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List of the best Jimmy Buffett albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Jimmy Buffett discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Jimmy Buffett albums can be found at the top of the list. The big breakthrough for Buffet and his Coral Reefer Band came in 1977 with the album Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, highlighted by its signature song, "Margaritaville." Since then the laid-back, island-loving soft rocker has spawned a legion of "Parrotheads" - the nickname given to his hardcore fans. 

To make voting for your favorite records easier for you, we haven't included Jimmy Buffett singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Jimmy Buffett album isn't high enough on the list, 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 Jimmy Buffett album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Jimmy Buffett album of all time, this list will answer your questions. Examples include Banana Wind, Christmas Island, Take the Weather With You, and License to Chill. This list of popular Jimmy Buffett CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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A1A is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
A1A 1974

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76 13
Living and Dying in 3/4 Time is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

3
65 14
Son of a Son of a Sailor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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66 15
Havana Daydreamin' is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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58 11
Volcano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
Volcano 1979

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65 18
A White Sport Coat and a Pink ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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50 10
Coconut Telegraph is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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54 13
Fruitcakes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
Fruitcakes 1994

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44 8
One Particular Harbour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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47 12
Barometer Soup is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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45 18
Banana Wind is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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37 13
Last Mango in Paris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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33 15
Floridays is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
Floridays 1986

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26 11
Take the Weather With You is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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39 23
License to Chill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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27 14
Far Side of the World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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24 12
Somewhere Over China is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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Off to See the Lizard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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23 14
Hot Water is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
Hot Water 1988

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21 14
Riddles in the Sand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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26 19
Beach House on the Moon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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Changes in Latitudes, Changes ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes 1977

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23 19
Christmas Island is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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22 18
Buffet Hotel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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18 16
High Cumberland Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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14 14
Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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Songs From St. Somewhere is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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'Tis the SeaSon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
'Tis the SeaSon 2016

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14 17
Don't Stop the Carnival is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

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5 9
Calaloo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
Calaloo 1998

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5 11
Rancho Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time