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The Best Bad Brains Albums of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 489 votes 189 voters 9.8k views10 items

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

Bad Brains are considered one of the best hardcore bands and one of the best punk rock bands. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Bad Brains albums, with the help of your votes. Formed in Washington, D.C., in 1977, Bad Brains redefined hardcore American punk with their self-titled debut in 1982, and released their most successful album four years later with I Against I (1986).

This Bad Brains discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Bad Brains albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Bad Brains singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Bad Brains 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 Bad Brains album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

Examples of albums on this list include their sophomore release Rock for Light (1983) and their more recent release, Into the Future (2012). This list of popular Bad Brains CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

  • 1. I Love I Jah
    2. I
    3. Sailin' On
    4. The Big Takeover

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    • 1. Intro
      2. I Against I
      3. House of Suffering
      4. Re-Ignition
      5. Secret 77
      6. Let Me Help
      7. She's Calling You
      8. Sacred Love
      9. Hired Gun
      10. Return to Heaven

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      • 1. Coptic Times
        2. Attitude
        3. We Will Not
        4. Sailin' On
        5. Rally 'Round Jah Throne
        6. Right Brigade
        7. F.V.K.
        8. Riot Squad
        9. The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth
        10. Joshua's Song
        11. Banned in D.C.
        12. How Low Can a Punk Get?
        13. Big Takeover
        14. I and I Survive
        15. Destroy Babylon
        16. Rock for Light
        17. At the Movies

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          1. Don't Need It
          2. At the Atlantis
          3. Pay to Cum
          4. Supertouch/Shitfit
          5. Regulator
          6. You're a Migraine
          7. Don't Bother Me
          8. Banned in D.C.
          9. Why'd You Have to Go?
          10. The Man Won't Annoy Ya
          11. Redbone in the City
          12. Black Dots
          13. How Low Can a Punk Get?
          14. Just Another Damn Song
          15. Attitude
          16. Send You No Flowers

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