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The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 3.5k votes 650 voters 19.7k views

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

A member of the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, Rod Stewart is one of the best rock singers and soft rock artists out there. List of the best Rod Stewart albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Rod Stewart discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Rod Stewart albums can be found at the top of the list. Stewart came into prominence as a raspy-voiced British sex symbol in the 1970s, though his look and his pop sound translated well for the MTV era of the '80s and beyond. 

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Rod Stewart singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Rod Stewart 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 Rod Stewart album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Rod Stewart album of all time, this list will answer your questions. It contains albums like It Had to Be You... The Great American Songbook and Every Picture Tells a Story. The list of popular Rod Stewart CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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Every Picture Tells a St... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (1971); Tracks: Mandolin Wind, Reason to Believe & (I Know) I'm Losing You

Length (mins): 00:40:52

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Hard rock, Folk rock, Rock and roll, + more

2
Never a Dull Moment is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (1972); Tracks: Interludings, You Wear It Well & True Blue

Length (mins): 00:33:24

Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk rock, Rock and roll, Country rock, Blue-eyed soul

3
Gasoline Alley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (1970); Tracks: Cut Across Shorty, Gasoline Alley & My Way of Giving

Length (mins): 00:41:57

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Folk rock, Rock and roll, Country rock, + more

4
Foot Loose & Fancy F... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (1977); Tracks: You're Insane, Born Loose & You Got a Nerve

Length (mins): 00:44:44

Genres (Music): Rock music

5
A Night on the Town is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (1976); Tracks: The Balltrap, The Wild Side of Life & The First Cut Is the Deepest

Producer: Thomas J. Dowd

Genres (Music): Rock music

6
Atlantic Crossing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (1975); Tracks: I Don't Want to Talk About It, Drift Away & Still Love You

Producer: Thomas J. Dowd

Length (mins): 00:44:48

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock

7
An Old Raincoat Won't Ev... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (1969); Tracks: Dirty Old Town, An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down & Street Fighting Man

Length (mins): 00:32:49

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Folk rock, Rock and roll, Country rock, + more

8
Blondes Have More Fun is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (1978); Tracks: Dirty Weekend, Last Summer & Ain't Love a Bitch

Producer: Thomas J. Dowd

Length (mins): 00:43:14

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Rock and roll, Disco

9
Tonight I'm Yours is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (1981); Tracks: Just Like a Woman, Sonny & Tonight I’m Yours (Don’t Hurt Me)

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, New Wave, Soft rock, Pop rock

10
Out of Order is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (1988); Tracks: When I Was Your Man, The Wild Horse & Try a Little Tenderness

Genres (Music): Rock music, Hard rock, Pop rock

11
Vagabond Heart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (1991); Tracks: Rebel Heart, If Only & Broken Arrow

Length (mins): 00:54:45

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock

12
Foolish Behaviour is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
13
Smiler [The Rod Stewart ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (1974); Tracks: Bring It On Home to Me / You Send Me, Hard Road & Let Me Be Your Car

Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk rock, Rock and roll, Protopunk, Blue-eyed soul

14
A Spanner in the Works ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (1995); Tracks: This, Purple Heather & Soothe Me

Length (mins): 00:57:14

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock

15
Time is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (2013); Tracks: Finest Woman, Pure Love & Time

Genres (Music): Rock music

16
Camouflage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (1984); Tracks: Bad for You, Some Guys Have All the Luck & Infatuation

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock

17
When We Were the New Boy... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (1998); Tracks: Ooh La La, Superstar & Rocks

Length (mins): 00:41:55

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock

18
Body Wishes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (1983); Tracks: Baby Jane, Move Me & Body Wishes

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock

19
Still the Same... Great ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (2006); Tracks: Father & Son, Crazy Love & Everything I Own

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Country rock

20
Human is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (2001); Tracks: Don't Come Around Here, Smitten & I Can't Deny It

Length (mins): 00:45:27

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock

21
It Had to Be You... The ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (2002); Tracks: It Had to Be You, The Way You Look Tonight & That Old Feeling

Genres (Music): Traditional pop music

22
Soulbook is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (2009); Tracks: Tracks of My Tears, Love Train & If You Don't Know Me by Now

Genres (Music): Soul music

23
Once in a Blue Moon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
24
Merry Christmas, Baby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time
By Rod Stewart (2012); Tracks: Winter Wonderland, We Three Kings & What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

Genres (Music): Christmas music, Soul music

25
Places and Faces Vol. 6:... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time