My 20 Greatest Albums of All Time In Order

A Listmania! list by Jason R. Conger (Tampa, FL USA)
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The list author says: "Music is the the most subjective art form there is. Many think Sgt. Pepper is the all-time greatest album but I don't because it lacks the scope of The White Album and the confidence of Revolver. However, when it comes to production, Sgt. Pepper has both of those albums and all others beat by miles (except for Pet Sounds, which comes close). But production isn't the main thing I look for in an album's overall greatness. No, my criteria for greatness heavily relies on two things: how much does the album entertain me and does the album have potential for relevance. The artists I feel that best combine these two crucial elements are The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, 70's David Bowie, and mid-60's Bob Dylan. I am using a scale of one to ten and you will notice that based on my criteria no album is perfect, but some come pretty close. Fun factor is my opinion and importance is impact on the music industry and/or pop culture. Since this isn't a "my favorite" list, I put a premium on importance first and fun factor second. For example, Blur's The Great Escape is one of my favorite albums. However, it is not important whatsoever on a historical level. Therefore, it doesn't even make the list."
The Beatles (The White Album)
1.  The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "The best double album of all time.

Fun factor: 9.5
Importance: 10
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Revolver
2.  Revolver by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "The best blend of art and pop.

Fun factor: 9.5
Importance: 10
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Blonde on Blonde
3.  Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dylan
The list author says:
  "The best blend of rock and poetry.

Fun factor: 9
Importance: 10
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
4.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "The best production of all time.

Fun factor: 9
Importance: 10
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Exile on Main Street
5.  Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones
The list author says:
  "The best double album of the 70's.

Fun factor: 9
Importance: 10
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Abbey Road
6.  Abbey Road by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "The best final album by a band.

Fun factor: 9
Importance: 10
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Rubber Soul (1990)
7.  Rubber Soul (1990) by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "The definition of mid-60's pop rock.

Fun factor: 9
Importance: 10
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London Calling
8.  London Calling by The Clash
The list author says:
  "The best double album of the 80's.

Fun factor: 9.5
Importance: 9.5
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Ramones
9.  Ramones by Ramones
The list author says:
  "The best American punk album of all time.

Fun factor: 9.5
Importance: 9.5
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Pink Flag
10.  Pink Flag by Wire
The list author says:
  "The best British punk album of the 70's.

Fun factor: 10
Importance: 9
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Highway 61 Revisited
11.  Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
The list author says:
  "The album that made everybody try harder.

Fun factor: 8.5
Importance: 10
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Are You Experienced
12.  Are You Experienced by Jimi Hendrix
The list author says:
  "The birth of hard rock.

Fun factor: 8.5
Importance: 10
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Let It Bleed
13.  Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
The list author says:
  "The definition of classic rock.

Fun factor: 9
Importance: 9.5
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Thriller
14.  Thriller by Michael Jackson
The list author says:
  "The most popular album of all time.

Fun factor: 9
Importance: 9.5
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Fear of a Black Planet
15.  Fear of a Black Planet by Public Enemy
The list author says:
  "The best and most important rap album of all time.

Fun factor: 9.5
Importance: 9
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Axis: Bold As Love
16.  Axis: Bold As Love by Jimi Hendrix
The list author says:
  "The most underrated rock album of all time.

Fun factor: 9.5
Importance: 9
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New Day Rising
17.  New Day Rising by Hüsker Dü
The list author says:
  "The best American punk album of the 80's.

Fun factor: 10
Importance: 8.5
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The Velvet Underground & Nico
18.  The Velvet Underground & Nico by Velvet Underground
The list author says:
  "The best art rock album of all time.

Fun factor: 8
Importance: 10
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What's Going On
19.  What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
The list author says:
  "The best and most important soul album of all time.

Fun factor: 8
Importance: 10
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Pet Sounds
20.  Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
The list author says:
  "The best album by an American pop group.

Fun factor: 8
Importance: 10
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