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The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 357 votes 129 voters 5.2k views

List RulesThis 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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  • 1
    Wild and Peaceful is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksLife Is What You Make It, Wild & Peaceful, This Is You

    Genres (Music)Funk

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    Something Special is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksGood Time Tonight, Pass It On, Stand Up and Sing

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

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    Sweat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
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    Sweat

    1989

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksNever Give Up, I Sweat, In Your Company

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

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    Spirit of the Boogie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksRide the Rhythm, Ancestral Ceremony, Sunshine and Love

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

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    Ladies Night is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksToo Hot, Hangin' Out, Got You Into My Life

    Genres (Music)Funk, Disco

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    State of Affairs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksColor Line, In the Hood, Crabs in a Barrel

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Funk

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    Celebrate! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
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    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksJones vs. Jones, Celebration, Night People

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

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    Light of Worlds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksYou Don't Have to Change, Fruitman, Higher Plane

    Genres (Music)Jazz, Soul music, Funk

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    Open Sesame is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksWhisper Softly, Sunshine, Super Band

    Genres (Music)Funk, Disco

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    Kool and the Gang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
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    Emergency is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
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    The Force is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
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    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksLife's a Song, The Force, Slick Superchick

    Genres (Music)Funk

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    Music Is the Message is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksSoul Vibrations, Blowin' With the Wind, Funky Granny

    Genres (Music)Funk

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    Kool for the Holidays is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksMy Prayer, Joy to the World, Home for the Holidays

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    In the Heart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksJoanna, Straight Ahead, Place for Us

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

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    Gangland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
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    ArtistKool & the Gang

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Funk

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  • 17
    Love & Understanding is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksUniversal Sound (live), Come Together, Sugar

    Genres (Music)Funk

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    The Hits: Reloaded is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
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    Everybody's Dancin' is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksYou Deserve a Break Today, Big Chief Funkum, I Like Music

    Genres (Music)Funk, Disco

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    Good Times is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksRated X, Father, Father

    Length (mins)00:31:26

    Genres (Music)Funk

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    Forever is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
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    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksHoliday, Victory, God's Country

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

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    As One is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
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    As One

    1982

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksLet's Go Dancin' (Ooh La, La, La)

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

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    Unite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time
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    Unite

    1992

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksLove Come Down, Brown, Give Right Now to You

    LabelJRS Records

    Genres (Music)Soul music, Funk

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    Still Kool is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kool & The Gang Albums of All Time

    ArtistKool & the Gang

    TracksMiracles, Give It Up, Bang Bang With the Gang

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