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Rolling Stone Names the 500 Best Albums of All Time

September 23, 2020

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On Tuesday, Rolling Stone released a list of their 500 best albums of all time. The list was voted on by musicians, critics, music industry members, and staff. Here are the top 20; the rest are found here.

 

  1. Marvin Gaye, What's Going On (1971)
  2. The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds (1966
  3. Joni Mitchell, Blue (1971)
  4. Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
  5. The Beatles, Abbey Road (1969)
  6. Nirvana, Nevermind (1991)
  7. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (1977)
  8. Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain (1984)
  9. Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks (1975)
  10. Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
  11. The Beatles, Revolver (1966)
  12. Michael Jackson, Thriller (1982)
  13. Aretha Franklin, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967)
  14. The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main St. (1972)
  15. Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
  16. The Clash, London Calling (1979)
  17. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
  18. Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
  19. Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
  20. Radiohead, Kid A (2000)