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The Best Sarah McLachlan Albums, Ranked

Updated May 12, 2019 112 votes 31 voters9 items

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We're ranking the best Sarah McLachlan albums of all time. One of the best adult contemporary artists, Sarah McLachlan's discography features three Grammys and many popular songs, like "Angel" and "Building a Mystery." What is the greatest Sarah McLachlan album ever?

From her debut album Touch to her 2016 album Wonderland, this list of Sarah McLachlan albums also includes Surfacing, Afterglow, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, and her Christmas album Wintersong.

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  • Fumbling Towards Ecstasy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sarah McLachlan Albums, Ranked
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    1. Possession 
    2. Wait
    3. Plenty
    4. Good Enough
    5. Mary
    6. Elsewhere
    7. Circle  
    8. Ice
    9. Hold On
    10. Ice Cream
    11. Fear 
    12. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy   

    Pitchfork score: 8.2/10

    • Release Date: 1993
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  • Surfacing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sarah McLachlan Albums, Ranked
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    1. Building a Mystery 
    2. I Love You 
    3. Sweet Surrender 
    4. Adia 
    5. Do What You Have to Do
    6. Witness 
    7. Angel
    8. Black & White
    9. Full of Grace  
    10. Last Dance   

    • Release Date: 1997
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  • Solace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sarah McLachlan Albums, Ranked
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    1. Drawn to the Rhythm 
    2. Into the Fire 
    3. The Path of Thorns (Terms) 
    4. I Will Not Forget You 
    5. Lost
    6. Back Door Man
    7. Shelter 
    8. Black 
    9. Home 
    10. Mercy 

    • Release Date: 1991
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  • Afterglow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sarah McLachlan Albums, Ranked
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    1. Fallen
    2. World on Fire
    3. Stupid
    4. Drifting
    5. Train Wreck
    6. Push 
    7. Answer
    8. Time
    9. Perfect Girl
    10. Dirty Little Secret        

    • Release Date: 2003
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