Top 20 Albums of All Time. To make a music album a success, there are many components that all need to stand out. Branding is a key element of an albums success, through music promos, album covers, TV appearances, radio one sessions, gigs. All of this media coverage helps to make an album a success. The branding of the band needs to be expressed through there album so it attracts the right target audience.
1. The Beatles- Abbey Road Abbey Road is one of the most successful Beatles album of all time. In the UK, the album. It was first issued on the 26th September, 1969 and was the final Beatles album to be recorded but not their last to be released. Abbey Road entered the UK charts at number one, it stayed there 17 if its 81 weeks in the charts. Beatles genre would be decribes as ‘Rock and Roll’.
2. The Beatles- Revolver Revolver was The Beatles seventh album and was released in august 1966. The album entered the UK charts, it enjoyed 7 weeks as number one out of an overall time of 34 weeks. The Beatles genre would be considered ‘Rock and Roll’
3. Radiohead- Ok Computer Ok Computer is the third studio album recordered. Released on 16th June 1997. Radioheads genre would be described as Alternative rock.
4.The Velvet Underground- The Velvet Underground & Nico Released in 1967 as the bands debut album and is considered the prophetic rock album of all time. The Velvet Underground genre rock/pop.
5.Pink Floyd- The Dark Side Of The Moon The 8th studio album by Pink Floyd and was released in March 1973. Pink Floyds Genre would be considered as Rock.
6.Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here This was Pink Floyds 1975 album, it made number one and stayed in the charts for 39 weeks. Pink Floyds Genre would be described as ‘Rock’.
7-Bob Dylan- Highway 61 Revisited. Was released 20th January 1975, and was ranked 2nd in the charts on its released. Bob Dylan’s, as an artist would be considered as ‘Rock Folk’.
8. Miles Davis- King of Blue Was Released on the 17th August, 1959. Was ranked number 1 on its release. Miles Davis as an artist, would be considered as ‘Jazz’.
9.The Beatles- sgt pepper's lonely hearts club <ul><li>Released 1st June 1967, ranked 2nd in the charts when first released. The genre of this album would be considered as psychedeic rock/pop. </li></ul>
10.David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust <ul><li>Released 6th June 1976 and was ranked number one when released. This album would be considered as glam rock/pop genre. </li></ul>
11.John John Coltrane A Love Supreme Released February 1965, ranked 2nd on release. This album was considered as the genre ‘Jazz’.
12. The Beatles The Beatles [White Album] Released 22nd November 1968 and on release was ranked number one. This album would be considered as pop/rock/experimental.
13.King Crimson- In the Court of the Crimson King <ul><li>Released October 1968 and on release was ranked number 2 in the charts. This album would be considered as Art Rock. </li></ul>
14. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin [IV] <ul><li>November 12th 1971 and was ranked number one on release. Considered as hard rock/blues rock. </li></ul>
15.Charles Mingus- The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Released in 1963 and on release was rated number one in the charts. This album would be considered as Experimental Jazz
16. Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home Released 22nd March 1965 and on release was ranked as 3rd in the charts. This album would be described as Folk Rock.
17. Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde Released in July 1966 and was ranked 2nd in the charts on release. This album would be considered as Folk Rock.
18. Jimi Hendrix- Are You Experienced Released 12th May 1967 and was ranked third on release, this album would be in the genre of psychedelic rock.
19. Joy Division Unknown Pleasures Released 14th June 1979 and was ranked first in the charts on released. This album would be in the genre of Post-punk/gothic rock.
20. Bob Dylan- Blood on the Tracks Released 20th January 1975 and was ranked second in the year of release. This album would be considered in the genre of Folk Rock.