Albums The Best Robert Cray Albums of All Time  

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This discography of the great bluesman Robert Cray is ranked from best to worst, so the top Robert Cray albums (including records by the Robert Cray Band) can be found at the top of the list. Since he's such an influential artist, let’s rank the best Robert Cray albums, with the help of your votes. Born in 1953, Cray released his debut Who's Been Talkin'? (1980) at 27 to little fanfare, but critical acclaim. It wasn't until Cray released Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1988) and Some Rainy Morning (1995) before his sales reflected his talent. 

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Robert Cray singles, EPs, or compilations. If you think the greatest Robert Cray 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 Robert Cray album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

Cray's catalog features classics like Sweet Potato Pie (1997), Showdown! (1985), and many more. This list of popular Robert Cray 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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Strong Persuader is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Robert Cray Albums of All Time
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Artist: Robert Cray

Release Date: 1986

Tracks: I Guess I Showed Her, Fantasized, Right Next Door (Because of Me), Smoking Gun, Still Around, + more

Length (mins): 00:39:26

Genres (Music): Blues

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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Robert Cray Albums of All Time
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Artist: Robert Cray, The Robert Cray Band

Release Date: 1988

Tracks: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, I Can't Go Home, Night Patrol, Gotta Change the Rules, Acting This Way, + more

Length (mins): 00:41:50

Genres (Music): Blues

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Showdown! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Robert Cray Albums of All Time
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Artist: Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland

Release Date: 1985

Tracks: The Moon Is Full, Blackjack, Bring Your Fine Self Home, She's Into Something, Albert's Alley, + more

Length (mins): 00:43:46

Genres (Music): Blues

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Sweet Potato Pie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Robert Cray Albums of All Time
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Artist: Robert Cray

Release Date: 1997

Tracks: Jealous Minds, Nothing Against You, Do That for Me, Little Birds, The One in the Middle, + more

Length (mins): 00:50:34

Genres (Music): Blues

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