Greatest albums of all time

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100 Best Albums Of All Time by Toby Creswell

The 100 Best Albums of all Time announces and elaborates on the best albums of released since music gave birth to rock and roll. From the opening snare shot that was heard around the world on ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ from Bob Dylan’s stunning Highway 61 Revisited, through the pioneering genius of the Beatles’ best work, across the personal and idiosyncratic songs of Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Kate Bush and the Smiths, to the unique streetscapes of Public Enemy, Jay-Z and the Velvet Underground, these are the albums that defined and shaped generations, were the soundtrack to global change or personal heartbreak, and influenced untold numbers of artists who followed. With individual entries on each album, revealing the artists and stories behind the music, The 100 Best Albums of all Time celebrates the sound and the fury, the beauty and the beat of the best albums ever made.

Toby Creswell began writing for newspapers and magazines when he was 17. Since then he has written for all the major broadsheets in Australia and for several international magazines. He edited the Australian edition of Rolling Stone for many years and later started Terraplanet, the publishing house. He has written numerous books including 1001 Songs, which was published in the UK and the USA, and The 100 Best Australian Albums. He has also written and produced many highly acclaimed documentaries, including the series Great Australian Albums.

Craig Mathieson writes about music, film and television for The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Sunday Age and the Sun-Herald. A former film critic for the Bulletin, Mathieson’s work has also appeared in the NME, Kerrang and Q. He has been writing about music since the age of 17 and his previous books include Hi Fi Days, The Sell-In, Playlisted: Everything You Need to Know About Australian Music Right Now and The 100 Best Australian Albums.
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Oh boy. The greatest albums…of all time? Are they nuts? All thoughts racing through your temples right now. But, think about it: You love these lists.

This is a list of the greatest albums of all time, created and ranked by music fans worldwide. Music is as subjective as any art form, but most people can agree that there are works that rise above the rest and go down as the best albums of all time, regardless of their genre. This is not a list of your "favorite" albums, but a list of the "greatest" albums. Whatever your musical tastes, vote and rank the albums you think had the most impact on music, the most influence on culture and other musicians From Diamond-certified albums to the most popular albums ever, this list has them all.

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The RS was assembled by the editors of Rolling Stone , based on the results of two extensive polls. In , Rolling Stone asked a panel of artists, producers, industry executives and journalists to pick the greatest albums of all time. In , we asked a similar group of experts to pick the best albums of the s. At a time when formulaic albums by Master P and Puff Daddy topped the charts, OutKast unleashed an explosive hip-hop that deployed live musicians, social commentary and a heavy dose of deep funk. Listen here. King was enjoying a career renaissance when he played this Chicago jail in

The lists predominantly feature American and British music from the s and the s, topped by the Beatles ' album Sgt. In , Rolling Stone published a revised edition of the list drawing on the original and a later survey of albums up until the early s. The new list contained 38 albums not present in the previous one, 16 of them released after The first version of the list, published as a magazine in November , was based on the votes of rock musicians, critics, and industry figures, each of whom submitted a weighted list of 50 albums. The list includes a few compilations, and "greatest hits" collections. An amended list was released in book form in , with an introduction written by Steven Van Zandt.

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