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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Living in the U.S.A. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

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

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

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

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

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Trio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time
Trio 1987

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Get Closer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time
Get Closer 1982

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Hand Sown... Home Grown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

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Silk Purse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time
Silk Purse 1970

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Winter Light is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

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

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

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

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

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

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A Merry Little Christmas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

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Trio II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time
Trio II 1999

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Dedicated to the One I Love is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

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Hummin' to Myself is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Linda Ronstadt Albums of All Time

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

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