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The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time

Updated March 29, 2019 7.5k votes 850 voters 8.8k views

List RulesThis 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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    Highway 61 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time

    ArtistBob Dylan

    ProducerBob Johnston, Tom Wilson

    TracksTombstone Blues, Ballad of a Thin Man, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

    Length (mins)00:51:39

    LabelColumbia

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

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    Bringing It All Back Home is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time

    ArtistBob Dylan

    ProducerTom Wilson

    TracksGates of Eden, On the Road Again, It's Alright

    Length (mins)00:47:29

    LabelColumbia

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

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    Blood on the Tracks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time

    ArtistBob Dylan

    ProducerBob Dylan

    TracksYou're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go, Buckets of Rain, Shelter From the Storm

    Length (mins)00:51:41

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Folk rock

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    Blonde on Blonde is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time

    ArtistBob Dylan

    ProducerBob Johnston

    Tracks4th Time Around, One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later), Pledging My Time

    LabelColumbia

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

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    The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time

    ArtistBob Dylan

    TracksHard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Gamblin' Willie, Rocks and Gravel

    Genres (Music)Folk music, Blues, Country blues

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    Desire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
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    Desire

    1976

    ArtistBob Dylan

    ProducerDon DeVito

    TracksHurricane, Joey, Mozambique

    Length (mins)00:56:14

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Folk rock

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    Time Out of Mind is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time

    ArtistBob Dylan

    TracksMillion Miles, Make You Feel My Love, Tryin’ to Get to Heaven

    LabelColumbia

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

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    John Wesley Harding is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time

    ArtistBob Dylan

    TracksJohn Wesley Harding, The Wicked Messenger, I Am a Lonesome Hobo

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Country, Folk rock, Folk music

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    The Times They Are A-Changin' is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time

    ArtistBob Dylan

    ProducerTom Wilson

    TracksWhen the Ship Comes In, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, Ballad of Hollis Brown

    Length (mins)00:45:35

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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    Another Side of Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time

    ArtistBob Dylan

    ProducerTom Wilson

    TracksBlack Crow Blues, My Back Pages, Motorpsycho Nitemare

    Length (mins)00:50:44

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Folk music, Blues

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    Nashville Skyline is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time

    ArtistBob Dylan

    ProducerBob Johnston

    TracksCountry Pie, Peggy Day, Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

    Length (mins)00:27:09

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Country, Country rock

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    Oh Mercy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
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    ArtistBob Dylan

    ProducerDaniel Lanois

    TracksWhere Teardrops Fall, What Was It You Wanted, Everything Is Broken

    Length (mins)00:39:01

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Rock and roll

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    Street-Legal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
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    ArtistBob Dylan

    TracksChanging of the Guards, Señor (Tales of Yankee Power), Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)

    Length (mins)00:49:53

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Reggae

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    Modern Times is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
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    ArtistBob Dylan

    TracksThings Have Changed, Love Sick, Nettie Moore

    LabelColumbia

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

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    The Basement Tapes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time

    ArtistThe Band, Bob Dylan

    ProducerBob Dylan, Robbie Robertson

    TracksDon’t Ya Tell Henry, Lo and Behold!, Katie’s Been Gone

    LabelColumbia

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

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    Infidels is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
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    ArtistBob Dylan

    ProducerMark Knopfler, Bob Dylan

    TracksSweetheart Like You, Man of Peace, License to Kill

    Length (mins)00:42:14

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Country pop

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    Love and Theft is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time

    ArtistBob Dylan

    TracksCry a While, Po’ Boy, The Times They Are A‐Changin’ (alternate version)

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Americana, Blues-rock, Folk rock, Roots rock, Blues

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    New Morning is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
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    ArtistBob Dylan

    ProducerBob Johnston

    TracksWent to See the Gypsy, If Not for You, Time Passes Slowly

    Length (mins)00:35:59

    LabelColumbia

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

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    Planet Waves is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
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    ArtistThe Band, Bob Dylan

    TracksSomething There Is About You, Hazel, Forever Young

    Length (mins)00:42:11

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

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    Slow Train Coming is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time

    ArtistBob Dylan

    ProducerJerry Wexler, Barry Beckett

    TracksI Believe in You, Precious Angel, Slow Train

    Length (mins)00:46:46

    LabelColumbia

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

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    Tempest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
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    ArtistBob Dylan

    TracksEarly Roman Kings, Long and Wasted Years, Pay in Blood

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Folk rock

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    Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
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    ArtistBob Dylan

    ProducerJohn Hammond

    TracksSee That My Grave Is Kept Clean, House of the Risin' Sun, Man of Constant Sorrow

    Length (mins)00:36:48

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Folk music, Blues, Country blues

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    World Gone Wrong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time

    ArtistBob Dylan

    TracksDelia, Love Henry, Stack a Lee

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Folk music, Blues

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    Shot of Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time
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    ArtistBob Dylan

    ProducerBob Dylan, Chuck Plotkin, Robert Blackwell

    TracksHeart of Mine, Trouble, In the Summertime

    LabelColumbia

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

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    Together Through Life is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Albums of All Time

    ArtistBob Dylan

    TracksBeyond Here Lies Nothin', If You Ever Go to Houston, It's All Good

    Genres (Music)Blues-rock, Folk rock

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