The Most Recommended Recordings Based on Thousands of Critics' Lists

All Time Albums and Songs

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: November 29th, 2020.
Next update of the all time lists will be sometime in 2021, including albums and songs from 2020.

Albums of 2020


The MegaCritic Chart is updated two times per month in the forum. 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!

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

Spotify Playlists

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.

Acclaimed Music History

All Albums A-Z

All Songs A-Z

Critics' lists A-Z