The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

List Rules
This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

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
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    1974
    • Length (mins): 00:36:24
    • Genres (Music): Country, Gulf and western
  • Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
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    Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

    1977
      • Length (mins): 00:39:10
      • Genres (Music): Country, Gulf and western
      • Length (mins): 00:34:41
      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western
      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western
      • Genres (Music): Country, Gulf and western
    • Volcano
      7
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      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western
      • Length (mins): 00:40:54
      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western
      • Length (mins): 00:33:29
      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western
    • Fruitcakes
      10
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      • Length (mins): 01:01:52
      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western
    • Barometer Soup
      11
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      • Length (mins): 00:54:41
      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western
      • Length (mins): 00:36:45
      • Genres (Music): Country, Gulf and western
    • Floridays
      13
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      • Length (mins): 00:46:21
      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Country, Gulf and western
    • Banana Wind
      14
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      • Length (mins): 01:07:51
      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western
      • Length (mins): 00:33:53
      • Genres (Music): Country, Gulf and western
      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western
      • Length (mins): 00:57:43
      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western
      • Length (mins): 00:57:20
      • Genres (Music): Country
      • Genres (Music): Country, Pop music, Soft rock, Beach music
      • Length (mins): 00:35:49
      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western
    • Hot Water
      21
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      • Length (mins): 00:47:19
      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western
      • Length (mins): 00:55:57
      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western
    • Down to Earth
      23
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      • Label: Varèse Vintage Records
      • Genres (Music): Folk rock
      • Length (mins): 00:43:44
      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western
      • Length (mins): 01:05:29
      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western