Rolling Stone : The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
From Rolling Stone, the definitive and lavishly illustrated companion book to one of the most popular and hotly debated lists in the world of musicWhen Rolling Stone publishes a list, the world listens. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list was first established in 2003 and the lineup was updated in 2012, polling the industry’s most celebrated artists, producers, industry executives, and journalists to create the definitive ranking. As a companion to the original 2003 list, Rolling Stone and Wenner Books published the bestselling 500 Greatest Albums coffee table book. In 2020 Rolling Stone started from scratch with a completely new 500 Greatest Albums list, voted on by the biggest names in music—including Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, and Taylor Swift, to name a few. As expected, the new list caused a huge splash across the music and entertainment industries, sparking major conversation and debate around the list, and generating more than 125 million page views on RollingStone.com in the first month of launch.In partnership with Abrams, Rolling Stone has created the definitive companion book to reflect the all-new 2020 list, telling the stories behind all 500 albums through incredible Rolling Stone photography, original album art, Rolling Stone’s unique critical commentary, breakout pieces on the making of key albums, archival interview content, and a celebrity introduction.
Rolling Stone was founded by publisher Jann S. Wenner and music critic Ralph J. Gleason in 1967. It has a circulation of more than one million readers and widespread international circulation.