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The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 937 votes 235 voters 6.2k views 22 items

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John Hiatt is known to many as one of the great singer/songwriters in American music history, and this is a crowd-voted list of the best John Hiatt albums, including pictures of the album covers. Hiatt has had a long, chequered career, and interestingly found his biggest success mid-career. He has also managed to maintain a level of quality in his later years that most songwriters would kill for, making this list quite the interesting ranking. This John Hiatt discography is ranked from best to worst by your votes, so the top John Hiatt albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included John Hiatt singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest John Hiatt 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 John Hiatt album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best John Hiatt album of all time?" or "What are the top John Hiatt albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The American singer and songwriter first started back in 1972, and gained serious notoriety in the time since. His career has spanned decades, with over 20 albums in various genres, such as blues, folk, and country. Some of his most popular albums include Stolen Moments, Mystic Pinball, and Slow Turning

Share your opinion below by voting up your favorite albums from John Hiatt, and voting any down that you feel shouldn't be near the top. This way, we can all rank his albums starting from the very best.

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Slow Turning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (1988); Tracks: Feels Like Rain, Is Anybody There? & It'll Come to You

Producer: Glyn Johns

Length (mins): 00:49:05

Genres (Music): Rock music

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Bring the Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (1987); Tracks: Alone in the Dark, Have a Little Faith in Me & Lipstick Sunset

Length (mins): 00:45:34

Genres (Music): Rock music, Americana, Soft rock, Heartland rock

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Walk On is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (1995); Tracks: Good as She Could Be, I Can't Wait & The River Knows Your Name

Length (mins): 01:08:57

Label: Capitol Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk rock, Heartland rock

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Stolen Moments is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (1990); Tracks: Seven Little Indians, The Rest of the Dream & Through Your Hands

Producer: Glyn Johns

Length (mins): 00:53:00

Genres (Music): Rock music

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Perfectly Good Guitar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (1993); Tracks: Angel, Blue Telescope & Something Wild

Length (mins): 00:52:51

Genres (Music): Rock music

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Crossing Muddy Waters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (2000); Tracks: What Do We Do Now, Take It Down & Lincoln Town

Length (mins): 00:38:02

Genres (Music): Rock music

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Dirty Jeans and Mudslide... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (2011); Tracks: 'Til I Get My Lovin' Back, Hold on for Your Love & When New York Had Her Heart Broke

Genres (Music): Rock music

8
The Tiki Bar Is Open is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (2001); Tracks: Rock of Your Love, Something Broken & Come Home to You

Producer: Jay Joyce

Length (mins): 00:44:55

Genres (Music): Rock music

9
Beneath This Gruff Exter... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt & The Goners (2003); Tracks: Circle Back, My Dog and Me & Uncommon Connection

Genres (Music): Rock music

10
Master of Disaster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (2005); Tracks: Old School, Love's Not Where We Thought We Left It & Cold River

Producer: Jim Dickinson

Length (mins): 00:50:32

Genres (Music): Rock music

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Riding With the King is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (2000); Tracks: Say It With Flowers, Love Like Blood & I Don't Even Try

Producer: Nick Lowe

Genres (Music): Rock music

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Mystic Pinball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (2012); Tracks: I Know How to Lose You, I Just Don't Know What to Say & Give It Up

Label: New West Records

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Terms of My Surrender is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
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Little Head is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (1997); Tracks: Feelin' Again, Runaway & My Sweet Girl

Length (mins): 00:43:06

Genres (Music): Rock music

15
The Open Road is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (2010); Tracks: Go Down Swingin', Homeland & Carry You Back Home

Genres (Music): Rock music

16
Warming Up to the Ice Ag... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (1985); Tracks: Number One Honest Game, Living a Little & Laughing a Little

Producer: Norbert Putnam

Length (mins): 00:39:00

Genres (Music): Rock music

17
Slug Line is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (1979); Tracks: You're My Love Interest, (No More) Dancin' In the Street & Washable Ink

Producer: Denny Bruce

Length (mins): 00:39:04

Genres (Music): Rock music

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Same Old Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (2008); Tracks: What Love Can Do, Hurt My Baby & Let's Give This Love a Try

Genres (Music): Rock music

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Two Bit Monsters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (1980); Tracks: Good Girl, Bad World & String Pull Job

Producer: Denny Bruce

Genres (Music): Rock music

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All of a Sudden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (1982); Tracks: The Walking Dead, Overnight Story & I Could Use an Angel

Producer: Tony Visconti

Genres (Music): Rock music

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Hangin Around the Observ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (1974); Tracks: Wild-Eyed Gypsies, Ocean & Rose

Length (mins): 00:38:03

Label: Epic Records

Genres (Music): Rock music

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Overcoats is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
By John Hiatt (1975); Tracks: I'm Tired of Your Stuff, Down Home & Distance

Label: Epic Records

Genres (Music): Rock music