Rolling Stone, “The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time” (2004)
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順位

アーティスト

アルバム

1

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Beatles

2

Pet Sounds

The Beach Boys

3

Revolver

The Beatles

4

Highway 61 Revisited

Bob Dylan

5

Rubber Soul

The Beatles

6

What’s Going On

Marvin Gaye

7

Exile on Main Street

The Rolling Stones

8

London Calling

The Clash

9

Blonde on Blonde

Bob Dylan

10

The Beatles (The White Album)

The Beatles

11

Sunrise

Elvis Presley

12

Kind of Blue

Miles Davis

13

The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground and Nico

14

Abbey Road

The Beatles

15

Are You Experienced?

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

16

Blood on the Tracks

Bob Dylan

17

Nevermind

Nirvana

18

Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen

19

Astral Weeks

Van Morrison

20

Thriller

Michael Jackson

21

The Great Twenty-Eight

Chuck Berry

22

The Complete Recordings

Robert Johnson

23

Plastic Ono Band

John Lennon

24

Innervisions

Stevie Wonder

25

Live at the Apollo

James Brown

26

Rumours

Fleetwood Mac

27

The Joshua Tree

U2

28

Who’s Next

The Who

29

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

30

Blue

Joni Mitchell

31

Bringing It All Back Home

Bob Dylan

32

Let It Bleed

The Rolling Stones

33

Ramones

Ramones

34

Music From Big Pink

The Band

35

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

David Bowie

36

Tapestry

Carole King

37

Hotel California

The Eagles

38

The Anthology

Muddy Waters

39

Please Please Me

The Beatles

40

Forever Changes

Love

41

Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols

42

The Doors

The Doors

43

The Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd

44

Horses

Patti Smith

45

The Band

The Band

46

Legend

Bob Marley and the Wailers

47

A Love Supreme

John Coltrane

48

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Public Enemy

49

At Fillmore East

The Allman Brothers Band

50

Here’s Little Richard

Little Richard

51

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Simon and Garfunkel

52

Greatest Hits

Al Green

53

With the Beatles

The Beatles

54

The Birth Of Soul: The Complete Atlantic R&B

Ray Charles

55

Electric Ladyland

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

56

Elvis Pressley

Elvis Presley

57

Songs in the Key of Life

Stevie Wonder

58

Beggars Banquet

The Rolling Stones

59

Trout Mask Replica

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

60

Greatest Hits

Sly and the Family Stone

61

Apetite for Destruction

Guns N’ Roses

62

Achtung Baby

U2

63

Sticky Fingers

The Rolling Stones

64

Back to Mono (1958-1969)

Phil Spector

65

Moondance

Van Morrison

66

Led Zeppelin IV

Led Zeppelin

67

The Stranger

Billy Joel

68

Off the Wall

Michael Jackson

69

Superfly

Curtis Mayfield

70

Physical Graffiti

Led Zeppelin

71

After the Gold Rush

Neil Young

72

Star Time

James Brown

73

Purple Rain

Prince and the Revolution

74

Back in Black

AC/DC

75

Otis Blue

Otis Redding

76

Led Zeppelin II

Led Zeppelin

77

Imagine

John Lennon

78

The Clash

The Clash

79

Harvest

Neil Young

80

Odessey and Oracle

The Zombies

81

Graceland

Paul Simon

82

Axis:Bold As Love

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

83

I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

Aretha Franklin

84

Lady Soul

Aretha Franklin

85

Born in the U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen

86

Let It Be

The Beatles

87

The Wall

Pink Floyd

88

At Folsom Prison

Johnny Cash

89

Dusty in Memphis

Dusty Springfield

90

Talking Book

Stevie Wonder

91

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John

92

20 Golden Greats

Buddy Holly

93

Sign ‘o’ the Times

Prince

94

40 Greatest Hits

Hank Williams

95

Bitches Brew

Miles Davis

96

Green River

Creedence Clearwater Revival

97

Tommy

The Who

98

The Freewheelin’

Bob Dylan

99

This Year’s Model

Elvis Costello

100

There’s a Riot Goin’ On

Sly and the Family Stone