There have been plenty list available that rank the top greatest albums of all time. The goal of this list to find not only the greatest albums of all time but also the most influential and culturally significant albums as well, so in addition to just the opinions of critics and fans to compile the list other metrics where used as well such as Billboard chart statistics, RIAA sales figures and several others to help determine the final rankings of the best albums. This chart is not meant to be static and unchanging. It will be updated and recalculated from time-to-time as more data and information is added to the list. In all different albums were eligible for the list of greatest albums was Different Class by Pulp , and they span from the earliest days of rock in the s through today, covering many different genres and styles of music. In the end these are the must have albums that every serious music fan should have in their vinyl, CD or mp3 collection. Below you will find a short list of the top albums by decade and a chart of the entire top list.
Top 200 Albums
The Rolling Stone Top Albums chart ranks the most popular albums from today's most popular artists. Albums are ranked by Album Units, a number that combines digital and physical album sales, digital song sales and audio streams, using a custom weighting system. The albums chart does not include any passive listening like radio airplay or digital radio.
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The RS was assembled by the editors of Rolling Stone , based on the results of two extensive polls. In , Rolling Stone asked a panel of artists, producers, industry executives and journalists to pick the greatest albums of all time. In , we asked a similar group of experts to pick the best albums of the s.
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