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The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 5.5k votes 882 voters 11.3k views

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

Deep Purple are known by many as one of the first and greatest hard rock bands of all time. Featuring great guitar riffs and stead drum beats, the music of Deep Purple can't be mistaken. If you consider yourself a Deep Purple fan, or you're just getting into their music, you'll enjoy this list of the best Deep Purple albums, including pictures of the album covers when available.

This Deep Purple discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Deep Purple albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Deep Purple singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Deep Purple 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 Deep Purple album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. If you want to know, "What is the Best Deep Purple album of all time?" or "What are the top Deep Purple albums?" then this list will answer your questions.

This list has everything from Machine Head to Perfect Strangers. Moreover, this list of every Deep Purple album 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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Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (1972); Tracks: Never Before, Maybe I’m a Leo & Space Truckin’

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Blues-rock, Hard rock

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Deep Purple in Rock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (1970); Tracks: Living Wreck, Flight of the Rat & Child in Time

Length (mins): 00:43:32

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock

3
Burn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (1974); Tracks: “A” 200, Mistreated & What’s Goin’ on Here

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Blues-rock, Hard rock

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Fireball is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (1971); Tracks: Anyone's Daughter, Strange Kind of Woman & Fools

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock, Symphonic rock

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Live in Japan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
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Perfect Strangers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (1984); Tracks: Knocking at Your Back Door, Under the Gun & Hungry Daze

Producer: Roger Glover

Length (mins): 00:44:15

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Rock music, Pop music, Hard rock

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Stormbringer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (1974); Tracks: The Gypsy, Love Don't Mean a Thing & Hold On

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Funk rock

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Who Do We Think We Are ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (1973); Tracks: Our Lady, Rat Bat Blue & Woman From Tokyo

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock

9
Come Taste the Band is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (1975); Tracks: Drifter, You Keep on Moving & I Need Love

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Rock music, Pop music, Hard rock, Funk rock

10
Purpendicular is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (1996); Tracks: Hey Cisco, Soon Forgotten & Vavoom: Ted the Mechanic

Length (mins): 01:07:15

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock

11
Now What?! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (2013); Tracks: Above And Beyond, Uncommon Man & Wrong Man

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (1969); Tracks: Blind, Bird Has Flown & Chasing Shadows

Producer: Derek Lawrence

Length (mins): 00:44:35

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Heavy metal, Blues-rock, Hard rock

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The House of Blue Light ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (1987); Tracks: Bad Attitude, Call of the Wild & Mad Dog

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock

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The Battle Rages On… is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (1993); Tracks: Anya, Nasty Piece of Work & Ramshackle Man

Length (mins): 00:50:19

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock, Pop rock

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Shades of Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (1968); Tracks: Prelude: Happiness / I'm So Glad, One More Rainy Day & Love Help Me

Length (mins): 00:43:34

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Blues-rock, Hard rock, + more

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The Book of Taliesyn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (1968); Tracks: Listen, Learn & Read On

Length (mins): 00:43:47

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Blues-rock, Hard rock

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Infinite is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
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Abandon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (1998); Tracks: Don't Make Me Happy, Evil Louie & Almost Human

Producer: Roger Glover

Length (mins): 00:56:25

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Rapture of the Deep is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (2005); Tracks: Before Time Began, Wrong Man & Back to Back

Length (mins): 00:55:48

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock

20
Bananas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (2003); Tracks: House of Pain, I Got Your Number & Contact Lost

Length (mins): 00:51:34

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Blues

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Slaves and Masters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
By Deep Purple (1990); Tracks: Truth Hurts, Fire in the Basement & King of Dreams

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Days May Come and Days M... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
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Mark I & II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
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Interview is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time
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The Interview Album is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Deep Purple Albums of All Time