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Top 200 albums of all time


Top 200 albums of all time

Associated Press
3/7/07



The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band sits atop the "Definitive 200" list of albums and soundtracks co-sponsored by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The list was chosen by a committee of music retailers within NARM.

The top 200 albums of all time:

1. BEATLES, SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND, 1967, rock
2. PINK FLOYD, DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, 1973, rock
3. MICHAEL JACKSON, THRILLER, 1982, pop
4. LED ZEPPELIN, LED ZEPPELIN IV, 1971, rock
5. U2, THE JOSHUA TREE, 1987, rock
6. ROLLING STONES, EXILE ON MAIN STREET, 1972, rock
7. CAROLE KING, TAPESTRY, 1971, adult contemporary
8. BOB DYLAN, HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED, 1965, rock
9. BEACH BOYS, PET SOUNDS, 1966, rock
10. NIRVANA, NEVERMIND, 1991, rock
11. PEARL JAM, TEN, 1991, rock
12. BEATLES, ABBEY ROAD, 1969, rock
13. SANTANA, SUPERNATURAL, 1999, rock
14. METALLICA, METALLICA, 1991, rock
15. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, BORN TO RUN, 1975, rock
16. PRINCE, PURPLE RAIN, 1984, pop
17. AC/DC, BACK IN BLACK, 1980, rock
18. ROLLING STONES, LET IT BLEED, 1969, rock
19. DOORS, THE DOORS, 1967, rock
20. GRATEFUL DEAD, AMERICAN BEAUTY, 1970, rock
21. SHANIA TWAIN, COME ON OVER, 1997, country
22. WHO, WHO'S NEXT, 1971, rock
23. STEVIE WONDER, SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE, 1976 ,R&B
24. FLEETWOOD MAC, RUMOURS, 1977, pop
25. PINK FLOYD, THE WALL, 1979, rock
26. ALANIS MORISSETTE, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, 1995, pop
27. NORAH JONES, COME AWAY WITH ME, 2002, pop
28. EMINEM, THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP, 2000, rap
29. OUTKAST, SPEAKERBOXX-LOVE BELOW, 2003, R&B
30. DR. DRE, THE CHRONIC, 1992, rap
31. BEASTIE BOYS, LICENSED TO ILL, 1986 rap
32. GUNS N' ROSES, APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION, 1987, rock
33. DIXIE CHICKS, WIDE OPEN SPACES, 1998, country
34. MILES DAVIS, KIND OF BLUE, 1959, jazz
35. EAGLES, HOTEL CALIFORNIA, 1976, rock
36. DEF LEPPARD, HYSTERIA, 1987, rock
37. SOUNDTRACK: GREASE, 1978, soundtrack
38. MARVIN GAYE, WHAT'S GOING ON, 1971 R&B
39. BEATLES, THE WHITE ALBUM, 1968, rock
40. SOUNDTRACK: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, 1977, soundtrack
41. JIMI HENDRIX, ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?, 1967, rock
42. BEATLES, REVOLVER, 1966, rock
43. BOSTON, BOSTON, 1976, rock
44. BON JOVI, SLIPPERY WHEN WET, 1986, rock
45. U2, ACHTUNG BABY, 1991, rock
46. WHITNEY HOUSTON, WHITNEY HOUSTON, 1985, R&B
47. LED ZEPPELIN, LED ZEPPELIN II, 1969, rock
48. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, CRASH, 1996, rock
49. ROLLING STONES, STICKY FINGERS, 1971, rock
50. GREEN DAY, DOOKIE, 1994, rock
51. LED ZEPPELIN, HOUSES OF THE HOLY, 1973, rock
52. JONI MITCHELL, BLUE, 1971, rock
53. ELVIS PRESLEY, ELVIS PRESLEY AT SUN, 2004, rock
54. AEROSMITH, TOYS IN THE ATTIC, 1975, rock
55. LAURYN HILL, THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL, 1998, R&B
56. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, BORN IN THE U.S.A., 1984, rock
57. 50 CENT, GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN', 2003, rap
58. AC/DC, HIGHWAY TO HELL, 1979, rock
59. NOTORIOUS B.I.G., LIFE AFTER DEATH, 1997, rap
60. VAN HALEN, VAN HALEN, 1978, rock
61. GREEN DAY, AMERICAN IDIOT, 2004, rock
62. BLACK SABBATH, PARANOID, 1971, rock
63. EMINEM, THE EMINEM SHOW, 2002, rap
64. JEWEL, PIECES OF YOU, 1995, pop
65. COLDPLAY, A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD, 2002, pop
66. MEAT, LOAF BAT OUT OF HELL, 1977, rock
67. USHER. CONFESSIONS, 2004, R&B
68. KID ROCK, DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE, 1998, rock
69. GEORGE HARRISON. ALL THINGS MUST PASS, 1970, pop
70. BILLY JOEL. THE STRANGER, 1977, pop
71. EAGLES. HELL FREEZES OVER, 1994, rock
72. VAN MORRISON. MOONDANCE, 1970, rock
73. R.E.M.. AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE, 1992, pop
74. PHIL COLLINS. NO JACKET REQUIRED, 1985, pop
75. METALLICA. MASTER OF PUPPETS, 1986, rock
76. FAITH HILL. BREATHE, 1999, country
77. JOHNNY CASH. AT FOLSOM PRISON, 1968, country
78. JOHN COLTRANE. A LOVE SUPREME, 1964, jazz
79. PINK FLOYD. WISH YOU WERE HERE, 1975, rock
80. MICHAEL JACKSON. OFF THE WALL, 1979, pop
81. MARVIN GAYE. LET'S GET IT ON, 1973, R&B
82. BOB SEGER. NIGHT MOVES, 1976, rock
83. PAUL SIMON. GRACELAND, 1986, pop
84. LINKIN PARK. HYBRID THEORY, 2000, rock
85. PRINCE, 1999, 1983, pop
86. DEF LEPPARD, PYROMANIA, 1983, rock
87. JANET JACKSON, CONTROL, 1986, R&B
88. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK, 1991, rock
89. DIRE STRAITS, BROTHERS IN ARMS, 1985, rock
90. TUPAC, ALL EYEZ ON ME, 1996, rap
91. MATCHBOX TWENTY, YOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU, 1996, pop
92. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, CALIFORNICATION, 1999, rock
93. LED ZEPPELIN, PHYSICAL GRAFFITI, 1975, rock
94. NELLY, COUNTRY GRAMMAR, 2000 rap
95. CREED, HUMAN CLAY, 1999, rock
96. CLASH, LONDON CALLING, 1979, rock
97. CELINE DION, FALLING INTO YOU, 1996, adult contemporary
98. NEIL YOUNG, HARVEST, 1972, rock
99. SOUNDTRACK: DIRTY DANCING, 1987, soundtrack
100. DIXIE CHICKS, HOME, 2002, country
101. TOM PETTY, FULL MOON FEVER, 1989, rock
102. VAN HALEN, 1984, 1984, rock
103. SOUNDTRACK: TITANIC, 1997, Soundtrack
104. CROSBY STILLS & NASH, DEJA VU, 1970, rock
105 TLC, CRAZYSEXYCOOL, 1999, R&B
106. BECK, ODELAY, 1994, rock
107. KENNY G, BREATHLESS, 1992. adult contemporary
108. NWA, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, 1989, rap
109. SEX PISTOLS, NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS, 1977, rock
110. BEATLES, RUBBER SOUL, 1965, rock
111. RADIOHEAD, O.K. COMPUTER, 1993, rock
112. SIMON & GARFUNKEL, BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER, 1970, pop
113. DIXIE CHICKS, FLY, 1999, country
114. METALLICA, AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, 1988, rock
115. MICHAEL JACKSON, DANGEROUS, 1992, pop
116. MARIAH CAREY, DAYDREAM, 1995, pop
117. SOUNDTRACK: TOP GUN, 1986, soundtrack
118. ELTON JOHN, GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD, 1973, pop
119. POLICE, SYNCHRONICITY, 1983, rock
120. NO DOUBT, TRAGIC KINGDOM, 1995, pop
121. ROLLING STONES, BEGGARS BANQUET, 1968, rock
122. R KELLY, R, 1998, R&B
123. TOOL, LATERALUS, 2001, rock
124. OASIS, WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY, 1995, rock
125. BOB MARLEY, EXODUS, 1977, reggae
126. JOURNEY, ESCAPE, 1981, rock
127. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, 199,9 pop
128. JAY-Z, BLUEPRINT, 2001, rap
129. ALICIA KEYS, DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS, 2003, R&B
130. SOUNDTRACK: O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?, 2000, soundtrack
131. CARS, THE CARS, 1978, pop
132. ENYA, DAY WITHOUT RAIN, 2000, adult contemporary
133. NATALIE COLE, UNFORGETTABLE: WITH LOVE, 1991, R&B
134. SOUNDTRACK: FOOTLOOSE, 1984, soundtrack
135. LIONEL RICHIE, CAN'T SLOW DOWN, 1983, pop
136. SARAH MCLACHLAN, SURFACING, 1997, adult contemporary
137. BONNIE RAITT, NICK OF TIME, 1989, rock
138. METALLICA, RIDE THE LIGHTNING, 1984, rock
139. SHERYL CROW, TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB, 1993, pop
140. FRANK SINATRA, IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS, 1954, standards
141. EARTH WIND & FIRE, GRATITUDE, 1975, R&B
142. ZZ TOP, ELIMINATOR, 1983, rock
143. WILLIE NELSON, RED HEADED STRANGER, 1975, country
144. JOHN LENNON, IMAGINE, 1971, rock
145. TONI BRAXTON, TONI BRAXTON, 1993, R&B
146. ETTA JAMES, AT LAST, 1961, blues
147. ELVIS PRESLEY, ELVIS PRESLEY, 1956, rock
148. CAT STEVENS, TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN, 1970, pop
149. SMASHING PUMPKINS, MELLON COLLIE & THE INFINITE SADNESS, 1995, rock
150. DAVE BRUBECK, TIME OUT, 1959, jazz
151. JANET JACKSON, JANET, 1993, R&B
152. QUEEN, A NIGHT AT THE OPERA, 1975, rock
153. OZZY OSBOURNE, BLIZZARD OF OZZ, 1980, rock
154. WILL SMITH, BIG WILLIE STYLE, 1997, rap
155. PRINCE, SIGN O' THE TIMES, 1987, pop
156. PUBLIC ENEMY, IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK, 1988, rap
157. BOB DYLAN, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, 1975, rock
158. GEORGE MICHAEL, FAITH, 1987, pop
159. BOYZ II MEN, COOLEYHIGHHARMONY, 1993, R&B
160. DESTINY'S CHILD, WRITING'S ON THE WALL, 1999, R&B
161. JAY-Z, THE BLACK ALBUM, 2003, rap
162. AVRIL LAVIGNE, LET GO, 2002, pop
163. FUGEES, THE SCORE, 1996, R&B
164. MADONNA, LIKE A VIRGIN, 1984, pop
165. LED ZEPPELIN, LED ZEPPELIN, 1969, rock
166. STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, TEXAS FLOOD, 1983, R&B
167. STONE TEMPLE, PILOTS CORE, 1992, rock
168. ORIGINAL CAST: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, 1988, cast album
169. JETHRO TULL, AQUALUNG, 1971, rock
170. TUPAC ,ME AGAINST THE WORLD, 1995, rap
171. DAVID BOWIE ,THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST, 1972, rock
172. SHAKIRA, LAUNDRY SERVICE, 1998, pop
173. SOUNDTRACK: FORREST GUMP, 1994 , soundtrack
174. AL GREEN, CALL ME, 1973, R&B
175. CURTIS MAYFIELD, SUPERFLY, 1972, R&B
176. LIVE, THROWING COPPER, 1994, rock
177. GEORGE BENSON, BREEZIN', 1976, jazz
178. WHITE STRIPES, WHITE BLOOD CELLS, 2001, rock
179. LYNYRD SKYNYRD, PRONOUNCED LEH-NERD SKIN-ERD, 1973, rock
180. SADE, DIAMOND LIFE, 1984, Adult Contemporary
181. FLEETWOOD, MAC FLEETWOOD MAC, 1975, pop
182. PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS, BAND ON THE RUN, 1973, rock
183. BEYONCE, DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE, 2003, R&B
184. ANITA BAKER, RAPTURE, 1986, R&B
185. NAS, ILLMATIC, 1994, Rap
186. BARBRA STREISAND, A STAR IS BORN, 1976, Soundtrack
187. EARTH WIND & FIRE, THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD, 1975, R&B
188. ANITA BAKER, RHYTHM OF LOVE, 1994, R&B
189. JAY-Z, IN MY LIFETIME VOL. 1, 1997, Rap
190. LL COOL J, MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT, 1990, Rap
191. STEELY DAN, AJA, 1977, rock
192. WILLIE NELSON, STARDUST, 1978, country
193. ARETHA FRANKLIN, SPARKLE, 1976, R&B
194. ANDREA BOCELLI, ANDREA, 2004, Classical
195. BOB DYLAN, BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME, 1965, rock
196. LUTHER VANDROSS, NEVER TOO MUCH, 1981, R&B
197. U2, ALL THAT YOU CAN'T LEAVE BEHIND, 2000, rock
198. RUSH, 2112, 1976, rock
199. OUTKAST, AQUEMINI, 1998, R&B
200. GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, WE'RE AN AMERICAN BAND, 1973, rock

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