The 13 Best Rick Rubin Produced Albums Ever, Ranked

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When you think of some of the most iconic albums in the music world, there's a good chance that a few Rick Rubin produced albums come to mind. Rubin, co-founder of Def Jam Recordings and a legendary producer, has had his hand in sculpting some of the most pivotal records across various genres. From hip-hop to rock, Rubin's touch is unmistakable. Without further ado, let's dive into the top 13 Rick Rubin produced albums.

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13. The Avett Brothers - 'The Carpenter'

Year Released: 2012

12. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'Californication'

Year Released: 1999

11. Johnny Cash - 'American IV: The Man Comes Around'

Year Released: 2002

10. Run-D.M.C. - 'Raising Hell'

Year Released: 1986

9. Tom Petty - 'Widlflowers'

Year Released: 1994

8. Slayer - 'Reign in Blood'

Year Released: 1986

7. Beastie Boys - 'License to Ill'

Year Released: 1986

6. System of a Down - 'Toxicity'

Year Released: 2001

5. Jay-Z - 'The Black Album'

Year Released: 2003

4. LL Cool J - 'Radio'

Year Released: 1985

3. Kanye West - 'Yeezus'

Year Released: 2013

2. Public Enemy - 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back'

Year Released: 1988

1. Adele - '25'

Year Released: 2015

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