I like Wagner's music much better than anybody's. It's so loud that one can talk the whole time without people hearing you.
- Bob Marley -



Presents the all time top 100 - and beyond - album charts from the US, the UK, The Netherlands and Belgium. 
Hoping to provide guidance for all popular music enthusiasts, we commend a wide range of the best albums available.
To make your search easier, all first 100 albums are indexed both alphabetically as well as by year of release. 

We hope to offer you a helping hand in your quest to find or rediscover great music. 
Enjoy and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.

Latest album additions

  • Double Fun (1978)

    Robert Palmer

    Double Fun is Robert Palmer's fourth solo studio album, released in 1978. Self-produced, this pop album is influenced by multiple genres including blue-eyed soul, disco and heavy rock but maintains an overall consistency of...

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  • The Razors Edge (1990)


    The Razors Edge is the 12th Australian and 11th international studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, released on 24 September 1990 on Atco Records. It is the only studio album to feature drummer Chris Slade. The album includes "Thunderstruck...

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  • Boys and Girls (1985)

    Bryan Ferry

    Boys and Girls is Bryan Ferry's sixth solo album, released in 1985 by EG Records. It remains Ferry's only number 1 solo album in the UK  and contains two UK top 40 hit singles. It is also Ferry's most successful solo album in the US, having been...

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  • The Works (1984)


    The Works is the eleventh studio album by British rock band Queen, released in February 1984. After the synth heavy Hot Space, the album saw the re-emergence of May and Taylor's rock sound, while still incorporating the early 80s retro futuristic electro pop of...

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  • News of the World (1977)


    News of the World is the sixth studio album by British rock group Queen, released in 1977. Containing the hit songs "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions" and "Spread Your Wings", it went 4x platinum in the US, 2x platinum in the UK...

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NME's 2013 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

'The Smiths' 'The Queen is Dead' finishes top of the latest NME writers' poll'. -It took the NME writers 25 years to catch up with their readers, who already placed 'The Queen is Dead' on top of the 1988 readers' poll.



'The Dylan 6' - Bob Dylan's best albums

'Blood on the Tracks' beats 'Blonde on Blonde' to the number one position, 'Highway 61 Revisited' comes third.'  -We present you 'The Dylan 6', Bob Dylan's best albums. An overall Bob Dylan greatest albums chart based on the number of times a Dylan album appears in the now 134 all time greatest albums of all time charts in our database.



About TimePieces

In the beginning
In fact it all began back in 1999 when I started to collect ‘all time best albums charts’ which I published on my personal home page named TimePieces. I used these charts as guidance in my search for great albums.
The name TimePieces was inspired by Eric Clapton’s compilation album Timepieces. The name TimePieces significantly fits the idea that most titles in the ‘all time best albums charts’ are the best Pieces (albums) in Time (history) of ‘popular’ music.