Useful Notes / Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Rolling Stone Magazine's list of 500 Greatest Albums of all time. First begun in 2003, a new list was issued in 2012, this time considering albums released during the 2000s. Albums (and artists) that have not yet been added to TV Tropes are listed in Red Markup, and we would appreciate it if tropers would scroll through the list and add these pages.

The more recent 2012 list replaced 38 albums on the 2003 list, either with newer albums or with albums done by similar artists in the genre. For the 2003 release, Rolling Stone compiled 273 weighted top-fifty lists by various artists, producers, industry executives and journalists; the magazine editors then used those lists to assign each featured album to a spot according to its popularity. The 2012 version is more revision-based, with 100 experts either changing some selections or adding new ones. These experts include artists who are in the list, though the majority tend to be artists, record producers, or even critics who do not make an appearance.

The result does tend to favor "testosterone-fueled vintage rock," according to one reporter. Various demographics do remain underrepresented; female solo artists or bands with female artists only account for about 10% of the additions, and contributions made by minorities such as Hispanics and Latinos, Asians, and even non-British Europeans remain few and far-between − in fact, the entirety of the albums in the latest list are sung in English (when they're not instrumental). The selections have also been criticized as putting too much emphasis on Rock and all its subgenres, and thus designate the positions to mostly white American musicians or British musicians. Moreover, the newer artists included in the 2012 revision remain at the bottom, while the top 50 seems to favor deceased artists, artists who are revered by consensus, or older albums that have since had a chance to be Vindicated by History.

Nevertheless, even younger critics maintain that despite the racial, generational, and gender bias, most albums on this list do remain worthy of the title "great." In addition, most albums aren't ranked based on the quality of their music, but their importance and influence in the Western music canon. It's also important to keep in mind that most of the experts who contributed to the list are Baby Boomers; rock and its subgenres maintained their identity and their way to connect to the world.

By no means is this a definitive list, but it's an important guideline to view how these influential artists continue to shape the future of popular music to this day.

  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 St. – The Rolling Stones
  8. London Calling – The Clash
  9. Blonde on Blonde – Bob Dylan
  10. The White Album – The Beatles
  11. The Sun Sessions – Elvis Presleynote 
  12. Kind of Blue – Miles Davis
  13. The Velvet Underground & Nico – 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 28 – Chuck Berry
  22. The Complete Recordings – Robert Johnson
  23. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – John Lennon
  24. Innervisions – Stevie Wonder
  25. Live at the Apollo – James Brown
  26. Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
  27. The Joshua Tree – U2
  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 – The 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 – 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 – 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 Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  52. Greatest Hits Al Green – Al Green
  53. With the Beatles – The Beatles
  54. The Birth Of Soul The Complete Atlantic Rhythm And Blues Recordings – Ray Charles
  55. Electric Ladyland – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  56. Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley
  57. Songs in the Key of Life – Stevie Wonder
  58. Beggars Banquet – The Rolling Stones
  59. Chronicle Album – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  60. Trout Mask Replica – Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
  61. Greatest Hits Sly Stone – Sly and the Family Stone
  62. Appetite for Destruction – Guns N' Roses
  63. Achtung Baby – U2
  64. Sticky Fingers – The Rolling Stones
  65. Back To Mono – Phil Spector
  66. Moondance – Van Morrison
  67. Kid A – Radiohead
  68. Off the Wall – Michael Jackson
  69. Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin
  70. The Stranger Album – Billy Joel
  71. Graceland – Paul Simon
  72. Superfly Album – Curtis Mayfield
  73. Physical Graffiti – Led Zeppelin
  74. After The Gold Rush – Neil Young
  75. Star Time – James Brown
  76. Purple Rain – Prince and the Revolution
  77. Back in Black – AC/DC
  78. Otis Blue – Otis Redding
  79. Led Zeppelin II – Led Zeppelin
  80. Imagine – John Lennon
  81. The Clash Album – The Clash
  82. Harvest Album – Neil Young
  83. Axis: Bold as Love – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  84. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You – Aretha Franklin
  85. Lady Soul – Aretha Franklin
  86. Born In The USA – Bruce Springsteen
  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. TwentyGoldenGreats – Buddy Holly and the Crickets
  93. Sign O The Times – Prince
  94. FortyGreatestHits – Hank Williams
  95. Bitches Brew – Miles Davis
  96. Tommy – The Who
  97. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan
  98. This Year's Model – Elvis Costello
  99. Theres A Riot Goin On – Sly and the Family Stone
  100. Odessey and Oracle – The Zombies
  101. In the Wee Small Hours – Frank Sinatra
  102. Fresh Cream – Cream
  103. Giant Steps – John Coltrane
  104. Sweet Baby James – James Taylor
  105. Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music – Ray Charles
  106. Rocket to Russia – Ramones
  107. Portrait Of A Legend – Sam Cooke
  108. Hunky Dory – David Bowie
  109. Aftermath – The Rolling Stones
  110. Loaded – Velvet Underground
  111. The Bends – Radiohead
  112. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears – The Mamas & the Papas
  113. Court And Spark – Joni Mitchell
  114. Disraeli Gears – Cream
  115. The Who Sell Out – The Who
  116. Out of Our Heads – The Rolling Stones
  117. Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs – Derek and the Dominos
  118. Late Registration – Kanye West
  119. At Last – Etta James
  120. Sweetheart Of The Rodeo – The Byrds
  121. Stand! – Sly and the Family Stone
  122. The Harder They Come – Jimmy Cliff
  123. Raising Hell – Run–D.M.C.
  124. Moby Grape Album – Moby Grape
  125. Pearl – Janis Joplin
  126. Catch a Fire – Bob Marley and the Wailers
  127. Younger Than Yesterday – The Byrds
  128. Raw Power – The Stooges
  129. Remain in Light – Talking Heads
  130. Marquee Moon – Television
  131. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
  132. Saturday Night Fever – Various Artists
  133. The Wild The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle – Bruce Springsteen
  134. Ready to Die – The Notorious B.I.G.
  135. Slanted And Enchanted – Pavement
  136. Greatest Hits Elton John – Elton John
  137. Tim – The Replacements
  138. The Chronic – Dr Dre
  139. Rejuvenation Album – The Meters
  140. Parallel Lines – Blondie
  141. Live At The Regal – B.B. King
  142. A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector – Phil Spector
  143. Gris Gris – Dr John
  144. Straight Outta Compton – N.W.A.
  145. Aja – Steely Dan
  146. Surrealistic Pillow – Jefferson Airplane
  147. Deja Vu Album – Crosby, Stills, Nash (And Young)
  148. Houses of the Holy – Led Zeppelin
  149. Santana1969 – Santana
  150. Darkness On The Edge Of Town – Bruce Springsteen
  151. Funeral – Arcade Fire
  152. The B52s Album – The B-52s
  153. The Low End Theory – A Tribe Called Quest
  154. Moanin' in the Moonlight – Howlin' Wolf
  155. Pretenders Album – The Pretenders
  156. Paul's Boutique – Beastie Boys
  157. Closer – Joy Division
  158. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy – Elton John
  159. Alive Music – Kiss
  160. Electric Warrior – T Rex
  161. The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
  162. OK Computer – Radiohead
  163. 1999 – Prince
  164. The Very Best Of Linda Ronstadt – Linda Ronstadt
  165. Lets Get It On – Marvin Gaye
  166. Imperial Bedroom – Elvis Costello
  167. Master of Puppets – Metallica
  168. My Aim Is True – Elvis Costello
  169. Exodus – Bob Marley And The Wailers
  170. Live At Leeds – The Who
  171. The Notorious Byrd Brothers – The Byrds
  172. Every Picture Tells A Story – Rod Stewart
  173. Something/Anything? – Todd Rundgren
  174. Desire – Bob Dylan
  175. Close To You – Carpenters
  176. RocksAlbum – Aerosmith
  177. One Nation Under a Groove – Funkadelic
  178. The Anthology Curtis Mayfield – Curtis Mayfield And The Impressions
  179. The Definitive Collection – ABBA
  180. Rolling Stones Now – The Rolling Stones
  181. Natty Dread – Bob Marley And The Wailers
  182. Fleetwood Mac Album – Fleetwood Mac
  183. Red Headed Stranger – Willie Nelson
  184. The Immaculate Collection – Madonna
  185. The Stooges (Album) – The Stooges
  186. FRESHAlbum – Sly and the Family Stone
  187. So – Peter Gabriel
  188. Buffalo Springfield Again – Buffalo Springfield
  189. Happy Trails – Quicksilver Messenger Service
  190. From Elvis In Memphis – Elvis Presley
  191. Fun House – The Stooges
  192. The Gilded Palace Of Sin – The Flying Burrito Brothers
  193. Dookie – Green Day
  194. Transformer – Lou Reed
  195. Blues Breakers – John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers
  196. Nuggets Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era – Various Artists
  197. Murmur – R.E.M.
  198. The Best Of Little Walter – Little Walter
  199. Is This It – The Strokes
  200. Highway To Hell – AC/DC
  201. The Downward Spiral – Nine Inch Nails
  202. Parsley Sage Rosemary And Thyme – Simon & Garfunkel
  203. Bad – Michael Jackson
  204. Modern Times Album – Bob Dylan
  205. Wheels Of Fire – Cream
  206. Dirty Mind – Prince
  207. Abraxas – Santana
  208. Tea For The Tillerman – Cat Stevens
  209. 10 – Pearl Jam
  210. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere – Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  211. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
  212. Crooked Rain Crooked Rain – Pavement
  213. Tattoo You – The Rolling Stones
  214. Proud Mary The Best Of Ike And Tina Turner – Ike and Tina Turner
  215. New York Dolls Album – New York Dolls
  216. Bo Diddley Go Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
  217. Two Steps From The Blues – Bobby Bland
  218. The Queen is Dead – The Smiths
  219. Licensed to Ill – Beastie Boys
  220. Look Ka Py Py – The Meters
  221. Loveless – My Bloody Valentine
  222. New Orleans Piano – Professor Longhair
  223. War – U2
  224. The Neil Diamond Collection – Neil Diamond
  225. American Idiot – Green Day
  226. Nebraska Album – Bruce Springsteen
  227. Doolittle – The Pixies
  228. Paid In Full – Eric B. & Rakim
  229. Toys In The Attic – Aerosmith
  230. Nick of Time – Bonnie Raitt
  231. A Night at the Opera – Queen
  232. The Kink Kronikles – The Kinks
  233. Mr. Tambourine Man – The Byrds
  234. Bookends Album – Simon & Garfunkel
  235. The Ultimate Collection Patsy Cline – Patsy Cline
  236. Mr Excitement – Jackie Wilson
  237. My Generation – The Who
  238. The Howlin' Wolf Album – Howlin' Wolf
  239. Like a Prayer – Madonna
  240. Cant Buy A Thrill – Steely Dan
  241. Let It Be The Replacements Album – The Replacements
  242. Run DMC – Run–D.M.C.
  243. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
  244. The Marshall Mathers LP – Eminem
  245. All Killer No Filler The Anthology – Jerry Lee Lewis
  246. Freak Out – The Mothers of Invention
  247. Live Dead – Grateful Dead
  248. The Shape of Jazz to Come – Ornette Coleman
  249. Automatic For The People – R.E.M.
  250. Reasonable Doubt – Jay-Z
  251. Low – David Bowie
  252. The Blueprint – Jay-Z
  253. The River – Bruce Springsteen
  254. Complete And Unbelievable The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul – Otis Redding
  255. The Black Album – Metallica
  256. Trans-Europe Express – Kraftwerk
  257. Whitney Houston Album – Whitney Houston
  258. The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society – The Kinks
  259. The Velvet Rope – Janet Jackson
  260. Stardust Album – Willie Nelson
  261. American Beauty – Grateful Dead
  262. Crosby Stills And Nash Album - Crosby, Stills & Nash
  263. Tracy Chapman Album – Tracy Chapman
  264. Workingmans Dead – Grateful Dead
  265. The Genius Of Ray Charles – Ray Charles
  266. Child Is Father To The Man – Blood Sweat And Tears
  267. Quadrophenia – The Who
  268. Paul Simon Album – Paul Simon
  269. Psychocandy – The Jesus and Mary Chain
  270. Some Girls – The Rolling Stones
  271. The Beach Boys Today! – The Beach Boys
  272. Dig Me Out – Sleater-Kinney
  273. Going To A Go Go – Smokey Robinson And The Miracles
  274. Nightbirds – LabelleArtist
  275. The Slim Shady LP – Eminem
  276. Mothership Connection – Parliament
  277. Rhythm Nation 1814 – Janet Jackson
  278. Anthology Of American Folk Music – Various Artists
  279. Aladdin Sane – David Bowie
  280. All That You Can't Leave Behind – U2
  281. My Life – Mary J. Blige
  282. Folk Singer – Muddy Waters
  283. Cant Get Enough – Barry White
  284. The Cars Album – The Cars
  285. Music Of My Mind – Stevie Wonder
  286. Im Still In Love With You – Al Green
  287. Los Angeles Album – X
  288. Anthem of the Sun – Grateful Dead
  289. Something Else by the Kinks – The Kinks
  290. Call Me – Al Green
  291. Talking Heads: 77 – Talking Heads
  292. The Basement Tapes – Bob Dylan And The Band
  293. White Light/White Heat – Velvet Underground
  294. Kick Out the Jams – MC5
  295. Songs of Love and Hate – Leonard Cohen
  296. Meat Is Murder – The Smiths
  297. We're Only in It for the Money – The Mothers of Invention
  298. The College Dropout – Kanye West
  299. The Blue Album – Weezer
  300. Master of Reality – Black Sabbath
  301. Coat of Many Colors – Dolly Parton
  302. Fear of a Black Planet – Public Enemy
  303. John Wesley Harding – Bob Dylan
  304. Grace – Jeff Buckley
  305. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road – Lucinda Williams
  306. Odelay – Beck
  307. A Hard Day's Night – The Beatles
  308. Songs for Swingin' Lovers! – Frank Sinatra
  309. Willy and the Poor Boys – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  310. Blood Sugar Sex Magik – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  311. The Sun Records Collection – Various Artists
  312. Nothings Shocking – Jane's Addiction
  313. MTV Unplugged in New York – Nirvana
  314. The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill – Lauryn Hill
  315. Damn The Torpedoes – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  316. The Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground
  317. Surfer Rosa – The Pixies
  318. Back Stabbers – The O Jays
  319. Burnin' – Bob Marley and the Wailers
  320. Amnesiac – Radiohead
  321. Pink Moon – Nick Drake
  322. Sail Away – Randy Newman
  323. Ghost in the Machine – The Police
  324. Station to Station – David Bowie
  325. Slowhand – Eric Clapton
  326. Disintegration – The Cure
  327. Exile in Guyville – Liz Phair
  328. Daydream Nation – Sonic Youth
  329. In The Jungle Groove – James Brown
  330. Tonights The Night – Neil Young
  331. Help! – The Beatles
  332. Shoot Out The Lights – Richard And Linda Thompson
  333. Wild Gift – X
  334. Squeezing Out Sparks – Graham Parker
  335. Superunknown – Soundgarden
  336. In Rainbows – Radiohead
  337. Aqualung – Jethro Tull
  338. Cheap Thrills – Big Brother and the Holding Company
  339. The Heart of Saturday Night – Tom Waits
  340. Damaged – Black Flag
  341. Play – Moby
  342. Violator – Depeche Mode
  343. Bat Out of Hell – Meat Loaf
  344. Berlin – Lou Reed
  345. Stop Making Sense – Talking Heads
  346. Three Feet High And Rising – De La Soul
  347. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn – Pink Floyd
  348. At Newport 1960 – Muddy Waters
  349. The Black Album – Jay-Z
  350. Roger The Engineer – The Yardbirds
  351. Rust Never Sleeps – Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  352. Brothers in Arms – Dire Straits
  353. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West
  354. Fifty Second Street – Billy Joel
  355. Having A Rave Up – The Yardbirds
  356. Twelve Songs – Randy Newman
  357. Between the Buttons – The Rolling Stones
  358. Sketches of Spain – Miles Davis
  359. Honky Chateau – Elton John
  360. Singles Going Steady – Buzzcocks
  361. Stankonia – Outkast
  362. Siamese Dream – The Smashing Pumpkins
  363. Substance – Order
  364. L.A. Woman – The Doors
  365. Rage Against The Machine Album – Rage Against the Machine
  366. American Recordings – Johnny Cash
  367. Ray of Light – Madonna
  368. Eagles Album – Eagles
  369. Louder Than Bombs – The Smiths
  370. Mott – Mott the Hoople
  371. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not – Arctic Monkeys
  372. Reggatta De Blanc – The Police
  373. Volunteers Album – Jefferson Airplane
  374. Siren Album – Roxy Music
  375. Late For The Sky – Jackson Browne
  376. Post – Bjφrk
  377. The Ultimate Collection John Lee Hooker – John Lee Hooker
  378. Whats The Story Morning Glory – Oasis
  379. Crazysexycool – TLC
  380. FunkyKingston – Toots And The Maytals
  381. SMiLE – The Beach Boys
  382. The Modern Lovers Album – The Modern Lovers
  383. More Songs About Buildings And Food – Talking Heads
  384. A Quick One – The Who
  385. Love And Theft – Bob Dylan
  386. Pretzel Logic – Steely Dan
  387. Enter The Wu Tang 36 Chambers – Wu-Tang Clan
  388. The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto – Various Artists
  389. The End Of The Innocence – Don Henley
  390. Elephant – The White Stripes
  391. The Pretender – Jackson Browne
  392. Let It Be – The Beatles
  393. Kala – M.I.A.
  394. Good Old Boys – Randy Newman
  395. Sound Of Silver – LCD Soundsystem
  396. For Your Pleasure – Roxy Music
  397. Blue Lines – Massive Attack
  398. Eliminator – ZZ Top
  399. Rain Dogs – Tom Waits
  400. Anthology The Temptations – The Temptations
  401. Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  402. Illmatic – Nas
  403. Pronounced Lehnerd Skinnerd – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  404. Dr Johns Gumbo – Dr John
  405. Radio City – Big Star
  406. Rid of Me – PJ Harvey
  407. Sandinista! – The Clash
  408. I Do Not Want What I Havent Got – Sinιad O'Connor
  409. Strange Days – The Doors
  410. Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
  411. FourSixOneOceanBoulevard – Eric Clapton
  412. Pink Flag – Wire
  413. Double Nickels On The Dime – Minutemen
  414. Beauty And The Beat – The Go-Go's
  415. Van Halen Album – Van Halen
  416. Mule Variations – Tom Waits
  417. Boy – U2
  418. Band On The Run – Wings
  419. Dummy – Portishead
  420. The Chirping Crickets – Buddy Holly and the Crickets
  421. The Best Of The Girl Groups – Various Artists
  422. Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica – The Ronettes
  423. Anthology Diana Ross – Diana Ross And The Supremes
  424. The Rising – Bruce Springsteen
  425. Grievous Angel – Gram Parsons
  426. At Budokan – Cheap Trick
  427. Sleepless Album – Peter Wolf
  428. Outlandos d'Amour – The Police
  429. Another Green World – Brian Eno
  430. Vampire Weekend Album – Vampire Weekend
  431. Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea – PJ Harvey
  432. Here Come the Warm Jets – Brian Eno
  433. All Things Must Pass – George Harrison
  434. One Record – Big Star
  435. In Utero – Nirvana
  436. Sea Change – Beck
  437. Tha Carter III – Lil Wayne
  438. Boys Dont Cry Album – The Cure
  439. Live At The Harlem Square Club 1963 – Sam Cooke
  440. Rum Sodomy And The Lash – The Pogues
  441. Suicide Album – Suicide
  442. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! – Devo
  443. In Color – Cheap Trick
  444. The World Is A Ghetto – War Band
  445. Fly Like An Eagle – Steve Miller Band
  446. Back In The USA – MC5
  447. Getz Gilberto – Stan Getz And Joao Gilberto
  448. Synchronicity – The Police
  449. Third Sister Lovers – Big Star
  450. For Everyman – Jackson Browne
  451. Back to Black – Amy Winehouse
  452. John Prine – John Prine
  453. Strictly Business – EPMD
  454. Love It to Death – Alice Cooper
  455. How Will The Wolf Survive – Los Lobos
  456. Here My Dear – Marvin Gaye
  457. Z Album – My Morning Jacket
  458. Tumbleweed Connection – Elton John
  459. The Drifters Golden Hits – The Drifters
  460. Live Through This – Hole
  461. Metal Box – Public Image Ltd.
  462. Document – R.E.M.
  463. Heaven Up Here – Echo & the Bunnymen
  464. Hysteria Album – Def Leppard
  465. Sixty Nine Love Songs – The Magnetic Fields
  466. A Rush of Blood to the Head – Coldplay
  467. Tunnel Of Love – Bruce Springsteen
  468. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  469. The Score – The Fugees
  470. Radio LL Cool J – LL Cool J
  471. I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight – Richard and Linda Thompson
  472. Faith George Michael – George Michael
  473. The Smiths Album – The Smiths
  474. Proxima Estacion Esperanza – Manu Chao
  475. Armed Forces – Elvis Costello and the Attractions
  476. Life After Death – The Notorious B.I.G.
  477. Down Every Road – Merle Haggard
  478. All Time Greatest Hits Loretta Lynn – Loretta Lynn
  479. Maggot Brain – Funkadelic
  480. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx – Raekwon
  481. Voodoo – D Angelo
  482. Guitar Town – Steve Earle
  483. Entertainment – Gang of Four
  484. All The Young Dudes – Mott the Hoople
  485. Vitalogy – Pearl Jam
  486. Thats The Way Of The World – Earth, Wind & Fire
  487. Shes So Unusual – Cyndi Lauper
  488. New Day Rising – Hόsker Dό
  489. Destroyer – Kiss
  490. Tres Hombres – ZZ Top
  491. Born Under A Bad Sign – Albert King
  492. Touch Album – Eurythmics
  493. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot – Wilco
  494. Oracular Spectacular – MGMT
  495. Give It Up – Bonnie Raitt
  496. Boz Scaggs Album – Boz Scaggs
  497. White Blood Cells – The White Stripes
  498. The Stone Roses Album – The Stone Roses
  499. Live In Cook County Jail – B.B. King
  500. Aquemini – OutKast


Albums from the 2003 listing that were dropped in the 2012 revision:


Alternative Title(s): Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time

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