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

If you want to know, "What is the Best Rick James album of all time?" or "What are the top Rick James albums?" then this list will answer your questions. This list includes Street Songs, Cold Blooded and more.

This list of popular Rick James CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Use this fact-based list to build one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.
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Street Songs


Street Songs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rick James Albums of All Time
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Artist: Rick James

Release Date: 1981

Tracks: Ghetto Life, Mr. Policeman, Call Me, Give It to Me Baby, Super Freak, + more

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Funk

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Throwin' Down


Throwin' Down is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rick James Albums of All Time
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Artist: Rick James

Release Date: 1982

Tracks: Throwdown, Teardrops, She Blew My Mind (69 Times), Happy, Dance Wit' Me, + more

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Funk

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Bustin' Out of L Seven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rick James Albums of All Time
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Artist: Rick James

Release Date: 1979

Tracks: High on Your Love Suite: One Mo Hit (Of Your Love), Cop 'n' Blow, Jefferson Ball, Spacey Love, Bustin' Out, + more

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk

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Fire It Up


Fire It Up is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rick James Albums of All Time
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Artist: Rick James

Release Date: 1979

Tracks: Come Into My Life, Love in the Night, Fire It Up, When Love Is Gone, Stormy Love, + more

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk

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