Best rock/pop albums of all time

My top 100 picks, Wordle-ized

… of all time!

Here, without comment or context, is my current list of the greatest albums of all time. Feel free to comment, disagree, argue or otherwise discuss. As always, I reserve the right to change my mind and opinion.

  1. The Clash, London Calling (1979/1980)
  2. The Beatles, Abbey Road (1969)
  3. Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced? (1967)
  4. Talking Heads, ’77 (1977)
  5. Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
  6. Pretenders, Pretenders (1980)
  7. The Beatles, Revolver (1966)
  8. The Clash, The Clash (1977)
  9. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
  10. Pink Floyd, The Wall (1979)
  11. Elvis Costello, My Aim Is True (1977)
  12. The Who, Who’s Next (1971)
  13. The Beatles, Rubber Soul (1965)
  14. The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street (1972)
  15. Elvis Costello & The Attractions, This Year’s Model (1978)
  16. The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed (1969)
  17. Ramones, Ramones (1976)
  18. The Beatles, The Beatles (White Album) (1968)
  19. Talking Heads, More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978)
  20. Police, Zenyatta Mendatta (1980)
  21. The Who, Tommy (1969)
  22. Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
  23. The Rolling Stones, Beggars Banquet (1968)
  24. Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison (1968)
  25. Van Halen, Van Halen (1978)
  26. The Cars, The Cars (1978)
  27. The Rolling Stones, Some Girls (1978)
  28. Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run (1975)
  29. Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks (1977)
  30. REM, Murmur (1983)
  31. Cheap Trick, At Budokan (1978)
  32. Jimi Hendrix, Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
  33. T Rex, Electric Warrior (1971)
  34. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II (1969)
  35. Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
  36. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pronounced Leh’-nerd Skin-‘nerd (1973)
  37. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (1977)
  38. Blondie, Parallel Lines (1979)
  39. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (1969)
  40. The Stooges, The Stooges (1969)
  41. Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cosmo’s Factory (1970)
  42. Bruce Springsteen, Nebraska (1982)
  43. The Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
  44. Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963)
  45. U2, The Joshua Tree (1987)
  46. Green Day, American Idiot (2004)
  47. Steve Miller Band, Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
  48. Patti Smith, Horses (1975)
  49. B-52s, Wild Planet (1980)
  50. Talking Heads, Remain In Light (1980)
  51. The Clash, Sandinista! (1981)
  52. Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
  53. Devo, Duty Now for the Future (1979)
  54. The Kinks, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
  55. Bob Seger, Night Moves (1976)
  56. Boston, Boston (1976)
  57. Neil Young, Harvest (1972)
  58. David Bowie, Let’s Dance (1983)
  59. X, Los Angeles (1980)
  60. The Beatles, Please Please Me (1963)
  61. Violent Femmes, Violent Femmes (1983)
  62. The B-52s, The B-52s (1979)
  63. David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders from Mars (1972)
  64. U2, Boy (1980)
  65. The Specials, The Specials (1980)
  66. Pixies, Doolittle (1989)
  67. Paul Simon, Graceland (1987)
  68. U2, War (1982)
  69. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967)
  70. Cheap Trick, Heaven Tonight (1978)
  71. David Bowie, Hunky Dory (1971)
  72. The Cars, Candy-O (1979)
  73. Ramones, Rocket to Russia (1977)
  74. ZZ Top, Tres Hombres (1973)
  75. The Vapors, New Clear Days (1980)
  76. Billy Joel, The Stranger (1977)
  77. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Déjà vu (1970)
  78. Steely Dan, Aja (1977)
  79. The Eagles, On the Border (1974)
  80. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV (ZOSO) (1971)
  81. U2, Achtung Baby (1991)
  82. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
  83. Meat Loaf, Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
  84. Carole King, Tapestry (1971)
  85. KISS, Alive! (1975)
  86. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
  87. Devo, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
  88. Police, Outlandos D’Amour (1978)
  89. Head East, Flat As A Pancake (1975)
  90. U2, All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)
  91. Dire Straits, Dire Straits (1978)
  92. Warren Zevon, Excitable Boy (1978)
  93. The White Stripes, Elephant (2003)
  94. Rush, 2112 (1976)
  95. Tom Petty, Full Moon Fever (1989)
  96. Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Streetcore (2003)
  97. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs (2010)
  98. Heart, Dreamboat Annie (1976)
  99. Liz Phair, Exile In Guyville (1993)
  100. Billy Joel, Glass Houses (1980)
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