Rolling Stone’s 500 Best Albums of All Time

Started by Boos, Sep 22, 2020, in Music Add to Reading List

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    • 491. Harry Styles, 'Fine Line'
      484. Lady Gaga, 'Born This Way'
      472. SZA, 'Ctrl'
      470. Juvenile, '400 Degreez'
      460. Lorde, 'Melodrama'
      459. Kid Cudi, 'Man on the Moon: The End of the Day'
      447. Bad Bunny, 'X 100pre'
      442. The Weeknd, 'Beauty Behind the Madness'
      436. 2Pac, 'All Eyez on Me'
      432. Usher, 'Confessions'
      397. Billie Eilish, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?'
      395. D’Angelo and the Vanguard, 'Black Messiah'
      393. Taylor Swift, '1989'
      389. Mariah Carey, 'The Emancipation of Mimi'
      386. J Dilla, 'Donuts'
      382. Tame Impala, 'Currents'
      370. Lil Wayne, 'Tha Carter II'
      369. Mobb Deep, 'The Infamous'
      367. Drake, 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late'
      361. My Chemical Romance, 'The Black Parade'
      352. Eminem, 'The Slim Shady LP'
      346. Arctic Monkeys, 'AM'
      340. Snoop Doggy Dogg, 'Doggystyle'
      339. Janet Jackson, 'Rhythm Nation 1814'
      331. Madonna, 'Like a Prayer'
      328. Vampire Weekend, 'Modern Vampires of the City'
      324. Coldplay, 'A Rush of Blood to the Head'
      321. Lana Del Rey, 'Norman f---ing Rockwell!'
      318. Janet Jackson, 'The Velvet Rope'
      315. Rosalía, 'El Mal Querer'
      314. Aaliyah, 'One In A Million'
      312. Solange, 'A Seat at the Table'
      291. Destiny's Child, 'The Writing’s on The Wall'
      290. OutKast, 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below'
      280. 50 Cent, 'Get Rich or Die Tryin''
      277. Alicia Keys, 'The Diary of Alicia Keys'
      270. Kacey Musgraves, 'Golden Hour'
      269. Kanye West, 'Yeezus'
      247. Sade, 'Love Deluxe'
      246. LL Cool J, 'Mama Said Knock You Out'
      244. Kanye West, '808s & Heartbreak'
      236. Daft Punk, 'Discovery'
      230. Rihanna, 'Anti'
      218. TLC, 'CrazySexyCool'
      209. Run-DMC, 'Raising h---'
      208. Lil Wayne, 'Tha Carter III'
      204. Kanye West, 'Graduation'
      201. A Tribe Called Quest, 'Midnight Marauders'
      200. Sade, 'Diamond Life'
      194. Michael Jackson, 'Bad'
      187. Ice Cube, 'AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted'
      183. D'Angelo, 'Brown Sugar'
      179. Notorious B.I.G., 'Life After Death'
      175. Kendrick Lamar, 'd---.'
      158. Erykah Badu, 'Mama's Gun'
      155. Jay-Z, 'The Black Album'
      148. Frank Ocean, 'Channel Orange'
      145. Eminem, 'The Marshall Mathers LP'
      137. Adele, '21'
      134. Fugees, 'The Score'
      130. Prince, '1999'
      117. Kanye West, 'Late Registration'
      115. Kendrick Lamar, 'good kid, m.A.A.d city'
      111. Janet Jackson, 'Control'

      99. Taylor Swift, 'Red'
      95. Drake, 'Take Care'
      93. Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, 'Supa Dupa Fly'
      79. Frank Ocean, 'Blonde'
      74. Kanye West, 'The College Dropout'
      70. N.W.A, 'Straight Outta Compton'
      67. Jay-Z, 'Reasonable Doubt'
      64. OutKast, 'Stankonia'
      61. Eric B. & Rakim, 'Paid In Full'
      55. Pink Floyd, 'The Dark Side of the Moon'
      50. Jay-Z, 'The Blueprint'
      49. OutKast, 'Aquemini'
      45. Prince, 'Sign O' the Times'
      44. Nas, 'Illmatic'
      43. A Tribe Called Quest, 'The Low End Theory'
      42. Radiohead, 'OK Computer'
      37. Dr. Dre, 'The Chronic'
      36. Michael Jackson, 'Off the Wall'
      33. Amy Winehouse, 'Back to Black'
      32. Beyoncé, 'Lemonade'
      28. D’Angelo, 'Voodoo'
      27. Wu-Tang Clan, 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)'
      22. The Notorious B.I.G., 'Ready to Die'
      19. Kendrick Lamar, 'To p---- a Butterfly'
      17. Kanye West, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'
      15. Public Enemy, 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back'
      12. Michael Jackson, 'Thriller'

      10. Lauryn Hill, 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'
      9. Bob Dylan, 'Blood on the Tracks'
      8. Prince and the Revolution, 'Purple Rain'
      7. Fleetwood Mac, 'Rumours'
      6. Nirvana, 'Nevermind'
      5. The Beatles, 'Abbey Road'
      4. Stevie Wonder, 'Songs in the Key of Life'
      3. Joni Mitchell, 'Blue'
      2. The Beach Boys, 'Pet Sounds'
      1. Marvin Gaye, 'What's Going On'
     
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    still dusty top ten beisdes like, ms hill. funny to see harry styles included ayyyyyyyy

    then again, im aite w some of the homies included top 30 or w/e. mbdtf was my s---!
     
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  3. Mikey
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    Sep 22, 2020
    Good to see it on the list.
    One of the most underrated albums ever. So influential.
     
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    Off the Wall being 36 is criminal.

    They shouldn’t have included pop music for the sake of it being popular - that doesn’t define what’s best.
     
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    no nick cave, no flaming lips, still sucking off beatles and bob dylan
     
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    True, but something being popular doesn't mean it can't be good too. Also glad to see mbdtf so high!
     
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    You're right & that's why I think MJ's Off the Wall deserves to be higher.

    Albums like: Taylor Swift's 'RED' & Beyonce's 'BEYONCE' for example - are they groundbreaking enough to be in the Top 100 albums of all time?

    No chance.
     
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  8. Winter
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    Sep 22, 2020
    The Dylan and Beatles placements are about the coldest takes on this list
     
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    at least it’s not as worse as their last rankings
     
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    i don’t think bobby has a top 100 album at all, but beatles could be there
     
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    Honestly you can shuffle these in any order since they're all practically fantastic albums from fantastic artists.

    It's such a crazy effort to even have that many albums listed in any form or fashion to begin with, heck you can even extend this way beyond with a list of omissions that probably had better records than the ones on here.
     
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    Revival top 10. Mark my words or I’ll retire and leave this forum forever.
     
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    ay but like, cant u appreciate the impact blonde and blonde, highway 61 revisited had at the time? like even if u dont personally feel them, these are monumental works that created a lane tbh, nahmean? gravity was shifted and tbh cont to be impacted by dylans legacy.
     
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    Who in the actual f--- has time to rank 500 different albums from different genres?
     
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    Oh so now you're bullying Rolling Stones?!?!
     
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    I'm so happy most of these albums are Hip-Hop. We won.
     
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    I mean, why wouldn't i?
     
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    Of course, Ice Cube is on that list ;(
     
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    Enez the thrill of it all

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    of course these albums were impactful, but bob is more incredible for his writing
     
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    I like Nevermind at 6. Abbey Road at 5 is borderline disrespectful.
     
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