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The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time 

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Updated June 21, 2018 1k votes 309 voters 4.6k views 20 items

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

Joe Jackson is regarded by many as one of the great English musicians of his time, with a series of hit albums and singles. Here, you can check out a complete list of the best Joe Jackson albums, including every studio album along with pictures of the album covers when available. This Joe Jackson discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Joe Jackson albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Joe Jackson singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Joe Jackson album isn't high enough on the list, then 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 Joe Jackson album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Joe Jackson album of all time?" or "What are the top Joe Jackson albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Joe Jackson explored a range of music styles throughout his career, including jazz, ska, new wave, punk, and more. He's even received numerous Grammy Award nominations for his music. Some of his most notable albums include Big World and Night and Day.

This list of popular Joe Jackson albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You can share your opinion by voting up the albums you think are best, while voting any down if you feel they should be lower on the list.

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Night and Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
By Joe Jackson (1982); Tracks: T.V. Age, Target & Chinatown

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, New Wave, Soft rock

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Look Sharp! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
By Joe Jackson (1979); Tracks: Is She Really Going Out With Him?, (Do the) Instant Mash & One More Time

Producer: David Kershenbaum

Length (mins): 00:36:32

Genres (Music): New Wave, Punk rock, Ska, Post-punk

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Body and Soul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
By Joe Jackson (1984); Tracks: Not Here, Not Now & Heart of Ice

Genres (Music): Rock music, New Wave, Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz

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Big World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
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I'm the Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
By Joe Jackson (1979); Tracks: Friday, It’s Different for Girls & I’m the Man

Genres (Music): New Wave

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Blaze of Glory is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
By Joe Jackson (1989); Tracks: Sentimental Thing, Nineteen Forever & Acropolis Now

Length (mins): 00:57:20

Genres (Music): Rock music

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Beat Crazy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
By Joe Jackson Band (1980); Tracks: Mad At You, Battleground & Biology

Length (mins): 00:45:43

Genres (Music): New Wave

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Jumpin' Jive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
By Joe Jackson (1981); Tracks: Tuxedo Junction, Jumpin' With Symphony Sid & San Francisco Fan

Genres (Music): Jazz, Swing music, Jump blues, Swing revival

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Laughter & Lust is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
By Joe Jackson (1991); Tracks: The Other Me, Stranger Than Fiction & Oh Well

Length (mins): 00:51:40

Genres (Music): Rock music, New Wave, Pop rock, Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz

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Rain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
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Fast Forward is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
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Volume 4 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
By Joe Jackson Band (2003); Tracks: Is She Really Going Out With Him?, Fairy Dust & Love at First Light

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, New Wave

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Night and Day II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
By Joe Jackson (2000); Tracks: Why (feat. Sussan Deyhim), Hell of a Town & Stranger Than You

Length (mins): 00:46:23

Genres (Music): Rock music

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Will Power is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
By Joe Jackson (1987); Tracks: Will Power (instrumental), Solitude & Nocturne (instrumental)

Length (mins): 00:42:21

Genres (Music): Rock music, Classical music

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Night Music is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
By Joe Jackson (1994); Tracks: Flying, Sea of Secrets & Nocturne No. 1

Length (mins): 00:48:26

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Classical music

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Mike's Murder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
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The Duke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
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Heaven & Hell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
By Joe Jackson (1997); Tracks: Prelude, Passacaglia / A Bud and a Slice (feat. vocal: Brad Roberts & Judy LeClair) & The Bridge

Length (mins): 00:50:38

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Classical music

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Symphony No. 1 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time
By Joe Jackson (1999); Tracks: First Movement, Fast Movement & Slow Movement

Genres (Music): Classical music

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Tucker: The Man and His ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Joe Jackson Albums of All Time