3,000 Albums and 10,000 Songs!

The Most Recommended Recordings Based on Thousands of Critics' Lists

Top Albums and Songs of All Time

Use the links at the top of the page to view the most acclaimed albums and songs by artist, country, genre and year.

Last update: July 15th, 2018. Next update of the all time lists will be sometime in 2020, including albums and songs from 2018 and 2019.

Top Albums and Songs of the 2010s


Top Albums of the 2010s
Top Songs of the 2010s

These links lead to spreadsheets that summarize the critics' end of decade lists.

Many thanks to Harold for the albums spreadsheet!

Top Albums of 2020


The MegaCritic Chart is updated two times per month in the forums. The chart is based on the average rating and number of ratings from approximately 30 music magazines and webzines that publish over 400 album reviews per year.

Many thanks to Otisredding for this feature!

Top Albums and Songs of 2018 and 2019


Top Albums of 2018
Top Songs of 2018
Top Albums of 2019
Top Songs of 2019

These links lead to forum topics with spreadsheets that summarize the critics' end of year lists.

Many thanks to Harold, Sweepstakes Ron and Holden for the help with the spreadsheets, and to everyone who has alerted us to the source lists!

Spotify Playlists

Acclaimed Music at Spotify

There are Spotify playlists for the all-time, decade and yearly songs lists,
as well as for all artists with at least 10 songs.

All albums available on Spotify can be listened to from the album pages.

NEW! Many thanks to Rob for the top 3,000 albums of all time playlist!

Acclaimed Music Forums

Welcome to the forums, where you can discuss music as well as other topics. If you know a critics' list that is not included on Acclaimed Music, you can post it here.

The chart is based on members' nominations and votes of the best songs right now.
Vote or see the results

There are always ongoing polls. All-time polls, decade polls, end of year polls and much more. Nominate your own favorite album or song in an unacclaimed game. Join in!
History of forum polls