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Rock The Best Chicago Albums of All Time  

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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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1
192 40
Chicago Transit Authority is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

2
224 54
Chicago II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
1970

3
134 26
Chicago VII is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

4
140 29
Chicago V is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
1972

5
96 26
Chicago VI is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
1973

6
93 31
Chicago III is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

7
69 23
Chicago XI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
1977

8
70 24
Chicago X is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
1976

9
86 37
Chicago 17 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
1984

10
63 23
Chicago VIII is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

11
57 24
Chicago 16 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
1982

12
41 25
Hot Streets is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

13
35 20
Chicago 18 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
1986

14
32 19
Now Chicago XXXVI is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

15
38 26
Chicago 19 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
1988

16
27 16
Chicago XIV is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

17
32 21
Chicago 13 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
1979

18
29 19
Night and Day: Big-Band is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

19
29 20
Chicago XXXII: Stone of Sisyph... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

20
20 16
Chicago XXX is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

21
11 10
Live is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

22
22 22
Twenty 1 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
1991

23
14 14
Chicago 25: the Christmas Albu... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

24
7 8
O Christmas Three is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
O Christmas Three 2011

25
7 10
The Nashville Sessions is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Albums of All Time
The Nashville Sessions 1999