Top 500 Albums of All Time

Updated top 500 albums of all time according to www.rateyourmusic.com as of September 2020. https://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/album/all-time
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Artist
Album
#1: Radiohead
OK Computer
#2: Radiohead
Kid A
#3: Pink Floyd
The Dark Side of the Moon
#4: Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here
#5: King Crimson
In the Court of the Crimson King
#6: The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground & Nico
#7: My Bloody Valentine
Loveless
#8: Kendrick Lamar
To Pimp a Butterfly
#9: Radiohead
In Rainbows
#10: The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds
#11: Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
#12: Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
#13: Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven!
#14: Kendrick Lamar
good kid, m.A.A.d city
#15: The Beatles
Abbey Road
#16: Miles Davis
Kind of Blue
#17: Talking Heads
Remain in Light
#18: Black Sabbath
Paranoid
#19: Madvillain
Madvillainy
#20: Joy Division
Unknown Pleasures
#21: Pink Floyd
Animals
#22: David Bowie
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
#23: Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV
#24: Pixies
Doolittle
#25: The Beatles
Revolver
#26: John Coltrane
A Love Supreme
#27: The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead
#28: Nas
Illmatic
#29: Nick Drake
Pink Moon
#30: Nirvana
Nevermind
#31: David Bowie
Low
#32: Slint
Spiderland
#33: Wu-Tang Clan
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
#34: The Doors
The Doors
#35: The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
#36: Arcade Fire
Funeral
#37: King Crimson
Red
#38: The Cure
Disintegration
#39: Bob Dylan
Highway 61 Revisited
#40: Radiohead
The Bends
#41: Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞
#42: Television
Marquee Moon
#43: Charles Mingus
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
#44: The Beatles
The Beatles
#45: Joy Division
Closer
#46: Sigur Rós
Ágætis byrjun
#47: DJ Shadow
Endtroducing.....
#48: Metallica
Master of Puppets
#49: Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation
#50: Metallica
Ride the Lightning
#51: Black Sabbath
Master of Reality
#52: Slowdive
Souvlaki
#53: Sufjan Stevens
Illinois
#54: Aphex Twin
Selected Ambient Works 85 - 92
#55: A Tribe Called Quest
The Low End Theory
#56: Björk
Homogenic
#57: Kanye West
The College Dropout
#58: Nirvana
In utero
#59: The Clash
London Calling
#60: Bob Dylan
Blonde on Blonde
#61: Danny Brown
Atrocity Exhibition
#62: Miles Davis
In a Silent Way
#63: David Bowie
#64: Miles Davis
Bitches Brew
#65: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Are You Experienced
#66: Portishead
Dummy
#67: Death Grips
The Money Store
#68: Yes
Close to the Edge
#69: Kate Bush
Hounds of Love
#70: Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
#71: Talk Talk
Laughing Stock
#72: Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath
#73: Bob Dylan
Blood on the Tracks
#74: Can
Tago Mago
#75: The Beatles
Rubber Soul
#76: David Bowie
Station to Station
#77: Pink Floyd
Meddle
#78: Radiohead
Amnesiac
#79: Björk
Vespertine
#80: Leonard Cohen
Songs of Leonard Cohen
#81: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Electric Ladyland
#82: Fishmans
Long Season
#83: Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden
#84: Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin II
#85: The Velvet Underground
White Light / White Heat
#86: Tom Waits
Rain Dogs
#87: Frank Zappa
Hot Rats
#88: The Microphones
The Glow Pt. 2
#89: Interpol
Turn On the Bright Lights
#90: Neil Young
After the Gold Rush
#91: Marvin Gaye
What's Going On
#92: Can
Future Days
#93: Kanye West
Late Registration
#94: Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind
#95: Genius / GZA
Liquid Swords
#96: Elliott Smith
Either / Or
#97: Cocteau Twins
Heaven or Las Vegas
#98: David Bowie
Hunky Dory
#99: Frank Ocean
Blonde
#100: Boards of Canada
Music Has the Right to Children
#101: Pixies
Surfer Rosa
#102: The Stooges
Fun House
#103: Pink Floyd
The Wall
#104: Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home
#105: David Bowie
"Heroes"
#106: Pink Floyd
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
#107: J Dilla
Donuts
#108: Brian Eno
Another Green World
#109: Swans
To Be Kind
#110: Sufjan Stevens
Carrie & Lowell
#111: The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground
#112: The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour
#113: Smashing Pumpkins
Siamese Dream
#114: OutKast
Aquemini
#115: Massive Attack
Mezzanine
#116: The Zombies
Odessey and Oracle
#117: Tyler, the Creator
Flower Boy
#118: Love
Forever Changes
#119: Can
Ege Bamyası
#120: The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers
#121: Radiohead
A Moon Shaped Pool
#122: Megadeth
Rust in Peace
#123: Slayer
Reign in Blood
#124: Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West
#125: Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral
#126: The Avalanches
Since I Left You
#127: A Tribe Called Quest
Midnight Marauders
#128: Depeche Mode
Violator
#129: The Who
Who's Next
#130: Nick Drake
Five Leaves Left
#131: Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister
#132: Tyler, the Creator
IGOR
#133: Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
#134: Stevie Wonder
Songs in the Key of Life
#135: Neil Young
On the Beach
#136: John Coltrane
Giant Steps
#137: Jeff Buckley
Grace
#138: Death
Symbolic
#139: Tool
Lateralus
#140: The Cure
Pornography
#141: Stevie Wonder
Innervisions
#142: KIDS SEE GHOSTS
KIDS SEE GHOSTS
#143: Have a Nice Life
Deathconsciousness
#144: The Strokes
Is This It
#145: King Crimson
Larks' Tongues in Aspic
#146: Pavement
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
#147: Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine
#148: Daft Punk
Discovery
#149: Kanye West
Yeezus
#150: Talking Heads
Fear of Music
#151: The Smiths
Hatful of Hollow
#152: The Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed
#153: Charles Mingus
Mingus Ah Um
#154: Joanna Newsom
Ys
#155: Neil Young
Harvest
#156: Neil Young with Crazy Horse
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
#157: Björk
Post
#158: Kraftwerk
Die Mensch-Maschine
#159: Van Morrison
Astral Weeks
#160: Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III
#161: The Rolling Stones
Exile on Main St.
#162: Boards of Canada
Geogaddi
#163: Joni Mitchell
Blue
#164: John Coltrane
My Favorite Things
#165: Led Zeppelin
Physical Graffiti
#166: Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy
#167: Tool
Ænima
#168: Genesis
Selling England by the Pound
#169: The Stooges
Raw Power
#170: Swans
The Seer
#171: Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf
#172: Prince and The Revolution
Purple Rain
#173: Fleetwood Mac
Rumours
#174: Weezer
Weezer
#175: OutKast
ATLiens
#176: Leonard Cohen
Songs of Love and Hate
#177: Bob Dylan
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
#178: Modest Mouse
The Moon & Antarctica
#179: Radiohead
Hail to the Thief
#180: The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses
#181: Kraftwerk
Trans Europa Express
#182: Iron Maiden
Powerslave
#183: Yes
Fragile
#184: The Notorious B.I.G.
Ready to Die
#185: Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion
#186: Steve Reich
Music for 18 Musicians
#187: Portishead
Third
#188: The Flaming Lips
The Soft Bulletin
#189: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Piñata
#190: Sigur Rós
( )
#191: The Kinks
The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
#192: Built to Spill
Perfect From Now On
#193: Opeth
Blackwater Park
#194: Pharoah Sanders
Karma
#195: Jethro Tull
Thick as a Brick
#196: Burzum
Filosofem
#197: MF DOOM
Mm.. Food
#198: Black Sabbath
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
#199: Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run
#200: The Doors
Strange Days
#201: Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast
#202: Mobb Deep
The Infamous
#203: Daughters
You Won't Get What You Want
#204: Angelo Badalamenti
Soundtrack From Twin Peaks
#205: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Axis: Bold as Love
#206: Alice in Chains
Dirt
#207: Smashing Pumpkins
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
#208: Metallica
...And Justice for All
#209: Sweet Trip
velocity : design : comfort
#210: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cosmo's Factory
#211: Gang of Four
Entertainment!
#212: Curtis Mayfield
Superfly
#213: Kate Bush
The Dreaming
#214: John Coltrane
Blue Train
#215: Nick Drake
Bryter Layter
#216: Wire
Pink Flag
#217: Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones
#218: King Crimson
Discipline
#219: Burial
Untrue
#220: Comus
First Utterance
#221: Michael Jackson
Thriller
#222: Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique
#223: Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
#224: At the Drive-In
Relationship of Command
#225: Rush
Moving Pictures
#226: Gorillaz
Demon Days
#227: Cocteau Twins
Treasure
#228: LCD Soundsystem
Sound of Silver
#229: Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges
Clube da Esquina
#230: Funkadelic
Maggot Brain
#231: Brian Eno
Here Come the Warm Jets
#232: Weyes Blood
Titanic Rising
#233: Electric Wizard
Dopethrone
#234: Kyuss
Kyuss
#235: Converge
Jane Doe
#236: A Tribe Called Quest
We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
#237: Public Enemy
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
#238: Judas Priest
Painkiller
#239: The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
#240: Deep Purple
Machine Head
#241: Sonic Youth
Sister
#242: R.E.M.
Murmur
#243: Eric Dolphy
Out to Lunch
#244: Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
#245: Black Sabbath
Vol. 4
#246: Metallica
Kill 'Em All
#247: Ornette Coleman
The Shape of Jazz to Come
#248: Pearl Jam
Ten
#249: The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet
#250: Unwound
Leaves Turn Inside You
Artist
Album
#251: Lou Reed
Transformer
#252: Genesis
Foxtrot
#253: Alice Coltrane featuring Pharoah Sanders
Journey in Satchidananda
#254: Herbie Hancock
Head Hunters
#255: Simon and Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water
#256: American Football
American Football
#257: Curtis Mayfield
Curtis
#258: This Heat
Deceit
#259: The Microphones
Mount Eerie
#260: Jethro Tull
Aqualung
#261: George Harrison
All Things Must Pass
#262: Earl Sweatshirt
Some Rap Songs
#263: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Let Love In
#264: Aphex Twin
Richard D. James Album
#265: The Smiths
The Smiths
#266: Kanye West
The Life of Pablo
#267: Weezer
Pinkerton
#268: Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me
#269: Death
Human
#270: Car Seat Headrest
Twin Fantasy
#271: Queen
A Night at the Opera
#272: Robert Wyatt
Rock Bottom
#273: Ennio Morricone
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
#274: David Bowie
Aladdin Sane
#275: Pavement
Slanted and Enchanted
#276: Animal Collective
Strawberry Jam
#277: Opeth
Still Life
#278: Patti Smith
Horses
#279: System of a Down
Toxicity
#280: Frank Ocean
channel ORANGE
#281: John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band
John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band
#282: Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
#283: Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70
Expensive Shit
#284: The Doors
L.A. Woman
#285: The Replacements
Let It Be
#286: Aphex Twin
Selected Ambient Works Volume II
#287: Van Morrison
Moondance
#288: Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
#289: Tom Waits
Bone Machine
#290: Charles Mingus
Blues & Roots
#291: Elliott Smith
XO
#292: The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Time Out
#293: R.E.M.
Automatic for the People
#294: Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
Safe as Milk
#295: Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels 2
#296: Mos Def
Black on Both Sides
#297: Novos Baianos
Acabou chorare
#298: Otis Redding
Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
#299: Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
#300: Wire
Chairs Missing
#301: Coil
The Ape of Naples
#302: Flying Lotus
Cosmogramma
#303: Deftones
White Pony
#304: Deep Purple
Deep Purple in Rock
#305: Ludwig van Beethoven
9 Symphonien
#306: Pusha T
DAYTONA
#307: Soundgarden
Superunknown
#308: Boris
Boris at Last -Feedbacker-
#309: Miles Davis
A Tribute to Jack Johnson
#310: Fugazi
Repeater
#311: Red House Painters
Down Colorful Hill
#312: T. Rex
Electric Warrior
#313: Genesis
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
#314: Brian Eno
Before and After Science
#315: Danny Brown
XXX
#316: Mastodon
Crack the Skye
#317: The Dismemberment Plan
Emergency & I
#318: Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt
#319: Camel
Mirage
#320: The Kinks
Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire
#321: Prince
Sign "☮" the Times
#322: Beach House
Teen Dream
#323: Joanna Newsom
Have One on Me
#324: Björk
Debut
#325: Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Afrika 70
Zombie
#326: The Mars Volta
De-Loused in the Comatorium
#327: Mount Eerie
A Crow Looked at Me
#328: Talking Heads
Talking Heads: 77
#329: The Clash
The Clash
#330: Minutemen
Double Nickels on the Dime
#331: Akira Yamaoka
Silent Hill 2: Original Soundtrack
#332: Ween
The Mollusk
#333: Death Grips
Bottomless Pit
#334: Arvo Pärt
Tabula rasa
#335: Talking Heads
More Songs About Buildings and Food
#336: Vince Guaraldi
A Charlie Brown Christmas
#337: Kraftwerk
Computerwelt
#338: John Coltrane
Ascension
#339: Hüsker Dü
Zen Arcade
#340: Burzum
Hvis lyset tar oss
#341: BROCKHAMPTON
SATURATION II
#342: Stan Getz & João Gilberto featuring Antônio Carlos Jobim
Getz / Gilberto
#343: New Order
Power, Corruption & Lies
#344: Death
The Sound of Perseverance
#345: Boris
flood
#346: Slayer
Seasons in the Abyss
#347: Soft Machine
Third
#348: Jorge Ben
A Tábua de Esmeralda
#349: Wire
154
#350: Arcade Fire
Neon Bible
#351: Violent Femmes
Violent Femmes
#352: Pulp
Different Class
#353: The Microphones
The Microphones in 2020
#354: Talking Heads
Speaking in Tongues
#355: Agalloch
The Mantle
#356: Agalloch
Ashes Against the Grain
#357: Raekwon
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
#358: Sly & The Family Stone
There's a Riot Goin' On
#359: Chico Buarque
Construção
#360: Faust
Faust IV
#361: Fiona Apple
Fetch the Bolt Cutters
#362: Deltron 3030
Deltron 3030
#363: Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
Trout Mask Replica
#364: Panda Bear
Person Pitch
#365: Faith No More
Angel Dust
#366: Ulver
Bergtatt: Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
#367: Miles Davis
Get Up With It
#368: Mr. Bungle
California
#369: D'Angelo
Voodoo
#370: Sonic Youth
Goo
#371: John Coltrane
Olé Coltrane
#372: Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes
#373: Emperor
In the Nightside Eclipse
#374: Rainbow
Rising
#375: Low
I Could Live in Hope
#376: Magnolia Electric Co.
The Magnolia Electric Co.
#377: Brian Eno
Ambient 1: Music for Airports
#378: The National
Boxer
#379: Glenn Branca
The Ascension
#380: Kendrick Lamar
DAMN.
#381: Arcade Fire
The Suburbs
#382: Ramones
Ramones
#383: Beach House
Bloom
#384: Scott Walker
Scott 4
#385: Sonic Youth
EVOL
#386: Tame Impala
Lonerism
#387: Neil Young
Tonight's the Night
#388: Yes
The Yes Album
#389: C418
Minecraft: Volume Alpha
#390: ISIS
Panopticon
#391: The Stooges
The Stooges
#392: Broken Social Scene
You Forgot It in People
#393: OutKast
Stankonia
#394: Van der Graaf Generator
Pawn Hearts
#395: D'Angelo and The Vanguard
Black Messiah
#396: The Who
Quadrophenia
#397: Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9
#398: Igor Stravinsky
Le sacre du printemps
#399: NEU!
NEU!
#400: Red House Painters
Red House Painters
#401: Duster
Stratosphere
#402: Swans
White Light From the Mouth of Infinity
#403: Opeth
Ghost Reveries
#404: Dead Can Dance
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
#405: Gang Starr
Moment of Truth
#406: Built to Spill
Keep It Like a Secret
#407: Guided by Voices
Bee Thousand
#408: Nico
Desertshore
#409: Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
#410: Animal Collective
Feels
#411: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Déjà vu
#412: The Roots
Things Fall Apart
#413: The Jesus and Mary Chain
Psychocandy
#414: Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden
#415: The Smiths
Meat Is Murder
#416: Sun Ra
Lanquidity
#417: Death
Individual Thought Patterns
#418: BROCKHAMPTON
SATURATION III
#419: Bon Iver
For Emma, Forever Ago
#420: Bruce Springsteen
Darkness on the Edge of Town
#421: Sun Kil Moon
Ghosts of the Great Highway
#422: Bob Marley & The Wailers
Exodus
#423: The Chameleons
Script of the Bridge
#424: Darkthrone
A Blaze in the Northern Sky
#425: Bruce Springsteen
Nebraska
#426: Sufjan Stevens
The Age of Adz
#427: Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell
#428: The Modern Lovers
The Modern Lovers
#429: Sonny Rollins
Saxophone Colossus
#430: Denzel Curry
TA13OO
#431: NEU!
NEU! '75
#432: Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why
#433: Mastodon
Leviathan
#434: Morbid Angel
Altars of Madness
#435: Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
#436: My Bloody Valentine
Isn't Anything
#437: Rush
Hemispheres
#438: Miles Davis
On the Corner
#439: Ramones
Rocket to Russia
#440: Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.
#441: Ennio Morricone
C'era una volta il West
#442: PJ Harvey
To Bring You My Love
#443: Steely Dan
Aja
#444: The John Coltrane Quartet
Africa / Brass
#445: Megadeth
Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
#446: Nina Simone
Pastel Blues
#447: Wipers
Youth of America
#448: The Magnetic Fields
69 Love Songs
#449: Boredoms
Vision Creation Newsun
#450: Iron Maiden
Somewhere in Time
#451: Sly & The Family Stone
Stand!
#452: Organized Konfusion
Stress: The Extinction Agenda
#453: Cannonball Adderley
Somethin' Else
#454: Queens of the Stone Age
...Like Clockwork
#455: Dissection
Storm of the Light's Bane
#456: Roxy Music
For Your Pleasure
#457: Talk Talk
The Colour of Spring
#458: Parliament
Mothership Connection
#459: JPEGMAFIA
All My Heroes Are Cornballs
#460: Nine Inch Nails
The Fragile
#461: Judas Priest
Sad Wings of Destiny
#462: David Bowie
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
#463: Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues
#464: Bob Dylan
Desire
#465: Jay-Z
Reasonable Doubt
#466: Isaac Hayes
Hot Buttered Soul
#467: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Bandana
#468: Car Seat Headrest
Teens of Denial
#469: Dr. Dre
The Chronic
#470: Santana
Abraxas
#471: The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin
The Inner Mounting Flame
#472: Viktor Vaughn
Vaudeville Villain
#473: Neurosis
Through Silver in Blood
#474: Serge Gainsbourg
Histoire de Melody Nelson
#475: Fishmans
Uchū Nippon Setagaya
#476: Fugazi
The Argument
#477: The Mothers of Invention
Freak Out!
#478: Sigur Rós
Takk...
#479: Mayhem
De mysteriis dom Sathanas
#480: Brian Eno
Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
#481: Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith
#482: Snoop Dogg
Doggystyle
#483: Slayer
South of Heaven
#484: Porcupine Tree
In absentia
#485: Caravan
In the Land of Grey and Pink
#486: Suicide
Suicide
#487: Stereolab
Dots and Loops
#488: Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
#489: The Kinks
Something Else by The Kinks
#490: Sheena Ringo
Kalk samen kuri no hana
#491: Lil Ugly Mane
Mista Thug Isolation
#492: LCD Soundsystem
This Is Happening
#493: Charles Mingus
Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
#494: Tim Hecker
Harmony in Ultraviolet
#495: Pere Ubu
The Modern Dance
#496: Iggy Pop
Lust for Life
#497: Iggy Pop
The Idiot
#498: Komeda Quintet
Astigmatic
#499: Gorguts
Obscura
#500: Cannibal Ox
The Cold Vein
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