Albums The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time  

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

Linda Ronstadt's musical career spanned over 40 years and many genres, before her retirement in 2011. Her debut solo album, Hand Sown ... Home Grown (1969) followed the disbandment of the The Stone Poneys. Her big breakthrough hit, though, came in 1974 with Heart Like a Wheel

If you want to know the best Linda Ronstadt album of all time, this list will answer your question. Examples include Silk Purse (1970), Spanish album Canciones de Mi Padre (1987), and Feels Like Home (1995). These popular Linda Ronstadt CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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109 13
Heart Like a Wheel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

2
82 14
Hasten Down the Wind is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

3
76 13
Simple Dreams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

4
52 11
Prisoner in Disguise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

5
52 16
Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Lik... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

6
43 11
What's New is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time
1983

7
52 18
Mad Love is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time
1980

8
40 10
Don't Cry Now is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

9
42 13
Living in the U.S.A. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

10
30 5
Hand Sown... Home Grown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

11
29 5
Feels Like Home is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

12
38 12
Get Closer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time
1982

13
37 12
Canciones de Mi Padre is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

14
34 10
Winter Light is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

15
31 8
Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

16
28 6
Trio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time
1987

17
28 8
Silk Purse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time
1970

18
28 8
Western Wall: The Tucson Sessi... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

19
29 10
Adieu False Heart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

20
27 10
We Ran is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time
1998

21
24 8
For Sentimental Reasons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

22
29 13
Lush Life is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time
1984

23
15 5
Trio II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time
1999

24
19 9
Hummin' to Myself is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

25
22 12
A Merry Little Christmas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

26
17 8
Dedicated to the One I Love is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

27
18 9
Frenesi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time
1992

28
11 7
Mas Canciones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time