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The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time

Updated November 30, 2018 1.2k votes 271 voters 7.4k views

List RulesThis 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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  • 1
    A Hard Road is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    ArtistJohn Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, John Mayall

    TracksLiving Alone, A Hard Road, The Supernatural

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    Blues Breakers with Eric Clapt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    Crusade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    ArtistJohn Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, John Mayall

    TracksStand Back Baby, Man of Stone, Streamline

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    Blues From Laurel Canyon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time

    ArtistJohn Mayall

    TracksReady to Ride, First Time Alone, Long Gone Midnight

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    Bare Wires is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    ArtistJohn Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, John Mayall

    TracksFire, Look in the Mirror, Killing Time

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    The Blues Alone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time

    ArtistJohn Mayall

    TracksPlease Don't Tell, Cancelling Out, Marsha's Mood

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    Wake Up Call is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    USA Union is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    ArtistJohn Mayall

    TracksDeep Blue Sea, Nature's Disappearing, Off The Road

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    Spinning Coin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    Back to the Roots is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time

    ArtistJohn Mayall

    TracksLooking at Tomorrow, Prisons on the Road, Unanswered Questions

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    Stories is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    Stories

    2002
  • 12
    Road Dogs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    Tough is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    Tough

    2009

    ArtistJohn Mayall

    TracksTough Times Ahead, Slow Train to Nowhere, Playing With a Losing Hand

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    Empty Rooms is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    ArtistJohn Mayall

    TracksPeople Cling Together, Don't Pick A Flower, Counting The Days

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  • 15
    Chicago Line is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    Talk About That is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    Talk About That

    2016

    ArtistJohn Mayall

    ProducerJohn Mayall & Eric Corne

    Tracks11 Cuts

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    Padlock on The Blues is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    A Sense of Place is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    Find A Way To Care is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    Find A Way To Care

    2015

    ArtistJohn

    ProducerJohn Mayall

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    Blues for the Lost Days is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    Blues for the Lost Days

    1997

    ArtistJohn Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, John Mayall

    TracksSen-say-shun, You Are for Real, It Ain't Safe

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    Memories is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    John Mayall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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    A Special Life 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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    A Banquet in Blues is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best John Mayall Albums of All Time
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