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100 Best Album Titles of All Time

        posted by john, Clipperton Publishing, August 30, 2012

Some album titles are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

great album titles

Titles such as Black in Black from AC/DC were clearly winners from the start — helping to drive album sales to triple platinum and beyond.

Other great tittles are accidental. The Beatles released a self titled double album with a white cover on November 22nd, 1968. When it hit the stores everyone started calling it the White Album. This has become the semi-official title of the album.

These are amongst the best album titles of all time across all genres.

1. The Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd

2. Back in Black


3. Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen

4. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Beatles

5. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John

6. Tunnel of Love

Bruce Springsteen

7. The Man Who Sold the World

David Bowie

8. Bat Out of Hell

Meat Loaf

9. Saturday Night Fever

Various Artists

10. Too Dark Park

Skinny Puppy

11. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols

12. Slippery When Wet

Bon Jovi

13. The Queen Is Dead

The Smiths

14. Parklife


15. If You’re Feeling Sinister

Belle & Sebastian

16. Appetite for Destruction

Guns N' Roses

17. You've Come a Long Way Baby

Fatboy Slim

18. The Shape of Jazz to Come

Ornette Coleman

19. Strangeways, Here We Come

The Smiths

20. Strategies Against Architecture

Einsturzende Neubauten

21. The Chronic

Dr. Dre

22. Bridge over Troubled Water

Simon & Garfunkel

23. Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

The National

24. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

David Bowie

25. Like a Virgin


26. Bad

Michael Jackson

27. Lust for Life

Iggy Pop

28. Desolation Boulevard


29. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Public Enemy

30. Twilight Of The Thunder God

Amon Amarth

31. A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles

32. At The Heart Of Winter


33. Money for Nothing

Dire Straits

34. Viva Hate


35. Physical Graffiti

Led Zeppelin

36. Eyes of Stanley Pain


37. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We are Devo!


38. Jesus Christ Superstar

Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice

39. Skyscraper National Park


40. American Beauty

Grateful Dead

41. Autoamerican


42. Come Out and Play

Twisted Sister

43. Machine Gun Etiquette

The Damned

44. Only the Lonely

Frank Sinatra

45. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

Elton John

46. Blood Sugar Sex Magick

Red Hot Chili Peppers

47. Are You Experienced?

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

48. Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death

Dead Kennedys

49. A Night at the Opera


50. Billion Dollar Babies

Alice Cooper

51. American Idiot

Green Day

52. Let It Be

The Beatles

53. Such Sweet Thunder

Duke Ellington

54. Fear of Music

Talking Heads

55. The Wall

Pink Floyd

56. Ill Communication

Beastie Boys

57. A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Pink Floyd

58. Breakfast in America


59. Please Please Me

The Beatles

60. Sticky Fingers

The Rolling Stones

61. Disintegration

The Cure

62. Highway 61 Revisited

Bob Dylan

63. The Score


64. The Buddha of Suburbia

David Bowie

65. Check Your Head

Beastie Boys

66. The Downward Spiral

Nine Inch Nails

67. Tuesday Night Music Club

Sheryl Crow

68. Trans-Europe Express


69. London Calling

The Clash

70. OK Computer


71. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

72. Californication

Red Hot Chili Peppers

73. Reinventing Axl Rose

Against Me!

74. Some Girls

The Rolling Stones

75. Beatles for Sale

The Beatles

76.Permanent Vacation


77. Permission to Land

The Darkness

78. Sing When You're Winning

Robbie Williams

79. ¡Adios Amigos!


80. The Bends


81. Celebrity Skin


82. Automatic for the People


83. Welcome to Earth

Apoptygma Berzerk

84. Ride the Lightning


85. After the Gold Rush

Neil Young

86. Fear of a Black Planet

Public Enemy

87. Imagine

John Lennon

88. Pretty Hate Machine

Nine Inch Nails

89. Dig Your Own Hole

The Chemical Brothers

90. Rust Never Sleeps

Neil Young

91. Antichrist Superstar

Marilyn Manson

92. Darkness on the Edge of Town

Bruce Springsteen

93. Demanufacture

Fear Factory

94. The White Album

The Beatles

95. Master of Puppets


96. Under the Pink

Tori Amos

97. Straight Outta Compton


98. Oracular Spectacular


99. ...And Justice for All


100. Born in the U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen


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