The Best Michael Jackson Albums of All Time

Over 9.4K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Michael Jackson Albums of All Time
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This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Michael Jackson, to many, is known as the King of Pop and thus, one of the best pop artists of all time. List of the best Michael Jackson albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Michael Jackson discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Michael Jackson albums can be found at the top of the list.

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Michael Jackson singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. It also doesn't include Jackson 5 albums since they have their own list. If you think the greatest Michael Jackson 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 Michael Jackson album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the Best Michael Jackson album of all time, this list will answer your question. Albums include Thriller (1982), Bad (1987) and Off the Wall (1979). This list of popular Michael Jackson CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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  • Thriller
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    8,219 VOTES

    1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
    2. Baby Be Mine
    3. The Girl Is Mine
    4. Thriller
    5. Beat It
    6. Billie Jean
    7. Human Nature
    8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
    9. The Lady in My Life


  • Bad
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    7,123 VOTES

    1. Bad
    2. The Way You Make Me Feel
    3. Speed Demon
    4. Liberian Girl
    5. Just Good Friends
    6. Another Part of Me
    7. Man in the Mirror
    8. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
    9. Dirty Diana
    10. Smooth Criminal

    7,123 votes
  • HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1
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    1. Scream
    2. They Don't Care About Us
    3. Stranger In Moscow
    4. This Time Around
    5. Earth Song
    6. D.S.
    7. Money
    8. Come Together
    9. You Are Not Alone
    10. Childhood
    11. Tabloid Junkie
    12. 2 Bad
    13. HIStory   
    14. Little Susie
    15. Smile

    • Producer: Janet Jackson, David Foster, R. Kelly, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Dallas Austin
    4,545 votes
  • Off the Wall
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    6,154 VOTES

    1. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
    2. Rock with You
    3. Working Day and Night
    4. Get on the Floor
    5. Off the Wall
    6. Girlfriend
    7. She's Out of My Life
    8. I Can't Help It
    9. It's the Falling in Love
    10. Burn This Disco Out

    • Producer: Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson
    6,154 votes
  • Dangerous
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    5,641 VOTES

    1. Jam    
    2. Why You Wanna Trip on Me  
    3. In the Closet
    4. She Drives Me Wild
    5. Remember the Time   
    6. Can't Let Her Get Away  
    7. Heal the World  
    8. Black or White
    9. Who Is It
    10. Give In to Me
    11. Will You Be There    
    12. Keep the Faith    
    13. Gone Too Soon
    14. Dangerous

    5,641 votes
  • Got to Be There
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    4,444 VOTES

    1. Ain't No Sunshine
    2. I Wanna Be Where You Are
    3. Girl Don't Take Your Love from Me
    4. In Our Small Way
    5. Got to Be There
    6. Rockin' Robin
    7. Wings of My Love
    8. Maria (You Were the Only One)
    9. Love Is Here and Now You're Gone
    10. You've Got a Friend

    4,444 votes