The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time was originally published in 2003, with a slight update in 2012. Over the years, it’s been the most widely read – and argued over – feature in the history of the magazine (last year, the RS 500 got over 63 million views on the site).

Rolling Stone just gave its ‘500 Best Albums Of All Time’ a major overhaul – switching out more than 240 albums and shuffling up the Top 10.

At the top is Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, followed by The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds and Joni Mitchell’s Blue.  Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life and The Beatles’ Abbey Road round out the Top 5.

After that, it’s Nirvana’s Nevermind, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Prince’s Purple Rain, Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks, and Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Click the link above to read the hows and whys and to peruse the entire list.