The 500 Greatest Albums book is a hardcover companion to Rolling Stone’s “500” list
If you’ve got some extra room on your coffee table, the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums book is a great choice to fill that gap. American book publisher Abrams has teamed up with Rolling Stone to create an oversized companion book to commemorate the music magazine’s updated 500 Greatest Album of All Time list, and it’s now available for $50 on the Abrams website.
As it reads, the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums book “tells the stories behind every album through incredible Rolling Stone photography, original album art, Rolling Stone’s unique critical commentary, breakout pieces on the making of key albums, and archival interviews.”
The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the two-time winner on the 2003 and 2012 lists, was dethroned from first place on the 2020 list in favor of Marvin Gaye’s 1971 masterpiece What’s Going On. Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys, Blue by Joni Mitchell, Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder, and Abbey Road by the Beatles made the top five.
After first launching in 2003 and then updated in 2012, Rolling Stone’s list was edited once again in 2020 with the inclusion of artists such as Beyoncé, Questlove, Nile Rodgers, Big Boi, Gene Simmons, H.E.R., Carly Rae Jepsen, Alice Cooper, and Marcus King.
Rob Sheffield, Brittany Spanos, and other members of the Rolling Stone editorial team will participate in a panel discussion at the Rizzoli Bookstore in New York City on January 31, 2023, with an emphasis on the companion book. For more information on the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums book, visit the Abrams Books website here.