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The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 1.1k votes 242 voters 6.6k views22 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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  • 1
    Bring the Family is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time

    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    TracksAlone 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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    Slow Turning is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
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    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    ProducerGlyn Johns

    TracksFeels Like Rain, Is Anybody There?, It'll Come to You

    Length (mins)00:49:05

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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    Walk On is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
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    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    TracksGood as She Could Be, I Can't Wait, The River Knows Your Name

    Length (mins)01:08:57

    LabelCapitol 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

    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    ProducerGlyn Johns

    TracksSeven Little Indians, The Rest of the Dream, Through Your Hands

    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

    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    TracksAngel, 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

    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    TracksWhat 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 Hymns is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time

    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    Tracks'Til I Get My Lovin' Back, Hold on for Your Love, When New York Had Her Heart Broke

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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    The Tiki Bar Is Open is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time

    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    ProducerJay Joyce

    TracksRock of Your Love, Something Broken, Come Home to You

    Length (mins)00:44:55

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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    Master of Disaster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time

    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    ProducerJim Dickinson

    TracksOld School, Love's Not Where We Thought We Left It, Cold River

    Length (mins)00:50:32

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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    Beneath This Gruff Exterior is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time

    ArtistJohn Hiatt & The Goners

    TracksCircle Back, My Dog and Me, Uncommon Connection

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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    Mystic Pinball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time

    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    TracksI Know How to Lose You, I Just Don't Know What to Say, Give It Up

    LabelNew West Records

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    Riding With the King is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time

    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    ProducerNick Lowe

    TracksSay It With Flowers, Love Like Blood, I Don't Even Try

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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    The Open Road is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time

    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    TracksGo Down Swingin', Homeland, Carry You Back Home

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 14
    Terms of My Surrender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
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    Little Head is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
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    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    TracksFeelin' Again, Runaway, My Sweet Girl

    Length (mins)00:43:06

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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    Warming Up to the Ice Age is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time

    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    ProducerNorbert Putnam

    TracksNumber One Honest Game, Living a Little, Laughing a Little

    Length (mins)00:39:00

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 17
    Same Old Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time

    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    TracksWhat Love Can Do, Hurt My Baby, Let's Give This Love a Try

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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    Slug Line is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
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    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    ProducerDenny Bruce

    TracksYou're My Love Interest, (No More) Dancin' In the Street, Washable Ink

    Length (mins)00:39:04

    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

    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    ProducerDenny Bruce

    TracksGood Girl, Bad World, String Pull Job

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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    Overcoats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time
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    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    TracksI'm Tired of Your Stuff, Down Home, Distance

    LabelEpic Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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    All of a Sudden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time

    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    ProducerTony Visconti

    TracksThe Walking Dead, Overnight Story, I Could Use an Angel

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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    Hangin Around the Observatory/ is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time

    ArtistJohn Hiatt

    TracksWild-Eyed Gypsies, Ocean, Rose

    Length (mins)00:38:03

    LabelEpic Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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