449
31966RevolverThe BeatlesAlbum4.643
41965Highway 61 RevisitedBob DylanAlbum4.329
51965Rubber SoulThe BeatlesAlbum4.4556
61971What’s Going OnMarvin GayeAlbum4.6541
71972Exile on Main St.The Rolling StonesAlbum4.448
81979London CallingThe ClashAlbum4.1536
91966Blonde on BlondeBob DylanAlbum4.2545
101968The Beatles (“The White Album”)The BeatlesAlbum4.451
111975The Sun SessionsElvis PresleyAlbum + Compilation44
121959Kind of BlueMiles DavisAlbum4.5111
131967The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & NicoAlbum4.738
141969Abbey RoadThe BeatlesAlbum4.757
151967Are You ExperiencedThe Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAlbum445
161975Blood on the TracksBob DylanAlbum4.3526
171991NevermindNirvanaAlbum4.4582
181975Born to RunBruce SpringsteenAlbum4.3563
191968Astral WeeksVan MorrisonAlbum4.3514
201982ThrillerMichael JacksonAlbum4.4557
211970John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandJohn Lennon/Plastic Ono BandAlbum420
221982The Great Twenty‐EightChuck BerryAlbum + Compilation4
231973InnervisionsStevie WonderAlbum533
241963Live at the Apollo, 1962James BrownAlbum + Live4.59
251977RumoursFleetwood MacAlbum4.564
261987The Joshua TreeU2Album4.454
271961King of the Delta Blues SingersRobert JohnsonAlbum + Compilation11
281971Who’s NextThe WhoAlbum4.3552
291969Led ZeppelinLed ZeppelinAlbum4.5557
301971BlueJoni MitchellAlbum4.520
311965Bringing It All Back HomeBob DylanAlbum4.4541
321969Let It BleedThe Rolling StonesAlbum4.533
331976RamonesRamonesAlbum419
341968Music From Big PinkThe BandAlbum422
351972The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From MarsDavid BowieAlbum4.651
361971TapestryCarole KingAlbum436
371976Hotel CaliforniaEaglesAlbum4.4552
382001The AnthologyMuddy WatersAlbum + Compilation21
391963Please Please MeThe BeatlesAlbum467
401967Forever ChangesLoveAlbum4.4519
411977Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex PistolsSex PistolsAlbum4.5546
421967The DoorsThe DoorsAlbum4.540
431973The Dark Side of the MoonPink FloydAlbum4.75102
441975HorsesPatti SmithAlbum4.1523
451969The Band (“The Brown Album”)The BandAlbum4.3520
461984Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and The WailersBob Marley & The WailersAlbum + Compilation4.257
471965A Love SupremeJohn ColtraneAlbum4.736
481988It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us BackPublic EnemyAlbum3.5524
491971At Fillmore EastThe Allman Brothers BandAlbum + Live4.529
501957Here’s Little RichardLittle RichardAlbum4.258
511970Bridge Over Troubled WaterSimon and GarfunkelAlbum4.1538
521975Greatest HitsAl GreenAlbum + Compilation14
531991The Birth of SoulRay CharlesAlbum + Compilation1
541968Electric LadylandThe Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAlbum3.8549
551956Elvis PresleyElvis PresleyAlbum4.1514
561976Songs in the Key of LifeStevie WonderAlbum4.5526
571968Beggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum4.5528
581969Trout Mask ReplicaCaptain Beefheart & His Magic BandAlbum4.2511
591964Meet The Beatles!The BeatlesAlbum4.4532
601970Greatest HitsSly & the Family StoneAlbum + Compilation47
611987Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesAlbum4.459
621991Achtung BabyU2Album4.436
631971Sticky FingersThe Rolling StonesAlbum4.4542
641991Back to Mono (1958–1969)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation3
651970MoondanceVan MorrisonAlbum4.5532
661971[Led Zeppelin IV]Led ZeppelinAlbum4.769
671977The StrangerBilly JoelAlbum4.4537
681979Off the WallMichael JacksonAlbum4.3538
691972SuperflyCurtis MayfieldAlbum + Soundtrack4.618
701975Physical GraffitiLed ZeppelinAlbum4.2538
711970After the Gold RushNeil YoungAlbum4.924
721984Purple RainPrince and The RevolutionAlbum + Soundtrack4.2537
731980Back in BlackAC/DCAlbum4.4554
741965Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings SoulOtis ReddingAlbum519
751969Led Zeppelin IILed ZeppelinAlbum4.5555
761971ImagineJohn LennonAlbum4.140
771977The ClashThe ClashAlbum4.225
781972HarvestNeil YoungAlbum4.4523
791991Star TimeJames BrownAlbum + Compilation53
801968Odessey and OracleThe ZombiesAlbum426
811986GracelandPaul SimonAlbum4.5542
821967Axis: Bold as LoveThe Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAlbum3.938
831967I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love YouAretha FranklinAlbum3.814
841968Lady SoulAretha FranklinAlbum512
851984Born in the U.S.A.Bruce SpringsteenAlbum4.65161
861970Let It BeThe BeatlesAlbum4.0551
871979The WallPink FloydAlbum4.478
881968At Folsom PrisonJohnny CashAlbum + Live4.314
891969Dusty in MemphisDusty SpringfieldAlbum419
901972Talking BookStevie WonderAlbum4.821
911973Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadElton JohnAlbum452
92197820 Golden GreatsBuddy HollyAlbum + Compilation6
931987Sign “☮︎” the TimesPrinceAlbum4.1516
941970Bitches BrewMiles DavisAlbum4.936
951969Green RiverCreedence Clearwater RevivalAlbum4.6526
961969TommyThe WhoAlbum4.2543
971963The Freewheelin’ Bob DylanBob DylanAlbum4.2525
981978This Year’s ModelElvis Costello & The AttractionsAlbum4.7521
991971There’s a Riot Goin’ OnSly & the Family StoneAlbum3.6519
1001955In the Wee Small HoursFrank SinatraAlbum516

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