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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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Apostrophe (’) [The Old Master... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Joe's Garage Acts 1, 2 & 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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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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Over-Nite Sensation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Over-Nite Sensation Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention

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Wer'e Only in It for the Money is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Burnt Weeny Sandwich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Burnt Weeny Sandwich The Mothers of Invention

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The Grand Wazoo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
The Grand Wazoo The Mothers of Invention

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Zoot Allures is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Zoot Allures Frank Zappa

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Waka/Jawaka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Waka/Jawaka 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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Uncle Meat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Uncle Meat The Mothers of Invention

The Very Best Eric Clapton Songs

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Absolutely Free is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Absolutely Free The Mothers of Invention

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Weasels Ripped My Flesh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Weasels Ripped My Flesh The Mothers of Invention

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Chunga’s Revenge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Chunga’s Revenge Frank Zappa

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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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Shut Up N' Play Yer Guitar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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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 Concert Movies Streaming on Hulu

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The Yellow Shark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Lumpy Gravy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Lumpy Gravy Frank Zappa, Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra

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

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Guitar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Cruising With Ruben & The Jets is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets The Mothers of Invention

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Them or Us is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Them or Us Frank Zappa

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Return of the Son of Shut Up N... 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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200 Motels is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Ship Arriving Too Late to Save... 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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Civilization Phaze III is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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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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Orchestral Favorites is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Road Tapes, Venue #2 Finlandia... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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London Symphony Orchestra, Vol... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
London Symphony Orchestra, Volume 1 London Symphony Orchestra

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The Dub Room Special! is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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London Symphony Orchestra, Vol... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Per... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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One Shot Deal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

26 Actors Who Have Played Hamlet

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AAAFNRAA 21. December 2012 Bab... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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The Lost Episodes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Thing‐Fish is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
Thing‐Fish Frank Zappa

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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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Mystery Disc is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List

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Dance Me This is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frank Zappa Albums List
carrotgirl added Dance Me This Frank Zappa

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

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