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The Best Public Enemy Albums of All Time

Updated June 21, 2018 917 votes 277 voters 9.0k views20 items

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

Public Enemy are widely considered some of the best rappers ever and are rightfully inducted in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Public Enemy albums, with the help of your votes. Formed by Chuck D and Flavor Flav as students at Long Island’s Adelphi University in 1986, Public Enemy were one of the first hip-hop groups to fuse the political frustration of the African-American community and hard-hitting samples of rock and R&B, led by the production team of the Bomb Squad and Terminator X. They were so influential out of the gate; their first four albums – beginning with Yo! Bum Rush the Show (1987) through Apocalypse 91…The Enemy Strikes Back (1991) – instantly went gold and platinum.

This Public Enemy discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Public Enemy albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Public Enemy singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Public Enemy 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 Public Enemy album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

The list you're viewing contains albums like It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988) and Fear of a Black Planet (1990). This list of popular Public Enemy 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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