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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. We do, too. But more on that in a second.

What do we mean by rock? It is definitely not just confined to hard rock, but a look at this list will show that some from that genre have made our top Since then rock has taken a fascinating journey through numerous different styles and arguably given us what are some of the greatest albums, across any genre. Just remember, this list of the greatest rock albums of all time is not just our opinion, but a genuine attempt to gather together all the data from every list we could find. Lou Reed — Transformer Soundgarden — Superunknown

By striggos updated over 7 years ago. The lists presented were compiled based on votes from selected rock musicians, critics, and industry figures, and predominantly feature British and American music from the s and s. From onwards, the magazine published similarly titled lists in other countries around the world. In , Rolling Stone published a revised edition of the list drawing on the original and a later survey of albums in the s. It was made available in "bookazine" format on newstands in the US from April 27 to July Want to see other lists from the Discogs Community?

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These all-time rankings are based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot from its launch on Aug. Titles are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods. Artists are ranked based on the combined point totals, as outlined above, of all their Hot or Billboard chart entries. View Charts Legend. The Sound Of Music. Song Lyrics.

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