500 Greatest Albums

Lista dei 500 migliori album secondo Rolling Stone

Nel novembre 2003 la rivista musicale Rolling Stone pubblicò un articolo che elencava quelli che, secondo una giuria scelta dalla redazione statunitense della rivista, erano i 500 migliori album di tutti i tempi. La giuria era composta da 273 importanti musicisti, critici, storici e persone dell’industria musicale, tra cui Beck, The Edge, Jackson Browne, Art Garfunkel, Missy Elliott e membri dei Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Linkin Park e Doors.

Ciascun giurato poteva esprimere 50 preferenze, e i risultati vennero calcolati con un sistema di punti ideato dalla Ernst & Young tra 1 600 titoli votati in totale. Nel 2012 la lista è stata aggiornata. (it-wikipedia)

1 The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2 The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (1966)
3 The Beatles – Revolver
4 Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
5 The Beatles – Rubber Soul (1965)
6 Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
7 The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street (1972)
8 The Clash – London Calling
9 Bob Dylan – Blonde On Blonde
10 The Beatles – The Beatles
11 Elvis Presley – The Sun Sessions
12 Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
13 The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico
14 The Beatles – Abbey Road
15 The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced (1967)
16 Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks
17 Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)
18 Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
19 Van Morrison – Astral Weeks
20 Michael Jackson – Thriller
21 Chuck Berry – The Great Twenty-Eight
22   Robert Johnson – The Complete Recordings
23 John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band
24 Stevie Wonder – Innervisions
25 James Brown – Live At The Apollo
26 Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
27 U2 – The Joshua Tree
28 The Who – Who’s Next
29 Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin
30 Joni Mitchell – Blue
31 Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home
32 The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed
33 Ramones – Ramones
34 The Band – Music From Big Pink
35 David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
36 Carole King – Tapestry
37 Eagles – Hotel California (1976)
38 Muddy Waters – The Anthology: 1947-1972
39 The Beatles – Please Please Me
40 Love – Forever Changes
41 Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols
42 The Doors – The Doors (1967)
43 Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
44 Patti Smith – Horses
45 The Band – The Band
46 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend
47 John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
48 Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
49 The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East
50 Little Richard – Here’s Little Richard
51 Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Waters (1970)
52 Al Green – Greatest Hits
53 The Beatles – Meet the Beatles!
54 Ray Charles – The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings 1952-1959
55 The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland
56 Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley
57 Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key Of Life
58 The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet
59 Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chronicle
60 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica
61 Sly & The Family Stone – Greatest Hits
62 Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction (1987)
63 U2 – Achtung Baby
64 The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (1971)
65 Phil Spector – Back to Mono (1958-1969)
66 Van Morrison – Moondance
67 Radiohead – Kid A
68 Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
69 Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
70 Billy Joel – The Stranger
71 Paul Simon – Graceland
72 Curtis Mayfield – Superfly
73 Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
74 Neil Young – After the Gold Rush
75 James Brown – Star Time
76 Prince & The Revolution– Purple Rain
77 AC/DC – Back In Black
78 Otis Redding – Otis Blue
79 Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II (1969)
80 John Lennon – Imagine
81 The Clash – The Clash
82 Neil Young – Harvest
83 The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold As Love
84 Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
85 Aretha Franklin – Lady Soul
86 Bruce Springsteen – Born In The U.S.A.
87 Pink Floyd – The Wall
88 Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison
89 Dusty Springfield – Dusty In Memphis
90 Stevie Wonder – Talking Book
91 Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
92 Buddy Holly & The Crickets – 20 Golden Greats
93 Prince – Sign ‘O’ The Times
94   Hank Williams – 40 Greatest Hits
95 Miles Davis – Bitches Brew
96 The Who – Tommy
97 Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
98 Elvis Costello – This Year’s Model
99 Sly & The Family Stone – There’s a Riot Goin’ On
100 The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle
101 Frank Sinatra – In the Wee Small Hours
102 Cream – Fresh Cream
103 John Coltrane – Giant Steps
104 James Taylor – Sweet Baby James
105 Ray Charles – Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
106 Ramones – Rocket to Russia
107 Sam Cooke – Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964
108 David Bowie – Hunky Dory
109 The Rolling Stones – Aftermath
110 The Velvet Underground – Loaded
111 Radiohead – The Bends
112 The Mamas & The Papas – If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears
113 Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark
114 Cream – Disraeli Gears
115 The Who – The Who Sell Out
116 The Rolling Stones – Out of Our Heads
117 Derek and The Dominos – Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs
118 Kanye West – Late Registration
119 Etta James – At Last!
120 The Byrds – Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
121 Sly & The Family Stone – Stand!
122 Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come
123 Run-D.M.C. – Raising Hell
124 Moby Grape – Moby Grape
125 Janis Joplin – Pearl
126 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Catch A Fire
127 The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday
128 The Stooges – Raw Power
129 Talking Heads – Remain in Light
130 Television – Marquee Moon
131 Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970)
132 Various Artists – Saturday Night Fever
133 Bruce Springsteen – The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
134 The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready to Die
135 Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted
136 Elton John – Greatest Hits
137 The Replacements – Tim
138 Dr. Dre – The Chronic
139 The Meters – Rejuvenation
140 Blondie – Parallel Lines
141 B.B. King – Live At The Regal
142 Phil Spector – A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector
143 Dr. John – Gris-Gris
144 N.W.A – Straight Outta Compton
145 Steely Dan – Aja
146 Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow
147 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu
148 Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy (1973)
149 Santana – Santana
150 Bruce Springsteen – Darkness on the Edge of Town
151 Arcade Fire – Funeral
152 The B-52’s – The B-52’s
153 A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory
154 Howlin’ Wolf – Moanin’ in the Moonlight
155 The Pretenders – Pretenders
156 Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
157 Joy Division – Closer
158 Elton John – Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
159 Kiss – Alive
160 T. Rex – Electric Warrior
161 Otis Redding – The Dock of the Bay
162 Radiohead – OK Computer
163 Prince – 1999
164 Linda Ronstadt – The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt
165 Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
166 Elvis Costello – Imperial Bedroom
167 Metallica – Master of Puppets
168 Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True
169 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus
170 The Who – Live At Leeds
171 The Byrds – The Notorious Byrd Brothers
172 Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story
173 Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything?
174 Bob Dylan – Desire
175 Carpenters – Close To You
176 Aerosmith – Rocks
177 Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove
178 Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions – The Anthology 1961-1977
179 ABBA – The Definitive Collection
180 The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones, Now!
181 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Natty Dread
182 Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac
183 Willie Nelson – Red Headed Stranger
184 Madonna – The Immaculate Collection
185 The Stooges – The Stooges
186 Sly & The Family Stone – FRESH
187 Peter Gabriel – So
188 Buffalo Springfield – Buffalo Springfield Again
189 Quicksilver Messenger Service – Happy Trails
190 Elvis Presley – From Elvis In Memphis
191 The Stooges – Fun House
192 The Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace Of Sin
193 Green Day – Dookie
194 Lou Reed – Transformer
195 John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers – Blues Breakers
196 Various Artists – Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968
197 R.E.M. – Murmur
198 Little Walter – The Best of Little Walter
199 The Strokes – Is This It
200 AC/DC – Highway to Hell
201 Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral
202 Simon & Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme
203 Michael Jackson – Bad
204 Bob Dylan – Modern Times
205 Cream – Wheels Of Fire
206 Prince – Dirty Mind
207 Santana – Abraxas
208 Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman
209 Pearl Jam – Ten
210 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
211 Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
212 Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
213 The Rolling Stones – Tattoo You
214 Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary – the Best of Ike and Tina Turner
215   York Dolls – New York Dolls
216 Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley / Go Bo Diddley
217 Bobby Bland – Two Steps From The Blues
218 The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
219 Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
220 The Meters – Look-Ka Py Py
221 My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
222 Professor Longhair – New Orleans Piano
223 U2 – War
224 Neil Diamond – The Neil Diamond Collection (1999)
225 Green Day – American Idiot
226 Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska
227 Pixies – Doolittle
228 Eric B. & Rakim – Paid In Full
229 Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic
230 Bonnie Raitt – Nick Of Time
231 Queen – A Night At The Opera
232 The Kinks – The Kink Kronikles
233 The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man
234 Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends
235 Patsy Cline – The Ultimate Collection
236 Jackie Wilson – Mr. Excitement!
237 The Who – My Generation
238 Howlin’ Wolf – Howlin’ Wolf
239 Madonna – Like a Prayer
240 Steely Dan – Can’t Buy A Thrill
241 The Replacements – Let It Be
242 Run-D.M.C. – Run-D.M.C.
243 Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)
244 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
245 Jerry Lee Lewis – All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology
246 The Mothers of Invention – Freak Out!
247 Grateful Dead – Live/Dead
248 Ornette Coleman – The Shape of Jazz to Come
249 R.E.M. – Automatic for the People
250 Jay-Z – Reasonable Doubt
251 David Bowie – Low
252 Jay-Z – The Blueprint
253 Bruce Springsteen – The River
254 Otis Redding – Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
255 Metallica – Metallica
256 Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express
257 Whitney Houston – Whitney Houston
258 The Kinks – The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
259 Janet Jackson – The Velvet Rope
260 Willie Nelson – Stardust
261 Grateful Dead – American Beauty
262 Crosby, Stills & Nash – Crosby, Stills & Nash
263 Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman
264 Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead
265 Ray Charles – The Genius of Ray Charles
266 Blood, Sweat & Tears – Child Is Father to the Man
267 The Who – Quadrophenia
268 Paul Simon – Paul Simon
269 The Jesus and Mary Chain – Psychocandy
270 The Rolling Stones – Some Girls
271 The Beach Boys – Today!
272 Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me Out
273 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – Going to a Go-Go
274 Labelle – Nightbirds
275 Eminem – The Slim Shady LP
276 Parliament – Mothership Connection
277 Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation 1814
278 Various Artists – Anthology of American Folk Music
279 David Bowie – Aladdin Sane
280 U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind
281 Mary J. Blige – My Life
282 Muddy Waters – Folk Singer
283 Barry White – Can’t Get Enough
284 The Cars – The Cars
285 Stevie Wonder – Music Of My Mind
286 Al Green – I’m Still in Love With You
287 X – Los Angeles
288 Grateful Dead – Anthem of the Sun
289 The Kinks – Something Else By The Kinks
290 Al Green – Call Me
291 Talking Heads – Talking Heads: 77
292 Bob Dylan and The Band – The Basement Tapes
293 The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
294 MC5 – Kick Out the Jams
295 Leonard Cohen – Songs Of Love And Hate
296 The Smiths – Meat Is Murder
297 The Mothers of Invention – We’re Only In It For The Money
298 Kanye West – The College Dropout
299 Weezer – Weezer (Blue Album)
300 Black Sabbath – Master of Reality (1971)
301 Dolly Parton – Coat Of Many Colors
302 Public Enemy – Fear Of A Black Planet
303 Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding
304 Jeff Buckley – Grace
305 Lucinda Williams – Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
306 Beck – Odelay
307 The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
308 Frank Sinatra – Songs for Swingin’ Lovers
309 Creedence Clearwater Revival – Willy And The Poor Boys
310 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
311 Various Artists – The Sun Records Collection
312 Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking
313 Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York
314 Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
315 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Damn The Torpedoes
316 The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground
317 Pixies – Surfer Rosa
318 The O’Jays – Back Stabbers
319 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Burnin’
320 Radiohead – Amnesiac
321 Nick Drake – Pink Moon
322 Randy Newman – Sail Away
323 The Police – Ghost In The Machine
324 David Bowie – Station to Station
325 Eric Clapton – Slowhand
326 The Cure – Disintegration
327 Liz Phair – Exile in Guyville
328 Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
329 James Brown – In the Jungle Groove
330 Neil Young – Tonight’s the Night
331 The Beatles – Help! (1965)
332 Richard and Linda Thompson – Shoot Out the Lights
333 X – Wild Gift
334 Graham Parker – Squeezing Out Sparks
335 Soundgarden – Superunknown
336 Radiohead – In Rainbows
337 Jethro Tull – Aqualung
338 Big Brother & The Holding Company – Cheap Thrills
339 Tom Waits – The Heart of Saturday Night
340 Black Flag – Damaged
341 Moby – Play
342 Depeche Mode – Violator
343 Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell
344 Lou Reed – Berlin
345 Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense
346 De La Soul – 3 Feet High and Rising
347 Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
348 Muddy Waters – At Newport 1960
349 Jay-Z – The Black Album
350 The Yardbirds – Roger the Engineer
351 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Rust Never Sleeps
352 Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms
353 Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
354 Billy Joel – 52nd Street
355 The Yardbirds – Having A Rave Up With The Yardbirds
356 Randy Newman – 12 Songs
357 The Rolling Stones – Between the Buttons
358 Miles Davis – Sketches Of Spain
359 Elton John – Honky Chateau
360 Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady
361 Outkast – Stankonia
362 The Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
363 Order – Substance
364 The Doors – L.A. Woman (1971)
365 Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine
366 Johnny Cash – American Recordings
367 Madonna – Ray of Light
368 Eagles – Eagles
369 The Smiths – Louder Than Bombs
370 Mott the Hoople – Mott
371 Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
372 The Police – Reggatta De Blanc
373 Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers
374 Roxy Music – Siren
375 Jackson Browne – Late For The Sky
376 Björk – Post
377 John Lee Hooker – The Ultimate Collection (1948-1990)
378 Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
379 TLC – Crazysexycool
380 Toots and The Maytals – Funky Kingston
381 The Beach Boys – Smile
382 Modern Lovers – Modern Lovers
383 Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings and Food
384 The Who – A Quick One
385 Bob Dylan – Love And Theft
386 Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
387 Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
388 Various Artists – The Indestructible Beat of Soweto
389 Don Henley – The End of the Innocence
390 The White Stripes – Elephant
391 Jackson Browne – The Pretender
392 The Beatles – Let It Be
393 M.I.A. – Kala
394 Randy Newman – Good Old Boys
395 LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
396 Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure
397 Massive Attack – Blue Lines
398 ZZ Top – Eliminator
399 Tom Waits – Rain Dogs
400 The Temptations – Anthology
401 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
402 Nas – Illmatic
403 Lynyrd Skynyrd – (pronounced ‘lĕh-‘nérd ‘skin-‘nérd)
404 Dr. John – Dr. John’s Gumbo
405 Big Star – Radio City
406 PJ Harvey – Rid Of Me
407 The Clash – Sandinista!
408 Sinead O’ Connor – I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
409 The Doors – Strange Days
410 Bob Dylan – Time Out Of Mind
411 Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Boulevard
412 Wire – Pink Flag
413 Minutemen – Double Nickels on the Dime
414 The Go-Go’s – Beauty and the Beat
415 Van Halen – Van Halen (1978)
416 Tom Waits – Mule Variations
417 U2 – Boy
418 Wings – Band on the Run
419 Portishead – Dummy
420 Buddy Holly & The Crickets – The “Chirping” Crickets
421 Various Artists – The Best of the Girl Groups
422 The Ronettes – Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica
423 Diana Ross and The Supremes – Anthology
424 Bruce Springsteen – The Rising
425 Gram Parsons – Grievous Angel
426 Cheap Trick – At Budokan
427 Peter Wolf – Sleepless
428 The Police – Outlandos D’Amour
429 Brian Eno – Another Green World
430 Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
431 PJ Harvey – Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
432 Brian Eno – Here Come the Warm Jets
433 George Harrison – All Things Must Pass
434 Big Star – #1 Record
435 Nirvana – In Utero
436 Beck – Sea Change
437 Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter III
438 The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
439 Sam Cooke – Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963
440 The Pogues – Rum, Sodomy & The Lash
441 Suicide – Suicide
442 Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
443 Cheap Trick – In Color
444 War – The World Is A Ghetto
445 Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle
446 MC5 – Back in the USA
447 Stan Getz & João Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto
448 The Police – Synchronicity
449 Big Star – Third/Sister Lovers
450 Jackson Browne – For Everyman
451 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black (2006)
452 John Prine – John Prine
453 EPMD – Strictly Business
454 Alice Cooper – Love It to Death
455 Los Lobos – How Will the Wolf Survive?
456 Marvin Gaye – Here, My Dear
457 My Morning Jacket – Z
458 Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection
459 The Drifters – The Drifters’ Golden Hits
460 Hole – Live Through This
461 Public Image Ltd. – Metal Box
462 R.E.M. – Document
463 Echo & The Bunnymen – Heaven Up Here
464 Def Leppard – Hysteria
465 The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
466 Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head
467 Bruce Springsteen – Tunnel of Love
468 The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
469 Fugees – The Score
470 LL Cool J – Radio
471 Richard and Linda Thompson – I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
472 George Michael – Faith
473 The Smiths – The Smiths
474 Manu Chao – Próxima Estación: Esperanza
475 Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Armed Forces
476 The Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death
477 Merle Haggard – Down Every Road 1962-1994
478 Loretta Lynn – All Time Greatest Hits
479 Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
480 Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…
481 D’Angelo – Voodoo
482 Steve Earle – Guitar Town
483 Gang of Four – Entertainment!
484 Mott the Hoople – All The Young Dudes
485 Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
486 Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s The Way Of The World
487 Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual
488 Husker Du – New Day Rising
489 Kiss – Destroyer
490 ZZ Top – Tres Hombres
491 Albert King – Born Under A Bad Sign
492 Eurythmics – Touch
493 Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
494 MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
495 Bonnie Raitt – Give It Up
496 Boz Scaggs – Boz Scaggs
497 The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
498 The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
499 B.B. King – Live In Cook County Jail
500 OutKast – Aquemini