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The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time 

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Updated November 30, 2018 958 votes 258 voters 6.8k views

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

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

If you want to know, "What is the Best John Mayall album of all time?" or "What are the top John Mayall albums?" then this list will answer your questions. John Mayall released a great deal of albums throughout his long and prolific career. Both as a solo artist and with his band the Blues Breakers, John Mayall can easily be considered one of the best blues musicians. List contains albums like A Hard Road and Bare Wires.

This list of popular John Mayall CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Share your opinion by voting up your favorite albums below and voting down any you don't think should be at the top. 

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Blues Breakers with Eric... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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A Hard Road is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
By John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and John Mayall (1967); Tracks: Living Alone, A Hard Road & The Supernatural
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Blues From Laurel Canyon... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
By John Mayall (1968); Tracks: Ready to Ride, First Time Alone & Long Gone Midnight
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Crusade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
By John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and John Mayall (1967); Tracks: Stand Back Baby, Man of Stone & Streamline
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Bare Wires is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
By John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and John Mayall (1968); Tracks: Fire, Look in the Mirror & Killing Time
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Wake Up Call is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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Back to the Roots is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
By John Mayall (1971); Tracks: Looking at Tomorrow, Prisons on the Road & Unanswered Questions
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The Blues Alone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
By John Mayall (1967); Tracks: Please Don't Tell, Cancelling Out & Marsha's Mood
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USA Union is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
By John Mayall (1970); Tracks: Deep Blue Sea, Nature's Disappearing & Off The Road
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Spinning Coin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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Stories is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
Stories
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Empty Rooms is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
By John Mayall (1969); Tracks: People Cling Together, Don't Pick A Flower & Counting The Days
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Chicago Line is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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Tough is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
By John Mayall (2009); Tracks: Tough Times Ahead, Slow Train to Nowhere & Playing With a Losing Hand
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Padlock on The Blues is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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Road Dogs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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A Special Life is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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John Mayall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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A Sense of Place is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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Talk About That is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
Blueox added Talk About That

Producer: John Mayall & Eric Corne

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Find A Way To Care is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
Blueox added Find A Way To Care

Producer: John Mayall

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Blues for the Lost Days ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
Blueox added Blues for the Lost Days By John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and John Mayall (1997); Tracks: Sen-say-shun, You Are for Real & It Ain't Safe
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A Hard Core Package is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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Thru the Years is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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Ten Years Are Gone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
By John Mayall (1973); Tracks: Harmonica Free Form, Good Looking Stranger & Dark of the Night