The All-Time Top 100 Albums was a chart published by music magazine NME on January 2nd, 1988, which listed the 100 greatest albums ever as voted for by their readers. The Queen is Dead by The Smiths topped the chart,[1] though it was repeated in 2006.[2]

The top 5Edit

  1. The Queen is Dead - The Smiths
  2. Psychocandy - The Jesus and Mary Chain
  3. Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
  4. Hatful of Hollow - The Smiths
  5. The Velvet Underground and Nico - The Velvet Underground and Nico

Jimi Hendrix appearancesEdit

Only one album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience made the top 100; Electric Ladyland appeared at #96.


  1. NME Readers All-Time top 100 albums. Retrieved on July 21st, 2008.
  2. 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (June 2006). Retrieved on July 21st, 2008.



NME charts

Readers: All-Time Top 100 Albums (1988) • 100 Greatest Albums (2006)

Writers: All-Time Top 100 Albums (1974)All-Time Top 100 Albums (1985)All-Time Top 100 Albums (1993)


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