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Albums The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time  

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

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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1
67 11
Paradise and Lunch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

2
52 8
Into the Purple Valley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

3
44 7
Chicken Skin Music is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

4
43 9
Boomer's Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

5
41 11
Bop Till You Drop is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

6
29 8
Paris, Texas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

7
36 14
Ry Cooder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
1970

8
27 7
Get Rhythm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
1987

9
29 10
Borderline is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
1980

10
26 8
Chávez Ravine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

11
26 9
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
1978

12
25 9
Talking Timbuktu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

13
21 8
I, Flathead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

14
22 9
Mambo sinuendo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

15
17 5
The Slide Area is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

16
16 8
Crossroads is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
1986

17
16 8
Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

18
12 5
Election Special is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

19
13 6
The Long Riders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

20
16 9
My Name Is Buddy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

21
11 5
Johnny Handsome is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

22
15 9
A Meeting by the River is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

23
9 4
The Border is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
1982

24
9 4
Alamo Bay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
1985

25
6 5
San Patricio (feat. Ry Cooder) is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

26
6 6
Blue City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
1986

27
4 4
Geronimo: an American Legend is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

28
6 7
Jamming With Edward! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

29
3 4
The End of Violence is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

30
4 6
Primary Colors is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

31
3 5
Trespass is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
1992

32
3 6
Pecos Bill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time
1988

33
1 4
Hollow Bamboo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time

34
1 5
Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ry Cooder Albums of All Time