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The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)  

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RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,879 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:146,014
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,622 votes)
Comments: 399 comments
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Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:1,010 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:25,588
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:95
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,176 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,509 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:54,553
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,881 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:1,195 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:31,436
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,652 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,263 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:94,346
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,533 votes)
Comments: 214 comments
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Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,409 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:49,160
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,696 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:3,034
Rank in 1960s81Overall Rank:821
Average Rating:  79/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,278 charts
Rank in 2010:2Rank Score:41,768
Rank in 2010s2Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,688 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,230 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:99,487
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,551 votes)
Comments: 267 comments
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NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,598 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:103,863
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,498 votes)
Comments: 362 comments
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The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 15 15%
1970s 28 28%
1980s 22 22%
1990s 19 19%
2000s 14 14%
2010s 2 2%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 4 4%
The Rolling Stones 3 3%
Various Artists 2 2%
Michael Jackson 2 2%
Bob Dylan 2 2%
OutKast 1 1%
Elton John 1 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 62 62%
United Kingdom 25 25%
Mixed Nationality 4 4%
Canada 3 3%
Ireland 2 2%
Australia 1 1%
Jamaica 1 1%
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72/100 (from 26 votes)
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From reeceyboi 12/22/2014 02:06
Only a very few albums are where they should be on this list. But at least the albums are decent. Not so sure about Kanye west being so high up though.
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From BraddlesHendo 11/25/2014 23:42
Some great indie rock especially The Cure & Depeche Mode. Nice seeing them both get some love
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From maverick470 09/02/2014 04:45
I like this one a lot - one of the best overall charts from a top publication. Took a risk with ranking some recent albums high, but I appreciate that instead of only including albums prior to 1990.
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From tgarritsen 02/11/2014 17:21
I'm not that impressed. I don't get why they pu Lady Soul at 7 while they didn't even add I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You. I also don't get why Adele is put at 17.
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From Graeme2 11/27/2013 16:52
Just look at the top ten to see how much of a joke this is. Got to be just one person compiling this. Think they forgot the remit of the task. Prince and kanye in top ten really? Please.
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From mnorris75 10/16/2013 20:17
It seems like they went out of their way to include every iconic rapper, without doing the same for other genres. I do, however, appreciate the female representation, which is a lot greater than it is here on this site.
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From sszwalbenest 08/26/2013 20:49
While it is diverse I would say this chart is far too generous to Mange West Adele and The Rolling Stones.
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