Albums I’ve Listened To/Enjoyed From Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Albums of All Time List

What follows is a list of albums I’ve listened to and or owned/enjoyed from the list of Rolling Stone magazine’s 2012 (not the recently revised 2020 list) list of 500 greatest albums of all time list. Albums I owned or otherwise listened to/enjoyed before embarking on the “list challenge” are indicated in bold. This list will be periodically updated each time I listen to a “new” album from that list. I’m taking a look at both the 2012 list and the 2020 list, so I’m not putting albums in any “order.” What is NOT included are albums I didn’t finish listening to (for whatever reason)

Here’s a list of those albums:

  1. Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, The Beatles
  2. Revolver, The Beatles
  3. Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan
  4. Rubber Soul, The Beatles
  5. Exile on Main Street, Rolling Stones
  6. London Calling, The Clash
  7. The Beatles (the White Album), The Beatles
  8. The Velvet Undergound & Nico, The Velvet Underground & Nico
  9. Abbey Road, The Beatles
  10. Blood on the Tracks, Bob Dylan
  11. Nevermind, Nirvana
  12. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen
  13. Thriller, Michael Jackson
  14. Innervisions, Stevie Wonder
  15. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac
  16. The Joshua Tree, U2
  17. Led Zeppelin (I), Led Zeppelin
  18. Tapestry, Carole King
  19. The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd
  20. Never Mind the Bollocks – Here’s the Sex Pistols, The Sex Pistols
  21. Legend, Bob Marley and the Wailers
  22. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Public Enemy
  23. Greatest Hits, Al Green
  24. Achtung Baby, U2
  25. Led Zeppelin (IV)
  26. Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution
  27. Led Zeppelin (II), Led Zeppelin
  28. Harvest, Neil Young
  29. Born in the U.S.A, Bruce Springsteen
  30. The Wall, Pink Floyd
  31. Catch a Fire, The Wailers
  32. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John
  33. Sign “O” The Times, Prince
  34. Remain in Light, Talking Heads
  35. Saturday Night Fever (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), various artists
  36. Aja, Steely Dan
  37. Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin
  38. 1999, Prince
  39. Exodus, Bob Marley and the Wailers
  40. Parallel Lines, Blondie
  41. The Immaculate Collection, Madonna
  42. So, Peter Gabriel
  43. Buffalo Springfield Again, Buffalo Springfield
  44. Murmur, REM
  45. The Downward Spiral, nine inch nails
  46. Tea for the Tillerman, Cat Stevens
  47. Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd
  48. Licensed to Ill, Beastie Boys
  49. War, U2
  50. Like a Prayer, Madonna
  51. Automatic for the People, REM
  52. Trans Europe Express, Kraftwerk
  53. All that You Can’t Leave Behind, U2
  54. Odelay ! Beck
  55. Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Red Hot Chili Peppers
  56. Nothing’s Shocking, Jane’s Addiction
  57. MTV Unplugged in New York, Nirvana
  58. Ghost in the Machine, The Police
  59. Disintegration, The Cure
  60. Superunknown, Soundgarden
  61. Faith, George Michael
  62. Live Through This, Hole
  63. Synchronicity, The Police
  64. In Utero, Nirvana
  65. Outlandos D’Amour, The Police
  66. Boy, U2
  67. I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got, Sinead O’Connor
  68. Let It Be, The Beatles
  69. The Pretender, Jackson Browne
  70. Elephant, The White Stripes
  71. Reggatta de Blanc, The Police
  72. Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine
  73. Substance, New Order
  74. Siamese Dream, Smashing Pumpkins
  75. Violator, Depeche Mode
  76. Play, Moby

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