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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.
God's Property from Kirk Franklin's Nu NationThe Gospel Music Association named God's Property the Dove Awards Urban Album of the Year in 1998.
Pages of Life: Chapters I A two CD set filled with so many songs of praise.
The Complete Specialty Recordings Of Sam Cooke With The Soul StirrersA rather exhaustive compilation of gospel greats which has some of the finest religious close-harmonies ever.
Mississippi Mass Choir A vibrant album of high praise.
ThankfulMary Mary - A modern take on gospel that feature guest appearances by Destiny's Child.
Mountain High... Valley LowYolanda Adams - An album often criticised and overlooked due t its more mainstream tendencies but nevertheless, great.
The Fight of My LifeKirk Franklin - One of the top performers in urban gospel his albums never disappoint.
Whatcha Lookin' 4Winner of the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
Holdin' OnFive Blind Boys of Alabama - a great calssic album from these gospel "boys"
Journey to the SkyJourney to the Sky is collection of Dixie Hummingbird recordings from 1946-1950,
Kings of the Gospel Highway: the Golden Age of Gospel Quartets A compilation of some of the finest gospel groups of the quartet heyday.
The Best of Dorothy Love Coates and the Original Gospel Harmonettes Coates has a magical, strong voice that could push gospel to the limits.
The Lord Will Make a WayAl Green - a powerful and reverent album from master Al Green
What If We Were RealMandisa - Great lyrics punctuate upbeat songs and hearty ballads.
In My Home Over There An album full of sass an gusto
One ChurchKurt Carr Project - A smorgasbord of musical stylings all blended together seamlesly with traditional gospel and R&B.
Hero Kirk Franklin's debut album on his own label delivers.
The Sound Winner of best gospel performance at the 2009 grammys
Healing - Live in Detroitnamed the Traditional Gospel Album of the Year in 2000.
Shine On MeThe Shady Grove Band - close harmonies and impassioned gospel.
Glory! It's the … A nearly fogrgotten collection of the finest Staples Sisters gospel music
American Primitive Vol. 1: Raw Pre-War Gospel An awesome collection of rare and raw early gospel recordings.
Live From Another Level and album of cutting edge, moving gospel.
Return A forceful and r&b infused album.
I Need an AngelRuben Studdard - soulful second album from the American Idol alum
Goodbye, Babylon An anthology of old-time music.
Home Once Again: Live in DetroitTwinkie Clark - With an appearance by the clark sisters this is a confident album from Twinkie
Get Right With God: Hot Gospel A collection of fringe gospel artists who originally recorded between the '40s and '50s
Warriors On the Battlefield: a Cappella Trailblazers A record full of grand close harmony singing.
Slide Guitar Gospel The complete works of Rev Utah Smith and Rev. Lonnie Farris.
Her Very Best Highlights from four of her previous albums showcase some of her best work.