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Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020)

Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time was originally published in 2003, with a slight update in 2012. Over the years, it's been the most widely read — and argued over — feature in the history of the magazine (last year, the RS 500 got over 63 million views on the site). But no list is definitive — tastes change, new genres emerge, the history of music keeps being rewritten. So we decided to remake our greatest albums list from scratch. To do so, we received and tabulated Top 50 Albums lists from more than 300 artists, producers, critics, and music-industry figures (from radio programmers to label heads, like Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman). The electorate includes Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Billie Eilish; rising artists like H.E.R., Tierra Whack, and Lindsey Jordan of Snail Mail; as well as veteran musicians, such as Adam Clayton and the Edge of U2, Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan, Gene Simmons, and Stevie Nicks.
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Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
2
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
3
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Joni Mitchell - Blue
4
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
5
The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Beatles - Abbey Road
6
Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
7
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
8
Prince - Purple Rain
Prince - Purple Rain
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9
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks (1975)
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks (1975)
10
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
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The Beatles - Revolver (1966)
The Beatles - Revolver (1966)
12
Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
13
Aretha Franklin- I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
Aretha Franklin- I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
14
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
15
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
16
The Clash - London Calling (1979)
The Clash - London Calling (1979)
17
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
18
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
19
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
20
Radiohead - Kid A (2000)
Radiohead - Kid A (2000)
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21
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
22
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
23
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
24
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
25
Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
26
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
27
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
28
D'Angelo - Voodoo
D'Angelo - Voodoo
29
The Beatles - The Beatles [White Album]
The Beatles - The Beatles [White Album]
30
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
31
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
32
Beyoncé - Lemonade
Beyoncé - Lemonade
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33
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
34
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
35
The Beatles - Rubber Soul
The Beatles - Rubber Soul
36
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
37
Dr. Dre ‎– the Chronic (1992)
Dr. Dre ‎– the Chronic (1992)
38
Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde (1966)
Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde (1966)
39
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
40
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars
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