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What are the best gospel albums? This list includes great gospel albums such as What if We Were Real, Thankful, and Kings of the Gospel Highway. Gospel music has been around a long time and has a large following of religious people who love to sing the praises of god. Dealing with life's ups and downs can be difficult, and music can make it better. Often these songs can be uplifting, they can help us understand, and sometimes they can just be comforting. 
 

The best gospel songs are often be the most moving of these songs because they are spiritual and create the strongest connection for us as listeners.   


This list is all about the best gospel albums out there. Vote up your favorites and add any that you don't already see listed.

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Amazing Grace Aretha Franklin started singing in the church as a child, gospel music is her most natural form.

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God's Property from Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation The Gospel Music Association named God's Property the Dove Awards Urban Album of the Year in 1998.

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The Complete Specialty Recordings Of Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers A rather exhaustive compilation of gospel greats which has  some of the finest religious close-harmonies ever.

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Mississippi Mass Choir A vibrant album of high praise.

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Pages of Life: Chapters I A two CD set filled with so many songs of praise.

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Thankful Mary Mary - A modern take on gospel that feature guest appearances by Destiny's Child.

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Mountain High... Valley Low Yolanda Adams - An album often criticised and overlooked due t its more mainstream tendencies but nevertheless, great.

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Get Right With God: Hot Gospel A collection of fringe gospel artists who originally recorded between the '40s and '50s   

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Journey to the Sky Journey to the Sky is  collection of Dixie Hummingbird recordings from 1946-1950, 

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In My Home Over There An album full of sass an gusto

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Whatcha Lookin' 4 Winner of the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

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The Best of Dorothy Love Coates and the Original Gospel Harmonettes Coates has a magical, strong voice that could push gospel to the limits.

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What If We Were Real is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gospel Albums of All Time
What If We Were Real Mandisa - Great lyrics punctuate upbeat songs and hearty ballads.

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Holdin' On Five Blind Boys of Alabama - a great calssic album from these gospel "boys"

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Goodbye, Babylon An anthology of old-time music.

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Hero Kirk Franklin's debut album on his own label delivers.

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Warriors On the Battlefield: a Cappella Trailblazers A record full of grand close harmony singing.

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Kings of the Gospel Highway: the Golden Age of Gospel Quartets A compilation of some of the finest gospel groups of the quartet heyday.

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Live From Another Level and album of cutting edge, moving gospel.

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Healing - Live in Detroit named the Traditional Gospel Album of the Year in 2000.

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One Church Kurt Carr Project - A smorgasbord of musical stylings all blended together seamlesly with traditional gospel and R&B.

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American Primitive Vol. 1: Raw Pre-War Gospel An awesome collection of rare and raw early gospel recordings.

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I Need an Angel Ruben Studdard - soulful second album from the American Idol alum

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The Lord Will Make a Way Al Green - a powerful and reverent album from master Al Green

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Slide Guitar Gospel The complete works of Rev Utah Smith and Rev. Lonnie Farris. 

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Live in Atlanta at Morehouse College A great vibrant album of live samplings.

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The Fight of My Life Kirk Franklin - One of the top performers in urban gospel his albums never disappoint.

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Live at Newport 1958 A terrific live performance from a woman at the peak of her career.

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Return A forceful and r&b infused album.

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Home Once Again: Live in Detroit Twinkie Clark - With an appearance by the clark sisters this is a confident album from Twinkie

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Glory! It's the … A nearly fogrgotten collection of the finest Staples Sisters gospel music

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Shine On Me The Shady Grove Band - close harmonies and impassioned gospel.

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The Sound Winner of best gospel performance at the 2009 grammys

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Africa to America: The Journey of the Drum Sounds of Blackness - Drum heavy gospel explores the journey from africa to america.

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Her Very Best Highlights from four of her previous albums showcase some of her best work.

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The Gospel According to Jazz: Chapter 1 Kirk Whalum - A smooth album of contemporary gospel-jazz

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Do It A great classic tradtitional gospel album.

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Limited Edition A collection of his live fan favorites.

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Decisions The Winans - Winner 1988 Soul Train Awards -   Best Gospel Album Group or Choir

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Back to My Roots is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Gospel Albums of All Time
Back to My Roots Bobby Womack - An album from an R&B legend which showcases an array of gospel styles.