100 Greatest Rock Albums

  1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) - The Beatles
  2. Pet Sounds (1966) - The Beach Boys
  3. What's Going On (1971) - Marvin Gaye
  4. Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) - Pink Floyd
  5. Revolver (1966) - The Beatles
  6. Live at the Apollo (1963) - James Brown
  7. Highway 61 Revisited (1965) - Bob Dylan
  8. Thriller (1982) - Michael Jackson
  9. Are You Experienced? (1967) - Jimi Hendrix
10. Rubber Soul (1965) - The Beatles
11. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988) - Public Enemy
12. Nevermind (1991) - Nirvana
13. Elvis Presley (1956) - Elvis Presley
14. Born To Run (1975) - Bruce Springsteen
15. Exile On Main Street (1972) - The Rolling Stones
16. Blonde On Blonde (1966) - Bob Dylan
17. Innervisions (1973) - Stevie Wonder
18. London Calling (1979) - The Clash
19. Abbey Road (1969) - The Beatles
20. Purple Rain (1984) - Prince
21. Who's Next (1971) - The Who
22. Led Zeppelin II (1969) - Led Zeppelin
23. Songs In The Key Of Life (1976) - Stevie Wonder
24. The Joshua Tree (1987) - U2
25. Rumours (1977) - Fleetwood Mac
26. The Beatles (The White Album) (1968) - The Beatles
27. I Never Loved A Man the Way I Love You (1967) - Aretha Franklin
28. Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962) - Ray Charles
29. Blue (1971) - Joni Mitchell
30. Tapestry (1971) - Carole King
31. Raising Hell (1986) - Run-D.M.C.
32. Tommy (1969) - The Who
33. Led Zeppelin IV (1971) - Led Zeppelin
34. The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967) - The Velvet Underground
35. Appetite For Destruction (1987) - Guns N Roses
36. Paranoid (1970) - Black Sabbath
37. There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) - Sly & The Family Stone
38. Ziggy Stardust (1972) - David Bowie
39. Let It Bleed (1969) - The Rolling Stones
40. Bringing It All Back Home (1965) - Bob Dylan
41. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) - Elton John
42. Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack (1977) - Various Artists
43. Ten (1991) - Pearl Jam
44. Led Zeppelin I (1969) - Led Zeppelin
45. The Doors (1967) - The Doors
46. Superfly (1972) - Curtis Mayfield
47. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998) - Lauryn Hill
48. Back In Black (1980) - AC/DC
49. Born in the USA (1984) - Bruce Springsteen
50. Licensed to Ill (1986) - Beastie Boys
51. Never Mind the Bollocks (1977) - The Sex Pistols
52. Talking Book (1972) - Stevie Wonder
53. Lady Soul (1968) - Aretha Franklin
54. Sign 'O' The Times (1987) - Prince
55. The Ramones (1976) - The Ramones
56. Otis Blue (1965) - Otis Redding
57. Straight Outta Compton (1989) - N.W.A
58. Moondance (1970) - Van Morrison
59. After the Goldrush (1970) - Neil Young
60. The Chronic (1992) - Dr. Dre
61. The Wall (1979) - Pink Floyd
62. Hotel California (1976) - The Eagles
63. Van Halen (1978) - Van Halen
64. Electric Ladyland (1968) - Jimi Hendrix
65. Ok Computer (1997) - Radiohead
66. Automatic for the People (1992) - R.E.M.
67. Blood On the Tracks (1975) - Bob Dylan
68. Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) - Simon & Garfunkel
69. Murmur (1983) - R.E.M.
70. Like A Virgin (1984) - Madonna
71. A Hard Day's Night (1964) - The Beatles
72. Off the Wall (1979) - Michael Jackson
73. Achtung Baby (1991) - U2
74. The Band (1969) - The Band
75. Stand! (1969) - Sly & The Family Stone
76. From Elvis In Memphis (1969) - Elvis Presely
77. Metallica (The Black Album) (1991) - Metallica
78. Sticky Fingers (1971) - The Rolling Stones
79. Synchronicity (1983) - The Police
80. 1999 (1982) - Prince
81. 21 (2011) - Adele
82. Paul's Boutique (1989) - Beastie Boys
83. Astral Weeks (1968) - Van Morrison
84. Number Of the Beast (1982) - Iron Maiden
85. Machine Head (1972) - Deep Purple
86. Surrealistic Pillow (1967) - Jefferson Airplane
87. Master Of Puppets (1986) - Metallica
88. The Clash (1977) - The Clash
89. Remain In Light (1980) - Talking Heads
90. Plastic Ono Band (1970) - John Lennon
91. Black Sabbath (1970) - Black Sabbath
92. 3 Feet High and Rising (1989) - De La Soul
93. Catch A Fire (1973) - Bob Marley & The Wailers
94. The Queen Is Dead (1986) - The Smiths
95. The "Chirping" Crickets (1957) - Buddy Holly
96. Live At Leeds (1970) - The Who
97. good kid, M.A.D.D. city (2012) - Kendrick Lamar
98. Paid In Full (1987) - Eric B. & Rakim
99. Music From Big Pink (1968) - The Band
100. Fullfillingness' First Finale (1974) - Stevie Wonder

101. Disraeli Gears (1967) - Cream
102. Axis Bold As Love (1967) - Jimi Hendrix
103. A Night At The Opera (1975) - Queen
104. DéjàVu (1970) - Crosby, Stills, Nash, &Young
105. Harvest (1972) - Neil Young
106. Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963) - Bob Dylan
107. Beggar's Banquet (1968) - The Rolling Stones
108. In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969) - King Crimson
109. Imagine (1971) - John Lennon
110. Sweetheart of the Rodeo (1968) - The Byrds
111. Horses (1975) - Patti Smith
112. Days Of Future Passed (1967) - The Moody Blues
113. Like A Prayer (1989) - Madonna
114. Here's Little Richard (1957) - Little Richard
115. Jagged Little Pill (1995) - Alanis Morissette
116. Kick Out The Jams (1969) - The MC5
117. All Things Must Pass (1970) - George Harrison
118. Dookie (1994) - Green Day
119. Hot Buttered Soul (1969) - Issac Hayes
120. If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (1966) - The Mamas & The Papas
121. Let's Get It On (1973) - Marvin Gaye
122. Live at the Fillmore East (1971) - The Allman Brothers Band
123. Fresh (1973) - Sly & The Family Stone
124. My Aim Is True (1977) - Elvis Costello
125. Something Else (1968) - The Kinks
126. Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975) - Elton John
127. The Beach Boys Today! (1965) - The Beach Boys
128. Abraxas (1970) - Santana
129. Low (1978) - David Bowie
130. Rock Around The Clock (1956) - Bill Haley & His Comets
131. Graceland (1986) - Paul Simon
132. Radio (1985) - LL Cool J
133. Fun House (1970) - Iggy Pop & The Stooges
134. Ray Charles at Newport (1958) - Ray Charles
135. The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) - Eminem
136. Marquee Moon (1977) - Television
137. The Stone Roses (1989) - The Stone Roses
138. Cosmo's Factory (1970) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
139. Doolittle (1989) - Pixies
140. Stankonia (2000) - OutKast
141. Forever Changes (1967) - Love
142. Sweet Baby James (1970) - James Taylor
143. Run D.M.C. (1984) - Run-D.M.C.
144. Call Me (1973) - Al Green
145. Freak Out! (1966) - Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention
146. One Nation Under A Groove (1978) - Funkadelic
147. At Last (1961) - Etta James
148. Pearl (1971) - Janis Joplin
149. Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991) - Red Hot Chili Peppers
150. Layla (1970) - Derek & The Dominos
151. Ready to Die (1994) - Notorious B.I.G.
152. Bad (1987) - Michael Jackson
153. Back to Black (2006) - Amy Winehouse
154. Surfin U.S.A. (1963) - The Beach Boys
155. Court and Spark (1974) - Joni Mitchell
156. Physical Graffiti (1975) - Led Zeppelin
157. Parallel Lines (1978) - Blondie
158. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967) - Pink Floyd
159. Cheap Thrills (1968) - Big Brother & the Holding Co.
160. (What's the Story) Morning Glory (1995) - Oasis
161. Maggot Brain (1971) - Funkadelic
162. Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) - Bruce Springsteen
163. CrazySexyCool (1994) - TLC
164. Babel (2012) - Mumford & Sons
165. Band On The Run (1973) - Paul McCartney/Wings
166. Bo Diddley (1958) - Bo Diddley
167. The Score (1996) - Fugees
168. Exodus (1977) - Bob Marley & the Wailers
169. The Who Sell Out (1967) - The Who
170. Going To A Go-Go (1965) - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
171. Aqualung (1971) - Jethro Tull
172. The Low End Theory (1991) - A Tribe Called Quest
173. Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) - The Byrds
174. Illmatic (1994) - Nas
175. Fear Of A Black Planet (1990) - Public Enemy
176. The Ventures In Space (1964) - The Ventures
177. Headquarters (1967) - The Monkees
178. Unknown Pleasures (1979) - Joy Division
179. American Idiot (2004) - Green Day
180. Young, Gifted & Black (1972) - Aretha Franklin
181. Toys in the Attic (1975) - Aerosmith
182. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995) - The Smashing Pumpkins
183. The Downward Spiral (1994) - Nine Inch Nails
184. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003) - OutKast
185. The Fame (2008) - Lady Gaga
186. All Eyez On Me (1996) - 2Pac
187. Ace Of Spades (1980) - Motörhead
188. Daydream Nation (1988) - Sonic Youth
189. Closer (1980) - Joy Division
190. Fragile (1971) - Yes
191. Please Please Me (1963) - The Beatles
192. Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) - Janet Jackson
193. American Beauty (1970) - The Grateful Dead
194. Hysteria (1987) - Def Leppard
195. Brothers In Arms (1985) - Dire Straits
196. The Stranger (1977) - Billy Joel
197. This Year's Model (1978) - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
198. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993) - Wu-Tang Clan
199. Bad Girls (1979) - Donna Summer
200. Kid A (2000) - Radiohead

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Last Updated: 2017-04-07
Newly added names are in Red

Criteria: These Albums were chosen for their Popularity, Influence, and Musical Impact. This list includes 'Studio', 'Live', and 'Soundtrack' albums.