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The Best Macklemore Albums, Ranked

Updated February 5, 2019 132 votes 47 voters4 items

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We're ranking the best Macklemore albums of all time. One of the most successful independent artists, Macklemore's discography features four Grammys, which he won with his frequent collaborator, producer Ryan Lewis. What is the greatest Macklemore album ever?

From his debut album The Language of My World to his 2017 album Gemini, this list of Macklemore albums also includes his collaborative albums with Ryan Lewis, The Heist and This Unruly Mess I've Made.

Vote up the best Macklemore albums, and vote down the ones that were disappointing.

  • The Heist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Macklemore Albums, Ranked
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    1. Ten Thousand Hours
    2. Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)
    3. Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)
    4. Thin Line (feat. Buffalo Madonna)
    5. Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert)
    6. Make the Money
    7. Neon Cathedral (feat. Allen Stone)
    8. BomBom (feat. The Teaching)
    9. White Walls (feat. Schoolboy Q and Hollis)
    10. Jimmy Iovine (feat. Ab-Soul)
    11. Wings
    12. A Wake (feat. Evan Roman)
    13. Gold (feat. Eighty4 Fly)
    14. Starting Over (feat. Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses)
    15. Cowboy Boots

    • Release Date: 2012
    44
    9
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  • 2

    This Unruly Mess I've Made

    This Unruly Mess I've Made is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Macklemore Albums, Ranked
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    1. Light Tunnels (feat. Mike Slap)
    2. Downtown (feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz)
    3. Brad Pitt's Cousin (feat. Xperience)
    4. Buckshot (feat. KRS-One and DJ Premier)
    5. Growing Up (Sloane's Song) (feat. Ed Sheeran)
    6. Kevin (feat. Leon Bridges)
    7. St. Ides
    8. Need to Know (feat. Chance the Rapper)    
    9. Dance Off (feat. Idris Elba and Anderson .Paak)
    10. Let's Eat (feat. Xperience)
    11. Bolo Tie (feat. YG)
    12. The Train (feat. Carla Morrison)
    13. White Privilege II (feat. Jamila Woods)

    Pitchfork score: 5.1/10

    • Release Date: 2016
    24
    5
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  • 3

    Gemini

    Gemini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Macklemore Albums, Ranked
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    1. Ain't Gonna Die Tonight (feat. Eric Nally)    
    2. Glorious (feat. Skylar Grey)
    3. Marmalade (feat. Lil Yachty)
    4. Willy Wonka (feat. Offset)
    5. Intentions (feat. Dan Caplen)
    6. Good Old Days (feat. Kesha)
    7. Levitate (feat. Otieno Terry)
    8. Firebreather (feat. Reignwolf)
    9. How to Play the Flute (feat. King Draino)
    10. Ten Million
    11. Over It (feat. Donna Missal)
    12. Zara (feat. Abir)
    13. Corner Store (feat. Dave B and Travis Thompson)
    14. Miracle (feat. Dan Caplen)
    15. Church (feat. Xperience)
    16. Excavate (feat. Saint Claire)

    Pitchfork score: 5.4/10

    • Release Date: 2017
    20
    8
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  • 4

    The Language of My World

    The Language of My World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Macklemore Albums, Ranked
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    1. Intro
    2. White Privledge
    3. B-Boy
    4. Claimin The City (feat. Abyssinian Creole)
    5. Fake I.D.
    6. Hold Your Head Up (feat. Xperience)
    7. Ego
    8. Inhale Deep
    9. Bush Song 
    10. Good For You (feat. Step Cousins)
    11. I Said Hey
    12. P*nis Song
    13. The Magic
    14. City Don't Sleep (feat. Don-P)
    15. Love Song (feat. Evan Roman)
    16. Remember High School
    17. Contraction (feat. Evan Roman)
    18. Soldiers
    19. As Soon As I Wake Up (feat. Step Cousins)
    20. My Language

    • Release Date: 2005
    16
    6
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