ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, THIN LIZZY's John Sykes and SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor) responded, each with a list of 50 albums.

Voters were free to be true to their own tastes and loves, to choose not only the best records they 'd heard but those that had meant the most to them in their personal as well as professional lives. More than 2,400 albums were named. The ballots were tabulated according to a weighted point system developed by the accounting firm of Ernest & Young, under the supervision of the editors of Rolling Stone.

The following is a list of the top hard rock/heavy metal albums, as selected by the voters chosen by Rolling Stone magazine (the number indicates the album's position in the overall 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time list):

15. Are You Experienced? - THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
17. Nevermind - NIRVANA
29. Led Zeppelin - LED ZEPPELIN
33. Ramones - RAMONES
41. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols - THE SEX PISTOLS
54. Electric Ladyland - THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
61. Appetite for Destruction - GUNS N' ROSES
66. Led Zeppelin IV - LED ZEPPELIN
70. Physical Graffiti - LED ZEPPELIN
73. Back in Black - AC/DC
75. Led Zeppelin II - LED ZEPPELIN
130. Paranoid - BLACK SABBATH
149. Houses of the Holy - LED ZEPPELIN
159. Alive - KISS
167. Master of Puppets - METALLICA
176. Rocks - AEROSMITH
199. Highway to Hell - AC/DC
200. The Downward Spiral - NINE INCH NAILS
228. Toys in the Attic - AEROSMITH
230. A Night at the Opera - QUEEN
241. Black Sabbath - BLACK SABBATH
252. Metallica - METALLICA
298. Master of Reality - BLACK SABBATH
309. Nothing's Shocking - JANE'S ADDICTION
311. MTV Unplugged in New York - NIRVANA
360. Siamese Dream - THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
368. Rage Against the Machine - RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
384. Pyromania - DEF LEPPARD
415. Van Halen - VAN HALEN
426. The Battle of Los Angeles - RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
439. In Utero - NIRVANA
453. Ritual de lo Habitual - JANE'S ADDICTION
460. Love It to Death - ALICE COOPER
472. Hysteria - DEF LEPPARD
496. Destroyer – KISS

See the entire list here.

James Hetfield (METALLICA) – Top 10 Albums Of All Time

01. LED ZEPPELIN – Led Zeppelin
02. BLACK SABBATH – Black Sabbath
03. ALICE COOPER – Welcome To My Nightmare
04. THE BEACH BOYS – Pet Sounds
05. AEROSMITH – Rocks
06. MOTORHEAD – Ace Of Spades
07. VAN HALEN – Van Halen
08. LYNYRD SKYNYRD – (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd)
09. UFO – Strangers In The Night
10. SOCIAL DISTORTION – White Light, White Heat, White Trash

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