Rock The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time  

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

The Indiana-born singer/songwriter and Heartland rocker was an unlikely candidate to become an 1980s icon, a simple Midwestern guy in the otherwise flashy MTV era. Nonetheless, he had his first hit studio album with American Fool (1982), released as John Cougar, followed by Uh-Huh (1983), under the moniker John Cougar Mellencamp. 

If you want to know the best John Mellencamp album of all time, or the top John Mellencamp albums, this list will answer your questions. Examples include Scarecrow (1985) and Nothin' Matters and What If It Did (1980). These popular John Mellencamp CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time
Scarecrow 1985

2
69 23
The Lonesome Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

3
62 20
Uh-huh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time
Uh-huh 1983

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53 23
American Fool is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

5
37 17
Human Wheels is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

6
40 21
Whenever We Wanted is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

7
31 17
Big Daddy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time
Big Daddy 1989

8
29 17
Mr. Happy Go Lucky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

9
26 17
John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

10
27 18
John Cougar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

11
20 12
Freedom's Road is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

12
23 15
Nothin' Matters and What If It... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

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14 7
Plain Spoken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time
Plain Spoken 2014

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22 15
Dance Naked is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

15
24 17
Life, Death, Love and Freedom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

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18 13
No Better Than This is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

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13 10
Trouble No More is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

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12 14
Cuttin' Heads is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

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2 3
Sad Clowns & Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time
Sad Clowns & Hillbillies 2017

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9 11
A Biography is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

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10 13
Rough Harvest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

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9 12
The Kid Inside is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time

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7 13
Chestnut Street Incident is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best John Mellencamp Albums of All Time