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Top 200 Best Rock Albums Of All Time (To Gift or buy)

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Rock music has been a staple genre of popular music for decades. It has evolved over the years, from early rock and roll to classic rock, punk rock, and alternative rock. With such a wide variety of rock styles out there, it can be difficult to narrow down the best of the best. However, there are a few albums that have stood the test of time and are considered to be some of the greatest rock albums of all time.

The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is often cited as one of the best rock albums of all time. Released in 1967, the album featured some of the band’s greatest hits, including “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” and “A Day in the Life.” The album was a critical and commercial success, and it has become an iconic masterpiece of rock music.

Led Zeppelin’s “IV” is another classic rock album that is often mentioned among the top 200 best rock albums. This 1971 release featured some of the band’s most beloved songs, such as “Stairway to Heaven,” “Rock and Roll,” and “Black Dog.” The album was a huge success, and it has been cited as one of the most influential albums of all time.

The Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main St.” is another album that is frequently mentioned among the top 200 best rock albums. Released in 1972, the album featured some of the Stones’ most popular songs, including “Tumbling Dice,” “Rocks Off,” and “Happy.” The album was a critical and commercial success, and it has become an iconic album in the history of rock music.

These are just a few of the albums that are considered to be some of the greatest rock albums of all time. Other albums that have been included on this list include Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon,” The Who’s “Who’s Next,” AC/DC’s “Back in Black,” and The Clash’s “London Calling.” Each of these albums has had a profound influence on rock music, and they will continue to be cherished by generations to come.

 

1. The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969)

2. Led Zeppelin – IV (1971)

3. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

4. The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main Street (1972)

5. Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

6. The Who – Who’s Next (1971)

7. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)

8. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (1977)

9. Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)

10. The Clash – London Calling (1979)

11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced? (1967)

12. AC/DC – Back in Black (1980)

13. U2 – The Joshua Tree (1987)

14. Michael Jackson – Thriller (1982)

15. Queen – A Night at the Opera (1975)

16. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975)

17. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

18. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (1966)

19. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II (1969)

20. The Doors – The Doors (1967)

21. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

22. Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction (1987)

23. Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life (1976)

24. Radiohead – OK Computer (1997)

25. Talking Heads – Remain in Light (1980)

26. The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (1971)

27. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (1979)

28. The Kinks – The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (1968)

29. Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac (1975)

30. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (1969)

31. Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)

32. Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979)

33. The Beatles – The White Album (1968)

34. Bruce Springsteen – Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)

35. Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks (1975)

36. Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970)

37. The Who – Who’s Next (1971)

38. Metallica – Master of Puppets (1986)

39. The Eagles – Hotel California (1976)

40. Van Morrison – Astral Weeks (1968)

41. The Rolling Stones – Some Girls (1978)

42. Leonard Cohen – Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967)

43. The Band – The Band (1969)

44. The Velvet Underground – Loaded (1970)

45. Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA (1984)

46. U2 – Achtung Baby (1991)

47. Neil Young – After the Gold Rush (1970)

48. Lou Reed – Transformer (1972)

49. Elvis Presley – The Sun Sessions (1956)

50. The Clash – The Clash (1977)

51. Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973)

52. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus (1977)

53. David Bowie – Hunky Dory (1972)

54. The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations (1966)

55. The Doors – LA Woman (1971)

56. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)

57. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)

58. The Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)

59. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (1986)

60. Deep Purple – Machine Head (1972)

61. Stevie Wonder – Innervisions (1973)

62. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (1971)

63. Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti (1975)

64. The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (1971)

65. Prince – Purple Rain (1984)

66. The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed (1969)

67. The Police – Synchronicity (1983)

68. Fleetwood Mac – Tusk (1979)

69. Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine (1992)

70. The Who – Quadrophenia (1973)

71. Neil Young – Harvest (1972)

72. Cream – Disraeli Gears (1967)

73. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland (1968)

74. The Beatles – Revolver (1966)

75. Paul Simon – Graceland (1986)

76. The Eagles – Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) (1976)

77. Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison (1968)

78. Bruce Springsteen – The River (1980)

79. Van Halen – Van Halen (1978)

80. Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995)

81. AC/DC – Highway to Hell (1979)

82. Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde (1966)

83. Queen – Queen II (1974)

84. Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic (1975)

85. The Ramones – Ramones (1976)

86. The Kinks – Village Green Preservation Society (1968)

87. The Band – Music from Big Pink (1968)

88. The Clash – Combat Rock (1982)

89. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Damn the Torpedoes (1979)

90. Pink Floyd – Animals (1977)

91. Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Armed Forces (1979)

92. Radiohead – The Bends (1995)

93. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin III (1970)

94. The Who – Tommy (1969)

95. Prince and The Revolution – Purple Rain (1984)

96. Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley (1956)

97. Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963)

98. Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)

99. The Beatles – Rubber Soul (1965)

100. The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet (1968)

101. Neil Young – Rust Never Sleeps (1979)

102. Fleetwood Mac – Tango in the Night (1987)

103. U2 – War (1983)

104. The Cure – Disintegration (1989)

105. John Lennon – Imagine (1971)

106. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Catch a Fire (1973)

107. The Doors – Strange Days (1967)

108. Cream – Wheels of Fire (1968)

109. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (1971)

110. Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978)

111. Pink Floyd – Meddle (1971)

112. The Rolling Stones – Aftermath (1966)

113. Pearl Jam – Ten (1991)

114. Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home (1965)

115. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory (1970)

116. The Police – Regatta de Blanc (1979)

117. Blondie – Parallel Lines (1978)

118. The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)

119. Lou Reed – Berlin (1973)

120. Beastie Boys – License to Ill (1986)

121. Stevie Wonder – Talking Book (1972)

122. The Who – Who Are You (1978)

123. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)

124. Led Zeppelin – Presence (1976)

125. Van Morrison – Moondance (1970)

126. Bruce Springsteen – The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973)

127. U2 – The Unforgettable Fire (1984)

128. The Beatles – Let It Be (1970)

129. The Allman Brothers Band – Eat a Peach (1972)

130. Pink Floyd – Ummagumma (1969)

131. Radiohead – Kid A (2000)

132. The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat (1968)

133. Neil Young – On the Beach (1974)

134. Guns N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion I (1991)

135. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)

136. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication (1999)

137. The Kinks – Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)

138. The Rolling Stones – Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out (1970)

139. Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’ (1964)

140. The Smiths – The Smiths (1984)

141. David Bowie – Station To Station (1976)

142. The Band – Stage Fright (1970)

143. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold as Love (1967)

144. AC/DC – For Those About to Rock We Salute You (1981)

145. Aerosmith – Rocks (1976)

146. Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973)

147. R.E.M. – Automatic for the People (1992)

148. The Pogues – Rum, Sodomy & the Lash (1985)

149. Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)

150. The Beatles – Help! (1965)

151. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Damn the Torpedoes (1979)

152. John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band (1970)

153. Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique (1989)

154. Van Halen – 1984 (1984)

155. Joy Division – Closer (1980)

156. The Who – Who Sell Out (1967)

157. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation (1988)

158. Talking Heads – Fear of Music (1979)

159. Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True (1977)

160. Led Zeppelin – In Through the Out Door (1979)

161. Pink Floyd – Saucerful of Secrets (1968)

162. The Rolling Stones – Steel Wheels (1989)

163. Otis Redding – Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)

164. The Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo (1968)

165. The Clash – Give ‘Em Enough Rope (1978)

166. Oasis – Definitely Maybe (1994)

167. The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

168. Bob Dylan – Desire (1976)

169. Bruce Springsteen – The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995)

170. Marvin Gaye – Here, My Dear (1978)

171. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin I (1969)

172. The Stooges – Fun House (1970)

173. The Jam – All Mod Cons (1978)

174. Neil Young – Decade (1977)

175. R.E.M. – Murmur (1983)

176. The Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground (1969)

177. The Kinks – Lola vs. Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One (1970)

178. Jeff Buckley – Grace (1994)

179. Pixies – Doolittle (1989)

180. David Bowie – Aladdin Sane (1973)

181. AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976)

182. Joe Jackson – Look Sharp! (1979)

183. The Clash – Sandinista! (1980)

184. The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

185. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Natty Dread (1974)

186. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)

187. Radiohead – The King of Limbs (2011)

188. Tom Waits – Rain Dogs (1985)

189. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (1969)

190. The Who – My Generation (1965)

191. The Rolling Stones – Some Girls (1978)

192. Bruce Springsteen – The Rising (2002)

193. Neil Young – Freedom (1989)

194. Elvis Costello – This Year’s Model (1978)

195. Cream – Fresh Cream (1966)

196. Steely Dan – Aja (1977)

197. The Strokes – Is This It (2001)

198. U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)

199. Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense (1984)

200. Van Halen – Women and Children First (1980)

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