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James Taylor is one of the best singer/songwriters of all time. List of the best James Taylor albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This James Taylor discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top James Taylor albums can be found at the top of the list. The 1970s were a boon period for singer/songwriters, and Taylor very much led the pack, particularly with his seminal 1970 album Sweet Baby James. It contained his original hit, "Fire and Rain." He's continued making new music well into the 2000s. 

To make it easier for you to pick your favorites, we haven't included James Taylor singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest James Taylor 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 James Taylor album, vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the Best James Taylor album of all time, this list will answer your questions. It features JT, Mud Slime and the Blue Horizon, as well as A Christmas AlbumJames Taylor at Christmas, and more. This list of popular James Taylor CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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Sweet Baby James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1970

Artist: James Taylor

Producer: Peter Asher

Tracks: Sweet Baby James, Steamroller, Country Road, Blossom, Anywhere Like Heaven, + more

Length (mins): 00:31:54

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Country, Folk music

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Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Ho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1971

Artist: James Taylor

Tracks: Soldiers, You’ve Got a Friend, Hey Mister, That's Me Up on the Jukebox, Machine Gun Kelly, + more

Genres (Music): Rock music, Acoustic music

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JT is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1977

Artist: James Taylor

Tracks: Terra Nova, I Was Only Telling a Lie, Handy Man, There We Are, Secret o’ Life, + more

Length (mins): 00:38:02

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Adult contemporary music, Folk rock, Soft rock, + more

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Gorilla is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1975

Artist: James Taylor

Producer: Russ Titelman, Lenny Waronker

Tracks: Angry Blues, Wandering, I Was a Fool to Care, Gorilla, How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You), + more

Length (mins): 00:39:04

Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk music, Easy listening

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