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The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time

Updated May 29, 2018 3.2k votes 600 voters 15.3k views

List RulesThis 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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  • 1
    198
    51

    A1A

    1974

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksDallas, Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season, A Pirate Looks at Forty

    Length (mins)00:36:24

    Genres (Music)Country, Gulf and western

  • 2
    153
    29

    Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

    1977
  • 3

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksDefying Gravity, Something So Feminine About a Mandolin, Kick It in Second Wind

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Gulf and western

  • 4

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksRailroad Lady, Cuban Crime of Passion, I Have Found Me a Home

    Genres (Music)Country, Gulf and western

  • 5

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksRingling, Ringling, Ballad of Spider John

    Length (mins)00:39:10

    Genres (Music)Country, Gulf and western

  • 6

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksThe Last Line, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Coast of Marseilles

    Length (mins)00:34:41

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Gulf and western

  • 7
    112
    40

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksLady I Can't Explain, Volcano, Sending The Old Man Home

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Gulf and western

  • 8

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksDistantly In Love, Twelve Volt Man, California Promises

    Length (mins)00:40:54

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Gulf and western

  • 9

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksThe Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful, Little Miss Magic

    Length (mins)00:33:29

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Gulf and western

  • 10

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksPlease Bypass This Heart, Frank and Lola, Beyond the End

    Length (mins)00:36:45

    Genres (Music)Country, Gulf and western

  • 11
    80
    27

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksYou'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

  • 12
    94
    40

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksFrenchman for the Night, Love in the Library, She's Got You

    Length (mins)01:01:52

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Gulf and western

  • 13

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksBallad of Skip Wiley, Blue Heaven Rendezvous, Don't Chu-Know

    Length (mins)00:54:41

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Gulf and western

  • 14
    78
    34

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksDesdemona's Building a Rocket Ship, School Boy Heart, Cultural Infidel

    Length (mins)01:07:51

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Gulf and western

  • 15

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksCome to the Moon, Love in Decline, La Vie Dansante

    Length (mins)00:33:53

    Genres (Music)Country, Gulf and western

  • 16

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksTake Another Road, I Wish Lunch Could Last Forever, Boomerang Love

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Gulf and western

  • 17

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksWindow on the World, Trip Around the Sun, Conky Tonkin'

    Length (mins)00:57:20

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 18

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksReggabilly Hill, Wheel Inside the Wheel, Bama Breeze

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

  • 19

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksWhere'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
    43
    29

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksHomemade Music, My Barracuda, L'Air de la Louisiane

    Length (mins)00:47:19

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Gulf and western

  • 21

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksBlue Guitar, Last Man Standing, Mademoiselle (Voulez Vous Danser)

    Length (mins)00:57:43

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Gulf and western

  • 22

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksWaiting 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

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksAin't He a Genius, Turnaboout, The Misionary

    LabelVarèse Vintage Records

    Genres (Music)Folk rock

  • 24
    36
    30

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    Genres (Music)Pop rock

  • 25

    ArtistJimmy Buffett

    TracksI Wave Bye Bye, I Want To Go Back To Cartagena (Bonus Track) [with Fanny Lu], Einstein Was a Surfer

    Genres (Music)Soft rock, Country pop