Karla Clifton Reviews Rolling Stone Magazine’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”

Karla Clifton
13 min readJan 5, 2021

There are a few reasons that I’ve begun this maniacal project that nobody asked for, but the main one is this: Last December, I suddenly had to take two 25 hour solo road trips.

It’s not important why I took these road trips; just suffice it to say that 2020 was a real crappy year for all of us. (Since I took these road trips in the Year of Our Lady of Corona, I’ll add that I did test negative for the virus before embarking on these road trips, and tried to limit my social contact outside a handful of people.) Anyway, the realization struck me at some point while I was packing that this would be the perfect time to take on my longtime nemesis: Rolling Stone Magazine.

I’ve been enslaved by — sorry, subscribed to — Rolling Stone (RS) since I was a young teen, and have pretended to know what music is ever since. Frankly it’s been exhausting and unrewarding. I’ve been listening to this stuff since I grew ears and all I have to show for it are a bunch of t-shirts from Hot Topic and a rock-star-zombie romance novel.

Last October, RS released their updated list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The magazine itself is obnoxiously huge, like all copies of RS are nowadays, and has Bruce Springsteen looking very pensive on the cover. There were two previous versions of this list published, one in 2003 and one in 2012, but it was a different RS list that kickstarted my animosity towards the magazine’s “authoritative” rankings.

(Most musicians I’ve met have scoffed at my fascination with these lists. This is because most musicians can’t read.)

No, the first RS list to truly agitate me was its list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, published December 2011. I was obsessed with it. In college, I was able to take on the list in a philosophy paper, writing with the unearned confidence only an undergraduate philosophy minor possesses. Eddie Van Halen should be #2, not Eric Clapton! And wasn’t it a crime that Lindsey Buckingham was listed as #100 when Kurt Cobain was #75? And why was John Mayer, maligned as he is, not ranked on the list at all (though he was included in an insert titled “The Young Guns” [pg. 64])? I retrieved my copy of the magazine to double-check these numbers but, friends, I knew them all off the top of my head; that is how ingrained this list was in me. My professor was intrigued, playfully suggesting that Jerry Lee Lewis should be #1, balking at my love of Van Halen. I wanted to prove to him that hair metal was better than rockabilly, and that I would be the next Cameron Crowe.

However, I proved something much more important than any of those things to myself: that these rankings are bullshit, and nobody should listen to magazines. Any list that tells you what to listen to is selling you a lifestyle that isn’t actually linked to anything real or true or canonical.

Why did I decide to listen to the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, then? I don’t know. I can’t tell you. All I know is that it felt right, perhaps because of the odd musical rut I’ve found myself in lately. My Spotify 2020 Rewind consisted of Grimes, Ween, Frank Ocean, FKA Twigs, Guided By Voices, and quite literally no other artists. I don’t know what that says about me, but I do know that I’m ashamed of it. My mega-road trip felt like the perfect time to start expanding my own musical limits, even if my means of doing so was the dreaded Rolling Stone Magazine.

Feeling like a vagabond about to take on a dragon, I put together a spreadsheet, a Spotify playlist, and a cooler full of junk food. Then I set out for my trip.

This futile project has begun to completely dominate my thoughts. I have thought of nothing except for these albums. The people in my life are sick to death of me talking about Jay-Z and Stevie Wonder and Radiohead. However, if I don’t make sense of this incessant inner monologue, I’ll die.

So this is the coping mechanism I have devised: I will put all my thoughts about RS’s top 500 albums right here, until I am through with it or until I get bored. Then, hopefully, I will never have to listen to music again.

The purpose of these reviews is not to act as a musical authority or arbiter of taste. I am neither of these things. I once listened to Goldfinger’s cover of “99 Red Balloons” fifty consecutive times because I was convinced it was the only cure for my hangover. I have terrible taste.

No, I am simply sharing my journey from Fake Music Fan to Even Faker Music Fan.

One final note: I opted to listen to the albums from “best” to “worst” and started from #1 rather than #500. I wanted to hear the “best” stuff first, not last! If you dislike this choice, simply wait a year and a half for me (Ed note: Hahahahahaha) to finish; then you can read the reviews in the correct order.


  1. What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye
  2. Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys
  3. Blue, Joni Mitchell
  4. Songs In The Key of Life, Stevie Wonder
  5. Abbey Road, The Beatles
  6. Nevermind, Nirvana
  7. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac
  8. Purple Rain, Prince & the Revolution
  9. Blood on the Tracks, Bob Dylan
  10. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Ms. Lauryn Hill
  11. Revolver, The Beatles
  12. Thriller, Michael Jackson
  13. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You, Aretha Franklin
  14. Exile on Main Street, The Rolling Stones
  15. It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Public Enemy
  16. London Calling, The Clash
  17. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West
  18. Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan
  19. To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar
  20. Kid A, Radiohead
  21. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen
  22. Ready To Die, The Notorious B.I.G.
  23. Velvet Underground & Nico, Velvet Underground & Nico
  24. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, The Beatles
  25. Tapestry, Carole King
  26. Horses, Patti Smith
  27. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Wu-Tang Clan
  28. Voodoo, D’Angelo
  29. The White Album, The Beatles
  30. Are You Experienced, Jimi Hendrix
  31. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis
  32. Lemonade, Beyonce
  33. Back to Black, Amy Winehouse
  34. Innervisions, Stevie Wonder
  35. Rubber Soul, The Beatles
  36. Off The Wall, Michael Jackson
  37. The Chronic, Dr. Dre
  38. Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan
  39. Remain In Light, Talking Heads
  40. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars, David Bowie
  41. Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones
  42. OK Computer, Radiohead
  43. The Low End Theory, A Tribe Called Quest
  44. Illmatic, Nas
  45. Sign O’ The Times, Prince
  46. Graceland, Paul Simon
  47. Ramones, Ramones
  48. Legend, Bob Marley & the Wailers
  49. Aquemini, Outkast
  50. The Blueprint, Jay-Z
  51. The Great Twenty-Eight, Chuck Berry
  52. Station to Station, David Bowie
  53. Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix
  54. Star Time, James Brown
  55. The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd
  56. Exile In Guyville, Liz Phair
  57. The Band, The Band
  58. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin
  59. Talking Book, Stevie Wonder
  60. Astral Weeks, Van Morrison
  61. Paid In Full, Eric B. & Rakim
  62. Appetite for Destruction, Guns N Roses
  63. Aja, Steely Dan
  64. Stankonia, Outkast
  65. Live At The Apollo, James Brown
  66. A Love Supreme, John Coltrane
  67. Reasonable Doubt, Jay-Z
  68. Hounds of Love, Kate Bush
  69. Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette
  70. Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A.
  71. Exodus, Bob Marley & The Wailers
  72. Harvest, Neil Young
  73. Loveless, My Bloody Valentine
  74. The College Dropout, Kanye West
  75. Lady Soul, Aretha Franklin
  76. Super Fly, Curtis Mayfield
  77. Who’s Next, The Who
  78. The Sun Sessions, Elvis Presley
  79. Blonde, Frank Ocean
  80. Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols, The Sex Pistols
  81. Beyonce, Beyonce
  82. There’s A Riot Goin’ On, Sly & the Family Stone
  83. Dusty in Memphis, Dusty Springfield
  84. Back In Black, AC/DC
  85. Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon
  86. The Doors, The Doors
  87. Bitches Brew, Miles Davis
  88. Hunky Dory, David Bowie
  89. Baduizm, Erykah Badu
  90. After the Gold Rush, Neil Young
  91. Darkness on the Edge of Town, Bruce Springsteen
  92. Axis: Bold as Love, Jimi Hendrix
  93. Supa Dupa Fly, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott
  94. Fun House, The Stooges
  95. Take Care, Drake
  96. Automatic For The People, R.E.M.
  97. Master of Puppets, Metallica
  98. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Lucinda Williams
  99. Red, Taylor Swift
  100. Music From Big Pink, The Band
  101. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin
  102. The Clash, The Clash
  103. 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul
  104. Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones
  105. At Fillmore East, Allman Brothers Band
  106. Live Through This, Hole
  107. Marquee Moon, Television
  108. When The Pawn…, Fiona Apple
  109. Transformer, Lou Reed
  110. Court and Spark, Joni Mitchell
  111. Control, Janet Jackson
  112. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John
  113. The Queen Is Dead, The Smiths
  114. Is This It, The Strokes
  115. good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar
  116. Disintegration, The Cure
  117. Late Registration, Kanye West
  118. Hotel California, The Eagles
  119. Stand!, Sly & The Family Stone
  120. Moondance, Van Morrison
  121. This Year’s Model, Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  122. The Downward Spiral, Nine Inch Nails
  123. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin
  124. Achtung Baby, U2
  125. Paul’s Boutique, Beastie Boys
  126. My Life, Mary J. Blige
  127. Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Ray Charles
  128. A Night At The Opera, Queen
  129. The Wall, Pink Floyd
  130. 1999, Prince
  131. Dummy, Portishead
  132. 40 Greatest Hits, Hank Williams
  133. Hejira, Joni Mitchell
  134. The Score, Fugees
  135. The Joshua Tree, U2
  136. Maggot Brain, Funkadelic
  137. 21, Adele
  138. The Immaculate Collection, Madonna
  139. Paranoid, Black Sabbath
  140. Catch a Fire, Bob Marley & the Wailers
  141. Doolittle, Pixies
  142. Born in the U.S.A., Bruce Springsteen
  143. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground
  144. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin
  145. The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem
  146. Parallel Lines, Blondie
  147. Grace, Jeff Buckley
  148. channel ORANGE, Frank Ocean
  149. John Prine, John Prine
  150. Nebraska, Bruce Springsteen
  151. Faith, George Michael
  152. Pretenders, The Pretenders
  153. Rid Of Me, PJ Harvey
  154. Amazing Grace, Aretha Franklin
  155. The Black Album, Jay-Z
  156. Let It Be, The Replacements
  157. (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, Oasis
  158. Mama’s Gun, Erykah Badu
  159. Synchronicity, The Police
  160. Ten, Pearl Jam
  161. Crosby, Stills & Nash, Crosby, Stills & Nash
  162. Different Class, Pulp
  163. Saturday Night Fever, Various Artists
  164. At Folsom Prison, Johnny Cash
  165. Murmur, R.E.M.
  166. 20 Golden Greats, Buddy Holly
  167. Violator, Depeche Mode
  168. Can’t Buy A Thrill, Steely Dan
  169. The Stranger, Billy Joel
  170. Disraeli Gears, Cream
  171. Daydream Nation, Sonic Youth
  172. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon & Garfunkel
  173. In Utero, Nirvana
  174. The Harder They Come, Jimmy Cliff & Various Artists
  175. DAMN., Kendrick Lamar
  176. Fear of a Black Planet, Public Enemy
  177. Every Picture Tells A Story, Rod Stewart
  178. Otis Blue, Otis Redding
  179. Life After Death, The Notorious B.I.G.
  180. Forever Changes, Love
  181. Bringing It All Back Home, Bob Dylan
  182. Sweet Baby James, James Taylor
  183. Brown Sugar, D’Angelo
  184. She’s So Unusual, Cyndi Lauper
  185. Beggar’s Banquet, The Rolling Stones
  186. Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Red Hot Chili Peppers
  187. AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, Ice Cube
  188. Electric Warrior, T. Rex
  189. Dig Me Out, Sleater-Kinney
  190. Tommy, The Who
  191. At Last!, Etta James
  192. Licensed To Ill, Beastie Boys
  193. Willy and the Poor Boys, Creedence Clearwater Revival
  194. Bad, Michael Jackson
  195. Songs of Leonard Cohen, Leonard Cohen
  196. Body Talk, Robyn
  197. Meet the Beatles!, The Beatles
  198. The B-52s, The B-52s
  199. Slanted and Enchanted, Pavement
  200. Diamond Life, Sade
  201. Midnight Marauders, A Tribe Called Quest
  202. Homogenic, Bjork
  203. Pink Moon, Nick Drake
  204. Graduation, Kanye West
  205. Tea for the Tillerman, Cat Stevens
  206. Low, David Bowie
  207. Eagles, The Eagles
  208. Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne
  209. Raising Hell, Run-DMC
  210. The Birth of Soul, Ray Charles
  211. Unknown Pleasures, Joy Division
  212. Wild is the Wind, Nina Simone
  213. The Idler Wheel…, Fiona Apple
  214. Wildflowers, Tom Petty
  215. American Beauty, Grateful Dead
  216. Either/Or, Elliott Smith
  217. Definitely Maybe, Oasis
  218. CrazySexyCool, TLC
  219. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…, Raekwon
  220. deja vu, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  221. Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine
  222. Ray of Light, Madonna
  223. Imagine, John Lennon
  224. Fly, Dixie Chicks
  225. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco
  226. Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs, Derek & The Dominos
  227. Here’s Little Richard, Little Richard
  228. De La Soul Is Dead, De La Soul
  229. The Ultimate Collection, Patsy Cline
  230. ANTI, Rihanna
  231. Damn the Torpedoes, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  232. Giant Steps, John Coltrane
  233. Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos
  234. Master of Reality, Black Sabbath
  235. Metallica, Metallica
  236. Discovery, Daft Punk
  237. Red Headed Stranger, Willie Nelson
  238. Trans Europe Express, Kraftwerk
  239. Criminal Minded, Boogie Down Productions
  240. Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963, Sam Cooke
  241. Blue Lines, Massive Attack
  242. Loaded, The Velvet Underground
  243. Odyssey and Oracle, The Zombies
  244. 808s & Heartbreak, Kanye West
  245. Heaven or Las Vegas, Cocteau Twins
  246. Mama Said Knock You Out, LL Cool J
  247. Love Deluxe, Sade
  248. American Idiot, Green Day
  249. Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston
  250. Singles Going Steady, Buzzcocks
  251. Honky Chateau, Elton John
  252. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Devo
  253. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Pink Floyd
  254. Head Hunters, Herbie Hancock
  255. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan
  256. Tracy Chapman, Tracy Chapman
  257. Coat of Many Colors, Dolly Parton
  258. The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Joni Mitchell
  259. Pearl, Janis Joplin
  260. Cut, The Slits
  261. Check Your Head, Beastie Boys
  262. Power, Corruption & Lies, New Order
  263. A Hard Day’s Night, The Beatles
  264. Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd
  265. Wowee Zowee, Pavement
  266. Help!, The Beatles
  267. Double Nickels on the Dime, Minutemen
  268. Sail Away, Randy Newman
  269. Yeezus, Kanye West
  270. Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
  271. What’s the 411?, Mary J. Blige
  272. White Light/White Heat, Velvet Underground
  273. Entertainment!, Gang of Four
  274. Sweetheart of the Rodeo, The Byrds
  275. Curtis, Curtis Mayfield
  276. The Bends, Radiohead
  277. The Diary of Alicia Keys, Alicia Keys
  278. Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin
  279. MTV Unplugged in New York, Nirvana
  280. Get Rich or Die Tryin’, 50 Cent
  281. Nilsson Schmilsson, Harry Nilsson
  282. In the Wee Small Hours, Frank Sinatra
  283. Bad Girls, Donna Summer
  284. Down Every Road 1962–1994, Merle Haggard
  285. Third/Sister Lover, Big Star
  286. Californication, Red Hot Chili Peppers
  287. Mr. Tambourine Man, The Byrds
  288. The Modern Lovers, The Modern Lovers
  289. Post, Bjork
  290. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, OutKast
  291. The Writing’s On The Wall, Destiny’s Child
  292. Van Halen, Van Halen
  293. Last Splash, The Breeders
  294. Weezer (The Blue Album), Weezer
  295. Random Access Memories, Daft Punk
  296. Rust Never Sleeps, Neil Young & Crazy Horse
  297. So, Peter Gabriel
  298. Full Moon Fever, Tom Petty
  299. Live at the Regal, B.B. King
  300. Come On Over, Shania Twain
  301. New York Dolls, New York Dolls
  302. Tonight’s the Night, Neil Young
  303. The Definitive Collection, ABBA
  304. Just As I Am, Bill Withers
  305. Alive!, KISS
  306. I’m Still In Love With You, Al Green
  307. Portrait of a Legend, Sam Cooke
  308. Here Come The Warm Jets, Brian Eno
  309. Closer, Joy Division
  310. Pink Flag, Wire
  311. On the Beach, Neil Young
  312. A Seat at the Table, Solange
  313. Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea, PJ Harvey
  314. One in A Million, Aaliyah
  315. El Mal Querer, Rosalia
  316. The Who Sell Out, The Who
  317. Lady In Satin, Billie Holiday
  318. The Velvet Rope, Janet Jackson
  319. The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses
  320. Los Angeles, X
  321. Norman Fucking Rockwell!, Lana Del Rey
  322. From Elvis in Memphis, Elvis Presley
  323. Sandinista!, The Clash
  324. A Rush of Blood to the Head, Coldplay
  325. All Killer No Filler!, Jerry Lee Lewis
  326. Dirty Mind, Prince
  327. Live at Leeds, The Who
  328. Modern Vampires of the City, Vampire Weekend
  329. Endtroducing….., DJ Shadow
  330. Aftermath, The Rolling Stones
  331. Like A Prayer, Madonna
  332. Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley
  333. Still Bill, Bill Withers
  334. Abraxas, Santana
  335. The Basement Tapes, Bob Dylan & The Band
  336. Avalon, Roxy Music
  337. John Wesley Harding, Bob Dylan
  338. Another Green World, Brian Eno
  339. Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, Janet Jackson
  340. Doggystyle, Snoop Doggy Dogg
  341. Siamese Dream, The Smashing Pumpkins
  342. Let It Be, The Beatles
  343. Greatest Hits, Sly & the Family Stone
  344. Funky Kingston, Toots & the Maytals
  345. The Wild, the Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle, Bruce Springsteen
  346. AM, Arctic Monkeys
  347. Liquid Swords, GZA
  348. Time (The Revelator), Gillian Welch
  349. Kick Out The Jams, MC5
  350. Music Of My Mind, Stevie Wonder
  351. For Your Pleasure, Roxy Music
  352. The Slim Shady LP, Eminem
  353. The Cars, The Cars
  354. Germfree Adolescents, X-Ray Spex
  355. Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath
  356. Gris-Gris, Dr. John
  357. Rain Dogs, Tom Waits
  358. Goo, Sonic Youth
  359. Radio City, Big Star
  360. One Nation Under A Groove, Funkadelic
  361. The Black Parade, My Chemical Romance
  362. Never Too Much, Luther Vandross
  363. Mothership Connection, Parliament
  364. More Songs About Buildings and Food, Talking Heads
  365. Madvillainy, Madvillain
  366. Rocks, Aerosmith
  367. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake
  368. All Things Must Pass, George Harrison
  369. The Infamous, Mobb Deep
  370. Tha Carter II, Lil Wayne
  371. Anthology, The Temptations
  372. Cheap Thrills, Big Brother & the Holding Company
  373. Hot Buttered Soul, Isaac Hayes
  374. King of the Delta Blues Singers, Robert Johnson
  375. Dookie, Green Day
  376. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel
  377. Fever To Tell, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  378. Run-DMC, Run-DMC
  379. Moving Pictures, Rush
  380. Mingus Ah Um, Charles Mingus
  381. (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-’nérd ‘Skin-’nérd), Lynyrd Skynyrd
  382. Currents, Tame Impala
  383. Mezzanine, Massive Attack
  384. The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society, The Kinks
  385. Rocket to Russia, Ramones
  386. Donuts, J Dilla
  387. In Rainbows, Radiohead
  388. Young, Gifted and Black, Aretha Franklin
  389. The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey
  390. Surfer Rosa, Pixies
  391. Kaleidoscope, Kelis
  392. Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner, Ike & Tina Turner
  393. 1989, Taylor Swift
  394. Diana, Diana Ross
  395. Black Messiah, D’Angelo and the Vanguard
  396. Something/Anything?, Todd Rundgren
  397. When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish
  398. The Raincoats, The Raincoats
  399. Brian Wilson Presents Smile, Brian Wilson
  400. Beauty and the Beat, The Go-Gos
  401. Blondie, Blondie
  402. Expensive Shit, Fela Kuti and Africa 70
  403. Supreme Clientele, Ghostface Killah
  404. Rapture, Anita Baker
  405. Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, Various Artists
  406. 69 Love Songs, The Magnetic Fields
  407. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Neil Young
  408. Ace of Spades, Motörhead
  409. Workingman’s Dead, Grateful Dead
  410. Wild Honey, The Beach Boys
  411. Love and Theft, Bob Dylan
  412. Going To A Go-Go, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  413. Cosmo’s Factory, Creedence Clearwater Revival
  414. Risque, Chic
  415. Look-Ka Py Py, The Meters
  416. Things Fall Apart, The Roots
  417. The Shape of Jazz to Come, Ornette Coleman
  418. Brothers In Arms, Dire Straits
  419. Chief, Eric Church
  420. That’s The Way Of The World, Earth, Wind & Fire
  421. Arular, M.I.A.
  422. Let’s Get It On, Marvin Gaye
  423. I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One, Yo La Tengo
  424. Odelay, Beck
  425. Paul Simon, Paul Simon
  426. Lucinda Williams, Lucinda Williams
  427. Call Me, Al Green
  428. New Day Rising, Hüsker Dü
  429. Reach Out, Four Tops
  430. My Aim Is True, Elvis Costello
  431. How Will the Wolf Survive?, Los Lobos
  432. Confessions, Usher
  433. Sound of Silver, LCD Soundsystem
  434. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, Pavement
  435. Actually, Pet Shop Boys
  436. All Eyez On Me, 2Pac
  437. Screamadelica, Primal Scream
  438. Parklife, Blur
  439. Sex Machine, James Brown
  440. Coal Miner’s Daughter, Loretta Lynn
  441. Blackout, Britney Spears
  442. Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd
  443. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), David Bowie
  444. Extraordinary Machine, Fiona Apple
  445. Close to the Edge, Yes
  446. Journey in Satchidananda, Alice Coltrane
  447. X 100pre, Bad Bunny
  448. Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul, Otis Redding
  449. Elephant, The White Stripes
  450. Ram, Paul & Linda McCartney
  451. First Take, Roberta Flack
  452. Anthology, Diana Ross & The Supremes
  453. Pretty Hate Machine, Nine Inch Nails
  454. Ege Bamyasi, Can
  455. Bo Diddley/Go Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley
  456. Greatest Hits, Al Green
  457. I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got, Sinéad O’Connor
  458. Southeastern, Jason Isbell
  459. Man on the Moon: The End Of Day, Kid Cudi
  460. Melodrama, Lorde
  461. For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver
  462. The Gilded Palace of Sin, The Flying Burrito Brothers
  463. Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, Laura Nyro
  464. 3+3, The Isley Brothers
  465. The Best of the Classic Years, King Sunny Adé
  466. The Beach Boys Today!, The Beach Boys
  467. BLACKsummers’night, Maxwell
  468. Some Girls, The Rolling Stones
  469. Clandestino, Manu Chao
  470. 400 Degreez, Juvenile
  471. Surrealistic Pillow, Jefferson Airplane
  472. Ctrl, SZA
  473. Barrio Fino, Daddy Yankee
  474. #1 Record, Big Star
  475. Sheryl Crow, Sheryl Crow
  476. Kimono My House, Sparks
  477. Moanin’ In The Moonlight, Howlin’ Wolf
  478. Something Else by The Kinks, The Kinks
  479. Amor Prohibido, Selena
  480. The Weight of These Wings, Miranda Lambert
  481. If You’re Feeling Sinister, Belle and Sebastian
  482. Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde, The Pharcyde
  483. The Anthology: 1947–1972, Muddy Waters
  484. Born This Way, Lady Gaga
  485. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight, Richard and Linda Thompson
  486. Continuum, John Mayer
  487. Damaged, Black Flag
  488. The Stooges, The Stooges
  489. Back to Mono (1958–1969), Phil Spector and Various Artists
  490. Heart Like a Wheel, Linda Ronstadt
  491. Fine Line, Harry Styles
  492. Nick of Time, Bonnie Raitt
  493. Here, My Dear, Marvin Gaye
  494. Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes, The Ronettes
  495. II, Boyz II Men
  496. Dónde Están Los Ladrones?, Shakira
  497. The Indestructible Beat of Soweto, Various Artists
  498. Suicide, Suicide
  499. Ask Rufus, Rufus & Chaka Khan
  500. Funeral, Arcade Fire