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What is the most famous album of all time?

Last Updated: 7th January, 2020

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Check out the 50 best-selling albums of all time:
  1. Eagles — "Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)" Elektra.
  2. Michael Jackson — "Thriller" Epic.
  3. Eagles — "Hotel California"
  4. Billy Joel — "Greatest Hits Volume 1 & Volume 2"
  5. Led Zeppelin — "Led Zeppelin IV"
  6. Pink Floyd — "The Wall"
  7. AC/DC — "Back In Black"
  8. Garth Brooks — "Double Live"

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Also to know is, what is the biggest selling album of all time in the world?

Thriller

Also, what is the number one album of all time? 40 million copies or more

Artist Album Released
Michael Jackson Thriller 1982
Eagles Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) 1976
AC/DC Back in Black 1980
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon 1973

Considering this, what is the greatest album ever made?

The Top Ten

  • 1 Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd. Thriller: over-rated
  • 2 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles.
  • 3 Abbey Road - The Beatles.
  • 4 Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO) - Led Zeppelin.
  • 5 The Wall - Pink Floyd.
  • 6 Thriller - Michael Jackson.
  • 7 Revolver - The Beatles.
  • 8 A Night at the Opera - Queen.

What is considered the greatest rock album of all time?

MThe Top Ten

  • 1 Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd. This album definesrockand roll in its entirety.
  • 2 Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin. Simply great!
  • 3 Sgt.
  • 4 The Wall - Pink Floyd.
  • 5 Back in Black - AC/DC.
  • 6 Moving Pictures - Rush.
  • 7 Paranoid - Black Sabbath.
  • 8 Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin.

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