After asking Discogs’ social media followers which albums are perfect from start to finish, it was easy to see which releases music fans think are the best albums of all time.
Music fans are always on the hunt for the best albums of all time, but what makes an album the best? If you asked 10 different people, you might get 10 different answers. It could be the overall atmosphere, the music, the lyrics, or how an album makes a person feel.
Or maybe it’s as simple as consistency. If every song on an album is great and you never feel the desire to skip a track, maybe that’s as close to perfection as you can get.
Discogs asked social media fans to share one album that they would rate 10 out of 10, no skips. Over 40,000 responses came in across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. People shared albums that they consider flawless and showed support for other picks by “liking” people’s comments. The albums with the most “likes” were compiled and a list of the best albums was born! For the sake of a more dynamic list, popular artists with multiple releases were limited to one spot each.
Below, you’ll find 25 of the best albums of all time, according to the Discogs Community.
The Dark Side Of The Moon
The Dark Side Of The Moon is the most collected album on Discogs, so it’s no surprise that it received the most “likes” on social media and claimed the No. 1 spot. The album shows Pink Floyd at the height of their powers as they take the listener through a series of immersive soundscapes with elements of psychedelia, jazz fusion, blues rock, and prog.
The Dark Side Of The Moon Pink Floyd 2016 Rock LP, Black 180g Vinyl, Reissue 562 copies from $17.83 Shop Want #2
The Low End Theory A Tribe Called Quest 2016 Hip Hop Vinyl, Album, Reissue 42 copies from $25.00 Shop Want #3
Illmatic Nas 2017 Hip Hop Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue 116 copies from $16.29 Shop Want #4
Nevermind Nirvana 2015 Alternative Rock Vinyl, Album, Reissue, 180 gram 394 copies from $18.74 Shop Want #5
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Wu-Tang Clan 2016 Hip Hop Vinyl, Album, Reissue, 180 gram 117 copies from $20.65 Shop Want #6
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill Lauryn Hill 2016 Hip Hop, Funk / Soul Vinyl, Album, Reissue, 180 gram 111 copies from $21.74 Shop Want #7
Paul’s Boutique Beastie Boys 2017 Hip Hop Vinyl, Album, Reissue 89 copies from $25.49 Shop Want #8
Mezzanine Massive Attack 2013 Trip Hop Vinyl, Album, Reissue, 180 gram 222 copies from $29.35 Shop Want #9
Disintegration The Cure 2021 Goth Rock Vinyl, Album, Reissue 101 copies from $28.80 Shop Want #10
In Rainbows Radiohead 2016 Alternative Rock Vinyl, Album, Reissue, 180 gram 23 copies from $26.00 Shop Want #11
Violator Depeche Mode 2016 Electronic, Rock Vinyl, Album, Reissue, 180 gram 106 copies from $21.20 Shop Want #12
Ten Pearl Jam 2017 Alternative Rock Vinyl, Album, Reissue 80 copies from $13.59 Shop Want #13
Hybrid Theory Linkin Park 2020 Rock, Nu Metal Vinyl, Album, Reissue 198 copies from $18.48 Shop Want #14
Talking Book Stevie Wonder 2016 Soul, Funk Vinyl, Album, Reissue 30 copies from $18.51 Shop Want #15
Blood Sugar Sex Magik Red Hot Chili Peppers 2020 Alternative Rock Vinyl, Album, Reissue 198 copies from $22.49 Shop Want #16
Revolver The Beatles 2012 Rock Vinyl, Album, Reissue 164 copies from $18.48 Shop Want #17
Grace Jeff Buckley 2015 Alternative Rock Vinyl, Album, Reissue 27 copies from $20.00 Shop Want #18
Purple Rain Prince And The Revolution 2020 Rock, Soul, Pop, Funk Vinyl, Album, Reissue 127 copies from $15.22 Shop Want #19
Is This It The Strokes 2020 Rock Vinyl, Album, Reissue 31 copies from $27.16 Shop Want #20
To Pimp A Butterfly Kendrick Lamar 2018 Hip Hop Vinyl, Album, Repress 89 copies from $30.00 Shop Want #21
Paranoid Black Sabbath 2019 Hard Rock, Heavy Metal Vinyl, Album, Reissue 62 copies from $20.39 Shop Want #22
A Love Supreme John Coltrane 2021 Jazz Vinyl, Album, Reissue 66 copies from $33.14 Shop Want #23
Trans Europe Express Kraftwerk 2020 Electronic, Synth-pop Vinyl, Album, Reissue, Clear 217 copies from $19.99 Shop Want #24
Appetite For Destruction Guns N’ Roses 2015 Hard Rock, Heavy Metal Vinyl, Album, Reissue, 180 gram 117 copies from $16.30 Shop Want #25
Harvest Neil Young 2009 Rock, Acoustic Vinyl, Album, Reissue 26 copies from $27.95 Shop Want Looking for more lists based on Discogs Community picks? Explore the chillest albums and most underrated releases selected by fellow music fans.
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