Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time in Spotify

In September 2020 Rolling Stone magazine published a list with the 500 greatest albums of all time. The list was created by artists, producers, critics, and people from the music industry.

On a lazy afternoon I made a script that creates a list of these albums with links to Spotify. This is the only list you need if you want to explore new music. Sorry, I meant old music of course.

Thanks to the developers of spotipy. Enjoy!

1Marvin GayeWhats Going On1971
2The Beach BoysPet Sounds1966
3Joni MitchellBlue1971
4Stevie WonderSongs in the Key of Life1976
5The BeatlesAbbey Road1969
7Fleetwood MacRumours1977
8Prince and the RevolutionPurple Rain1984
9Bob DylanBlood on the Tracks1975
10Lauryn HillThe Miseducation of Lauryn Hill1998
11The BeatlesRevolver1966
12Michael JacksonThriller1982
13Aretha FranklinI Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You1967
14The Rolling StonesExile on Main Street1972
15Public EnemyIt Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back1988
16The ClashLondon Calling1979
17Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy2010
18Bob DylanHighway 61 Revisited1965
19Kendrick LamarTo Pimp a Butterfly2015
20RadioheadKid A2000
21Bruce SpringsteenBorn to Run1975
22The Notorious B.I.G.Ready to Die1994
23The Velvet UndergroundThe Velvet Underground and Nico1967
24The BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band1967
25Carole KingTapestry1971
26Patti SmithHorses1975
27Wu-Tang ClanEnter the Wu-Tang(36 Chambers)1993
29The BeatlesWhite Album1968
30Jimi HendrixAre You Experienced1967
31Miles DavisKind of Blue1959
33Amy WinehouseBack to Black2006
34Stevie WonderInnervisions1973
35The BeatlesRubber Soul1965
36Michael JacksonOff the Wall1979
37Dr. DreThe Chronic1992
38Bob DylanBlonde on Blonde1966
39Talking HeadsRemain in Light1980
40David BowieThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars1972
41The Rolling StonesLet It Bleed1969
42RadioheadOK Computer1997
43A Tribe Called QuestThe Low End Theory1991
45PrinceSign O the Times1987
46Paul SimonGraceland1986
48Bob Marley and the WailersLegend1984
50Jay-ZThe Blueprint2001
51Chuck BerryThe Great Twenty-Eight1982
52David BowieStation to Station1976
53Jimi HendrixElectric Ladyland1968
54James BrownStar Time1991
55Pink FloydThe Dark Side of the Moon1973
56Liz PhairExile in Guyville1993
57The BandThe Band1969
58Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV1971
59Stevie WonderTalking Book1972
60Van MorrisonAstral Weeks1968
61Eric B. and RakimPaid in Full1987
62Guns N’ RosesAppetite for Destruction1987
63Steely DanAja1977
65James BrownLive at the Apollo1963
66John ColtraneA Love Supreme1965
67Jay-ZReasonable Doubt1996
68Kate BushHounds of Love1985
69Alanis MorissetteJagged Little Pill1995
70N.W.AStraight Outta Compton1988
71Bob Marley and the WailersExodus1977
72Neil YoungHarvest1972
73My Bloody ValentineLoveless1991
74Kanye WestThe College Dropout2004
75Aretha FranklinLady Soul1968
76Curtis MayfieldSuperfly1972
77The WhoWhos Next1971
78Elvis PresleyThe Sun Sessions1976
79Frank OceanBlond2016
80Sex PistolsNever Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols1977
82Sly and the Family StoneThere’s a Riot Goin’ On1971
83Dusty SpringfieldDusty in Memphis1969
84AC\/DCBack in Black1980
85John LennonPlastic Ono Band1970
86The DoorsThe Doors1967
87Miles DavisBitches Brew1970
88David BowieHunky Dory1971
89Erykah BaduBaduizm1997
90Neil YoungAfter the Gold Rush1970
91Bruce SpringsteenDarkness on the Edge of Town1978
92The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAxis: Bold as Love1967
93Missy Misdemeanor ElliottSupa Dupa Fly1997
94The StoogesFun House1970
95DrakeTake Care2011
96R.E.M.Automatic for the People1992
97MetallicaMaster of Puppets1986
98Lucinda WilliamsCar Wheels on a Gravel Road1998
99Taylor SwiftRed2012
100The BandMusic From Big Pink1968
101Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin1969
102The ClashThe Clash1977
103De La SoulThree Feet High And Rising1989
104The Rolling StonesSticky Fingers1971
105The Allman BrothersAt Fillmore East1971
106HoleLive Through This1994
107TelevisionMarquee Moon1977
108Fiona AppleWhen the Pawn …1999
109Lou ReedTransformer1972
110Joni MitchellCourt and Spark1974
111Janet JacksonControl1986
112Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road1973
113The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead1986
114The StrokesIs This It2001
115Kendrick Lamargood kid m.A.A.d city2012
116The CureDisintegration1989
117Kanye WestLate Registration2005
118The EaglesHotel California1976
119Sly and the Family StoneStand!1969
120Van MorrisonMoondance1970
121Elvis CostelloThis Year’s Model1978
122Nine Inch NailsThe Downward Spiral1994
123Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II1969
124U2Achtung Baby1991
125Beastie BoysPauls Boutique1989
126Mary J. BligeMy Life1994
127Ray CharlesModern Sounds in Country and Western Music1962
128QueenA Night at the Opera1975
129Pink FloydThe Wall1979
132Hank Williams40 Greatest Hits1978
133Joni MitchellHejira1976
134FugeesThe Score1996
135U2The Joshua Tree1987
136FunkadelicMaggot Brain1971
138MadonnaThe Immaculate Collection1990
139Black SabbathParanoid1970
140Bob Marley and the WailersCatch a Fire1973
142Bruce SpringsteenBorn in the U.S.A.1984
143The Velvet UndergroundThe Velvet Underground1969
144Led ZeppelinPhysical Graffiti1975
145EminemThe Marshall Mathers LP2000
146BlondieParallel Lines1978
147Jeff BuckleyGrace1994
148Frank OceanChannel Orange2012
149John PrineJohn Prine1971
150Bruce SpringsteenNebraska1982
151George MichaelFaith1987
152The PretendersPretenders1980
153PJ HarveyRid of Me1993
154Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace1972
155Jay-ZThe Black Album2003
156The ReplacementsLet It Be1984
157Oasis(Whats the Story) Morning Glory?1995
158Erykah BaduMamas Gun2000
159The PoliceSynchronicity1983
160Pearl JamTen1991
161Crosby Stills and NashCrosby Stills and Nash1969
162PulpDifferent Class1995
163Various ArtistsSaturday Night Fever1977
164Johnny CashAt Folsom Prison1968
166Buddy Holly20 Golden Greats1978
167Depeche ModeViolator1990
168Steely DanCan’t Buy a Thrill1972
169Billy JoelThe Stranger1977
170CreamDisraeli Gears1967
171Sonic YouthDaydream Nation1988
172Simon and GarfunkelBridge Over Troubled Water1970
173NirvanaIn Utero1993
174Jimmy Cliff and Various ArtistsThe Harder They Come: Original Soundtrack1972
175Kendrick LamarDAMN.2017
176Public EnemyFear of a Black Planet1990
177Rod StewartEvery Picture Tells a Story1971
178Otis ReddingOtis Blue1965
179Notorious B.I.G.Life After Death1997
180LoveForever Changes1967
181Bob DylanBringing It All Back Home1965
182James TaylorSweet Baby James1970
183DAngeloBrown Sugar1995
184Cyndi LauperShe’s So Unusual1983
185The Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet1968
186Red Hot Chili PeppersBlood Sugar Sex Magik1991
187Ice CubeAmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted1990
188T. RexElectric Warrior1971
189Sleater-KinneyDig Me Out1997
190The WhoTommy1969
191Etta JamesAt Last!1961
192Beastie BoysLicensed to Ill1986
193Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly and the Poor Boys1969
194Michael JacksonBad1987
195Leonard CohenSongs of Leonard Cohen1967
196RobynBody Talk2010
197The BeatlesMeet the Beatles!1964
198The B-52sThe B-52s1979
199PavementSlanted and Enchanted1993
200SadeDiamond Life1984
201A Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders1993
203Nick DrakePink Moon1979
204Kanye WestGraduation2007
205Cat StevensTea for the Tillerman1970
206David BowieLow1977
208Lil WayneTha Carter III2008
209Run-DMCRaising Hell1986
210Ray CharlesThe Birth of Soul1991
211Joy DivisonUnknown Pleasures1980
212Nina SimoneWild Is the Wind1966
213Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel2012
214Tom PettyWildflowers1994
215Grateful DeadAmerican Beauty1970
216Elliott SmithEither Or1997
217OasisDefinitely Maybe1994
219RaekwonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx1995
220Crosby Stills Nash and Youngdéjà vu1970
221Rage Against the MachineRage Against the Machine1992
222MadonnaRay of Light1998
223John LennonImagine1971
224Dixie ChicksFly1999
225WilcoYankee Hotel Foxtrot2001
226Derek and the DominosLayla and Other Assorted Love Songs1970
227Little RichardHere’s Little Richard1957
228De La SoulDe La Soul Is Dead1991
229Patsy ClineThe Ultimate Collection2000
231Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersDamn the Torpedoes1979
232John ColtraneGiant Steps1960
233Tori AmosLittle Earthquakes1992
234Black SabbathMaster of Reality1971
235MetallicaMetallica (The Black Album)1991
236Daft PunkDiscovery2001
237Willie NelsonRed Headed Stranger1975
238KraftwerkTrans Europe Express1977
239Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded1987
240Sam CookeLive at the Harlem Square Club 19631985
241Massive AttackBlue Lines1991
242The Velvet UndergroundLoaded1970
243The ZombiesOdessey and Oracle1968
244Kanye West808s and Heartbreak2008
245Cocteau TwinsHeaven or Las Vegas1990
246LL Cool JMama Said Knock You Out1991
247SadeLove Deluxe1992
248Green DayAmerican Idiot2004
249Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston1985
250BuzzcocksSingles Going Steady1979
251Elton JohnHonky Chateau1972
252DevoQ: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!1978
253Pink FloydThe Piper at the Gates of Dawn1967
254Herbie HancockHead Hunters1973
255Bob DylanThe Freewheelin Bob Dylan1963
256Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman1988
257Dolly PartonCoat of Many Colors1971
258Joni MitchellThe Hissing of Summer Lawns1975
259Janis JoplinPearl1971
260The SlitsCut1979
261Beastie BoysCheck Your Head1992
262New OrderPower corruption and lies1983
263The BeatlesHard Days Night1964
264Pink FloydWish You Were Here1975
265PavementWowee Zowee1995
266The BeatlesHelp!1965
267MinutemenDouble Nickels on the Dime1984
268Randy NewmanSail Away1972
269Kanye WestYeezus2013
270Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour2018
271Mary J. BligeWhat’s the 411?1992
272The Velvet UndergroundWhite Light White Heat1968
273Gang of FourEntertainment!1979
274The ByrdsSweetheart of the Rodeo1968
275Curtis MayfieldCurtis1970
276RadioheadThe Bends1995
277Alicia KeysThe Diary of Alicia Keys2003
278Led ZeppelinHouses of the Holy1973
279NirvanaMTV Unplugged in New York1994
28050 CentGet Rich or Die Tryin2002
281Harry NilssonNilsson Schmilsson1971
282Frank SinatraIn the Wee Small Hours1955
283Donna SummerBad Girls1975
284Merle HaggardDown Every Road 1962-19941996
285Big StarThird Sister Lovers1978
286Red Hot Chili PeppersCalifornication1999
287The ByrdsMr. Tambourine Man1965
288The Modern LoversThe Modern Lovers1976
290OutKastSpeakerboxxx The Love Below2003
291Destinys ChildThe Writings on the Wall1999
292Van HalenVan Halen1978
293The BreedersLast Splash1993
294WeezerWeezer (The Blue Album)1994
295Daft PunkRandom Access Memories2013
296Neil YoungRust Never Sleeps1979
297Peter GabrielSo1986
298Tom PettyFull Moon Fever1989
299B.B. KingLive at the Regal1965
300Shania TwainCome on Over1997
301New York DollsNew York Dolls1973
302Neil YoungTonights the Night1975
303ABBAThe Definitive Collection2001
304Bill WithersJust As I Am1971
306Al GreenIm Still in Love With You1972
307Sam CookePortrait of a Legend2003
308Brian EnoHere Come the Warm Jets1974
309Joy DivisonCloser1980
310WirePink Flag1977
311Neil YoungOn the Beach1974
312SolangeA Seat at the Table2016
313PJ HarveyStories From the City Stories From the Sea2000
314AaliyahOne in a Million1996
315RosaliaEl Mal Querer2018
316The WhoThe Who Sell Out1967
317Billie HolidayLady in Satin1958
318Janet JacksonThe Velvet Rope1997
319The Stone RosesThe Stone Roses1989
320XLos Angeles1980
321Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!2019
322Elvis PresleyFrom Elvis in Memphis1969
323The ClashSandinista!1980
324ColdplayA Rush of Blood to the Head2002
325Jerry Lee LewisAll Killer No Filler!1993
326PrinceDirty Mind1980
327The WhoLive at Leeds1970
328Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City2013
329DJ ShadowEntroducing…..1996
330The Rolling StonesAftermath1966
331MadonnaLike a Prayer1989
332Elvis PresleyElvis Presley1956
333Bill WithersStill Bill1972
335Bob Dylan and the BandThe Basement Tapes1975
336Roxy MusicAvalon1982
337Bob DylanJohn Wesley Harding1967
338Brian EnoAnother Green World1975
339Janet JacksonRhythm Nation 18141989
340Snoop Doggy DoggDoggystyle1993
341The Smashing PumpkinsSiamese Dream1993
342The BeatlesLet It Be1970
343Sly and the Family StoneGreatest Hits1970
344Toots and the MaytalsFunky Kingston1973
345Bruce SpringsteenThe Wild the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle1973
346Arctic MonkeysAM2013
347GZALiquid Swords1995
348Gillian WelchTime (The Revelator)2001
349MC5Kick Out the Jams1969
350Stevie WonderMusic of My Mind1972
351Roxy MusicFor Your Pleasure1973
352EminemThe Slim Shady LP1999
353The CarsThe Cars1978
354X-Ray SpexGermfree Adolescents1978
355Black SabbathBlack Sabbath1970
356Dr. JohnGris-Gris1968
357Tom WaitsRain Dogs1985
358Sonic YouthGoo1990
359Big StarRadio City1974
360FunkadelicOne Nation Under a Groove1978
361My Chemical RomanceThe Black Parade2006
362Luther VandrossNever Too Much1981
363ParliamentThe Mothership Connection1975
364Talking HeadsMore Songs About Buildings and Food1978
367DrakeIf Youre Reading This Its Too Late2015
368George HarrisonAll Things Must Pass1970
369Mobb DeepThe Infamous1995
370Lil WayneTha Carter II2005
371The TemptationsAnthology1973
372Big Brother and the Holding CompanyCheap Thrills1968
373Isaac HayesHot Buttered Soul1969
374Robert JohnsonKing of the Delta Blues Singers1961
375Green DayDookie1994
376Neutral Milk HotelIn the Aeroplane Over the Sea1998
377Yeah Yeah YeahsFever to Tell2003
379RushMoving Pictures1981
380Charles MingusMingus Ah Um1959
381Lynyrd SkynyrdPronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd1973
382Tame ImpalaCurrents2015
383Massive AttackMezzanine1998
384The KinksThe Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society1969
385RamonesRocket to Russia1977
386J DillaDonuts2006
387RadioheadIn Rainbows2007
388Aretha FranklinYoung, Gifted and black1972
389Mariah CareyThe Emancipation of Mimi2005
390PixiesSurfer Rosa1988
392Ike and Tina TurnerProud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner1991
393Taylor Swift19892014
394Diana RossDiana1980
395D’Angelo and the VanguardBlack Messiah2014
396Todd RundgrenSomething Anything?1972
397Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep2019
398The RaincoatsThe Raincoats1979
399Brian WilsonSmile2004
400The Go-GosBeauty and the Beat1981
402Fela Kuti and Africa 70Expensive Shit1975
403Ghostface KillahSupreme Clientele2000
404Anita BakerRapture1986
405VariousNuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era1972
406Magnetic Fields69 Love Songs1999
407Neil YoungEverybody Knows This Is Nowhere1969
408MotorheadAce of Spades1980
409Grateful DeadWorkingmans Dead1970
410The Beach BoysWild Honey1967
411Bob DylanLove and Theft2001
412Smokey Robinson and the MiraclesGoing to a Go Go1965
413Creedence Clearwater RevivalCosmos Factory1970
415The MetersLooka Py Py1969
416The RootsThings Fall Apart1999
417Ornette ColemanThe Shape of Jazz to Come1959
418Dire StraitsBrothers in Arms1985
419Eric ChurchChief2011
420Earth Wind and FireThat’s the way of the world1975
422Marvin GayeLets Get It On1973
423Yo La TengoI Can Hear the Heart Beating As One1997
425Paul SimonPaul Simon1972
426Lucinda WilliamsLucinda Williams1988
427Al GreenCall Me1973
428Hucsker DuNew Day Rising1985
429The Four TopsReach Out1967
430Elvis CostelloMy Aim Is True1977
431Los LobosHow Will the Wolf Survive?1984
433LCD SoundsystemSound of Silver2007
434PavementCrooked Rain1994
435Pet Shop BoysActually1987
4362PacAll Eyez on Me1996
437Primal ScreamScreamadelica1991
439James BrownSex Machine1970
440Loretta LynnCoal Miners Daughter1971
441Britney SpearsBlackout2007
442The WeekndBeauty Behind the Madness2015
443David BowieScary Monsters1980
444Fiona AppleExtraordinary Machine2005
445YesClose to the Edge1972
446Alice ColtraneJourney in Satchidanada1971
447Bad BunnyX 100pre2018
448Otis ReddingDictionary of Soul1966
449The White StripesElephant2003
450Paul and Linda McCartneyRam1971
451Roberta FlackFirst Take1969
452Diana Ross and the SupremesAnthology1974
453Nine Inch NailsPretty Hate Machine1989
454CanEge Bamyasi1972
455Bo DiddleyBo Diddley Go Bo Diddley1958
456Al GreenGreatest Hits1975
457Sinead ConnorI Do Not Want What I Havent Got1990
458Jason IsbellSoutheastern2013
459Kid CudiMan on the Moon: The End of the Day2009
461Bon IverFor Emma2008
462The Flying Burrito BrothersThe Gilded Palace of Sin1969
463Laura NyroEli and the 13th Confession1968
464The Isley Brothers3 + 31973
465King Sunny AdThe Best of the Classic Years2003
466The Beach BoysThe Beach Boys Today!1965
467MaxwellBLACKsummers night2009
468The Rolling StonesSome Girls1978
469Manu ChaoClandestino1998
470Juvenile400 Degreez1998
471Jefferson AirplaneSurrealistic Pillow1967
473Daddy YankeeBarrio Fino2004
474Big Star#1 Record1972
475Sheryl CrowSheryl Crow1996
476SparksKimono My House1974
477Howlin WolfMoanin in the Moonlight1959
478The KinksSomething Else by the Kinks1968
479SelenaAmor Prohibido1994
480Miranda LambertThe Weight of These Wings2016
481Belle and SebastianIf You’re Feeling Sinister1996
482The PharcydeBizarre Ride II the Pharcyde1992
483Muddy WatersThe Anthology2001
484Lady GagaBorn This Way2011
485Richard and Linda ThompsonI Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight1974
486John MayerContinuum2006
487Black FlagDamaged1981
488The StoogesThe Stooges1969
489Phil Spector and Various ArtistsBack to Mono (1958-1969)1991
490Linda RonstadtHeart Like a Wheel1975
491Harry StylesFine Line2019
492Bonnie RaittNick of Time1989
493Marvin GayeHere my dear1978
494The RonettesPresenting the Fabulous Ronettes1964
495Boyz II MenII1991
496ShakiraDonde Estan los Ladrones1998
497Various ArtistsThe Indestructible Beat of Soweto1985
499Rufus and Chaka KhanAsk Rufus1977
500Arcade FireFuneral2004