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“Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Albums of All Time List (20 Sep. 2020)”

1 Marvin Gaye – What’s Going on

2 The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

3 Joni Mitchell – Blue

4 Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life

5 Beatles – Abbey Road

6 Nirvana – Nevermind

7 Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

8 Prince and the Revolution – Purple Rain

9 Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks

10 Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

11 Beatles – Revolver

12 Michael Jackson – Thriller

13 Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

14 The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main St.

15 Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us back

16 The Clash – London Calling

17 Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

18 Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited

19 Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

20 Radiohead – Kid A

21 Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run

22 The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready to Die

23 The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico

24 Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

25 Carole King – Tapestry

26 Patti Smith – Horses

27 Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

28 D’Angelo – Voodoo

29 Beatles – The Beatles (The White Album)

30 The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced?

31 Miles Davis – Kind of Blue

32 Beyonce – Lemonade

33 Amy Winehouse – Back to Black

34 Stevie Wonder – Innervisions

35 Beatles – Rubber Soul

36 Michael Jackson – Off the Wall

37 Dr. Dre – The Chronic

38 Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde

39 Talking Heads – Remain in Light

40 David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

41 The Rolling Stones – Let it Bleed

42 Radiohead – OK Computer

43 A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory

44 Nas – Illmatic

45 Prince – Sign O’ the Times

46 Paul Simon – Graceland

47 Ramones – Ramones

48 Bob Marley and the Wailers – Legend

49 Outkast – Aquemini

50 Jay-Z – The Blueprint

51 Chuck Berry – The Great Twenty-Eight

52 David Bowie – Station to Station

53 The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland

54 James Brown – Star Time

55 Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon

56 Liz Phair – Exile in Guyville

57 The Band – The Band

58 Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV

59 Stevie Wonder – Talking Book

60 Van Morrison – Astral Weeks

61 Eric B. and Rakim – Paid in Full

62 Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction

63 Steely Dan – Aja

64 Outkast – Stankonia

65 James Brown – Live at the Apollo

66 John Coltrane – A Love Supreme

67 Jay-Z – Reasonable Doubt

68 Kate Bush – Hounds of Love

69 Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill

70 N.W.A. – Straight outta Compton

71 Bob Marley and the Wailers – Exodus

72 Neil Young – Harvest

73 My Bloody Valentine – Loveless

74 Kanye West – The College Dropout

75 Aretha Franklin – Lady Soul

76 Curtis Mayfield – Super Fly (Soundtrack)

77 The Who – Who’s Next

78 Elvis Presley – The Sun Sessions

79 Frank Ocean – Blond

80 The Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols

81 Beyonce – Beyonce

82 Sly and the Family Stone – There’s a Riot Goin’ on

83 Dusty Springfield – Dusty in Memphis

84 AC/DC – Back in Black

85 John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band

86 The Doors – The Doors

87 Miles Davis – Bit**es Brew

88 David Bowie – Hunky Dory

89 Erykah Badu – Baduizm

90 Neil Young – After the Gold Rush

91 Bruce Springsteen – Darkness on the Edge of Town

92 The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold as Love

93 Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott – Supa Dupa Fly

94 The Stooges – Fun House

95 Drake – Take Care

96 R.E.M. – Automatic for the People

97 Metallica – Master of Puppets

98 Lucinda Williams – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

99 Taylor Swift – Red

100 The Band – Music from Big Pink

101 Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

102 The Clash – The Clash

103 De la Soul – Three Feet High and Rising

104 The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers

105 The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East

106 Hole – Live through This

107 Television – Marquee Moon

108 Fiona Apple – When the Pawn…

109 Lou Reed – Transformer

110 Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark

111 Janet Jackson – Control

112 Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

113 The Smiths – The Queen is Dead

114 The Strokes – Is This it

115 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city

116 The Cure – Disintegration

117 Kanye West – Late Registration

118 Eagles – Hotel California

119 Sly and the Family Stone – Stand!

120 Van Morrison – Moondance

121 Elvis Costello – This Year’s Model

122 Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral

123 Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II

124 U2 – Achtung Baby

125 Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique

126 Mary J. Blige – My Life

127 Ray Charles – Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music

128 Queen – A Night at the Opera

129 Pink Floyd – The Wall

130 Prince – 1999

131 Portishead – Dummy

132 Hank Williams – 40 Greatest Hits

133 Joni Mitchell – Hejira

134 Fugees – The Score

135 U2 – The Joshua Tree

136 Funkadelic – Maggot Brain

137 Adele – 21

138 Madonna – The Immaculate Collection

139 Black Sabbath – Paranoid

140 Bob Marley and the Wailers – Catch a Fire

141 Pixies – Doolittle

142 Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A.

143 The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground

144 Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti

145 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP

146 Blondie – Parallel Lines

147 Jeff Buckley – Grace

148 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

149 John Prine – John Prine

150 Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska

151 George Michael – Faith

152 The Pretenders – Pretenders

153 PJ Harvey – Rid of Me

154 Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace

155 Jay-Z – The Black Album

156 The Replacements – Let it Be

157 Oasis – What’s the Story (Morning Glory)

158 Erykah Badu – Mama’s Gun

159 The Police – Synchronicity

160 Pearl Jam – Ten

161 Crosby, Stills & Nash – Crosby, Stills & Nash

162 Pulp – Different Class

163 Various Artists – Saturday Night Fever

164 Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison

165 R.E.M. – Murmur

166 Buddy Holly – 20 Golden Greats

167 Depeche Mode – Violator

168 Steely Dan – Can’t Buy a Thrill

169 Billy Joel – The Stranger

170 Cream – Disraeli Gears

171 Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation

172 Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge over Troubled Water

173 Nirvana – In Utero

174 Jimmy Cliff and Various Artists – The Harder They Come: Original Soundtrack

175 Kendrick Lamar – DA**.

176 Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet

177 Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells a Story

178 Otis Redding – Otis Blue

179 The Notorious B.I.G. – Life after Death

180 Love – Forever Changes

181 Bob Dylan – Bringing it All Back Home

182 James Taylor – Sweet Baby James

183 D’Angelo – Brown Sugar

184 Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual

185 The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet

186 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik

187 Ice Cube – AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted

188 T. Rex – Electric Warrior

189 Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me out

190 The Who – Tommy

191 Etta James – At Last!

192 Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill

193 Credence Clearwater Revival – Willy and the Poor Boys

194 Michael Jackson – Bad

195 Leonard Cohen – Songs of Leonard Cohen

196 Robyn – Body Talk

197 Beatles – Meet the Beatles!

198 The B-52’s – The B-52’s

199 Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted

200 Sade – Diamond Life

201 A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders

202 Bjork – Homogenic

203 Nick Drake – Pink Moon

204 Kanye West – Graduation

205 Cat Stevens – Tea for the Tillerman

206 David Bowie – Low

207 Eagles – Eagles 

208 Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III

209 Run-DMC – Raising He**

210 Ray Charles – The Birth of Soul

211 Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

212 Nina Simone – Wild is the Wind

213 Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel 

214 Tom Petty – Wildflowers

215 Grateful Dead – American Beauty

216 Elliott Smith – Either/Or

217 Oasis – Definitely Maybe

218 TLC – CrazySexyCool

219 Raekwon – Only Built for Cuban Linx

220 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Deja Vu

221 Rage against the Machine – Rage against the Machine

222 Madonna – Ray of Light

223 John Lennon – Imagine

224 Dixie Chicks – Fly

225 Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

226 Derek and the Dominos – Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

227 Little Richard – Here’s Little Richard

228 De la Soul – De la Soul is Dead

229 Patsy Cline – The Ultimate Collection

230 Rihanna – Anti

231 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Da** the Torpedoes

232 John Coltrane – Giant Steps

233 Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes

234 Black Sabbath – Master of Reality

235 Metallica – Metallica (The Black Album)

236 Daft Punk – Discovery

237 Willie Nelson – Red Headed Stranger

238 Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express

239 Boogie down Productions – Criminal Minded

240 Sam Cooke – Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963

241 Massive Attack – Blue Lines

242 The Velvet Underground – Loaded 

243 The Zombies – Odyssey & Oracle

244 Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak

245 Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas

246 LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You out

247 Sade – Love Deluxe

248 Green Day – American Idiot

249 Whitney Houston – Whitney Houston

250 Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady

251 Elton John – Honky Chateau

252 Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We are Devo!

253 Pink Floyd – Piper at the Gates of Dawn

254 Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters

255 Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan

256 Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman

257 Dolly Parton – Coat of Many Colors

258 Joni Mitchell – The Hissing of Summer Lawns

259 Janis Joplin – Pearl

260 The Slits – Cut

261 Beastie Boys – Check Your Head

262 New Order – Power, Corruption & Lies

263 Beatles – Hard Day’s Night

264 Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

265 Pavement – Wowee Zowee

266 Beatles – Help!

267 Minutemen – Double Nickels on the Dime

268 Randy Newman – Sail away

269 Kanye West – Yeezus

270 Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour

271 Mary J. Blige – What’s the 411?

272 The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat

273 Gang of Four – Entertainment!

274 The Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo

275 Curtis Mayfield – Curtis

276 Radiohead – The Bends

277 Alicia Keys – The Diary of Alicia Keys

278 Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy

279 Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York

280 50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin’

281 Harry Nilsson – Nilsson Schmilsson

282 Frank Sinatra – In the Wee Small Hours

283 Donna Summer – Bad Girls

284 Merle Haggard – Down Every Road 1962-1994

285 Big Star – Third/Sister Lovers

286 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication

287 The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man

288 The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers

289 Bjork – Post

290 Outkast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

291 Destiny’s Child – The Writing’s on the Wall

292 Van Halen – Van Halen

293 The Breeders – Last Splash

294 Weezer – Weezer (The Blue Album)

295 Daft Punk – Random Access

296 Neil Young – Rust Never Sleeps

297 Peter Gabriel – So

298 Tom Petty – Full Moon Fever

299 B.B. King – Live at the Regal

300 Shania Twain – Come on over

301 New York Dolls – New York Dolls

302 Neil Young – Tonight’s the Night

303 ABBA – The Definitive Collection

304 Bill Withers – Just as I am!

305 KISS – Alive!

306 Al Green – I’m Still in Love with You

307 Sam Cooke – Portrait of a Legend

308 Brian Eno – Here Come the Warm Jets

309 Joy Division – Closer

310 Wire – Pink Flag

311 Neil Young – On the Beach

312 Solange – A Seat at the Table

313 PJ Harvey – Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

314 Aaliyah – One in a Million

315 Rosalia – El Mal Querer

316 The Who – The Who Sell out

317 Billie Holiday – Lady in Satin

318 Janet Jackson – The Velvet Rope

319 The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses

320 X – Los Angeles

321 Lana Del Rey – Norman Fu**ing Rockwell!

322 Elvis Presley – From Elvis in Memphis

323 The Clash – Sandinista!

324 Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head

325 Jerry Lee Lewis – All Killer No Filler!

326 Prince – Dirty Mind

327 The Who – Live at Leeds

328 Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

329 DJ Shadow – Endtroducing…

330 The Rolling Stones – Aftermath

331 Madonna – Like a Prayer

332 Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley

333 Bill Withers – Still Bill

334 Santana – Abraxas

335 Bob Dylan and the Band – The Basement Tapes

336 Roxy Music – Avalon

337 Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding

338 Brian Eno – Another Green World

339 Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation 1814

340 Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle

341 The Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream

342 Beatles – Let it Be

343 Sly and the Family Stone – Greatest Hits

344 Toots and the Maytals – Funky Kingston

345 Bruce Springsteen – The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle

346 Arctic Monkeys – AM

347 GZA – Liquid Swords 

348 Gillian Welch – Time (The Revelator)

349 MC5 – Kick out the Jams

350 Stevie Wonder – Music of My Mind

351 Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure

352 Eminem – The Slim Shady LP

353 The Cars – The Cars

354 X-Ray Spex – Germfree Adolescents

355 Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath

356 Dr. John – Gris-Gris 

357 Tom Waits – Rain Dogs

358 Sonic Youth – Goo

359 Big Star – Radio City

360 Funkadelic – One Nation under a Groove

361 My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade

362 Luther Vandross – Never Too Much

363 Parliament – The Mothership Connection

364 Talking Heads – More Songs about Buildings and Food

365 Madvillain – Madvillainy

366 Aerosmith – Rocks

367 Drake – If You’re Reading This it’s Too Late

368 George Harrison – All Things Must Pass

369 Mobb Deep – The Infamous

370 Lil Wayne – Tha Carter II

371 The Temptations – Anthology

372 Big Brother and the Holding Company – Cheap Thrills

373 Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul

374 Robert Johnson – King of the Delta Blues Singers

375 Green Day – Dookie

376 Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane over the Sea

377 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell

378 Run-DMC – Run-D.M.C.

379 Rush – Moving Pictures

380 Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um

381 Lynyrd Skynyrd – (Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd)

382 Tame Impala – Currents

383 Massive Attack – Mezzanine

384 The Kinks – The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society

385 Ramones – Rocket to Russia

386 J Dilla – Donuts

387 Radiohead – In Rainbows

388 Aretha Franklin – Young, Gifted and Black

389 Mariah Carey – The Emancipation of Mimi

390 Pixies – Surfer Rosa

391 Kelis – Kaleidoscope

392 Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner

393 Taylor Swift – 1989

394 Diana Ross – Diana

395 D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah

396 Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything?

397 Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where do We Go?

398 The Raincoats – The Raincoats

399 Brian Wilson – Smile

400 The Go-Go’s – Beauty and the Beat

401 Blondie – Blondie

402 Fela Kuti and Africa 70 – Expensive Sh**

403 Ghostface Killah – Supreme Clientele

404 Anita Baker – Rapture

405 Various Artists – Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era

406 Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs

407 Neil Young – Everybody Knows This is Nowhere

408 Motorhead – Ace of Spades

409 Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead

410 The Beach Boys – Wild Honey

411 Bob Dylan – Love and Theft

412 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles – Going to a Go Go

413 Credence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory

414 Chic – Risque

415 The Meters – Looka Py Py

416 The Roots – Things Fall apart

417 Ornette Coleman – The Shape of Jazz to Come

418 Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms

419 Eric Church – Chief

420 Earth, Wind and Fire – That’s the Way of the World

421 M.I.A. – Arular

422 Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get it on

423 Yo La Tengo – I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

424 Beck – Odelay

425 Paul Simon – Paul Simon

426 Lucinda Williams – Lucinda Williams

427 Al Green – Call Me

428 Husker Du – New Day Rising

429 The Four Tops – Reach out

430 Elvis Costello – My Aim is True 

431 Los Lobos – How Will the Wolf Survive?

432 Usher – Confessions

433 LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver

434 Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

435 Pet Shop Boys – Actually

436 2pac – All Eyez on Me

437 Primal Scream – Screamadelica

438 Blur – Parklife

439 James Brown – Sex Machine

440 Loretta Lynn – Coal Miner’s Daughter

441 Britney Spears – Blackout

442 The Weeknd – Beauty behind the Madness

443 David Bowie – Scary Monsters

444 Fiona Apple – Extraordinary Machine

445 Yes – Close to the Edge

446 Alice Coltrane – Journey in Satchidanada

447 Bad Bunny – X 100pre

448 Otis Redding – Dictionary of Soul

449 The White Stripes – Elephant

450 Paul & Linda McCartney – Ram

451 Roberta Flack – First Take

452 Diana Ross and the Supremes – Anthology

453 Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine

454 Can – Ege Bamyasi

455 Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley/Go Bo Diddley

456 Al Green – Greatest Hits

457 Sinead O’Connor – I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

458 Jason Isbell – Southeastern

459 Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon: The End of the Day

460 Lorde – Melodrama

461 Bon Iver – For Emma

462 The Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace of Sin

463 Laura Nyro – Eli & the 13th Confession

464 The Isley Brothers – 3 + 3

465 King Sunny Ade – The Best of the Classic Years

466 The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys Today!

467 Maxwell – BLACKsummers’night

468 The Rolling Stones – Some Girls

469 Manu Chao – Clandestino

470 Juvenile – 400 Degreez

471 Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow

472 SZA – Ctrl

473 Daddy Yankee – Barrio Fino

474 Big Star – #1 Record

475 Sheryl Crow – Sheryl Crow

476 Sparks – Kimono My House

477 Howlin’ Wolf – Moanin’ in the Moonlight

478 The Kinks – Something Else by the Kinks

479 Selena – Amor Prohibido

480 Miranda Lambert – The Weight of These Wings

481 Belle and Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister

482 The Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde

483 Muddy Waters – The Anthology

484 Lady Gaga – Born This Way

485 Richard & Linda Thompson – I Want to See the Bright Lights

486 John Mayer – Continuum

487 Black Flag – Damaged

488 The Stooges – The Stooges

489 Phil Spector and Various Artists – Back to Mono (1958-1969)

490 Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like a Wheel

491 Harry Styles – Fine Line

492 Bonnie Raitt – Nick of Time

493 Marvin Gaye – Here, My Dear

494 The Ronettes – Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes

495 Boyz II Men – II

496 Shakira – Donde Estan los Ladrones

497 Various Artists – The Indestructible Beat of Soweto

498 Suicide – Suicide

499 Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ask Rufus

500 Arcade Fire – Funeral

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