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The Best Rick James Albums of All Time

Updated June 8, 2017 368 votes 94 voters 2.2k views13 items

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

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 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
    • Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Funk
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  • 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)
    • Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Funk
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    • Artist: Rick James
    • Release Date: 1978
    • Tracks: Sexy Lady, Hollywood, Stone City Band
    • Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk
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    • Artist: Rick James
    • Release Date: 1983
    • Tracks: U Bring the Freak Out, New York Town, 1
    • Genres (Music): Funk
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