The Most Recommended Albums and Songs of All Time

Updated with 3000 Albums and 6000 Songs

Top 3000 Albums
July 27th, 2014

Top 6000 Songs
July 27th, 2014
The Spotify playlist has been updated!
Next update will probably be during summer 2015.



Top Albums of 2014 (updated regularly during December)

Top Songs of 2014 (updated regularly during December)

The spreadsheets summarize the music magazines' end of year lists.
Scroll down the forum threads to see the current updates.
Many thanks to Harold for the album spreadsheet!


Top Albums of 2014 (updated two times per month)

The albums are ranked by a weighted rating based on the average rating and the number of ratings from a selection of music magazines and webzines.
Many thanks to Otisredding for this!


The Acclaimed Music forum has recently started its own chart, based on members' nominations and votes of the best songs right now.

Vote for your favorite songs here!

Top 3 Albums of All Time

=> See all 3000 acclaimed albums

Top 3 Songs of All Time

=> See all 6000 acclaimed songs

Acclaimed Music Forum

What are the best albums and songs according to you? Have your say in the Acclaimed Music Forums.

History of forum polls

Spotify Playlists

The last update includes Spotify playlists for all-time, decade and yearly song lists!

Buy the Albums

Buy acclaimed albums from Amazon from the album pages.

Books that have been used to compile the Acclaimed Music lists can be bought from the all critics lists page.

Film Recommendations

For those of you who are also film fanatics (aren't we all?), They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? is the perfect companion to Acclaimed Music, with the 1000 most acclaimed films of all time, based on 1000+ critics' and filmmakers' top 10 lists and 100+ polls.

Acclaimed Music is administered by Henrik Franzon. If you have a list that is not included, please become a member of the forum and post the list. Thank You!