The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)

Sound & Vision is an American magazine, purchased by AVTech Media Ltd. in March 2018, covering home theater, audio, video and multimedia consumer products. Before 2000, it had been published for most of its history as Stereo Review. The magazine is headquartered in New York City. These are their best albums of all time. To help celebrate Sound & Vision Magazine's 50th-anniversary year, the editors and critics selected their "Top 50 Albums of All Time".
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1966
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1966
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19,960
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6,993
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Total albums: 50. Page 1 of 5

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The Top 50 Albums of All Time composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 21 42%
1970s 22 44%
1980s 5 10%
1990s 2 4%
2000s 0 0%
2010s 0 0%
2020s 0 0%
Country Albums %


United Kingdom 24 48%
United States 17 34%
Mixed Nationality 4 8%
Canada 3 6%
Ireland 1 2%
Australia 1 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 49 98%
Yes 1 2%

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[Sound & Vision Magazine was founded in 1958.]

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From 07/10/2020 17:49
Another magazine list that focuses on the ground breaking albums, not the great ones, (a subtle but important difference).
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From 11/22/2017 13:17
You won´t discover anything here.
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From 04/12/2017 00:05
Lo mismo de siempre
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From 07/08/2016 08:21
This is suppose to be all time but yet they have 42% for the 60's and 44% for the 70's... Anyone who loves this pole is clearly biased to these decades. There's plenty of albums as good as these decades worth.
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From 07/08/2016 00:33
Too routine and lacking any surprises, but at the same time free of most ludicrously overrated records.
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From 07/06/2016 12:30
Easily the best of the critics/writers polls that I've seen.
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Decent
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From 02/07/2015 14:46
60's and 70's biased for a mag... Editors and critics need replacing now.
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From 03/27/2014 03:38
Are You Experienced it´shy far the best Jimi Hendrix album, Why Electric Ladyland
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From 02/28/2014 11:17
I love 60´s, but repeats same bands far too much.
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