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 BeatlesAlbum4.5567
21966Pet SoundsThe Beach BoysAlbum4.3554
31966RevolverThe BeatlesAlbum4.654
41965Highway 61 RevisitedBob DylanAlbum4.2534
51965Rubber SoulThe BeatlesAlbum4.4595
61971What’s Going OnMarvin GayeAlbum4.6542
71972Exile on Main St.The Rolling StonesAlbum4.351
81979London CallingThe ClashAlbum4.242
91966Blonde on BlondeBob DylanAlbum4.356
101968The Beatles (The White Album)The BeatlesAlbum4.3555
111975The Sun SessionsElvis PresleyAlbum + Compilation43
121959Kind of BlueMiles DavisAlbum4.55121
131967The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & NicoAlbum4.538
141969Abbey RoadThe BeatlesAlbum4.661
151967Are You ExperiencedThe Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAlbum4.148
161975Blood on the TracksBob DylanAlbum4.2527
171991NevermindNirvanaAlbum4.588
181975Born to RunBruce SpringsteenAlbum4.167
191968Astral WeeksVan MorrisonAlbum416
201982ThrillerMichael JacksonAlbum4.472
211970John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandJohn Lennon/Plastic Ono BandAlbum422
221982The Great Twenty‐EightChuck BerryAlbum + Compilation4
231973InnervisionsStevie WonderAlbum533
241963Live at the Apollo, 1962James BrownAlbum + Live4.510
251977RumoursFleetwood MacAlbum4.468
261987The Joshua TreeU2Album4.356
271961King of the Delta Blues SingersRobert JohnsonAlbum + Compilation11
281971Who’s NextThe WhoAlbum4.460
291969Led Zeppelin (I)Led ZeppelinAlbum4.4561
301971BlueJoni MitchellAlbum4.2523
311965Bringing It All Back HomeBob DylanAlbum4.445
321969Let It BleedThe Rolling StonesAlbum4.336
331976RamonesRamonesAlbum4.1521
341968Music From Big PinkThe BandAlbum422
351972The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From MarsDavid BowieAlbum4.657
361971TapestryCarole KingAlbum4180
371976Hotel CaliforniaEaglesAlbum4.4561
382001The AnthologyMuddy WatersAlbum + Compilation21
391963Please Please MeThe BeatlesAlbum3.9570
401967Forever ChangesLoveAlbum4.4520
411977Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex PistolsSex PistolsAlbum4.4550
421967The DoorsThe DoorsAlbum4.5542
431973The Dark Side of the MoonPink FloydAlbum4.75117
441975HorsesPatti SmithAlbum4.324
451969The Band (“The Brown Album”)The BandAlbum4.1521
461984Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and The WailersBob Marley & The WailersAlbum + Compilation4.1566
471965A Love SupremeJohn ColtraneAlbum4.637
481988It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us BackPublic EnemyAlbum3.625
491971At Fillmore EastThe Allman Brothers BandAlbum + Live4.530
501957Here’s Little RichardLittle RichardAlbum4.258
511970Bridge Over Troubled WaterSimon and GarfunkelAlbum440
521975Greatest HitsAl GreenAlbum + Compilation514
531991The Birth of SoulRay CharlesAlbum + Compilation1
541968Electric LadylandThe Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAlbum4.253
551956Elvis PresleyElvis PresleyAlbum4.1517
561976Songs in the Key of LifeStevie WonderAlbum4.5532
571968Beggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum4.3530
581969Trout Mask ReplicaCaptain Beefheart & His Magic BandAlbum4.311
591964Meet The Beatles!The BeatlesAlbum4.4532
601970Greatest HitsSly & the Family StoneAlbum + Compilation47
611987Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesAlbum4.4565
621991Achtung BabyU2Album4.3536
631971Sticky FingersThe Rolling StonesAlbum4.443
641991Back to Mono (1958–1969)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation23
651970MoondanceVan MorrisonAlbum4.3533
661971[Led Zeppelin IV]Led ZeppelinAlbum4.877
671977The StrangerBilly JoelAlbum4.243
681979Off the WallMichael JacksonAlbum3.8541
691972SuperflyCurtis MayfieldAlbum + Soundtrack4.2520
701975Physical GraffitiLed ZeppelinAlbum4.140
711970After the Gold RushNeil YoungAlbum4.6527
721984Purple RainPrince and The RevolutionAlbum + Soundtrack4.340
731980Back in BlackAC/DCAlbum4.4550
741965Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings SoulOtis ReddingAlbum4.2519
751969Led Zeppelin IILed ZeppelinAlbum4.460
761971ImagineJohn LennonAlbum4.0543
771977The ClashThe ClashAlbum425
781972HarvestNeil YoungAlbum4.428
791991Star TimeJames BrownAlbum + Compilation4.53
801968Odessey and OracleThe ZombiesAlbum3.925
811986GracelandPaul SimonAlbum4.3545
821967Axis: Bold as LoveThe Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAlbum3.9542
831967I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love YouAretha FranklinAlbum3.6519
841968Lady SoulAretha FranklinAlbum415
851984Born in the U.S.A.Bruce SpringsteenAlbum4.25164
861970Let It BeThe BeatlesAlbum4.0551
871979The WallPink FloydAlbum4.4584
881968At Folsom PrisonJohnny CashAlbum + Live416
891969Dusty in MemphisDusty SpringfieldAlbum3.820
901972Talking BookStevie WonderAlbum4.4524
911973Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadElton JohnAlbum456
92197820 Golden GreatsBuddy HollyAlbum + Compilation36
931987Sign “☮︎” the TimesPrinceAlbum4.119
941970Bitches BrewMiles DavisAlbum4.738
951969Green RiverCreedence Clearwater RevivalAlbum4.2532
961969TommyThe WhoAlbum4.247
971963The Freewheelin’ Bob DylanBob DylanAlbum4.230
981978This Year’s ModelElvis Costello & The AttractionsAlbum4.3523
991971There’s a Riot Goin’ OnSly & the Family StoneAlbum3.520
1001955In the Wee Small HoursFrank SinatraAlbum3.518

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