The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time was a chart published by music magazine Rolling Stone in November 2003, which listed the 500 greatest albums ever as voted for by music experts. The albums were voted for by a total of 273 experts, which included rock musicians, critics and industry figures, each of whom submitted a list of their favourite 50 albums. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles topped the chart.
Rolling Stone were criticised for not including enough albums from outside of Britain and the United States, as only Trans-Europe Express by Kraftwerk (Germany) and Buena Vista Social Club's eponymous album were featured in the list. In 2005 the list was released as a book with a few slight changes, namely a number of compilation albums being removed to make way for more original releases.
The top 5Edit
- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
- Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
- Revolver - The Beatles
- Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
- Rubber Soul - The Beatles
Jimi Hendrix appearancesEdit
All three albums by The Jimi Hendrix Experience studio albums were featured in the top 500; Are You Experienced was voted in at #15, Electric Ladyland made #54 and Axis: Bold as Love was featured at #82.
- ↑ The RS 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Rolling Stone (November 18th, 2003). Retrieved on July 23rd, 2008.