Top 10 Best Double Albums in Rock

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Top 10 Best Double Albums in Rock
In this week's edition of our traditional Wednesday Question we asked you guys to name the best double album the rock world has ever produced. You delivered as always, we rounded up your votes and now bring you the final Top 10. Check it out below.

10. The Clash - London Calling

The 1979 game-changing "London Calling" effort by punk rock legends the Clash gets to kick off the list as one of the few double albums within the punk genre.

9. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland

Jimi's third and final studio album, "Electric Ladyland," was fittingly a double LP, making sure that the icon ends his career with style.

8. Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

We're in the prog domain now as Dream Theater's 2002 double record "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" gets to claim the No. 8 spot. Apart from "A Change of Seasons," it's the only DT album ever to feature a title track.

7. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

The record that basically brought us jazz rock, Miles Davis' 1970 double album "Bitches Brew," clocks in at over 90 minutes, making it a mammoth release in every way.

6. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile

Lasting over 100 minutes, NIN's 1999 masterpiece "The Fragile" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and ultimately sold over two million copies in the US alone. It might seem like an impossible task, but Trent Reznor and co. have accomplished it.

5. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium

Now this is what we call a lengthy album - featuring over two hours of music, RHCP's "Stadium Arcadium" became the band's best-selling album in the US. Apart from 28 tracks found on the album, the band has actually recorded nine more during recording sessions.

4. The Beatles - The White Album

A true rock classic that needs no further introduction - the Beatles and "The White Album."

3. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Cracking open the big 3 in a bit of surprising manner, Smashing Pumpkins claim the No. 3 spot. Did you know that the album's extended edition lasts over 350 minutes?

2. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

Capturing Led Zeppelin at the height of their critical and commercial acclaim, "Physical Graffiti" easily stands out as one of the most successful double albums in rock history, having sold over eight million copies in US alone.

1. Pink Floyd - The Wall

Finally, the big No. 1 - Pink Floyd and "The Wall." As the album that commonly epitomizes what a masterful double album is all about, "The Wall" seems to have it all - the story, the music, the hits.

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