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The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time  

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Roy Orbison is one of the greatest male vocalists of all time, and a member of the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. This list of the best Roy Orbison albums includes pictures of the album covers when available. The Roy Orbison discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Roy Orbison albums can be found at the top of the list. A rockabilly-style rock and roll pioneer, Orbison eschewed the more macho elements of the genre, favoring the lament of the underdog. It earned him the nickname the "Caruso of Rock," after a famous Italian tenor. 

To make voting for your favorite records easier, we haven't included Roy Orbison singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Roy Orbison album isn't ranked highly enough, vote for it so it receives proper credit. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Roy Orbison album, vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know what is the best Roy Orbison album of all time, this list will answer your question. Albums range from Roy Orbison at the Rock House (1961) to In Dreams (1963) to Mystery Girl (1989). These popular Roy Orbison CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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Mystery Girl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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In Dreams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
1963
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Crying is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
1962
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King of Hearts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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Roy Orbison Sings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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The Orbison Way is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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There Is Only One Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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Cry Softly Lonely One is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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Orbisongs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
1965
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Roy Orbison's Many Moods is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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Milestones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
1973
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Regeneration is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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The Classic Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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Memphis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
1972
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Sings Don Gibson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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Hank Williams the Roy Orbison ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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Roy Orbison at the Rock House is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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Laminar Flow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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Roy Orbison Sings Lonely and B... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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Presenting... Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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The Big 'O' is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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The Fastest Guitar Alive is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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Combo Concert: 1965 Holland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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In Dreams: the Greatest Hits is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time
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The Sun Collection is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time