Music is one of the most important and powerful things in our lives, which has the ability to convey singer’s emotion through rhythm and lyrics.There have been many great albums over last 60-70 years. But what were the best of the best? There is some serious competition, but we have tried our best to select the very best albums ever made.
Here is our list albums for all time.
10Radiohead – Ok Computer
The third album from alternative rock band Radiohead was released in 1997, and it has been a cited by critics, musicians, and listeners as one of the greatest albums of all time.
The band tried to distance themselves from the guitar-oriented, lyrically introspective style of music. The most popular songs from the album are “Airbag”, “Paranoid Android”, “Karma Police”, “Lucky”, “No Surprise”. This album is often interpreted as having foreseeing insight into the mood of the 21st century.
9Adele – 21
British singer Adele released her second studio album in 2011, and the album soon topped the charts in more than 30 countries, and it also became the best-selling album of the year for 2011 and 2012.
The album shares the folk and soul influence of the 2008 debut album. The best songs from the album are “Rolling in the Deep”, “Someone Like You”, “Set Fire to the Rain”, “Rumors has it” etc. In America, the album held the top position for 24 weeks, more than any other album.
8Nickelback – All the Right Reasons
All the Right Reasons, is definitely the heaviest album that they have released. Songs like “Far Away”, “Animal”, “Fight For All The Wrong Reasons” are really heavy, with less acoustic guitar and more heavy riffs.
The album was released back in 2005, and the album has been sold over 18 copies to date, being the best selling Nickelback album.
7Queen – A night at the Opera
The fourth album by the British rock band Queen was the most expensive album ever recorded at the time of its release. The album was released by EMI Records in 1975, and it was topped in the UK Albums Chart for four non-consecutive weeks.
This album also produced one of the best – selling singles of all time in the world “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Other popular songs are “I am in Love with My Car”, “Sweet Lady”, “Good Save The Queen”, “Love of My Life” etc.
6The Beatles – Revolver
Guys from Liverpool released their seventh studio album back in 1966, and the album spent 34 weeks on the UK Albums Chart, and for seven weeks the album held the number one spot.
Thanks to Klaus Voormann, the man who designed the cover of the album, the Beatles won 1966 Grammy Award for Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts. The album was ranked first in Colin Larkin’s book All- Time top 1000 Albums, and third in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
5Nirvana – Nevermind
In 1991 Nirvana released its second studio album, and it became a surprise success, due to low commercial expectations by the band. Largely because of the popularity of its first single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
The album even replaced Michael Jackson’s album Dangerous at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album produced songs like “Come as You Are”, “In Bloom”, “Lithium”, “Breed”, “On a Pain”.
4Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV
The fourth untitled album from the English rock band Led Zeppelin was released in November 1971 by Atlantic Records.
The album that was produced by guitarist Jimmy Page is considered to be one of the best-selling albums of all time, with more than 40 million copies sold. The most popular songs are “Black Dog”, “Going to California” and “Stairway to Heaven”.
3Michael Jackson – Thriller
Pop, post-disco, rock and funk, all these genres can be found on the sixth album by the American singer Michael Jackson. So it is not a surprise that this album is the best-selling album of all time, with 65 million copies sold.
This album also won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards in 1984, including Album of the Year. Slant Magazine placed Thriller at a number of its list of “Best Album of the 1980s”. The most popular songs are “Thriller”, Billie Jean”, “Beat it”, “Human Nature”, “The Girls is Mine”.
2The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
This album is considered to be “the most important and influential rock and roll albums ever recorded”. The album spent 15 weeks at number one spot in the US, and 27 weeks at the top in the UK.
It was awarded 4 Grammy Awards in 1968, including Album of the Year. With over 35 million copies sold by 2015, the album was ranked number one on Rolling Stone magazine list of the ” 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.
1Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
And first on our list of albums of all time is the album from Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon. One of the most successful rock bands ever released their ninth album on 1 March 1973, and the album was an immediate success. It topped the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for a week, and remained on the chart for 15 years, from 1973 to 1988.
The album has been sold 50 million copies so far, making the album Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album. The album deals with greed, the passage of time, mental illness. The most popular songs are “Money”, “Time”, “Us and Them”, “Brain Damage”.