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The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2008)  

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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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RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,593 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:134,933
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,151 votes)
Comments: 347 comments
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Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,362 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:53,025
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,688 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,011 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:29,119
Rank in 1960s18Overall Rank:69
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,330 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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Let It BleedUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,199 charts
Rank in 1969:4Rank Score:37,290
Rank in 1960s14Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,447 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,703 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:70,485
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,972 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,521 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:125,286
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,167 votes)
Comments: 348 comments
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Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,550 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:54,338
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,831 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:489 charts
Rank in 1970:12Rank Score:11,670
Rank in 1970s55Overall Rank:214
Average Rating:  81/100 (657 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,198 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:96,406
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,814 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,158 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:96,538
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,437 votes)
Comments: 249 comments
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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%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 4 8%
The Rolling Stones 4 8%
The Who 3 6%
Led Zeppelin 2 4%
The Band 2 4%
Bob Dylan 2 4%
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 2 4%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 26 52%
United States 17 34%
Canada 3 6%
Mixed Nationality 2 4%
Ireland 1 2%
Australia 1 2%

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75/100 (from 59 votes)
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From EcethZig3010 04/12/2017 00:05
Lo mismo de siempre
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From gon2bed 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 mianfei 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 stangetzaway 07/06/2016 12:30
Easily the best of the critics/writers polls that I've seen.
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75/100
From Azkushang 10/13/2015 00:44
Decent
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From gon2bed 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 GandalfORiley345 03/27/2014 03:38
Are You Experienced it´shy far the best Jimi Hendrix album, Why Electric Ladyland
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From mascamangas 02/28/2014 11:17
I love 60´s, but repeats same bands far too much.
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From tgarritsen 10/13/2013 18:37
Best list i've seen so far.
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From EyeKanFly 06/30/2013 14:57
Lots of good albums, pretty decent ranking order IMO, a few slightly atypical albums (John Barleycorn Must Die, Moby Grape), but overall WAY too biased on 60s/70s. This list is from 2008 and there's only 3 albums from after 1985? Really?
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