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The Best Devo Albums of All Time  

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Knowns for their hit single, "Whip It," Devo are considered one of the best synth pop bands. List of the best Devo albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Devo discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Devo albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Devo singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Devo 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 Devo album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

New Wave icon Devo was co-founded by Mark Mothersbaugh, and released its studio debut, Are We Not Men? We Are Devo!, in 1978. The Freedom of Choice album followed in 1980, best known for the hit single "Whip It." 

If you want to know the best Devo album of all time, or the top Devo albums, this list will answer your questions. Examples include Duty Now for the Future (1979) and Total Devo (1988). These popular Devo CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are D... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Devo Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1978

Artist: Devo

Producer: Brian Eno

Tracks: (Slap Your Mammy), Shrivel‐Up, Uncontrollable Urge, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, Mongoloid, Come Back Jonee, Jocko Homo, Gut Feeling, Too Much Paranoias, Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin’), Space Junk, Praying Hands

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): New Wave, Punk rock, Post-punk, Art punk

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Freedom of Choice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Devo Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1980

Artist: Devo

Tracks: Whip It, Cold War, Planet Earth, Snowball, Ton o' Luv, It's Not Right, Girl U Want, Freedom of Choice, Don't You Know, Gates of Steel, That's Pep, Mr. B's Ballroom

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): New Wave, Synthpop, Post-punk

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New Traditionalists is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Devo Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1981

Artist: Devo

Tracks: Pity You, Through Being Cool, Enough Said, Soft Things, Going Under, Working in a Coalmine, Working in a Coalmine, Beautiful World, The Super Thing, Jerkin' Back 'n' Forth, Race of Doom, Love Without Anger

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): New Wave, Synthpop

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Duty Now for the Future is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Devo Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1979

Artist: Devo

Producer: Brian Eno, Ken Scott

Tracks: Wiggly World, Blockhead, Timing X, Secret Agent Man, Triumph of the Will, S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain), Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA, The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprize, Pink Pussycat, Red Eye, Strange Pursuit, Clockout, Strange Pursuits, Devo Corporate Anthem

Length (mins): 00:39:08

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): New Wave, Punk rock, Post-punk

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