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The Best Ben Harper Albums of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 548 votes 160 voters 10.0k views17 items

List RulesStudio albums only, but includes joint collaborations with other artists

Ben Harper is widely considered one of the best alternative rock artists in the world, but his musical style extends far beyond that label. Since he's such an influential artist, let’s rank the best Ben Harper albums, with the help of your votes. Ben Harper was known mostly as a jam band artist with early albums like Welcome to the Cruel World (1994) and Fight for Your Mind (1995), it wasn't until The Will to Live (1997) that he became an underground alt.-rock icon.

This Ben Harper discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Ben Harper albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Ben Harper singles, EPs, or compilations from this talented Southern California native. If you think the greatest Ben Harper 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 Ben Harper album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

This is a list that includes classic Ben Harper albums like Diamonds on the Inside (2003) and Fight for Your Mind (1995) as well as collaborations with Charlie Musselwaite, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and even Ben's own mom. This list of popular Ben Harper 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. Oppression
    2. Ground on Down
    3. Another Lonely Day
    4. Please Me Like You Want To
    5. Gold to Me
    6. Burn One Down
    7. Excuse Me Mr.
    8. People Lead
    9. Fight for Your Mind
    10. Give a Man a Home
    11. By My Side
    12. Power of the Gospel
    13. God Fearing Man
    14. One Road to Freedom

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      1. The Three of Us
      2. Whipping Boy
      3. Breakin' Down
      4. Don't Take That Attitude to Your Grave
      5. Waiting on an Angel
      6. Mama's Got a Girlfriend Now
      7. Forever
      8. Like a King
      9. Pleasure and Pain
      10. Walk Away
      11. How Many Miles Must We March
      12. Welcome to the Cruel World
      13. I'll Rise

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        1. Touch from Your Lust
        2. When She Believes
        3. Brown Eyed Blues
        4. Bring the Funk
        5. Everything
        6. Amen Omen
        7. Temporary Remedy
        8. So High So Low
        9. Blessed to Be a Witness
        10. Picture of Jesus
        11. She's Only Happy in the Sun
        12. With My Own Two Hands
        13. When It's Good
        14. Diamonds On The Inside

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          1. Alone
          2. The Woman in You
          3. Less
          4. Two Hands of a Prayer" – 7:5
          5. Please Bleed
          6. Suzie Blue
          7. Steal My Kisses
          8. Burn to Shine
          9. Show Me a Little Shame
          10. Forgiven
          11. Beloved One
          12. In The Lord's Arms

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