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

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

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October Road is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time

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Hourglass is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time
Hourglass 1997

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In the Pocket is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time

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New Moon Shine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time

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One Man Dog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time

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That's Why I'm Here is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time

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Walking Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time

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Never Die Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time

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Flag is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time
Flag 1979

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James Taylor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time

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Before This World is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time
Kaylyn Zoe added Before This World 2015

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Dad Loves His Work is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time

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James Taylor at Christmas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time

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A Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time

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Covers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time
Covers 2008

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Other Covers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best James Taylor Albums of All Time