Albums The Best Joe Satriani Albums of All Time  

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Joe Satriani is one of the best guitar players of all time. List of the best Joe Satriani albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Joe Satriani discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Joe Satriani albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Joe Satriani singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Joe Satriani 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 Satriani album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Joe Satriani album of all time?" or "What are the top Joe Satriani albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Throughout his long career, Joe Satriani has released a range of great albums, boasting his guitar skills, not to mention other instruments—as he's a talented multi-instrumentalist. This complete is list made up of albums like The Extremist and Surfing With the Alien, among the rest of Joe Satriani's studio albums. 

This list of popular Joe Satriani albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Cast a vote for your favorite albums below to help rank the best albums from best to worst (or next best). 

Surfing With the Alien is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Joe Satriani Albums of All Time
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1. Surfing with the Alien
2. Ice 9
3. Crushing Day
4. Always with Me, Always with You
5. Satch Boogie
6. Hill of the Skull
7. Circles
8. Lords of Karma
9. Midnight
10. Echo

Release Date: 1987

Artist: Joe Satriani

Producer: Joe Satriani, John Cuniberti

Tracks: Satch Boogie, Ice 9, Midnight, Circles, Always With Me, + more

Length (mins): 00:37:44

Genres (Music): Hard rock, Instrumental rock

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The Extremist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Joe Satriani Albums of All Time
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1. Friends
2. The Extremist
3. War
4. Cryin'
5. Rubina's Blue Sky Happiness
6. Summer Song
7. Tears in the Rain
8. Why
9. Motorcycle Driver
10. New Blues

Release Date: 1992

Artist: Joe Satriani

Producer: Andy Johns, Joe Satriani, John Cuniberti

Tracks: Friends, New Blues, Summer Song, Why, Rubina's Blue Sky Happiness, + more

Length (mins): 00:47:58

Genres (Music): Instrumental rock

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Crystal Planet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Joe Satriani Albums of All Time
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1. Up in the Sky
2. House Full of Bullets
3. Crystal Planet
4. Love Thing
5. Trundrumbalind
6. Lights of Heaven
7. Raspberry Jam Delta-v
8. Ceremony
9. With Jupiter in Mind
10. Secret Prayer
11. A Train of Angels
12. A Piece of Liquid
13. Psycho Monkey
14. Time
15. Z.Z.'s Song

Release Date: 1998

Artist: Joe Satriani

Producer: Mike Fraser

Tracks: Trundrumbalind, Lights of Heaven, With Jupiter in Mind, Love Thing, House Full of Bullets, + more

Length (mins): 01:07:46

Label: Epic Records

Genres (Music): Instrumental rock

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Flying in a Blue Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Joe Satriani Albums of All Time
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1. Flying in a Blue Dream
2. The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing
3. Can't Slow Down
4. Headless
5. Strange
6. I Believe
7. One Big Rush
8. Big Bad Moon
9. The Feeling
10. The Phone Call
11. Day at the Beach (New Rays from an Ancient Sun)
12. Back to Shalla-Bal
13. Ride
14. The Forgotten (Part One)
15. The Forgotten (Part Two)
16. The Bells of Lal (Part One)
17. The Bells of Lal (Part Two)
18. Into the Light

Release Date: 1989

Artist: Joe Satriani

Producer: Joe Satriani, John Cuniberti

Tracks: The Bells of Lal, Part 1, The Phone Call, Headless, The Bells of Lal, + more

Length (mins): 01:04:58

Genres (Music): Rock music, Hard rock, Instrumental rock

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