Albums The Best Gil Scott-Heron Albums of All Time  

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Gil Scott-Heron is arguably one of the first rappers, combining music, poetry, and spoken word in his work. Here, you can check out a complete list of the best Gil Scott-Heron albums, including every studio album along with pictures of the album covers. This Gil Scott-Heron discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Gil Scott-Heron albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Gil Scott-Heron singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Gil Scott-Heron 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 Gil Scott-Heron album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Gil Scott-Heron album of all time?" or "What are the top Gil Scott-Heron albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Getting his start in 1969, Gil Scott-Heron explored a range of genres throughout his career, releasing a long list of albums. He's credited as one of the first rappers, as he combined elements of spoken word with his music. Some of his notable albums include From South Africa to South Carolina and Winter in America.

This list of popular Gil Scott-Heron albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You can add your opinion by voting up the albums you think are best, while voting down any albums accordingly. 

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Pieces of a Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gil Scott-Heron Albums of All Time
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Artist: Gil Scott-Heron

Release Date: 1971

Tracks: Save the Children, Home Is Where the Hatred Is, Or Down You Fall, The Prisoner, Lady Day & John Coltrane, + more

Label: Flying Dutchman

Genres (Music): Jazz, Soul music, Jazz fusion, Jazz-funk, Fusion, + more

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Winter in America is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gil Scott-Heron Albums of All Time
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Artist: Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson

Release Date: 1974

Tracks: Back Home, Hâ‚‚Ogate Blues, Your Daddy Loves You, Song for Bobby Smith, Peace Go With You, + more

Label: Strata-East Records

Genres (Music): Jazz, Soul music, Jazz fusion, Blues, Jazz-funk, + more

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Reflections is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gil Scott-Heron Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1981

Tracks: Storm Music, Grandma's Hands, Is That Jazz?, Morning Thoughts, Inner City Blues, + more

Label: Arista

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Bridges is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gil Scott-Heron Albums of All Time
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Artist: Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson

Release Date: 1977

Tracks: Hello Sunday! Hello Road!, Song of the Wind, Racetrack in France, Vildgolia (Deaf^! Dumb and Blind), Delta Man (Where I'm Comin' From), + more

Genres (Music): Jazz, Spoken word, Soul music, Funk, Jazz-funk, + more

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