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 (1962) – 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. Paul’s Boutique (1989) – Beastie Boys
82. Astral Weeks (1968) – Van Morrison
83. Number Of the Beast (1982) – Iron Maiden
84. Machine Head (1972) – Deep Purple
85. Surrealistic Pillow (1967) – Jefferson Airplane
86. Master Of Puppets (1986) – Metallica
87. The Clash (1977) – The Clash
88. Remain In Light (1980) – Talking Heads
89. Plastic Ono Band (1970) – John Lennon
90. Black Sabbath (1970) – Black Sabbath
91. 3 Feet High and Rising (1989) – De La Soul
92. Catch A Fire (1973) – Bob Marley & The Wailers
93. The Queen Is Dead (1986) – The Smiths
94. The “Chirping” Crickets (1957) – Buddy Holly
95. Live At Leeds (1970) – The Who
96. Paid In Full (1987) – Eric B. & Rakim
97. Music From Big Pink (1968) – The Band
98. Fullfillingness’ First Finale (1974) – Stevie Wonder
99. Disraeli Gears (1967) – Cream
100. Axis Bold As Love (1967) – Jimi Hendrix

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

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