Albums The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time  

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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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I Never Loved a Man the Way I ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Amazing Grace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Lady Soul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time
Lady Soul 1968

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Aretha Now is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time
Aretha Now 1968

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Young, Gifted and Black is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Soul '69 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time
Soul '69 1969

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Spirit in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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This Girl's in Love With You is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Who's Zoomin' Who? is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Sparkle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Aretha Arrives is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Unforgettable: A Tribute to Di... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

The Best Stevie Wonder Songs of All Time

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Aretha is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time
Derek Jones added Aretha 1986

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Let Me In Your Life is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Aretha is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Jump to It is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time
Jump to It 1982

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Yeah!!! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time
Yeah!!! 1965

The Best Concert Movies Streaming on Hulu

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Aretha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time
Aretha 1980

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Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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A Rose Is Still a Rose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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The Tender, the Moving, the Sw... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Runnin' Out of Fools is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

The Best Amy Winehouse Songs

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The Electrifying Aretha Frankl... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Sweet Passion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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One Lord, One Faith, One Bapti... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Love All the Hurt Away is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Get It Right is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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Sings the Great Diva Classics is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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You is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time
You 1975

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With Everything I Feel in Me is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Laughing on the Outside is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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So Damn Happy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Through the Storm is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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La Diva is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time
La Diva 1979

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The Collection is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Songs of Faith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Aretha is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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The First 12 Sides is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Aretha: A Woman Falling Out Of... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Two Sides of Love is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Laughing on the Outside is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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This Christmas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time

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Almighty Fire is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Aretha Franklin Albums of All Time