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Albums The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time  

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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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132 25
A1A is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
1974

2
84 15
Living and Dying in 3/4 Time is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

3
79 16
Son of a Son of a Sailor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

4
75 15
Havana Daydreamin' is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

5
71 15
Volcano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
1979

6
77 20
A White Sport Coat and a Pink ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

7
67 15
Fruitcakes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
1994

8
60 12
Coconut Telegraph is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

9
54 10
One Particular Harbour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

10
54 14
Barometer Soup is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

11
33 5
Changes in Latitudes, Changes ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes 1977

12
45 14
Last Mango in Paris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

13
52 20
Banana Wind is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

14
47 23
License to Chill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

15
39 18
Floridays is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
1986

16
30 13
Take the Weather With You is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

17
30 13
Somewhere Over China is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

18
30 14
Far Side of the World is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

19
31 19
Off to See the Lizard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

20
26 15
Riddles in the Sand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

21
26 16
Hot Water is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
1988

22
31 21
Beach House on the Moon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

23
27 19
Buffet Hotel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

24
24 17
High Cumberland Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

25
26 19
Christmas Island is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

26
19 14
Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

27
24 20
Songs From St. Somewhere is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

28
1 2
'Tis the SeaSon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
'Tis the SeaSon 2016

29
8 11
Rancho Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

30
15 21
Don't Stop the Carnival is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

31
6 11
Calaloo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time
1998