rock The Best Chicago 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.

Veteran rock band Chicago is one of the best rock bands and best jazz rock bands of all time. List of the best Chicago albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Chicago discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Chicago albums can be found at the top of the list. The band hails from the city of Chicago, and has been together in various formations since 1967. Over time, the group's sound has evolved from rock to soft rock to pop. 

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Chicago singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Chicago 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 Chicago album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the Best Chicago album of all time, this list will answer your questions. It has a variety of albums in it, from Chicago II to The Chicago Transit Authority. This list of popular Chicago 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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Chicago II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
Chicago II 1970

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158 34
Chicago Transit Authority is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

3
118 26
Chicago V is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
Chicago V 1972

4
112 24
Chicago VII is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

5
86 23
Chicago III is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

6
78 26
Chicago VI is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
Chicago VI 1973

7
61 19
Chicago XI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
Chicago XI 1977

8
71 32
Chicago 17 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
Chicago 17 1984

9
52 20
Chicago VIII is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

10
53 21
Chicago X is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
Chicago X 1976

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49 19
Chicago 16 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
Chicago 16 1982

12
29 17
Chicago 18 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
Chicago 18 1986

The 35 Coolest Pools in the World

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33 21
Chicago 19 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
Chicago 19 1988

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24 14
Night and Day: Big-Band is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

15
31 21
Hot Streets is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

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25 16
Now Chicago XXXVI is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

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26 17
Chicago XXXII: Stone of Sisyph... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

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25 17
Chicago 13 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
Chicago 13 1979

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21 14
Chicago XIV is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

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17 13
Chicago XXX is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

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21 19
Twenty 1 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
Twenty 1 1991

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9 9
Live is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

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11 12
Chicago 25: the Christmas Albu... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

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5 7
O Christmas Three is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
O Christmas Three 2011

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5 10
The Nashville Sessions is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
The Nashville Sessions 1999