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The Best Bob Dylan 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.

Widely regarded as one of the best singer/songwriters, Bob Dylan is also known for being one of the best lyricists. Starting in the early 1960s, Bob Dylan's career has been as long as it has been incredible. He's released a broad range of rock music across numerous studio albums, not to mention all the originally unreleased music that was later released. This list of the best Bob Dylan albums, includes pictures of the album covers when available. This Bob Dylan discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Bob Dylan albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Bob Dylan singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. STUDIO ALBUMS ONLY. If you think the greatest Bob Dylan 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 Bob Dylan album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Bob Dylan album of all time?" or "What are the top Bob Dylan albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The list you're viewing is made up of albums like Blood on the Tracks and Highway 61 Revisited.

This list of popular Bob Dylan 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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Blood on the Tracks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1975); Tracks: You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go, Buckets of Rain & Shelter From the Storm

Producer: Bob Dylan

Length (mins): 00:51:41

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk rock

2
Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1965); Tracks: Tombstone Blues, Ballad of a Thin Man & Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

Producer: Bob Johnston, Tom Wilson

Length (mins): 00:51:39

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues-rock, Folk rock, Rock and roll, Garage rock

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3
Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1966); Tracks: 4th Time Around, One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) & Pledging My Time

Producer: Bob Johnston

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues-rock, Folk rock

4
Bringing It All Back Hom... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1965); Tracks: Gates of Eden, On the Road Again & It's Alright

Producer: Tom Wilson

Length (mins): 00:47:29

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues-rock, Folk rock, Rock and roll, Folk music, + more

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#366 of 3,542 The Greatest Albums of All-Time #262 of 403 The Greatest Album Covers of All Time

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The Freewheelin' Bob Dyl... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1963); Tracks: Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Gamblin' Willie & Rocks and Gravel

Genres (Music): Folk music, Blues, Country blues

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#23 of 3,542 The Greatest Albums of All-Time #24 of 345 The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time #43 of 403 The Greatest Album Covers of All Time

6
Desire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1976); Tracks: Hurricane, Joey & Mozambique

Producer: Don DeVito

Length (mins): 00:56:14

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk rock

7
John Wesley Harding is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1967); Tracks: John Wesley Harding, The Wicked Messenger & I Am a Lonesome Hobo

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Country, Folk rock, Folk music

8
Time Out of Mind is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1997); Tracks: Million Miles, Make You Feel My Love & Tryin’ to Get to Heaven

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Americana, Blues-rock, Folk rock, Alternative country

9
The Times They Are A-Cha... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1964); Tracks: When the Ship Comes In, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll & Ballad of Hollis Brown

Producer: Tom Wilson

Length (mins): 00:45:35

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Folk music

10
Oh Mercy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1989); Tracks: Where Teardrops Fall, What Was It You Wanted & Everything Is Broken

Producer: Daniel Lanois

Length (mins): 00:39:01

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Rock and roll

11
Nashville Skyline is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1969); Tracks: Country Pie, Peggy Day & Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

Producer: Bob Johnston

Length (mins): 00:27:09

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Country, Country rock

12
Another Side of Bob Dyla... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1964); Tracks: Black Crow Blues, My Back Pages & Motorpsycho Nitemare

Producer: Tom Wilson

Length (mins): 00:50:44

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Folk music, Blues

13
Street-Legal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1978); Tracks: Changing of the Guards, Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) & Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)

Length (mins): 00:49:53

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Reggae

14
The Basement Tapes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By The Band and Bob Dylan (1975); Tracks: Don’t Ya Tell Henry, Lo and Behold! & Katie’s Been Gone

Producer: Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Country, Folk music, Roots rock, Blues

15
Infidels is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1983); Tracks: Sweetheart Like You, Man of Peace & License to Kill

Producer: Mark Knopfler, Bob Dylan

Length (mins): 00:42:14

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Country pop

16
Modern Times is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (2006); Tracks: Things Have Changed, Love Sick & Nettie Moore

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Country, Americana, Blues-rock, Folk rock, + more

17
Love and Theft is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (2001); Tracks: Cry a While, Po’ Boy & The Times They Are A‐Changin’ (alternate version)

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Americana, Blues-rock, Folk rock, Roots rock, Blues, + more

18
New Morning is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1970); Tracks: Went to See the Gypsy, If Not for You & Time Passes Slowly

Producer: Bob Johnston

Length (mins): 00:35:59

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Country, Pop rock, Country rock

19
Planet Waves is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By The Band and Bob Dylan (1974); Tracks: Something There Is About You, Hazel & Forever Young

Length (mins): 00:42:11

Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk rock, Roots rock

20
Slow Train Coming is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1979); Tracks: I Believe in You, Precious Angel & Slow Train

Producer: Jerry Wexler, Barry Beckett

Length (mins): 00:46:46

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Christian rock, Contemporary Christian music, Roots rock, Gospel music, + more

21
Tempest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (2012); Tracks: Early Roman Kings, Long and Wasted Years & Pay in Blood

Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk rock

22
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1962); Tracks: See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, House of the Risin' Sun & Man of Constant Sorrow

Producer: John Hammond

Length (mins): 00:36:48

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Folk music, Blues, Country blues

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Shot of Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1981); Tracks: Heart of Mine, Trouble & In the Summertime

Producer: Bob Dylan, Chuck Plotkin, Robert Blackwell

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

24
World Gone Wrong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (1993); Tracks: Delia, Love Henry & Stack a Lee

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Folk music, Blues

25
Together Through Life is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
By Bob Dylan (2009); Tracks: Beyond Here Lies Nothin', If You Ever Go to Houston & It's All Good

Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Folk rock