The All-TIME 100 Albums

From Time:

Beetles_1 So here’s how we chose the albums for the All-TIME 100. We researched and listened and agonized until we had a list of the greatest and most influential records ever – and then everyone complained because there was no Pink Floyd on it. And that’s exactly how it should be. We hope you’ll treat the All-TIME 100 as a great musical parlor game. Read and listen to the arguments for the selections, then tell us what we missed or got wrong. Or even possibly what we got right.

AlbumArtistLabel/Year Released

Abbey Road

The Beatles

Capitol, 1969

Bitches Brew

Miles Davis

Sony, 1969


Sly & the Family Stone

Epic, 1969

The Band

The Band

Capitol, 1969

Astral Weeks

Van Morrison

Warner Brothers/Wea, 1968

At Folsom Prison

Johnny Cash

Sony, 1968

Lady Soul

Aretha Franklin

Atlantic, 1968

The Beatles (“The White Album”)

The Beatles

Capitol, 1968

Are You Experienced

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Experience Hendrix, 1967

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