Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Name as many albums as you can that appear on Rolling Stone's influential 2003 list.
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Album
Artist
1
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
2
Pet Sounds
The Beach Boys
3
Revolver
The Beatles
4
Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan
5
Rubber Soul
The Beatles
6
What's Going On
Marvin Gaye
7
Exile on Main Street
The Rolling Stones
8
London Calling
The Clash
9
Blonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan
10
The White Album
The Beatles
11
The Sun Sessions
Elvis Presley
12
Kind of Blue
Miles Davis
13
Velvet Underground and Nico
The Velvet Underground
14
Abbey Road
The Beatles
15
Are You Experienced?
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
16
Blood on the Tracks
Bob Dylan
17
Nevermind
Nirvana
18
Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen
19
Astral Weeks
Van Morrison
20
Thriller
Michael Jackson
21
The Great Twenty-Eight
Chuck Berry
22
Plastic Ono Band
John Lennon
23
Innervisions
Stevie Wonder
24
Live at the Apollo (1963)
James Brown
25
Rumours
Fleetwood Mac
26
The Joshua Tree
U2
27
King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. 1
Robert Johnson
28
Who's Next
The Who
29
Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
30
Blue
Joni Mitchell
31
Bringing It All Back Home
Bob Dylan
32
Let It Bleed
The Rolling Stones
33
Ramones
Ramones
34
Music From Big Pink
The Band
35
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
David Bowie
36
Tapestry
Carole King
37
Hotel California
The Eagles
38
The Anthology, 1947 - 1972
Muddy Waters
39
Please Please Me
The Beatles
40
Forever Changes
Love
41
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
The Sex Pistols
42
The Doors
The Doors
43
The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd
44
Horses
Patti Smith
45
The Band
The Band
46
Legend
Bob Marley and the Wailers
47
A Love Supreme
John Coltrane
48
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Public Enemy
49
At Fillmore East
The Allman Brothers Band
50
Here's Little Richard
Little Richard
51
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Simon and Garfunkel
52
Greatest Hits
Al Green
53
The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings, 1952 - 1959
Ray Charles
54
Electric Ladyland
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
55
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
56
Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder
57
Beggars Banquet
The Rolling Stones
58
Trout Mask Replica
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
59
Meet the Beatles
The Beatles
60
Greatest Hits
Sly and the Family Stone
61
Appetite for Destruction
Guns n' Roses
62
Achtung Baby
U2
63
Sticky Fingers
The Rolling Stones
64
Phil Spector, Back to Mono (1958 - 1969)
Various Artists
65
Moondance
Van Morrison
66
Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin
67
The Stranger
Billy Joel
68
Off the Wall
Michael Jackson
69
Superfly
Curtis Mayfield
70
Physical Graffiti
Led Zeppelin
71
After the Gold Rush
Neil Young
72
Purple Rain
Prince
73
Back in Black
AC/DC
74
Otis Blue
Otis Redding
75
Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin
76
Imagine
John Lennon
77
The Clash
The Clash
78
Harvest
Neil Young
79
Star Time
James Brown
80
Odessey and Oracle
The Zombies
81
Graceland
Paul Simon
82
Axis: Bold as Love
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
83
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
Aretha Franklin
84
Lady Soul
Aretha Franklin
85
Born in the U.S.A.
Bruce Springsteen
86
Let It Be
The Beatles
87
The Wall
Pink Floyd
88
At Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash
89
Dusty in Memphis
Dusty Springfield
90
Talking Book
Stevie Wonder
91
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John
92
20 Golden Greats
Buddy Holly
93
Sign 'o' the Times
Prince
94
Bitches Brew
Miles Davis
95
Green River
Creedence Clearwater Revival
96
Tommy
The Who
97
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
98
This Year's Model
Elvis Costello
99
There's a Riot Goin' On
Sly and the Family Stone
100
In the Wee Small Hours
Frank Sinatra
101
Fresh Cream
Cream
102
Giant Steps
John Coltrane
103
Sweet Baby James
James Taylor
104
Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
Ray Charles
105
Rocket to Russia
Ramones
106
Portrait of a Legend 1951 - 1964
Sam Cooke
107
Hunky Dory
David Bowie
108
Aftermath
The Rolling Stones
109
Loaded
The Velvet Underground
110
The Bends
Radiohead
111
Court and Spark
Joni Mitchell
112
Disraeli Gears
Cream
113
The Who Sell Out
The Who
114
Out of Our Heads
The Rolling Stones
115
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Derek and the Dominos
116
At Last
Etta James
117
Sweetheart of the Rodeo
The Byrds
118
Stand!
Sly and the Family Stone
119
The Harder They Come Original Soundtrack
Various Artists
120
Raising Hell
Run-DMC
121
Moby Grape
Moby Grape
122
Pearl
Janis Joplin
123
Catch a Fire
Bob Marley and the Wailers
124
Younger Than Yesterday
The Byrds
125
Raw Power
The Stooges
126
Remain in Light
Talking Heads
127
If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears
The Mamas and the Papas
128
Marquee Moon
Television
129
40 Greatest Hits
Hank Williams
130
Paranoid
Black Sabbath
131
Saturday Night Fever Original Soundtrack
Various Artists
132
The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
Bruce Springsteen
133
Ready to Die
The Notorious B.I.G.
134
Slanted and Enchanted
Pavement
135
Greatest Hits
Elton John
136
Tim
The Replacements
137
The Chronic
Dr. Dre
138
Rejuvenation
The Meters
139
All That You Can't Leave Behind
U2
140
Parallel Lines
Blondie
141
Live at the Regal
B.B. King
142
Phil Spector, A Christmas Gift to You
Varoius Artists
143
Gris-Gris
Dr. John
144
Straight Outta Compton
N.W.A
145
Aja
Steely Dan
146
Surrealistic Pillow
Jefferson Airplane
147
Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology
Otis Redding
148
Deja Vu
Crosby Stills Nash and Young
149
Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin
150
Santana
Santana
151
Darkness on the Edge of Town
Bruce Springsteen
152
The B-52's
The B-52's
153
Moanin' in the Moonlight
Howlin' Wolf
154
The Low End Theory
A Tribe Called Quest
155
Pretenders
The Pretenders
156
Paul's Boutique
Beastie Boys
157
Closer
Joy Division
158
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
Elton John
159
Alive
Kiss
160
Electric Warrior
T. Rex
161
The Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding
162
OK Computer
Radiohead
163
1999
Prince
164
Heart Like a Wheel
Linda Ronstadt
165
Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye
166
Imperial Bedroom
Elvis Costello
167
Master of Puppets
Metallica
168
My Aim Is True
Elvis Costello
169
Exodus
Bob Marley
170
Live at Leeds
The Who
171
The Notorious Byrd Brothers
The Byrds
172
Every Picture Tells a Story
Rod Stewart
173
Something/Anything?
Todd Rundgren
174
Desire
Bob Dylan
175
Close to You
The Carpenters
176
Rocks
Aerosmith
177
One Nation Under a Groove
Parliament/Funkadelic
178
Greatest Hits
The Byrds
179
The Anthology 1961 - 1977
Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions
180
The Definitive Collection
Abba
181
The Rolling Stones
Now!
182
Natty Dread
Bob Marley and the Wailers
183
Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
184
Red Headed Stranger
Willie Nelson
185
The Stooges
The Stooges
186
Fresh
Sly and the Family Stone
187
So
Peter Gabriel
188
Buffalo Springfield Again
Buffalo Springfield
189
Happy Trails
Quicksilver Messenger Service
190
From Elvis in Memphis
Elvis Presley
191
Funhouse
The Stooges
192
The Gilded Palace of Sin
The Flying Burrito Brothers
193
Dookie
Green Day
194
Transformer
Lou Reed
195
Bluesbreakers
John Mayall With Eric Clapton
196
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965 - 1968
Various Artists
197
Murmur
R.E.M.
198
The Best of
Little Walter
199
Highway to Hell
AC/DC
200
The Downward Spiral
Nine Inch Nails
201
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Simon and Garfunkle
202
Bad
Michael Jackson
203
Wheels of Fire
Cream
204
Dirty Mind
Prince
205
Abraxas
Santana
206
Tea for the Tillerman
Cat Stevens
207
Ten
Pearl Jam
208
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Neil Young With Crazy Horse
209
Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd
210
Crooked Rain. Crooked Rain
Pavement
211
Tattoo You
The Rolling Stones
212
Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner
Ike and Tina Turner
213
New York Dolls
New York Dolls
214
Bo Diddley/Go Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
215
Two Steps From the Blues
Bobby Bland
216
The Queen Is Dead
The Smiths
217
Licensed to Ill
Beastie Boys
218
Look-Ka Py Py
The Meters
219
Loveless
My Bloody Valentine
220
New Orleans Piano
Professor Longhair
221
War
U2
222
The Neil Diamond Collection
Neil Diamond
223
Howlin' Wolf
Howlin' Wolf
224
Nebraska
Bruce Springsteen
225
The Complete Hank Williams
Hank Williams
226
Doolittle
Pixies
227
Paid in Full
Eric B. & Rakim
228
Toys in the Attic
Aerosmith
229
Nick of Time
Bonnie Raitt
230
A Night at the Opera
Queen
231
The Kink Kronikles
The Kinks
232
Mr. Tambourine Man
The Byrds
233
Bookends
Simon and Garfunkel
234
The Ultimate Collection
Patsy Cline
235
Mr. Excitement!
Jackie Wilson
236
The Who Sings My Generation
The Who
237
Like a Prayer
Madonna
238
Can't Buy a Thrill
Steely Dan
239
Let It Be
The Replacements
240
Run-DMC
Run-DMC
241
Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath
242
The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer No Filler!
Jerry Lee Lewis
243
Freak Out!
The Mothers of Invention
244
Live Dead
Grateful Dead
245
Bryter Layter
Nick Drake
246
The Shape of Jazz to Come
Ornette Coleman
247
Automatic for the People
R.E.M.
248
Reasonable Doubt
Jay-Z
249
Low
David Bowie
250
The River
Bruce Springsteen
#
Album
Artist
251
The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
Otis Redding
252
Metallica
Metallica
253
Trans-Europe Express
Kraftwerk
254
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
255
The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
The Kinks
256
The Velvet Rope
Janet Jackson
257
Stardust
Willie Nelson
258
American Beauty
Grateful Dead
259
Crosby Stills and Nash
Crosby Stills and Nash
260
Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club
261
Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman
262
Workingman's Dead
Grateful Dead
263
The Genius of Ray Charles
Ray Charles
264
Child Is Father to the Man
Blood, Sweat and Tears
265
Cosmo's Factory
Creedence Clearwater Revival
266
Quadrophenia
The Who
267
There Goes Rhymin' Simon
Paul Simon
268
Psycho Candy
The Jesus and Mary Chain
269
Some Girls
The Rolling Stones
270
The Beach Boys Today!
The Beach Boys
271
Going to a Go-Go
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
272
Nightbirds
Labelle
273
The Slim Shady LP
Eminem
274
Mothership Connection
Parliament
275
Rhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson
276
Anthology of American Folk Music
Harry Smith, ed.
277
Aladdin Sane
David Bowie
278
The Immaculate Collection
Madonna
279
My Life
Mary J. Blige
280
Folk Singer
Muddy Waters
281
Can't Get Enough
Barry White
282
The Cars
The Cars
283
Five Leaves Left
Nick Drake
284
Music of My Mind
Stevie Wonder
285
I'm Still in Love With You
Al Green
286
Los Angeles
X
287
Anthem of the Sun
Grateful Dead
288
Something Else by the Kinks
The Kinks
289
Call Me
Al Green
290
Talking Heads: 77
Talking Heads
291
The Basement Tapes
Bob Dylan and the Band
292
White Light / White Heat
The Velvet Underground
293
Greatest Hits
Simon and Garfunkel
294
Kick Out the Jams
MC5
295
Meat Is Murder
The Smiths
296
We're Only In It For the Money
The Mothers of Invention
297
Weezer (Blue Album)
Weezer
298
Master of Reality
Black Sabbath
299
Coat of Many Colors
Dolly Parton
300
Fear of a Black Planet
Public Enemy
301
John Wesley Harding
Bob Dylan
302
The Marshall Mathers LP
Eminem
303
Grace
Jeff Buckley
304
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Lucinda Williams
305
Odelay
Beck
306
Songs for Swingin' Lovers
Frank Sinatra
307
Avalon
Roxy Music
308
The Sun Records Collection
Various Artists
309
Nothing's Shocking
Jane's Addiction
310
BloodSugarSexMagik
Red Hot Chili Peppers
311
MTV Unplugged in New York
Nirvana
312
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
313
Damn the Torpedoes
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
314
The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground
315
Surfer Rosa
Pixies
316
Rock Steady
No Doubt
317
The Eminem Show
Eminem
318
Back Stabbers
The O'Jays
319
Burnin'
Bob Marley and the Wailers
320
Pink Moon
Nick Drake
321
Sail Away
Randy Newman
322
Ghost in the Machine
The Police
323
Station to Station
David Bowie
324
The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt
325
Slowhand
Eric Clapton
326
Disintegration
The Cure
327
Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette
328
Exile in Guyville
Liz Phair
329
Daydream Nation
Sonic Youth
330
In the Jungle Groove
James Brown
331
Tonight's the Night
Neil Young
332
Help!
The Beatles
333
Shoot Out the Lights
Richard and Linda Thompson
334
Wild Gift
X
335
Squeezing Out Sparks
Graham Parker
336
Superunknown
Soundgarden
337
Aqualung
Jethro Tull
338
Cheap Thrills
Big Brother and the Holding Company
339
The Heart of Saturday Night
Tom Waits
340
Damaged
Black Flag
341
Play
Moby
342
Violator
Depeche Mode
343
Bat Out of Hell
Meat Loaf
344
Berlin
Lou Reed
345
Stop Making Sense
Talking Heads
346
3 Feet High and Rising
De La Soul
347
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pink Floyd
348
At Newport 1960
Muddy Waters
349
Roger the Engineer (a.k.a. Over Under Sideways Down)
The Yardbirds
350
Rust Never Sleeps
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
351
Brothers in Arms
Dire Straits
352
52nd Street
Billy Joel
353
Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds
The Yardbirds
354
12 Songs
Randy Newman
355
Between the Buttons
The Rolling Stones
356
Sketches of Spain
Miles Davis
357
Honky Chateau
Elton John
358
Singles Going Steady
Buzzcocks
359
Stankonia
Outkast
360
Siamese Dream
The Smashing Pumpkins
361
Substance
New Order
362
L.A. Woman
The Doors
363
Ray of Light
Madonna
364
American Recordings
Johnny Cash
365
Louder Than Bombs
The Smiths
366
Mott
Mott the Hoople
367
Is This It
The Strokes
368
Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine
369
Reggatta de Blanc
The Police
370
Volunteers
Jefferson Airplane
371
Siren
Roxy Music
372
Late for the Sky
Jackson Browne
373
Post
Bjork
374
The Eagles
The Eagles
375
The Ultimate Collection (1948 - 1990)
John Lee Hooker
376
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Oasis
377
CrazySexyCool
TLC
378
Funky Kingston
Toots and the Maytals
379
Greetings from Asbury Park
Bruce Springsteen
380
Sunflower
The Beach Boys
381
Modern Lovers
Modern Lovers
382
More Songs About Buildings and Food
Talking Heads
383
A Quick One (Happy Jack)
The Who
384
Pyromania
Def Leppard
385
Pretzel Logic
Steely Dan
386
Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers
Wu-Tang Clan
387
Country Life
Roxy Music
388
A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles
389
The End of the Innocence
Don Henley
390
Elephant
The White Stripes
391
The Pretender
Jackson Browne
392
Willy and the Poor Boys
Creedence Clearwater Revival
393
Good Old Boys
Randy Newman
394
For Your Pleasure
Roxy Music
395
Blue Lines
Massive Attack
396
Eliminator
ZZ Top
397
Rain Dogs
Tom Waits
398
Anthology
The Temptations
399
Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers
400
Illmatic
Nas
401
(Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd)
Lynyrd Skynyrd
402
Dr
John's Gumbo
403
Radio City
Big Star
404
Sandinista!
The Clash
405
Rid of Me
PJ Harvey
406
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
Sinead O' Connor
407
Strange Days
The Doors
408
Time Out of Mind
Bob Dylan
409
461 Ocean Boulevard
Eric Clapton
410
Pink Flag
Wire
411
Double Nickels on the Dime
Minutemen
412
Mezzanine
Massive Attack
413
Beauty and the Beat
Go-Go's
414
Greatest Hits
James Brown
415
Van Halen
Van Halen
416
Mule Variations
Tom Waits
417
Boy
U2
418
Band on the Run
Wings
419
Dummy
Portishead
420
With the Beatles
The Beatles
421
The "Chirping" Crickets
Buddy Holly and the Crickets
422
The Best of the Girl Groups, Volumes 1 and 2
Various Artists
423
Greatest Hits
The Mamas and the Papas
424
King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. 2
Robert Johnson
425
Changesone
David Bowie
426
The Battle of Los Angeles
Rage Against the Machine
427
Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica
The Ronettes
428
Kid A
Radiohead
429
Grievous Angel
Gram Parsons
430
At Budokan
Cheap Trick
431
Anthology
Diana Ross and the Supremes
432
Sleepless
Peter Wolf
433
Another Green World
Brian Eno
434
Outlandos D'Amour
The Police
435
To Bring You My Love
PJ Harvey
436
Here Come the Warm Jets
Brian Eno
437
All Things Must Pass
George Harrison
438
#1 Record
Big Star
439
In Utero
Nirvana
440
Sea Change
Beck
441
Tragic Kingdom
No Doubt
442
Boys Don't Cry
The Cure
443
Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
Sam Cooke
444
Criminal Minded
Boogie Down Productions
445
Rum Sodomy and the Lash
The Pogues
446
Suicide
Suicide
447
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Devo
448
In Color
Cheap Trick
449
The World Is a Ghetto
War
450
Fly Like an Eagle
Steve Miller Band
451
Back in the USA
MC5
452
Music
Madonna
453
Ritual de lo Habitual
Jane's Addiction
454
Getz/Gilberto
Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim
455
Synchronicity
The Police
456
Third/Sister Lovers
Big Star
457
For Everyman
Jackson Browne
458
John Prine
John Prine
459
Strictly Business
EPMD
460
Love It to Death
Alice Cooper
461
How Will the Wolf Survive?
Los Lobos
462
Here, My Dear
Marvin Gaye
463
Tumbleweed Connection
Elton John
464
The Blueprint
Jay-Z
465
Golden Hits
The Drifters
466
Live Through This
Hole
467
Love and Theft
Bob Dylan
468
Elton John
Elton John
469
Metal Box
Public Image Ltd.
470
Document
R.E.M.
471
Heaven Up Here
Echo and the Bunnymen
472
Hysteria
Def Leppard
473
A Rush of Blood to the Head
Coldplay
474
Live in Europe
Otis Redding
475
Tunnel of Love
Bruce Springsteen
476
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
477
The Score
Fugees
478
Radio
LL Cool J
479
I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
Richard and Linda Thompson
480
Faith
George Michael
481
The Smiths
The Smiths
482
Armed Forces
Elvis Costello and the Attractions
483
Life After Death
The Notorious B.I.G.
484
Branded Man
Merle Haggard
485
All Time Greatest Hits
Loretta Lynn
486
Maggot Brain
Funkadelic
487
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Smashing Pumpkins
488
Voodoo
D'Angelo
489
Guitar Town
Steve Earle
490
Entertainment!
Gang of Four
491
All the Young Dudes
Mott the Hoople
492
Vitalogy
Pearl Jam
493
That's the Way of the World
Earth, Wind and Fire
494
She's So Unusual
Cyndi Lauper
495
New Day Rising
Husker Du
496
Destroyer
Kiss
497
Yo! Bum Rush the Show
Public Enemy
498
Tres Hombres
ZZ Top
499
Born Under a Bad Sign
Albert King
500
Touch
Eurythmics
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Level 63
Apr 18, 2017
Great quiz, but waaaay to little time - any way you can add another 10 minutes at least? There's 500 answers after all.
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Level 56
May 17, 2017
391. My fingers are bleeding.
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Level 30
Jun 15, 2017
Is it bad that I only got the rap albums
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Level 35
Oct 31, 2017
There's never quite enough time, but the concept is great!