The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)

"The classics are still the classics, but the canon keeps getting bigger and better". https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/best-albums-of-all-time-1062063/
(Official website: www.rollingstone.com)

There are 5 comments for this chart from BestEverAlbums.com members and The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time has an average rating of 64.29878997802734 out of 100 (from 17 votes). Please log in or register to leave a comment or assign a rating.

View the complete list of 43,000 charts on BestEverAlbums.com from The Charts page.

Share this chart
Share | |
Collector's summaryLog in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort by
[First added to this chart: 09/24/2020]
Year of Release:
1971
Appears in:
Rank Score:
21,908
Rank in 1971:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
[First added to this chart: 09/24/2020]
Year of Release:
1966
Appears in:
Rank Score:
57,907
Rank in 1966:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
[First added to this chart: 09/24/2020]
Year of Release:
1971
Appears in:
Rank Score:
19,067
Rank in 1971:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
[First added to this chart: 09/24/2020]
Year of Release:
1976
Appears in:
Rank Score:
14,353
Rank in 1976:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
[First added to this chart: 09/24/2020]
Year of Release:
1969
Appears in:
Rank Score:
82,945
Rank in 1969:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
[First added to this chart: 09/24/2020]
Year of Release:
1991
Appears in:
Rank Score:
54,665
Rank in 1991:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
[First added to this chart: 09/24/2020]
Year of Release:
1977
Appears in:
Rank Score:
37,958
Rank in 1977:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
[First added to this chart: 09/24/2020]
Year of Release:
1984
Appears in:
Rank Score:
18,489
Rank in 1984:
Rank in 1980s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
[First added to this chart: 09/24/2020]
Year of Release:
1975
Appears in:
Rank Score:
29,049
Rank in 1975:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
[First added to this chart: 09/24/2020]
Year of Release:
1998
Appears in:
Rank Score:
4,793
Rank in 1998:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Total albums: 100. Page 1 of 10

Don't agree with this chart? Create your own from the My Charts page!

The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 1 1%
1960s 22 22%
1970s 32 32%
1980s 14 14%
1990s 18 18%
2000s 6 6%
2010s 7 7%
2020s 0 0%
Country Albums %


United States 65 65%
United Kingdom 23 23%
Canada 7 7%
Jamaica 2 2%
Ireland 1 1%
Mixed Nationality 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
Compilation? Albums %
No 96 96%
Yes 4 4%
Live? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time similarity to your chart(s)


Not a member? Registering is quick, easy and FREE!

Why register?
Yes Join a passionate community of over 40,000 music fans.
Yes Create & share your own charts.
Yes Have your say in the overall rankings.
Yes Post comments in the forums and vote on polls.
Yes Comment on or rate any album, artist, track or chart.
Yes Discover new music & improve your music collection.
Yes Customise the overall chart using a variety of different filters & metrics.
Yes Create a wishlist of albums.
Yes Help maintain the BEA database.
Yes Earn member points and gain access to increasing levels of functionality!
... And lots more!

Register now - it only takes a moment!

The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time ratings

Average Rating: 
64/100 (from 17 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this chart. | Show all 17 ratings for this chart.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberChart ratingsAvg. chart rating
 
5/100
 Report rating
4 days ago discojets1  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 871/100
 
100/100
 Report rating
10/12/2020 05:26 lanadeleswift  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 496/100
 
70/100
 Report rating
10/12/2020 05:19 NSPE  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 34377/100
 
45/100
 Report rating
10/12/2020 02:19 Zenman  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 145/100
 
50/100
 Report rating
10/10/2020 10:14 Timestarter  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9091/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some charts can have several thousand ratings)

This chart has a Bayesian average rating of 64.3/100, a mean average of 53.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 53.9/100. The standard deviation for this chart is 30.8.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time favourites

Showing all 1 members who have added this chart as a favourite

The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time comments

Showing all 6 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
70/100
From 10/12/2020 05:07
Pretty sure the record industry vote and bad picks of voter artists by RS ruined this one.
Two Beyonce albums on top 100 and that CCR (an album era band) compilation on the top 500 list were the low points.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
30/100
From 10/08/2020 11:52
A lot of pandering to "sjw" groups instead of pure musical prowess we're at the base of this list. Altho I agree more diversity and inclusion of more hip-hop and rap was needed, they did it by lowering actual great albums on the list for the sake of diversity. For example why is Dylan suddenly so much less relevant than in 2012 that he had to lose 3 albums entirely and basically every album was lowered on the list?
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (2 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
5/100
From 10/07/2020 14:01
I think Rolling Stone should have checked out the top 500 here for a far more accurate reflection of what are considered the greatest albums of all time. Our list puts them to shame!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
20/100
From 10/05/2020 15:37
Cada que rehacen esta lista escogen peor, la primera versión de esta lista me parece equilibrada y aunque hay discos que estaban de más, al menos eran pocos. Esta versión de 2020 es basura completamente, lo único que me alegró fue ver el Hounds Of Love de Kate Bush en el Top 100 que en las listas anteriores nunca habían incluído.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
30/100
From 10/02/2020 16:03
Looks like an attempt to be as diverse as possible, don't agree with this especially the top 4, albums that are really over-rated. RS have lost the plot with this one.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -2 votes (0 helpful | 2 unhelpful)
From 09/28/2020 15:25
relatively odd chart
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (2 helpful | 1 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this chart by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this chart.
Popular  Charts
1. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
2. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Mojo (1995)
8. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
9. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
10. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
11. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
12. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
13. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
14. All Time Top 100 Albums by Sounds (1985)
15. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
16. Top 100 Albums Ever by Consequence of Sound (2010)
17. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)
18. 100 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time by Classic Rock (2001)
19. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
20. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
Back to Top