Apple Music unveils list of the 100 Best Albums of all time

Music lovers rejoice! Apple Music, a global streaming giant, has released its highly anticipated list of the 100 greatest albums ever made. Curated by music experts, the list spans genres and decades, offering a diverse exploration of music’s most influential and timeless works.

Among the standout albums featured on the list are iconic classics such as The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” often hailed as one of the greatest albums in the history of popular music. Other legendary acts represented include Pink Floyd, with their seminal work “The Dark Side of the Moon,” and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” the best-selling album of all time.

Apple Music 100 top albums

Here are Apple Music’s top 10 albums of all time:

  1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Lauryn Hill
  2. Thriller – Michael Jackson
  3. Abbey Road – The Beatles
  4. Purple Rain – Prince & The Revolution
  5. Blonde – Frank Ocean
  6. Songs in the Key of Life – Stevie Wonder
  7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (Deluxe Version) – Kendrick Lamar
  8. Back to Black – Amy Winehouse
  9. Nevermind – Nirvana
  10. Lemonade – Beyoncé

Check out the full list here.

Apple Music top 100 albums

In addition to these perennial favorites, Apple Music’s list also shines a spotlight on groundbreaking artists and albums that have significantly shaped and influenced the music landscape. From Bob Dylan’s poetic masterpiece “Blood on the Tracks” to Kendrick Lamar’s genre-defying opus “To Pimp a Butterfly,” the selection showcases the diversity and innovation present in the world of music.

Notably, the list is not limited to Western artists and genres, with representation from around the globe. Albums such as Fela Kuti’s “Expensive Shit,” a landmark of Afrobeat music, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s “Devotional and Love Songs,” a transcendent journey into Qawwali music, underscore the global reach and impact of musical creativity.

In a statement accompanying the release of the list, Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats, expressed the platform’s commitment to celebrating the artistry and cultural significance of albums. “At Apple Music, we believe in the power of albums to tell stories, evoke emotions, and transcend boundaries,” said Schusser. “With this list, we aim to honor the artists and albums that have left an indelible mark on music history and continue to inspire listeners around the world.”

As music continues to evolve and innovate, one thing remains constant: the enduring power of albums to captivate, inspire, and move audiences across generations. With its carefully curated selection, Apple Music’s list stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the album format and its timeless appeal in an ever-changing musical landscape.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.