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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.

Frank Zappa is widely considered one of the best frontmen in rock. List of the best Frank Zappa albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Frank Zappa discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Frank Zappa albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Frank Zappa singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Frank Zappa 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 Frank Zappa album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Frank Zappa album of all time?" or "What are the top Frank Zappa albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Examples include Apostrophe and Hot Rats.

This list of popular Frank Zappa CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Use this fact-based list to build your own just like it that fits your opinions of where everything should be ranked.

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Hot Rats is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Hot Rats Frank Zappa

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One Size Fits All is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
One Size Fits All Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention

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Wer'e Only in It for the Money is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Over-Nite Sensation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Over-Nite Sensation Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention

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Freak Out! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Freak Out! The Mothers of Invention

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Apostrophe (’) [The Old Master... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Joe's Garage Acts 1, 2 & 3 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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The Grand Wazoo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
The Grand Wazoo The Mothers of Invention

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Weasels Ripped My Flesh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Weasels Ripped My Flesh The Mothers of Invention

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Uncle Meat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Uncle Meat The Mothers of Invention

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Burnt Weeny Sandwich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Burnt Weeny Sandwich The Mothers of Invention

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Zoot Allures is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Zoot Allures Frank Zappa

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You Are What You Is is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
You Are What You Is Frank Zappa

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The Very Best Eric Clapton Songs

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Waka/Jawaka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Waka/Jawaka Frank Zappa

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Chunga’s Revenge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Chunga’s Revenge Frank Zappa

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Absolutely Free is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Absolutely Free The Mothers of Invention

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Sheik Yerbouti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Joe’s Garage: Acts II & III is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Lumpy Gravy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Lumpy Gravy Frank Zappa, Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra

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Sleep Dirt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
randypanthegoatboy added Sleep Dirt Frank Zappa

The Best Rock Vocalists

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Shut Up N' Play Yer Guitar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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The Yellow Shark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Guitar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Return of the Son of Shut Up N... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Studio Tan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Studio Tan Frank Zappa

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Cruising With Ruben & The Jets is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets The Mothers of Invention

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Ship Arriving Too Late to Save... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

The Best Stevie Wonder Albums of All Time

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Them or Us is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Them or Us Frank Zappa

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200 Motels is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Jazz From Hell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Jazz From Hell Frank Zappa

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The Man From Utopia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
The Man From Utopia Frank Zappa

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Shut Up N' Play Yer Guitar Som... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Just Another Band From LA is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Kirk W Lynde added Just Another Band From LA

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Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Civilization Phaze III is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Orchestral Favorites is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Road Tapes, Venue #2 Finlandia... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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London Symphony Orchestra, Vol... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
London Symphony Orchestra, Volume 1 London Symphony Orchestra

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Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Per... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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One Shot Deal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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The Dub Room Special! is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

26 Actors Who Have Played Hamlet

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London Symphony Orchestra, Vol... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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AAAFNRAA 21. December 2012 Bab... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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The Lost Episodes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Everything Is Healing Nicely is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Thing‐Fish is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Thing‐Fish Frank Zappa

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Mystery Disc is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Francesco Zappa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Francesco Zappa Frank Zappa

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QuAUDIOPHILIAc is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List