The Best Jackson Browne Albums of All Time 

Updated November 22, 2019 2.3k votes 667 voters 14.5k views 13 items

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Jackson Browne is one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time and one of the best male singers of the soft rock era. List of the best Jackson Browne albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Jackson Browne discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Jackson Browne albums can be found at the top of the list. The Hall of Fame musician first garnered national attention in the 1970s, along with other bands and musicians from the Los Angeles music scene. In fact, he co-wrote the song "Take It Easy" with The Eagles's Glenn Frey - Browne's version appeared on his 1973 album For Everyman

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Jackson Browne singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Jackson Browne 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 Jackson Browne album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Jackson Browne album of all time, this list will answer your questions. It features albums like Running on Empty, Late for the Sky, The Pretender, and For Everyman. This list of popular Jackson Browne CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

Late for the Sky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jackson Browne Albums of All Time
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1. Late for the Sky
2. Fountain of Sorrow
3. Farther On
4. The Late Show
5. The Road and the Sky
6. For a Dancer
7. Walking Slow
8. Before the Deluge

Release Date: 1974

Artist: Jackson Browne

Producer: Al Schmitt, Jackson Browne

Tracks: Walking Slow, For a Dancer, Before the Deluge, + more

Length (mins): 00:41:23

Genres (Music): Rock music

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The Pretender is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jackson Browne Albums of All Time
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1. The Fuse
2. Your Bright Baby Blues
3. Linda Paloma
4. Here Come Those Tears Again
5. The Only Child
6. Daddy's Tune
7. Sleep's Dark and Silent Gate
8. The Pretender

Release Date: 1976

Artist: Jackson Browne

Producer: Jackson Browne, Jon Landau

Tracks: The Fuse, The Only Child, Here Come Those Tears Again, + more

Length (mins): 00:35:30

Genres (Music): Rock music

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For Everyman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jackson Browne Albums of All Time
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1. Take It Easy
2. Our Lady of the Well
3. Colors of the Sun
4. I Thought I Was a Child
5. These Days
6. Redneck Friend
7. The Times You've Come
8. Ready or Not
9. Sing My Songs to Me
10. For Everyman

Release Date: 1973

Artist: Jackson Browne

Producer: Jackson Browne

Tracks: Red Neck Friend, Take It Easy, The Times You've Come, + more

Length (mins): 00:41:08

Genres (Music): Rock music

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Running on Empty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jackson Browne Albums of All Time
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1. Running on Empty
2. The Road
3. Rosie
4. You Love the Thunder
5. Cocaine
6. Shaky Town
7. Love Needs a Heart
8. Nothing but Time
9. The Load-Out
10. Stay

Release Date: 1977

Artist: Jackson Browne

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