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NOTE: A new revision of this list was published on September 22, 2020. Since the updated list is a major overhaul, here is a separate page for the updated list. Do NOT update this page with the new list.

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. A third revision came out in 2020, considering albums released during the 2010s and placing greater focus on works by female artists, artists of color, and artists from previously underrepresented genres (most notably hip-hop). Albums (and artists) that have not yet been added to TV Tropes are listed in Red Markup; 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, and the 2020 list replaced an even greater number of albums, adding back in some albums that were dropped in 2012 and incorporating 154 albums that weren't on either the 2003 or 2012 editions. 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 list 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 2020 list meanwhile polls "more than 300 artists, producers, critics, and music-industry figures;" the greater focus on artist opinions thus allows for a more thorough view of what is considered "great" by offering perspectives from the people who make the works themselves.

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Of note is that the list is not limited solely to studio albums; the list also includes greatest hits albums, rarities compilations, and live albums that have been heavy subjects of acclaim and/or popularity over the years. Whether or not this has a positive or negative effect on the list is up for debate, but the fact that it prioritizes influence rather than subjective quality does add credence given the number of non-studio albums that have acted as gateways for various musicians when they were starting out or seeking to reinvent themselves.

The results 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.

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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 2003 and 2012 lists 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.


Note: This is the 2012 version of the list, with the 2003 ranking in parentheses if it's different from the 2012 rankings; the new version of the list is here. Again, do not update the below list to reflect the current rankings.

  1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles
  2. Pet SoundsThe Beach Boys
  3. RevolverThe Beatles
  4. Highway 61 RevisitedBob Dylan
  5. Rubber SoulThe Beatles
  6. What's Going OnMarvin Gaye
  7. Exile on Main St.The Rolling Stones
  8. London CallingThe Clash
  9. Blonde on BlondeBob Dylan
  10. The White AlbumThe Beatles
  11. The Sun SessionsElvis Presleynote 
  12. Kind of BlueMiles Davis
  13. The Velvet Underground & NicoVelvet Underground and Nico
  14. Abbey RoadThe Beatles
  15. Are You Experienced — The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  16. Blood on the TracksBob Dylan
  17. NevermindNirvana
  18. Born to RunBruce Springsteen
  19. Astral WeeksVan Morrison
  20. ThrillerMichael Jackson
  21. The Great Twenty EightChuck Berry
  22. The Complete RecordingsRobert Johnson (N/A)
  23. John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandJohn Lennon (#22)
  24. InnervisionsStevie Wonder (#23)
  25. Live at the ApolloJames Brown (#24)
  26. RumoursFleetwood Mac (#25)
  27. The Joshua TreeU2 (#26)
  28. Who's NextThe Who
  29. Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin
  30. BlueJoni Mitchell
  31. Bringing It All Back HomeBob Dylan
  32. Let It BleedThe Rolling Stones
  33. RamonesThe Ramones
  34. Music From Big PinkThe Band
  35. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from MarsDavid Bowie
  36. TapestryCarole King
  37. Hotel CaliforniaEagles
  38. The Anthology (1947–1972)Muddy Waters
  39. Please Please MeThe Beatles
  40. Forever ChangesLove
  41. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex PistolsSex Pistols
  42. The DoorsThe Doors
  43. The Dark Side of the MoonPink Floyd
  44. HorsesPatti Smith
  45. The BandThe Band
  46. LegendBob Marley & The Wailers
  47. A Love SupremeJohn Coltrane
  48. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us BackPublic Enemy
  49. At Fillmore EastThe Allman Brothers Band
  50. Here's Little RichardLittle Richard
  51. Bridge Over Troubled WaterSimon & Garfunkel
  52. Greatest Hits Al GreenAl Green
  53. With the BeatlesThe Beatles (#59)
  54. The Birth Of Soul The Complete Atlantic Rhythm And Blues RecordingsRay Charles (#53)
  55. Electric LadylandThe Jimi Hendrix Experience (#54)
  56. Elvis PresleyElvis Presley (#55)
  57. Songs in the Key of LifeStevie Wonder (#56)
  58. Beggars BanquetThe Rolling Stones (#57)
  59. Chronicle Vol 1Creedence Clearwater Revival (N/A)
  60. Trout Mask ReplicaCaptain Beefheart and His Magic Band (#58)
  61. Greatest Hits Sly StoneSly and the Family Stone (#60)
  62. Appetite for DestructionGuns N' Roses (#61)
  63. Achtung BabyU2 (#62)
  64. Sticky FingersThe Rolling Stones (#63)
  65. Back To MonoPhil Spector (#64)
  66. MoondanceVan Morrison (#65)
  67. Kid ARadiohead (#428)
  68. Off the WallMichael Jackson
  69. Led Zeppelin IVLed Zeppelin (#66)
  70. The StrangerBilly Joel (#67)
  71. GracelandPaul Simon (#81)
  72. Super FlyCurtis Mayfield (#69)
  73. Physical GraffitiLed Zeppelin (#70)
  74. After the Gold Rush - Neil Young (#71)
  75. Star TimeJames Brown (#79)
  76. Purple RainPrince and the Revolution
  77. Back in BlackAC/DC (#72)
  78. Otis BlueOtis Redding (#74)
  79. Led Zeppelin IILed Zeppelin (#75)
  80. ImagineJohn Lennon (#76)
  81. The ClashThe Clash (#77)
  82. HarvestNeil Young (#78)
  83. Axis: Bold as Love — The Jimi Hendrix Experience (#82)
  84. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love YouAretha Franklin (#83)
  85. Lady SoulAretha Franklin (#84)
  86. Born in the U.S.A.Bruce Springsteen (#85)
  87. The WallPink Floyd
  88. At Folsom PrisonJohnny Cash
  89. Dusty In MemphisDusty Springfield
  90. Talking BookStevie Wonder
  91. Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadElton John
  92. Twenty Golden GreatsBuddy Holly and the Crickets
  93. Sign '☮' the TimesPrince
  94. Forty Greatest HitsHank Williams (#129)
  95. Bitches BrewMiles Davis (#94)
  96. TommyThe Who
  97. The Freewheelin' Bob DylanBob Dylan
  98. This Year's ModelElvis Costello
  99. There's a Riot Goin' OnSly and the Family Stone (#99)
  100. Odessey and OracleThe Zombies (#80)
  101. In the Wee Small HoursFrank Sinatra (#100)
  102. Fresh CreamCream (#101)
  103. Giant StepsJohn Coltrane (#102)
  104. Sweet Baby JamesJames Taylor (#103)
  105. Modern Sounds in Country and Western MusicRay Charles (#104)
  106. Rocket to RussiaRamones (#105)
  107. Portrait Of A LegendSam Cooke (#106)
  108. Hunky DoryDavid Bowie (#107)
  109. AftermathThe Rolling Stones (#108)
  110. LoadedVelvet Underground (#109)
  111. The BendsRadiohead (#110)
  112. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And EarsThe Mamas & the Papas (#127)
  113. Court And SparkJoni Mitchell (#111)
  114. Disraeli GearsCream (#112)
  115. The Who Sell OutThe Who (#113)
  116. Out of Our HeadsThe Rolling Stones (#114)
  117. Layla and Other Assorted Love SongsDerek and the Dominos (#115)
  118. Late RegistrationKanye West (N/A)
  119. At LastEtta James (#116)
  120. Sweetheart Of The RodeoThe Byrds (#117)
  121. Stand!Sly and the Family Stone (#118)
  122. The Harder They ComeJimmy Cliff (#119)
  123. Raising HellRun–D.M.C. (#120)
  124. Moby Grape AlbumMoby Grape (#121)
  125. PearlJanis Joplin (#122)
  126. Catch a FireBob Marley & the Wailers (#123)
  127. Younger Than YesterdayThe Byrds (#124)
  128. Raw PowerThe Stooges (#125)
  129. Remain in LightTalking Heads (#126)
  130. Marquee MoonTelevision (#128)
  131. ParanoidBlack Sabbath (#130)
  132. Saturday Night Fever — Various Artists (#131)
  133. The Wild The Innocent And The E Street ShuffleBruce Springsteen (#132)
  134. Ready to DieThe Notorious B.I.G. (#133)
  135. Slanted And EnchantedPavement (#134)
  136. Greatest Hits Elton JohnElton John (#135)
  137. TimThe Replacements (#136)
  138. The ChronicDr. Dre (#137)
  139. RejuvenationThe Meters (#138)
  140. Parallel LinesBlondie
  141. Live At The RegalB.B. King
  142. A Christmas Gift For You From Phil SpectorPhil Spector
  143. Gris GrisDr John
  144. Straight Outta ComptonN.W.A
  145. Aja - Steely Dan
  146. Surrealistic PillowJefferson Airplane
  147. Déjà VuCrosby, Stills, Nash & Young (#148)
  148. Houses of the HolyLed Zeppelin (#149)
  149. Santana1969Santana (#150)
  150. Darkness On The Edge Of TownBruce Springsteen (#151)
  151. FuneralArcade Fire (N/A)
  152. The B52s AlbumThe B-52s
  153. The Low End TheoryA Tribe Called Quest (#154)
  154. Moanin' in the MoonlightHowlin' Wolf (#153)
  155. PretendersThe Pretenders
  156. Paul's BoutiqueBeastie Boys
  157. CloserJoy Division
  158. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt CowboyElton John
  159. Alive MusicKiss
  160. Electric Warrior - T. Rex
  161. The Dock Of The BayOtis Redding
  162. OK ComputerRadiohead
  163. Nineteen Ninety NinePrince
  164. The Very Best Of Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt (#324)
  165. Lets Get It OnMarvin Gaye
  166. Imperial BedroomElvis Costello
  167. Master of PuppetsMetallica
  168. My Aim Is TrueElvis Costello
  169. ExodusBob Marley & The Wailers
  170. Live At LeedsThe Who
  171. The Notorious Byrd BrothersThe Byrds
  172. Every Picture Tells A StoryRod Stewart
  173. Something/Anything?Todd Rundgren
  174. DesireBob Dylan
  175. Close To YouCarpenters
  176. RocksAerosmith
  177. One Nation Under a GrooveFunkadelic
  178. The Anthology Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield And The Impressions (#179)
  179. The Definitive CollectionABBA (#180)
  180. The Rolling Stones No. 2The Rolling Stones (#181)
  181. Natty DreadBob Marley And The Wailers (#182)
  182. Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac (#183)
  183. Red Headed StrangerWillie Nelson (#184)
  184. The Immaculate CollectionMadonna (#278)
  185. The StoogesThe Stooges
  186. FreshSly and the Family Stone
  187. SoPeter Gabriel
  188. Buffalo Springfield AgainBuffalo Springfield
  189. Happy TrailsQuicksilver Messenger Service
  190. From Elvis in MemphisElvis Presley
  191. Fun HouseThe Stooges
  192. The Gilded Palace Of SinThe Flying Burrito Brothers
  193. DookieGreen Day
  194. TransformerLou Reed
  195. Blues BreakersJohn Mayall And The Bluesbreakers
  196. Nuggets Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era — Various Artists
  197. MurmurR.E.M.
  198. The Best Of Little WalterLittle Walter
  199. Is This ItThe Strokes (#367)
  200. Highway to HellAC/DC (#199)
  201. The Downward SpiralNine Inch Nails (#200)
  202. Parsley Sage Rosemary And ThymeSimon & Garfunkel (#201)
  203. BadMichael Jackson (#202)
  204. Modern TimesBob Dylan (N/A)
  205. Wheels Of FireCream (#203)
  206. Dirty Mind - Prince (#204)
  207. AbraxasSantana (#205)
  208. Tea For The TillermanCat Stevens (#206)
  209. Ten (Pearl Jam Album)Pearl Jam (#207)
  210. Everybody Knows This Is NowhereNeil Young & Crazy Horse (#208)
  211. Wish You Were HerePink Floyd (#209)
  212. Crooked Rain Crooked RainPavement (#210)
  213. Tattoo YouThe Rolling Stones (#211)
  214. Proud Mary The Best Of Ike And Tina Turner — Ike and Tina Turner (#212)
  215. New York Dolls AlbumNew York Dolls (#213)
  216. Bo Diddley Album/Go Bo DiddleyBo Diddley (#214note )
  217. Two Steps From The BluesBobby Bland (#215)
  218. The Queen Is DeadThe Smiths (#216)
  219. Licensed to IllBeastie Boys (#217)
  220. Look Ka Py PyThe Meters (#218)
  221. LovelessMy Bloody Valentine (#219)
  222. New Orleans PianoProfessor Longhair (#220)
  223. WarU2 (#221)
  224. The Neil Diamond CollectionNeil Diamond (#222)
  225. American IdiotGreen Day (N/A)
  226. NebraskaBruce Springsteen (#224)
  227. DoolittleThe Pixies (#226)
  228. Paid in FullEric B. & Rakim (#227)
  229. Toys In The AtticAerosmith (#228)
  230. Nick Of TimeBonnie Raitt (#229)
  231. A Night at the OperaQueen (#230)
  232. The Kink KroniklesThe Kinks (#231)
  233. Mr. Tambourine ManThe Byrds (#232)
  234. Bookends AlbumSimon & Garfunkel (#233)
  235. The Ultimate Collection Patsy ClinePatsy Cline (#234)
  236. Mr ExcitementJackie Wilson (#235)
  237. My GenerationThe Who (#236)
  238. The Howlin' Wolf AlbumHowlin' Wolf (#223)
  239. Like a PrayerMadonna (#237)
  240. Cant Buy A ThrillSteely Dan (#238)
  241. Let It Be The Replacements AlbumThe Replacements (#239)
  242. Run–D.M.C.Run–D.M.C. (#240)
  243. Black SabbathBlack Sabbath (#241)
  244. The Marshall Mathers LPEminem (#302)
  245. All Killer No Filler The AnthologyJerry Lee Lewis (#242)
  246. Freak Out!The Mothers of Invention (#243)
  247. Live DeadGrateful Dead (#244)
  248. The Shape of Jazz to ComeOrnette Coleman (#246)
  249. Automatic for the PeopleR.E.M. (#247)
  250. Reasonable DoubtJay-Z (#248)
  251. LowDavid Bowie (#249)
  252. The BlueprintJay-Z (#464)
  253. The RiverBruce Springsteen (#250)
  254. Complete And Unbelievable The Otis Redding Dictionary Of SoulOtis Redding (#251)
  255. MetallicaMetallica (#252)
  256. Trans-Europe ExpressKraftwerk (#253)
  257. Whitney Houston AlbumWhitney Houston (#254)
  258. The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation SocietyThe Kinks (#255)
  259. The Velvet RopeJanet Jackson (#256)
  260. StardustWillie Nelson (#257)
  261. American BeautyGrateful Dead (#258)
  262. Crosby Stills And Nash Album - Crosby, Stills & Nash (#259)
  263. Tracy Chapman AlbumTracy Chapman (#261)
  264. Workingmans DeadGrateful Dead (#262)
  265. The Genius Of Ray CharlesRay Charles (#263)
  266. Child Is Father To The ManBlood Sweat And Tears (#264)
  267. QuadropheniaThe Who (#266)
  268. Paul Simon AlbumPaul Simon (N/A)
  269. PsychocandyThe Jesus and Mary Chain (#268)
  270. Some GirlsThe Rolling Stones (#269)
  271. The Beach Boys Today!The Beach Boys (#270)
  272. Dig Me OutSleater-Kinney (N/A)
  273. Going To A Go GoSmokey Robinson And The Miracles (#271)
  274. NightbirdsLabelle (#272)
  275. The Slim Shady LPEminem (#273)
  276. Mothership Connection - Parliament (#274)
  277. Rhythm Nation 1814Janet Jackson (#275)
  278. Anthology Of American Folk Music — Various Artists (#276)
  279. Aladdin SaneDavid Bowie (#277)
  280. All That You Can't Leave BehindU2 (#139)
  281. My LifeMary J. Blige (#279)
  282. Folk SingerMuddy Waters (#280)
  283. Cant Get EnoughBarry White (#281)
  284. The Cars AlbumThe Cars (#282)
  285. Music Of My MindStevie Wonder (#284)
  286. Im Still In Love With YouAl Green (#285)
  287. Los AngelesX (#286)
  288. Anthem of the SunGrateful Dead (#287)
  289. Something Else by the KinksThe Kinks (#288)
  290. Call MeAl Green (#289)
  291. Talking Heads: 77Talking Heads (#290)
  292. The Basement TapesBob Dylan And The Band (#291)
  293. White Light/White HeatVelvet Underground (#292)
  294. Kick Out the JamsMC5
  295. Songs of Love and HateLeonard Cohen (N/A)
  296. Meat Is MurderThe Smiths (#295)
  297. We're Only in It for the MoneyThe Mothers of Invention (#296)
  298. The College DropoutKanye West (N/A)
  299. Weezer (The Blue Album)Weezer (#297)
  300. Master of RealityBlack Sabbath (#298)
  301. Coat of Many ColorsDolly Parton (#299)
  302. Fear of a Black PlanetPublic Enemy (#300)
  303. John Wesley HardingBob Dylan (#301)
  304. GraceJeff Buckley (#303)
  305. Car Wheels On A Gravel RoadLucinda Williams (#304)
  306. OdelayBeck (#305)
  307. A Hard Day's NightThe Beatles (#388)
  308. Songs for Swingin' Lovers!Frank Sinatra (#306)
  309. Willy and the Poor BoysCreedence Clearwater Revival (#392)
  310. Blood Sugar Sex MagikRed Hot Chili Peppers
  311. The Sun Records Collection — Various Artists (#308)
  312. Nothings ShockingJane's Addiction (#309)
  313. MTV Unplugged in New YorkNirvana (#311)
  314. The Miseducation of Lauryn HillLauryn Hill (#312)
  315. Damn The TorpedoesTom Petty and the Heartbreakers (#313)
  316. The Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground (#314)
  317. Surfer RosaThe Pixies (#315)
  318. Back StabbersThe O Jays
  319. Burnin'Bob Marley and the Wailers
  320. AmnesiacRadiohead (N/A)
  321. Pink MoonNick Drake (#320)
  322. Sail AwayRandy Newman (#321)
  323. Ghost in the MachineThe Police (#322)
  324. Station to StationDavid Bowie (#323)
  325. SlowhandEric Clapton
  326. DisintegrationThe Cure
  327. Exile in GuyvilleLiz Phair (#328)
  328. Daydream NationSonic Youth (#329)
  329. In The Jungle GrooveJames Brown (#330)
  330. Tonights The NightNeil Young (#331)
  331. Help!The Beatles (#332)
  332. Shoot Out The LightsRichard and Linda Thompson (#333)
  333. Wild GiftX (#334)
  334. Squeezing Out SparksGraham Parker (#335)
  335. SuperunknownSoundgarden (#336)
  336. In RainbowsRadiohead (N/A)
  337. AqualungJethro Tull
  338. Cheap ThrillsBig Brother and the Holding Company
  339. The Heart of Saturday NightTom Waits
  340. DamagedBlack Flag
  341. PlayMoby
  342. ViolatorDepeche Mode
  343. Bat Out of HellMeat Loaf
  344. BerlinLou Reed
  345. Stop Making SenseTalking Heads
  346. Three Feet High And RisingDe La Soul
  347. The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd
  348. At Newport 1960Muddy Waters
  349. The Black AlbumJay-Z (N/A)
  350. Roger the EngineerThe Yardbirds (#349)
  351. Rust Never SleepsNeil Young and Crazy Horse (#350)
  352. Brothers in ArmsDire Straits (#351)
  353. My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyKanye West (N/A)
  354. Fifty Second StreetBilly Joel (#352)
  355. Having a Rave UpThe Yardbirds (#353)
  356. Twelve SongsRandy Newman (#354)
  357. Between the ButtonsThe Rolling Stones (#355)
  358. Sketches of SpainMiles Davis (#356)
  359. Honky ChâteauElton John (#357)
  360. Singles Going SteadyBuzzcocks (#358)
  361. StankoniaOutKast (#359)
  362. Siamese DreamThe Smashing Pumpkins (#360)
  363. SubstanceNew Order (#361)
  364. L.A. WomanThe Doors (#362)
  365. Rage Against The Machine AlbumRage Against the Machine (#368)
  366. American RecordingsJohnny Cash (#364)
  367. Ray of LightMadonna (#363)
  368. Eagles AlbumEagles (#374)
  369. Louder Than BombsThe Smiths (#365)
  370. MottMott the Hoople (#366)
  371. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm NotArctic Monkeys (N/A)
  372. Reggatta de BlancThe Police (#369)
  373. VolunteersJefferson Airplane (#370)
  374. SirenRoxy Music (#371)
  375. Late For The SkyJackson Browne (#372)
  376. PostBjörk (#373)
  377. The Ultimate Collection John Lee HookerJohn Lee Hooker (#375)
  378. (What's the Story) Morning Glory?Oasis (#376)
  379. CrazySexyCoolTLC (#377)
  380. Funky KingstonToots And The Maytals (#378)
  381. The Smile SessionsThe Beach Boys (N/A)
  382. The Modern Lovers AlbumThe Modern Lovers (#381)
  383. More Songs About Buildings and FoodTalking Heads (#382)
  384. A Quick OneThe Who (#383)
  385. Love And TheftBob Dylan (#467)
  386. Pretzel LogicSteely Dan (#385)
  387. Enter The Wu Tang 36 ChambersWu-Tang Clan (#386)
  388. The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto — Various Artists (N/A)
  389. The End Of The InnocenceDon Henley
  390. ElephantThe White Stripes
  391. The PretenderJackson Browne
  392. Let It BeThe Beatles (#86)
  393. KalaM.I.A. (N/A)
  394. Good Old BoysRandy Newman (#393)
  395. Sound Of SilverLCD Soundsystem (N/A)
  396. For Your PleasureRoxy Music (#394)
  397. Blue LinesMassive Attack (#395)
  398. EliminatorZZ Top (#396)
  399. Rain DogsTom Waits (#397)
  400. Anthology The TemptationsThe Temptations (#398)
  401. CalifornicationRed Hot Chili Peppers (#399)
  402. IllmaticNas (#400)
  403. Pronounced Leh Nerd Skin NerdLynyrd Skynyrd (#401)
  404. Dr Johns GumboDr John (#402)
  405. Radio CityBig Star (#403)
  406. Rid of MePJ Harvey (#405)
  407. Sandinista!The Clash (#404)
  408. I Do Not Want What I Havent GotSinéad O'Connor (#406)
  409. Strange DaysThe Doors (#407)
  410. Time Out of MindBob Dylan (#408)
  411. Four Six One Ocean BoulevardEric Clapton (#409)
  412. Pink FlagWire (#410)
  413. Double Nickels On The DimeMinutemen (#411)
  414. Beauty And The BeatThe Go-Go's (#413)
  415. Van Halen AlbumVan Halen
  416. Mule VariationsTom Waits
  417. BoyU2
  418. Band on the RunWings
  419. DummyPortishead
  420. The Chirping CricketsBuddy Holly and the Crickets (#421)
  421. The Best Of The Girl Groups — Various Artists (#422)
  422. Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaThe Ronettes (#427)
  423. Anthology The Best Of The SupremesThe Supremes (#431)
  424. The RisingBruce Springsteen (N/A)
  425. Grievous AngelGram Parsons (#429)
  426. At BudokanCheap Trick (#430)
  427. SleeplessPeter Wolf (#432)
  428. Outlandos d'AmourThe Police (#434)
  429. Another Green WorldBrian Eno (#433)
  430. Vampire Weekend AlbumVampire Weekend (N/A)
  431. Stories from the City, Stories from the SeaPJ Harvey (N/A)
  432. Here Come the Warm JetsBrian Eno (#436)
  433. All Things Must PassGeorge Harrison (#437)
  434. Number One RecordBig Star (#438)
  435. In UteroNirvana (#439)
  436. Sea ChangeBeck (#440)
  437. Tha Carter IIILil Wayne (N/A)
  438. Boys Dont CryThe Cure (#442)
  439. Live At The Harlem Square Club 1963Sam Cooke (#443)
  440. Rum Sodomy And The LashThe Pogues (#445)
  441. Suicide AlbumSuicide (#446)
  442. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!Devo (#447)
  443. In ColorCheap Trick (#448)
  444. The World Is A GhettoWar (#449)
  445. Fly Like An EagleSteve Miller Band (#450)
  446. Back In The USAMC5 (#451)
  447. Getz GilbertoStan Getz and Joao Gilberto (#454)
  448. SynchronicityThe Police (#455)
  449. Third Sister LoversBig Star (#456)
  450. For EverymanJackson Browne (#457)
  451. Back to BlackAmy Winehouse (N/A)
  452. John PrineJohn Prine (#458)
  453. Strictly BusinessEPMD (#459)
  454. Love It to DeathAlice Cooper (#460)
  455. How Will The Wolf SurviveLos Lobos (#461)
  456. Here My DearMarvin Gaye (#462)
  457. ZMy Morning Jacket (N/A)
  458. Tumbleweed ConnectionElton John (#463)
  459. The Drifters Golden HitsThe Drifters (#465)
  460. Live Through ThisHole (#466)
  461. Metal BoxPublic Image Ltd. (#469)
  462. Document - R.E.M. (#470)
  463. Heaven Up HereEcho & the Bunnymen (#471)
  464. HysteriaDef Leppard (#472)
  465. 69 Love SongsThe Magnetic Fields (N/A)
  466. A Rush of Blood to the HeadColdplay (#473)
  467. Tunnel Of LoveBruce Springsteen (#475)
  468. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band AlbumThe Paul Butterfield Blues Band (#476)
  469. The ScoreThe Fugees (#477)
  470. Radio LL Cool JLL Cool J (#478)
  471. I Want To See The Bright Lights TonightRichard and Linda Thompson (#479)
  472. FaithGeorge Michael (#480)
  473. The Smiths AlbumThe Smiths (#481)
  474. Proxima Estacion EsperanzaManu Chao (N/A)
  475. Armed ForcesElvis Costello and the Attractions (#482)
  476. Life After DeathThe Notorious B.I.G. (#483)
  477. Down Every RoadMerle Haggard (N/A)
  478. All Time Greatest Hits Loretta LynnLoretta Lynn (#485)
  479. Maggot BrainFunkadelic (#486)
  480. Only Built 4 Cuban LinxRaekwon (N/A)
  481. VoodooD'Angelo (#488)
  482. Guitar TownSteve Earle (#489)
  483. EntertainmentGang of Four (#490)
  484. All The Young DudesMott the Hoople (#491)
  485. VitalogyPearl Jam (#492)
  486. Thats The Way Of The WorldEarth, Wind & Fire (#493)
  487. Shes So UnusualCyndi Lauper (#494)
  488. New Day RisingHüsker Dü (#495)
  489. DestroyerKiss (#496)
  490. Tres HombresZZ Top (#498)
  491. Born Under A Bad SignAlbert King (#499)
  492. Touch AlbumEurythmics (#500)
  493. Yankee Hotel FoxtrotWilco (N/A)
  494. Oracular SpectacularMGMT (N/A)
  495. Give It UpBonnie Raitt (N/A)
  496. Boz Scaggs AlbumBoz Scaggs (N/A)
  497. White Blood CellsThe White Stripes (N/A)
  498. The Stone RosesThe Stone Roses (N/A)
  499. Live In Cook County JailB.B. King (N/A)
  500. AqueminiOutKast (N/A)


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

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