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Throughout his long career, starting back in 1967, Ry Cooder has a released a range of great albums. Here, you'll find a list of the best Ry Cooder albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Ry Cooder discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Ry Cooder albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Ry Cooder singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Ry Cooder 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 Ry Cooder album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Ry Cooder album of all time?" or "What are the top Ry Cooder albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The Americana guitarist released albums both as a solo artist and with other musicians, such as The Ceyleib People and The Chieftains, among many others. In short, Ry Cooder is a prolific guitarist and songwriter, with a number of fantastic albums. This list ranges from Buena Vista Social Club to Talking Timbuktu and more.

This list of popular Ry Cooder albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Share you own opinion by voting up your favorite albums below.

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Paradise and Lunch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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Into the Purple Valley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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Bop Till You Drop is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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Boomer's Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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Chicken Skin Music is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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Ry Cooder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
Ry Cooder 1970

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Borderline is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
Borderline 1980

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Get Rhythm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
Get Rhythm 1987

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Chávez Ravine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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24 8
Talking Timbuktu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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22 7
Paris, Texas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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23 8
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
Jazz 1978

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Mambo sinuendo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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The Slide Area is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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I, Flathead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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My Name Is Buddy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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The Border is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
The Border 1982

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Alamo Bay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
Alamo Bay 1985

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Johnny Handsome is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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11 4
Election Special is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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Crossroads is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
Crossroads 1986

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The Long Riders is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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A Meeting by the River is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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Blue City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
Blue City 1986

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Geronimo: an American Legend is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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San Patricio (feat. Ry Cooder) is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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Trespass is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
Trespass 1992

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Primary Colors is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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Jamming With Edward! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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Pecos Bill is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
Pecos Bill 1988

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The End of Violence is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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Hollow Bamboo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

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Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time