albums The Best CAN 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.

CAN is known as one of the best experimental avant-garde rock bands of all time. This list of the best CAN albums includes pictures of the album covers when available. The CAN discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top CAN albums can be found at the top of the list. Referred to as pioneers of German krautrock, CAN blended ambient soundscapes, bouncy New Wave, sparse minimalism, and electronic music that influenced bands decades after they initially split in 1979. Since then, they’ve inspired everyone from post-punk legends like The Fall and Joy Division to more recent bands like LCD Soundsystem and Radiohead.

To make voting for your favorite records easier, we haven't included CAN singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest CAN album isn't ranked highly enough, vote for it so it receives proper credit. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite CAN album, vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know what is the best CAN album of all time, this list will answer your question. Albums range from their debut, Monster Movie (1969) to Future Days (1973) to the band’s final studio release, Rite Time (1989). These popular CAN CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion.

 

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Future Days is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time

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Tago Mago is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time
Tago Mago 1971

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Ege Bamyasi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time

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Monster Movie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time

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Soundtracks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time

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Soon Over Babaluma is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time

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Delay 1968 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time
Delay 1968 1981

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Landed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time
Landed 1975

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Saw Delight is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time

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10 5
Rite Time is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time
Rite Time 1989

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Flow Motion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time

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CAN is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time
CAN 1978

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Limited Edition is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time

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6 3
The Lost Tapes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time

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The Peel Sessions is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time

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The Lost Tapes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time

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Onlyou is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time
Onlyou 1982

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Prehistoric Future is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time

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Can / Out of Reach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best CAN Albums of All Time