Albums The Best Michael Jackson Albums of All Time  

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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. 

Thriller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Michael Jackson Albums of All Time
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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

 

Release Date: 1982

Producer: Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson

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Bad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Michael Jackson Albums of All Time
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2 6,425 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

Release Date: 1987

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Off the Wall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Michael Jackson Albums of All Time
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3 5,466 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

Release Date: 1979

Producer: Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson

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Dangerous is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Michael Jackson Albums of All Time
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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

Release Date: 1991

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