According to The Top Tens, the ten best classic rock albums of all time are:
- Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
- Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin
- Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
- The Wall by Pink Floyd
- Back in Black – AC/DC
- Moving Pictures – Rush
- Paranoid – Black Sabbath
- Led Zeppelin II – Led Zeppelin
- Who’s Next – The Who
- Are You Experienced – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Naturally, everyone who reads this list will disagree with some choices. Bruce Springsteen is not on this list. Nor is Tom Petty. Personally, I think Dark Side of the Moon is one of the finest, if not THE finest, album ever recorded, but I’m not sure if falls into the category of classic rock. Rock and roll grew out of performers like Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry and Bill Haley and the Comets. That was classic rock and roll. But if you throw heavy metal and pop music and poetic meditations (like Pink Floyd) into the mix, then this list would be pretty representative of the great “rock” albums of all time.
What do you think?