500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Top 500 albums of all timeRolling Stone magazine has just listed what they consider to be the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Lets take a close look specifically at their top 100, shall we?

Rolling Stone likes The Beatles. The four mop-tops from England account for eight albums in the top 100, including four of the top ten. John Lennon on his own accounts for another couple. Canadian content is well represented with Joni Mitchell coming in at #30, The Band at #34 and #45 and Neil Young at #71 and #78. As for albums from artists in my personal top 10, you'll find Nirvana at #17, Public Enemy at #48 and Guns n' Roses at #61.

Here are Rolling Stone's top 100: 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 (1963) - 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, 29. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin, 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, 1952 - 1959 - 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


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