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VH1 Ranks 100 Best Rock Albums



VH1 Ranks 100 Best Rock Albums

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 12:58 p.m. ET

The top 100 albums in rock 'n' roll history, as judged in a poll of
musicians, executives and journalists by VH1, released Thursday:

1. The Beatles, ``Revolver'' (1966)

2. Nirvana, ``Nevermind'' (1991)

3. The Beach Boys, ``Pet Sounds'' (1966)

4. Marvin Gaye, ``What's Going On'' (1971)

5. Jimi Hendrix Experience, ``Are You Experienced?'' (1967)

6. The Beatles, ``Rubber Soul'' (1965)

7. Stevie Wonder, ``Songs in the Key of Life'' (1974)

8. The Beatles, ``Abbey Road'' (1969)

9. Bob Dylan, ``Blonde on Blonde'' (1966)

10. The Beatles, ``Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'' (1967)

11. ``The Beatles'' (1968)

12. The Rolling Stones, ``Exile on Main Street'' (1972)

13. The Who, ``Who's Next'' (1971)

14. Joni Mitchell, ``Blue'' (1971)

15. U2, ``The Joshua Tree'' (1987)

16. Fleetwood Mac, ``Rumours'' (1977)

17. Sex Pistols, ``Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols'' (1977)

18. Prince & the Revolution, ``Purple Rain'' (1984)

19. The Velvet Underground, ``Velvet Underground & Nico'' (1967)

20. Public Enemy, ``It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back'' (1988)

21. Elvis Presley, ``Sun Sessions'' (1976)

22. Bob Dylan, ``Highway 61 Revisited'' (1965)

23. Michael Jackson, ``Thriller'' (1982)

24. The Rolling Stones, ``Let it Bleed'' (1969)

25. The Clash, ``London Calling'' (1980)

26. Bob Marley & the Wailers, ``Exodus'' (1977)

27. Bruce Springsteen, ``Born to Run'' (1975)

28. Patti Smith, ``Horses'' (1975)

29. Bob Dylan, ``Blood on the Tracks'' (1975)

30. Aretha Franklin, ``I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)'' (1967)

31. Stevie Wonder, ``Innervisions'' (1973)

32. Van Morrison, ``Moondance'' (1970)

33. Simon & Garfunkel, ``Bridge Over Troubled Water'' (1970)

34. James Brown, ``Sex Machine'' (1970)

35. Prince, ``Sign o' the Times'' (1987)

36. Michael Jackson, ``Off the Wall'' (1979)

37. Lauryn Hill, ``The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'' (1998)

38. Eagles, ``Hotel California'' (1976)

39. Carole King, ``Tapestry'' (1971)

40. Van Morrison, ``Astral Weeks'' (1968)

41. Aretha Franklin, ``Lady Soul'' (1968)

42. Guns N' Roses, ``Appetite For Destruction'' (1987)

43. ``Led Zeppelin'' (1969)

44. Led Zeppelin, ``Led Zeppelin II'' (1969)

45. Sly & the Family Stone, ``Stand!'' (1969)

46. The Rolling Stones, ``Sticky Fingers'' (1971)

47. David Bowie, ``Hunky Dory'' (1972)

48. David Bowie, ``The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from
Mars'' (1972)

49. Prince, ''1999'' (1983)

50. Police, ``Synchronicity'' (1983)

51. Pink Floyd, ``Dark Side of the Moon'' (1973)

52. ``Pretenders'' (1980)

53. Bob Dylan, ``Bringing it All Back Home'' (1965)

54. ``Ramones'' (1976)

55. Parliament, ``Mothership Connection'' (1976)

56. Kraftwerk, ``Trans-Europe Express'' (1977)

57. Bee Gees, ``Saturday Night Fever'' (1976)

58. Dusty Springfield, ``Dusty in Memphis'' (1969)

59. Allman Brothers Band, ``Live at the Fillmore East'' (1971)

60. ``The Doors'' (1967)

61. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, ``Deja Vu'' (1970)

62. NWA, ``Straight Outta Compton'' (1988)

63. Curtis Mayfield, ``Superfly'' (1972)

64. Miles Davis, ``Bitches Brew'' (1969)

65. U2, ``Achtung Baby'' (1991)

66. Miles Davis, ``Kind of Blue'' (1959)

67. The Rolling Stones, ``Beggar's Banquet'' (1968)

68. Bruce Springsteen, ``Darkness on the Edge of Town'' (1978)

69. The Stooges, ``Raw Power'' (1973)

70. Al Green, ``Call Me'' (1973)

71. Led Zeppelin, ``Physical Graffiti'' (1975)

72. Jimi Hendrix Experience, ``Electric Ladyland'' (1968)

73. Jeff Buckley, ``Grace'' (1994)

74. Beastie Boys, ``Paul's Boutique'' (1989)

75. The Replacements, ``Let It Be'' (1984)

76. Aretha Franklin, ``Young, Gifted & Black (1971)

77. James Taylor, ``Sweet Baby James'' (1970)

78. Jimi Hendrix Experience, ``Axis: Bold as Love'' (1967)

79. Pearl Jam, ``Ten'' (1991)

80. Elvis Costello, ``My Aim is True'' (1977)

81. Otis Redding, ``Otis Blue'' (1966)

82. AC/DC, ``Back in Black'' (1980)

83. Television, ``Marquee Moon'' (1977)

84. Paul Simon, ``Graceland'' (1986)

85. Santana, ``Abraxas'' (1970)

86. The Who, ``Quadrophenia'' (1973)

87. Cream, ``Disraeli Gears'' (1967)

88. Talking Heads, ``Remain in Light'' (1980)

89. Derek & the Dominos, ``Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs'' (1970)

90. The Who, ``Tommy'' (1969)

91. Peter Gabriel, ``So'' (1986)

92. R.E.M., ``Murmur'' (1983)

93. Simon & Garfunkel, ``Bookends'' (1968)

94. Radiohead, ``OK Computer'' (1997)

95. Tina Turner, ``Private Dancer'' (1984)

96. Liz Phair, ``Exile in Guyville'' (1993)

97. Ray Charles, ``Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music'' (1961)

98. Jackson Five, ``ABC'' (1970)

99. ``The B-52s'' (1979)

100. Madonna, ``Like a Prayer'' (1989)