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The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time 

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Updated May 29, 2018 2.6k votes 481 voters 13.3k views

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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1974); Tracks: Dallas, Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season & A Pirate Looks at Forty

Length (mins): 00:36:24

Genres (Music): Country, Gulf and western

2
A White Sport Coat and a... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1973); Tracks: Railroad Lady, Cuban Crime of Passion & I Have Found Me a Home

Genres (Music): Country, Gulf and western

3
Living and Dying in 3/4 ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1974); Tracks: Ringling, Ringling & Ballad of Spider John

Length (mins): 00:39:10

Genres (Music): Country, Gulf and western

4
Son of a Son of a Sailor... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1978); Tracks: The Last Line, Cheeseburger in Paradise & Coast of Marseilles

Length (mins): 00:34:41

Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western

5
Havana Daydreamin' is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1976); Tracks: Defying Gravity, Something So Feminine About a Mandolin & Kick It in Second Wind

Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western

6
Changes in Latitudes, Ch... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
7
Volcano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1979); Tracks: Lady I Can't Explain, Volcano & Sending The Old Man Home

Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western

8
Coconut Telegraph is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1981); Tracks: The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful & Little Miss Magic

Length (mins): 00:33:29

Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western

9
One Particular Harbour ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1983); Tracks: Distantly In Love, Twelve Volt Man & California Promises

Length (mins): 00:40:54

Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western

10
Fruitcakes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1994); Tracks: Frenchman for the Night, Love in the Library & She's Got You

Length (mins): 01:01:52

Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western

11
Barometer Soup is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1995); Tracks: Ballad of Skip Wiley, Blue Heaven Rendezvous & Don't Chu-Know

Length (mins): 00:54:41

Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western

12
Last Mango in Paris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1985); Tracks: Please Bypass This Heart, Frank and Lola & Beyond the End

Length (mins): 00:36:45

Genres (Music): Country, Gulf and western

13
Floridays is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1986); Tracks: You'll Never Work In Dis Bidness Again, Creola & No Plane on Sunday

Length (mins): 00:46:21

Genres (Music): Rock music, Country, Gulf and western

14
Banana Wind is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1996); Tracks: Desdemona's Building a Rocket Ship, School Boy Heart & Cultural Infidel

Length (mins): 01:07:51

Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western

15
License to Chill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (2004); Tracks: Window on the World, Trip Around the Sun & Conky Tonkin'

Length (mins): 00:57:20

Genres (Music): Country

16
Off to See the Lizard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1989); Tracks: Take Another Road, I Wish Lunch Could Last Forever & Boomerang Love

Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western

17
Riddles in the Sand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1984); Tracks: Come to the Moon, Love in Decline & La Vie Dansante

Length (mins): 00:33:53

Genres (Music): Country, Gulf and western

18
Far Side of the World is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (2002); Tracks: Blue Guitar, Last Man Standing & Mademoiselle (Voulez Vous Danser)

Length (mins): 00:57:43

Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western

19
Somewhere Over China is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1982); Tracks: Where's the Party, Lip Service & It's Midnight and I'm Not Famous Yet

Length (mins): 00:35:49

Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western

20
Take the Weather With Yo... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (2006); Tracks: Reggabilly Hill, Wheel Inside the Wheel & Bama Breeze

Genres (Music): Country, Pop music, Soft rock, Beach music

21
Hot Water is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1988); Tracks: Homemade Music, My Barracuda & L'Air de la Louisiane

Length (mins): 00:47:19

Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western

22
Beach House on the Moon ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1999); Tracks: Waiting for the Next Explosion, Permanent Reminder of a Temporary Feeling & Flesh and Bone

Length (mins): 00:55:57

Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western

23
Buffet Hotel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

Genres (Music): Pop rock

24
Christmas Island is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1996); Tracks: Christmas Island, Up on the House Top & Merry Christmas

Length (mins): 00:43:44

Genres (Music): Rock music, Gulf and western

25
Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Buffett (1970); Tracks: Ain't He a Genius, Turnaboout & The Misionary

Label: Varèse Vintage Records

Genres (Music): Folk rock