The Best Pat Metheny Albums of All Time

List Rules
This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

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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  • Still Life (Talking)
    • Length (mins): 00:42:33
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Jazz fusion, World music, Smooth jazz, Latin jazz
  • Secret Story
    229 votes
    • Length (mins): 01:16:30
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Jazz fusion, World music, Crossover jazz, Ethno jazz
  • Offramp
    229 votes
    • Length (mins): 00:42:28
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Jazz fusion
    • Length (mins): 01:13:19
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Jazz fusion
  • Letter From Home
    231 votes
    • Length (mins): 01:01:50
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Crossover jazz
  • Travels
    163 votes