Greatest 100 Albums of All-Time

We love albums – which is why we do a podcast every month discussing a classic album of popular rock music. During the podcast we often talk about our own Top 50 lists of favourite albums, which is why we decided to produce a combined list of our 100 greatest albums of all-time.

This list is voted for and argued over by Dave, Brett and Steve. The rules are that it can contain either the US or UK versions of albums (e.g. With The Beatles and/or Meet The Beatles are allowed) and compilation albums are also allowed (ABBA Gold). This list will help us decide which albums to cover in future on the podcast. So, if you think we have missed a classic, please get in touch and tell us. We can be found hanging out on Twitter: @McCartneyIn

1Abbey RoadThe Beatles
3The BendsRadiohead
4The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from MarsDavid Bowie
5RevolverThe Beatles
6London CallingThe Clash
7The Dark Side of the MoonPink Floyd
8Blood on the TracksBob Dylan
9Rubber SoulThe Beatles
10RumoursFleetwood Mac
11Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles
12Sticky FingersThe Rolling Stones
13Definitely MaybeOasis
14The White AlbumThe Beatles
15Achtung BabyU2
16Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ Roses
17OK ComputerRadiohead
18The Stone RosesThe Stone Roses
19Wish You Were HerePink Floyd
20Astral WeeksVan Morrison
21I Want to See the Bright Lights TonightRichard Thompson and Linda Thompson
23Rage Against the MachineRage Against the Machine
24Boys Don’t CryThe Cure
25Pink MoonNick Drake
26Hunky DoryDavid Bowie
27Let It Be…. NakedThe Beatles
28Born in the U.S.A.Bruce Springsteen
29Led Zeppelin IIILed Zeppelin
30Out Of TimeR.E.M.
31ScreamadelicaPrimal Scream
32CalifornicationRed Hot Chili Peppers
33Déjà VuCrosby, Stills, Nash & Young
34Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)Wu-Tang Clan
35Five Leaves LeftNick Drake
36Led Zeppelin IVLed Zeppelin
37ManassasStephen Stills/Manassas
38Mule VariationsTom Waits
39Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex PistolsSex Pistols
40The RiverBruce Springsteen
41A Hard Day’s NightThe Beatles
42Band On The RunPaul McCartney
43Blonde on BlondeBob Dylan
44Brothers in ArmsDire Straits
45Crosby, Stills & NashCrosby, Stills & Nash
46Exile on Main St.The Rolling Stones
47FaithThe Cure
48Help!The Beatles
49Is This ItThe Strokes
50Jagged Little PillAlanis Morissette
51Kind Of Blue Miles Davis
52LovelessMy Bloody Valentine
53Magical Mystery TourThe Beatles
55TapestryCarole King
56AnimalsPink Floyd
57Are You SatisfiedSlaves
58Automatic for the PeopleR.E.M.
59Consolers Of The LonelyThe Raconteurs
60Different ClassPulp
61DoggystyleSnoop Doggy Dogg
62Gold ABBA
63GracelandPaul Simon
64Grand PrixTeenage Fanclub
65HupThe Wonderstuff
66Kid ARadiohead
67Let It BleedThe Rolling Stones
68Lex HivesThe Hives
69LowDavid Bowie
70PuzzleBiffy Clyro
71The Head On The DoorThe Cure
72The Miseducation of Lauryn HillLauryn Hill
73ToxicitySystem Of A Down
74Trans-Europe ExpressKraftwerk
75Back to BlackAmy Winehouse
76BrainwashedGeorge Harrison
77Brighten the CornersPavement
78Like a PrayerMadonna
79Live at Fillmore WestKing Curtis
80Live In EuropeOtis Redding
81On the BeachNeil Young
82Paul’s BoutiqueBeastie Boys
84RamPaul McCartney and Linda McCartney
86The ClashThe Clash
87The Kick InsideKate Bush
88The LasThe Las
89The WallPink Floyd
90Violent FemmesViolent Femmes
91Who’s NextThe Who
92With The BeatlesThe Beatles
931989Taylor Swift
94After The GoldrushNeil Young
95Raw PowerThe Stooges
96Born to RunBruce Springsteen
97Bridge over Troubled WaterSimon & Garfunkel
98DisintegrationThe Cure
100Music for the Jilted GenerationThe Prodigy