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

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Naked City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Naked City John Zorn

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Harras is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Harras John Zorn, Derek Bailey, William Parker

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Kristallnacht is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Kristallnacht John Zorn

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Masada Guitars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Yankees is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Yankees John Zorn, George Lewis, Derek Bailey

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Deadly Weapons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Deadly Weapons Tonie Marshall, John Zorn, David Toop

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Bar Kokhba is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Bar Kokhba John Zorn

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Downtown Lullaby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Downtown Lullaby Bobby Previte, Elliott Sharp, John Zorn

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News for Lulu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
News for Lulu Bill Frisell, John Zorn, George Lewis

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More News for Lulu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
More News for Lulu Bill Frisell, John Zorn, George Lewis

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Euclid's Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Euclid's Nightmare Bobby Previte, John Zorn

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Locus Solus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Locus Solus John Zorn

The Best Songs on Nas's Album Nasir

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Spillane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Spillane John Zorn

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Cobra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Nani Nani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Nani Nani John Zorn, Yamantaka Eye, Dekoboko Hajime & Yamantaka Eye

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Naninani II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Naninani II John Zorn, Yamantaka Eye

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Radio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Radio John Zorn, Naked City

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The Goddess: Music for the Anc... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Masada: Alef is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Masada: Alef John Zorn, Masada

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The Dreamers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
The Dreamers John Zorn

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Masada: Beit is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Masada: Beit John Zorn, Masada

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Late Works is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Late Works John Zorn, Fred Frith

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O'o is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
O'o John Zorn

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Psychomagia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Psychomagia John Zorn

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New Traditions in East Asian B... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Mount Analogue is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Mount Analogue John Zorn

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First Recordings 1973 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Taboo and Exile is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Taboo and Exile John Zorn

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The Gift is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
The Gift John Zorn

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The Book of Heads is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
The Book of Heads John Zorn

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Six Litanies for Heliogabalus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Buck Jam Tonic is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Buck Jam Tonic John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Tatsuya Nakamura

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Ipsissimus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Ipsissimus John Zorn

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Cartoon S/M is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Cartoon S/M John Zorn

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Nosferatu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Nosferatu John Zorn

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“@” is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Hockey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Hockey John Zorn

31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night

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The Crucible is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
The Crucible John Zorn

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In Search of the Miraculous is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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From Silence to Sorcery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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The Art of Memory is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
The Art of Memory John Zorn, Fred Frith

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The Bribe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
The Bribe John Zorn

The Best John Sykes Albums of All Time

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Chimeras is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Chimeras John Zorn

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The String Quartets is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Filmworks XXI: Belle de Nature... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Filmworks XII: Three Documenta... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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The String Quartets is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Filmworks XXIII: El general is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Filmworks XV: Protocols of Zio... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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The Song Project Vinyl Singles... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time