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The Best Al Green Albums of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 403 votes 132 voters 5.4k views

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Al Green is known to many as one of the best soul artists of all time. Since he's such an influential artist, let’s rank the best Al Green albums, with the help of your votes. Widely known as the Reverend Al Green, the acclaimed singer and songwriter was raised in a strict religious family, which influences are evident in his gospel albums beginning with The Lord Will Make a Way (1980). Of course, Green struck it big first with his R&B records. Albums like Let’s Stay Together (1972) and Al Green Explores Your Mind (1974) earned him a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

This Al Green discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Al Green albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Al Green singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Al Green album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Al Green album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

Everything from Green's debut Back Up Train (1967) to his more recent Lay It Down (2008) is included on this list. This list of popular Al Green CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

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1
I'm Still in Love With Y... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1972); Tracks: One of These Good Old Days, Oh & Pretty Woman

Producer: Willie Mitchell

Genres (Music): Soul music

2
Call Me is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1973); Tracks: Your Love Is Like the Morning Sun, Call Me & Have You Been Making Out O.K.

Producer: Willie Mitchell

Genres (Music): Soul music

3
Let's Stay Together is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1972); Tracks: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, What Is This Feeling & It Ain’t No Fun to Me

Genres (Music): Soul music

4
Al Green Gets Next to Yo... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1971); Tracks: Tired of Being Alone, Are You Lonely for Me Baby & You Say It

Genres (Music): Soul music

5
Al Green Explores Your M... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1974); Tracks: Stay With Me Forever, One Nite Stand & Hangin' On

Genres (Music): Soul music

6
Al Green Is Love is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1975); Tracks: There Is Love, I Wish You Were Here & Love Ritual

Genres (Music): Soul music

7
Livin' for You is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1973); Tracks: Home Again, Unchained Melody & My God Is Real

Producer: Willie Mitchell

Genres (Music): Soul music

8
The Belle Album is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1977); Tracks: I Feel Good, Feels Like Summer & Belle

Genres (Music): Soul music

9
Lay It Down is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (2008); Tracks: Lay It Down (feat. Anthony Hamilton), I'm Wild About You & What More Do You Want From Me

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Contemporary R&B, Smooth soul

10
Green Is Blues is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1969); Tracks: Summertime, Tomorrow's Dream & I Stand Accused

Producer: Willie Mitchell

Genres (Music): Soul music

11
Have a Good Time is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1976); Tracks: Nothing Takes The Place Of You, Hold On Forever & Keep Me Crying

Producer: Willie Mitchell

Genres (Music): Soul music

12
White Christmas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1986); Tracks: Jingle Bells, What Christmas Means to Me & Winter Wonderland

Genres (Music): Soul music, Gospel music

13
The Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1983); Tracks: I'll Be Home for Christmas, Oh Holy Night & God Is Standing By

Genres (Music): Soul music, Gospel music

14
He Is the Light is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1985); Tracks: Power, Be With Me Jesus & Nearer My God to Thee

Genres (Music): Soul music, Gospel music

15
Back Up Train is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1967); Tracks: Get Yourself Together, Guilty & Stop & Check Myself

Genres (Music): Soul music

16
Full of Fire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1976); Tracks: There's No Way, That's the Way It Is & Full of Fire

Genres (Music): Soul music

17
Don't Look Back is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1993); Tracks: What Does It Take, Waiting on You & People in the World (Keep on Loving You)
18
I Get Joy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1989); Tracks: Tryin' to Get Over You, Mighty Cloud of Joy & I Get Joy

Genres (Music): Soul music, Gospel music

19
Your Heart's in Good Han... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time

Genres (Music): Pop music, Funk

20
Al Green Radio Special-S... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
21
I'll Rise Again is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time

Genres (Music): Soul music, Gospel music

22
Precious Lord is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1982); Tracks: Morning Star, What a Friend We Have in Jesus & The Old Rugged Cross

Genres (Music): Soul music, Gospel music

23
Truth N' Time is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1978); Tracks: King of All, Wait Here & Blow Me Down

Genres (Music): Soul music

24
I Can't Stop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (2003); Tracks: I've Been Thinkin' About You, Not Tonight & I'd Write a Letter

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Soul music

25
The Lord Will Make a Way... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Al Green Albums of All Time
By Al Green (1980); Tracks: Too Close, Highway to Heaven (reprise) & In the Holy Name of Jesus

Genres (Music): Soul music, Gospel music