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The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time 

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Updated June 18, 2018 951 votes 193 voters 2.7k views 24 items

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

Bruce Cockburn is one of the great singer-songwriters of his time, selling over one million records in his homeland, Canada. Here, you'll find a complete list of the best Bruce Cockburn albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Bruce Cockburn discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Bruce Cockburn albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Bruce Cockburn singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Bruce Cockburn 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 Bruce Cockburn album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Bruce Cockburn album of all time?" or "What are the top Bruce Cockburn albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Bruce Cockburn first got his start in 1967 shortly after dropping out of Berklee School of Music in Boston. From there, he went on to have quite a successful solo career (after playing with various small groups), releasing some great albums, like World of Wonders and Stealing Fire.

This list of popular Bruce Cockburn albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You can share your own opinion by voting up your favorite albums, while voting any down that you feel should lower on the list.

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Dancing in the Dragon's ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1979); Tracks: Wondering Where the Lions Are, After the Rain & Northern Lights

Length (mins): 00:37:18

2
Humans is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1980); Tracks: Tokyo, Grim Travellers & The Rose Above the Sky

Length (mins): 00:43:33

Genres (Music): Pop music, Folk music

3
Stealing Fire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1984); Tracks: Sahara Gold, Lovers in a Dangerous Time & Nicaragua

Length (mins): 00:42:02

Genres (Music): Folk rock, Pop rock

4
The Charity of Night is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1996); Tracks: Birmingham Shadows, Get Up Jonah & Night Train

Length (mins): 01:07:33

5
Nothing But a Burning Li... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1991); Tracks: Soul of a Man, Child of the Wind & Indian Wars

Length (mins): 01:00:22

6
High Winds White Sky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1971); Tracks: Love Song, You Point to the Sky & Golden Serpent Blues

Length (mins): 00:38:33

Genres (Music): Folk music

7
In the Falling Dark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1976); Tracks: Silver Wheels, Little Seahorse & Gavin's Woodpile

Length (mins): 00:49:05

Genres (Music): Pop music, Folk music

8
Joy Will Find a Way is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1975); Tracks: A Life Story, Starwheel & Arrows of Light

Genres (Music): Pop music, Folk music

9
Inner City Front is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1981); Tracks: All's Quiet on the Inner City Front, Loner & And We Dance

Genres (Music): Pop music, Folk music

10
Bruce Cockburn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1970); Tracks: Spring Song, Man of a Thousand Faces & Together Alone

Genres (Music): Folk music

11
Further Adventures Of is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1978); Tracks: Laughter, Prenons La Mer & Nanzen Ji

Genres (Music): Pop music, Folk music

12
Salt, Sun and Time is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1974); Tracks: Never So Free, Salt & Sun and Time

Genres (Music): Folk rock

13
Sunwheel Dance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1971); Tracks: It's Going Down Slow, When the Sun Falls & Dialogue With the Devil (or "why don't we celebrate")

Genres (Music): Folk music

14
Night Vision is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1973); Tracks: Islands in a Black Sky, Clocks Don't Bring Tomorrow - Knives Don't Bring Good News & God Bless the Children

Length (mins): 00:41:06

Genres (Music): Folk music

15
World of Wonders is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1986); Tracks: Berlin Tonight, World of Wonders & Santiago Dawn

Length (mins): 00:44:12

Genres (Music): Pop music, Folk music

16
Big Circumstance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1988); Tracks: The Gift, Pangs of Love & Radium Rain

Length (mins): 01:01:19

17
Breakfast in New Orleans... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1999); Tracks: Use Me While You Can, Mango & Let the Bad Air Out

Length (mins): 01:02:40

18
The Trouble With Normal ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1983); Tracks: Tropic Moon, Put Our Hearts Together & The Trouble With Normal
19
You've Never Seen Everyt... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (2003); Tracks: Put It in Your Heart, You've Never Seen Everything & Celestial Horses

Length (mins): 01:07:10

Genres (Music): Folk rock

20
Dart to the Heart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (1994); Tracks: Tie Me at the Crossroads, All the Ways I Want You & Sunrise on the Mississippi

Length (mins): 00:49:04

21
Christmas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
22
Speechless is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
Speechless By Bruce Cockburn (2005); Tracks: Elegy, King Kong Goes to Tallahassee & Sunrise on the Mississippi

Genres (Music): Folk rock

23
Bone on Bone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
Bone on Bone
24
Small Source of Comfort ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bruce Cockburn Albums of All Time
By Bruce Cockburn (2011); Tracks: Lois on the Autobahn, Parnassus and Fog & Called Me Back

Genres (Music): Pop music