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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
90 30
Still Life (Talking) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

2
75 28
Pat Metheny Group is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

3
64 23
Bright Size Life is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

4
71 31
Letter From Home is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

5
63 26
The Way Up is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
2005

6
42 15
Beyond the Missouri Sky (Short... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

7
64 32
Offramp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
1982

8
56 26
As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wic... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

9
44 17
Speaking of Now is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

10
61 30
Secret Story is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

11
43 17
Travels is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
incaroads added 1983

12
54 28
First Circle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

13
44 21
We Live Here is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

14
29 10
Kin (← →) is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

15
47 25
American Garage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

16
37 17
Question and Answer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

17
38 20
Imaginary Day is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

18
29 14
Day Trip is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
2008

19
30 15
I Can See Your House From Here is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

20
24 10
Unity Band is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
2012

21
31 17
80/81 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
1980

22
25 14
One Quiet Night is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

23
28 20
New Chautauqua is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

24
19 12
Quartet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
1996

25
19 13
Rejoicing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time
1984