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List of the best Pat Metheny albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Pat Metheny discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Pat Metheny albums can be found at the top of the list. A Missouri-born fusion jazz composer and guitarist, he has many side projects, but his primary focus is with the eponymous Pat Metheny Group. The band has had various members and has taken several hiatuses since first forming in 1977, though co-composer and keyboardist Lyle Mays has remained a fixture. 

To make voting for your favorite records easier for you, we haven't included Pat Metheny singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Pat Metheny album isn't ranked highly enough, be sure to vote for it so it gets the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Pat Metheny album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Pat Metheny album of all time, this list will answer your question. It features albums like New Chautauqua, Question and Answer, We Live Here, Zero Tolerance for Silence, and Like Minds. This list of popular Pat Metheny CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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1
81 28
Still Life (Talking) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

2
71 23
Pat Metheny Group is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

3
66 28
Letter From Home is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

4
56 22
Bright Size Life is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

5
58 24
The Way Up is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
2005

6
42 14
Speaking of Now is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

7
58 30
Offramp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
1982

8
54 28
Secret Story is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

9
41 18
We Live Here is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

10
37 15
Beyond the Missouri Sky (Short... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

11
52 27
First Circle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

12
36 16
Question and Answer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

13
28 10
Kin (← →) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

14
36 17
Travels is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
incaroads added 1983

15
29 12
Day Trip is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
2008

16
44 25
As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wic... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

17
29 13
I Can See Your House From Here is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

18
24 9
Unity Band is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
2012

19
42 25
American Garage is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

20
34 20
Imaginary Day is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

21
27 16
80/81 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
1980

22
23 14
One Quiet Night is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

23
18 11
Quartet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
1996

24
18 12
Rejoicing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
1984

25
15 11
Jim Hall & Pat Metheny is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

26
23 20
New Chautauqua is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

27
21 18
Watercolors is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

28
12 9
Trio 99->00 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

29
13 12
A Map of the World is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

30
9 8
What's It All About is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

31
12 13
Orchestrion is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

32
8 9
Tap: Book of Angels, Volume 20 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

33
4 6
Parallel Realities Live… is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

34
6 9
Different Trains / Electric Co... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

35
10 15
The Falcon and the Snowman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

36
4 9
Passaggio Per Il Paradiso is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

37
12 21
Zero Tolerance for Silence is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

38
7 15
Song X is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
1986

39
2 9
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Jaco 2002

40
1 9
A Sassy Samba is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

41
1 9
The Sign of 4 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

42
0 10
A Special Conversation with Pa... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time