The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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

Not only is Aretha Franklin an icon, she's one of the best soul singers and best female vocalists of all time. This list features the best Aretha Franklin albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Aretha Franklin discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Aretha Franklin albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Aretha Franklin singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Aretha Franklin 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 Aretha Franklin album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Aretha Franklin album of all time?" or "What are the top Aretha Franklin albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Throughout her long and prolific career, Aretha Franklin released a series of incredible albums, proving she was one of the greatest female vocalists of all time. Some of her best albums range from Lady Soul to I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, but the list here includes all Aretha Franklin albums—to be ranked by you.

This list of popular Aretha Franklin albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Share your own opinion by voting up your favorite albums below, and voting down any albums to ultimately rank them all starting with the very best. 

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    • Label: Atlantic Records
    • Genres (Music): Soul music, Southern soul, Memphis soul
  • Lady Soul
    130 votes
    • Label: Atlantic Records
    • Genres (Music): Soul music, Southern soul, Memphis soul
  • Amazing Grace
  • Aretha Now
    93 votes
    • Genres (Music): Soul music, Southern soul
  • Spirit in the Dark
    79 votes
    • Label: Atlantic Records
    • Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Soul music, Southern soul
    • Label: Atlantic Records
    • Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Southern soul