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The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 296 votes 118 voters 4.8k views

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Kool & the Gang are known to many as one of the greatest disco bands of all time. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Kool & the Gang albums, with the help of your votes. Although it took the New Jersey band a few albums to get serious critical attention, it was with album number four, Wild and Peaceful 1973) which contained "Jungle Boogie," one of their most popular singles.

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

List features albums like Spirit of the Boogie (1975), Open Sesame (1976), Something Special (1981) and more! This list of popular Kool & the Gang CDs 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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Something Special is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1981); Tracks: Good Time Tonight, Pass It On & Stand Up and Sing

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Pop rock, Funk, Urban contemporary, Post-disco

2
Wild and Peaceful is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1973); Tracks: Life Is What You Make It, Wild & Peaceful & This Is You

Genres (Music): Funk

3
Spirit of the Boogie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1975); Tracks: Ride the Rhythm, Ancestral Ceremony & Sunshine and Love

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Funk

4
Ladies Night is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1979); Tracks: Too Hot, Hangin' Out & Got You Into My Life

Genres (Music): Funk, Disco

5
Light of Worlds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1974); Tracks: You Don't Have to Change, Fruitman & Higher Plane

Genres (Music): Jazz, Soul music, Funk

6
Celebrate! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1980); Tracks: Jones vs. Jones, Celebration & Night People

Genres (Music): Funk, Urban contemporary, Post-disco

7
Kool and the Gang is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
8
Open Sesame is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1976); Tracks: Whisper Softly, Sunshine & Super Band

Genres (Music): Funk, Disco

9
Emergency is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
10
In the Heart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1983); Tracks: Joanna, Straight Ahead & Place for Us

Genres (Music): Rock music, Adult contemporary music, Funk, Urban contemporary, Post-disco

11
Sweat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1989); Tracks: Never Give Up, I Sweat & In Your Company

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Synthpop, Funk, Disco, Dance-pop

12
Love & Understanding... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1976); Tracks: Universal Sound (live), Come Together & Sugar

Genres (Music): Funk

13
The Force is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1977); Tracks: Life's a Song, The Force & Slick Superchick

Genres (Music): Funk

14
Still Kool is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (2007); Tracks: Miracles, Give It Up & Bang Bang With the Gang
15
Kool for the Holidays is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (2013); Tracks: My Prayer, Joy to the World & Home for the Holidays
16
The Hits: Reloaded is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
17
Gangland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Funk

18
Good Times is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1972); Tracks: Rated X, Father & Father

Length (mins): 00:31:26

Genres (Music): Funk

19
Music Is the Message is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1972); Tracks: Soul Vibrations, Blowin' With the Wind & Funky Granny

Genres (Music): Funk

20
State of Affairs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1996); Tracks: Color Line, In the Hood & Crabs in a Barrel

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Funk

21
Forever is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1986); Tracks: Holiday, Victory & God's Country

Genres (Music): Adult contemporary music, Funk, Dance-pop, Urban contemporary

22
As One is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1982); Tracks: Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La, La & La)

Genres (Music): Pop rock, Funk, Urban contemporary, Post-disco

23
Everybody's Dancin' is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1978); Tracks: You Deserve a Break Today, Big Chief Funkum & I Like Music

Genres (Music): Funk, Disco

24
Unite is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
By Kool & the Gang (1993); Tracks: Love Come Down, Brown & Give Right Now to You

Label: JRS Records

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk