For the first time ever, Billboard have built the Greatest Of All Time Billboard 200Albums list. These all-time rankings are based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 (from its launch on August 4th, 1958 through October 10th, 2015) and Billboard 200 (from August 17th, 1963 — when they combined our two leading pop album album charts for stereo and mono releases into one all-encompassing weekly chart — through October 10th, 2015). Titles are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at lower rungs earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods. Artists are ranked based on the combined point totals, as outlined above, of all their Hot 100 or Billboard 200 chart entries.

The “heavier” entries on the list include:
#25 – Def Leppard’s Hysteria
#31 – Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon
#33 – Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet
#40 – Metallica’s Metallica
#45 – Pearl Jam’s Ten
#46 – Foreigner’s 4
#47 – Journey’s Escape
#62 – Iron Butterfly’s In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida
#65 – Guns N’ Roses Appetite For Destruction
#66 – REO Speedwagon’s Hi Infidelity
#92 – Pink Floyd’s The Wall
#95 – Asia’s Asia
#108 – Heart’s Heart
#118 – Nirvana’s Nevermind
#121 – Jimi Hendrix’ Are You Experienced
#133 – Whitesnake’s Whitesnake
#146 – Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin II
#185 – Led Zeppelin’s Houses Of The Holy
#194 – Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin IV
#198 – Led Zeppelin’s In Through The Out Door