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Top 500 Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2003)  

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Rolling Stone is an American magazine devoted to music and popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco in 1967. In 2003, Rolling Stone published an article describing what it considered to be the top 500 music albums of all time.
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21. New entry

The Great Twenty-Eight
Compilation
United States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1982Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1982:17Rank Score:2,279
Rank in 1980s163Overall Rank:1,046
Average Rating:  80/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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22. New entry

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:811 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:20,484
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:123
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,058 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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23. New entry

InnervisionsUnited States Stevie Wonder
Year of Release:1973Appears in:815 charts
Rank in 1973:4Rank Score:19,958
Rank in 1970s33Overall Rank:126
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (950 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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24. New entry

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:4,139
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:598
Average Rating:  79/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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25. New entry

RumoursUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,598 charts
Rank in 1977:1Rank Score:53,434
Rank in 1970s9Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,879 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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26. New entry

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,474 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:48,922
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:34
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,956 votes)
Comments: 189 comments
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27. New entry

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,248
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:753
Average Rating:  81/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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28. New entry

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,684 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:57,478
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,035 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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29. New entry

Led ZeppelinUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,311 charts
Rank in 1969:5Rank Score:37,340
Rank in 1960s15Overall Rank:56
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,991 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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30. New entry

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:942 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:25,065
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:95
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,069 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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Top 500 Albums of All Time composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 4 4%
1960s 37 37%
1970s 42 42%
1980s 11 11%
1990s 5 5%
2000s 1 1%
2010s 0 0%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 8 8%
Bob Dylan 5 5%
Led Zeppelin 4 4%
The Rolling Stones 4 4%
Stevie Wonder 3 3%
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 3 3%
The Clash 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 56 56%
United Kingdom 33 33%
Canada 5 5%
Ireland 2 2%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Jamaica 1 1%
Australia 1 1%

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65/100 (from 139 votes)
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65/100
01/15/2018 19:01
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65/100
From Dimitritov 01/15/2018 19:01
Good music but save choices. I listened to all the albums on the chart and it helped me to appreciate some well known artist (Beatles and Bob Dylan) and to discover some new stuff. One thing that I don't understand is that there are so many compilations on this chart.
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From Azkushang 10/13/2015 00:34
Dark Side of the Moon 43, too low. Wheres "In the court of the crimson King" Rolling Stone magazine?
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85/100
From LSquared 03/12/2015 18:50
Quibble all you want about the make-up, but this is an accurate reflection of the Rolling Stone list. Just a shame that it is capped at 100 entries.
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10/100
From makerofbuckets 03/07/2015 03:43
Over 10 compilations? Really?
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90/100
From bribri56 11/17/2014 04:02
Great reflection of the readership of RS magazine in the early 00s. We're mostly middle-aged now (some older). This list is OUR list, and the 20-somethings and 30-somethings who have time out from their studies or MacJobs to write crap about classic rock and R&B based lists should go back to their dorms or apts and listen to Radiohead till their ears bleed.
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From Alexruss 05/29/2014 13:54
where is the rest? can anybody link me the rest 400 Albums? i can not go farther than 100.
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85/100
From tgarritsen 12/17/2013 02:16
Misses albums past 2003 ofcourse, so not as great as their more uptodate list.
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From junodog4 05/14/2013 19:50
Too much 60s and 70s, too many 'safe' choices. However, most of what is on here are massive classics. Further, who gives a crap what is 'heard on the radio'. That doesn't define quality, and regardless, most of this would be heard on classic rock radio.
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70/100
From PibbOwnsPepper 03/14/2013 03:51
80% of the chart coming from the 60s and 70s come on.
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From Fedfan 10/16/2012 18:46
predictable yes, but most of them still good
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