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The Best Gospel Albums of All Time  

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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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Aretha Franklin started singing in the church as a child, gospel music is her most natural form.
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A two CD set filled with so many songs of praise.
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The Gospel Music Association named God's Property the Dove Awards Urban Album of the Year in 1998.
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A rather exhaustive compilation of gospel greats which has  some of the finest religious close-harmonies ever.
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A vibrant album of high praise.
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Mary Mary
A modern take on gospel that feature guest appearances by Destiny's Child.
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Yolanda Adams
An album often criticised and overlooked due t its more mainstream tendencies but nevertheless, great.
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Kirk Franklin
One of the top performers in urban gospel his albums never disappoint.
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Five Blind Boys of Alabama
a great calssic album from these gospel "boys"
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Winner of the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
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Al Green
a powerful and reverent album from master Al Green
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Journey to the Sky is  collection of Dixie Hummingbird recordings from 1946-1950, 
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Coates has a magical, strong voice that could push gospel to the limits.
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Kirk Franklin's debut album on his own label delivers.
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A compilation of some of the finest gospel groups of the quartet heyday.
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Winner of best gospel performance at the 2009 grammys
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Kurt Carr Project
A smorgasbord of musical stylings all blended together seamlesly with traditional gospel and R&B.
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A forceful and r&b infused album.
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named the Traditional Gospel Album of the Year in 2000.
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An album full of sass an gusto
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A nearly fogrgotten collection of the finest Staples Sisters gospel music
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What If We Were Real is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gospel Albums of All Time
Mandisa
Great lyrics punctuate upbeat songs and hearty ballads.
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and album of cutting edge, moving gospel.
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Twinkie Clark
With an appearance by the clark sisters this is a confident album from Twinkie
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The Shady Grove Band
close harmonies and impassioned gospel.