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The man, the myth, the legend. Those are the only words to describe Johnny Cash, one of the best country music singers of all time and one of the greats of outlaw country music. Throughout his long and prolific career, Johnny Cash released an array of music, across numerous hit albums. This list features all of the best Johnny Cash albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Johnny Cash discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Johnny Cash albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Johnny Cash singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Johnny Cash 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 Johnny Cash album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Johnny Cash album of all time?" or "What are the top Johnny Cash albums?" then this list will answer your questions. List ranges from The Complete Columbia Album Collection to American Recordings and more.This list of popular Johnny Cash albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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Unchained is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time
Unchained 1996

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Hello, I'm Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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American IV: The Man Comes Aro... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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American Recordings is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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American V: A Hundred Highways is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Johnny Cash With His Hot and B... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Orange Blossom Special is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Man in Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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American III: Solitary Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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I Walk the Line is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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The Fabulous Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Sings the Songs That Made Him ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Ragged Old Flag is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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The Complete Columbia Album Co... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Blood, Sweat and Tears is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Songs of Our Soil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Bitter Tears: Ballads of the A... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Rockabilly Blues is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Greatest! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time
Greatest! 1959

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John R. Cash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Now, There Was a Song! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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One Piece at a Time is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Sings Hank Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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American VI: Ain't No Grave is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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The Sound of Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Mean as Hell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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The Last Gunfighter Ballad is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Everybody Loves a Nut is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Understand your Man is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Ride This Train is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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The Christmas Spirit is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Any Old Wind That Blows is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Hymns by Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Johnny and June (disc 1) is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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The Best of The Johnny Cash TV... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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The Johnny Cash Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Classic Christmas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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The Holy Land is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Believe In Him is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Out Among the Stars is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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America: A 200-Year Salute in ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time
Heroes 1986

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I Would Like to See You Again is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Look at Them Beans is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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A Believer Sings the Truth / B... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Johnny 99 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time
Johnny 99 1983

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The Baron is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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A Thing Called Love is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time

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Boom Chicka Boom is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Albums of All Time