Top 3000 Albums of All Time

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1 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 1966 Baroque Pop
2 The Beatles Revolver 1966 Pop Rock
3 Nirvana Nevermind 1991 Grunge
4 The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 1967 Art Rock, Experimental Rock
5 The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 Pop Rock, Psychedelic Pop
6 The Clash London Calling 1979 Punk Rock
7 Marvin Gaye What's Going On 1971 Soul
8 The Rolling Stones Exile on Main St. 1972 Blues Rock
9 Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde 1966 Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
10 Radiohead OK Computer 1997 Alternative Rock, Art Rock
11 Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited 1965 Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
12 Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks - Here's the Sex Pistols 1977 Punk Rock
13 The Beatles The Beatles ("White Album") 1968 Pop Rock
14 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced? 1967 Acid Rock, Blues Rock
15 Van Morrison Astral Weeks 1968 Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
16 David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 1972 Glam Rock, Pop Rock
17 Bruce Springsteen Born to Run 1975 Heartland Rock
18 Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back 1988 Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop
19 The Beatles Abbey Road 1969 Pop Rock
20 Patti Smith Horses 1975 Proto-Punk, Singer/Songwriter
21 Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon 1973 Art Rock, Progressive Rock
22 Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks 1975 Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
23 Television Marquee Moon 1977 Art Punk, Post-Punk
24 The Smiths The Queen Is Dead 1986 Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
25 Michael Jackson Thriller 1982 Contemporary R&B, Pop
26 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland 1968 Acid Rock, Blues Rock
27 The Doors The Doors 1967 Psychedelic Rock
28 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV 1971 Hard Rock
29 The Beatles Rubber Soul 1965 Pop Rock
30 Prince Sign 'O' the Times 1987 Funk Rock, Pop Rock
31 Arcade Fire Funeral 2004 Chamber Pop, Indie Rock
32 Talking Heads Remain in Light 1980 New Wave
33 The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet 1968 Rock
34 Ramones Ramones 1976 Punk Rock
35 The Who Who's Next 1971 Hard Rock
36 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed 1969 Blues Rock
37 Radiohead Kid A 2000 Art Rock, Electronic, Experimental Rock
38 Massive Attack Blue Lines 1991 Trip Hop
39 U2 The Joshua Tree 1987 Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
40 The Strokes Is This It 2001 Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
41 Joy Division Closer 1980 Post-Punk
42 Pixies Doolittle 1989 Indie Rock
43 R.E.M. Automatic for the People 1992 Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
44 Prince and The Revolution Purple Rain 1984 Film Soundtrack, Pop Rock, Synth Funk
45 The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers 1971 Blues Rock
46 Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life 1976 Soul
47 Stevie Wonder Innervisions 1973 Soul
48 James Brown Live' at the Apollo 1963 Rhythm & Blues, Soul
49 Miles Davis Kind of Blue 1959 Cool Jazz, Modal Jazz
50 Love Forever Changes 1967 Psychedelic Folk, Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock
51 Joni Mitchell Blue 1971 Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
52 The Band The Band 1969 Country Rock, Folk Rock, Roots Rock
53 Neil Young After the Gold Rush 1970 Country Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
54 Beck Odelay 1996 Alternative Rock
55 Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977 Soft Rock
56 My Bloody Valentine Loveless 1991 Noise Pop, Shoegaze
57 Sly and the Family Stone There's a Riot Goin' On 1971 Funk, Soul
58 The Stone Roses The Stone Roses 1989 Baggy / Madchester
59 Jeff Buckley Grace 1994 Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter
60 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures 1979 Post-Punk
61 Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction 1987 Hard Rock
62 Sonic Youth Daydream Nation 1988 Alternative Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise Rock
63 The Clash The Clash 1977 Punk Rock
64 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica 1969 Art Rock, Experimental Rock
65 Portishead Dummy 1994 Trip Hop
66 David Bowie Hunky Dory 1971 Art Rock, Glam Rock, Pop Rock
67 R.E.M. Murmur 1983 Jangle Pop
68 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band 1970 Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
69 Otis Redding Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul 1965 Deep Soul
70 Paul Simon Graceland 1986 Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
71 Carole King Tapestry 1971 Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock
72 Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 2002 Alternative Rock
73 Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2010 Pop Rap          
74 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II 1969 Blues Rock, Hard Rock
75 De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising 1989 Conscious Hip Hop
76 Lou Reed Transformer 1972 Glam Rock, Pop Rock
77 DJ Shadow Endtroducing..... 1996 Experimental Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop, Plunderphonics
78 John Coltrane A Love Supreme 1965 Spiritual Jazz
79 The Jesus and Mary Chain Psychocandy 1985 Noise Pop, Post-Punk
80 U2 Achtung Baby 1991 Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
81 Derek and The Dominos Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 1970 Blues Rock
82 Elvis Costello This Year's Model 1978 New Wave, Pop Rock
83 Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home 1965 Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
84 Primal Scream Screamadelica 1991 Alternative Dance, Neo-Psychedelia
85 The Band Music from Big Pink 1968 Folk Rock, Roots Rock
86 The White Stripes Elephant 2003 Alternative Rock, Blues Rock, Garage Rock Revival
87 Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory? 1995 Britpop
88 Radiohead The Bends 1995 Alternative Rock
89 Radiohead In Rainbows 2007 Alternative Rock, Art Rock
90 Sufjan Stevens Illinois 2005 Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
91 Iggy and The Stooges Raw Power 1973 Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk
92 Miles Davis Bitches Brew 1970 Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz Fusion
93 Neil Young Harvest 1972 Country Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
94 John Lennon Imagine 1971 Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
95 Pixies Surfer Rosa 1988 Indie Rock
96 Tom Waits Rain Dogs 1985 Experimental Rock, Singer/Songwriter
97 AC/DC Back in Black 1980 Hard Rock
98 The Stooges Fun House 1970 Garage Rock, Proto-Punk
99 Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique 1989 Hip Hop
100 David Bowie Low 1977 Art Rock, Experimental Rock
101 Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town 1978 Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter
102 Van Morrison Moondance 1970 Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
103 Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 1967 Deep Soul
104 Dusty Springfield Dusty in Memphis 1969 Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul
105 Kraftwerk Trans-Europa Express/Trans Europe Express 1977 Electronic
106 Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti 1975 Hard Rock
107 Blondie Parallel Lines 1978 New Wave, Pop Rock
108 Roxy Music For Your Pleasure 1973 Art Rock, Glam Rock
109 Michael Jackson Off the Wall 1979 Disco, Pop
110 Pavement Slanted and Enchanted 1992 Lo-Fi Indie, Noise Pop
111 Oasis Definitely Maybe 1994 Britpop
112 N.W.A Straight Outta Compton 1988 Gangsta Rap
113 Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 1967 Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock
114 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 1956 Rock & Roll
115 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin 1969 Blues Rock, Hard Rock
116 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True 1977 New Wave, Pub Rock
117 Eagles Hotel California 1976 Country Rock, Pop Rock
118 Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) 1993 Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop
119 Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water 1970 Folk Pop, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
120 LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver 2007 Dance-Punk, Indietronica
121 Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones 1983 Experimental Rock, Singer/Songwriter
122 OutKast Stankonia 2000 Hip Hop
123 Queen A Night at the Opera 1975 Art Rock, Hard Rock
124 The Who Tommy 1969 Rock Opera
125 The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin 1999 Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
126 Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet 1990 Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop
127 Nirvana In Utero 1993 Grunge
128 Dr. Dre The Chronic 1992 G-Funk, Gangsta Rap
129 Jay-Z The Blueprint 2001 Hip Hop
130 Amy Winehouse Back to Black 2006 Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul
131 King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King 1969 Art Rock, Progressive Rock
132 Black Sabbath Paranoid 1970 Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
133 Pulp Different Class 1995 Britpop
134 Björk Debut 1993 Alternative Dance, Art Pop
135 Frank Ocean Channel Orange 2012 Alternative R&B          
136 Bruce Springsteen Nebraska 1982 Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
137 Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream 1993 Alternative Rock
138 Pearl Jam Ten 1991 Grunge, Hard Rock
139 Air Moon Safari 1998 Ambient Pop, Downtempo
140 The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East 1971 Blues Rock, Jam Band, Southern Rock
141 Stevie Wonder Talking Book 1972 Soul
142 Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 1973 Piano Rock
143 Bob Marley and The Wailers Catch a Fire 1973 Roots Reggae
144 Blur Parklife 1994 Britpop
145 Pink Floyd The Wall 1979 Art Rock, Progressive Rock, Rock Opera
146 Burial Untrue 2007 Dubstep, Future Garage
147 The Rolling Stones Aftermath 1966 Blues Rock
148 Gang of Four Entertainment! 1979 Post-Punk
149 Leonard Cohen Songs of Leonard Cohen 1967 Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
150 Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A. 1984 Heartland Rock, Pop Rock
151 T. Rex Electric Warrior 1971 Glam Rock
152 Aretha Franklin Lady Soul 1968 Southern Soul
153 Neil Young & Crazy Horse Rust Never Sleeps 1979 Country Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
154 Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 1998 Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul
155 New York Dolls New York Dolls 1973 Glam Rock, Proto-Punk
156 Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not 2006 Indie Rock
157 Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison 1968 Country
158 Daft Punk Homework 1997 French House
159 The Stooges The Stooges 1969 Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk
160 Kate Bush Hounds of Love 1985 Art Pop, Progressive Pop
161 The White Stripes White Blood Cells 2001 Alternative Rock, Garage Rock Revival
162 Metallica Master of Puppets 1986 Thrash Metal
163 Nick Drake Five Leaves Left 1969 Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
164 The Smiths The Smiths 1984 Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
165 Bob Marley and The Wailers Natty Dread 1974 Roots Reggae
166 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine 1992 Rap Metal, Rap Rock
167 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral 1994 Industrial Rock
168 Pretenders Pretenders 1980 New Wave
169 The Original Soundtrack Saturday Night Fever 1977 Disco, Film Soundtrack
170 Tricky Maxinquaye 1995 Trip Hop
171 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà Vu 1970 Folk Rock
172 Suicide Suicide 1977 Minimal Synth, Synth Punk
173 Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow 1967 Psychedelic Rock
174 Cream Disraeli Gears 1967 Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
175 Curtis Mayfield Superfly 1972 Chicago Soul, Film Soundtrack, Funk
176 Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan 1963 Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
177 Gram Parsons Grievous Angel 1974 Country, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
178 Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory 1970 Swamp Rock
179 Janis Joplin Pearl 1971 Blues Rock
180 Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2000 Hardcore Hip Hop
181 Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d. city 2012 Conscious Hip Hop          
182 The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers 1976 Proto-Punk
183 Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill 1986 Hip Hop
184 Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion 2009 Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop          
185 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975 Art Rock, Progressive Rock
186 The Specials Specials 1979 2 Tone
187 The Kinks The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society 1968 Pop Rock
188 Bob Marley and The Wailers Exodus 1977 Roots Reggae
189 The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo 1968 Country Rock
190 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik 1991 Alternative Rock, Funk Rock
191 Sly and the Family Stone Stand! 1969 Funk, Psychedelic Soul
192 Lou Reed Berlin 1973 Art Rock
193 PJ Harvey Let England Shake 2011 Alternative Singer/Songwriter          
194 The Replacements Let It Be 1984 Alternative Rock
195 Neil Young Tonight's the Night 1975 Country Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
196 Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain 1994 Indie Rock
197 Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand 2004 Post-Punk Revival
198 Rod Stewart Every Picture Tells a Story 1971 Pop Rock
199 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold As Love 1967 Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
200 PJ Harvey To Bring You My Love 1995 Alternative Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
201 The Streets Original Pirate Material 2002 UK Garage, UK Hip Hop
202 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground 1969 Rock
203 Daft Punk Discovery 2001 French House
204 Kanye West The College Dropout 2004 Hip Hop
205 Sigur Rós Agætis Byrjun 1999 Post-Rock
206 Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On 1973 Smooth Soul
207 Nas Illmatic 1994 Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop
208 Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade 1984 Hardcore Punk, Post-Hardcore
209 Prince and The Revolution 1999 1982 Pop, Synth Funk
210 A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory 1991 Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap
211 The Flying Burrito Bros The Gilded Palace of Sin 1969 Country Rock
212 Roxy Music Roxy Music 1972 Art Rock, Glam Rock
213 Belle and Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister 1996 Chamber Pop, Twee Pop
214 The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat 1968 Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise Rock, Proto-Punk
215 Santana Abraxas 1970 Latin Rock
216 Metallica Metallica ("The Black Album") 1991 Heavy Metal
217 The Beatles A Hard Day's Night 1964 Merseybeat
218 Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City 2013 Indie Pop          
219 Joni Mitchell Court and Spark 1974 Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
220 Björk Homogenic 1997 Art Pop, Electronic, Progressive Pop
221 MC5 Kick Out the Jams 1969 Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk
222 The Doors L.A. Woman 1971 Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
223 M.I.A. Kala 2007 Electropop
224 Can Tago Mago 1971 Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock
225 Public Image Ltd. Metal Box/Second Edition 1979 Experimental Rock, Post-Punk
226 The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream 2014 Heartland Rock, Indie Rock          
227 Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom 1974 Art Rock, Canterbury Scene
228 Peter Gabriel So 1986 Art Pop, Pop Rock
229 The Who My Generation/The Who Sings My Generation 1965 Beat Music, Mod
230 Kraftwerk Die Mensch Maschine/The Man Machine 1978 Synthpop
231 Portishead Third 2008 Electronic, Experimental Rock     
232 Björk Post 1995 Art Pop, Electronic, Progressive Pop
233 Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell 1986 Hardcore Hip Hop
234 The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots 2002 Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
235 Frank Zappa Hot Rats 1969 Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock
236 Arcade Fire The Suburbs 2010 Indie Rock          
237 The Mothers of Invention Freak Out! 1966 Experimental Rock, Satire
238 Neil Young with Crazy Horse Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere 1969 Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
239 Interpol Turn On the Bright Lights 2002 Post-Punk Revival
240 Van Halen Van Halen 1978 Hard Rock
241 The Chemical Brothers Dig Your Own Hole 1997 Big Beat
242 Liz Phair Exile in Guyville 1993 Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock
243 Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf 2002 Alternative Rock, Stoner Rock
244 David Bowie "Heroes" 1977 Art Rock, Experimental Rock
245 Talking Heads Fear of Music 1979 Art Punk, New Wave, Post-Punk
246 Funkadelic One Nation Under a Groove 1978 Funk Rock, P-Funk
247 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs 1999 Indie Pop
248 The Cure Disintegration 1989 Gothic Rock, Post-Punk
249 Antony and The Johnsons I Am a Bird Now 2005 Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
250 PJ Harvey Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 2000 Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter
251 The Knife Silent Shout 2006 Electropop, Synthpop
252 Big Brother and The Holding Company Cheap Thrills 1968 Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
253 Hole Live Through This 1994 Grunge
254 The Mothers of Invention We're Only in It for the Money 1968 Experimental Rock, Satire
255 The Human League Dare! 1981 New Romantic, Synthpop
256 Soundgarden Superunknown 1994 Grunge
257 AC/DC Highway to Hell 1979 Hard Rock
258 The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die 1994 Boom Bap, Gangsta Rap
259 Eno Another Green World 1975 Art Rock
260 The Byrds Younger Than Yesterday 1967 Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Pop
261 Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 1998 Indie Folk, Indie Rock
262 The Velvet Underground Loaded 1970 Pop Rock
263 Deep Purple Machine Head 1972 Hard Rock
264 The Jam All Mod Cons 1978 Mod Revival, New Wave, Power Pop
265 The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness 1995 Alternative Rock
266 Nick Drake Bryter Layter 1970 Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
267 Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space 1997 Neo-Psychedelia, Space Rock
268 Beastie Boys Ill Communication 1994 Hip Hop
269 Joanna Newsom Ys 2006 Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
270 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes 2008 Americana, Chamber Folk, Indie Folk     
271 Wire Pink Flag 1977 Art Punk, Post-Punk
272 Pere Ubu The Modern Dance 1978 Art Punk, Post-Punk
273 Kraftwerk Autobahn 1974 Krautrock, Progressive Electronic
274 The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man 1965 Folk Rock, Pop Rock
275 Elvis Costello and The Attractions Imperial Bedroom 1982 New Wave, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
276 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes 1983 Acoustic Rock, Alternative Rock, Folk Punk, Post-Punk
277 The Police Synchronicity 1983 New Wave, Pop Rock
278 Elvis Presley From Elvis in Memphis 1969 Blue Eyed Soul, Country Soul
279 Slayer Reign in Blood 1986 Thrash Metal
280 Bob Dylan Time Out of Mind 1997 Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
281 M.I.A. Arular 2005 Electropop, UK Hip Hop
282 OutKast Speakerboxxx / The Love Below 2003 Pop, Pop Rap
283 The Verve Urban Hymns 1997 Britpop
284 Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago 2007 Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter     
285 Prefab Sprout Steve McQueen/Two Wheels Good 1985 Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
286 Parliament Mothership Connection 1975 P-Funk
287 Slint Spiderland 1991 Math Rock, Post-Rock
288 Weezer Weezer ("The Blue Album") 1994 Alternative Rock, Power Pop
289 Nick Drake Pink Moon 1972 Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
290 Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours 1955 Standards, Vocal Jazz
291 Bruce Springsteen The River 1980 Heartland Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
292 George Harrison All Things Must Pass 1970 Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
293 The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers 1968 Folk Rock, Pop Rock
294 Iggy Pop Lust for Life 1977 Rock
295 Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! 1978 Art Punk, New Wave, Post-Punk
296 The Who Live at Leeds 1970 Hard Rock
297 David Bowie Station to Station 1976 Art Rock
298 Dizzee Rascal Boy in da Corner 2003 Grime, UK Hip Hop
299 Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime 1984 Post-Punk, Punk Rock
300 Elliott Smith Either/Or 1997 Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
301 The Pogues Rum, Sodomy & the Lash 1985 Celtic Rock
302 The Zombies Odessey & Oracle 1968 Baroque Pop, Psychedelic Pop
303 Brian Eno - David Byrne My Life in the Bush of Ghosts 1981 Art Rock, Experimental Rock
304 The xx xx 2009 Dream Pop, Indie Pop          
305 U2 War 1983 Alternative Rock, Post-Punk
306 The Libertines Up the Bracket 2002 Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
307 Green Day Dookie 1994 Pop Punk
308 TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain 2006 Art Rock, Indie Rock
309 Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York 1994 Acoustic Rock, Alternative Rock
310 The National Boxer 2007 Post-Punk Revival
311 The Avalanches Since I Left You 2000 Plunderphonics
312 New Order Power, Corruption & Lies 1983 New Wave, Post-Punk, Synthpop
313 Al Green Call Me 1973 Southern Soul
314 St. Vincent St. Vincent 2014 Art Pop          
315 Big Star The Third Album/Sister Lovers 1978 Power Pop
316 Moby Play 1999 Downtempo
317 Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head 2002 Pop Rock
318 Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77 1977 Art Punk, New Wave
319 The Who The Who Sell Out 1967 Freakbeat, Mod
320 Sonic Youth Sister 1987 Alternative Rock, Noise Rock
321 The Beatles With the Beatles/Meet the Beatles! 1963 Merseybeat
322 Tame Impala Lonerism 2012 Neo-Psychedelia          
323 Beach House Teen Dream 2010 Dream Pop, Indie Pop          
324 Frank Sinatra Songs for Swingin' Lovers! 1956 Standards, Vocal Jazz
325 Daft Punk Random Access Memories 2013 Nu-Disco          
326 PJ Harvey Rid of Me 1993 Alternative Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
327 Steely Dan Aja 1977 Jazz-Rock, Pop Rock
328 FKA Twigs LP1 2014 Alternative R&B, Art Pop          
329 Eric B. & Rakim Paid in Full 1987 Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop
330 Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music 1962 Country Soul, Rhythm & Blues
331 R.E.M. Out of Time 1991 Jangle Pop
332 Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2 2014 Hardcore Hip Hop          
333 Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend 2008 Indie Pop, Indie Rock     
334 Beck Sea Change 2002 Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
335 Happy Mondays Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches 1990 Baggy / Madchester
336 Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road 1998 Alt-Country, Americana
337 Serge Gainsbourg Histoire de Melody Nelson 1971 Art Pop, French Pop
338 Deep Purple Deep Purple in Rock 1970 Hard Rock
339 Madonna Like a Prayer 1989 Pop
340 Fugees The Score 1996 Conscious Hip Hop
341 Kanye West Yeezus 2013 Experimental Hip Hop          
342 Massive Attack Mezzanine 1998 Trip Hop
343 Bonnie "Prince" Billy I See a Darkness 1999 Alt-Country, Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
344 Depeche Mode Violator 1990 Synthpop
345 Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver 2011 Art Pop, Indie Folk          
346 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells 1973 Symphonic Prog
347 The Kinks Something Else by the Kinks 1967 Baroque Pop, Pop Rock
348 Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables 1980 Hardcore Punk
349 Panda Bear Person Pitch 2007 Psychedelic Pop
350 John Mayall Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton 1966 Blues Rock, British Blues
351 Steely Dan Pretzel Logic 1974 Pop Rock
352 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92 1992 Ambient Techno, IDM
353 Little Richard Here's Little Richard 1957 Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
354 Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out 1959 Cool Jazz
355 Bob Dylan Love and Theft 2001 Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
356 Kanye West Late Registration 2005 Hip Hop
357 LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem 2005 Dance-Punk, Indietronica
358 James Blake James Blake 2011 Alternative R&B, Art Pop, Electronic          
359 Black Flag Damaged 1981 Hardcore Punk
360 Todd Rundgren Something/Anything? 1972 Power Pop, Singer/Songwriter
361 New Order Technique 1989 Alternative Dance, Synthpop
362 Mercury Rev Deserter's Songs 1998 Chamber Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
363 Madvillain Madvillainy 2004 Abstract Hip Hop
364 Ramones Rocket to Russia 1977 Punk Rock
365 John Cale Paris 1919 1973 Art Rock, Baroque Pop
366 Beck Mellow Gold 1994 Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Lo-Fi Indie
367 Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River 1969 Swamp Rock
368 Elvis Costello and The Attractions Armed Forces 1979 New Wave, Pop Rock
369 Johnny Cash American Recordings 1994 Americana
370 R.E.M. Document 1987 Jangle Pop
371 Bob Marley and The Wailers Live! 1975 Roots Reggae
372 Aerosmith Toys in the Attic 1975 Hard Rock
373 The Police Reggatta de Blanc 1979 New Wave, Pop Rock
374 ABC The Lexicon of Love 1982 New Romantic, Synthpop
375 Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings and Food 1978 Art Punk, New Wave, Post-Punk
376 Björk Vespertine 2001 Art Pop, Electronic, Progressive Pop
377 Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica 2000 Indie Rock
378 Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come 1959 Avant-Garde Jazz
379 Big Star Radio City 1974 Power Pop
380 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III 1970 Folk Rock, Hard Rock
381 Grateful Dead Live / Dead 1969 Jam Band, Psychedelic Rock
382 Deerhunter Halcyon Digest 2010 Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia          
383 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening 2010 Dance-Punk, Indietronica          
384 Talk Talk Spirit of Eden 1988 Post-Rock
385 Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul 1969 Soul
386 The Crickets The "Chirping" Crickets 1957 Rockabilly
387 John Coltrane Giant Steps 1960 Hard Bop
388 Dexys Midnight Runners Searching for the Young Soul Rebels 1980 Blue Eyed Soul, New Wave, Pop Rock
389 B.B. King Live at the Regal 1965 Electric Blues
390 Broken Social Scene You Forgot It in People 2002 Indie Rock
391 Beastie Boys Check Your Head 1992 Hip Hop
392 Aerosmith Rocks 1976 Hard Rock
393 Kraftwerk Computerwelt/Computer World 1981 Synthpop
394 Eno Here Come the Warm Jets 1973 Art Rock, Experimental Rock
395 Radiohead Amnesiac 2001 Electronic, Experimental Rock
396 Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die 1996 Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
397 The Prodigy Music for the Jilted Generation 1994 Big Beat
398 Simon and Garfunkel Bookends 1968 Folk Pop, Folk Rock
399 Donald Fagen The Nightfly 1982 Jazz Pop, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
400 James Brown Sex Machine 1970 Funk, Soul
401 Crosby, Stills & Nash Crosby, Stills & Nash 1969 Folk Rock
402 Miles Davis In a Silent Way 1969 Jazz Fusion
403 Sonic Youth Goo 1990 Alternative Rock, Noise Rock
404 Echo and the Bunnymen Ocean Rain 1984 Post-Punk
405 Sun Kil Moon Benji 2014 Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter          
406 Eminem The Slim Shady LP 1999 Hardcore Hip Hop
407 Hüsker Dü New Day Rising 1985 Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore
408 The Shins Chutes Too Narrow 2003 Indie Pop
409 Eric Dolphy Out to Lunch! 1964 Avant-Garde Jazz
410 Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children 1998 Ambient Techno, IDM
411 Richard and Linda Thompson I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight 1974 British Folk Rock, Contemporary Folk
412 Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking 1988 Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
413 TV on the Radio Dear Science 2008 Indie Rock     
414 Arcade Fire Neon Bible 2007 Indie Rock
415 Disclosure Settle 2013 Deep House, UK Garage          
416 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath 1970 Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
417 Miles Davis Classics in Jazz/Birth of the Cool 1954 Cool Jazz
418 Bob Dylan and The Band The Basement Tapes 1975 Folk Rock, Roots Rock
419 Miles Davis Sketches of Spain 1960 Modal Jazz, Third Stream
420 Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill 1995 Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
421 The Beatles Please Please Me/Introducing...The Beatles 1963 Merseybeat
422 Leftfield Leftism 1995 Progressive House
423 Arcade Fire Reflektor 2013 Alternative Dance, Indie Rock          
424 Ian Dury New Boots and Panties!! 1977 New Wave, Pub Rock, Punk Rock
425 Grateful Dead American Beauty 1970 Country Rock, Folk Rock
426 Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy and the Poor Boys 1969 Swamp Rock
427 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters 1973 Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk
428 Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast 1982 NWOBHM
429 Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me 1987 Indie Rock, Noise Rock
430 The Clash Sandinista! 1980 Punk Rock
431 Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous 1978 Hard Rock
432 Fairport Convention Liege and Lief 1969 British Folk Rock
433 The Police Outlandos D'Amour 1978 New Wave, Pop Rock
434 Grizzly Bear Veckatimest 2009 Indie Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Psychedelic Pop          
435 Paul McCartney and Wings Band on the Run 1973 Pop Rock
436 Randy Newman Sail Away 1972 Singer/Songwriter
437 Big Star #1 Record 1972 Power Pop
438 The Who Quadrophenia 1973 Hard Rock, Rock Opera
439 Stan Getz and João Gilberto Getz/Gilberto [featuring Antônio Carlos Jobim] 1964 Bossa Nova, Jazz
440 Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 1974 Progressive Rock, Rock Opera
441 Jane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual 1990 Alternative Rock
442 The National High Violet 2010 Indie Rock          
443 Talk Talk Laughing Stock 1991 Post-Rock
444 Primal Scream Xtrmntr 2000 Alternative Dance, Electronic
445 The B-52's The B-52's 1979 New Wave
446 The Prodigy The Fat of the Land 1997 Big Beat
447 D'Angelo Voodoo 2000 Neo-Soul
448 David Bowie Aladdin Sane 1973 Art Rock, Glam Rock, Pop Rock
449 Small Faces Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake 1968 Mod, Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock
450 Richard and Linda Thompson Shoot Out the Lights 1982 Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
451 David Bowie Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 1980 Art Rock, Pop Rock
452 Prince Dirty Mind 1980 Pop Rock, Synth Funk
453 The Cure Pornography 1982 Gothic Rock, Post-Punk
454 New Order Low-Life 1985 Alternative Dance, New Wave, Synthpop
455 Ryan Adams Heartbreaker 2000 Alt-Country, Americana
456 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Safe As Milk 1967 Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
457 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever to Tell 2003 Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
458 Jethro Tull Aqualung 1971 Progressive Rock
459 OutKast Aquemini 1998 Conscious Hip Hop
460 X Los Angeles 1980 Punk Rock
461 Leonard Cohen Songs of Love and Hate 1971 Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
462 Funkadelic Maggot Brain 1971 Funk, Funk Rock
463 At the Drive-In Relationship of Command 2000 Post-Hardcore
464 The Rolling Stones Some Girls 1978 Rock
465 Neil Young On the Beach 1974 Country Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
466 Weezer Pinkerton 1996 Alternative Rock, Power Pop
467 Bob Dylan Desire 1976 Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
468 Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um 1959 Post-Bop
469 Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Again 1967 Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
470 U2 The Unforgettable Fire 1984 Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
471 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones/England's Newest Hit Makers 1964 Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues
472 Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman 1988 Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
473 Fatboy Slim You've Come a Long Way, Baby 1998 Big Beat
474 Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus 1957 Hard Bop
475 Jackson Browne Late for the Sky 1974 Singer/Songwriter, West Coast Rock
476 Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven 2000 Post-Rock
477 Sinéad O'Connor I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got 1990 Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
478 XTC Skylarking 1986 Pop Rock, Psychedelic Pop
479 Randy Newman 12 Songs 1970 Singer/Songwriter
480 The Breeders Last Splash 1993 Alternative Rock
481 James Taylor Sweet Baby James 1970 Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock
482 Dire Straits Dire Straits 1978 Rock
483 Lou Reed New York 1989 Rock
484 Deep Purple Made in Japan 1972 Hard Rock
485 Elvis Costello and The Attractions Get Happy!! 1980 New Wave, Pop Rock
486 Bloc Party Silent Alarm 2005 Post-Punk Revival
487 The Replacements Tim 1985 Alternative Rock, Power Pop
488 Chic Risqué 1979 Disco
489 Suede Suede 1993 Britpop
490 The Wailers Burnin' 1973 Roots Reggae
491 Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning 2005 Indie Folk
492 PJ Harvey Dry 1992 Alternative Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
493 Sigur Rós ( ) 2002 Post-Rock
494 Gram Parsons GP 1973 Country, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
495 Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One 1997 Indie Rock, Noise Pop
496 Scott Walker Scott 4 1969 Baroque Pop, Singer/Songwriter
497 Meat Loaf Bat out of Hell 1977 Pop Rock, Rock Opera
498 Green Day American Idiot 2004 Pop Punk
499 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid 2010 Art Pop, Contemporary R&B          
500 Elliott Smith XO 1998 Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
501 Tori Amos Little Earthquakes 1992 Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
502 Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead 1970 Country Rock, Folk Rock
503 MGMT Oracular Spectacular 2007 Indie Pop, Indietronica, Synthpop     
504 Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding 1967 Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
505 Swans The Seer 2012 Experimental Rock, Post-Rock          
506 Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club 1997 Afro-Cuban Jazz, Bolero, Son Cubano
507 Curtis Mayfield Curtis 1970 Chicago Soul
508 Moby Grape Moby Grape 1967 Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
509 The Fall This Nation's Saving Grace 1985 Post-Punk
510 The Feelies Crazy Rhythms 1980 New Wave, Post-Punk
511 Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy 1973 Hard Rock
512 Radiohead Hail to the Thief 2003 Alternative Rock, Art Rock
513 The Undertones The Undertones 1979 Pop Punk
514 Pet Shop Boys Behaviour 1990 Synthpop
515 Iggy Pop The Idiot 1977 Art Rock, Post-Punk
516 The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! 1970 Rock
517 Brian Wilson SMiLE 2004 Baroque Pop, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Pop
518 My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything 1988 Dream Pop, Noise Pop, Shoegaze
519 Alice in Chains Dirt 1992 Alternative Metal, Grunge
520 Coldplay Parachutes 2000 Britpop
521 The La's The La's 1990 Jangle Pop
522 My Bloody Valentine m b v 2013 Dream Pop, Shoegaze          
523 R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant 1986 Jangle Pop
524 Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady 1963 Avant-Garde Jazz, Third Stream
525 Grimes Visions 2012 Dream Pop, Synthpop          
526 Missy Misdemeanor Elliott Supa Dupa Fly 1997 Pop Rap
527 Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine 1989 Electro-Industrial, Industrial Rock
528 Lloyd Cole and The Commotions Rattlesnakes 1984 Jangle Pop
529 The Chemical Brothers Exit Planet Dust 1995 Big Beat
530 Randy Newman Good Old Boys 1974 Singer/Songwriter
531 Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out 1997 Indie Rock, Punk Rock
532 Swans To Be Kind 2014 Experimental Rock, Post-Rock          
533 Wilco Summerteeth 1999 Indie Rock, Pop Rock
534 Underworld Dubnobasswithmyheadman 1993 Techno
535 St. Vincent Strange Mercy 2011 Art Pop, Indie Pop          
536 Guided by Voices Bee Thousand 1994 Lo-Fi Indie
537 Kate Bush The Kick Inside 1978 Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter
538 Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man 1988 Singer/Songwriter, Sophisti-Pop
539 J Dilla [Jay Dee] Donuts 2006 Instrumental Hip Hop
540 The Postal Service Give Up 2003 Indie Pop, Indietronica
541 The Streets A Grand Don't Come for Free 2004 UK Hip Hop
542 Tom Waits Bone Machine 1992 Experimental Rock, Singer/Songwriter
543 Bob Dylan Modern Times 2006 Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
544 Madonna Ray of Light 1998 Downtempo, Pop
545 Duke Ellington Ellington at Newport 1956 Big Band
546 The Cure The Head on the Door 1985 Alternative Rock, Post-Punk
547 Steely Dan Can't Buy a Thrill 1972 Pop Rock
548 Manu Chao Clandestino 1998 Latin Alternative
549 Yes Close to the Edge 1972 Symphonic Prog
550 Willie Nelson Red Headed Stranger 1975 Outlaw Country
551 Bill Evans Sunday at the Village Vanguard 1961 Cool Jazz
552 R.E.M. Reckoning 1984 Jangle Pop
553 Burning Spear Marcus Garvey 1975 Roots Reggae
554 Neu! Neu! 1972 Krautrock
555 Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel… 2012 Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter          
556 Wire Chairs Missing 1978 Art Punk, Post-Punk
557 TLC CrazySexyCool 1994 Contemporary R&B
558 Talking Heads Stop Making Sense 1984 Art Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk
559 Billy Joel The Stranger 1977 Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
560 Joni Mitchell The Hissing of Summer Lawns 1975 Jazz Pop, Singer/Songwriter
561 Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf 1962 Chicago Blues
562 Wilco Being There 1996 Alt-Country, Country Rock, Roots Rock
563 Traffic John Barleycorn Must Die 1970 Progressive Rock
564 Quicksilver Messenger Service Happy Trails 1969 Acid Rock, West Coast Rock
565 Sparks Kimono My House 1974 Art Pop, Glam Rock, Pop Rock
566 Fairport Convention Unhalfbricking 1969 British Folk Rock
567 Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (III) 1980 Art Rock
568 Various Artists A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records/Phil Spector 1963 Brill Building, Christmas Music, Girl Group
569 The National Alligator 2005 Post-Punk Revival
570 Richard Hell & The Voidoids Blank Generation 1977 Art Punk
571 Snoop Doggy Dogg Doggystyle 1993 G-Funk, Gangsta Rap
572 Lynyrd Skynyrd (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd) 1973 Southern Rock
573 Pet Shop Boys Actually 1987 Synthpop
574 The Smiths Meat Is Murder 1985 Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
575 Motörhead Ace of Spades 1980 Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
576 The Beatles Let It Be 1970 Pop Rock
577 Joni Mitchell Hejira 1976 Singer/Songwriter
578 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Boatman's Call 1997 Singer/Songwriter
579 The Smiths Hatful of Hollow 1984 Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
580 Caribou Our Love 2014 Deep House          
581 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld 1991 Ambient Dub, Ambient House
582 Marianne Faithfull Broken English 1979 Art Pop, New Wave
583 Bobby Bland Two Steps from the Blues 1961 Rhythm & Blues
584 Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners 1957 Hard Bop
585 The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come 1987 Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
586 Flying Lotus Cosmogramma 2010 IDM          
587 Roxy Music Avalon 1982 New Romantic, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
588 Teenage Fanclub Bandwagonesque 1991 Jangle Pop, Power Pop
589 Goldie Timeless 1995 Atmospheric Drum and Bass
590 Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 1985 Pop Rock
591 King Crimson Red 1974 Art Rock, Progressive Rock
592 Brian Eno Before and After Science 1977 Art Rock
593 Spoon Kill the Moonlight 2002 Indie Rock
594 John Martyn Solid Air 1973 British Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
595 Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca 2009 Art Pop, Indie Pop, Progressive Pop          
596 Cat Power The Greatest 2006 Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
597 Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? 2007 Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
598 Erykah Badu Baduizm 1997 Neo-Soul
599 Keith Jarrett The Köln Concert 1975 ECM Style Jazz
600 Thelonious Monk Genius of Modern Music (Volume One) 1951 Bebop
601 Boards of Canada Geogaddi 2002 IDM
602 Young Marble Giants Colossal Youth 1980 Post-Punk
603 Tim Buckley Happy Sad 1969 Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter
604 Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstasy 1973 Pop Rock
605 Aphex Twin Syro 2014 IDM          
606 The Beatles Help! 1965 Pop Rock
607 Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded 1987 Boom Bap