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The Best Duran Duran Albums of All Time  

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Duran Duran are considered to be one of the best pop artists of the 80s and best new wave bands as well. With hits like "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Rio", the band released numerous hits throughout their career, along with a series of great albums. Here, you can find all of Duran Duran's albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Duran Duran discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Duran Duran albums can be rightfully found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Duran Duran singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Duran Duran 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 album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Duran Duran album of all time?" or "What are the top Duran Duran albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Rio and Notorious are likely list toppers, but that's up to you fans to determine.

This list of popular Duran Duran CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

Rio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Duran Duran Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1982

Artist: Duran Duran

Tracks: Save a Prayer, New Religion, Hungry Like the Wolf (Night version), Rio (US album remix), Hold Back the Rain (US album remix), Lonely in Your Nightmare (US album remix), My Own Way (Carnival remix), Last Chance on the Stairway, The Chauffeur

Label: Capitol Records

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Rock music, New Wave, Dance music, Synthpop, + more

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Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Duran Duran Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1981

Artist: Duran Duran

Tracks: Careless Memories, Tel Aviv, Planet Earth, Girls on Film, Is There Anyone Out There, Friends of Mine, Sound of Thunder, (Waiting for the) Night Boat

Genres (Music): Rock music, New Wave, Dance music, Synthpop, Post-punk, + more

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Seven and the Ragged Tig... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Duran Duran Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1983

Artist: Duran Duran

Tracks: The Reflex, The Seventh Stranger, I Take the Dice, Union of the Snake, Shadows on Your Side, New Moon on Monday, Of Crime and Passion, (I'm Looking For) Cracks in the Pavement, Tiger Tiger

Label: Capitol Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, New Wave, Pop rock, Dance music, Synthpop

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All You Need Is Now is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Duran Duran Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 2010

Artist: Duran Duran

Tracks: Mediterranea, Other People's Lives, Blame the Machines, All You Need Is Now, Runway Runaway, Safe (feat. Ana Matronic), Being Followed, Girl Panic!, Return to Now, The Man Who Stole a Leopard, Before the Rain, Before the Rain, A Diamond in the Mind, The Man Who Stole a Leopard, Safe (In the Heat of the Moment), Leave a Light On, Too Bad You're So Beautiful, Runaway Runaway

Label: Tape Modern

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, New Wave, Pop rock, Synthpop, Electronic rock

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