Albums The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time  

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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
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Kristallnacht is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
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Bar Kokhba is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
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Harras is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
John Zorn, Derek Bailey, William Parker

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

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Downtown Lullaby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Bobby Previte, Elliott Sharp, John Zorn

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Deadly Weapons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Tonie Marshall, John Zorn, David Toop

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News for Lulu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Bill Frisell, John Zorn, George Lewis

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Euclid's Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
Bobby Previte, John Zorn

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

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Locus Solus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
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Spillane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
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The Dreamers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
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Masada Guitars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Cobra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Nani Nani is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
John Zorn, Yamantaka Eye, Dekoboko Hajime & Yamantaka Eye

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

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Naninani II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
John Zorn, Yamantaka Eye

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The Gift is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
John Zorn

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4 1
The Goddess: Music for the Anc... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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

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O'o is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
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Psychomagia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
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Late Works is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
John Zorn, Fred Frith

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Masada: Beit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
John Zorn, Masada

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Mount Analogue is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
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New Traditions in East Asian B... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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First Recordings 1973 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Taboo and Exile is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
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Six Litanies for Heliogabalus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Buck Jam Tonic is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Tatsuya Nakamura

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3 1
The Book of Heads is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
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The Crucible is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
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Ipsissimus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
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In Search of the Miraculous is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Nosferatu 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
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“@” is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Cartoon S/M is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
John Zorn

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Filmworks XIII: Invitation to ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Filmworks XII: Three Documenta... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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From Silence to Sorcery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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The Art of Memory is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
John Zorn, Fred Frith

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The Bribe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
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The String Quartets is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Chimeras is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time
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A Dreamers Christmas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Filmworks XXI: Belle de Nature... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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The Gift is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time

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Filmworks XV: Protocols of Zio... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best John Zorn Albums of All Time